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2019 THE WORD IS INCREASE

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Joshua 1:8-10 ESV

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” And Joshua commanded the officers of the people,

2019

My word is increase.  This word is both a verb and a noun according to Google online definition:

verb

/inˈkrēs/

  1. 1.

become or make greater in size, amount, intensity, or degree.

“car use is increasing at an alarming rate”

synonyms: grow, get bigger, get larger, become greater, enlarge, expand, swell; More

noun

/ˈinkrēs/

  1. 1.

an instance of growing or making greater.

“some increase in inflation” (2019)”

The first thought may be that I am looking for an increase in finances, I AM!.
However, I am also looking for:

PRAY

PASSION

STEADFASTNESS

SPIRTUALGROWTH

JOY

THANKFULNESS

PEACE

PATIENCE

KINDNESS

REFLECTION

GOODNESS

FAITHFULNESS

CONFIDENCE

ATTITUDE

COURAGE

WISDOM

BALANCE


 

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Let’s Salute the Week

3889857112_397a330fe5_oHappy Easter Everyone!

The cross in the middle is for Jesus and two thieves on either side.  All of should be like the one thief who asked and was granted forgiveness!

 

 

 

ar130660222030629The weather here in Colorado has been very interesting, normally April is the second snowiest month of the year.  Not really this year, but I will say that the soil is drinking in the all of the moisture it can get.

This week I will be posting several book reviews by a few of my favorite authors, I hope that you like them as much as I did.  Some of the books have been out for a few years, while others will be released in a few months.

In addition, I will be catching up with my social media skills and the writing skills.  I really appreciate the fact that the number of followers have been growing and declining over the past few months, it makes my heart warm.

It is Easter, the time that our Lord died so that we could be wiped clean and enter Heaven.  I hope everyone has a good week and great Easter!!!!

JD Robb

This is pseudoymn of Nora Roberts. The story (or truth) goes that Ms. Roberts is such a prolific writer that she wanted to write more books, but based on her contract she was held to only a certain amount.  Ms. Roberts and her literary agent decided to create a pseudoymn so that Ms. Roberts could explore her creative outlet in another genre.

Nora Roberts is basically a romance writer, a good writer, but her genre is basically romance.  JD Robb is derived from the first names of her two sons and part of her last name. I think it is great and according to my research, her literary agent  liked the name because it put all of her books together in one section of the bookshelf.

Personally, I am glad because I like the futuristic genre that JD Robb authors.  The premise that Eve Dallas, an abuse survivor and the top cop of the NYSPD and her husband, Roarke, a self-made billionaire who sprung for poverty and is also an abuse survivor.  The two of them solve some very interesting crimes with the help of the friends (who are really their family) and these crimes bring out details from their past, impact their marriage and list some very interesting electronics.

I really like how JD Robb’s books flow together and I encourage people to read the series.  There are over 44 books in the series at present time and they seem to be published every six months.

The Technology of Writing

The world of writing is becoming more and more

md-symboltechnological, so much so that in addition to having a pencil and piece of paper, the laptop has to have a program or free

pictures to help make the post more visually appealing.  A

mystery series that I really like touts itself as a futuristic

series.  Well,  I have noticed that in the past few books that the author has begun to include some devices that we use in our day-to-day world (i.e. tablet and virtual devices).  It is really quite interesting to see these devices included in the futuristic novel.

The next few months I will be blogging about 20 different apps that writers should be using in their work.  Keep in mind that I will not receive any compensation from these blogs, at least not now.  I will let you know if this changes.

Thursdays will become Technology Thursdays, I hope you enjoy them.

 

Book Review: Gemini by Ronnie Allen Mystery Thriller Book Review # 15

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Synopsis

Barbara Montgomery, who is a school psychologist by day and a stripper by night. Montgomery seems like such a normal person, and isn’t that how everyone is desribed prior to a severe emotional meltdown.  She has one and Dr. John Trenton is tapped to provide an analysis while Montgomery is being held in a gemini-shotseventy-two hold.  However, she breaks free from the institution and goes on a violent, killing rampage  that targets not only the people who she feels has caused all of her problems (i.e. abuse within the foster care system), but anyone who is trying to stop her from completing her plan. This plan includes the NYPD, who are trying to stop her from killing anyone.  In addition, Dr. Trenton, his wife and their adoptive son, they recently rescued from the foster system is included in Montgomery’s vendetta, which is very sad.

Summary and rating of 4.0 stars

The book is a debut Book by an Ronnie Allen.  Ms. Allen  worked with children in the public school system.  As a result, she has the background information and experience to write a story about such an individual.  I wish that the story had been written as a psychological thriller with a less graphic information, but others may like the this writing style.

This was a difficult book for me to read because I have worked with children who have been so damaged by the system that was supposed to care for them.  The system has grown ups who cause more problems for the students; The “foster parents” have caused more issues through the abuse that no one can possible understand. The social workers sometimes don’t pay attention to their children once they are placed.  In addition, the abusive individuals hold such power of these children that they are rarely caught and punished, because the children who are making the allegations are often in the system because of issues of their own and their guardians. It is very scary, because these children are then tossed out of the system when they are eighteen.

