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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The Children of Darkness: (The Seekers – Book 1) By David Litwack

The Children of Darkness

This post apocalyptic coming of age story is full of action. Three young adult live in a small village where it is dangerous to flout the status quo. Those who flaunt the law pay dearly. When anyone in the village gets out of line, he or she is taken by the vicars, who are the law, to be educated.

Orah, Nathaniel and Thomas were good friends, but Thomas fell afoul of the vicars who then took him off for a “teaching.” When he was sent back to the village, he was a broken young man. It was as though the life had been sucked out of him. Orah and Nathaniel were also targeted for “teachings.” Rather than submit to the vicar, they choose to go on a quest to find a better life.

Dystopian literature is found almost every where anymore. But don’t think this is more of the same. The Children of Darkness has its own interesting plots and twists and turns. One of the best parts is that it is only the beginning of this story and there is more to come.

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You Might Be a Writer If…

Whether or not you are a writer this is funny who ever you are!

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A lot of “stuff” has been going on in my life lately. Hard stuff. Heavy stuff. The kind of stuff that just makes me want to write massacre scenes….except I am so brain dead I had to google how to spell “massacre.”

Masicker? Missucker?

WHAT AM I DOING???? *breaks down sobbing*

I am supposed to be an adult an expert okay, maybe functionally literate. Fine, I give up! I have nothing left to saaaaayyyyyy. I am all out of woooords *builds pillow fort*.

I figured it’s time for a bit of levity. Heck, I need a good laugh. How about you guys?

We writers are different *eye twitches* for sure, but the world would be SO boring without us. Am I the only person who watches Discovery ID and critiques the killers?

You are putting the body THERE? Do you just WANT to go to prison? Why did you STAB…

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Changed To Changes

Both petal and words are encouraging and beautiful.

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The following post is for two of my friends, [Marissa] , being one of those friends who does not ever cease to amaze me by her curious Mind and her unending abilities to weave a good story.  Marissa, here is something I think you can sink your “teeth into”.  Please enjoy!

I have one other friend in mind today who I consider to be one very courageous and Gifted woman who is a female doctor in a medical system that has gone completely insane (IMO).  [Doc] , the following post is for you.  My HOPE is that my words give room for you to think upon, as you continue to walk a very difficult and challenging Path.  You truly have my respect!

I must close comments on this post today.  For those of you who do not know, not only do I answer comments on Petals, but I also do…

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