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Friday, June 6, 2014

MURDER AT SUNSET CRATER


Book Two in the 

Bluewater Detective Agency Series





Krista, Cynthia, and Minos
A trip to Arizona fills with mysterious events and turns deadly
One of them will not survive.


Sunset Crater (site of volcanic activity)
Sinagua (ancient culture that once inhabited the region)

Two murders














Saturday, February 22, 2014

POMPEII THE MOVIE








From Doug (co-author and technical adviser
"Cataclysm in Blue Water:"
 
"It’s 79 AD at the peak of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity.  The eruption of Vesuvius destroys Pompeii and Herculaneum.  This is the backdrop of the new Hollywood movie, “Pompeii,” with the background of all the politics and social issues of that era.  Now, track back over 1500 years to the eruption of Santorini during the peak of the Minoan empire and well before the Mycenean, Greek and Roman civilizations that, with the Minoans, left so much legacy for Western Civilization.  Santorini, considered by many the second largest volcanic eruption in history, an order of magnitude larger than Vesuvius, and the source of the legend of Atlantis, had many similarities and many differences to Vesuvius.  The generation of lava bombs and the pyroclastic flows so vividly depicted in “Pompeii” were a characteristic of Santorini."

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Providence Rider



The Providence Rider
by Robert McCammon

Audio Book 15 hr. 33 min.
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini


I have to give a shout out to Robert McCammon and his series of historical thrillers.  "Providence" is the fourth featuring Matthew Corbett.  Matthew describes himself as a "professional problem solver."  And that he is...  He has impeccable sensibilities to sort things out.

More than anything, I am in complete awe of Robert's ability to pen the most expressive and amazing similes and metaphors.  They spring such wonderful images to mind.  No cliches or common usage here!

The narrator gives each character his due.  A few characters sound similar, but that is pretty hard to avoid in a series of books with so many characters.

As I finished each book in this series (and you are best served starting at the beginning, "Speaks the Nightbird,") I craved the next book.  CAN'T STOP HERE!  Fans, such as myself, are eagerly awaiting the fifth in this series, "The River of Souls."





Congratulations to Goodreads Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Joanne in Lancashire
Pato in Nashville
Michelle in Shreveport
Rhea in Montreal
Kristie in Oregon

Winners of the Goodreads giveaway

It was my pleasure to sign 
and mail copies of my book to all of you

Renee

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mt. Sinabung

Follow the link below for details about this volcanic activity in North Sumatra
I will forever be awestruck by this power of nature.
Volcanoes are the engine of Earth's renewal though woe be the those in their path!


http://weather.aol.com/2013/11/15/look-dangerous-new-eruption-at-sumatras-sinabung-volcano/

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Holidays

 
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MERRYYY CHRISTMAS