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Pinatas And Parties

Posted by mcm0704 on September 17, 2018 |

The other day my neighbors were celebrating one of their young daughter’s birthday with a small gathering of friends and a pinata. I’d seen pinatas used at various Spanish celebrations before, but I never knew exactly what they stood for, or their interesting history. Thanks to Wikipedia, I found out that the pinata originated in […]

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The Fine Art of Chopping Wood

Posted by mcm0704 on September 12, 2018 |

Please help me welcome Slim Randles as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. I’ve always wondered how a master at chopping wood managed to split a chunk of firewood with one blow of an ax; now I know. Before moving on to Slim’s post, I do want to tell you about two giveaways you can enter to win […]

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How Clean is Your Kitchen?

Posted by mcm0704 on October 11, 2017 |

Slim Randles is here today as my guest, bragging on one of his friends. But first, a little bragging from me.  Actually, not bragging. Just an announcement. My short story, Escaping Raul,is now live for Kindle, and I am doing a giveaway. You can enter the sweepstakes HERE for a chance to win one of the 25 copies being […]

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Book Release – R.I.L.Y. forever by Norah Bennett

Posted by mcm0704 on July 17, 2016 |

Instead of a book review today, I want to introduce you to a new romance by Norah Bennett. Read on to enjoy an excerpt and find the links to enter the giveaway for some neat prizes. BOOK BLURB Julia and Ethan meet at the age of sixteen and are drawn to one another, first as friends then as […]

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#EGGcerpt Exchange – Jacquie Biggar

Posted by mcm0704 on February 3, 2016 |

I am so pleased to have Jacquie Biggar as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. She writes romantic suspense and is here today sharing a bit about herself and an excerpt from: Blurb: When a jaded sheriff is drawn to an exasperating woman in trouble, anything can happen Laurel Thomas has always experienced life from the outside looking […]

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Ends and Beginnings

Posted by mcm0704 on December 31, 2015 |

Wishing You a Happy New Year Be Happy, Be Healthy, and Be Safe   This last day of the year is always one for reflecting on the past twelve months to see what was good and what wasn’t so good. On the world front, there were many not-so-good moments; mass killings, terrorist attacks, refugees without […]

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Blog Tour Once Upon A NOW! – Emma Calin + Giveaway

Posted by mcm0704 on February 1, 2015 |

My review today is a little different as I am participating in a blog tour for some wonderful new books for young readers. Welcome to the Once Upon A Now! tour . . . Award-winning bestseller Emma Calin has released a brand new series of modern day fairy stories for younger readers and is introducing […]

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Book Review – #Burnt Edges by Dana Leipold

Posted by mcm0704 on January 15, 2015 |

“What on earth?” you might be saying. Has Maryann lost all her marbles? This is Thursday, and it isn’t even one of her regular blogging days. So what gives? What gives is that I am participating in a book tour for Dana Leipold and this is the only day that was available to me to […]

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Book Launch – Following His Heart by Donna Fasano

Posted by mcm0704 on December 12, 2014 |

Instead of my usual Friday fare on the blog, today I’m pleased once again to help a fellow author celebrate the launch of a new book. I’ve known Donna Fasano via social media for some time, and read several of her books. She does tell a good story, and here is her latest, which is […]

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