Mike Duncan - Please Love Me
1ST SINGLE OFF THE NEW ALBUM 'AM I HERE'
28 September 2020
10 September 2020
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01 September 2020
23 August 2020
He is a hunter...despite being a scion of one of the most respected families of the ton, he enjoys solving the mysteries that life presents...at a price. And he is hot on the trail of a burglar robbing the titled members of London society.
She is saddled with a scatterbrained, matchmaking Grandmother and a retired battman for a butler...and a black cat named Romeo...and carries a world of secrets. One slip and it will cost her everything.
Neither is seeking romance...only sometimes love happens when you least expect it....
(just gotta throw in here.... doesn't that blurb just give you the feel-good anticipation shivers? Gotta say, it totally delivered and then some!)
Mighty stories can be found in small packages, and A Cat in Jackboots is a perfect example of this! If you want a shorter story you can absorb in one setting, but yet close the last page feeling like you're walking away from a full-length story that lingers, this is one to pick up!
I adored everything about this story - from the bit of intrigue and the games played, to from the sparks that flew and the surprises that had perfect timing, to the laughter and the happy sighs, they all weaved together into a delightfully easy and engrossing story - which is just perfect for life lately.
It's been a long, long time since I've read a regency-era story, and just like with her medieval tales, Deborah Macgillivray delivered an amazing story that I fell hard into and didn't want to leave.
21 July 2020
01 May 2020
09 April 2020
How are you doing during this social distancing? I am doing fine, but then I was ahead of the curve. I have been wearing a mask since October 2018, when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. After his death, I stopped wearing them last summer, but again masks would come into my life. I went back to them in October 2019 because I was going to have surgery on my jaw to remove a ameloblastoma. I got a really nifty one, washable and with filters, that makes me look like Winter Solider...lol. No one says we cannot deal with such things in style.
Another instance was in a store just as the virus was starting to hit. Candy Thompson and I were out shopping. I gave her a Winter Soldier mask, too. She has heart problems, asthma and is in the target range of most vulnerable. So this young man was checking out in front of us. He gets a cause of the sniggers over our masks. He even leaned to the cashier and said, "Some people are taking this virus thing to the extreme." She knew I heard, so she blushed, but she giggled and agreed with the guy. Well, enough is enough! I learned toward them and said, "I am not protecting me--I am protecting YOU." Then I managed a really good hacking cough. Suddenly, they lost the snide comments and looked like they wanted to jump up on the conveyor belts. I had a feeling they had a new view on face masks!
As to the social distancing, I live alone since my husband passed last year. Candy lives alone. We get our groceries through Walmart Pickup. They put them in the car for us. We wear our masks and when handling the groceries we wear disposable gloves, then wash hands. We are both rather isolated. Neither of us will see other people. I go over and help her take out her trash, feed her a lunch to make sure she is eating well. Not very hard to do at all.
As a writer, I am conditioned to be alone for long stretches of time. NANO is having their Camp Nano...so I am pushing to write 50,000 words this month. Perfect timing.
So I am doing okay. Please stay safe. You have computers, phone and television to entertain you. And don't forget the books. You could escape to go visit my Montgomerie Sisters, or go back in time with the Ogilvie Women and the Men of Challan. They would appreciate the company.
28 March 2020
portrait done from Dawn's last photo
And she gave me her sister Candy to watch over, to be my pal and constant companion. I am facing losing another person dear to me--my husband--and Candy is right there at my elbow, giving me strength and support.
Dawn's high school portrait