October 4, 2015

Guest Promo (CVII) Tina Gayle Marketing Exec’s Widow

             Marketing Exec’s Widow 

 #free Oct. 3 -7 Pick up Your Copy Today 
New Release CEO’s Widow Celebrating with a #freebook

I am thrilled as, today, I’m hosting Tina Gayle fellow author, member of the same MFRW Author group

She is very excited about the last book in her Executive Wives’ Club series. To get readers interested in the series, she offers the first book “Marketing Exec’s Widow” #free from Oct. 3 – 7. CEO’s Widow comes out Oct. 8, but can be picked up now on pre-order.

Executives' Wives' Club series

Genre: Contemporary Romance with strong women fiction elements
Four women...
One fatal car wreck...
Everyone's lives changed...

Marketing Exec’s Widow

Jennifer Larson, having lost her husband, friends and the perfect life she’d had plan, now faces the biggest challenge of her life, moving into an unplanned future. While the rest of the Executive Wife Club is still wallowing in the past, Jen is tempted into the future by a sexy chiropractor, Hagan Chaney.

But does he really love her or is he only after her money?

CEO’s Widow

Tagline: Facing the possibility of having breast cancer, Marianne must decide if she wants to give love another chance and build a future with whatever time she may have left.


After surviving the grief from her husband’s death, Marianne Clark has built a new life with the help of the other Executive Wives. She plans to enjoy grandchildren and friends until her doctor tells her he found a lump in her breast. Her world turned upside down. She re-evaluates her priorities and decides she grab hold of life with both hands.

Knox Turner lost is first wife to cancer. He’s determined not to let Marianne face this challenge alone. 

Can this couple face the trails ahead and build a future together?


“Marianne, what are you doing here?” Sylvia Wilshire stood in the middle of the hallway. Tall and slender, she offered a radiant smile and brushed a wayward hand through her dark auburn hair. As beautiful as ever, Marianne couldn’t help but marvel at how her friend had changed in the last two years. She’d lost over a hundred pounds and had married Vince Wilshire. He also happened to be like both of their deceased husbands, an executive for Knox.

Sylvia strolled forward with the grace of a model, her green-eyed gaze full of curiosity. “I just drop by to talk to Vince for a minute.”

The man in question walked through the doorway of another office. He winked at Marianne and slid an arm around Sylvia’s shoulder. “It looks like these two beauties are keeping us from our conference call.”

 “Damn,” Knox groaned and checked his watch. “We better get in there before Foster has a cow because we’re late.”

Marianne stepped aside to give him room to walk around her.

He paused next to her and glared. “I’ll call you later, and we’ll work out a time for us to get together.”

Tempted to disagree with his plan, she proposed instead, “As long as it doesn’t interfere with my other social plans.”

He groaned and dropped a kiss on her cheek. “Someday I’m going to be the first and last thing you see every day. Then your activity calendar won’t matter.”

She lifted her hand ready to point out he shouldn’t say things like that to her in front of their friends. “Knox—”

Vince tugged on Knox’s arm and interrupted, “Come on, buddy before you get yourself in more trouble than you can get out of.”

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Author Bio:
Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loved to escape into the world of books.

After years of working in the business world doing a variety of jobs, she decided to try her hand at writing and hope to incorporate the joy of being a mother into her books.

Currently working on a series about four executive wives, she is excited about combining elements of women fiction with the passion of romance. The first three books have been released and the last one is coming out in 2015.

Married twenty-five years, she and her husband love to travel and play golf.  She can’t wait for Mike to retire so they can do more of both.

Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her website.

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October 2, 2015

Mysterious Romania (XVI) The Living Stones


                  Living Stones of Costesti

Romania is known to many people overseas as Dracula’s country, (Dracula - the infamous bloodthirsty vampire ruler).

 Few people are aware though, even among Romanians, that nature itself manifests in an odd  way in some places in the country. As mysterious and intriguing as Dracula.

I'll tell you today about  a mysterious cryptid, of geological variety. Cryptozoology fans will be interested to learn that in Romania there are stones which grow by themselves, called Trovants.

This unexplained phenomenon occurs in Costesti, a small Romanian village, in  Valcea County, just south of central Romania. Here  lie dormant a number of stone formations. Dormant, I mean, until it rains.  As soon as the last rain drops wash them, they catch life. They begin a multiplication process. (One may say they have life or alien features.)  Small oval or round blain-like forms start to cover the surface of these stones. People are amazed and locals have called them, “growing stones.”
 It's hard to imagine stones that can really grow, but yes, these stones seem to be alive!    

Science mystery .Trovants is a geological term in Romania which means cemented sand. The name “Trovant” (trovanti) was created and introduced by the Romanian naturalist Gh. M. Murgoci in his work “The Tertiary in Oltenia”.

They grow as if they were alive after coming into contact with water from a heavy rainfall. These stones tend to grow from 6-8 millimeters to 6 -10 meters in size.

Trovants aren’t only strange due to their structure and ability to grow and multiply. They can also move from one place to another.
The explanations for the stones’ movement tend towards the absurd (magnetism, aliens and mysterious energy fields).
Other than that, they also have root-like extensions and age rings visible when you cut the stone, but scientists have yet to find out an explanation to these unique features.

These trovants consist of stone core with an outer shell of sand and after a heavy rain, smaller stones form over the larger ones giving its name of `growing stones’, while others call them living stones which reproduce.

There are theories claiming that these rocks came into existence because of the earthquakes which occurred six million years ago. The sand reservoir was created after the successive sedimentation of the detritic material transported by the rivers.
Presently, this unique discovery remains a popular tourist attraction in Romania. Trovants Museum National Reserve, located inside Costeşti village and run by the Kogayon association, was inaugurated in the year 2004 is now protected by UNESCO.
What do you think? Won’t it be a great subject for a horror story?