Sunday, April 16, 2017

Historical Heroes

Easter at Our House

Hello from Alaska,

We never know what the weather will be in Alaska for Easter. This year is looks to be partially sunny and in the 50's. 

We celebrate the holiness of the day and we enjoy family and friends. The grandchildren enjoy baskets carefully filled by the Easter Bunny. 

Breakfast this year is Scotch Eggs. 

Lunch is served at two in the afternoon. On the menu this year is:

Ham and Lamb are the main course. 

Sides include:
Corn, Asparagus
Pasta salad,  Potato salad, Green salad and Froggie Eye salad.

Plenty of Deviled eggs my mother always has for her Easter as I was growing up.

 My grandmother's homemade yeast rolls, a tradition we proudly carry on.

  Dessert is angel food cake, fresh fruit, and whipped cream

Tell us about your celebration!

Happy Easter to you and yours!


Check out my intro to my upcoming Alaska Series in this Anthology:

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Alyssa Bailey


Monday, March 27, 2017

Alaska's SEWARD'S DAY-Seward's Folly??

Its Seward's Day in Alaska and I wonder how many of you know about Seward and His Folly???

Sewards Day
Secretary of State William Seward brokered a steal of a deal in late night negotiations that resulted in a signed treaty at 4:00AM on March 30th, 1867.  However, that did not prevent his detractors from mocking him for buying a “frozen ice box”.  The cartoon below, which ran in Harper’s Weekly, captured the sentiment of a lot of Americans when it was announced that we gave the Russians $7.2 million for what was originally called “The Department of Alaska”.

Secretary Seward is depicted as an elderly mom who is consoling the upset child, President Andrew Johnson, who is looking at his own image as “King Andy”.  Uncle Sam is shown in the “Map of the Russian Fairyland” on the wall trudging in snowshoes across the icy tundra, planting American flags on Alaskan mountaintops, while the polar bears and walruses watch.  A picture of an Eskimo family is disparagingly labeled “One of the Advantages.” All for “only” (sarcasm intended) $7 million in gold!

 If you are from the GREAT STATE OF ALASKA, then you know that Seward's Folly was one of the best things that could have happened during Andy Jackson's presidency or any presidency. Alaska today brings diversity, oil, timber, incredible amounts of animals in the land, air, and sea. 
Here is a site with 50 interesting facts about Alaska. 

  And this is a place I call HOME- I am an Alaskan from Texas or is that a Texas Alaskan?? Who wouldn't want that same designation? 

And so, as a writer, I want to write about it. Here is my first, it is in the anthology we put out in February this year.


So, come and see what Alaska is all about first hand and I bet the old saying that once you've seen Alaska you will just have to come back. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Submission or freedom?

Today we have a new author to me and maybe you 
Brandi Evans

Brandi has brought us her new book:

Let's meet Brandi First:

      Brandi Evans was raised by a caravan of traveling Gypsies. She spent her days learning the ways of her people and her nights lost in legends as old as time. Okay, not really, but that's way more interesting than the truth!

In reality, Brandi grew up the oldest child of an ordinary family. Grade school, middle school, high school. Nothing extraordinary happened until she left the nest. She joined the military, went to college, got married, and became a mom. And somewhere along the way, she discovered she liked to read—and write!—stories hot enough to melt eReaders.

 Brandi is having a big giveaway...details below...

Here is a taste of what it is all about...

To find happiness, she must do something she swore she’d never do again. Let a man control her.

After beating cancer, Vivian goes on a mission to cleanse her life. First on the list, kicking her cheating, controlling husband to the curb. Second, she must discover the answer to a question that’s been haunting her. Is the love she harbors for Brock, her bad-boy brother-in-law, genuine or a chemotherapy-induced illusion?

Brock loves a woman he cannot have, his brother's wife. To claim her would be a betrayal. He knows loving her is wrong but he can't help it. So when circumstances bring them back together, he can no longer deny his forbidden attraction, and they unite in a  fury of passion, lust- and bondage.

 But Vivian isn’t prepared for Brock’s BDSM lifestyle, no matter how sexy he looks with his tats and leathers. After ten years with a controlling husband, submission is terrifying—but so is never being with Brock again.

Publisher’s note: His Forbidden Submissive contains adult material, including very strong language, depictions of bondage and discipline, and graphic descriptions of sexuality. If you do not care to read such material, please do not open this book

Want more? Good. I've read this book and there is plenty of loving.


       “Mmm, you’re playing with fire, baby.”

“I don’t mind getting a little singed.”

Brock spun around and pinned her against the wall. Big, strong hands shackled her arms above her head.  

“I don’t fuck gently, sweetheart. I don’t play games. I don’t relinquish control. And I never, never stop until I’m finished. If we do this, there will be no going back. Do you understand what that means?”

Her heart slammed against her ribs. Oh, wow. She hadn’t expected the raw power and need in his eyes. His desire terrified and inflamed her. For the past ten years, she’d only had one sexual partner, and Eugene had never so much as fucked her good and hard, forget the kind of primal response rolling off Brock, so forceful, so utterly and completely in control. So dominant…



Here is how you get your copy... 

Brandi's Amazon Page

Brandi's Webpage


Blushing Books



I’m doing a big giveaway that I’d like to share on the blog tour. Here’s a link to the blog where I spell out the details: GIVEAWAY

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