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Monday, July 27, 2020

Memory Makers, a new release by author Debbie De Louise

Hello everyone and welcome to Wyoming Whispers! I changed the blog's name so that I wouldn't have trouble posting on Facebook. Why the previous name wouldn't work, I have no idea!

Anyway, take it away Debbie!


Purchase Links:
Paperback:  mybook.to/MMpbk
Large Type edition:  mybook.to/MMLT
Clear Print Edition:  mybook.to/MMpaper
This book will also be printed in Hardcover and be produced in audio
Twenty-five years ago, Lauren Phelps and her sister Patty were kidnapped from their backyard on Long Island. Lauren escaped her captor, but Patty was killed.

Ever since, Lauren has suffered from nightmares of the “Shadow Man.” Trying to recall his face and avenge her sister’s murder, Lauren, now a kidnapping investigator, enrolls in a clinical trial for a new memory drug.

At the offices of Memory Makers in California, she receives the injections of the Memory Makers' serum, and begins to experience flashbacks of repressed memories. Along with the flashbacks, she receives threats from an anonymous source that point back to her childhood trauma.


Soon, Lauren becomes involved with a fellow trial participant who seeks to recall his own traumatic past. But can Lauren discover the identity of the “Shadow Man” before history repeats itself?




EXCERPT

I leaned back, closed my eyes against the blaring lights of the jail cell-sized room and tried to answer Dr. Murray’s questions about that summer day twenty-five years ago. Concentrating on the images that flickered in my mind, I saw my five-year-old sister and me in a sandbox, a faceless man entering our backyard gate. 

 “Don't think too hard, Lauren. Let the memories come.” The doctor's voice persisted, a mantra in my head. 


I struggled to summon up the rest of the scene.  “Patty and I are in our sandbox and there’s a man, but . . . I’m sorry, Dr. Murray. I can’t see his face.” I opened my eyes. My heart was pounding, the same reaction I had each night after my dreams of the “Shadow Man” that had haunted me since childhood.






About the Author


Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Long Island Authors Group, and the Cat Writers' Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University.

Her novels include the four books of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series: A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Written in Stone, and Love on the Rocks. Debbie has also written a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace; a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow; and two standalone mysteries, Reason to Die and Sea Scope. She lives on Long Island with her husband, Anthony; daughter, Holly; and three cats, Stripey, Harry, and Hermione.


Connect with Debbie in the following Places:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bIHdaQ

All Author: https://allauthor.com/author/debbiedelouise/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debbie_writer/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbiedelouise/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/debbie-de-louise
Debbie’s Character’s Chat Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/748912598599469/
Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com


Friday, July 10, 2020

Embarrassing moments and find fun places to see in your state

A bee gets a sweet treat in my yard.
Summer!

Despite our present circumstances and worries about COVID-19, I still enjoy being outside and enjoying nature. I also like capturing cell phone photos of wild things and beautiful landscapes.

Yesterday, I found myself talking to an insect. “Come here beautiful butterfly and let Cindy take your picture,” I said as I walked outside after work. A couple of people noticed me following around the yellow-winged creature. Oh, well. What could I say?
Have you ever been caught doing something strange? What did you say?

Meanwhile, I've been enjoying a newsletter, which I've added the link for below, for the last couple of years, "Only In Your State," with information about lovely places to visit. Each state is represented and I signed up for Wyoming. It is fun to look at.

Maybe you'll enjoy learning about unique spots in your state, too.

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/

Thursday, March 26, 2020

California Dreamin' and a Vietnam Era Romance

Welcome to K.C. Sprayberry this morning, who will share some highlights of her new book, California Dreamin', with us. Thank you for stopping by!


“We are fighting a war with no front lines, since the enemy hides among the people,
 in the jungles and mountains, and uses covertly border areas of neutral countries. 
One cannot measure our progress by lines on a map.”
—General William C. Westmoreland.


Vietnam–the name of a country that still evokes strong emotions even forty-seven years after our troops left that region. For far too many people, the memories of their time there are as fresh today as they were when they were fighting in those jungles. Back home, families not only had to contend with the horrific images on nightly news reports, but also the hatred generated by the anti-war protestors.
                        
Tish says goodbye to her long-time boyfriend, Steve, hoping and praying she will see him when his thirteen months in country are over. When she’s told he’s MIA, status unknown, her world shatters. But she never gives up on him, and always believes they will one day reunite…



Excerpt from California Dreamin':

Dear Steve, I can’t say this out loud. If I do, I might start crying, and I don’t want your last sight of me for the next thirteen months to be of tears. I also don’t want you to go, but I understand that you must. Keep your head down, darling. Love you always and forever, Tish.

***
We don’t speak for most of the ride. I can’t help myself. My birthday is coming up soon but I don’t feel happy to be turning eighteen. Instead, I’m ready to cry for the rest of my life, or the thirteen months my guy, Steve Mason, is in Vietnam.

