As a romantic soul, I absolutely adore old love tokens. I have several varieties of them in my collection of odds and ends. One of my favorites is a gold ring thimble. At first glance it’s just a sewing tool made out of gold, but it’s more than just an ordinary gold thimble. When you cut the base off this particular kind of thimble, it gave you a wedding ring. The writer in me wonders why the base wasn’t cut free…Was it lost love, an untimely death, a hopeful yet unfulfilled wish, or just a better ring allowed the thimble to remain intact? Perhaps when Valentines Day rolls around, I’ll talk love tokens in depth.
On a theme, there was a time when cards and letters exclusively told friends and family you cared. Vintage holiday postcards and greeting cards are often beautifully done things and I think the fact so many were kept as keepsakes says it all. From now until January, I’ll put a vintage holiday postcard up for you to enjoy.
Here’s another –>
I’ve always been a story collector. The inspiration for Star of Wonder (my tale in the Exquisite Quills Holiday Anthology) comes from the stories that make up the fabric of rural America — those small slices of common history told by our national treasure — our seniors. The rest is a tribute to the Christmas story. As with all of my stories, Star of Wonder has its share of metaphor. The Anthology is filled with charming tales. It’s free too!
If you’ve never read my love stories before, I invite you to download a free sample of my 1st and 2nd chapters. I had a smaller version of this ebook on Amazon but they insisted I charge for it. As a reader, I wouldn’t buy chapters. I’d rather buy the whole book! Going through Smashwords allows me to offer my samplings for free. Adult love stories meant for adult eyes. I hope you enjoy.
Love Waits in Unexpected Places – Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories
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I possess an undeniably healthy sense of wonder so my interests are wide and varied. I guarantee you’ll find interesting tidbits from A to Z. You’ll even find the A to Z Challenge that had A to Z entries on history and science. I invite you to scroll back through the alphabet and read them. I just loved researching the topics and condensing them for the challenge. I’ll do that again come April.
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100 Things Blogging Challenge! For 100 days, I’m posting a little something from my chosen topic of Words & Quotes of Love. There are 20 entries to come. Here’s one for today:
“The hours I spent with thee, dear heart, Are as a string of pearls to me; I could them over, every one apart, My rosary, my rosary.”
~Robert Cameron Rogers
an interview of Hollie Glover: HKD BOOKS – Author Services
Last days for the November contest with one-winner-takes-all prizes. Read the pages and find the cute little turkeys! http://www.romancebooks4us.com/
*Romance Author Promo Op!* http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/
Several promotional opportunities can be found on my Exquisite Quills group blog:
First Kiss Wednesday ~ come share your best 300 word kiss.
Set the Scene in Six ~ on Sunday, come share your backdrop or lead-up.
The Genesis of the Story ~ share the spark that ignited your novel
Author Interviews too. Stop by and see if the last two have openings. We’re booking into the new year now.
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