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04-28-2015 10:41:04 AM CST

 

“Why Do People Murder?” by JoAnne Myers

I have always been fascinated with psychotic behavior. I often wonder why some people murder. Out of my 7 published books, and the 8th being a WIP, “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad, and “The Crime of the Century” concern actual homicide cases. From reading newspapers, watching television news reports, watching crime shows on television, and discussing the subject of murder with various individuals, I have discovered that killers murder for a variety of reasons. I myself could only kill out of self-defense.

However, I have at times been so angry with an individual that I fantasized about beating their face to a pulp, but I calmed down and dismissed the idea. In “The Crime of the Century”, the murders happened for 2 reasons, lust and convenience.

There are many reasons a person would commit unlawful murder; lust, greed, jealousy, revenge, rage, thrill seeking, and etc. There are also many categories for murder. In my crime novels, the killer or killers justified their actions in senseless and self-absorbed ways. The outcome for all homicide victims, and their loved ones left behind, consists of a lifetime of pain, and an endless sense of loss.

Here is an explanation of the homicide categories within the stories in “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad.

The End of Autumn-This murder fits into The Obsessive category-Violence because: “if I can’t have her, nobody can.” ... or: “if she won’t have me, she won’t have anything.”

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-Hedonistic/Comfort (profit) Killer category-Serial killing for monetary gain became the focus of this story.

A Senseless Killing-The Just Plain Bad & Angry category-A combination of angry, hostile, jealous, resentful, and disturbed individuals, who are socially isolated, socially inadequate, and who feel worthless.

The Death of Innocence-The Over-Controlled Hostility Type category-Anger builds up like in a pressure cooker, before they explode.

Girl Not Forgotten-Approach/Explicit category-This type of killer is a planner and actively seeks victims, while taking careful steps to avoid getting caught.

The Possession-The Hurt and Resentful category-Violence occurs because they hold grudges or seek revenge.

Home Town Hero-Hedonistic/Comfort (profit) Killer category-Serial killing for monetary gain became the focus of this story.

Horrible Sin-The Hurt and Resentful category-Violence occurs because they hold grudges.

All For the Family-This couple’s greed for monetary gain and new identities turned ghoulish.

Thicker Than Water?-The Just Plain Bad & Angry category-A combination of angry, hostile, jealous, resentful, and disturbed individuals, who are socially isolated, socially inadequate, and who feel worthless.

Mail Order Murder-The Paranoid Obsessive category-Violence can lead to murder within this category because the killer becomes delusional. Distrusts his partner even when partner is innocent.

Where’s Christopher?- Chronically Aggressive category-These individuals take pleasure in inflicting pain to others, and see violence and aggressiveness as power.

Author Bio:

JoAnne Myers is from Ohio. She is a published author of 7 books, and canvas paints. JoAnne enjoys spending time with relatives, and volunteering her time within the community. JoAnne is a member of several writing groups. She believes in family values and following your dreams. JoAnne’s original canvas paintings, can be found at: booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Buy Links to “Twisted Love”

http://www.blackrosewriting.com/non-fiction/the-crime-of-the-century-a-shocking-true-story

Barnes & Noble Nook

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-crime-of-the-century-joanne-myers/1118400773?ean=2940045695466&itm=1&usri=the+crime+of+the+century

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-crime-of-the-century-joanne-myers/1118400773

Paperback

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IFHT5K6/

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1612963072/

 

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page29

Jo Anne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

 

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04-17-2015 7:49:31 AM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to my blog and the tenth and last day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my biography true crime "The Crime of the Century." . As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

Blurb: The residents of Rolling Hills, a hamlet in southeastern Ohio, were horrified when the dismembered bodies of two missing teens were pulled from the local river. Multiply suspects surfaced, but only one was railroaded, Richard Allan Lloyd, a known nudist and hothead.

What began as an evening stroll turned into what found only in horror films, and dubbed ‘the crime of the century’. 18 year old Babette, a voluptuous beauty contestant and horsewoman, and her 19 year old boyfriend Shane Shoemaker, a jealous and possessive unemployed printer, were last seen crossing a trestle bridge. Within fourteen days, their mutilated torsos and severed heads and limbs were unearthed, suggesting satanic cult activity.

With an investigation smeared with contradicting statements, and a botched crime scene, investigators built a flimsy case against Richard Lloyd. The three-week trial was based on police corruption and ineptitude, fairytale theories, and forensic mishandling.

This heinous crime shattered the sense of security for Rolling Hills, destroyed two families, and forever scarred the town. This story is a detailed account of finding justice for Babette and Shane, and of one man’s perseverance to gain his freedom from death row.

 Excerpt

At 5:45 pm., Chief White used his walkie-talkie, to radio Lt.

Phillipes, who stayed at the command post with Richard and Nancy. Only a few short words were needed.

“We found something, but we don’t know what it is,” said the chief. What searchers found . . . was unthinkable.

Just 150 yards north of the railroad trestle spanning Bottle Neck River, Sheriff Reynolds and one of his deputies reported “something entangled in debris,” near their small boat.

The officers initially said they believed the object was an animal carcass. Once it was dislodged and floated down stream, they realized it was human.

