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THE RELUCTANT HERO 99¢ June 28 – July 1

The Reluctant Hero

Parnell Stillman ~ Pilot

Let me introduce you to Parnell Stillman, ace pilot and man to the bone in a lackadaisical kind of way. He has a quirky sense of independence, a poor man’s sense of budget and a manner of dress that would drive a mother crazy. You know that kind of man I mean. Every motorized machine he owns is pristine, but his socks don’t match. 

Five Stars! If you…are a Humphrey Bogart/African Queen fan or an Indiana Jones/Raiders of the Lost Ark fan, you will love this book.  ~  A. Burroughs on Amazon.

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My Goose is Ticked—But You ain’t Cookin’ it!

gooseWe’re coming off rains and floods in Texas so I don’t have company for a Back Porch CyberChatter. I’m just going to talk to myself out loud—you can listen in.

A blog on Indies Unlimited titled After the Gold Rush ticked my goose. It blogs the same old lament  we’ve been hearing for the past year and a half, The Golden Age of best selling ebooks is over. Left unsaid, but inferred: Jeff Bezos changed the algorithms on Amazon, so a book cannot not hit the bestseller list after a FREE promotion and the title returns to Paid.

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Good Books Make Great Christmas Gifts


Flaps Down (The Reluctant Hero)

Flaps Down

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Parnell Stillman, ace pilot is man to the bone in a lackadaisical kind of way.  He has the ability to fly through anything except solid mountain.  He lives alone because people are not to be trusted, especially women. Flying is his high road until one sleet-filled morning–it isn’t. Mischance forces his plane down in a frozen wilderness. He can survive, but his live cargo is another matter—an annoying social worker and five orphans—the most irksome freight he’s ever hauled in his life.

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Count the Roses

Count The Roses

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Adrien Merril wants someone to fill his days with laughter, his nights with passion, his house with children.

He wants a wife.

He focuses all of his hopes, dreams and desires  upon Jennifer DeWitt, the newest employee of the small hotel he owns in New Orleans.

But Jennifer has traveled across the country to escape love’s expectations, confinements, and disappointments.

She has her dream job as a catering manager in a New Orleans hotel.

Her days are hectic, her nights peacefully solitary. She is her own woman and is determined to remain so…

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A Hallelujah! Moment in a Writer’s Life


Or sometimes it can just be the way the mop flops…


Franklin E. WalesThere is an empyreal quality in life called happenstance. Some call it kismet. Nietzsche called it amor fati.  I’m from the South. If something awful happens and we can’t do anything about it, we just say, ‘that’s the way the mop flops.’ If something good happens, we say, ‘Praise the Lord’ or ‘Hallelujah!’

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An Indie Author’s Nightmare

22,000 eBook Download Disaster

 A failure as catastrophic to the author as the Chernobyl meltdown she wrote about


 Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl

Mary Mycio

Mary Mycio

Mary Mycio self-published Doing Bizness: A Nuclear Thriller  in June 2013. She has the background for it. A journalist and the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, Mycio wrote a non-fiction book, Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl. Mycio visited Chernobyl; she speaks the language, she investigated, she met and talked with those in the know. The book was published in 2005. Wormwood Forest reads as solid and as interesting as her fiction. Not a dry word in the tome.

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A Home for Wayward Husbands



GrungeAHFWH_10_27_167_243Once in a  while we stumble upon a book that catches our attention, same as if you’re at the beach and some fool yells SHARK!   A Home for Wayward Husbands did just that.  The title caught my eye in a Facebook discussion. I clicked on the link. It took me to a giveaway. I haven’t won anything since fourth grade and that was a box of chocolate covered cherries for going to holy communion more than any other student in class. I was such a good girl! La! I won a copy of  A Home for Wayward Husbands.  

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The House on Persimmon Road

 on Amazon $2.99

The House on Persimmon Road

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Lottie Roberts has been sitting on her bones since the Civil War and  waiting for her ticket to heaven until…Justine Hale moves into Lottie’s two-hundred-year-old house. Lottie senses in Justine a kindred spirit—filled with heartache and in reduced circumstances—which mirrors Lottie’s situation exactly. Justine needs help and Lottie is of a mind to provide it. But before Lottie can say squat Tucker Highsmith shows up to steal her thunder. His dark eyes, lazy grin, and sexy Alabama drawl coupled with the dern braggart’s Mr. Fix-it talents just might be the answer to all of Justine’s problems. Or maybe not…

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Just in Time for the Fourth of July Beach Read

  A Strong and Tender Thread

on Pre-Order Sale Now at Liquid Silver Books  $3.19

 He was unloved, passionate and arrogant in the way only self-made men can be.

She was beautiful, but damaged and ached to be his.

Release Date:  Monday, July 1, 2013


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A Strong and Tender Thread

Excerpt: A Strong and Tender Thread

Micah Davidson: He was unloved, passionate and arrogant in the way only self-made men can be.

Gabrielle Hensley: She was beautiful, but damaged and ached to be his.

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