Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happy Memorial

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Legacy Series, Vol. 1

by Elena Dorothy Bowman

The last voice heard from the house was an 18th Century ancestor's blood-curdling screams in the dark of night. What was it about the "house" that made people tremble? Why had no one dared venture near it since 1789? Had it not been there for centuries, tall, empty, beckoning? Abigail Adams Pierce could not envision that the information she stumbled upon would take her on a hair-raising journey she would never forget. A journey that once started would have no turning back, even at the risk of losing her life in the physical sense and being trapped within the spiritual realm, which had invaded the Pierce House. And nothing, in her wildest imagination, could have prepared her for the effect her discovery would have on her life from that moment on.

Flag Pizza

FLAG Pizza


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  1. Place potatoes into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and slice potatoes into 1/4-inch rounds.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Unroll the refrigerated pizza crust and spread it out in the baking sheet to fit to the edges. Brush the crust with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden and slightly set, about 7 minutes.
  5. Arrange pepperoni slices on a paper towel-lined, microwave-safe plate. Microwave pepperoni on high until heated through, about 30 seconds.
  6. Spread Alfredo sauce over the baked crust; top with Italian cheese blend. Arrange potato rounds in the top left corner of the pizza, forming the blue portion of the flag. Brush potatoes with remaining olive oil. Place mozzarella ball halves on top of the potatoes to resemble the stars of the flag. Arrange pepperoni slices, slightly overlapping, in rows across the pizza to resemble the stripes on the flag.
  7. Bake pizza in the oven until the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

By Hugh Carter Vinson and Robert E. Farnell

United Nation troops occupy the United States to put a stop to ethnic cleansing. Could this really happen here?
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Dulce et decorum est"

The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings to-day.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.

The roses blossom white and red
On tombs where weary soldiers lie;
Flags wave above the honored dead
And martial music cleaves the sky.

Above their wreath-strewn graves we kneel,
They kept the faith and fought the fight.
Through flying lead and crimson steel
They plunged for Freedom and the Right.

May we, their grateful children, learn
Their strength, who lie beneath this sod,
Who went through fire and death to earn
At last the accolade of God.

In shining rank on rank arrayed
They march, the legions of the Lord;
He is their Captain unafraid,
The Prince of Peace . . . Who brought a sword. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Catching UP!


Books that  went to press this week.
The Red Knight Chronicles a Six Book Series, Second Edition in paper, all titles.
by Ray C. Morand
   In Book One of the Red Knight Chronicles, Judicator, Gwendolyn the Celebate, is kidnapped to join an ARMY OF THE DEAD led by Victor. She embraces the future and her new identity as Captain Isobel. Isobel revels in her acceptance by the other warriors, and tries not to be too disturbed by some shady areas in Gwendolyn’s past. She is impressed by the Army’s domestication of dragons, and the sophisticated magical powers possessed by some of them.
   The action and adventure never let up in throughout the next five books in this richly detailed collection of six dark-fantasy novels.  The intricate plots, plethora of characters and settings, and fine distinction of detail rival such well-know series books as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.   
   All six titles were re-released this week in second trade paperback editions.  

SINS OF THE FATHER, by A.A. Mann, A Dora the D.R.E. Mystery, Vol. 1
   As Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in the border town of San Pequeno, Texas, Dora Villareal meets many interesting and unusual people. This time she meets death.

Galleys that  are still out, or went out again this week:
Crest of Light by Bobbi Sinha-Morey
   This new collection is the very best of Bobbi Sinha-Morey. It delves deep into the stuff of life as she explores what goes in the lives of others as well as herself, expanding her waters. She writes a bit about birds again, dives into the beauty of life, often touching upon deep inner joy and pleasant idyllic scenes of how she sees the world through her eyes. This time, through her own experiences and research, she writes about Utah where she and her husband pent a total of three weeks. From all her rock hounding and sight-seeing she digs up the beauty of Utah, and the ways of the Native Indians who once lived there. At times she does nature poetry in her delicate hand, and she'll still do her haunting poetry, and diving deep down to what she fears the most.
 Trying to find your place in high school can be a challenging time in a young girl’s life, even more if you have a brain disorder. Being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Chloe deals with the difficulties of trying to fit in with the right friends. Wanting to please them she gets into some situations leading to many disappointments. Chloe doesn’t see the destructive path she has made for herself or care about the consequences. With the end of the school year coming to a close can Chloe change things in time to graduate high school with her classmates or has she destroyed any chance of getting her diploma on time?

