Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Buy My Book--Please!

That is the heart of it.....buy my book......Please!


My short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lynx Eye, Starblade, Show and Tell, and The Writer's Post Journal among others and online at such places as Mouth Full Of Bullets, Crime And Suspense, Mysterical-e, and others.


I am the author of Mind Slices and a contributor to the Carpathian Shadows, Volume II anthology at http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Tipple/e/B009Q5J8T4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 and other platforms.


The books are good and both the publisher in the case of Carpathian Shadows II and me with the other could really use some sales. So, buy my book--please!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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KRL This Week Update--- More food mysteries, Jan Christensen, Sue McGinty, new mystery TV shows, mystery short story, giveaways & more in KRL

As posted elsewhere earlier today.....

Up this morning in Kings River Life Magazine a mystery short story by Barry Wiley http://kingsriverlife.com/09/20/the-cry-of-sister-angel-a-john-randall-brown-mystery-short-story/

Also up, reviews & giveaways of 3 more fun food mysteries-"Death is Like a Box of Chocolates": A Chocolate Covered Mystery by Kathy Aarons, "Rebel Without a Cake" by Jacklyn Brady and "The Wedding Soup Murder" by Rosie Genova http://kingsriverlife.com/09/20/september-penguin-food-mysteries/

And a review & giveaway of "Lost Legacy" by Annette Dashofy http://kingsriverlife.com/09/20/lost-legacy-by-annette-dashofy/

We also have a look at some of the new TV shows premiering this month --including several interesting looking mystery ones like "How To Get Away With Murder" and "The Mysteries of Laura" http://kingsriverlife.com/09/20/five-september-tv-premieres-to-watch/

And we have a review & giveaway of "Blackout" by Jan Christensen http://kingsriverlife.com/09/20/blackout-by-jan-christensen/

And a review and giveaway of "The Executioner's Hood" by Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson http://kingsriverlife.com/09/20/the-executioners-hood-by-loretta-jackson-and-vickie-britton

And for those who also love fantasy, a review & giveaway of "Hidden" by Alex Jacka http://kingsriverlife.com/09/20/hidden-by-alex-jacka/

Lastly, over on KRL Lite a review & giveaway of "Murder in Mariposa" by Sue McGinty http://kingsriverlife.blogspot.com/2014/09/murder-in-mariposa-by-sue-mcginty.html
As always, all of these except the Lite one, and much more, can also be found by going to our home page and scrolling down http://KingsRiverLife.com

Happy Reading,
Lorie

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Friday, September 19, 2014

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Sandi Update

Finally back home as they were running way behind. At this point, things seem relatively stabale so they have cut back her dosages on the steroids and a couple of other things. By doing this, it should help with her diabetes numbers so that just maybe--assuming insurance does not cause more issues--she can finally have the much needed PET Scan.

Extra blood was taken from her today so they can run some extra tests to look at various issues. The IVIG infusion went well once it goits started so that was also a good sign.

As it stands right now, we wait to hear on the PET Scan and her next appointment is a month from now on October 17 when she will have another full workup and IVIG infusion.

Sandi also got a real kick out of the fact that all of her hats she donated have again been taken and according to the nurses they were a huge hit.

FFB Review--- "A Vampire Named Fred" by Bill Crider

Friday means Friday’s Forgotten Books hosted by Patti Abbott. Having just read this earlier in the week the book seemed a perfect choice for FFB this week. A Vampire Named Fred by Bill Crider is a fun read that works for all ages making it very much worth your time.


A Vampire Named Fred

The very run down house next door had been on the market for about 15 years when it finally sold. Al, who is 12, loved exploring the old place, but his mom worried about rotted out floors, broken stairs, snakes in the basement, and the bugs and dirt. While his parents would not buy the old place like he wanted them to, at least his Mom never forbade him from going over there.  He had loved going over there and poking around as long as he could remember and often his buddy Hermie went over there with him.

So, Al wasn’t exactly thrilled when the house suddenly sold. Hermie was convinced nothing good for them would happen with the new owners. Hermie was sure the new owners had to be a 100 or something to want to live in that old place and he was sure they would not have grandkids or anything. They probably even hate kids, according to Hermie. Neither one of the boys counted on “A Vampire Named Fred” who needs their help and friendship.

Originally published in print on 1990 and released in electronic format in 2011, this book aimed at the middle school aged crowd is a very fun read. Not only does it play a bit with the vampire legend which Hollywood movies got very wrong according to Fred, the book also mixes in cultural references that will appeal to the adult reader. For example, Elvis (or somebody doing one heck of an impersonation) works down at the local Tastee Daree Freezee where they sell soft ice cream, burgers, and more. He still sings a bit and dances in his blue suede shoes while filling orders. While small things like that may fly by the kids, adults will get a chuckle or two over that and quite a number of other items in this fun story that reminds all readers that being a little different is okay.

“A Vampire Named Fred” is a fun read for all ages by legendary author Bill Crider. It has a sequel titled “A Werewolf Named Wayne.”



A Vampire Named Fred
Bill Crider
Delabarre Publishing
2011
ASIN: B00551J10Y
E-Book
127 Pages
$1.99


Material was picked up during a recent author promotion for my use in an objective review.

Kevin R. Tipple ©2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Probably True.....

.....though I won't look nearly as good doing it.......

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Lesa's Latest Contest--- Giveaway - M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin, The Blood of an Englishman

As posted elsewhere earlier today....

To celebrate M.C. Beaton's 25th Agatha Raisin mystery, The Blood of an Englishman, I'm giving away three copies, a finished one from the publisher, and two ARCs. Details are up at http://lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com/2014/09/anniversary-giveaway-mc-beatons-blood.html . Entries from the U.S. only, please.


Lesa Holstine

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Back Home

Back home from the hospital as Sandi had an appointment with her endocrinologist today. While better than she was, Sandi is still nowhere near where she needs to be numbers wise not just for her health but the long delayed Pet Scan.The overall trend of her blood sugar numbers lowering seems to have basically leveled out as we thought. So, the insulin dosage is being raised a little more, but Sandi is having weigh gain and other issues related to the insulin.

Under consideration is the idea of adding some new medications to the mix in the hopes of lowering her numbers. However, that is being delayed for now as Sandi has an IVIG infusion Friday and a ton of blood work as the cancer docs plan on doing the tests to see if the IVIG is working. There were concerns that adding new drugs to her cocktail could throw off those results.

So, for now, she keeps doing what she is doing and fingers crossed that the downward numbers trend will start again.

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