Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Peeking Through Wooden Blinds by Jane Reinhart
Paige Henderson and Joey Novak are planning their wedding. But a devastating and
mysterious phone call leads Paige onto a path of self-destruction and into the
arms of the wrong man. Her ensuing marriage to Nick Bruska becomes a nightmare
and she struggles to regain self-worth. Joey has never forgotten Paige. Will he
ever see her again? Only then could they discover the terrible mistake that
changed the course of their lives.
The invitation list included Bob and Maura, a couple who also grew up with
Nick. While Paige was mingling with guests in the living room, Nick and Maura
were in the basement playroom watching television. Bob walked downstairs to
inform his wife it was time to go. All of a sudden, the irate husband came
storming upstairs to confront Paige.
"Do you know what your husband is doing?" Bob screamed.
Paige was dazed and uncertain.
"He is lying on the couch with my wife, and he has his arms wrapped around
While Paige was trying to create a suitable excuse for Nick's behavior, Maura
ran upstairs to explain her innocence. After a brief scolding from her husband,
she directed her comments to Paige.
"Don't listen to Bob," Maura said. "He has a bad temper. You know Nick and I
have been close for a long time, and he wasn't doing anything wrong."
Bob and Maura left while the other guests were still trying to close their
Paige knew Maura spoke the truth. Nick took all aspects of his personality to
the limit, especially his affectionate nature, but she gave him an impending
"NIck," she started, "one day your over-friendless is going to get you into a
lot of trouble."
Nick agreed, but didn't absorb her warning.
Insisting that it was "nice to be nice," the sociable husband assured his wife
that he knew where to draw the line. For instance, Nick confessed that, once,
when a young woman offered him her phone number after an evening of pinball
challenge, he declined and told the girl he was married. With a gallant air, he
shared the story now to prove his fidelity. Paige reminded him that if he spent
hours cavorting with female competitors, he was already straddling the fence.
Furthermore, she argued that women on the prowl always checked a man's hand to
see if he was sporting a wedding ring. That was something Nick refused to do;
explaining that, since he was a tradesman, wearing one presented the dangerous
risk of getting the ring caught in machinery. He added that when he retired, he
would wear the band of gold with pride.
Trust regained its stronghold, and another obvious wave of the red flag was
Jane Reinhart, author and poet, resides in Westchester County, New York, with
her husband and three dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and cooking.
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Friday, July 26, 2013
Flash Fiction Friday, July 27,2013
Roki knew this war would end one day. Not in this place or under these circumstances, but arrive nonetheless. He’d hoped he would have seen it from his vantage point in the sky. A sword of the enemy had sliced through his once shimmering, white wing, making it impossible to regain flight. Now the only thing left to do was to tear those who would hurt the humans to pieces on the precious earth they protected.
The fighting between to the two fractions had hit an all time low. Now the humans knew of the destruction and treachery in a place they deemed holy. Heaven was no longer a place of peace and harmony. Fear-filled screams could be heard in the distance as the souls ran in earnest to avoid the carnage. Who could blame them really? They had no protection other than their appointed saviors.
The flaming pain from behind blurred his vision.
Death was approaching.
“Mamma, who is that?” the five year old, little boy asked.
Seeing the curiosity in his sparkling blue eyes, his mother explained why she’d brought him there today. “The statue you see before you is of one of the bravest heavenly fighters ever witnessed. Though it’s black and made of metal, he’s just as beautiful this way as he was the day he died. Like you, he had long, blond, curly waves. His sapphire eyes twinkled with mischief the same way yours do. He died protecting me that day.” Sylvan took a shaky breath, letting a tear flow down her cheek uninhibited.
Nodding, the small child wiped a stray lock of blond hair from his eyes as he looked up. “So he was a hero?”
“Yes, Roki, he was. He was also your father.”
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Book To Book Reviews: Indivisible Line by Lorenz Font - Blog tour review...: Title; Indivisible Line Author; Lorenz Font Format; eBook Source; Publisher/Author for blog tour Publisher; Renaissance Romance Pu...
Posted by The On Call Writer at 7:44 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The World of LJ Harris: Review: Summer Heat Anthology: When I heard that three of my favorite authors, Forbes Arnone, M. B. Feeney and R. E. Hargrave were going to be publishing an anthology ...
Posted by The On Call Writer at 3:35 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Hive: Review by Lexi of Indivisible Line by Lorenz Font: Summary Pre-med student Sarah Jones is back in Beaver, Alaska, for summer vacation. A loyal member of the Gwich’in tribe, she acce...
Posted by The On Call Writer at 7:22 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Elizabeth Lawrence, Author & Professional Oddity: Cover Reveal: R.E. Hargrave's A Divine Life: On August 6th, Renaissance Romance Publishing will be releasing A Divine Life , the sequel to R.E. Hargrave's To Serve is Divine . ...
Posted by The On Call Writer at 10:55 AM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Babu's Bookshelf: Review-To Serve is Divine by R.E. Hargrave: Synopsis: Catherine O’Chancey is a reserved, demure, and graceful submissive. All traits she trained hard to enhance when she discovered th...
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Sarah Says: READ ROMANCE: RELEASE DAY PROMO & REVIEW: In My Mother's Footst...: In My Mother’s Footsteps by Forbes Arnone Anela Alborn’s life is a lie. After growing up without the love of a father, her mot...
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