Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Reflection -- A pen moment for my own thoughts


There is always time for a bit of night time reflection 
if it is focused in the right place. 

We all need to take advantage of those few minutes in our days when we  can turn off our TVs, cell phones, and tablets, and instead concentrate on God thoughts. 

Do you take much time to think about  
the simple moments in your life? 

When was the last time God brought you 
through a personal thorn or thistle moment with victory? 

How often do you reflect on the promises He has just for you? 

Are you walking on the narrow road 
and watching for Him right now? 

I believe the Lord is coming soon for His church. I believe that moment of Maranatha is coming sooner than we think. 

Our Lord is High and Lifted Up 
He, our Almighty God, is worth every moment we give 
only to Him. 

I hope you'll agree with me; it is time to take time for Jesus. 
God will be blessed by our presence. You and I will definitely be blessed by HIS. 

Have you taken your Maranatha moment yet today? 





Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sweet, Romantic, Adventure, Historical, Contemporary: Which is for YOU?


 Please join me in welcoming Danielle Thorne here at A Pen for Your Thoughts.  


Danielle Thorne writes from south of Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of sweet romantic adventure books, both historical and contemporary. Danielle has published poetry and short fiction as well as novels. Danielle is a former editor for Solstice and Desert Breeze Publishing. Her popular blog, The Balanced Writer, focuses on life and the pursuit of peace and happiness. Currently, she is a freelance copywriter in-between working on her next book and pursuing a Communications degree. 

Mrs. Thorne shares four sons and one daughter-in-law (at last!) with her husband, Rob. Together they enjoy travel and the outdoors.

Danielle tells us: 

I love writing contemporary and historical romances with quirky characters and unique settings. My books give me the chance to create colorful characters and stories that take readers away, if even for a little while. A sweet, charming romance story focuses on the hows and whys of falling in love, recapturing the innocence of our own relationships both past and present.


By Heart and Compass

When Lacey Whitman buys a restored Victorian home, she never dreams discovering an antique diary will lead her back to sea and into the arms of the dive bum she’d rather forget. Her habit of living in the past comes to a screeching halt as diver Max Bertrand and the diary of his ancestor take Lacey on the quest of a lifetime: To discover and raise the privateer ship, Specter, and bring the treasure and legacy of a true hero home again. But will finding it cost her heart?


Short excerpt: 

Sitting outside, one of the divers looked busy replacing the o-ring on a scuba tank. "I'm looking for Max?"
     
The long haired employee didn't bother to stand, much less look up.

 "So?"

"I'm Lacey Whitman, and I'm looking for the Max that owns the museum."

"You call that worthless shack a museum?"

Dumbfounded, Lacey couldn't think of any reply.
"What do you want?"


"I'm looking for Max," she repeated, feeling a flash of impatience. "I have some papers for him."
     
"Warrant, restraining order, or paternity test?"

After a pause in which she realized he was serious, she replied in frustration, "I have some research for the Bertrand family and someone at the museum told me to come down here."

Lacey caught herself biting her lip.

Finally, the man of absolutely no assistance put down the tank and stood up. Short and compact, he had amazing turquoise eyes that glowed from a dark, tanned complexion. Loose strands of sun-kissed brown hair blew about his face in the breeze.

"Max doesn't need any more paperwork. He doesn't want to see your research, and he is not giving dive lessons."

"I didn't ask for a dive lesson."

The diver sat back down again, crossing thick tattooed arms over himself. They stared one another down until he won. It was cheating to look her over as if she was a sweet little morsel, but it worked.

"I just want to talk to Max," she demanded.

He stared back with no expression. "You just did. Now get off my beach."

Lacey's cheeks were already flushed from getting the once over by this beach bum. His insult made her red all over.

"I'll be sure to let them know at the Bertrand Museum," she threatened, as if it mattered.

She turned on her heel and stalked off but he called after her, "Lady, I am the Bertrand Museum!"



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 contemporary 
historical romances with quirky characters and unique settings  
sweet, charming romance 
recapturing the innocence
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inspy
western
suspense
edgy

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