Thursday, February 28, 2013

Music Thursday

You may have noticed lately that I have been a LITTLE obsessed with actor Hadley Fraser.
I'm going to share with you today a audio recording (complemented by a photo slideshow) of Hadley singing "Stars" from Les Miserables.
I want to point out that he has played many roles in this musical! Marius, Grantaire, Javert, and the Army Officer in the 2012 movie.Wow!
Here are some photos of those roles...
Javert as a spy
Army Officer

Regular Javert
Okay, here is the video.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bible Verse Wednesday

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Broadway Tuesday

Have you seen the Disney movie The Little Mermaid? I would doubt that you haven't. But, did you know that the movie was made into a Broadway musical? I think I have shared some songs or photos from it in the past. 
Today I am going to share an awesome scene from the stage version, featuring Sierra Boggess as Ariel. First of all, isn't the set in this video AMAZING? I love how they make it feel like you are actually under water with the actors. It is stunning! I just love this show, and I hope to see it live someday.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Book Review Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend!

Today I am a little behind schedule on my reading, so I do not have a book review prepared for this post. However, I will share with you the book that I have just begun-- The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen.
I literally have just started reading this, so I will give you my initial opinion and a full review later on. The cover, first of all, is very pretty. What a stunning backdrop! I have read other books by Julie Klassen, and I enjoyed them, so I am sure this will be a nice read as well.
Here is the first sentence: "Something is amiss, Emma thought, immediately upon entering her tidy bedchamber. What is it...?"

My attention has been grabbed! I haven't gotten a chance to read further, but I will let you know when I do.

Here a description taken from "Award-Winning Regency Romance from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen
Emma Smallwood, determined to help her widowed father regain his spirits when his academy fails, agrees to travel with him to the distant Cornwall coast, to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But after they arrive and begin teaching the younger boys, mysterious things begin to happen and danger mounts. Who does Emma hear playing the pianoforte, only to find the music room empty? Who sneaks into her room at night? Who rips a page from her journal, only to return it with a chilling illustration?

The baronet's older sons, Phillip and Henry, wrestle with problems--and secrets--of their own. They both remember Emma Smallwood from their days at her father's academy. She had been an awkward, studious girl. But now one of them finds himself unexpectedly drawn to her.

When the suspicious acts escalate, can the clever tutor's daughter figure out which brother to blame...and which brother to trust with her heart?"

This looks like an interesting read!

What are you reading currently? Have you read any of Julie Klassen's books?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bible Verse Sunday

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Psalm 23:5-6

Friday, February 22, 2013

Writing Friday

Today is interview day for my character! If you missed my description of Gage Thompson, read it here.

I want to say that I really appreciate your comments on last Friday's post! Gage has lots of questions to answer, so thank you so much, everybody!

Okay, here we go.

1. Did you always want to be a sailor, or did you become one because that's what Caspian did? (from Cortney)
Since I was a child, I have always loved the sea. I enjoyed going by the water, watching the waves lap  against the shore. I'm not certain that I would have ended up becoming a sailor if it hadn't been for Caspian, but I am very glad that I did. Now, I cannot imagine myself doing anything else.

2. You have been sailing as long as Caspian, right? So are you ever jealous that he is Captain while you are first mate? (from Cortney)
Yes, I have been sailing as long as Caspian. I am not jealous of Caspian being my captain. I am proud to sail under such a brave man. I know that I would not be able to do what he does every day, and if we were to reverse our roles, we would not be in the same place we are now. I just want to work as hard as I can and make Caspian proud because he has been a brother to me, and without him and his family, I would be miserable. Sometimes, I think it would be nice to be first in command, but I realize how great of a responsibility being a captain is and I don't think that I would fit the role very well.
3. What is your favorite thing about being out on the sea? (from mustlovereading)
I enjoy every aspect of being out at sea, but what I really love is the unpredictability. The water and winds change constantly, and anything can happen. I love that aspect of the sea. One day, everything can be tranquil, and the next, a violent storm can brew. 
4. What is the scariest thing about being out on the sea? (from mustlovereading)
Ironically, the scariest thing about being at sea for me is also my favorite thing about the sea. The unpredictability has proven to be deadly. At any given moment, a storm could take both your life and your ship, or an enemy vessel can sneak up on you without warning. 

