October 24, 2010

Read carefully, it’s Christmas buying season

Filed under: writing — unwriter1 @ 9:18 am
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Christmas Gifts

It’s time to find that perfect gift. I have a suggestion that allows you the chance to enjoy what you buy before you wrap it up for that special someone. Below are two of my book descriptions and their respective Amazon links. This will be the kindle link but you can also find both books in a print version.

Math for the Family is a reference book that is also fun to read. I cover everything from before zero and numbers up  through Boolean logic. There are no problems to work yet there are examples.  Even though you may know how to add, can you also add fractions and decimals? The same goes for all the other basic functions. This book is a great reference for every member of the family. There are 12 appendices from the multiplication table (through the 12’s), to the ascii table and Greek alphabet. Check it out:

Math for the Family | http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047GMF92

Having a rough day? Nothing like a good laugh to take the edge off.  I know, everybody is too busy to sit and read a book at one sitting. Laughs from Corn Country is an anthology of short, silly stories. Do your coffee cups rebel when you put tea instead of coffee in them? Do your teabags try to escape? Why go to the store to buy spaghetti when you can grow your own, along with tacos and a few other things? You’ll learn how in the spaghetti farm series. Next time you invite a tuna for coffee you may want to consult Czaretta, the coffee loving tuna.

Halloween is almost here, just in time for Nightmare after Breakfast and its follow-up. You can also read about Clyde the Frustrated Vampire. All these and more can be found in Laughs from Corn Country.
Laughs from Corn Country | http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047GMF6A

Buy both, buy several because they make great gifts and a great addition to any home library. Thank you in advance, Ron Berry.


October 22, 2010

Beware! The Beware the Devils Hug continues here

Filed under: reviews — unwriter1 @ 1:29 am
Tags: , , , ,

     Beware the Devil’s Hug








Title: Beware the Devil’s Hug

Author:  Marvin D. Wilson

Publisher: All Things That Matter Press

Copyright: 2010

ISBN:ISBN-10: 0984615490; ISBN-13: 978-0984615490

Format: Paperback, Kindle

Genre: Inspirational fiction




 “The Old Man wagged his hand in the air. “That is of no significance. I am here to ask to take this man’s place. Please—kill me instead.”” Thus we start our journey through the world of Marvin Wilson in a book in which even names are elusive. But, each word hits harder than a punch from George Foreman. What does it all mean? As you weave your way down the path before you, there are glimpses of truth, but then you ask yourself, which is truth and which is a lie? What does it all mean?


This is not a book to be taken lightly. One can just read it, but it will lose all its power. Read this in depth and you will reveal yourself to you. Are you really who you say you are? This book is really a mirror into one’s own soul and the trip might prove painful. However, rest assured; by the last sentence you will see yourself and those around you in a much different light. That old man you keep seeing on the bench, is he the one? Maybe that old lady pushing that cart? What action is due on your part when you see them? Do you ignore them, or are they asking for help that only you, the enlightened reader can provide?


Find out for yourself just how powerful a book with no names really is. Marvin is a very good writer as you will discover. While you’re at it, pick up “Owen Fiddler” and “I Romanced the Stone”.

 A blurb from the book:

What if a homeless, smelly, ugly, unkempt old man had a hug so powerful it could cure cancer? Cause a prostitute to stop hooking, find happiness and seek true love? Shake the demons of addiction free from a junkie? Make a radical terrorist Muslim want to befriend and love a Christian and visa versa? But rare is the beneficiary of his divine embrace – nobody wants to come near him out of fear.

You’ve read the review, You’ve seen the blurb, now to read the contest and the stops on the tour.

Hugs Therapy Virtual Tour 2010 – Contest, Prizes and Giveaways

Readers following the tour will have the opportunity to win prizes and receive giveaways in the following manner:

Point System-

  • Every comment left will count as one point, be it on that day’s host’s blog and/or The Old Silly’s Free Spirit Blog. A reader can earn two points per day in this manner.
  • Each tweet of any post stop will count as one point. Tweeting the host’s post and also tweeting the Free Spirit post that day earns two points. This one is on the honor system, so the commenter should include that he/she tweeted the post(s) in their blog comment.
  • Each Facebook tour announcement/message with a link to that day’s host’s blog earns one point. This one is also on the honor system, so the commenter should include that he/she facebooked the post in his or her blog comment.
  • Buying an ebook version of Beware the Devil’s Hug earns five points. Reader/buyer must confirm the purchase by emailing the author a copy of the invoice to: marvwilson2020@gmail.com
  • Buying a print (paperback) version of Beware the Devil’s Hug earns 20 points. Reader/buyer must confirm the purchase by emailing the author a copy of the invoice to: marvwilson2020@gmail.com


Prizes for Point System Winners-

  • Grand Prize – The person with the most points will receive an autographed paperback copy of Marvin D Wilson’s last novel, Owen Fiddler.
  • First Runner-up Prize – The person with the second highest point total will receive an autographed paperback copy of the author’s first book, I Romanced the Stone (Memoirs of a Recovering Hippie).
  • Second Runner-up Prize – The person with the third highest point total will also receive an autographed copy of the author’s first book, I Romanced the Stone (Memoirs of a Recovering Hippie).
  • Third and Fourth Runner-up Prizes – these people will receive an autographed paperback copy of the author’s book, Between the Storm and the Rainbow.