Amazon Print Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086B8FKKT/
Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ-djjk2Uj0

About K.C. Sprayberry

“I have a secret… a very special secret. Perhaps you’ve heard this one before… from the time I was a child, I wanted to write stories for people to read.” K.C. Sprayberry

Former California native, K.C. Sprayberry, traveled the U.S. and Europe before finally settling in the mountains of Northwest Georgia. She’s been married to her soulmate for more than a quarter of a century and they enjoy spoiling their grandchildren along with many other activities.

Inspiration strikes at the weirdest times and drives her to grab notebook and pen to jot down her ideas. Those close to her swear nothing or no one is safe if she’s smiling gently in a corner and watching those in the same room interact. Her observations have often given her ideas for her next story, set not only in the South but wherever the characters demand they settle.

Social Media
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/AuthorKCSprayberry/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/kcsowriter

Blog:
http://outofcontrolcharacters.blogspot.com/

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/collection/playlists

Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5011219.K_C_Sprayberry

Amazon Author Page:
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005DI1YOU

Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/kcsprayberry/boards/

AUTHORSdB:
http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/5230-k-c-sprayberry

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Purge

The purge!

I'm not talking about that movie or the TV show. I'm talking about cleaning up your space. I'm no Marie Kondo or Martha Stewart, but I've been trying to clear years of unused stuff from my cupboards, my closets and my life.

I don't care whether it sparks joy, like Kondo believes. I care whether I use it, whether I wear it, and whether it looks good in my home.

My sister Shauna and I also abide by the rule of Swedish Death Cleaning. With that concept, you pare down what you own so when we're no longer here, children, spouses or caregivers don't have to sort through all the junk. 

I feel lighter and tighter. Now if I could just get my body to feel the same!

Do you ever go through a purge phase? Does it make you feel better?

Friday, February 14, 2020

Dreaming of spring

Tired of the ice and snow? Have a look at a summer photo of this bee enjoying the bounty of nature. I'm ready for some warm weather! I'm dreaming of beaches, sunshine and flip flops.

How about you?

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Old dogs, new books

I got a new dog for Christmas!

Well, she's a new old dog, really. Morgan is my son Jordon's pup and she's come to stay at my house before, so she knows her way around. A boxer, she has the funniest expressions! She's 12 and has a pretty saucy and sweet personality.

Morgan, AKA "The Morganator"

Ewok, my little 14 year old poodle Shih Tzu mix isn't terribly thrilled, but they have been sisters before and they get along well.

Also, I've got a new book out! Solstice Publishing released my third title in the Wysteria Hedge Haven witch sisters saga, "Witch Tease."



It's a fun, romantic adventure about Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rose, the oldest of the seven sisters. She and her former flame, Kincaid McAllister, need to send a swarm of Scottish banshees packing in order to save her clan.

It just so happens that Kincaid is also part wulver, and when the need arises, he can transform into a wolf. At many points during their travels in the Faery Realm, his ability comes in handy. Yes, this is a fantasy romance, but sometimes isn't it great fun to set aside the realities of life and allow some magic into our worlds?

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading my work.



Tuesday, December 3, 2019

They Feel Alone, latest book release from K.C. Sprayberry


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0826VTQDX/


Welcome to K.C. Sprayberry who is going to share information about her latest fabulous release. You will be entertained from the beginning to the end of this book, available in print and e-format!

"They Feel Alone" K.C. Sprayberry

Memories of the past and present take Cali Hinton on a special journey of discovery. She needs to release the past and reconcile with the present.

Dex Marino sees a woman and remembers her as a teenager. He has plans to renew their relationship, even if she isn’t willing.

Brad Mason still grieves the loss of his wife and child on 9/11. After meeting Cali, he learns how to release the sadness.

The holidays often bring the saddest of memories. Can Cali stop a predator from her past and prove her worth to her family? Will Dex understand the girl he nearly destroyed can no longer be conquered? Will Brad discover the magic of this special woman?             Click for Book Trailer 
  
About K.C. Sprayberry
  
“I have a secret… a very special secret. Perhaps you’ve heard this one before… from the time I was a child, I wanted to write stories for people to read. “ K.C. Sprayberry

Former California native, K.C. Sprayberry traveled the U.S. and Europe before finally settling in the mountains of Northwest Georgia. She’s been married to her soulmate for more than a quarter of a century and they enjoy spoiling their grandchildren along with many other activities.

Inspiration strikes at the weirdest times and drives her to grab notebook and pen to jot down her ideas. Those close to her swear nothing or no one is safe if she’s smiling gently in a corner and watching those in the same room interact. Her observations have often given her ideas for her next story, set not only in the South but wherever the characters demand they settle.

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