Saturday, October 20, 2012

Blissful Bayou Beginnings, well maybe.

    Life eternal, life of strife and stress, life of love and damnation - does anyone ever really want that? Yet some people will pay any price to bring someone back from the dead.  Do you remember the story 'The Monkey's Paw', where the warning was the last wish was often death?  Or how many times have we been told, "Be careful what you wish for," just to keep on wishing anyway? Today's novella (28,000 words), a romantic story, delves into how one can find themselves making choices they might not otherwise make and suffering the consequences. And how sometimes our choices cause suffering for others.

Check it out!

The Duck and the Doe: Vol. 1
Our Blissful Bayou Beginnings
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: (May 27, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1105791564
ISBN-13: 978-1105791567

From Amazon:
The Duck And The Doe is the tale of two immortal beings whose eternal love has soured a bit in the last two centuries. Written as a memoir by the "hero", this novella is a musing on both what love is and how much America has changed since the early 19th century. The first volume deals with both the supernatural and the racism of the old American south. Told with humor and passion (and the occasional rant) the story of these strong characters, including a wealthy young lawyer and a clever courtesan, will change your idea of what "love forever'' really means.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Mountain Place of Knowledge

      The mountains can be quite beautiful this time of year. The lower elevations have trees turning gold or, if you live in the southern hemisphere, just budding while the tops might have snow on some of the taller peaks. Right now we are traveling through the Rocky Mountains ( I have pictures that show why the name is so appropriate!) and the beauty is stunning.  While I don't have a book about the Rockies to bring to you today, I do have Marshall Chamberlain's fine book, The Mountain Place of Knowledge.

At Smashwords
  • Mountain Place of Knowledge
  • By Marshall Chamberlain
  • Hardcover: 404 pages
  • Publisher: The Grace Publishing Group (June 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974098213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974098210

From Amazon:
     A flash of mysterious blue light brings death to a U.N. official searching for a secret entrance to the inside of a Belizean mountain. Two U.N. scientists investigate, coming into possession of a scepter wielding miraculous powers, uncovering a blue-light source of destruction, and finding the hidden entrance. Inside strange sculpted caverns, bizarre mental prodding guides them to shocking experiences. To protect hi-tech secrets, cooperation is required from Belize, the United Nations, NATO, and the United States. But one nation determines the mountain poses a threat to world order and will take great risks to neutralize the danger.