5. What is something (besides sailing) that you and Caspian enjoy doing together? (from mustlovereading)
I enjoy doing everything with Caspian, because he is my best friend, but I think that our favorite thing to do together is to talk. I cannot count how many times we have been up late at night, discussing the events of the day on the deck of the Dawn's Mist. 

7. How well do you get along with Reed? (from Nathan)
I really enjoy spending time with children, so I get along very well with Reed. I do believe the dear lad mentioned a time when I allowed him to climb into the rigging when Caspian was below decks. Reed is a very sweet little boy, and I like to keep an eye on him for Caspian when the captain is preoccupied with captaining the ship.

8. What is/was your favorite adventure out at sea? (from Nathan)
One of my favorite memories of being out at sea was the very first time I was on a ship. Caspian and I were employed on a merchant ship, and I was climbing in the rigging. I was very clumsy and still am, and I ended up entangling myself in the ratlines! I was frightened for quite some time, but Caspian came to my rescue and aided me.

9. Do you think Eden and Caspian like each other? (from Eden)
Aye, I do believe so, though the two seem unwilling to admit it. I know Caspian very well and can tell he views Lady Trenton very specially, and I suspect Lady Trenton has similar feelings. Sadly, however, the two don't seem to let each other know of this.

10. Is there anyone who you admire? (from Eden)
Yes, I admire my captain Caspian very much. He has helped me through everything in my life and I don't know what I would do without him.
So, what do you think of Gage's answers? Thanks once again for asking him questions! Stay tuned next week for another post about my writing. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Music Thursday

Today I am going to share this video from "The Pirate Queen."

I really like this musical! Here are Stephanie J. Block, Hadley Fraser, and the cast of "The Pirate Queen" on The View.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bible Verse Wednesday

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 3:3-4

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Broadway Tuesday

Here is Anna O Byrne singing "Love Never Dies." I like Sierra Boggess singing this song a little bit more, but Anna O Byrne is good also, and I couldn't find any videos of Sierra Boggess singing it.

Don't you love her dress in this number? I think it is beautiful!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Book Review Monday

The past few weeks I have been reviewing MaryLu Tyndall's Legacy of the King's Pirates series, and I will finish the series by reviewing the last book in the series, The Restitution.
See my review of The Redemption here.
and my review of The Reliance here.

Here is a description of it that I found on Goodreads: "Lady Isabel Ashton, scorned by society after the birth of her illegitimate child, longs to regain wealth and position-despite Christ's call on her heart. But when her son is kidnapped, she's forced to seek the aid of the man who pirated her purity. How far will Isabel go to save her child and redeem her honor? Captain Kent Carlton, desperate to win the heart of the woman he once ravished, finds himself battling jealousy as well as the sea. Can a penniless pirate capture the love he so urgently desires, or will the lady seek her safe harbor in another man's arms? The Restitution is book 3 in the Legacy of the King's Pirates series. Other books in the series include The Redemption: Book 1 and The Reliance: Book 2."

Finally, here is what I thought:  This book probably was my favorite of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series. MaryLu definitely saved her best for last in the trilogy! Everything was perfectly written. Kent has changed a lot since the first book, and for the better. I loved the way his emotions were portrayed. Isabel was also a great character. I loved watching the story of how Isabel learned to forgive Kent for what he did to her and I was just as anxious as Kent and Isabel were for them to find their son, Frederick! The only things I didn't like were a) I was sad it was the end of the series, and b) I wished there were another story about Cutter and Hann, two of my favorite characters! Cutter was the ship's surgeon whose face was deformed from an accident, and Hann was a young woman dressed as a man who worked on Kent's ship. All together, this was a great book and I would enthusiastically recommend it to all of my friends.

What are you reading now? Have you read any of MaryLu Tyndall's books?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bible Verse Sunday

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nominated for the Liebster Award!

