Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pointless Pondering

After a bit of pointless pondering, here’s an after-the-holiday thought from me to you:

We never get to choose whether or not we want to be an uncle or aunt; it’s hurled upon us, as we have no say in our siblings’ bedroom activities. In a way, it’s a helpless feeling. I mean, if I wanted to be an uncle to but a niece and nephew yet I end up with seven nephews…

As well—after some additional pointless pondering—I also realized, perhaps for the first time in essence, that if one chooses not to be a father or mother, he or she has also, indirectly perhaps, chosen not to be a grandparent someday as well.

Hmmm.

Anyway…If you liked the last audiobook sample from Two for Tuesday, you can find another one here.

Stay real.

NP

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

T-Giving Wishes!

A time for thanks. Thus, I'd like to say I'm thankful that this is the first Thanksgiving without my father...instead of the tenth! I miss him, I still cry weekly in longing for just one more conversation with him, but I'm so damn thankful I had the time I had with him, and I'm thankful he never suffered in the end.

I'm so thankful that a dorky-but-beautiful, half-inbred, crooked-eyed puppy found her way to me a little over ten years ago; I'm thankful for the ways she changed me, for assuming the position of daughter in my life. I'm thankful I got the chance to receive her unconditional love for nine wonderful Thanksgivings prior, and that I had the chance (thanks to my Maker) to say a proper "goodbye."

I'm thankful my mother is still alive and healthy, that my siblings are prospering, and that I have the friends and lover I have.

And, I'm thankful as hell for YOU! So, I'd like to wish you—all our visitors (some 10,000 per month) along with all our readers—a very happy and nourishing Thanksgiving 2007.

And, as a show of our appreciation, we're offering you a listen to the first chapter of our Two for Tuesday audiobook, which is currently in production and slated for release in late-December. (Thanks to the vocal talents of Drew Birdseye and Lani Minella!)

Have a listen here:

Take care.

Nelson

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If you enjoy strong-but-feminine women, sexy love stories, hot romance stories, romantic fiction, romance novels, sensual fiction, women's fiction, sentimental fiction, great novellas, award-winning fiction, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, or Richard Paul Evans, you can read a sample of Nelson's Bronte Prize-winning novella, Bee Balms & Burgundy, right now for free HERE. (See for yourself why it beat out Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, and Richard Paul Evans, among others, for the title of "North America's Best Love Story of the Year." [Bronte Prize results are HERE.])


Monday, November 12, 2007

Green for a Three-some

In relation to my last blog post, I wanted to share a bit of information I ran across in the late-nineties.

Did you know that in 1997—two years before Panama elected Mireya Moscoso as its president—three women vied in a run-off for Ireland’s presidency???

Yep. In 1997, five candidates ran for the post, four of them women. Due to Irish rules about winning percentages, three were forced to run off for the title. Those three candidates were: the Fianna Fáil party’s Mary McAleese; the Fine Gael party’s Mary Banotti; and the Independent Party’s Dana Rosemary Scallon.

In the run-off, McAleese won the presidency, a post she still occupies today.

Now, want to hear something just a bit stranger? McAleese is the second female to be elected Ireland’s head of state.

The first?

The woman she replaced, Mary Robinson.

Can you picture such a thing ever happening in the yee-haw, backwards ass U-S-of-A???

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If you enjoy strong-but-feminine women, sexy love stories, hot romance stories, romantic fiction, romance novels, sensual fiction, women's fiction, sentimental fiction, great novellas, award-winning fiction, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, or Richard Paul Evans, you can read chapter five of Nelson's Bronte Prize-winning novella, Bee Balms & Burgundy, right now for free HERE. (See for yourself why it beat out Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, and Richard Paul Evans, among others, for the title of "North America's Best Love Story of the Year." [Bronte Prize results are HERE.])