Brink of Dawn by Jeff and Erynn Altabef

Brink-of-DawnThis amazing father and daughter writing team, Jeff and Erynn Altabef, have done it again and gone a little farther. More Chosen have joined the company bringing their gifts, talents and weaknesses to defeat the evil ones…if they can defeat the challenges within themselves.

If you have not read the first book, you might do well to do so. But it can be read alone.

The book comes in paperback and Kindle. If you have Amazon Prime, you can read the book for free on Kindle.


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Peace Begins

I love tux cats. And though cats can fight when needful, they prefer peace. Charlie seems to be in the zone. I love the peace I see in him.

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Praying for Peace
is all well and good,
yet if Peace is not present
in our daily lives
Peace just will not BE …
for Peace begins
with you and with me.

Photography/ “Peace Begins” 2015©

Photograph of Charlie, 9-year male cat with FLUTD taken with my Samsung Galaxy S6 Phone and edited in PS/LR.

*Friends, I am keeping comments open with no promises to reply.  Hmmmm … seems as if I have said that before and I seem to always reply.  Well, perhaps not this time.   I am behind the scenes putting together a multi-photo post, a very special one, for your viewing pleasure.  This is time consuming.  Sooooooo, IF I don’t answer your comments, keep in mind I am a busy bee putting together Honey for you.  (smile)  I do however promise to read what you have written, for I adore your comments.  Deal?*

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This is one of Amy’s original photographs and thoughts. She has such a delicate and beautiful deliver of these gems.

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Change …
It happens.
Sure we are sad
for but a little while
to see something
we Love go,
but then we who Love Life,
we keep moving forward
in order to discover
what the New Season
right around the bend

shall bring to us.
Photography/ “Change” 2015©AmyRose

[Photograph taken with Canon 50D.]

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The Return of the PorterGirl!

The cheeky Porter Girl is off on yet another adventure dragging The Professor and all of her readers. And it all begins with an innocent cup of tea. So, fasten your seat belt and take a deep breath. Mayhem of all sorts is about to wreak havoc.

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Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely (PG 13 For Language and Content)

blanch2Blanche addresses the issue of racial bias in this story. But not the kind you were probably thinking. This story has Blanch in her usual domestic position, but from a perspective that makes everyone take a second look. She looks at the bias that black people have to the varying shades of “black.”

The action runs through the story with people disappearing and corpses. Even the dead, apparently, leave a baggage of bias behind them. Blanche determines  to get to the bottom of all the shenanigans, and comes very close to sleuthing herself into a coffin of her own.

I love reading Blanche’s books. She is out to find the truth, even if it means pointing it out to friends…or alleged friends. Laughs and tears abound. And she always makes me think.


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Blanche Cleans Up – A Blanche White Mystery (PG 13 for Language and Content)

Blanche White works as a domestic in Boston where she lives with her dead sister’s teenage children and their cousin. As if that were not enough drama, the house where she works seems to have more secrets than even Blanche can keep up with.

During this season of political glad handing everyone in the family seems to be up to something. Or else they are dying.

Last, but not least, Blanche’s children are in danger. Drug dealers are looking for something of value that has disappeared.

The book is a page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


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Warning! Kid At Play!

My friend, Amy, traffics in flowers. Each photo is gorgeous, but at times her photos take on a life of their own. This is one of them. Amy and I both got the same message from the rose. Maybe if you look with the eyes of your heart you may get a message to you!

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For now I am just playing, not documenting what I am doing.  And so of course, I again could not tell you exactly what I did.  I do remember most of what I played with, mostly filters. This image blew me right out of the water.  Believe it or not, the photograph is of a Rose.  LOL  OK.  Marissa.  Does this one blow your mind?  Talk about surrealism and science fiction!!

Photography/ Digital Art/ “Warning! Kid At Play!” 2015©AmyRose

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