I was actually nominated three times! Thank you, LeahBethany, and Victoria!
Here are the rules: The Liebster award is where Bloggers nominate other bloggers they like with 200 followers or less. Any type of blog can be nominated. It's a way to get to know new bloggers and to network with them. Here's how it works:
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you left.
3. Ask 11 new questions for those who you nominate.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate.
5. Go to each blogger's page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. 

Here are 11 facts about me:
1. I paint my nails every Sunday afternoon.
2. I enjoy acting.
3. My favorite color is neon green.
4. I am freakishly obsessed with Krispy Kreme donuts.
5. I love zebra print.
6. I wear glasses.
7. Right now I am obsessed with Hadley Fraser singing "I'll Be There" from The Pirate Queen.
8. I like sparkling cranberry juice.
9. I love garlic bread.
10. My favorite Disney princess is The Little Mermaid.
11. Italian food is my favorite.

Leah's questions and my answers:

1. Would you rather visit Spain, Japan, or Australia?
I would say Australia, but with all of the spiders and the deadliest creatures in Australia, I would have to say Spain. 
2. How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging since July of 2012.
3. What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is either the new Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera. I also like the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
4. Do you have a favorite actor?
Currently, Hadley Fraser. 
5. What historical period interests you the most?
There are a couple I really like, but my favorite is probably Victorian.
6. White chocolate or dark chocolate?
Dark chocolate.
7. How tall are you?
About 5 foot 6 inches.
8. Do you play any musical instruments?
I play a little bit of piano, but I haven't taken lessons in a while.
9. How old do you think the universe is?
I don't know exactly, but I know it isn't as old as most scientists say. I don't believe in evolution.
10. Christianity: religion or relationship?
To me, it really is both in a way.
11. What's the most important decision you've ever made?
I really cannot think of one...I will tell you when I do!

Here are Victoria's questions and my answers:

1. What's your TV series?
Ummm I have a couple that I like. Right now I really like American Pickers and Once Upon A Time.
2. Favorite superhero?
The Scarlet Pimpernel ;)
3. If you could have any pet whether it is mythical or real, what would it be?
I would have a pet dachshund.
4. If you could live in the world of a book or movie, which one? 
Let's see....I would live in the world of Phantom of the Opera.
5. Favorite music artist?
Right now? Hadley Fraser.
6. What is your favorite scent?
7. Hunger Games or Twilight?
Hunger Games for sure.
8. Motorcycle or car?
9. Favorite cookie?
Soft chocolate chip cookies!
10. What is a quirk about yourself?
I get really annoyed when people use double negatives.
11. Do you have a favorite blog?
Yes! MaryLu Tyndall's blog over here:

Here are Bethany's questions and my answers:

1. Do you have siblings? How many?
Yes, I have two siblings.
2. Checkered or plaid?
3. Favorite food?
Garlic bread. Or lasagna. Or Krispy Kreme donuts. I love them all...
4. How much wood did the woodchuck chuck?
Ummm....a lot?
5. Favorite fantasy world?
Under the Sea in The Little Mermaid!
6. Hot chocolate or coffee? 
Hot chocolate.
7. What is your favorite musical?
I LOVE musicals! Thanks for asking this question, Bethany! My favorite is Phantom of the Opera--tied with Aida.
8. Would you rather eat a raw squirrel, or moldy doughnuts? :P
Uh....probably moldy donuts. Icky!
9. On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy reading?
With ten being the highest, infinity!
10. Favorite book?
The Redemption by MaryLu Tyndall.
11. Cold weather or hot weather?
In between weather?

Here are my questions:
1. What is your favorite song?
2. What are your two favorite colors together?
3. What color do you wish your hair was?
4. Who are your three favorite authors?
5. Frozen yogurt, gelato, or ice cream?
6. What is your favorite kind of candy?
7. Which is the best meal of the day?
8. What is your favorite part of blogging?
9. How many pairs of shoes do you have?
10. Polka dots or stripes?
11. Which war that America participated in is the most interesting to you?

