Sunday, October 30, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
I’ve made a few changes recently to better connect with readers, fans, and fellow adventurers that I hope everyone will check out. First I’ve finally launched an author page on Facebook. Just go to https://facebook.com/KimMcMahillAuthor to check it out, and all “Likes” are very much appreciated. The Author Page is still a bit of a work in progress, so please check back often.
Here on my blog, I’ve changed out my book covers (along the right hand side of the page) with links directly to Amazon to make it easier to find my books. Also, if anyone wants to contact me there is a contact form at the bottom of my blog page and feel free to direct message me or follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/kimmcmahill. On my blog, I’ll continue to post about travel, gardening, new releases, trivia and holidays, other items of interest, and of course, Embracing Adventure.
I haven’t made many changes to my website, http://kimmcmahill.com, but if you’ve never visited or haven’t in years, please stop by. There is more information on my books, book trailers, favorite links, and my definition of adventure.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is located in a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado. The Monument is home to one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Just outside the visitor center and along a marked walking trail you can see petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide. Inside the visitor center you can look at some of the thousands of fossils of insects and plants that have been found at the Monument and which reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado, one with a much wetter and warmer climate. There is also a restored homestead worth a look. For more information on Florissant Fossil Beds visit https://www.nps.gov/flfo.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
“Here, let me help you,” Morgan said as she draped Devyn’s arm around her shoulders.
Morgan tried to relieve as much weight as she could from Devyn as she helped her hobble to the waiting vehicle. Once Devyn was seated in the cramped back seat, Morgan dug out her emergency supply bag. She handed Devyn a blanket and a bottle of water. “I have a first aid kit, but I think you need something a little more than a bandage.”
“It’s just a few scratches. I’ll live.”
Morgan could see why Nick trusted Devyn with his back. As she looked at the battered and bruised woman, who had taken off into the desert in the middle of the night in bare feet to prevent a criminal from getting away, she had to admire her. Devyn had to be in extreme pain, yet not a complaint escaped her lips.
“Make room in the back,” Nick huffed.
Morgan looked up to see Nick trudging toward her with an inert man slung over his shoulder. She raced to the tiny back cargo area and moved a few items around so Nick could squeeze the body in the vehicle.
“Is he dead?” Morgan whispered.
“Not quite, but we need to get him medical help A.S.A.P. The bullet didn’t hit any vital organs, but I’m not sure how much damage he suffered from the knock to the head”
Morgan watched as Nick set the man down in the vehicle, and then she joined Devyn in the back seat. Turning around and kneeling, she was able to lean over the seat and assess his injuries. She folded up a handkerchief and placed it over the gunshot wound and applied pressure. She wasn’t sure which was bleeding more, the bullet hole or the bump and cut to the head, but she had to try and slow the blood loss any way she could.
“That’s all we can do for now,” Nick said. “Just keep the pressure on the best you can.”
Morgan nodded as Nick secured the back and then got behind the wheel.
“You okay?” Nick asked as he turned to face Devyn.
“I’ve had better days, but sadly, I’ve had worse.”
To get your copy of book 2 in the Risky Research series, A Taste of Tragedy, directly from Amazon for your Kindle click here.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Sometimes the simplest activities can be the most rewarding. Traffic aside, viewing the spectacular fall colors on Kenosha Pass in Colorado was a moving experience. I don’t remember ever seeing such brilliant and vibrant colors. I doubted all the hype, but found the scenery lived up to the billing.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Bernkastel was an unexpected surprise since we happened to visit during its annual wine festival. I always associated Germany with beer, but I have a new respect for its wines and endless vineyards.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
For all the hopeless romantics out there, I’m pleased to announce the recent release of Poetry of Love: The Engagement Year by N.N. Light. Please read on to learn more about this endearing work and I’ve included several poems for your enjoyment..
