Cold Coffee Press Endorses Our Justice (John Cannon Trilogy Book Three) by John W. Howell

The third book in the John Cannon Trilogy is now available.

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The terrorist leader and financier Matt Jacobs has figured out a plan to eliminate the President. He is relying on John Cannon’s stature as a hero to help him carry it off. John finds himself walking the fine line of pretending to help Matt while trying to figure out a countermeasure to the plan.

The third book in the John J. Cannon Trilogy brings together two strong wills for a showdown. The question to be answered is who will feel the satisfaction that the achievement of justice delivers? John, Matt or neither?

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Cold Coffee Press Book Review For Our Justice
(John Cannon Trilogy Book Three) by John W. Howell

For all you John Cannon followers ‘Our Justice’ (trilogy book three in the series) is finally here.

To refresh your memory, ‘My GRL’ is book one in the series. Like a lot of business men who tolls in an office setting…

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THE THRIVING BED OF DAFFODILS

 

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This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–September 25th, 2016. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt.

To read the other stories written by group members, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/sunday-photo-fiction-september-25th-october-2nd-2016/

Genre: Realistic Mystery Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words

THE THRIVING BED OF DAFFODILS by P.S. Joshi

Detective Gilbert loved cold cases and seeing if he could solve some before he retired. He did it on his own time so no one objected. He’d solved a few. With the introduction of DNA testing, it became easier.

He was especially interested in the disappearance of wealthy young widow, Margo Hitchens. First, her husband had died suddenly in an auto accident. The car found abandoned and burned yielded no clues to identify the driver.

Gilbert suspected Margo’s stepfather who would inherit both her share and his if she couldn’t be found. He drove out to the estate but wasn’t allowed on the ground.

He thought,  My hands are tied.

He was suspicious of various landscaping projects carried out on the property, especially a thriving bed of daffodils. The department head finally gave permission for the grounds to be excavated due to  pressure from other family members, part owners of the grounds. Detective Gilbert had sought their help, explaining his suspicions.

Digging began on a Tuesday. Shortly someone shouted, “We’ve found a body.” It was later identified as a former servant. Margo’s body was eventually found in a rose bed nearer the house. Case solved.

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[Additional note: The servant was thought to have been the driver of the car that struck and killed Margo’s husband. It was also thought he’d been paid well by her stepfather.]

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Friday John Ku – AKA- Hump Day

John’s wish for us all and I agree.

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For those of you who have been keeping track, this is Friday. it should be the beginning of the last work day of the week for those in the Americas. The rest of the world has already completed the day and may even be looking at the close of Saturday (Aw).

I hope your week was good. I know mine was busy, and I think it will be good to relax and enjoy the weekend. We are expecting a little rain so it might be a good time to grab a book and rest the brain.

Today’s JohnKu talks about the need for rest.

Timeout by John W. Howell ©2016

Racing all the time,

Can jeopardize your good heath. . .

Take a hint and rest.

Happy weekend all. Cheers *clinking of the margarita glass* (Only metaphorically speaking, of course.)

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THE VENGEFUL FAIRY

 

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Here we are again. This week we’re on a movie set where there’s a grand staircase. We’re gathered here to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with no more than 100 words not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Roger Bultot. Thanks, Roger.

To read the other stories by the group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/23-september-2016/

Genre: Fantasy/Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

THE VENGEFUL FAIRY by P.S. Joshi

Melissa entered a contest to choose the head showgirl in Mr. Raymond Digby’s Bevy of Beauties Show in New York City. Secretly she had Plink, an inherited family fairy, helping her.

Plink worked her magic and Melissa was stunning but ungrateful.

“You can go now, Plink. I don’t need you for a while. I’ll handle the rest myself.”

When Melissa walked down the Grand Staircase for judging, she missed the third step. She grabbed the railing and her heel broke. Her hairpiece came loose and flopped over her eyes.

Warning: You should never make a fairy angry.

