Oh, I sort of goofed on the book offer- I misunderstood the publisher's proposal. So, this is the official offer:
1. Contact publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Request a free copy of the Ebook
3. Read within a week or so
4. Post honest review on Amazon, then keep the free Ebook.
I would really appreciate some reviews.
House is really quiet today as Canaan and the kids are staying in Soldotna for a few days. She now has a job over there, working as care provider in a nursing home. Good training for her too. She worked as my care provider for awhile and now Chris, Elizabeth's boyfriend will be taking on the chore once all the paperwork is taken care of. The VA covers the cost. Nice of them for the 10-years I spent in the service.
Working on my 5th book in the Arizona Ranger series, "Dangerous Path". If you're interested in westerns, you should read the first book in the series, "Blake's War". Publisher reviewing the next books, "Indian Wars", "Attack at Fort Bowie" and "Geronimo". I noticed that Prime on TV is carrying a series called "Texas Rangers", based on their early years surrounding the Alamo and the times afterward. Amazing how many known actors are in the series, but it is PG-13 and would not recommend for the kids. I like the fact they are using period weaponry: black power rifles and pistols. and some of the rangers use bow and arrow. I really hate to watch a western and they show the cowboys or union troops using Winchesters long before the rifles even existed, or six-shooters, when the period called for single shot black powder pistols. A good man or woman could shoot and reload 3-times in a minute, but that can still be a lot of time when facing a horde of Comanche warriors. I knew a small bit about the Apache of Arizona before I started this series about the Arizona Rangers, but I studied several historical books about them. They were disbanded twice by the territorial government, but continued working on their own, fed and helped by the ranchers and farmers they helped with the Indians, bandits and a new group calling themselves the Comancheros. It was these Comancheros who traded with the Apache and other tribes, selling stolen weapons for gold, silver and slaves. It was the Comancheros who were one of the first criminal organizations who got involved in the international slave trade. Mostly just between Mexico and the US, but some of their slaves ended up in South America and as far away as Hawaii. In my new story "Dangerous Path", Captain Blake's daughter who was kidnapped when she was 8 yrs old, his wife and son both killed, the daughter eventually ends up being a slave working in Hawaii. There she is discovered by a Catholic Priest, who arranges for her to be sold to a wealthy Arizona rancher. He doesn't tell the owners of how the rancher is actually the female slave is actually the rancher's daughter. Captain Blake and a few of his rangers, journey to California, bound for San Diego to meet the boat carrying Blake's daughter. But along the way, Blake and his friends are captured by a violent tribe of mostly mixed race Apache/Mexicans, led by a giant chieftain known as "Bear".
SOME NEWS HEADLINES FROM THE LAST FEW DAYS: "Survey: Most Taiwanese Oppose Chinese Rule"...."Report: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Says the Pakistani Police Often Turn a Blind Eye to Reports of Abduction and Forced Conversions, Thereby Creating Impunity For Perpetrators, Even Going So Far as to Falsify Information".... Migrants Say El Paso Shooting Won't Deter Them From Seeking Lives in the US".... "EBay Bans Sales of Assault Rifle Parts".... "Mississippi Immigration Raids Leads to 680 Arrests".... "Pakistan Punches Back at India Over Kashmir, Downgrading Diplomatic Ties, Suspending Trade and Kicking Out India's Envoy".... "Puerto Rico Supreme Court Ousts New Governor and Another is Sworn In".... "Walgreens to Close 200-Stores in US".... "Philippines Declares Dengue Fever Epidemic".... "Asama Volcano Erupts in Japan"... "Clashes Between Pakistan and India over Kashmir ".... "Legal Decision Forcing Fordham University to Recognize BDS Group, Who Desire Boycott of Israel".... "Report: i in 4 Russian Children Living Below Poverty Line".... "Russian Authorities Jam Moscow's Mobile Internet During Opposition Protest Over Fair Elections".... "Russia Says Siberian Wildfires Started on Purpose by Illegal Loggers Cover 4.3 Million Hectares".... "Norway 'Worried' by Russian Sea and Air Maneuvers".... "$3 Million Worth of Cocaine Washes Up on West New Zealand Beach".... "Water Shortage Reported in Auckland, New Zealand".... "Australia Called Upon to Support US and UK to Monitor Gulf Ships".... "China Using 20,000 Police in Training Exercises Close to Hong Kong Border".... "Taiwan Said to be Shipping Helmets and Goggles to Hong Kong Protesters".... "Report: ISIS Said to be Regrouping for Attacks in South Asia and Europe".... "Antisemitism is Growing in Sweden".... "Four Men Killed and 2-Wounded as Man Began 2-hour Stabbing Rampage in Orange County, California".... "Los Angeles Police Department Investigating 12-Unsolved Murders That Might Be Connected to Manson Family".... "United Nations Warns Climate Change Threatens World's Food Supply".... "Taiwan and Japan Brace For Super Typhoon".... "Pakistan