Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Guide from Photos.com



Valentine's Day Gift Guide from Photos.com

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For an inspired Valentine's Day gift, send a beautiful framed photo. It's worth at least a thousand words, it says "I love you" every day of the year, the flowers never wilt and the calorie-free chocolates never melt!
Many of these Photos.com images were showcased on The Ellen Degeneres Show on December 22 as part of her 12 Days of Giveaways. Therefore Photos.com is offering visitors 25% off sitewide when you use Code: ELLEN25 (promotion valid through 3/31/15).
Order by 1/31 for your gift to arrive by 2/14!
Photos.com most popular option: Unframed canvas keeps the focus on the image for a modern gallery look.
Slim Aarons ended his war service as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank with a deep distaste for war. His mission, he famously stated, was to photograph "attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places."
This photo was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt during an impromptu VJ Day celebration following announcement of the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII.
The Michael Ochs collection is a stunning visual encyclopedia of American popular music, inviting you inside the lives of the greatest musicians of all time ¿ from live performances to studio sessions, at work and at play.






These would be great Valentine gifts for that special someone in your life, and they can be ordered directly from this article by clicking on the links.  Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The First Snow of Winter - Oh My . . .


I woke up this morning to the first official snow of the Winter here in the Washington, DC area. We had a light dusting in November, but that hardly counts – besides, November is still Fall.

Since December 26, I've been getting myself physically ready for this – shoveling hundreds of pounds of the cold white stuff off my driveway. My exercise regimen, including walking, meditation, and some weight exercises, is two days exercise, one day recovery, and for the past week, I've been feeling stronger and ready for the snow demons
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There they were this morning – a white blanket covering lawn, driveway and street. I have a dental appointment today, and if I want to make it – I thought – the snow had to go. So, out I went, snow shovel at the ready. I was going great guns until it was brought to my attention that I’d neglected an important element of any job I endeavor to do around the house – how to deal with a micro-managing, anal retentive spouse who insists on supervising everything I do down to the tiniest detail. Believe me, a few minutes of that, when your calves are burning and your back is aching from hefting snow, is taxing. Fortunately, because I meditate, I’m able with a little effort to disconnect myself mentally from bothersome people or events, so after a few minutes of my silent heaving of snow (my way, not hers, which takes twice as long), she decided I was too stubborn and went inside to brew a pot of tea. She’s a micromanager, but she can be considerate in her own way. A hot cup of tea helped mitigate the annoyance I felt about her standing behind me trying to direct the snow shovel.


Next time it snows, I’m getting up before 5:00 am, while she’s still asleep, and removing it. That’ll show her! 

'Come, The Dark': Rebecca Hamilton's New Release!


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Thanks for stopping by to view this quick announcement on Rebecca Hamilton's latest release, COME, THE DARK, book 2 in the Forever Girl series. Although this book is the second in the series, it is a complete standalone following a completely new set of characters. And you can grab your copy today for only $0.99! Still apprehensive about reading the second book in a series? Well, you can grab the prequel, HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL, off kindle--Always Free--and on January 9th, THE FOREVER GIRL will be free also, for the first time ever! Worried you might forget the date? Join the mailing list using the option on the Rafflecopter below and you'll receive a reminder on January 9th to download your free copy anytime between January 9th and 13th!
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COME, THE DARK

by USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Hamilton
Come, the Dark 2Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.
The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.
Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.
A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.
TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse.
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THE FOREVER GIRL

by USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Hamilton
NOW OPTIONED FOR FILM!
Beautiful blonde with dandelionsAt twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.
Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she'd settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous. One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor's hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him. The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.
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About the Author

BeccaRebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author who also dabbles in Horror and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. You can follow her on twitter @InkMuse

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