Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Andrew Joyce, Molly Stevens and Deanna Kahler


The first author today with a new review is Andrew Joyce for his recently published Bedtime Stories for Adults.

About Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups.

Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups is a jumble of genres—seven hundred pages of fiction and non-fiction … some stories included against the author’s better judgment. If he had known that one day they’d be published, he might not have been as honest when describing his past. Here is a tome of true stories about the author’s criminal and misspent youth, historical accounts of the United States when She was young, and tales of imagination encompassing every conceivable variety—all presented as though the author is sitting next to you at a bar and you’re buying the drinks as long as he keeps coming up with captivating stories to hold your interest.

Comprised of 218,000 words, you’ll have plenty to read for the foreseeable future. This is a book to have on your night table, to sample a story each night before extinguishing the lights and drifting off to a restful sleep.

Mr. Joyce sincerely hopes that you will enjoy his stories because, as he has stated, “It took a lot of living to come up with the material for some of them.”

Andrew Joyce is the recipient of the 2013 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Western for his novel, Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.

His book Yellow Hair was awarded Book of the Year by Just Reviews and Best Historical Fiction of 2016 by Colleen’s Book Reviews.

The most recent review for the book.

 Perspectivepower, Annette Rochelle AbenHis World and Welcome to It! November 1, 2017

If you could imagine having a best friend who lived a life that was fuller than any life you ever could, that would be Andrew Joyce. In his book, Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups, you’ll read of his adventures (real or imagined) and find yourself going back to your favorites simply because you can’t believe if he really “did that” or not. I have read Joyce’s historical fiction and this book lets his storytelling abilities shine. Read one at a time or read several in one sitting but you WILL read the entire book at some point and then, you’ll go back and read again because Joyce has a way of bringing you into his world and making you want to stay there.

Read the reviews and buy the book : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075V8XNTC

and Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075V8XNTC

Also by Andrew Joyce

51jymdwgckl-_uy250_ 51wekgjv4l-_uy250_ 511xzy2h0cl-_uy250_Read the reviews and buy all the books: https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Joyce/e/B00EUCFDTM

and: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-Joyce/e/B00EUCFDTM

61uytgjxb0l-_ux250_Connect to Andrew: https://andrewjoyce.wordpress.com/

The next author is Molly Stevens whose debut release is a picture book story for those of us of a certain age. Boomer on the Ledge was released at the end of September and sounds like a perfect gift for Christmas.

About Boomer on the Ledge.

Do you believe aging is grim? Something to tolerate while waiting for the reaper? Be prepared to challenge this assumption when you read: Introducing: Boomer on the Ledge.™ Molly Stevens observed her grandsons discovering Christmas magic with an elf who monitored their behavior and reported it to Santa. As invasive as that seemed, she realized no one watches people in her age group unless scanning for signs of dementia. She felt invisible and needed validation. So she created a little doll whose daily surprises reminded her how being a boomer is both harrowing and hilarious. From the mundane to the sublime, let Boomer on the Ledge™ help you transform grim into grins while you explore the antics of an aging boomer.

One of the recent reviews for the book

What a great idea to have a elf to take care of we boomers. Kids have them. Why not us? That’s the theme of Molly Stevens cute little picture book for adults, Boomer on the Ledge. Whether it be getting dressed, handling finances, health issues, or just life as a boomer, Molly and her very cute doll, have advice for us all. Nice work, Molly. May I have the doll?

Read the reviews and buy the book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Boomer-Ledge-Molly-Stevens-ebook/dp/B075YBHMZ7

and at Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boomer-Ledge-Molly-Stevens-ebook/dp/B075YBHMZ7

Connect to Molly Stevens via her website: http://www.shallowreflections.com

And the final author today with recent reviews is Deanna Kahler for Part of Me.

About Part of Me

Somewhere in the far reaches of his memory is a secret so powerful, it will change his life. Chase is an ordinary teen growing up in a Midwestern town north of Detroit. But in between studying, football games, and girls, he’s plagued by images of a fiery plane crash. To top it off, a mysterious woman keeps appearing in his dreams. What he feels for her is more powerful than anything he’s ever experienced. The only problem: he has no idea who she is. When life throws him an unexpected curveball, Chase has no choice but to search for the missing piece of his psyche. If only he could remember…

One of the recent reviews for the book

REVIEWED BY: LINDA TONIS MEMBER OF THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE REVIEW TEAM
Seventeen year old Chase has had nightmares for years. Every nightmare involves a plane crashing and a beautiful woman. Psychologists determined that his nightmares were due to PSTD since his father died in a plane crash when Chase was six years old but that doesn’t account for the fact that he still has them and that they involve a beautiful woman.

