Hello everyone and welcome to the last Sips of Wine from the Grapevine for the month of May.
I must say, those contributors from The Writer’s Grapevine Magazine who took the time to submit things for this feature have done well.
Today, I’m pleased and privileged to present Marlene Mesot’s work here for your reading pleasure.
Make sure to take time to read about her incredible published works once you’ve enjoyed her offering.
What’s Up: Good News
By: Marlene Mesot
This May 4TH has been an amazing day and I thought I’d share. First, this was my Uncle Joe’s birthday, my mother’s brother. It was also the day my beloved grandmother died in 1988. My mother’s mother was my Jesus model who gave me unconditional love and I miss her dearly.
Now for the good news. I got some financial news in the form of a check that will come from my bank that had been overlooked in 2019. This amount will allow me to get the ISBNs I will need to publish more books. I have an agreement as of today to publish a short story titled “One Man’s Destiny” in a Cristian anthology. This will be a spiritual warfare story with a theme of salvation. I received Linda Lambert’s beautiful forward that will be a part of my upcoming poetry chapbook The Author’s Edge. Also, I received the proof of my next book coming out soon The Snowball Effect, book 2 in the 4 Elements of Mystery series. That’s an amazing amount of good news for one day!
The month of April was amazing as National Poetry Month is a special time for my writers’ group. Besides this I participated in the April Poem-A-Day (PAD) on Writers’ Digest blog by Robert Lee Brewer. I was able to add new poetry folders to my collection as well as try a couple new poem forms.
Today, May 6, I have been going limerick crazy again. Here’s a sample?
Limericks and More Jacket Summary.
Limericks and Models
What can be said about this?
Limericks are in the mix.
Limericks are here.
More. That is quite clear.
Models help to create fix.
Clean and Clever Limericks
Clean and clever limericks.
Nothing naughty. None to fix.
See what you can find,
In this story rhyme,
That you might like in this mix.
“Poetry is music in words.”
AD: Author Marlene Mesot Announces Audiobook
by Marlene Mesot
The Purging Fire, performed by Timothy G. Little, should be appearing on Audible sometime in November this year. Timothy expertly brings the story to life. He performed the character voices to perfection as voices are crucial to the storyline. You can feel his caring in the narration. On a scale of one to five, I give him ten stars! The Purging Fire is currently available through Authors Direct, Google Play, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, and others. It will also be on Apple books. The Purging Fire is a contemporary Christian mystery, romance, and the first book in the 4 Elements of Mystery series. It is also available in print and eBook. The second book in the series, The Snowball Effect, in which the two main characters from the first novel go on a bizarre skiing winter honeymoon, will soon be available in print and eBook.
The Purging Fire Summary:
College student Melissa Sanders, who has vision and hearing loss, seems to be unavoidably present wherever danger threatens in fictional Iandale, New Hampshire. Missy is just trying to help her friends.
As romantic interest sparks, college fire marshal Alex Marcus feels compelled to protect Missy from harm until a violent misunderstanding breaks their marital engagement. Only then it becomes clear that Melissa has been the arsonist’s target.
Book Jacket Review:
“Love, mystery, suspense, and romance all contained in one book! The Purging Fire is a true delight for the undercover detective in all of us! Wonderful work Marlene!” Benita K. Brown, author of Elevator 16 YA Christian romance.
The Snowball Effect Summary:
Snowy slopes, chilling behavior, and soothsaying encompass this horrorscope in the sequel to The Purging Fire.
Alex and Missy become victims themselves when they try to help their newly found friend sort out the pieces of her confused past. All become engulfed in an avalanche of fear as circumstances turn deadly in The Snowball Effect.
I also have a separate novel titled The Cat Stalker’s Sonnets. This is also a Christian mystery romance.
Catrin Lein is trying to begin a home business as answering service owner. As time passes, Cat begins to realize that she is being stalked. Slowly, the past creeps into her present, sending a bleak message and possibly a short future.
Book Jacket Review:
“The Cat Stalker’s Sonnets surprised me in more ways than one! The melodious flow underlined with a mysterious edge kept me completely enthralled. This page-turner will captivate and enchant all who delve into its pages.”
Rachel Loepker, author of Bleeding Ink: Finding Purpose YA fantasy
I will also have a poetry chapbook out soon in print and eBook titled Edgy Poetry. This is a food for thought piece which I have cited as not for bedtime reading.
If you share my passion for mystery, I hope you will visit my website. Thanks so much for reading. I love hearing from readers. Please email me at: Marl.Mesot@gmail.com
Well folks, that wraps up this month’s edition of the Sips of Wine from the Grapevine. I hope you’ve enjoyed following and reading the series this week, as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together for you.
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Thanks in advance for reading and blessid be.
Barbara SpencerMay 23, 2021
I shared on Twitter because anyone who gets to grips with wordpress is A-mazing. I also checked out The Purging Fire – at first glance this will appeal to teens. Best of luck with it.