Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blog Hop # 12

Hello and Happy Thursday!!  Are you ready to blog hop?

Thank you for everyone who participated in #11 with the theme Beyond the Limits!!  They were great to read!!  You are all a very talented bunch!!

This week—I have decided to try the picture with a random word again!! Yes—I think we had fun with that one a few weeks back…so I figured I’d change it up a bit and see what we can come up with!!

Drumroll Please:



                +     Salient


This picture is title “Fire and Ice” by Evilsright on Deviant Art.  This photo was available for general download and you can go here to visit the original work, or click on the picture above.

The rules remain the same.  You can interpret this picture –ANYWAY you see fit—and the challenge here is to let it inspire you to write something AND use the word salient.

People often wonder what direction they can take a picture or a word prompt —it is whatever you come up with.  There is no right or wrong—just get creative and have fun!!

Please come back here and enter the hop via Linky Tools below.  Also feel free to leave your URL to your post in the comment section below.  You may also leave it in the document thread on The Writers Post wall!

Okay—with that said—are you in?  I hope so.  I love reading all your work!

Happy Blogging Smile 


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blog Hop #11

I can't believe how quickly these blog hop weeks fly by!!  I mean, I feel like I just posted hop #10 yesterday!! Well--that must mean the old adage is true, Time flies when you're having fun!! 

Thanks again to those of you who joined in the hop about silent moments.  I enjoyed reading each of you.  Now--we must move forward!! 

This week--I'm wanting to push the boundaries once again and make this even get some outside the box ideas pumping.  Yes, I'm crazy that way!! I hope you'll come along for the ride!  That Said--


Blog Hop #11~~Beyond the Limits

So--take this phrase--and interpret it anyway you want--and then come back here and join the blog hop via Linky Tools below. You may also leave a comment with the URL to your post or join us on Facebook at The Writers' Post and leave your comments there.

Hope everyone has a great week--I can't wait to see what you all come up with!! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thursday Blog Hop #10

Our combo pack~~a picture plus a random word was a HIT for week #9.  Thank you to everyone who participated. You all are very talented!! I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts.

So upon us is week #10~ and I’ve struggled this week to come up with an idea…well until a few moments ago anyway.  So in the future—if any of you have any ideas for weekly topics, feel free to chime in! Just drop me a message on Facebook and I’ll definitely work it in!!

Drumroll Please!!

Blog Hop #10—Silent Moments

Yes, we all have silent moments, whether we are reflective in mood or just at a loss for words.  You can take the topic and interpret it any way you see fit.  Once you are posted, come back here and enter the blog hop via Linky Tool below.

You can also visit us on Facebook and respond to the weekly document there for the Blog Hop.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: A Heart of Little Faith-by Jennifer Wilck

I think everyone can appreciate a well written romance novel, I know I certainly can and I was very ready to switch gears and escape into A Heart of Little Faith.  I must say, I was nicely surprised as this romance had some very real, very strong headed characters to get to know—and some tough obstacles to get past.  I think what I appreciated most about this romance novel is that these characters dealt with issues that usually stifle romance and yet somehow they worked through them and found love..  It wasn’t an easy road as trust issues and their pasts tried to get in the way—but ultimately—love wins out.

Set in New York City, Lily is a widow raising her 6 year old daughter.  She’s not acknowledged to herself that she’s ready to start dating when she bumps into Gideon at an art gallery.  Gideon has a disability and it confines him to a wheel chair—and it seems that one might over look him as a romantic lead—but Gideon’s personality lets us know that he isn’t going anywhere. Facing his own issues from his own tragedy, he doesn’t believe he’ll ever find love again because of his circumstances.  But the romance bug is ready to bite if he can get past some trust issues.  Lily and Gideon somehow find their way to romance—but not before encountering some true to life challenges along the way.

Wilck’s romance, A Heart of Little Faith, is a great novel that won’t leave you disappointed. It makes the reader think a bit about ‘romance outside the box’.  I enjoyed reading this romance novel. I highly recommend this excellent read.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thursday Blog Hop #9

Your 7 Wonders were wonderful!!

Thanks for everyone that jumped in!!  So it is Thursday again—and time for a new topic!!

This week I really hope to get your creative juices flowing. I’ve seen this done on other blog hops and decided we should try it here!! 

So you ready?

Blog Hop #9—Two Part Inspiration—Picture and a Random Word!



               +       nascent


Picture: Sea Shells Out the Sea by Lurid Rose on DeviantArt and image is made for download.

You can click the picture to take you to the original source to download image.