Chase is going on spring break with his friends and girlfriend Kaitlyn a girl who was his best friend until they decided to become a couple. Kaitlyn loves Chase but Chase loves the woman in his visions and nightmares and eventually feels he has to be honest with Kaitlyn. While in Panama City he breaks the news to her that he loves a woman he sees in his dreams and is determined to find her. He has always felt that something was missing in his life and he always did whatever others thought he should do. If he ever hopes to find happiness and love he must find out if the woman is from his past or is in his future.

Chase decides to go for regression hypnosis but it still doesn’t answer the questions he has. Who is this woman he once yelled out Darla after a panic attack? Is she still alive? Is she his destiny? So his next step is to go to a private detective to find Darla. What he finds is definitely not what he expected.

While Chase is searching for the woman in his nightmares that same woman is searching for him. She apparently is more aware of what is going on then Chase but she is not ready to face him. Who is she? Does she have the answers he needs? Will he finally find that missing piece of himself?

This was a beautiful story of a love that will not end. It is a story of two people searching for each other, one who knows why and one who is still searching. There are surprises and the characters are wonderful. This is a book that would appeal to old and young alike because love is for everyone.

 

 

Read the other reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Part-Me-Deanna-Kahler-ebook/dp/B0719CVMJ8

And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Part-Me-Deanna-Kahler-ebook/dp/B0719CVMJ8

Also by Deanna Kahler

Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Deanna-Kahler/e/B00CQLTTV2/

And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deanna-Kahler/e/B00CQLTTV2

Read more reviews and follow Deanna on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7087819.Deanna_Kahler

Connect to Deanna via her website: http://www.deannakahler.com

 

 

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Boomer on the Ledge by Molly Stevens


A warm welcome to Molly Stevens whose debut release is a picture book story for those of us of a certain age. Boomer on the Ledge was released last week and sounds like a perfect gift for Christmas.

About Boomer on the Ledge.

Do you believe aging is grim? Something to tolerate while waiting for the reaper? Be prepared to challenge this assumption when you read: Introducing: Boomer on the Ledge.™ Molly Stevens observed her grandsons discovering Christmas magic with an elf who monitored their behavior and reported it to Santa. As invasive as that seemed, she realized no one watches people in her age group unless scanning for signs of dementia. She felt invisible and needed validation. So she created a little doll whose daily surprises reminded her how being a boomer is both harrowing and hilarious. From the mundane to the sublime, let Boomer on the Ledge™ help you transform grim into grins while you explore the antics of an aging boomer.

You can buy the book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Boomer-Ledge-Molly-Stevens-ebook/dp/B075YBHMZ7

and at Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boomer-Ledge-Molly-Stevens-ebook/dp/B075YBHMZ7

About Molly Stevens

Molly Stevens arrived late to the writing desk but is forever grateful her second act took this direction instead of karaoke or trampling competitors at the all-you-can-eat buffet. Molly believes humor is the emollient that soothes life’s rough patches and promotes these convictions in her blog: Shallow Reflections. She won third place in the 2017 National Society of Newspaper Columnists writing contest and is a contributing author for These Summer Months: Stories from the Late Orphan Project, edited by Anne Born.

She is a featured contributor for Humor Outcasts and part of the Bangor Daily News blogging network. Her guest posts have appeared on: Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, Better after 50, Sizzling Towards 60, Mostly Blogging, and Sixty and Me. Molly grew up on a potato farm in northern Maine, where she wore a snowsuit over both her Halloween costume and her Easter dress. She lives in central Maine, and when she’s not writing, working or watching the New England Patriots win super bowls, she and her husband, Patrick, love to spend time with their son, daughter-in-law and two perfect grandsons. This is Molly’s first book.

Connect to Molly through her blog and social Media.