CEMETERY WALK: A Hannah Griswold Mystery, Vol. 3, by Robert Kanehl
   Walking in a cemetery can be peaceful and reflective, as long as you don’t hear voices. Hannah Griswold, however, does hear voices. Why are they calling to her? Why can’t she have a normal teenage life? 

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HAIL MARY by C.M. Albrecht.
    When retired cop Harry "Bulldog" Drummond dies, his free-spirited widow Mary, suddenly freed from the Bulldog's strait-laced ideas, recruits a couple of gals from her colorful past and the girls go on a tear. Meaning
they create mayhem wherever they show up, much to the consternation of Mary's son, Creighton. Poor Cray just lost his job, he has a wife, two kids, two mortgages, a lazy dog and an old Chevy he was planning to replace with a new Jaguar. But the big raise he expected has vanished and so has his mother…along with his aging Chevy. To make matters worse, she doesn't even have a driver's license! 

SECOND GROWTH, by Joan L. Cannon
    SECOND GROWTH relates Serge Dziminowicz’s evolution as he learns to accept his own need for support. His career and marriage destroyed simultaneously by his father. Forced to leave New York, bereft of his wife and daughter, his reputation and his livelihood, he finds his second growth at last in rural Vermont, where he meets an existence unlike any he remembers. 
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A HEART DIVIDED: I Live in Two Worlds Series, Vol. 2, by DJ Swykert
   Maggie is torn between her powerful love for Tommie Stetter, and her deep and affectionate love for the abiding Jeremy Paull. Maggie is faced with a difficult decision, and against her own ideals, the teachings of the church and community, makes an unusual choice.
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MINISTER'S CORPORATE ESCAPADES:The Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2, by Celine Rose Mariotti.
Rev. Castle is back with another cozy mystery.

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NIBBLES by Elanvita Mufti
   A story of high school students facing a complicated future in Djakarta, Indonesia.
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  Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category! 
BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 1
REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 2,  by Josh Aterovis. 
    Suicide, or murder? That's the question in the second Killian Kendall mystery. Will Smith suspects murder when an old childhood pal drowns, and asks his friend Killian for help in solving the mystery.

TRUTH OF YESTERDAY,  by Josh Aterovis

ALL LOST THINGS, by Josh Aterovis

CHANGE  OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis

Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat, 
and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Everyone,

   Arline has been busy as a cat with three tails this week, repairing and reissuing Ray Morand's Red Knight Chronicles series, because we learned some of the earlier ones were  listed as "out of stock" due to the rise in paper costs that had them being produced at a loss.  She decided to do all six, even though a couple were not listed that way yet, so that all six books would be available at the same price.
   Ray, they should all be back for sale on Amazon and our WriteWordsInc.com sites within a few days.  Also please Give Oreo a hug from me (I DO know that tom cats get strange looks when they hug, but) I heard he was one sick kitty and I'm sure glad he is well enough to play again. I saw on Facebook that he has been waking you up when the birds sing. I agree, that is always the best time for cat treats.

Since I don't have any other news this week, I think I'll go in the office and check out the printer Roger bought for Arline, yesterday. She's been having trouble getting with the old one to print ever since Windows 10 arrived. (She always prints out the corrections lists, so she can check them off as she gets stuff fixed.) This one makes ME look skinny and it's kind of closed in, so you can't see the little print head racing back and forth (I DID enjoy that!), but it seems to be working okay and the fax part works fine, even when the computer is off, so we can get orders again, 24/7/365.

Please be sure to send me all the news.

Just send an e-mail to arline@mail.com with 
 "News for Jack" 

in the subject line, and

I'll make sure it shows up right here
for all the world to see!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy Armed Forces Day!

by Cole "Doc" Bolchoz

Told in journal format, this novel of the Iraq war is a fictional story that revolves around a medic and the day-to day activities of the unit he serves. He tries so hard to keep his men safe, in a world where safety is not an option.




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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add luncheon meat, green onion and garlic and saute until light brown. Stir mixture into cooked and drained spaghetti, then stir in soy sauce, water, sesame oil and pepper. Mix all together, heat through and serve.