1) Your goal is to take this picture prompt above and use it as an inspiration for your post.

2) Use the random word provided by the Random Word Generator.  This week the word is ‘nascent’ in your post.

I know that with as many talented and creative writers that we have at the Writers’ Post you all will impress the sox off of me!!

Please come back here and grab the linky tool below to enter the hop!!

Or you can also join us at The Writers’ Post on Facebook and post your link there.



Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: Taking Time To Breathe by Lisa Marie Earnest

taking time to breatheI just finished reading Taking Time to Breathe by Lisa Marie Earnest. Taking Time to Breathe is a short and moving first person account of healing and transformation.

Earnest takes her reader through a spiritual journey of healing.  Just like many journeys of faith, this one has to pass through the wilderness and into the land of milk and honey, by learning to put her complete trust in her Maker. 

This deeply personal journey is not an easy trek to travel, because stark memories of pain, both physical and emotional, are so fresh it becomes hard not to look back and dwell within the pain.  At the same time, it is all too easy to hold back the trust needed for complete healing. Somewhere in the midst—this pattern of looking back and holding back must be broken and while she can’t do this of her own volition—she must if she wants to move forward with her life, and live in the promised land here on earth. She must make that choice, dig up that inner strength, and break through the barriers to leave the past behind.

If someone is hurting they can certainly relate to this piece and maybe able to draw strength from it.  I enjoyed reading about this journey—because while healing the brokenness is the main theme—it is also about courage and about breakthrough.  I encourage you to get your copy of Taking Time to Breathe today.

Taking Time to Breathe is available on

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thursday Blog Hop #8

It is that time of the week again!!  YAY for Thursdays!

So we had a pretty good topic last week when we discussed the Power of Words

This week—I want you to have a little fun :)  We all know about the 7 wonders of the world—and some of us may wonder—just why they became wonders in the first place.  I can read about these 7 wonders anywhere—but I’d really like to know more about you!!

Drumroll please:

Week #8—What are your 7 Wonders?

That’s right!! They can be places, people, things, –anything that bring wonder, fulfillment, joy to your life—not on a temporary basis either—something that has forever changed you for the better.  If you can’t think of 7 then think of a few?

So are you in for the challenge?

I am really looking forward to your responses!! 

Come back here and enter the blog hop below or leave your link in the comment section.  You can also join us on our Facebook group and leave your links there!

Oh and I have a tutorial below for those of you not sure on how to use the Linky Tool thing to enter the blog hop.  Many of you have asked me…so I thought I would put together something…and then that way you’ll know how to do it, incase you are interested!!

(not to be confusing—but I recorded this during week #7—we are indeed on week #8!)


Enter the Blog Hop Below!!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Review: Cutting Away the Pain by Summer Foovay

 I recently read Cutting Away the Pain by Summer Foovay, a short novel with an intricate and powerful story line that has many facets of pain and emotions intertwined. I came to the table with little preconceptions of what I would be reading, noting that the cover and title gave me some idea it had to do with pain. It turned out that I spent the last week reading and rereading a completely captivating story that is filled with psychological components even the best in the field would love to study. Yet the story’s beauty is that at its core—it is about finding love.

Foovay’s tells an emotionally-moving, fictional story from a first person perspective.  It is the story of a girl who recalls growing up in a home filled with emotional and sexual abuse.  Even as the girl reaches the tender age of 19, the scars and pain from that abuse are evidenced in her self image and to some degree her ongoing submissive role to her abusers—that continues even after she turns of age. The emotional pain she suffers is profoundly evident as she recalls her story up until she meets The Mistress for the first time.

To say the very least, the girl’s first encounter with The Mistress is quite tantalizing and wondrous.  Okay let’s just cut to it—when they meet it is totally HOT!  The Mistress understands almost immediately the girl’s need for love and acceptance—and wraps her in compassion and unconditional love. 

And yet—there’s more. While the love story is central—there is pain that has to be dealt with that needs a way for release. As the girl’s emotional pain surfaces, The Mistress does the one thing that no one has ever done for the girl; and only someone who loves her completely could perform these acts with the utmost attentiveness and care.

Foovay claims this story is not for the light hearted—and I have to agree.  This short work will totally grip you as its various layers and complexities unfold. It takes only reading those first few words to be totally sucked into a world of pain and love. And you somehow never fully walk away from it when you are finished reading. It may even draw you back for a second or third take.  You can find your copy of Foovay’s Cutting Away the Pain on Kindle—and it comes totally recommended.