Saturday, March 23, 2013

.99 cent SALE!

Here's the link to purchase this delightful short story on Amazon. You can also look under 'my books' tab above and find links to purchase Night Bird and Man of Her Dreams. And as always, thank you so much for your support.   

For a limited time (like 2 weeks) you can get Night Bird for .99cents! I know, it's only a buck and a quarter normally, but hey, who doesn't like a sale?

Here's a sample of what readers have to say:

What a charming story! May 8, 2012
By Diane

Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

A ship's captain washes ashore and is rescued by an angel. Literally. Emma has one gift to give the man near death--time. Time to come to terms with his death, time to rectify a wrong, time to love once more.

Teresa Blue's debut novella is a winner. Emma's earlier sacrifice tugs at the heartstrings. She's always put others before herself. You want to root for her to find the love that has been missing in her solitary life. Travis is the man who can make her whole. Well done, Ms. Blue.
 Highly Recommend May 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
NIGHT BIRD by author Teresa Blue is a great short story. Travis a ship captain is found by Emma a paranormal being washed up on the shore. Emma has special abilities that help the dying complete their journey to death by finishing unfinished business. In the end Travis helps Emma with some of her own dreams never completed. This story is a fast read and I highly recommend it. This book was received for the purpose of an honest review.



Still need convincing?  Read on....
Travis Howland washes up on the shores of Lost Isle and into the arms of an angel.

Known as the Night Bird, Emma Samson dedicates her afterlife to a solitary existence on Lost Isle, easing the passage of the dying. When she finds Travis weak and desperate, she gives him the only gift she has--a few more days to settle his affairs before his death.

Sorely lacking in faith, Travis lives life with no thought for the future. When his lovely rescuer claims he has died, he can't believe it. He must warn his father that their ship was plundered by a greedy business partner, but only a leap of faith can save him.

Together, Emma and Travis use his last few hours to avenge the traitorous deeds that torment him, and along the way discover that love can be found in any stage of life…even after death.
I love it and even as the author, I've read it at least, oh, say a few hundred times! 
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Cooking for fun!

After many years of cooking for my family, it seems lately I look farther and harder for ways to make a nutritious meal without it being the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. I’m coming to the end of the kettle, so to speak, when it comes to ways to cook goulash. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a very big fan of pasta, and agree there’s nothing like a quick pot of spaghetti, cheesy-tuna casserole or hearty chicken noodle soup to fill the stomach and feed the soul. But there’s gotta be meals the kids will eat besides noodles, right?


When in question, research. Hit the shelves…and I pulled out a cookbook I haven’t opened in years. Before long, I’m sitting at the table, grinning, flipping one page after another. I’ve had this cookbook forever and remember buying it not for the recipes, but the lovely photos inside. Every time I open it, it takes me back in time. When I was a kid sitting of the lid of the big freezer, kept on the front porch, with my cousin Johnny, and waiting for Sunday dinner. Actually, we were waiting for the chicken to drop. You’ve heard the expression “Like a chicken with its head chopped off”? Seriously folks…they run. Like crazy…big, whirly loops around the yard while my uncle stands watching with an ax still dripping blood. Well, believe me when I say the only safe place was the top of the freezer!


We’d have chicken and dumplings’, a berry cobbler and icy cold milk. Later, we’d play tag outside for hours until the sun went down and then switch our efforts to catching lightening bugs and putting them in pickle jars.

Great times. And you can see why I love this book. It’s kind of like a family album.

Tell me, have you ever heard of a ‘Kiss Me Not Sandwich’? Or how about a ‘Cooter Pie’? Does anyone know… what exactly IS a Cooter? I’m not sure. But reading the recipe, I think it’s some kind of shellfish. Lobster, maybe?  


And I’m not one to overlook desert. This book is loaded with good selections. My mouth waters just thinking about ‘Vickie’s Stickies’. And remind me to copy down the recipe for the ‘Resurrection Cake’ served with ‘Whisky sauce’. I know my mom would get a kick out of that come the next church basement dinner.

Isn’t that what good food is all about? Fun times gathered around the table with family and friends.

Oops…but I’ve gotta get busy. After all, Monday night is family night around here. They’ll be expecting something. Who knows…I might even try Freda’s Five-Can Casserole.  Quick, easy and delicious!