Having blocks of time to write is pure luxury. Before, when raising a family and working as a teacher or computer programmer, tantalizing tales of dark deeds and people facing them swirled in my head. Lucky for me, I can write them now. My husband, a CPA with his own busy practice, and I are almost empty nesters. Isn't it terrific when kids want to become independent?
Veronica Keane is in Havana, attending a conference and hoping to win a coveted grant. She doesn’t expect instant attraction to her sexy competition, Carlos Montoya, freelancer for the Havana Port Authority. When Roni is pulled into dangerous drug dealings, Carlos vows to protect her. But after a passion-filled night, will she stay in Havana if Carlos wins the grant, or kiss her lover goodbye?
Tori Rourke was framed by the mob. A decade later, attorney Grady Fletcher appeals and wins her release. Now, going by Victoria Morningstar, she runs a food truck from a seedy waterfront neighborhood, hoping to find her cousin's kidnapper. It becomes clear Grady and Tori are falling fast for each other, but he has questions about her involvement with the mob. More importantly, can he trust her?
Finbar Donahue discovers cash is being siphoned monthly after his partner, Les, is shot and killed in a random drive-by. Struggling to stay afloat, he hires Les' late partner, Amy Kintyre, to manage his accounts. When she finds Les' secret bank account, she alerts Finn. Sparks fly between them as danger surrounds them. Stakes are high as Finn tracks assassins across the San Bernardino Mountains.
Point of View is one of fiction writing's most difficult elements to master and is vital for success. POV, the position of the narrator in relation to the story, is at the heart of writing romance. Aspire to write effective POV, and inspiration for your romance novel will follow. Authors succeed with Kathleen Rowland's "video camera on the head" technique.
A meteor bombardment throws Earth into a 2nd Ice Age. Yardley Van Dyke promised her dying mother she'd care for their family by growing food in their greenhouse. With changing family dynamics, Yardley joins a shuttle going to the planet Venus. Will she get along with the show-off captain, Marchand Lafond?
Criminal attorney Sophia Mercola makes a name for herself by saving petty thieves from trips to the Big House. When a madman leaves victims not quite dead along the beach, her good intentions work against her. Witch hunters believe she knows who's behind the freaky cruelties. Mayor Cordell Smith doesn't approve of her slick lawyer tactics but has a reason to protect her.
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on April 09, 2012
Five star review from Brittany of Guru Books: In Gold Standard of Thin, Janice Rowland and Kathleen Rowland offer "a guide for steady weight loss and rich health." The Rowlands address fitness from the inside out, providing readers with inspirational "nuggets for your inner self," curing the underlying motivations for binge eating and depression that precludes us from being active. By teaching us to "stop feeding our feelings," readers are able to break away from the cycle of depression, frustration, and disappointment that lead to eating, which in turn leads to more depression, frustration, and disappointment.
The Rowlands offer delicious recipes that are as tasty as they are healthy, helping dieters to stick with their diet programs by providing them with ideas for healthy eating that will not leave them feeling deprived. Among their recipes are: Banana Peanut Butter Rolls, Cilantro-Lime Steak Fajitas, Beef Rib Roast with Shallots and Herbs, and Lobster Salad with Lemon and Basil. One of the strengths of these recipes is a true relevance to modern social situations that tempt us to "cheat" on our diets, often leading us to return to former eating habits.
Perhaps you are entertaining and do not want to serve your guests diet food; Glazed Ham with Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, and Leeks is an elegant and delicious dinner for eight. For others whose challenges include snack time, lunch at work, or eating at home alone, there are appropriate recipes for every situation, encouraging consistent and sustainable healthy eating.
In the exercise portion of Gold Standard of Thin, the authors address both traditional exercise and encourage fun ways to burn calories and build strength from sailing and gardening to Nintendo Wii and horseback riding. By making fitness an enjoyable proposition, readers are motivated to get fit, have fun, and maintain their exercise programs. Through the variety of suggestions offered, dieters can never grow bored with their fitness regimes, finding ways to keep their program fresh.
In a market pervaded by unhealthy fad diets that only lead to water weight loss and breaking down lean muscle, Gold Standard of Thin offers real solutions for real health from real women and for real women. Through the application of their advice, readers will find weight loss simple and manageable, demystifying the often-daunting task of dieting and exercising. Janice and Kathleen Rowland guide dieters down the path to real, healthy, and sustainable weight loss. It is through a program of solid advice, nutritious and delectable recipes, and enjoyable exercise that they teach readers that getting fit can actually be fun!