Friday, November 28, 2014

And the winner of my Tears of the Sea giveaway be........



Ship's Log  11.28.2014





The winner of my Tears of the Sea giveaway is TINA RICE!!!


Here is her winning story(selected by me and MaryLu):



Many years have passed since Elsie last saw Ethan.
Ethan still can't get Elsie out of his heart and mind after all these years.
Remembering brings heartache but also joy.
Miles away a friend of both Elsie and Ethan is hatching a plan to bring them together again.
An invitation comes in the mail to attend a surprise party for a dear friend.
It might be fun to see her old friends, but will she run into Ethan?
Dreams do really come true even after many years...




Congrats to Tina! And thanks to everyone who played!



Hugs and God bless!

Friday, November 14, 2014

MaryLu Tyndall's TEARS OF THE SEA Release Party!



Ship's Log  11.14.2014          NEW RELEASE AND GIVEAWAY!!!!

CONTEST OVER...WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!







Ahoy Mateys! Thanks fer comin' aboard to celebrate the release of TEARS OF THE SEA by MaryLu Tyndall!







Isn't this a gorgeous cover?! And it only gets better once you delve inside and read this wonderful tale! MaryLu has outdone herself in this new venture of hers. This book is different from her previous novels, yet just as exciting and fulfilling. 







So, who is MaryLu Tyndall? I am so glad that you asked. 





Acclaimed author, M.L. (MaryLu) Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than fourteen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. A Christy award nominee, MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, and four cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.


I am proud to call MaryLu my friend. She is a true inspiration and has a heart of gold. I am certain that Tears of the Sea will touch each person who reads it and open their eyes to what love and sacrifice is really about. 


Here is the book's description:

What do mermaids, curses, evil warlocks, kingdom rebellions, adventure, and romance have in common? They are all part of Tyndall's new book! A branch into the fantasy world for this best-selling historical romance author! 

Doomed by the evil warlock Forwin to wander the ancient seas as a mermaid for all eternity, Perdita longs for the release death would bring. Every ten years she has a chance to break the curse when she emerges from the sea fully human for one month. The catch? She must find a man willing to die for her. Yet, after three hundred years, her failures have left her heartbroken and alone. 

Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal sent him far away to battle Natas’s rebellion. He longs to return to his father’s kingdom in Nevaeh, but he is destined for a mission, but where and to help whom? He doesn't know. After Savion falls off his ship during a storm, he wakes on the shores of an island with visions of a dark-haired mermaid tending his wounds. Later, when a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious. 

Perdita has never met anyone as honorable as Savion. Even though he shuns her every advance, she falls for him. But as the end of her time on land approaches, she faces the hardest decision of all: save Savion and remain cursed for all eternity or break the curse and watch the man she loves die.



I had the pleasure of reading Tears before it was published and I highly recommend it. Here is my review:

It spoke to me......

A tale of hope, love and sacrifice....
We all have a little Perdita in us. It may manifest itself in different ways, but the struggle is there. How do you know true love when you see it? Is it only a fleeting dream...something that we reach for yet never obtain? Can true love be earned or bought?

Take a journey into the lives of two very special people....Perdita, a mermaid longing to be human again and Savion, a man longing to please his Father and be called back home again.
When their paths cross, neither can deny the pull towards each other, yet both struggle to understand the reasons why. It's not what either of them think....is it fate? destiny? Or is there something otherworldly going on?

Tears of the Sea is different from other books written by MaryLu Tyndall. And in this case, different is very good. I was drawn in from the beginning, picturing this story in my head as I read it. Yes, it is grittier than previous stories by MaryLu, but in an emotionally fantastical way. I am pleased with how this story was written...a lot of surprises that made me smile and nod in agreement. I am looking forward to more books like this by MaryLu.

I highly recommend this book to those who are searching for that seemingly unattainable love....or for those who simply love a good story.



Here are few memes that I put together to help promote Tears of the Sea for MaryLu. I hope you enjoy them. 











If you wish to see more memes, you can go over to MaryLu's Pinterest Board dedicated to Tears of the Sea. Just click HERE


TO ORDER YOUR COPY OF 'TEARS OF THE SEA' JUST CLICK  Amazon  B&N  KOBO   iTunes  (It is available in paperback and for Kindle.)







So, what is a party without a game? What say you? Want to join in and play a little game with me....





Of course, games are nothing without prizes, eh? So, how about a game that offers a nice prize package? 



