24 March 2015

A writer's mind....

Many things provoke stories to take root in the author's mind.  This image is one of those things.

However, I cannot find anything out about it.  It's image name is Millpark, but I am not able to find the origins of the image, who took it, or where the site is.  If anyone has any information, please let me know!!

Mystery Solved:

Abandoned Carbide Mill, Lac Meech, Quebec

Thomas Leopold "Carbide" Willson (March 14, 1860 – December 20, 1915) was a Canadian inventor.
He was born on a farm near Princeton, Ontario in 1860 and went to school in Hamilton, Ontario. By the age of 21, he had designed and patented the first electric arc lamps used in Hamilton. He moved to the United States in search of opportunities to sell his ideas.
In 1892, he discovered an economically efficient process for creating calcium carbide, which is used in the production of acetylene gas. In 1895, he sold his patent to Union Carbide.

In Days of Olde...lol

21 March 2015

Montlake promotions of Dawn's books for UK Kindle Readers

For UK Kindle Readers::
Blood Moon and The Brotherhood (Blood Moon Book 2) will be included in our Kindle Spring Sale in the UK marketplace, starting 3/23/2015 and running through 4/21/2015. This promotion offers customers the chance to purchase well-loved Kindle books at a discounted price.
Beginning 3/23/2015, you will see the promotion here:


Happy First day of Spring!!!!!!!!!

After this winter of 2015 - I am so happy to see Spring has sprung...lol

02 February 2015

Amazon Publishing offers special deal to Turbo Tax app users on Kindle

Very excited to announce Amazon Publishing is rewarding people who use Turbo Tax app through Kindle.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=10566987011# If you are using Turbo Tax through Kindle store - check it out - they are promoting Amazon's authors, nearly 3000 titles half off. From now until 7/31/2015
My Titles are included - Riding the Thunder, A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing, and The Invasion of Falgannon Isle

Dawn's titles are also included - Blood Moon, The Ravencliff Bride, The Waterlord, The Bride of Time, The Ravening, The Brotherhood, and the Falcon's Bride.
Her Dawn MacTavish tiles are included, too - The Marsh Hawk, Renegade Riders, Counterfeit Lady, Prisoner of the Flames, and The Privateer

01 February 2015

these boots were made for walking

My new boots....sadly while they are made for walking, I cannot walk in them very far because of the knee problems.  Candy Thompson made the boot-toppers with peacock buttons, perfect for them.

If you like the boot-stoppers you can buy Candy's toppers at  - ask for Becky

Serendipity Cafe and Gifts

(502) 222-4216

Sásta Lá Fhéile Bríde -- Happy St. Brid's Day

One of Jonathan Earl Bowser's most beautiful and enduring imagines, so perfect for St. Brid's Day.  Entitle REGENERATION, apt for this day.  Also, a hope for me.  I have been dealing with physical therapy for the past two months, and may be for a couple more.  I had several bad falls this past year, and the damage to my knees really has put me in a struggle to get back to walking without pain.  I am determined to be ready for the spring and summer coming, and won't let this slow me down for long.

Wishing you a new beginning to your year, a promise of spring.

Someone, please!, put sunglasses on that ground hog.

02 January 2015

My new coat....

I call it my Patrick McGoohan coat...lol (from Ice Station Zebra.)  Very toasty! Considering it's going to be bitter cold this coming week, I guess I am ready.

Don't you love my oh so fashionable knee braces?  Two more weeks of Physical Therapy so I guess it's good way to spend cold days.


26 December 2014

Happy Boxing Day!!

When I was small and the family still gathered for Yuletide, things were so traditional.   And in many ways more special.   Of course, there were chances of a White Christmas back then, which seems so rare these days.  With a good layer of snow on the ground, we would pull out the horse sleighs for Boxing Day, and ride around to visit neighbors and tenants.  While Christmas was always magical, I loved the unique time of the day following -- Boxing Day.  We made up cakes, cookies and small gifts, and we would deliver them.  The neighbors were thrilled to see us, and opened their doors; in turn, they offered their hospitality with cups of mead or wassail, and special treats of fairy cakes, yulelogs, fruit and nuts. We would get to see their trees.  Naturally, they were not the sleek, commercial versions we have today - but trees decorated with garlands made from strung popcorn and cranberries, and the ornaments were handmade or passed down for years, if not generations.  It was so exhilarating riding in the sleighs, all tucked up under thick wool tartans and furs, the sleigh bells jingling.  Such wonderful memories.

Alas, so rare comes the heavy snows, even less frequently is the White Christmas.  The family is scattered, off to form their own traditions. The sleighs set covered in an hold barn, dusty and ignored.  But I still hold tight to those cherish memories and keep Boxing Day in my heart.

25 December 2014

Montlake promoting two of Dawn's books

I love how Montlake Romance/ Amazon Publishing continually promotes their authors. 

 The Bride of Time and The Ravening (Blood Moon Book 3) will be included in our Kindle Book Sale in the US Kindle Store, starting 12/25/2014 and running through 1/25/2015. 

 Beginning 12/25/2014, you will see the promotion here: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=10300226011.

24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Nollaig Chridheil
to everyone

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hard to believe it's Christmas Eve!!! I always loved this day more than Christmas. Christmas seemed rather anti-climatic. So many memories crowd in on me this day. Of times past...of dear people and friends and cherished pets lost. So many white Christmases when there are few anymore. That child's view of the magic of this day...
Life changes, and I am content here in my small Victorian town. But for this day, my thoughts swirl with images of those no longer here and hold dear those reflections.

06 December 2014

Final days for Montlake Romance special sale price of A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing

A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing is included in a new Kindle promotion in the US, 200 Kindle ebooks for $1.99 each. That promotion began on November 19 and will run through December 14. You can see the promotion here: http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=10300225011

Montlake Romance offers two of Dawn's books for sale

Montlake Romance/Amazon Publishing is offer two of Dawn's books The Privateer and Prisoner of Flames in a new Kindle promotion in the US, the December Big Deal.
The ebooks will be priced at 1.99. This promotion will begin on December 5 and will run through December 21. Once live, you will be able to see the promotion here: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b…


Montlake Romance deal for The Invasion of Falgannon Isle

Montlake Romance has a new Kindle promotion in the US, the December Big Deal. The ebooks will be priced at 1.99.  And my title The Invasion of Falgannon Isle is also included, at 1.99. This promotion will begin on December 5 and will run through December 21.  you will be able to see the promotion here: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=6180870011

12 November 2014

Special sale price of Dawn's The Falcon's Bride

I’m very happy to let you know that The Falcon's Bride will be included in a new Kindle promotion in the US called the November Big Deal. It started Nov 7 and runs through Nov 23. The title will be priced at 0.99 for that time.

You can see the promotion here:   http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=6180870011

This was Dawn's third release for Dorchester Publishing. They were shortsighted with anticipation of sale of a new author, and so it sold out right after release. It took too long to get more printed and on the shelf, so a lot of people couldn't find it. Now Montlake Romance/Amazon Publishing has the rights, I am happy to see this book out there...especially at this delight price!!

26 September 2014

Remember me Thursday - Sept 25th

Check out Remember Me Thursday PSA to raise awareness and be a #LightForPets.

Remember Me Thursday is TOMORROW: Sep. 25

Remember Me Thursday is a project of Helen Woodward Animal Center >>> www.jgalaxy.us/Wn0i5S