Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guest Post--Diana L. Driver, Ninth Lord of the Night

Ninth Lord of the Night, by Diana L. Driver. A novel for young adults, adults, fantasy, action-adventure. A fantastic read! Without further ado, here's Diana. 

Think the Maya Gods are dead and buried?
Think again.
What if they’re only sleeping?
In less than eight hours, seventeen-year-old Zack goes from California, the land of fun and sun, to the third world nation of Guatemala, where his life is changed forever. He expects to be bored, not tangle with murderers and artifact smugglers. He wants to go home, instead he’s swept into the world of Mayan myths and legends – a world that is his to claim if he only has the courage.

This is one of the best novels I have ever read -- FIVE STARS.
 Congratulations, Diana! 
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Friday, January 21, 2011

The End Of The Tour; By: Diana L. Driver

Diana Driver's short story, The End of the Tour, is now available on Kindle for .99 cents. 

This is one charmed cozy short story that most everyone will find a character they can relate to, sympathize with, or want killed off. The End of the Tour comes highly recommended from this author (moi) with FIVE stars! For an entertaining lunch break read, or some evening time cuddled on the sofa with a glass of wine by the fire--this is the story to devour!  Here's the synopsis:
The End of the Tour by Diana L Driver
Richard was a bully who insulted everyone around him. No wonder he was murdered. The question was, "Who did it?" His sister-in-law who despised him? Or, his trophy wife who lived only for money? Written in the style of the late Dame Agatha, THE END OF TOUR is filled with campy characters, a cozy setting, and a final twist!  

Wishing everyone an exceptional day! 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Don't Go Making Plans!

Once again, I lay out the best intentions for my week ahead to write, to achieve three written chapters. Tomorrow is Thursday and I can honestly say, life has stepped in...changing my plans!

We developed a small leak in a pipe in the ceiling. That leak turned into a big spot by last Sunday night. Then a leak sprang forth from the shower head. 

Today, we entertained strangers in our home to gather several estimates for having major plumbing work throughout. Technology certainly has advanced and the days of metal pipe, PVC, galvanized, etc. are out the window and now Pex Pipe is in. Starting this Saturday, the plumbers will begin tearing out two walls and pulling the old pipe up through the walls from the ceiling. Hippy, I can't wait! No, really, I'm pretty excited with the aspect of having water pressure again. 

So while my husband will be crawling around the attic "helping" the plumbers  (cause I know he will!!hee-hee), I'm taking the dogs and disappearing for two days while the work is done. See, the water has to be shut off for the weekend in order for them to work. 

The first week of the year our washing machine bit the dust--got a new one. Now, the pipes. 

Till next week, the fur-kids and I are outta here! Of course my laptop will be at my side as well.

Happy Trails,

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Our Sabrina Marie

Yesterday, at 11:15 am on the 3rd of January, 2011, our "Brie" quietly took her last breath. 

Brie is my kindred spirit. She was the happiest little girl ever in the canine world. She grinned, laughed, and played in a constant state of harmony. She never fussed or complained about anything. She was the one we called our "clown". 

She came to our home beaten, abused, and emotionally distraught. But, she never gave up on life, and we certainly never gave up on her. She worked through her 'issues' and grew into the most courageous puppy I've ever seen. Brie became our mediator in our household. If a tiff started between a couple of her siblings, she stepped in and smoothed it over, before it escalated. Brie turned everything, and I do mean everything, into a game. Her sweet outlook on this world was a big ball of FUN! 

She knew how to push the lever on the fridge door and get ice cubes--oh Lord, she kept the thing empty! Loved to eat ice cubes and shared them with the others. She could jump up and hit the switches to turn on lights--oh yes, it was nothing to come home from anywhere and have EVERY single light on in the house! For a German shepherd, she excelled brilliantly. And didn't have one agressive bone in her body. She loved everyone, never judging them...human or animal.

Brie died due to a peri-anal fistula. They are horrible. We fought it with every antibiotic on the market (both canine and human)-- for the past three years. She didn't complain with all the pills she had to swallow, or the constant cleaning and medicating her little bottom. I actually scheduled personal activities around Brie's medicating and cleaning routine and would say how Brie's butt ruled our home. I didn't mind. And I'd give anything to still have that routine. My heart feels withered as a raisin right now. Next month she would have been 13.

I know in the days ahead, I'll still glance at the doorway to see if she's peeking in at me, or hear her soft chuffs, or her toenails on the floor...in the days ahead, I know I'll catch a scent of her soft breath--

Yes, Brie was my kindred spirit--and now, the other half of my kindred is gone.

                       SABRINA MARIE GALBIATI  2/6/98 - 01/03/11