I had been searching for love my whole life. It took the opening up of the world via technology for me to find my soulmate. Once I laid eyes on her, at the arrivals gate, I knew I was never going to let her go. The following is a collection of poems I wrote to my angel, from our first meeting up until our wedding day. I was working crazy hours as a chef and I had a long commute. I chose my commuting time to pen her a poem each day. These poems speak of our life, our challenges and our growth together...in every aspect they speak of our love.
May this book give someone the courage to let their special someone know how much they care for them and how much they mean to them. Saying I love you is a gift you can give many times a day.
Our love exists in so many ways
Even when parted I feel you
I long for your gaze
Knowing our love is true.
When in the heaven of your arms
I feel our love’s warmth surround me.
Your grace, beauty and charm
Leave me gasping breathless in serenity.
The pureness, sweetness and sincerity
Our so perfect love
Oft compels me to my knees
To thank our Lord above
For our love.
I love to lay and listen
As my beauty sleeps.
The sound of each breath
As my beauty sleeps.
I think how I will awaken her
As my beauty sleeps.
To kiss her softly
That is my plan
As my beauty sleeps.
My lips move close
But I just enjoy listening
As my beauty sleeps.
Available at Amazon Worldwide or FREE on Kindle Unlimited:
Barnes and Noble Paperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/poetry-of-love-n-n-light/1124641362?ean=9781537641706
Author Biography: N. N. Light is the husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N. Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.
They’re blissfully happy and love all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.
Most of the time you can find them on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. They’re a proud member of ASMSG, Independent Author Network and Marketing for Romance Writers.
In addition to being authors, they’re also book promoters/reviewers, social media marketers/influencers and the owners of N. N. Light Author Promotions. They both love books, have ever since they were young. Matching up books and readers is something that gives them great pleasure.
They’d love to connect with you either via email or via these various social media sites:
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/nnlight
Independent Author Network: http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/n-n-light.html
Also, don’t miss the Goodreads Giveaway where you can enter to win an autographed copy of Poetry of Love: The Engagement year. Open to US and Canada only. September 26 - October 14. Click here to enter:
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Trier is one of the oldest cities in Germany and was once the regional capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It is nestled along the Moselle River and is filled with historic structures and surrounded by forests and vineyards. The Cathedral of Trier and the ancient city gate, Porta Nigra, were among my favorite sites.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
“Here. Let me check your injuries.”
He nodded, but made no effort to take off the souvenir t-shirt he’d purchased in Mexico to replace the shirt destroyed at Señorita Ruiz’s hacienda.
Olivia eased the shirt over his head and dabbed at the scratches on his chest with a warm washcloth. Not until her fingers began tracing some of the deeper wounds, trying to determine if any debris still remained embedded that might cause infection, did Cash acknowledge her close proximity. He reached up, grabbed her hand, and brought it to his lips.
He kissed her palm so gently that Olivia could taste his pain. Tears filled her eyes and slid down her cheeks. She wasn’t sure why his agony touched her so deeply, but it did. “I’m sorry,” was all she could think of to say, knowing it wasn’t enough.
They sat for several minutes in silence, hand in hand. Olivia hated to free herself from Cash’s warm touch, but she doubted he was ready to talk about Zara, and the guilt and fatigue in his lost eyes tore at her heart.
Olivia stood, easing out of Cash’s grasp. She placed her hands on his shoulders and gently maneuvered him back until he lay on the sofa. He didn’t resist as she unlaced his hiking boots and pulled them off, draped a blanket over him, and turned out the lamp. She touched her lips to his forehead and left him alone in the dark with his demons.
To download a copy of Shrouded In Secrets directly from Amazon for your Kindle click here.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
October has a few well known holidays like Columbus Day, which is observed on the second Monday in October (October 10 this year), Yom Kippur on October 11, and Halloween on October 31. Here are some perhaps lesser known dates of interest this month. I hope you’ll recognize a few. Several are very worthy.
International Day for the Elderly – October 1
World Smile Day – October 7 (first Friday of the month)
Sweetest Day – October 15 (third Saturday of the month)
Boss’s Day – October 16
Make a Difference Day – October 22 (fourth Saturday of the Month)