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Monday, February 1, 2016

Cover Reveal! Question of the Month, A Celebration, Being Thankful

by Yolanda Renee

Flames burn between a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist, but soon extinguish as another man’s obsession ignites into an inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.

To be Released March, 10 2016

As wedding bells echo like the ring of toasting champagne glasses in the ice carved mountains of Anchorage Alaska, detective Steven Quaid rehabs his grandfather’s cabin into a honeymoon cottage for his new bride.

When he returns from a hunting trip, Steven’s faced with five police officers, who “Want to talk.” Plagued by two unsolved murders, the Department is searching for answers.

The conversation comes to a deafening halt as the team finds a bloody crime scene in the bridal suite. "Where's her body?" is a question Steven cannot fathom. 

Steven’s jaw clenches and his heart races. Images of Sarah streak through his mind.
The silence breaks as an explosion of accusations vibrate through every fiber of his being.
Steven bolts…

Although running is never the smart thing to do, Steven’s not thinking clearly and his escape into the wilderness of the Brooks Range proves almost fatal.

This Steven Quaid mystery is both personal and heartbreaking.

  About Yolanda Renee:
At one time Alaska called to me and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I've traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries, and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.

Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two wonderful sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

You can find Yolanda at:
New Covers:
After a gritty detective becomes involved with a beautiful widow suspected of murder, rumor and obsession obstruct his quest for justice.
World damnation is a psychotic man’s goal, but two obstacles stand in his way, greed and a dedicated detective. 


I decided to join this monthly bloghop because answering thoughtful/challenging questions is one way to expand one's mind. Hosted by Michael D'Agostino at A Life Examined 
The question this month is:

When have you lost or found love?

When? I'm not sure how to answer this question. First loves are always powerful and though I have fond memories,  I was a young naive teen. It was never going to last. Later, in my 20s there were a couple of moments. But they were doomed from the start. It wasn't until I was older and had given up the desire of a relationship that I was ready. And that's when I met my husband. 30 years later we're still together and thankful for every day.
Today is the start of Black History Month. For the days I post I'll be featuring some famous Virgin Islanders, both U. S. and British.

John Lucien was born on Tortola in the BVI in 1942 but was raised on St. Thomas. He not only had a beautiful voice but was a most excellent jazz bass player. This is someone I knew. Unfortunately he left us too soon in 2007.

Alton Adams was born on St. Thomas in 1889, before the islands were bought by the U. S. from Denmark. In 1917 he became the first black bandmaster in the United States Navy. He was also a composer and his music was performed by the likes of the John Philips Sousa's band.

Being Thankful
Today I'm thankful for my Sweetie, my hubby, my best friend.
On his second birthday.

With long hair!

 Working on the '57 Chevy.

Enjoying the fruits of his labor.

Arg, me hearties!

What are you thankful for? Heard about Yolanda's book, do you follow her blog? Any thoughts of the Question of the Month? Have you heard of Jon Lucien or Alton Adams?


  1. I was immature as a teen too and did not find good relationships. I also found my husband later i life like you.

    Congrats to Yolanda. Her cover is awesome for her book.

  2. Hi Bish,
    My experience with love is much like yours, and I feel blessed because of it. But, the journey wasn't easy - which makes it all the more special. Thanks for sharing your story and the pictures. And thank you a million times over for sharing my cover reveal! It means the world!

  3. That's a love worth celebrating that you found. I bet you two have so much fun together.

  4. Congratulations again to Yolanda! And congratulations to you and your husband. How wonderful to have a loving partner you can share your life with.

  5. Love the pics of your hubby through the years. You are truly blessed to have found him.

    Did not know these famous islanders. Thanks for the background.

    Also, I'm going to check out Yanda's book.

  6. Yolanda's book sounds great! And I love the photos of your sweetie--what a great story, and you two seem like a great pair!

  7. John Lucien sure knew how to groove to the jazz.

  8. Beautiful answer to the QOTM. So glad you found the one true love.

  9. Congrats to Yolanda. *shudders* Those covers are creepy. lol

  10. It's a good thing I'm a quiet person, I think it has probably kept me out of a lot of trouble. Looking back, I would have regretted most of the relationships I hoped for in my teens and early 20s, so I'm glad they never came to be! Those are some fun pictures, I'm glad you found your true love :)

  11. Love Yolanda's murder series and her writing generally. She's so prolific! We communicate often as we share the hosting of WEP, which is such fun! Thank you for hosting her Bish!

  12. Your husband looks like a pretty cool guy! Glad that worked out :) I had some pretty stupid relationships when I was a teen, which granted wasn't too long ago, but yeah haha


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