Suspends Rail Service Into India Over Kashmir Crisis"..... "6.5 Quake Hits Turkey".... "Russian Lawmaker Accuses US of Meddling in Moscow's City Elections, As 2,900 People Arrested During Protests".... "6.3 Quake Hits Philippines".... "Manila Police Recover 36-Bodies From Mass Shooting, But Insist This Was not Act of Terrorism, But ISIS Claims Responsibility".... "Typhoon Hits Philippines, Causing Evacuation of Thousands".... " 5 Climbers Killed when Mayon Volcano Erupts in Philippines".... "700 Filipino People Missing When Ferry Sinks in Typhoon".... "Iceland Prepares for a World Without Ice, as Warming Temperatures Reshape the Country's Landscape".... "Hong Kong Protesters Occupy International Airport, All Flights are Then Canceled".... "Smokey the Bear, Forrest Service Mascot Now 75-Years Old".... "Kashmir Journalists Frustrated by Communications Blockade" .... "Actor Kirk Douglas is now 103, Oldest Actor".... "Two Russian Bombers Intercepted off Alaskan Coast".... "Report: Following Mysterious Explosion at Russian Arms Depot, a Nuclear Weapon is Suspected to Have Blown Up as Radiation in the Area is 20-times Above Normal in City of 185,000".... "Typhoon Lekima Sideswipes Taiwan Causing Loss of Power to 80,000 Homes".... "6.0 Earthquake Also Hits Taiwan".... "50,000 People Gather For Russian Protests Over Fair Elections in Moscow".... "Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products".... "60 Killed in Fuel Tanker Explosion in Tanzania" .... "Report: China Says it Had Closed Muslim Detention Camps, But Investigative Reporters Say These Camps Are Still Open and Even Expanding".... "Russia Confirms Radioactive Material Involved in Arms Depot Explosion".... "Rare Tornado Hits Amsterdam".... "Russian Police Arrest Another 70-Protesters".... "China Builds New Naval Base in Cambodia".... "Beijing Now Accuses Protesters in Hong Kong of Acts of Terrorism" .... "US Officials Suspect a New Russian Nuclear Missile is What Exploded in Arms Depot Explosion".... "Russia Tells Goggle Not to Advertise Protests"... "100 People Arrested at Protests Against ICE in New York"...."California Introduces Radical Antisemitic High school Curriculum, Drawing Outrage and Concern From Jewish and Pro-Israel Communities"... "Typhoon Lekima Kills 44-People in Eastern China".... "India's Floods Death Toll Reaches 147 People, as Hundreds of Thousands of People Evacuated".... "51-People Dead From Monsoon Landslide in Myanmar".... "Iran Warns Against Israeli Involvement in US-Led Mission in Persian Gulf."
Weather people are predicting between 10 to 17 major storms this years, more volcanoes erupting and the earth continues to rock & roll, as our northern ice-bound countries are now showing green grass for the first time. Makes me wonder what we will be seeing this time next year., and the years to follow. Maybe the world will settle down, maybe not. Not that we can do anything about it, except to pray. I have read of how some scientists believe our poles reversed themselves some 5,000 years ago, which they suspect might have caused the great flood of Noah's time. But I am a believer in the Word of God and I believe God brought the flood about and He said he would never flood us out again. But he doesn't say anything about fire. Are we drawing closer to the sun, very gradually and the world's scientists, the one we might believe, keeping this quiet. Not that anyone could do anything about it. OR is the sun slowly getting hotter as it works toward a nova sometime in the far future? We have seen a lot of stars do that.
I read the Old Testament and how the Lord God felt about the sins of Man and decided to destroy the world with the flood, but saved Noah, his family and all those critters. I've also read how so many other civilizations have stories about 8 people aboard a big boat filled with animals. China and Russia and many other countries have such stories in their long ago history. But, now we look at our world and see what is going on, it makes me wonder why hasn't God just become fed up with us. So much evil, churches closing, new age movements,sin abounds, and now the growing rebirth of antisemitism. Europe being taken over by Muslims, where Muslim Law is taking over state and federal laws in various areas of Europe, and even parts of Eastern Canada. All the violence, terrorism. Its getting pretty ugly out there and prices for goods is always on the rise. Water growing in short supply for some countries, with crops withering. How long before a world wide drought I wonder...30-50-100 years? All one big question mark.
But on the plus side, Mona and I are believers and I know a lot of you are too. So, we pray, and I also keep my powder dry in the event any bad dudes come to my houses hoping to steal my canned goods and water bottles, or my stash of peanut-butter M&Ms. I"m fond of anything with peanut butter in it. My morning breakfast is peanut butter on toast and I'll shoot the nose off any one who attempts to interfere with that. But for a nice person, I'll gladly share my peanut butter with them. So, stop by, but bring your own bread.
That's it for now. Oh, if my journal sounds a bit strange today, the docs are trying out a new medicine on me. That's my excuse.
God Bless all of you and may your prayers be answered. BILL