I nominate:
3. Anna
4. Hailey
7. Nikki
8. Esther
9. Jordan
10. Clare
11. Natalie

Friday, February 15, 2013

Writing Friday

What do you guys, my readers, think of my Writing Friday posts? Do you like the interviews? I want your opinions.
I have a few more characters, and then I will go on to do something else...I'm not sure what yet, though. :)

Today I will give you a description of Gage Thompson, first mate aboard Captain Caspian Archer's ship, The Dawn's Mist.

Gage Thompson is and almost always has been Caspian's best friend. He has wavy, medium dark brown hair that is streaked with sunlight and cropped short for the time period. His skin is tanned darkly, and he smiles often, revealing perfect, white teeth. He is tall, and most of the time, he has a light stubble growing on his cheeks. He is about twenty-three years old.

 Gage is very caring of others, loyal, and a good leader.

When he was orphaned at a young age, he was taken in by Caspian's family and the two boys were raised side by side. They left home when Gage was seventeen years old, and before he knew it, Gage was sailing as Caspian's first mate.
I intend for him to be the main character my sequel to Swept to Sea, which I have not yet completed.

I imagine Gage looking a little like Orlando Bloom in this photograph.

Okay, now that you met Gage, I would like you to ask him some questions, please! Come on, don't be shy! He will be answering whatever you ask in next week's Writing Friday post.

Have a great weekend and see you Sunday!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Music Thursday

Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought this song was fitting....

"Love Song" by Sarah Bareilles.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bible Verse Wednesday

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ
Philippians 1:9-10

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Broadway Tuesday

Today I am going to share a song from Chess, the musical.

Here is Josh Groban singing "Where I Want to Be".

Monday, February 11, 2013

Book Review Monday

A couple of weeks ago, I was re-reading The Redemption by MaryLu Tyndall. Now, I am re-reading The Reliance, which is its sequel.
This was a good continuation of Charlisse and Merrick's story. When Charlisse is kidnapped by an old enemy, Merrick believes her dead. Charlisse has to take matters into her own hands and keep her, another young lady named Isabel, and her unborn baby safe. This was another great book of MaryLu Tyndall's! Even though it wasn't quite as great as the Redemption, I couldn't wait to reach the end to find out what would happen to these familiar, realistic characters and it was certainly worth reading . This is still one of my favorite books for sure. Merrick and Charlisse defiantly both have their own faults that are visible most in this book, which makes them even more believable and amazingly written. This was an awesome book and I recommend you read the first in the series, The Redemption and then read this great sequel. 

So, what are you reading? Have you read any of MaryLu's books before?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bible Verse Sunday

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8

Friday, February 8, 2013

Writing Friday

Last week, you asked Reed Archer some questions. This week, he'll be answering them!

If you missed my description of Reed last week, look at it here.

Alright, without any further ado, let's start on this interview!

1. I hear you like to help the cook on your Dad's ship. What's your favorite food? What do you like to cook? (From Cortney)
Well, my favorite food has to be pralines. They are so sweet and yummy! but for cooking, I like to help roast pork. We don't do that very often, especially on the ship, but when we do, it is very tasty.

2. What do you call your Dad? Daddy? Papa? Father? (from Eden)
Are you Miss Eden, the lady stowaway that my Papa found? Hmmm. Anyway, I call my papa "Papa".

3. What is your favorite thing (or task) to do on your Dad's ship besides cook? (from Nathan)
Papa really doesn't let me do much around the ship except help cook. He says I am too young to climb up in the rigging, even though I know I can do it! One time, when Papa was in his cabin, Master Thompson, the first mate, allowed me to climb a little ways up the rigging. It was the most fun that I ever had! Other than that, I like walking around on the decks and looking at the ocean. Sometimes, I get to see dolphins swimming by, and Papa lifts me up so I can see them better over the rail!

Reed only got three questions this week, but that's okay, because he was getting a little fidgety by the end of the interview. ;)

I hope you enjoyed this. See you Monday!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Music Thursday

This song, which is on Ramin Karimloo's album Human Heart, is very pretty.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Broadway Tuesday

I may have shared this song on my blog before, but I love it so much that I am sharing it again.

