Monday, June 26, 2017

The Letter S



Drop the letter s. If you believe that one letter couldn’t possibly cause you to receive a rejection, I encourage you to think again, especially if the same mistake recurs throughout your manuscript.
Incorrect usage comes from the lax attitude about our English language. Most people speak in jargon or a brogue that comes from a certain locale. I call it family hand-me-down language.  Truth is, no matter from where you hail, your written grammar must be correct for the broader reading audience.
I’m speaking of the letter s. Check out these sentences:
She ran towards the garage.
The ball rolled backwards.
Look upwards.
These sentences are all incorrect. That is, the use of the letter s is incorrect.
The letter s denotes something plural. In the first sentence, moving toward something means you can only go in one direction. Toward.
If the ball rolled backward, it can only go in one direction. Backward.
To look upward, you can only look in one direction. Upward.
Not surprising, an example of an exception is:
She leaned sideways.
The rule here is that when leaning, you can lean sideways in more than one direction, therefore the use of the letter s.
You’ll find many other words that are incorrectly used with s endings. When you find these, make note of them, maybe a running list. You’ll have the list to refer back to when you question your own writing.
This is but one of the finite idiosyncrasies of producing better grammar when writing stories and books that you hope to sell. Study your own language and speech.
Watch how the s is used or omitted in books that you love to read.

Get into the habit of listening to the speech patterns of others. Think critically of what you hear, but never criticize of a person who speaks that way. Instead, mentally analyze what you have heard. Learn the right from the wrong of speech and your writing will reflect your knowledge.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

A twisted mystery that will leave you guessing till the end!



I read this book from beginning to end in one sitting. I loved the plot with its twists and turns and I so wanted to go to the end for the "whodunit", but I resisted and and am so very happy I read this in order one page at a time". Absolutely great and I highly recommend this book to everyone. Great job, Jaye. ~Amazon Reviewer

Judge Luca Valentino is going through the turmoil of the death of his wife, Sylvia, in a car accident. He is led into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and revenge. Just when Judge Valentino's life is spent on top of the world, looking down over his courtroom, his life changes dramatically. 

Jacqueline and the Judge is a twisted mystery that just goes to show how murder is not always what it first appears to be.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Step Mother's Emotional Journey With Her Special Needs Son




"Inside this amazing story of Kim's journey with Brooks, there is a spiritual undertone guiding their path, as they encounter angels along the way. This book can serve as a primer to help parents with special needs children navigate the unknown while providing inspiration and practical resources. Know that you are not alone." ~ Rev. Howard E. Caesar, Senior Minister, Unity of Houston
Dr. Kim Nugent is the best-selling author of Did I Say Never?.  Kim shares her personal 32-year spiritual journey, a true story, filled with sorrows and joys, challenges and tears that unfolded during her marriage and life as a stepparent. The intention of the book is to provide ideas, questions, resources and heartfelt encouragement for parents to help their special needs child or adult so they achieve their full potential and improve the overall quality of their life.
    Kim never thought she would marry again and for sure not to a man who had children. Little did she know that her life would change --in unimaginable and dramatic ways, and this is where the story begins! 
     Did I Say Never? is an emotional journey of love, frustration, and overwhelm. Kim step-by-step describes the details of each step she took on the path and talks about the Angels that appeared just at the right time to guide and uplift her. 
     While Kim does not have all the answers for you and your family, she knows the struggles, pains, joys and victories.  Kim offers remarkable disability resources and questions for consideration for you, your family, teachers, and caregivers. 
     Have you ever felt completely lost, confused or extremely overwhelmed about what to do next with your disabled child or adult? Have you ever felt clueless as to what questions to ask next or what resources might be available to you? Then grab a copy and don't let anyone stop you from "designing your life without limits"! Did I Say Never is a must read.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Band 4: The Air We Breathe



Marguerite is on holiday in London, finally free after 27 years of feeling like a hostage to her strict and overbearing parents. Also in London, and struggling with his thoughts of freedom, is Chase Martin―one fourth of the most successful band on the planet―who knows that freedom can only come at the expense of his band-mates. AMAZON 





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​Inspired to write this story by a dream she simply couldn't get out of her head, Marguerite Nardone Gruen has enjoyed every step of this journey, laughing and crying along with her characters as they slowly took shape and came to life. While writing the final line was bittersweet, she is thrilled to share this dream, and its heart, with her readers. Marguerite is an avid football fan, and loves March madness college basketball. She lives with her husband of 35 years, in Pennsylvania.

