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Brown Teddy Bears, Sunrise, and More Book Reviews!

Grizzly Bear with faux suede paws

Grizzly Bear with faux suede paws

Faux Mink Bear with faux suede paws

Faux Mink Bear with faux suede paws


Texas Sunrise

Texas Sunrise

vampireinmydreamsI loved this review too, by Jonathan Thurston!! for: The Vampire…In My Dreams! “The steamy, masculine vampire… the far from confident, pretty young girl… Familiar elements? Not in this thrilling novel. Terry Lee Wilde makes a stunning addition to the realm of young adult vampire literature by incorporating witches into the mix.

Marissa, an average teenage witch, lives in the shadow of her best friend (and often role model) Kate, who believes the tall, dark stranger in town is a vampire. What unfolds when the mysterious stranger falls in love with Marissa sends all three of them into a struggle against knife-wielding human test subjects, vampiric pizza delivery guys, and an ancient vampire who has a claim on our studly hero and wants Marissa dead.

Terry Lee Wilde breaks a lot of tradition with this book by putting vampires back where they belong: in the realm of mystery, seduction, masculinity (as opposed to sparkling), and dare I say a little terror.

And I loved this review by Cassandra Lost in Books: I think this is like Star Trek meets a Fae realm.  It is a really cool idea.  I’m wondering if there will be more of either the Elven World or of the Overseers.  I will admit though as of right now I’d still want to slap the Overseers, but you will have to read or listen to see why.

Persephonice starts out kind of fragile with grief, but she becomes strong, and I really loved her as a character.  She encounters so much trouble and overcomes all the stereotypes that she has been filled with out races who are full of passion.

Dracolin is a fierce warrior, and he is not sure why he is so drawn to Persephonice.  There is lots of adventure and several men who need to be slapped, but it was a very enjoyable story 🙂 http://closkot.blogspot.com/2014/10/audiobook-review-shadow-elf-by-terry.html

How did it get to be Thursday already??? What happened to Wednesday?

Tile men are still here. They’re grouting today. And I’m off to work. Hope you have a lovely Thursday. I’m still wondering where my Wednesday went. Has that ever happened to you???


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DAR Cemetery–Yellow Fever Epidemic, Savannah

yellow fever 1820, AAD Conference, 2013, Savannah 152

The cemetery wasn’t very big, and there certainly weren’t this many headstones, so they must have had mass burials. Really sad.

Yellow Fever Wall, AAD Conference, 2013, Savannah  (800x533)

Here was one of the walls where headstones were set in memory of the yellow fever victims. Family members died within days of each other.

Yellow Fever wall, AAD Conference, 2013, Savannah 181 (800x533)

And another.

yellow fever wall length, AAD Conference, 2013, Savannah 179 (800x469)

This shows the length of the wall where the yellow fever victims headstones were set, though certainly not enough to identify the masses that died in Savannah. A hurricane had hit before that and then the mosquitoes descended on the area, infected with the virus, and then the yellow fever struck.

I’ve written a historical western romance set in New Orleans that had something similar, a ship even had been quarantined at the docks once it was learned some of the sailors had it. It’s not contagious, but a deadly flu-like virus carried by the mosquitoes. And though we still have it today in South America and Africa, it’s not curable, but prevented by a yellow fever vaccine.

I remember reading about a place in Italy that had the most beautiful lilac trees blooming all around ancient castle ruins. But the people kept dying from mosquito-carried viruses like malaria, and those ancient people finally vacated the lands and their homes. Now the area is well drained to prevent that, but back then, they didn’t have a way to drain off the water that would breed the mosquitoes.

Even with the dryness we’ve been facing, we’ve still got mosquitoes, and have had cases of the Nile River virus in parts of Texas…

Vampires might be scary, but blood-sucking mosquitoes can be lots more dangerous.

In Savage Hunger, the heroine comes down with a fever–and in the Amazon jungle, there are a number of different ones she could have caught–

Savage Hunger

(Book 1)


October 2012

In the heat of the jungle, jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love. With hopes of overcoming night terrors and thanking the man who saved her life, Kathleen McKnight returns to the Amazon. A jaguar at heart, Connor Anderson doesn’t just protect her, but wants to claim her for his own.



Have a lovely Saturday, and wear that bug spray! And if you’re going to the jungle–get vaccinations first!


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