Here is "Written in the Stars" performed by Heather Headley and Adam Pascal.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Review Monday

Last week, I talked about MaryLu Tyndall's book, The Redemption. This week, I have an interview with the amazing author herself about her new book, Forsaken Dreams! Isn't the cover beautiful???

Check out Forsaken Dreams, book one in the exciting new Escape to Paradise fiction series by MaryLu Tyndall!

Embark on a seafaring adventure as a disillusioned colonel and a hopeful widow seek a fresh start on the shores of Brazil. Colonel Grant Wallace cannot leave his once precious Southern homeland fast enough. After witnessing the death and destruction of the Civil War, he charters a ship and sets sail for the pristine shores of Brazil, eager to start afresh in a new land. Widow Eliza Crawford boards the ship New Hope harboring a dirty secret and a blossoming hope within her heart for a new life away from old memories. But once at sea, troubles abound. Will Grant overcome his demons of bitterness and rage? Can Eliza find the peace she longs for?

Get to Know the Author!
MaryLu Tyndall, a Christy Award Finalist, and best-selling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on the California coast with her husband, six kids, and four cats. Her passion is to write page-turning, romantic adventures that not only entertain but open people's eyes to their God-given potential. MaryLu is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

Author Q & A:
1. How would you describe your new series Escape to Paradise?

An adventurous, romantic tale about a group of Confederates, wounded in both body and soul, who flee the destruction of the South after the Civil War for greener pastures in Brazil, but who find much more than they bargained for, both on the trip there and once they arrive.

2. What inspired the story line for your new series?

History. Nearly three million Southerners migrated from the devastation of the South following the Civil War. Close to twenty thousand of them went to Brazil where the Emperor welcomed them with open arms, the farm land was plentiful, and the temperate climate mimicked their own weather back home. Though most ended up returning home, several thousand remained, and their descendants still live there today. Their struggles to create a new Southern Utopia in the heart of Brazil make for a fascinating story!

3. How is this series different from your previous series?

Escape to Paradise is like nothing I’ve ever written before. The six main characters, the hero and heroine in each book, have a huge presence in each of the three books, so by the end of the series, the reader will know them all really well, as well as several of the secondary characters. Secondly, and more importantly, this series contains a lot of supernatural elements—curses, angels, visions, demonic battles—which I have not put in any of my other books.

4. What type of research did you have to do for Forsaken Dreams?

Surprisingly, not much has been written about this particular historic event. I did find a couple of great books on Amazon. I was also able to locate some original source material, which is a researcher’s dream: three journals written by actual Confederates who traveled to Brazil. Then of course I studied the flora, fauna, cuisine, customs, religion, climate, topography, and history of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. I tried to talk my  husband into funding a trip to Rio (For purely research purposes, of course) but he wasn’t buying it! J I also studied the Civil War, clothing and customs of the time period, and, in particular, of the South.
5. What are the most interesting facts that you learned while researching and writing Forsaken Dreams?
There is a city in Brazil called Americana, which was founded by migrant confederates in the late 19th century.  To this day, the inhabitants still speak a mixture of English and Portuguese and celebrate American holidays by playing “Dixie”, while some of the local women dress in big-bustled skirts for dancing.  President Carter visited the city in 1972, after discovering its little known history, and he was reportedly brought to tears by the American influences he found there.