My daughter and I recently had a discussion about nature and nurture, concerning individuals who kill.  The main question we discussed was “Is the mental illness already in place or did the environment cause it?” and “If the mental illness already in place, how can it be resolved?”  Read this story and see if you find the answer.

 

Let’s Salute the Week!

WOW!

This week has a lot of stuff packed into it!  Mystery Thriller Week begins next week, February 12, 2017.  I will be hosting an hour of live time on Facebook twice between February 12 – February 22, 2017.  To tell you the truth I am a little nervous!logo1

Benjamin Thomas, a follower on my blog asked to me to participate and I honestly didn’t think it would encompass all that it has!  By that I mean that I have learned a lot during this time frame.  In addition, Ben, Vicki and Sherri have done such a great job in putting this all together.

In addition to the two Facebook live hours, I have promised two guest blogs during the time frame and there are several author interviews that I will be posting on my blog during the Mystery Thriller Week. I just need to complete everything.

As you can see there are a lot of events happening on my blog during the next couple of weeks.  However, there is a lot going on during the 10 days, of Mystery Thriller Week. The organizers have completed so much and provided so much information, blogs and interviewers, plus some great prizes.  I hope that you have the time blocked off and are ready to learn and read a lot during this time!!

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This year I followed Storystorm, referred to in the past as PiBoMo.

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The idea is to think of 30 picture book ideas during one month.  The various titles and short synopsis will be listed in a google doc so that I can begin the process of writing the stories.  I summarized the blog posts for each of the days during Storystorm and they really provided some great ideas.screenshot-2017-02-05-20-52-49-png

The blog posts were completed by writers and illustrators, the illustrators gave me some really good idea, although I am not much of illustrator, but I do like the provide illustrations for my writings.

Apocalypse All the Time

VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR FOR “APOCALYPSE ALL the TIME”

Stay tuned throughout this month and see how other bloggers view and rate Mr. Atkinson’s book, Apocalypse All the Time.  The book came out yesterday and there will be a month long discussion of this book. Apocalypse All the Time was published on January 1, 2017.

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Book Synopsis

Doesn’t it seem as if someone issues a new apocalypse prediction every week? Y2K? The Mayan apocalypse? The Rapture? Doesn’t it seem endless? As opposed to the traditional trend of post-apocalyptic literature, Apocalypse All the Time is post-post-apocalypticism.

Marshall is sick of the apocalypse happening on a weekly (if not daily) basis. Life is constantly in peril, continually disrupted, but nothing significant ever happens. The emergency is always handled. Always. Marshall wants out; he wants it all to stop . . . one way or another. Even if he has to end the world himself.

Apocalypse All the Time explores humanity’s fascination with the end times and what impact such a fascination has on the way we live our lives.

My Opinion

I liked the story!  I have read all of the End Times books and some of the book, Revelation, from the Bible.  The reason I haven’t read it all is because it frightens me!  As a result, I can relate to Marshall, the main character.  That is as far as I going to go, because it is a page turner, beware you won’t being putting it down any soon after you start reading the book.

Literary Wanderlust

LITERARY WANDERLUST TO OFFER NEW BOOK FROM DAVID S. ATKINSON

Denver, CO, December 1, 2017—Literary Wanderlust announced today it will publish a second work from humorist David S. Atkinson, a follow-up to his 2015 publication, Not Quite So Stories.

apocalypse-vbt-pngApocalypse All the Time is the story of Marshall, a man who is sick and tired of an apocalypse occurring every week. Everyone is obsessed with the possibility of the end of the world; life is constantly in peril but nothing significant ever happens. The emergency is always handled, over and over again.  Marshall wants it all to stop . . . one way or another. Even if he has to end the world himself.

Apocalypse All the Time combines absurdum, science fiction, and sly commentary on our current neuroses induced by the twenty-four news cycle to create something reminiscent of Orwell, Kafka, and Swift, while being entirely its own animal. By turns funny, maddening, and genuinely insightful, it’s one of the most imaginatively weird and original books I’ve read in a while,” says Joseph Hirsch, author of The Bastard’s Grimoire and other novels.

About David S. Atkinson       david-s-atkinson

David S. Atkinson is the author of Apocalypse All the Time (forthcoming from Literary Wanderlust), Not Quite So Stories, Bones Buried in the Dirt (2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards® finalist, First Novel (under 80,000 words)) and The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes (2015 National Indie Excellence® Awards finalist in humor). His writing has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Grey Sparrow Journal, Atticus Review and other literary magazines and journals. Learn more about David and his writing at www.davidsatkinsonwriting.com.

About Literary Wanderlust

Literary Wanderlust publishes well-written novels and short story anthologies in the romance, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, and historical fiction genres, as well as nonfiction. Visit us at www.literarywanderlust.com.

DISCLAIMER: Literary Wanderlust via Netgalley provided me with an advanced reading copy in exchange for my honest review, which I have provided.

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