Additional Incentives and Giveaways:

  • The first reader who purchases a print copy of Beware the Devil’s Hug during the tour (again providing proof via email), pays for rush delivery (if they feel that necessary), reads it, and posts a review on Amazon before the tour ends, will receive a $25 gift certificate to Borders or Barnes and Nobles bookstores, his or her choice.
  • Any other readers who purchase a print copy of Beware the Devil’s Hug during the tour and can post a review before the tour ends will receive $10 certificates to Borders or Barnes and Nobles bookstores, their choice.
  • All readers who purchase a print copy of Beware the Devil’s Hug during the tour but cannot or do not get a review up before the tour ends, will still be rewarded – with a free ebook copy of Owen Fiddler.

“Hugs Therapy” October 2010 Virtual Tour Hosts

Hosts                                       URL                                                                            Date

Alex Cavanaugh                       http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/ 10/15/10

Joyce Anthony              http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/ 10/16/10

Elizabeth Spann Craig               http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com 10/17/10

Joyce Anthony              http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/ 10/18/10

Stephen Tremp             http://stephentremp.blogspot.com/ 10/19/10

L. Diane Wolfe             http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com/ 10/20/10

Patricia Stoltey             http://patriciastoltey.blogspot.com 10/21/10

Sylvia Dickey Smith                  http://sylviadickeysmithbooks.wordpress.com/ 10/21/10

Sylvia Dickey Smith                  http://sylviadickeysmithbooks.wordpress.com/ 10/22/10

Ron Berry                      https://unwriter1.wordpress.com 10/22/10

Michelle Emrath                        http://southerncitymysteries.blogspot.com/ 10/23/10

Leeuna Foster                          http://leeunafoster.com/humorblog/ 10/24/10

Jane Sutton                               http://janekennedysutton.blogspot.com 10/25/10

Mason Canyon (Pamela)          http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com 10/26/10

Arlee Bird                                http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/ 10/27/10

Helen Ginger                            http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com 10/28/10

Lacresha Hayes                        http://learntofeelpretty.blogspot.com/ 10/29/10

Kissie                                       http://justkissie.com/ 10/30/10

October 21, 2010

Our Amazing Government

Our Amazing Government

Isn’t it wonderful how our Government watches out for us? They couldn’t make smoking illegal so they raise the taxes. In fact, they will keep raising the prices until all the places that deal with smoking products go out of business. This gives the governments more money for their raises. It gives them more money for THEM to buy cigarettes since they will have to be imported. Of course it puts thousands of people out of work, but no one likes smoke in the air so what’s a few more thousand unemployed?

But then, alcohol becomes a problem. Again, tax them out of business: a few more thousand in the unemployment line. But, drunk drivers are now a thing of the past. Bars now only serve sodas. We are living well now. Oh wait a minute, soda pop has all that sugar. Let’s take out cola’s, Pepsi, Coke, RC, etc.

Then comes coffees and teas, followed by something else.

But our government, the one we bought and paid for with first our votes and then our taxes, is watching out for us. NOT!

October 14, 2010

So, what’s on the menu?

Filed under: humor — unwriter1 @ 9:25 pm
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

And Everyone Understands This?

Americans have strange names for food and menu items.  I don’t know about you but I’d be a bit concerned to see a taco walk out of a doughnut shop. Ok, to be fair, Doughnutland does have as small kitchen, but still, walking tacos? Tacos in and of themselves are weird. We use Wisconsin cheese, California lettuce and beef, tomatoes from Colorado or someplace similar, shells made in New York, yet this is a Mexican food? If you say so.

A taco walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender looks at him and says, “A beer? You’re Mexican, you should be drinking Margarita’s. “I’m an American taco, a beer please, preferably a Heineken. “

At this point in the dialogue things get really fowl. Buffalo wings? If I ever see one of them fly over me it’s straight to AA and the wagon, believe you me! Then there’s buffalo wild wings. Of course they’re wild, the tame ones would just fly away and hide in Montana.

Ever see a chicken with fingers? If I ever see the chickens where they get those fingers, I’m taking up aquatic living! Those beasts would be huge. Then there’s the chicken place advertising a twelve piece meal. What’s that, eleven French fries and a buffalo wing?

Speaking of doughnuts, ever try to put one of those holes back into the space where there is a hole? It don’t work! How about a Napoleon? Not in Russia!

Ok, I know this is short, but it’s time to head to the kitchen and hope no tacos walked off with my supper.

October 8, 2010

Why the Good Ones?

Why are we losing the Good Ones?

We lost four in Ohio. We lost one at Rutgers. We are losing them left and right because we let it happen. We, the adults, the ones that form the laws and pretend we know what happens in our child’s life. We don’t, period. How many come home and tell us they are being bullied at school? How many admit the teasing’s of others hurts?

“We’ll handle it” is said by too many school officials and nothing is done. I am not one in favor of a lot of laws, but it is time to put a stop to this! Don’t make it a school rule. Don’t make it a state law. This has to be a federal law based on hate crimes. Everyone is different, so let’s learn to tolerate and even learn from those differences.

We are losing the good ones and leaving the mean ones. People may not agree, but I personally say we need to lock up the bullies before more people with an accent, a different way of life (gay or lesbian, Jewish, etc.), or that just like to dress or be different in some way, get forced to decide suicide is their only way out.

Contact your congressperson, your school administrators, or whomever you can, do stop this practice. There is friendly teasing and malicious. It is this latter that is killing off the good folks and leaving the mean and spiteful bullies.


Blog at WordPress.com.