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F is for Fear – 6 Tips on How to Evoke Fear in Your Writing – Author Zoo

Great information.

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This is an excellent piece about how to show fear in your writing. Click the highlighted link at the end of the post to read more… and really read it!❤

Thank you, Michelle Somers for writing this post as part of my A to Z of Romance Writing Series. Michelle is the author of award-winning, Lethal in Love. Read more about Michelle at the end of the article. I’m…

Source: F is for Fear – 6 Tips on How to Evoke Fear in Your Writing – Author Zoo

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THE LOVE NOTE

 

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Photo Copyright: Al Forbes

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–September 18th, 2016.  Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt.

To read the other stories written by group members this week, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/sunday-photo-fiction-september-18th-2016/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words

THE LOVE NOTE by P.S. Joshi

Marilyn had a crush on Wesley. They talked for hours on their cell phones.

“Well,” said her father, “I can’t forbid it as she works part time and pays the bill. It seems harmless.”

The romance started to become more serious when Marilyn wanted Wesley to write notes to her expressing his love. As they didn’t want to formally mail them and be teased they decided to find a place where each one could leave a note so the other person could find it. It also seemed a romantic idea.

They finally decided on a small Chinese ornament standing on a path in the city’s ornamental garden.

It worked well for some months. Marilyn even put perfume on her notes as Wesley said he wanted to feel she was there with him.

One day Marilyn was late in leaving her note. It was two pages and she considered it a work of art. What they didn’t know was the elderly gardener cleaned the outdoor art once a month.

When he brushed inside the ornament, the note fell out. He picked it up and read.

“Wow,” he said, “I guess I still attract the ladies. How about that.”

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Guitar Mancer — Episode 25: Test

Here is Episode 25 of the entertaining and interesting novel, “Guitar Mancer” by Teagan.

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Welcome back everyone.  This time my featured automobile is not a clue about the story. I found a cool list of cars in movies.  For the year 1969 (The Guitar Mancer opens on New Year’s Eve, 1969) I saw one of my favorite vehicles.  That’s right — The Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine van!  

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Photo artist Kirt Tisdale, as been in the car since the beginning of this road trip (and before that too).  Kirt takes us along with him for all sorts of fun photo shoots. He shows the results when he applies artistic effects to some of them at his blog, The Wall Gallery.  He described one of his prints this way:

Papago Palms is a wall art print where I used a fauvism technique creating this scene. This technique uses bold brush strokes and bright surreal colors. This particular wall art print depicts palm trees…

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Today’s special guest; David

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Hello everyone. The weekend is approaching and it is time to have some fun and relax a little bit and forget about duties. Today I want to present you a new special guest who is an author and has a sadistic cat. So please welcome David.🙂

Hi David . Thanks you for accepting my invitation to be a special guest on my blog today. It is a pleasure to have you here today!

Thanks so much for having me Roberta it’s very kind. Especially as tea and biscuits are on offer.

Q.1) What or who inspired you to start blogging?                                                                                          

The blog grew from pieces about…

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THE OLD FLOUR MILL

 

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Photo Copyright: Shaktiki Sharma

Here we are for another week. Today we’re touring the inside of an old flour mill. Our hostess for this weekly gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words, not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Shaktiki Sharma. Thanks, Shaktiki.

To read the other stories by the group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/16-september-2016/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

THE OLD FLOUR MILL by P.S. Joshi

Mrs. Forest and a couple parents  watched as the second-grade class climbed off the school bus.

They were going to see the local Historic Society’s Stop No. 12 on the Biggerstown Historic  Tour. It was the old flour mill on Higby Road.

Until it was included on the tour, it had been the home of elderly Mr. Henderson. His grandfather had operated that mill for years until he retired when the Pickwick IGA opened selling bagged flour. The farmers now sold their grain to a huge company with headquarters in Chicago. Mr. Henderson also lived there with his son.

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