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    TRANQUILITY, SOLITUDE, AND OTHER POEMS by Karen Lee Oliver

    TRANQUILITY, SOLITUDE, AND OTHER POEMS by Karen Lee Oliver

    TRANQUILITY, SOLITUDE, AND OTHER POEMS by Karen Lee OliverThe force or strength of tranquility in everyday life is the existential center of my book. Pure philosophical thought colored by tinges of images of good and evil all baring some relationship with tranquility, the lack of tranquility, feelings of tranquility itself, pathways that lead to tranquility, meanings of tranquility in life and finally the beginnings of tranquility and our basic need for a tranquil life. This theme which runs through the center of my writings uses the poetic format combined with imagination to present to the reader new ideas, develop strong feelings and artistically express the fundamental and almost religious devotion of us all to peace and tranquility.Karen Lee Oliver was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on October 1, 1959. She studied at St. Agnes School for girls and graduated High School with Honors from Rhodes Preparatory School in New York City in 1976. She obtained a B.A. degree in English Literature from the State University of New York at Albany in 1981. Ms. Oliver has been writing her own poetry since 1986 and has published three works of poetry with her publisher, Xlibris; Pergola in 2002, Tales From the Mirwood in 2005 and Tranquility, Solitude and Other Poems in 2015, a recommended read by Blue Ink Review, 2016.https://www.amazon.com/TRANQUILITY-SOLITUDE-OTHER-POEMS-Oliver/dp/1499015356/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1659360603&sr=8-1https://www.karenleeoliverbooks.com/about-the-book/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/kloliverwb.mp3   

    • 33 min
    TRICIA'S ODYSSEY: A TALE OF A YOUNG WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS by R. L. Atkins

    TRICIA'S ODYSSEY: A TALE OF A YOUNG WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS by R. L. Atkins

    Tricia's Odyssey: A Tale of a Young Women Search for Happiness by R. L. AtkinsTricia Flick appears in Finding love at the lake and now she continues her path in search of happiness. She has come into a fortune when her father dies suddenly. She decides to get away from home for a while and buys a motor home. Along the way, she meets several other women who are ready to leave their families behind in search of their own happiness. She meets Kitty in Maine and they decide to go on an extended road trip across the country. In New York State they get acquainted with Lois and Sylvia. They have been closeted lesbians for a long time and decide to be themselves and be OUT in the world rather than pretend to be happy wives at home. They have a lot of wild experiences with Tricia and Kitty. The reader is treated to sexual conduct as well as an exciting trip across this beautiful country. See if these four women really find their happiness.I am a new writer who has decided to dig into my past experiences in life regarding young lovers and their involvement with sex. We all have had some of what my characters experience. It has been fun building them in my mind and then letting them loose on the pages of my books. I am sure that you will enjoy reading about their adventures. I retired from the boring day-to-day life of an Accountant. With my retirement, my imagination has gone wild, and I have kept very busy putting these stories of young women together. I have traveled to every State and part of Canada. Everywhere I go I see girls that excite me and I think about what they would do with each other as they mature. I was born in 1940 on a Farm in rural Pennsylvania. The last of five children, I grew up nearly as an only child as my siblings were much older. I had a vivid imagination back then and now, I am able to put some of the things that I have seen or done on paper. I hope to continue in the Erotic Romance genre’ for a long timehttp://rlatkins.com/https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tricias-odyssey-r-l-atkins/1140549770?ean=9781685470333https://wordhousebp.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/81122whbp.mp3 

    • 26 min
    88 GOD GIVEN POEMS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT by Miss Jerry Lee Schock

    88 GOD GIVEN POEMS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT by Miss Jerry Lee Schock

    88 God Given Poems For Encouragement by Miss Jerry Lee SchockMy heartfelt thanks to all who have encouraged this publishing.Through the years, my desire was to publish and share with others who may needencouragement. Many poems have been emailed and handed to those in need along the way.As friends and loved ones were in valleys and going through trials,God would give me words of encouragement for them.Every poem was written out of a need someone had that the Lord sent my way.The poems span many years of writing and are from the heart, as the Holy Spirit led.May the words continue to bless and encourage those who read.God has answered so many prayers through the years, and with the publishing of this the poetry,yet another is answered.May God bless each of you.I was born March 25, 1943, followed by Stanley Thomas on July 2, 1944, then Jeremiah Jr. on August 18, 1948, to Jeremiah and Ada Lee Schock. I am grateful for a Mother who taught me how to give, and so grateful for a Savior, who taught me how to live. I accepted Jesus at 13, I remember Mom saying, if there is something you want to do, do it now, tomorrow may never come. That faith and philosophy has carried me through life. Mom’s words, as I would tell her something good that had happened were. “See honey, that angel is still on your shoulder. I have watched him work things out for you that would never work for anyone else.” I am more blessed than anyone I know. God made me an encourager and a prayer warrior. Today my only prayer for me is: Lord, help me be what I should be for You, so I can be what I need to be for others.https://www.jerryleeschock.com/https://www.amazon.com/88-God-Given-Poems-Encouragement/dp/1638121524/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1645088063&sr=1-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/7722gim.mp3  

