Hi, please feel free to look around and if you've already been here this week, well thanks for stopping in again! The virtual Mai Tais are still available and the parting gift will be available April 1st!
WE’RE HAVIN’ A LUAU!!!
Party Time here at The Desert Rocks where we are officially
launching Eve Gaal’s new book Penniless Hearts!
Join the conga line and make
sure you share invitations
with all your friends and relatives because the party is just getting started!
Feel the breeze? Kick off your shoes and imagine the warm sand between your toes! Ahhhhhhhhhh! Take a break from all the creepy vampire and macabre zombie stories. It’s time to take a journey to Hawaii and find out what happens to Penny! She works hard and deserves a romantic holiday, but it’s almost Christmas and she needs to design some festive ads for the newspaper. Too bad, she'll be in Kauai for dinner and they’ll simply have to live without her. Or can they? Will the spontaneous dream vacation turn into a nightmare? The twists and turns will make you turn the pages quickly because this is one heck of a trip!
A short excerpt from Chapter 16:
Undaunted he continued, “My favorite shirt
has surfboards with martini glasses
in a medley of tropical flowers.” Seemingly oblivious to her
lack of interest, he started describing almost every one of his shirts
sounded like a five hundred shirt library of best sellers.
“That’s cool, but I thought you said your
favorite one had cigars, champagne
and a fancy deck of cards?” She said, trying to follow along.
“Right, that’s a bitchin’ shirt,” he said,
smiling from ear to ear. “The queen
is dressed in a grass skirt. It’s really nice but the martini glass shirt is
Yes, he’s a
narcissistic idiot, but find out what happens by reading more! Now let’s have a Mai Tai! (Just one—they’re very strong)
you know Mai Tai means ‘good’ in Tahitian?
You’ll need what’s normally called a highball or a rocks
glass. That’s right rocks just like in The Desert Rocks except ice is somewhat
hard to find around here. Anyway, while you’re shopping for some ice—get some
triple sec, almond flavored syrup which is also called orgeat, limes, pineapple
juice and don’t forget the rum. Most recipes for this cocktail suggest blending
dark and light rum. Anyway, put some of the rocks in the rocks glass. Add an
ounce of rum and half that amount of triple sec. If you don’t have triple sec,
use Grand Marnier or orange curacao. Then add the almond flavored syrup and
squeeze the juice of half a lime into your glass. Fill it up with orange juice
or pineapple juice. I think both sounds even better. Finally, garnish it with a
cherry and a slice of pineapple. Those little umbrellas would be cute too! By
the way, this cocktail was featured in the Elvis Film Blue Hawaii!
Yes, Elvis has left the building but that doesn't mean you can't Tweet about this post on Twitter!
Now for an excerpt from Chapter : 28
Birds of Paradise, plumeria, orange colored
African tulip trees, lavender
pink orchids, yellow hibiscus and long stemmed deep red anthuriums
Penny while she slept. Someone had put green banana leaves over her to
her from the light misting rain. A little goat chewed on the leaves or maybe
of her muumuu, while it whined like a child waiting to be changed. The sound
woke her, but the after effects of the Mai Tai’s made getting up difficult.
Waiting for the fog to clear from her hazy mind, she stretched and inhaled the divine
scent of the natural paradise around her. The sound of someone approaching made
her sit up.
Total chapters? If you've ever been out near The Desert
Rocks in the lovely Coachella Valley, you already know that the coolest, longest,
widest and biggest street in the entire California desert is Highway 111. I didn't intend to have 111 chapters but that’s how it worked out. Most of the
chapters are short so it’s fun to read.
The last excerpt before you pass out—I said one Mai Tai but
they are pretty tasty aren't they? Chapter 102:
didn’t answer, he left her a message. “Anne, it’s Glenn,” his voice
like aspen trees in autumn. “I’ve been injured over at the Martin dealership.
creeps tied me up and put explosives in the men’s room. Do you think you could send
the cameraman out here?”
Party Favors!!!! Get Penniless Hearts for your Kindle Reader
on April 1st and 2nd for FREEEEEEEE! That’s right this is
not an April fool’s joke but a gift for reading my blog! Please tell your
friends on Facebook and Twitter so that Penniless Hearts can become a bestseller too!
stopping by The Desert Rocks and I hope you enjoy Penniless Hearts. *Hiccup*
Wasn't this fun?? Stop by tomorrow when I start the A to Z Challenge and blog every day of the month! Mahalo!
Still looking for gifts? Well I’m still looking too but I do
have three great recommendations. I also think Amazon has ways of getting these
packages to you in time.
My twisted little story about Snow White called Mirror, Mirror miraculously found its
way into this lovely anthology called Open
Doors-Fractured Fairy Tales. While of course I like my story, wait until
you read the other hilarious renditions of childhood favorites. I keeled over
from laughing at the very adult tales told from the unique perspective of humor
writers from all over the world. This is the book you need when you’re feeling
down in the dumps and want to smile. If you know anyone home recuperating with
a broken leg from a skiing accident or from simply too much holiday excess--
bring him or her a copy of this book and you’ll make their day or if they read
slowly their week. On top of all the other good news is that once the publisher
pays for printing and shipping the rest of the profit is going to a children’s
Just this week, my non-fiction story about Fiona and how she
changed my life appeared in Not YourMother’s Book on Dogs. This is the
perfect book for anyone who loves puppies, man’s best friend and all the fun
they seem to bring into our lives. My story called Life is Good, will make you want to rescue a little dog too! If
you’re a writer, this publisher is seeking submissions for other anthologies
such as an upcoming one on home improvement. I recently ordered my copy of Not Your Mother’s Book on Dogs and I
know many of you have friends who would enjoy these true stories about our four
legged friends. So click right here and order some gifts today.
Any of you with iPhones and iPads might also want to check
out Wit and Humor Magazine on
iTunes. More laughs, cute little skits and clean jokes make for a real nice way
to spend time while waiting for someone to return stuff at the mall. Look for
that little red, yellow and green button on the right:
Just wanting to spread some joy with two songs I happen to love by The Seekers
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