Blog/Website: http://www.shallowreflections.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shallowreflections/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShallRef
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mstevens1953/shallow-reflections/
Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MollyStevensPerham/posts
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mstevens1983/

Thank you for dropping by and it would be great if you could spread the news of Molly’s new book far and wide.. thanks Sally

Smorgasbord Health – Cook from Scratch – Is it wrong to swear when baking for the church pie sale? by Molly Stevens


Sometimes our efforts in the kitchen, especially when it is for a special occasion or event do not go according to plan.. even with a little prayer.. Molly Stevens of Shallow Reflections shares her experience.. one that I have enjoyed myself many times…. which is why I always keep a tub of ice-cream in the freezer and some frozen berries!

By the way Molly has been nominated for this year’s Blogger’s Bash Awards in the Hidden Gem Category.

You can vote for Molly and your favourite bloggers in the ten categories and voting ends on June 2nd. http://sachablack.co.uk/2017/05/18/2017-annual-bloggers-bash-awards-voting-open-bloggersbash-bloggersbash/

Is it wrong to swear when baking for church pie sale?

For our annual church pie sale, I usually keep it simple and use convenient pie crusts that unfold from a box, loading them with sweet, stress-free fillings.

But one lovely summer evening after a satisfying day at the office, I announced I was going to make lemon meringue pies from scratch. Patrick pointed out that this might not be the best night to experiment in the kitchen, but I forged ahead with luscious delusions of grandeur dancing in my head.

I congratulated myself on remaining calm while ‘no fail pie crust’ dough stuck to my rolling-pin. I employed utmost patience while I lined tiny aluminum pie plates with ragged ribbons of mangled pastry.

When I took a flip on the flour-coated floor, a couple of curse words escaped my pristine lips. But I dusted myself off, rationalizing that my slip of the tongue was excusable, since I didn’t take the Lord’s name in vain.

While my pastry masterpieces were browning in a 450-degree oven, I whisked boiling lemon filling, and beat egg whites. Patrick couldn’t help but notice I was a little agitated when he helped me wrestle the filled pies into the oven. Wisdom prevailed, and he refrained from reminding me of his earlier warning about tackling this culinary adventure on a blistering, humid evening, after a long, stressful day at the office.

He had no cutting retort as I glared at him, my lips pressed together restraining these bitter sentiments, “For the love of God, why didn’t you talk me out of this?” Under my torrid breath, I muttered a stronger profanity, but rationalized it was permissible, since it was unintelligible.

As my physical and emotional temperatures rose, I watched through the smudged oven window while copious chunks of crust crumbled into a lake of fire and brimstone. I had an asthma attack when I opened the oven door, and inhaled toxic black smoke. Wheezing and coughing made it difficult to steady the pies, and molten, lemony lava crested and receded, threatening to overflow the crusts’ jagged edges.

The smoke detector made a piercing announcement that the house might be on fire, and the dog began to bark and run in circles around my legs. I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience when to my horror, I finally uttered an expletive that shattered a commandment.

Once the pies were on the cooling racks, weeping syrupy meringue tears, I rationalized that I had done what any Christian would do under the circumstances: given a shout out to Jesus for help in a desperate situation.

I’m sure that even the most pie-ous among you will not cast judgment on me for swearing (or writing bad puns) now that you know the full story. After all, didn’t Jesus say not to look at the speck of pie crust in your neighbor’s eye, when you have a whole lemon meringue pie in yours?

©2015, Stevens. All rights reserved.

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About Molly Stevens

My name is Molly and I arrived late to the writing desk, but am forever grateful my second act took this direction instead of adult tricycle racing or hoarding cats.

I grew up on a potato farm in northern Maine, where I wore a snowsuit over both my Halloween costume and my Easter dress. No one knows for sure if my ideas result from eating too many carbs, or childhood exposure to herbicides.

I have ‘practiced’ professional nursing for *mumble,mumble* years, and someday hope I’ll be competent or retired, whichever comes first. My husband, Patrick, is watching for early signs of dementia, and will have me put in a home when I show an enthusiasm for camping.

When I’m not writing, working or watching the Patriots win super bowls, I love to spend time with our son, daughter-in-law and two perfect grandsons.

Connect to Molly

Blog: http://www.shallowreflections.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShallRef
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/molly.stevens1

Would be delighted to share your Cook from Scratch stories, even the disastrous ones.  Contact me at sally.cronin@moyhill.com

Thanks to Molly for sharing her post and to you for dropping by… Sally