Since TEARS OF THE SEA is about a mermaid, let's run with that. Mermaids.......hmmm.....


I KNOW!  

Using the letters in the word MERMAID, I want you to come up with a little story....7 sentences long, using each letter in the word mermaid as the beginning of each new sentence. The story that I (and MaryLu) deem the best will win my LITTLE MERMAID PACKAGE pictured below. So, are ye game, Mateys? If ye seem a bit uncertain about doin' it, let me start things off with a story of me own:


My heart jumped when I saw him.
Everyone said to keep my distance.
Right now, I'm not so sure that they were right.
My heart tells me to believe him.
And all I want to do is be with him.
I am so torn.
Do I stay or do I leave? 



See, not so hard. I am far from a writer, so if I can do it anybody can. So, in the comments below, write your 7 sentence story, to be entered to win my giveaway.  Please leave your name and email address as well, so that I can contact you should you win. 

CONTEST RULES:  You must write a 7 sentence story, beginning each sentence with the letters in the word MERMAID; you must leave your name and email address; US and Canadian residents only. Winner announced on November 28th.


The commenter with the best (in me and MaryLu's opinion) story will win the following bundle of prizes! 

LITTLE MERMAID GIVEAWAY BASKET



 Paperback or ebook
 
   Little Mermaid Exploding Picture Box(made by me)


 Little Mermaid Crocheted Doll(donated by Jackie Ramsdell)
             
                                          Little Mermaid Perler Bead Keychain
                                                                                         (donated by Debra Dawn Smith)
     Tiny Sailboat
 Mermaid's Tears Earrings



                  Tears of the Sea Paperdolls (Savion and Perdita)
                  (donated by Karen Martin)(winner will receive files by email)









The fun doesn't stop here, Mateys! If ye haven't done so yet, head over to MaryLu Tyndall's blog and join her Release Party that is going on today! You could win a great prize package! 

Click  HERE to go to MaryLu's blog....BUT BEFORE YE LEAVE, MATEY, MAKE SURE YE LEAVE YER 7 SENTENCE STORY. 




 (I wish to thank Jackie, Karen and Debra for their handmade creations!)






Thanks fer comin' aboard, Mateys! God bless.




















Friday, November 7, 2014

And the winnin' caption be.....



Ship's Log  11.07.2014











Ahoy Mateys! Here be me favorite caption this week:








Sarah says:   
 "I value this M&M at about... three cents." Cassie Ramsdell, Chocolate Appraisers, Inc.                


Hahaha! I love it, Matey!


Here be some other captions:


Norma says:            " Ok I picked it up now what am supposed to do with it? "

Debra says:             "Are you sure this is chocolate?"



Thanks fer playin' Mateys!  God bless.




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday With a Twist




Ship's Log  11.06.2014






Ahoy Mateys! It be time fer me Wordless Wednesday With a Twist! Okay, so it's actually Thursday, but hey, I only have two captions and I be wantin' more! 










*******************************


Caption this:






This is me granddaughter, Cassie. What say you? How would ye caption this picture? I will share me favorite caption tomorrow.




Thanks fer comin' aboard and joinin' in on the fun, Mateys! Hugs and God bless.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

And me favorite caption be..........




Ship's Log   10.30.2014











Now, fer me favorite caption! 








            Norma said:                 Excuse us we need our butts changed.



I have decided to post the rest of the captions as well, because I want to share the funny!!!!


           Jackie said:               Anything you can do, I can do cuter.

           Sarah said:               "I can't find my keys."   (A close second!)

           Rebecca said:            Watch out world, here comes Baby Yoga!




Thanks fer playin' the game, Mateys!  God bless.







Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday With a Twist




Ship's Log  10.29.2014






Ahoy Mateys! It be time fer me Wordless Wednesday With a Twist!










*******************************


Caption this:






This is me grandbabies, Cecilia (aka Snow) and Tate(aka Chief). What say you? How would ye caption this picture? I will share me favorite caption tomorrow.




Thanks fer comin' aboard and joinin' in on the fun, Mateys! Hugs and God bless.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Me favorite caption be................................



Ship's Log   10.23.2014













Since there be only 4 captions, I wanted to share all 4:





Jackie says:            "Come on, you know you want a hug!"

Sarah says:             "You're telling me you don't know this dance move?!"

Debra says:            "I am going to get you Lucas Dee."

Norma says:          " Ok I promise I will catch it this time"


They all fit the picture well, says I. ;-)


Thanks fer playin' along, Mateys! Come aboard again soon! God bless.