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December 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia - Patricia Neely-Dorsey, Author

Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



I don't think I've ever picked up a book that brings back as many memories as Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia. And the memories were all good memories. It made me remember growing up in the south and participating in the activities the poems represent. From the "Partyline" which talks about growing up with a telephone number shared by… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 30, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Lost Witness - Laura Elvebak, Author

Lost Witness - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'Barky looked forward to celebrating his sixteenth birthday by getting high. He grinned at his reflection in the storefront window, admiring the Mohawk he had shaped with a discarded razor in the Shop-N-Stop restroom. With a furtive sweep of the street, he veered off onto a gravel drive behind a strip mall. Satisfied no one could see him, he two-fingered the blunt from… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 29, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Tilly's Tale - Harry Porter, Author

Tilly's Tale - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



First let me say that I'm an animal lover. It doesn't matter what the animal might be, I love them all but dogs are my favorite. They give non-conditional love no matter what you may do to them or how you may treat them. After reading the first few pages of Tilly's Tale I had to put the book down, hold my own dog and cry. The neglect of this beautiful animal tore at my… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 27, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

SLEEPER CELL - REVIEW EXCERPTS FROM VARIOUS WEBSITES

Our Conspiracy Theories Were Right."“One of the good things about sleeper cell is it’s ability to make you look over your shoulder and wonder about the person next to you. You also begin to see the potential for bad in everyone, even a small child. The story spends a lot of time talking about the short relationship between the soldier and the boy and even gives our glimpses of Ben’s “All American” life after the tragic death of his family. The frightening part is how the author… Continue

Added by Ralph L. McNeal, Sr. on December 20, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments

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New Thriller Pursues Identity of Sleeper Cell



Ralph L. McNeal, Sr. Combines Adventure, Foreign Intrigue, Wall Street and Terrorism in New…
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Added by Ralph L. McNeal, Sr. on December 20, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

My Husband's Woman - Dee Dee M. Scott, Author

My Husband's Woman - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



When I read a book for review, I do no research on the book. I don't read other reviews, I don't go to the Author's site, I want to judge the book on it's own with no outside influence. When I read the first paragraph of My Husband's Woman I thought, 'this may be a book that will have a hard time holding my interest.' Boy was I wrong!



There are three… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 20, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

The GPS Success Guide’s Gerald P. Simmons Jr.! Who is Gerald P. Simmons Jr.?

Gerald P. Simmons Jr. was born in Vicenza, Italy and raised mostly in Lawton, Oklahoma. By the age of five Gerald saw more of the world than most people will see all of their lives. These places include Italy, Alabama, Colorado, Germany, and Oklahoma.





Gerald left Italy at the age of 4 months and from there he went to Alabama (where both of his parents are from), Fort Carson Colorado, Augsburg Germany (where he… Continue

Added by Gerald P. Simmons Jr. on December 20, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

DAVID VS GOLIATH

Small publishing vs. BIG PUBLISHING.



Every Author sets out with high hopes of publishing their book and seeing it on the shelves of the big chains. They deserve to be there. After brain-sweat and sacrifice, the reward should be wonderful book signings and lines of buyers waiting for an autograph.



That's the carrot that keeps writers pounding away at the keyboard. It happens to a lucky few. But sometimes the author published by a major publishing house is a one-book wonder… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on December 15, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

CEOs Don't Cry - Joselyn Vaughn, Author

CEOs Don't Cry - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'"Could this day get any worse?" Leslie Knotts muttered to herself, eyeing the watermark-circled hole in the ceiling tiles above her head. Thudding and muffled expletive rumbled from the hole. She yanked her cashmere scarf from her neck and stomped the slush off of her Prada heels. She took one look around her new office in the Carterville branch of Hanston and Boyd… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 13, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Cheater BBQ - Mindy Merrell and R. B. Quinn, Authors

One of my favorite recipes from this book



1 bath of brine (recipe in book)

One 3 lb. pork loin

vegetable oil

2 Tbl. Cheater Basic Dry Rub (recipe in book)



Brine the loin for 4 - 6 hours in the refrigerator.



Heat oven to 500 degrees



Drain loin, discarding the brine. Rinse and pat dry. Place the loin in a large roasting pan and brush with a light coating of vegetable oil. Sprinkle all sides of… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 5, 2009 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Lovely Princess Karen Sue Cantrell Of The Republic of Aquitaine



A group of poems dedicated to Princess Karen Sue Cantrell of The Republic of Aquitaine, who though I can not claim her title to be authentic or not did in a way inspire these poems.



A- Lovely Princess Karen Sue Cantrell Of The Republic of Aquitaine



Dear Princess Cantrell of noble fiber ye be

as one since époque of fairy tale

ever enchanting from days of old

to behold lady in thee



Dear Princess… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on December 5, 2009 at 10:51am — No Comments

It's in the Eyes - Charles Toftoy, Author



It's in the Eyes - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'"Please get him." Lars looked down at her and flashbacked three years, as if he was seeing his own daughter at the morgue. Candance Hawthorne, the fourth rape and murdered coed, was almost an identical twin of Lars' daughter, Lisa. As he looked at Candance's face, he recognized some of those facial features. And the blue eyes seemed to be staring intently at… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 4, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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