Recovering from the death of her husband, Devalera Dunne is making a new home for herself in Naples, Florida. With a background in interior design, she’s been keeping busy with small design projects involving her neighbors and the property owner. So, when a new neighbor asks Deva to do the interior design for her entire condo, after a slight hesitation, Deva agrees. A former exotic dancer Treasure is a far cry from Deva’s former Boston blue-blood clientele, but there’s something refreshing about the beautiful, leggy blonde–that is until Deva finds her dead. Unable to let the mystery go, Deva digs … Read More »
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I interrupt this Man Candy Monday…
We have news! Like all things that progress, though, change is often a part of that progression. But change can be a good thing!
Like a new haircut, finding that perfect dress that you would have never dared to wear when you were younger, or deciding that you need to leave one career in hopes of starting another…it can all be scary and somewhat disconcerting. Still, you feel better about yourself once you’ve accomplished a new goal. It is a good thing!
Patrizia and Sasha knew when they chose to start writing, that it … Read More »
The Olympics will be starting soon and I am getting excited. The men and women at the games have worked so hard to get to this top sporting event. It’s sports at the absolute best and I love it.
The talent, the muscles, the perseverance are something to watch. Let’s face it, even with thousands of miles and a TV screen between us, we feel the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. It’s why we tune in.
I’ve spotlighted the Men’s Swimming team and the Men’s Boxing team in my Man Candy Monday. If you haven’t checked out … Read More »
Just read a brilliant article that made me think about how I write and what I write about and how is the best approach to deliver that message.
In the article Why Storytelling is the Utlimate Weapon by Jonathan Gottschall,
he concludes that “A story is a trick for sneaking a message into the fortified citadel of the human mind.”
Everyone loves a good story but it is the story filled with emotion and a premise that sucks people in, this is the story that will stick the best.
This article matches how good storytelling and good marketing go hand … Read More »
Rolling Stone Magazine has a feature on the Top Ten Opening Acts as polled by readers. Now I don’t pay attention to a lot of what happens on the music scene, but yeah, me! I knew everybody on the list. How could you not with names like Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Prince, and Red Hot Chili Peppers?
Opening acts are those guys that get on stage before the main liner. You know, the ones you might listen to or turn to your friends and ask “Who are these guys?”, while you count down the minutes until the main act. Go … Read More »
Simon Says Die follows up on Lena Diaz’s He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not (see my post two weeks ago), in which Madison McKinley and Special Agent Pierce Buchanan made an appearance. Simon is a serial killer plying his trade on the streets of Savannah. The police have their hands full with their task force and are less than enthusiastic about a woman who calls them about a stalker only she has seen. So, when the man comes back, Madison takes matters into her own hands. Pierce doesn’t want to have to face the woman who broke his heart … Read More »
I’ve got to say I’ve probably tried just about every exercise program out there. Jane Fonda aerobics? You betcha. I’ve got a dusty video around somewhere still. Richard Simmons? Oh yeah. Shake it, ladies. Pilates, anyone? Yup, tried that, too, and have the stretch band or whatever it’s called to prove it. And everyone’s favorite, Billy’s Bootcamp! I think every housewife in the neighborhood had that one because all the kids at the elementary school knew the moves. Pretty hilarious I have to say. Then there’s Zumba. No DVD, but I did attend a class…once. Lots of fun and proved … Read More »
Happy Independence Day, America!
It’s BBQs and parties up and down the block. What are your plans for this awesome holiday? I’m already salivating for the steaks that are coming off the grill. My kids can have the hamburgers and hotdogs. Really, the best part of this holiday is hanging out with family and friends, and of course, all the yummy food.
If you’re still struggling to come up with a recipe to bring for whatever picnic or potluck you need to attend, why not check out my recipe books? You’ll find an Aztec Salad that is simple to make … Read More »
This book’s taut opening pulls you in and holds you in its grip all the way until the end. A serial killer is back and there’s only one woman who can identify him—the one who got away. Amanda has had to live with the physical and emotional scars for that brutal attack. She’s put her life together, but now it’s threatened to unravel when Police Chief Logan Richards shows up on her doorstep with questions only she can answer. As much as she wants to forget that horrible event, some things can never be buried or forgotten. But to help … Read More »
The first group I ever saw in concert was Queen. I was a young teen, my best friend was dating an “older” guy and she invited me to tag along with them. We sat way up in the stratosphere, but who cared? I was at my first-ever concert and I was watching Queen. Of course I probably knew all of two songs at that time. So what? Those songs still rock.
We are the Champions is probably the most famous. I hear it quite a lot here in Japan on TV commercials and other stuff. I know it’s a favorite … Read More »