Sex Happens - and how!

"Oh my!!! page turner, stay up all night to finish. Once I picked this book up I couldn't put it down. Carol perfectly captured so many of the emotions and experiences that I, as a mature women, have lived over the course of my life. I know I'm not alone. Life happens! We survive and thrive. Read it. It's terrific." ~Christina Martel

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Alexandra wants custody of her children, but so does her husband, and he'll stop at nothing. Thrust into a nightmare spawned by chilling deception, a custody battle erupts that's so poisonous it threatens to become murderous.

In this stay-up-all-night portrait of a contemporary family, Alexandra's bittersweet journey of love, loss, and sexuality leads her to a miraculous discovery of self and power. Sex Happens explores the very essence of all we value as women--marriage, motherhood, sex--and what we'll do for each.
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Dr. Alexandra Rose has everything a woman could want. She's the wife of a renowned cardiologist, the mother of three adorable sons, and a successful chiropractor. But on their twentieth anniversary, her husband shocks her with his affair. Her life spins out of control, and she faces the other side of marriage where dreams implode and people are not who they seem.

Alexandra wants custody of her children, but so does her husband, and he'll stop at nothing. Thrust into a nightmare spawned by chilling deception, a custody battle erupts that's so poisonous it threatens to become murderous.

In this stay-up-all-night portrait of a contemporary family, Alexandra's bittersweet journey of love, loss, and sexuality leads her to a miraculous discovery of self and power. Sex Happens explores the very essence of all we value as women--marriage, motherhood, sex--and what we'll do for each.
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"Oh my!!! page turner, stay up all night to finish. Once I picked this book up I couldn't put it down. Carol perfectly captured so many of the emotions and experiences that I, as a mature women, have lived over the course of my life. I know I'm not alone. Life happens! We survive and thrive. Read it. It's terrific."  ~Christina Martel
Dr. Alexandra Rose has everything a woman could want. She's the wife of a renowned cardiologist, the mother of three adorable sons, and a successful chiropractor. But on their twentieth anniversary, her husband shocks her with his affair. Her life spins out of control, and she faces the other side of marriage where dreams implode and people are not who they seem.

Alexandra wants custody of her children, but so does her husband, and he'll stop at nothing. Thrust into a nightmare spawned by chilling deception, a custody battle erupts that's so poisonous it threatens to become murderous.

In this stay-up-all-night portrait of a contemporary family, Alexandra's bittersweet journey of love, loss, and sexuality leads her to a miraculous discovery of self and power. Sex Happens explores the very essence of all we value as women--marriage, motherhood, sex--and what we'll do for each.


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stolen Masterpieces and Hidden Treasures

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This book should certainly be the basis of a big screen opportunity. The majority of people in the USA were not alive to hear of these brave ordinary citizens who made a difference to all of us. My thanks to Cy Vaughn who heard of the saga, then researched, chronicled, and wrote the book. ~MCR

Depot Dora is about an Austrian, facing a Nazi firing squad, escapes and returns to his native village as a covert agent in order to save the Mona Lisa.

Lucas Brunn has been waiting for a chance to defend his homeland ever since the Nazis aryanized the Vienna Medical School and expelled everyone without a German birth certificate. When the Resistance finally assigns him a mission, however, it isn't what he expects: Lucas is to disguise himself as a priest, steal into a Nazi controlled salt mine where wooden crates are stored, and identify the contents. His fear turns to shock when he opens a small crate and finds himself face-to-face with the Mona Lisa. Lucas hides the masterpiece, stabbing a Wehrmacht guard in the process, but his mission is far from over. There are thousands of paintings to recover and a more personal battle to fight -- the Nazis, after discovering Lucas's identity, kill his father and arrest Erika, his fiancee. Depot Dora tells the true story of Operation Ebensburg, a WWII mission, the events of which have been depicted in The Monuments Men and Where Eagles Dare. At
turns enthralling and romantic, the novel will inspire you to think about how far you'd go to protect your country and the people you love."

