Dragons of Challon series

Dragons of Challon series
the novels and novellas in the series

19 September 2016

Talk Like a Pirate Day free lunch


I got to wear my pirate hat that hubby got me last year.  Anyone dressing like a pirate got a free lunch at Long John Silver's.  Cool deal, argh!!



Candy dressed for Talk Like a Pirate Day lunch!!!



Free dinners because we wore our pirate hats at Long John Silver's!!!

 

Snoopy is celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day, too!

18 September 2016

Kentucky Highland's Celtic Festival


me at Michael's Inn enjoying Drunk & Sailor at the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Celtic Festival


me with Erika Napier -- I think I am surrounded by Hobbits!


Candy with dear friend Erika Napier



Candy in front of Napier Arts


Erika Napier testing a new venue for people, panning for gems and stones.  It went over with a boom!


The biggest crowd for the Highland Games ever!

 

Plenty of great items for Christmas on sale.


Can you get any more Celtic than this lass?


was a BIG crowd, nearly three time the people as last year, and that was ins spite of the rain showers

 

Bob Watters (Cap'n Amos) with Whitney Christensen


Drunk & Sailor giving a rousing show!!



Candy at Michaela's Inn


Candy and I am ready to head home after a wonderful evening!!!





Videos of Bob Watters and Drunk & Sailor



A Convenient Marriage by Maggie Tideswell




The idea of two complete strangers getting hitched has always intrigued me, for one simple reason—why would they do such a thing? Could such a relationship succeed? By successful relationship, I understand not only the longevity of the marriage…but is it possible for the participants to actually fall in love with each other in such a strange arrangement? Love is found in the most unexpected places.



A Convenient Marriage grew over a number of years. The basic story was simple—a divorcee with two children, an ex-husband being difficult over visitation, as well as a fiancée unable to commit. Holly’s friends suggested that she needed a new husband, placing an advert in the paper for one behind her back. Joshua was struck by a simple plan when he saw the ad and responded to it.
Why would Holly marry a man she’d never met, and why would Joshua respond to an ad for a husband, then actually propose to a woman he had never clapped eyes on? So, in came the dawdling fiancée, Nicole. Both Holly and Joshua were justified in not planning the marriage to be a real one, because they each had an agenda of their own, but Nicole was the injured party. For their plan to succeed, they had to marry—the real kind, down to that all-important piece of paper married—and they had to seem to be totally in love with each other. That it is all a scam, only they would know.
And here comes the ‘but’. Holly and Joshua’s plans go awry from the moment they meet on the steps of the chapel where their fake marriage is to take place, when both recognize the immediate attraction. Back at Joshua’s wine estate—yes, he is a rich landowner where Holly expected him to be a pauper—Holly meets Joshua’s mother, his brother and sister-in-law, and Nicole, the fiancée, who found out about Joshua’s duplicity in a room full of people. No one can blame Nicole for being a tad upset. Or can they? To add to Holly’s woes, she seems to have acquired a ‘ghost’ demanding she tell a story.

Amidst Nicole’s shenanigans, Joshua’s mother’s disapproval, Holly’s ex’s aggression, and the ghost following Holly around, will these two accomplish what they set out to do? Or will life get in the way?

Joshua’s and Holly’s journey through the uncharted seas of a blind marriage, where no rules apply, is a stormy one. Place your order here:

About the Author
Maggie Tideswell lives in Johannesburg—South Africa, with her husband, Gareth. She began writing when her kids were still very young, squeezing a few paragraphs at a time between the hectic schedule of raising three children, and working full time in the catering industry. She wrote many books before considering having them published. Now that the children have all made lives for themselves, there is more time for writing.

After much experimentation, Maggie writes passionate paranormal romance, of varying levels of heat. The paranormal, things that happen for which there are no logical explanations and ghosts are of particular interest to Maggie. What events in a person’s life would prevent that person from ‘resting’ after death? The ‘Old Religion’ is another special interest. And love, of course. Why do people fall in love? What keeps them together for a lifetime when so many relationships fail?
Maggie’s advice to aspirant novelists is two-fold. Never give up, and write every day. Writing is a craft that has to be honed with practice. And the only way to practice writing is by doing it. And a bonus, never stop reading your favorite genre. Reading it and writing it is the only training for a writer.



“Maggie Tideswell's latest novel, A Convenient Marriage, will have you turning pages as her characters cope with a marriage of convenience, well-meaning but nosy friends, a meddling ghost, jealous exes, and more. My advice: Make room on your Keepers shelf for this story!” (Loree Lough, best-selling author of 107 award-winning books, including Harlequin Heartwarming's "Those Marshall Boys" series.)

12 September 2016

Pagan Pride Day in Louisville -- was a perfect day!!



Me on Pagan Pride Day in Louisville



Candy at the Pagan Pride Day

  

  

Candy with Dragon Bob of Once Upon a Dragon Time


Candy getting a hug from Cap'n Amos (Bob Watters) of Drunk 'n Sailor

  

Erika Napier working the coward


Monica Boes one of the Princesses of Louisville helping Dragon Bob with his show.


Whitney Christensen arriving with Bob Watters.


Monica Boes

 




Bob Watters socializing 



Lady Blacksmith!!


Bob Watters and Erika Napier


Ghost Stories on the Square


Me having supper on the square before Ghost Stories on the Square takes place. 
PERFECT evening for it.


 

Candy looking great after a minor set back with her heart.




Crowd gatherings for the storytellers.


 

Nancy Paradis's amazing kiddos -  Mallory and Macy!!

   

The two Barbaras --- Barbara Todd of BD Beads and Barbara Manely, with Barbara M. opening the Ghost Stories



The Langlois.come to join the festivities -- all they way from Canada



The first storyteller opens with a cautionary tale about black bubble gum


One Nineteen West Main was all aglow 


Twilight brought on a parade of colors

  

Beautiful lights cast into the trees - a beautiful eerie effect


A tale of BB and CC and the Ghost in the Closet

   

What a wonderful night....