    • 22 min
    THE FUNNY SIDE OF CHAOS by Starlite

    THE FUNNY SIDE OF CHAOS by Starlite

    The Funny Side of Chaos: Featuring COVID-19 by StarliteFUNNY SIDE OF CHAOS is meant to make pandemics look better than they are, so this book tells the funny side of situations that you wouldn't laugh about from countries such as Mexico, UK, Spain, and South Africa. There are funny stories from 2 travelers that tell their antics also Chaotic pandemics like Covidl9, Wars, illnesses they feature in this book. So this is the tale of two women travelers that get caught in awkward situations. but they see the funny side of it. They do lots of things that Latin woman wouldn't do. they travel, they have a career and they help women charities as well. A great story for feminists. Enjoy!https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/STARLITE-ebook/dp/B09Z7CBWVHhttp://starlitewriter.co.uk/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/starlite2.mp3  

    • 18 min
    IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU by Viola Trevino

    IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU by Viola Trevino

    IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU by Viola TrevinoAfter a one night stand. The other women stood between us. I decided to get a divorce after 23 years. I decided we should get a divorce.Even after our divorce The other women would end my life. With the help of the justice system. That had gone wrong I was facing a life sentence in prison The fear of being sentenced on a murder charge would have been less than the 41 Years. I was facing a love affair.   The Entrapment of my Divorce; My life had changed overnight. In the most unspeakable way, you can ever imagine. It started when I mentioned to my husband that my co-worker/friend had a Spitfire Sports Car. She wanted to sell. I asked my husband if he wanted to test drive the spitfire sports car. My husband decided to fill up the Spitfire.While pumping gas, this woman working at the gas station walked up to my husband and leaned against the sport car. She whispered to my husband ear. If you give me a ride to my house, I’ll have sex with you. She said it as if she had done it before. Several months later. Around six o’clock before picking up my kids. I noticed another vehicle on my driveway; the bedroom light was on. I decided to ring the doorbell but no answer. I went to the side of the house and, look inside the bedroom window. Oh my God! My husband and some women were naked alongside my bed; they were sweating hard like two pigs in a Pig-style position. I didn’t have time to absorb what I had witnessed. The other woman (Annie) immediately ran to the bathroom and called 911. My husband just stood there staring at me, speechless. I dreadfully turned to my right. I heard a voice beside me, and I jumped with fear. There stood police. Annie had immediately called 911, declaring she feared for her life. The Police; walked up to me and yelled, what’s going on? I stood there confused; I didn’t know what to say; finally. I said I was trying to get into my house. The police instantly stopped me. He then said the man inside the house said he doesn’t know you. I yelled out, “what”? Are you kidding me”? I said, look at my driver’s license. The police said Ma’am do you have a place to stay. I answered Yes, my sister lives around the corner. The police escorted me to my sister's house. The police explained to my sister what happened. She said that’s her house. My children and I were forced to stay at her house till I went to court. My husband and I were now facing our first domestic violence, I would now be facing the most horrifying judgment of my life. I was now facing a life sentence in prison over a love affair. It’s an Unbelievable true story; It Could Happen to You as it did to me with my life of truth. It’s a complicated story to digest. I would start my story by introducing myself. Before I met my husband.http://www.amazon.com   https://gothambooksinc.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/81122gotham1.mp3 

    • 23 min
    SHAYLINN'S REPTILE ADVENTURE by Kathleen Cates

    SHAYLINN'S REPTILE ADVENTURE by Kathleen Cates

    Shaylinn's Reptile Adventure by Kathleen CatesDo you have courage? Have you ever been on an adventure? You don't want to miss this one! Follow Shaylinn as she travels through the vast Reptilian wilderness with her best friend, Jack the Dragon. Experience her fears and share her courage as she tries to overcome many obstacles and faces many dangers as a young girl trying to succeed in a grown-up world, just to prove her love to all her reptilian friends. Can she show the council of adults that she can survive and she's never alone? Will she stay with her friends, or will she have to leave them behind? Kathleen Cates lives in Springfield Oregon with her husband and children, She got in to writing these children's stories to bring joy, hope and faith to children that may need it the most.https://www.amazon.com/Shaylinns-Reptile-Adventure-Kathleen-Cates-ebook/dp/B09YGTD9ZD/ref=sr_1_1?crid=WWHUIZ228M90&keywords=shaylinn%27s+reptile+adventure+by+kathleen+cates&qid=1659105488&s=books&sprefix=shaylinn%27s+reptile+adventure+by+kathleen+cates%2Cstripbooks%2C74&sr=1-1https://www.stratton-press.com/#/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/8422spa.mp3

    • 22 min

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