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This book should certainly be the basis of a big screen opportunity. The majority of people in the USA were not alive to hear of these brave ordinary citizens who made a difference to all of us. My thanks to Cy Vaughn who heard of the saga, then researched, chronicled, and wrote the book.  ~MCR

Depot Dora is about an Austrian, facing a Nazi firing squad, escapes and returns to his native village as a covert agent in order to save the Mona Lisa. 

Lucas Brunn has been waiting for a chance to defend his homeland ever since the Nazis aryanized the Vienna Medical School and expelled everyone without a German birth certificate. When the Resistance finally assigns him a mission, however, it isn't what he expects: Lucas is to disguise himself as a priest, steal into a Nazi controlled salt mine where wooden crates are stored, and identify the contents. His fear turns to shock when he opens a small crate and finds himself face-to-face with the Mona Lisa. Lucas hides the masterpiece, stabbing a Wehrmacht guard in the process, but his mission is far from over. There are thousands of paintings to recover and a more personal battle to fight -- the Nazis, after discovering Lucas's identity, kill his father and arrest Erika, his fiancee. Depot Dora tells the true story of Operation Ebensburg, a WWII mission, the events of which have been depicted in The Monuments Men and Where Eagles Dare. At turns enthralling and romantic, the novel will inspire you to think about how far you'd go to protect your country and the people you love."
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Stolen Masterpieces and Hidden Treasures
This book should certainly be the basis of a big screen opportunity. The majority of people in the USA were not alive to hear of these brave ordinary citizens who made a difference to all of us. My thanks to Cy Vaughn who heard of the saga, then researched, chronicled, and wrote the book.  ~MCR

Depot Dora is about an Austrian, facing a Nazi firing squad, escapes and returns to his native village as a covert agent in order to save the Mona Lisa. 

Lucas Brunn has been waiting for a chance to defend his homeland ever since the Nazis aryanized the Vienna Medical School and expelled everyone without a German birth certificate. When the Resistance finally assigns him a mission, however, it isn't what he expects: Lucas is to disguise himself as a priest, steal into a Nazi controlled salt mine where wooden crates are stored, and identify the contents. His fear turns to shock when he opens a small crate and finds himself face-to-face with the Mona Lisa. Lucas hides the masterpiece, stabbing a Wehrmacht guard in the process, but his mission is far from over. There are thousands of paintings to recover and a more personal battle to fight -- the Nazis, after discovering Lucas's identity, kill his father and arrest Erika, his fiancee. Depot Dora tells the true story of Operation Ebensburg, a WWII mission, the events of which have been depicted in The Monuments Men and Where Eagles Dare. At turns enthralling and romantic, the novel will inspire you to think about how far you'd go to protect your country and the people you love."
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

What is the Place of a Father?

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"I did not realize how much I had missed my father

until we met again!" ~ Elizabeth Caissie
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Spanning forty-five years, The Place of a Father follows the journey of a woman, separated from her father and her country at a very young age, as she strives to follow her heart and live her life to the fullest. Taken from Massachusetts to France as a toddler, she will migrate back to the place she calls home, the United States, at the age of twenty-one.


Despite being absent, her father is a central theme influencing not only the person she becomes, but also many of her life choices. As he appears and disappears from her life, the author struggles to find a balance between acceptance and her yearning for a father's love. Only a twist of fate will reward her faith in destiny, when she finally reunites with her long-lost father. Together, they embark on a journey of healing and discovery that will take them to the beautiful shores of Baja, Mexico.

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until we met again!" ~ Elizabeth Caissie
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Spanning forty-five years, The Place of a Father follows the journey of a woman, separated from her father and her country at a very young age, as she strives to follow her heart and live her life to the fullest. Taken from Massachusetts to France as a toddler, she will migrate back to the place she calls home, the United States, at the age of twenty-one. 

