Daily Archives: February 17, 2019

Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Life In Riverside

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Riverside is a larger neighborhood in Paterson, New Jersey. Its boarded on three sides by the Passaic River, hence its name. My husband Angelo grew up in Riverside on Fifth Avenue. Everyone in the neighborhood was familiar with the mob’s management style learned from fearful whispers. From the 60s through the 70s the mob was in control of this Italian neighborhood. Like other ‘families’ in other places, in Riverside the mob owned most everything. They owned many types of businesses. Among them oil and textile, dozens of factories that had seen better days, the local lumberyard, a couple of bars and a few restaurants. Even the local laundromat and a whole lot of real estate – many run down houses which crammed the city streets. It was far from an upscale area.

Image result for 196 5th ave paterson nj This is what the house Angelo grew us it looks like today.

Random crime was not done in…

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 43

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 43

Dellani Oakes

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After Sue is arrested, they decide to go after the other half of the nefarious pair who helped Troy, Jame Butcher. Now known as Butch, he works IT for the police department. Jasper lures him to the office with a story about damaging his computer.

“Is there any way to find out about my granddaughter?”

“I’m afraid not. Those records are sealed by the court. I know you’d like to contact the parents, but would it be fair to the baby?”

“I don’t mean to take her away,” Deirdre said. “She’s their daughter, as much as if they’d given her life. But I would like to know her. I understand, though. If there is any way to give them the information, about us. So, if she wants to meet Aiden when she’s older, she…

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes

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It’s small town Nebraska in the late 1970’s and life in the small Midwestern town is quiet and uneventful. That’s what Libby Marshall and Bobby Menedez think until Bobby’s cousin, Ramon is beaten by a group of white boys. Racial tension is high after the beating and it’s soon revealed that something quite evil lies hidden Under the Western Sky.

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Character Quote from Under the Western Sky

“I’m not surprised you saw Curry,” he said quietly, tossing the stick once more. “But you can’t keep talking to him. Someone will notice. And you’re right, he doesn’t blend.”

“I figured you did that on purpose so I’d know I wasn’t alone,” Bobby commented, taking a sip of his Dr. Pepper. “But you didn’t figure I’d notice the lady with the baby carriage or the jogger. Maybe you also thought that the mailman was a good cover, but we know all those guys around here.”

“How did you spot them?”

“Small town,” Bobby shrugged. “I see things. Did I forget anyone? Oh, the electrical repair guy on the ladder.”

Toby laughed. “I guess my people need to learn how to blend into a small town.”

“Electrician in dress shoes? Come on, Toby. Where did you recruit these guys from? Gentlemen’s Quarterly? We aren’t fashion plates around here. The only half real one was the jogger. At least he had the right shoes. But not many people jog in the middle of the afternoon.”

© 2018 Dellani Oakes

Books – Share the Adventure ~ Demon’s Destiny, book one of the Dark City Guardians by TW Knight

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ Demon’s Destiny, book one of the Dark City Guardians by TW Knight

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Demon’s Destiny, book one of the Dark City Guardians, coming March 2nd, 2019 from CHBB

Garrett Duex Sabres is handsome, wealthy, brilliant and a demon with a split personality feeding on the living energy of humans. However, unlike others of his kind, Garrett chooses not to feed off pain and misery, he’s discovered a more palatable and just as potent source—sexual energy. Exploiting his charms, Garrett spends many evenings moving from one “dinner-date” to the next siphoning off small amounts from willing playmates. When Kay walks into Garrett’s life, his entire world is flipped around. Set in the world of the Dark Knights of Heaven

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ To Ends of the Earth: High Plains to Patagonia by Nelda B Gaydou

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ To Ends of the Earth: High Plains to Patagonia by Nelda B Gaydou

share the adventure to the ends of the earth nelda gaydou.jpgOn the road to seek work in the cotton fields of Texas, an old Ford Model T truck breaks down and forces a change of destination that ultimately leads the protagonists to the Argentine Patagonia. Follow the anecdote-driven story of a devoted couple who spent their childhood in the U.S. Southwest during the Great Depression, met and married during World War II, and together undertook a lifelong journey of adventure and service.

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ Primed for Revenge: Sydney Jones Novel Series by Carolyn Bowen

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ Primed for Revenge: Sydney Jones Novel Series by Carolyn Bowen

share the adventure primed for revenge carolyn bowenPracticing law in a large partnership, Sydney Jones was primed for making partner. Then her life turned upside down after a disagreement with her boss at Birdman & Birdman.

Leaving the office, she was swiftly kidnapped and taken to her assailants’ hideaway, beaten, and raped. With no memory of whom she was put her at a disadvantage with her captors. Through gritted teeth, she promised a day of repercussions for their actions while mentally visualizing her revenge.

Warned by her assailants to keep her mouth shut or else, she was delivered to her home. Not recognizing her former living quarters, she was careful in exploring her options for regaining her memory.

Piecing together the reasons for her kidnapping brought her into contact with people, some she could trust and others risky. The problem was the amnesia prevented her from recognizing the difference.

Tapped for crime once nudged her toward caution for something afoul was going on at Birdman & Birdman. She prepared for a fight. With a vision of fury she made a chilling decision – never to be a victim again.

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ True Beginnings book 3 by Amanda Mackey

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Books – Share the Adventure ~ True Beginnings book 3 by Amanda Mackey

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I’m addicted to it. War, battle—the thrill of being in mortal combat and constant danger. Not knowing whether I’ll still be breathing one moment to the next is a rush I can’t explain.

But I hate that I love it. It’s like a sickness that sank its hooks into my psyche and refuses to let go. I’m living with nightmares and the strange reality of civilian life, while I crave my next mission.

Until I meet a sassy redhead with sharp wit and scalding green eyes. She stirs the same adrenaline rush I experienced while dropping from the sky into enemy territory.

Charlotte is everything that’s right in this wretched world. There’s a kindness in her, but I’m afraid the darkness lurking within me will destroy it. I’m not the kind of man she deserves. She’s too good for me.

I shouldn’t want her the way I do, and if I were a good man, I would walk away

Problem is…I’m not.

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