4 July 2012

4th July Sweet Swap Blog

Across the pond the 4th of July -Independence Day- is a cause of great celebration. But there are plenty of other events that can be celebrated. While her arrival came several weeks before today, Amber Maya is a great source of celebration.

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a pdf copy of my first novella
The Wrong Target

Request your FREE copy of His Chosen Bride
when you join the FB
Astraea Press Book Club

She lost track of time until the flames caught her attention once more. They flickered from orange to gold, to silver, to white.

A flurry of snowflakes masked the flames and for a second Monica watched the most beautiful, pristine snow-scene she’d ever seen. Her lips curved in longing. How she’d love to get a toboggan and slide down that slope. She knew where it was, and had done just that many times in her childhood, first with her parents and then, in clandestine manner, with her brother. Sneaking an old tin tray from the back of her mother’s walk-in pantry, she’d then grabbed Billy’s hand and they’d rushed out the back gate, heading for the lakeside track that led up into the hills.

Darkness, dense and thick with grief dropped over the scene. Startled and disconcerted by the strength of emotion emanating from the vision Monica shifted to her knees, ready to stand, when a voice, a deep male voice, sharp with fear called out her name.


She knew she’d never heard the voice before, and yet—it was as familiar to her as the image she saw in her mirror each morning.

“Help me, Monica.”

Desperate for more clues, she searched the darkness within the flames until it sputtered and faded. With a curse she jumped up and ran for the phone. With her outstretched hand hovering over it she halted and let her hand drop to her side once more. What could she say? What would the police or rescue team think of her if she called them and told them she’d seen a vision of a man in distress?

They’d laugh in her face and classify her as a lunatic. Well, maybe not. It wouldn’t be the first time she’d contacted them with positive information but something—an instinctive gut reaction told her what she’d seen this time hadn’t happened yet.

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World Latest Trends said...

Wishing u Happy US Independence. here is a greeting card 4 u. Hope u ll like it - 4th July Greeing Card

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thank you for your good wishes and the card.

Cate Masters said...

Amber Maya's adorable! :)
Happy 4th.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Cate, hope your day is a good one too.

Layla Hunter said...

Amber is beautiful! What a doll! And loved the excerpt...very intrigued now!


Amber Dane said...

Looking good over here, beautiful pictures & great excerpt! burgergel@aol.com

Cindy Bartolotta said...

Cute baby. How is she related? Hoping to win The Wrong Target. I also joined the book club, so this is the request for a copy of His Chosen Bride. Thanks

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Layla.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks Amber :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks Cindy. To get your free copy of His Chosen Bride please email Opal at reviewcoordinator@att.net

Sherry Gloag said...

And the winner is.....

Congratulations Layla, I'll be emailing you shortly.