Despite being absent, her father is a central theme influencing not only the person she becomes, but also many of her life choices. As he appears and disappears from her life, the author struggles to find a balance between acceptance and her yearning for a father's love. Only a twist of fate will reward her faith in destiny, when she finally reunites with her long-lost father. Together, they embark on a journey of healing and discovery that will take them to the beautiful shores of Baja, Mexico. 
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What is the Place of a Father?
"I did not realize how much I had missed my father
until we met again!" ~ Elizabeth Caissie


Spanning forty-five years, The Place of a Father follows the journey of a woman, separated from her father and her country at a very young age, as she strives to follow her heart and live her life to the fullest. Taken from Massachusetts to France as a toddler, she will migrate back to the place she calls home, the United States, at the age of twenty-one. 

Despite being absent, her father is a central theme influencing not only the person she becomes, but also many of her life choices. As he appears and disappears from her life, the author struggles to find a balance between acceptance and her yearning for a father's love. Only a twist of fate will reward her faith in destiny, when she finally reunites with her long-lost father. Together, they embark on a journey of healing and discovery that will take them to the beautiful shores of Baja, Mexico. 
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The real cause of cancer, heart disease, alzheimer's and depression

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“The authors clearly document the current epidemic of obesity and the alarming increases in a number of diseases ranging from diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and endocrine and immune pathologies, all due to the excess of sugar in western diets.”
--Dr. Allan Goldstein Ph.D., Chairman of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at George Washington University

From diet and exercise to handling stress, Freedom From Disease draws from the latest scientific research to provide simple steps for living your healthiest life.

Insulin: It's a scary word for anyone. Levels too high or too low can have grave medical consequences, and the rigorous testing and change in diet it takes to manage it can be daunting. Inflammation: Is this the cause of damage within the body?

Worse still, insulin and inflammation have increasingly been found to affect much more than diabetes. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and strokes have all been found to possibly link back to insulin resistance.

The good news? You’ve got armor. While managing your insulin and inflammation levels can seem like impossible work, Dr. Peter Kash, Dr. Linda Friedland, and Dr. Jay Lombard have created an easy to follow guide that not only breaks down how insulin and inflammation affect your health, but also provides the information you need to keep it in check.

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“The authors clearly document the current epidemic of obesity and the alarming increases in a number of diseases ranging from diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and endocrine and immune pathologies, all due to the excess of sugar in western diets.”

--Dr. Allan Goldstein Ph.D., Chairman of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at George Washington University

From diet and exercise to handling stress, Freedom From Disease draws from the latest scientific research to provide simple steps for living your healthiest life.

Insulin: It's a scary word for anyone. Levels too high or too low can have grave medical consequences, and the rigorous testing and change in diet it takes to manage it can be daunting. Inflammation: Is this the cause of damage within the body?

Worse still, insulin and inflammation have increasingly been found to affect much more than diabetes. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and strokes have all been found to possibly link back to insulin resistance.

The good news? You’ve got armor. While managing your insulin and inflammation levels can seem like impossible work, Dr. Peter Kash, Dr. Linda Friedland, and Dr. Jay Lombard have created an easy to follow guide that not only breaks down how insulin and inflammation affect your health, but also provides the information you need to keep it in check.

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The real cause of cancer, heart disease, alzheimer's and depression
"The authors clearly document the current epidemic of obesity and the alarming increases in a number of diseases ranging from diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's and endocrine and immune pathologies, all due to the excess of sugar in western diets."
--Dr. Allan Goldstein Ph.D., Chairman of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at George Washington University
From diet and exercise to handling stress, Freedom From Disease draws from the latest scientific research to provide simple steps for living your healthiest life.

Insulin: It's a scary word for anyone. Levels too high or too low can have grave medical consequences, and the rigorous testing and change in diet it takes to manage it can be daunting. Inflammation: Is this the cause of damage within the body?

Worse still, insulin and inflammation have increasingly been found to affect much more than diabetes. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and strokes have all been found to possibly link back to insulin resistance.

The good news? You've got armor. While managing your insulin and inflammation levels can seem like impossible work, Dr. Peter Kash, Dr. Linda Friedland, and Dr. Jay Lombard have created an easy to follow guide that not only breaks down how insulin and inflammation affect your health, but also provides the information you need to keep it in check.

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