6. What surprises do your fans have to look forward to in your new series?

An exotic locale, powerful secrets held by each character, a strong spiritual theme that runs through all three books, cannibals, evil temples, visions, angels, demons, prophecies, and a supernatural battle. Doesn’t sound like romance novels, does it? Yet, readers can still expect to find all the adventure and romance they normally enjoy from one of my books.
7. Do you have a favorite character Forsaken Dreams? Why?
Yes. The heroine, Eliza Crawford. She’s all the things so many of us want to be: Strong, Independent, Smart, Caring, Selfless. But she has a fatal flaw—one which I can relate to very much, and one I’m hoping others will relate to as well. She wants to live life on her own terms. She wants to do things her way and follow her own heart and will. She doesn’t want to be told what to do by anyone, especially God. Consequently, she disobeyed her father and ran off to marry a man who was all wrong for her, an action that cost her and others dearly. Still, she struggles with an independent spirit that refuses to submit to God, even when she knows His will is best.  Sound familiar? It does to me!
8. What message would you like your readers to take from reading Forsaken Dreams? 
There are several messages woven into Forsaken Dreams. Forgiveness, letting go of bitterness, running away from God, but I would say the main message is that submission to God and His will is the only thing that brings true happiness.
9. Most of your stories revolve around swashbuckling pirates and sea captains.  What draws you to write about them?
Actually I only have one pirate series, but a good majority of my books have several scenes set at sea. Ever since I was a child growing up on the shores of South Florida, I have loved the sea and especially the tall ships of old. To me, there’s something very romantic and adventurous about those magnificent sailing ships and the men and women who journeyed on them in search of new lands.


10, What are some of the challenges you face as an author?
Meeting deadlines! I never feel like I can take a break and just relax when there’s a deadline shouting at me from my computer.  Other challenges come in the form of negative reviews and harsh comments, most of which I’ve learned over the years to ignore.  However, the occasional one slips through and stabs my heart. Then there’s the marketing aspect of being an author, which is most definitely my weakest skill. I’ve never been very good at selling myself, or in fact, selling anything, to anyone.  
11. What aspects of being a writer do you enjoy the most?
The writing! Coming up with new stories and settings, and especially great characters. But my favorite part is putting those characters into impossible situations that I would never survive personally, but ones in which they must survive!  Those hours I spend at my computer with my head and my heart in a distant land, living life through my characters, are the happiest moments of my day. What a great job I have!! I get to live in a fantasy world of my own making. God is good!

12. What clubs or organizations are you involved with helping with your writing?
American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. However I receive most of the help I need from other writers who I’ve grown close to over the years. It’s so wonderful to have an online support group of people who understand what I’m going through and who can offer suggestions and help and who can lift me up in prayer when needed.

13. What new projects are on the horizon?
Forsaken Dreams is the first in a trilogy entitled Escape to Paradise, so I’m currently working on the last two books in the series. After that, I’ll be in God’s good favor as to what He wants me to write next. 

14. What was your favorite book as a child?
Can I have three?  The Last of the Mohicans,  The Count of Monte Cristo, and Pride and Prejudice.

15. What is your greatest achievement?
My children. Although I really can’t take credit for them turning out as well as they have. That was God. But they are my life and my true loves, and I can’t imagine my world without them.

16. What do you do to get away from it all?
Go to the beach. Although it’s not as warm here in California as it was in Florida where I grew up, I love sitting in the sand and gazing out over the foamy waves and smelling the salty air and feeling the wind on my face. It makes me realize how big God is and how small I am, yet how much He truly loves me.

17. And, finally, where can your readers find you online?
You can sign up for my e-newsletter on my website at, and my blog is where I post all sorts of things from book giveaways and book information to articles and devotional thoughts. I have a Facebook group called MaryLu Tyndall Swashbuckling Romance, and I’m on Twitter: @MaryLuTyndall. Hope to connect with you all!

Check out MaryLu's blog Friday, February 7, to learn more about the hero from Forsaken Dreams, Blake Wallace, and comment for a chance to win a copy of the book!"

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bible Verse Sunday

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

Friday, February 1, 2013

Writing Friday

Last week, you saw my interview with Captain Caspian Archer. Today, I am going to tell you a little bit about his son, Reed Archer.
Reed is five years old. He has unruly, curly golden-blonde hair. His eyes are a startling blue-violet. His skin is tan from spending time on the main decks of the ship with his father.
Reed's mother died when he was just a year old. He has spent his entire life on board his father's ship, the Dawn's Mist. Reed loves to help cook in the galley when the weather is fair and he wants to be a great pirate captain some day, just like his papa. 

Reed is a sweet boy who cares about others and is very curious.

I will have an interview with Reed next Friday, so please post a question that you want him to answer!