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I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD,
INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
For all of our military personnel, where ever they may be.
Please Support all of the troops defending our Country.
And God Bless our Military
who are protecting our Country for our Freedom.
Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate the 4th of July.
We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have, of which we should be eternally grateful.
I watched the flag pass by one day. It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it, And then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform; so young, so tall, so proud.
With hair cut square and eyes alert, he’d stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil; how many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down? How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
NO, FREEDOM ISN’T FREE !
I heard the sound of Taps one night, when everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play And felt a sudden chill. I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant ‘Amen.’ When a flag had draped a coffin of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children, of the mothers and the wives, of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives. I thought about a graveyard At the bottom of the sea.
Of unmarked graves in Arlington .
NO FREEDOM ISN’T FREE
Enjoy Your Freedom and God Bless Our Troops.
When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen
Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best one.
“Once again, Wyatt delivers! This book is one hot, sizzling romance that I just fell openly in love.”
The Right One
One and Only Series, #1
Once again, Wyatt delivers! This book is one hot, sizzling romance that I just fell openly in love.
Somehow I managed to read the second book of this series first. While I’m not entirely sure how I managed to overlook The Right One I can only be glad that I discovered it as this book has quickly became one of the best romances I have ever had the pleasure of reading!
If I had to pick only one trait about this book that I loved most (and there were many) I would settle on the plot. Brilliant, worthy of a good swoon and was exactly what I was looking for in not only a romance book, but a novel in general as I feel like Wyatt was the author I have long been searching for.
Moving onward to the characters, I fell in love with both Morgan and Katherine. Their story started off a little rough but that is to be expected given their introduction. I thought that Katherine paired perfectly with Morgan as she was a strong-willed character that even when in fear she was able to stand her own ground. As for Morgan I enjoyed how thick his outer masculinity appeared, but with Katherine he seemed somewhat softer to the point that I enjoyed his rugged character that much more.
This book is not only one of my favorites, but so is this series. I’m greatly looking forward to reading more from Wyatt as I have not only found a new favorite author in her works, but also found in an author that is one to watch out for!
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How many of you like to have THE END at the end of every book you read?
How many of you like a book ending with a hook? Where the story begins and is continued in several following books, where then end of the story is in the last book of the series?
Some works in a series can stand alone—they can be read in any order, but if you’re like me, I want to read them in the order written. If I happen to pick up one in the middle, I’ll go find the others and then read them in the correct order. I have a friend who is anal about this. If an author has written several books in a series, she has to have them all before she reads the first one. LOL. And she’s gotten me doing the same thing.
Before I get ahead of myself, a stand alone book is basically one that gives the full story—a beginning and an end. Within each book, references are made to characters in the other books of the series, or to past events. Some books involve a family, a group of brothers, or a group of friends. Each book in the series is of one individual of that group.
Some series have one set of characters spread throughout several books. Their characters go through drastic changes, make references to past events spreading over a long period of time. The story begins in book one with a hook ending or the story is not completed. The next book follows the previous book with changes where books must be read in order to learn the complete story.
My own preference is for any book in a series to stand alone. Which basically means each book should be enjoyable in its own right with a beginning and an end. Satisfying or not, happy or not, the ending should be the end of a book.
Before ‘series’ became popular, I remember reading a few romance books that mentioned a familiar character, or was related to a character in another book. Since I enjoyed those, I thought it would be nice to introduce a few familiar characters in my own books. Each of my books have a beginning and a romantically satisfying end for my characters happily ever after. Nothing left hanging.
I must admit my pet peeve is when I become involved in a book only to find at the last page a hook ending or no ending. If I want to know the end of the story, I have to purchase the next book in the series to continue the story, and maybe even another. The end of the story is in the last book of the series? How many of you knew 50 Shades of Grey was spread over three books before you wanted to read them? Perfect example.
If I want to buy three books, I will gladly. But to be surprised at the end of my first book in order to read the ending I needed to purchase another book—very annoying. I feel cheated.
Although I must say I recently read a romance paced over three books that was fantastic. Hero and heroine met in book one, split, reunited in book two, split, happily ever after ending in book three. I became so attached to the characters and fell in love with the story and the author. Definitely worth the read. “Mr. Black-In the Shadows Series.”
I can’t express enough that when ‘series’ are involved, advertise if the book has a beginning or an end or if another purchase is required to continue the story—and how many!
Series? Love them. Personally—each book should be enjoyable and without the reader being forced into a possibly unwanted purchase. But, to each his/her own.
The True One
The One and Only Series, #2
This book is a splendid adventure on the high seas and I am happy that I was able to discover both this story and its author. Prior to my reading I thought the plot might have been previous material that I had read but Wyatt was able to intertwine a new romance and a story that I overly enjoyed. Personally I think this is everything in reviewing a book as throughout my reading I could feel the author’s heart and emotions driving the heroine in this story and this writing style is not only unique but so refreshing.
From the prologue to the last chapter this book was filled with suspense and heroic action, but I have to confess that the romance is by far my favorite part of this book. The romance is not as traditional as some romance readers are used to. The first introduction of romance is by Jennifer, the heroine as she is carrying for a wounded Stephen. I think it is only fair to note that Jennifer is not the ideal heroine that I am use to seeing in historical fiction. She was sharply-witted, able to stand on her own two feet and I couldn’t imagine anyone that is a better match for Stephen than she. I would love to see more heroines like Jennifer in future romance novels… As for Stephen he was more of the standard, dreamy hero that I think romance readers expect.
The romance in this book is very good. It requires a bit of an effort on the reader’s part to uncover more than just chemistry between both Jennifer and Stephen but the ending is very rewarding.
For my introduction to a new author I am very pleased with The True One and I will be looking forward to future releases penned by Wyatt in hopes that she will once again deliver a story as likeable as this book.
Thank You for such a wonderful review.
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Seven Deadly Sins Emporium
PRIDE is excessive belief in one’s own abilities, that interferes with the individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.
ENVY is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation.
GREED is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.
ANGER is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.
GLUTTONY is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
LUST is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.
SLOTH is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.
Now let’s look at the 7 deadly sins of Writing- Hamilton College:
Poor Grammar and Spelling — Telling, not Showing — Passive Voice — Purple Prose — Repetitiveness — Point of View Breaches — Lack of Persistence
But what I want to address is the sins of writers.
What cripples writers isn’t the struggle to find words, but the belief that you lack talent. All beginning authors have this fear. What if ….. But, how do we know if we don’t try? What makes a person a writer is writing and submitting.
What I have learned about the 7 Deadly Sins
Pride – Humility, have confidence without reward. Write for the pleasure it gives you.
Envy – Kindness, toward those we envy. Pleased for another author’s success.
Greed – Generosity, give without expecting back
Anger – Patience, wait to hear back from that editor. Wait to hear back from that agent.
Gluttony – Abstinence, good food, exercise, a healthy body makes a sharper mind.
Lust – Chastity, self control, self-discipline
Sloth – Diligence, continue to write. Finish that manuscript.
Yes you have interruptions. We can get writer’s block. We feel like a failure–blow to the ego–fear of rejection–fear of not being published.
Write anyway ! Keep Writing ! and Keep the Spirit !
We have more winners.
I’ve given away Genuine Stone Earrings, Aztec Black Onyx Earrings, Silver and Gold bracelets, and ecopies of my books. Thanks to all 2014 winners who played along, joined facebook promotion parties and joined Sophia Kimble’s contest. So glad to meet new people and receive comments on my books.
For 2015, Ringing in the New Year Party, my first winner is Renee Jeffries. Congrats and Enjoy !!