The officers then followed the remains and discovered 30 yards south of the first torso, the second torso was located. Both torsos were reportedly snagged against brush along the riverbank just west of The Regency Supply Company. Both torsos were reportedly nude and so badly decomposed, officers said they were unable to determine their sex.

Upon the discovery, Jack Jones broke down and was seen “running and screaming” from the area. The remains were pulled to shore and coroner Rausch was summoned to the riverbank.

Law enforcement personnel cleared the immediate area of non-official personnel. Afterward, they stationed themselves around the perimeter of the area while the bodies were examined.

Many searchers, upon leaving the crime scene, were overheard by reporters asking one another “Are the authorities looking for one killer or two?”

After his initial examination of the bodies, the coroner said he was unable to rule on the cause of death or what sex the torsos were. What he did say, was that if one man committed both murders, it was “during a great rage” and by someone with something “very personal” against one, or both, of the victims.

Sheriff Reynolds reported an empty purse found, but did not know if it belonged to Babette. He told reporters, he did not believe the bodies were the missing Rolling Hills teens. Richard Lloyd told reporters that, when he and Nancy heard the bodies might not be that of Babette and Shane, they were relieved, and said, “That comment gave me and Nancy a speck of hope.”

The discovery of the bodies shocked and silenced the group of volunteers. Most returned to the Kroger parking lot after the first torso was found. Some remained silent, while others were seen conversing in hushed tones, telling reporters they “expected the search to turn up nothing.”

Sheriff Reynolds was placed in primary charge since all evidence at that time, pointed to the murders being committed outside of Rolling Hills’s corporation limit, which is the point of origin that the sheriff’s office jurisdiction begins.

When officers carried a body bag from the river, Lt. Phillipes approached “the quiet couple.” He claimed Richard calmly asked, “Is it them?”

At first Phillipes said, he did not know how to answer, but admitted it was two individuals. He told them the remains might belong to a young Columbus area pair, Chris and Peggy Lerch, reported missing around the same time as Babette and Shane.

Phillipes said Richard then asked if he could view the bodies, saying “me and Nancy need to know if it’s our daughter.”

Phillipes said he told the couple, “not right now.” He claimed Richard then asked, “Are they all chopped up?”

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04-16-2015 8:41:14 AM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to my blog and the nineth day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting all 7 of my book banners.  As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

How to refresh brown leaves on your Wandering Jew Plant: Mist your plant often. When the humidity is low, your plant's leaves will turn brown, but periodic water misting will help the leaves stay vibrant. Keeping the leaves wet will also help with any aphid problems your plant may develop. Fill a spray bottle with water and just mist until the leaves are lightly moistened.

  • Brown leaves can also be a sign that your plant is getting too much sunlight. In this case, make sure your plant is not directly in the sun by moving the pot or placing a filter, such as a curtain, in between the plant and the window.

          

    

Social Media Links:

Facebook Profile Page: http://www.facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Twitter: http://twitter.com/scooterismine/

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Main Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

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04-14-2015 11:19:23 PM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to my blog and the eigth day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about "The Agreement", one tale in my fantasy anthology, "Loves, Myths, and Monsters". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

Gardening Tip #6: How to Plant and Care for Baby's Breath

Most popularly used as a cutting plant, baby's breath is a dense flowering border and bedding plant covered with tiny, loosely-scattered, white flowers.  Perennial baby's breath will bloom for a long period during the mid-summer season and continue to bloom year after year. The annual plant will bloom for the summer, then die-off.

Baby's breath is best grown in full sun. In full sun, baby's breath is easy to grow and is drought tolerant as well. It prefers rich, well drained or sandy soil conditions.

Plant baby's breath in early spring. Because baby's breath is susceptible to stem rot, be sure to grade the soil away from the plant to help prevent water collecting and damaging the plants.

Staking will help support the plant, but because the plant is so brittle, be sure to stake baby's breath plants well before the summer blooms appear to avoid damaging the plant. In cooler climates, mulch your perennial baby's breath in the fall to help protect the plant during the winter period.

 

Blurb: Incarcerated in the abandoned Roseville jail, is the last thing rich college student and speeder Brice Conrad, needs. With an "agreement" between the town and a permanent demonic "guest", only the unfortunate ones know the truth, but do not live to tell.

Excerpt: Morning came and not too soon as the sheriff entered with a fresh tray of food and a priest, 60-year old Father Randolph. Noticing the tray of uneaten food from the previous night, the sheriff asked, “Are you on a diet, son? We’re known for having the best fed prisoners in the county.”

“What I want is a phone call.”

“In due time, boy. In due time,” the sheriff said as the priest neared.

“Brice, I’ve come to answer any questions you might have about our Lord,” the priest said. “Any confessions…or last rights?”

“Last rights! I ain’t dying and I ain’t talking to no one except my father’s attorney,” Brice said, munching on a slice of buttered toast. “The longer you deny me my constitutional rights, the more trouble this county is gonna have.”

“Now, son, we all wanna make this as easy as possible,” said the priest.

“Make what as easy as possible?” Brice said wolfing down scrambled eggs. “And I noticed my cell mate is gone. So if you can let him go, you can let me go, too.”

“Well, Mr. Nomed, ain’t really a prisoner. He’s more like a house quest,” the sheriff said. “He’ll be here tonight.”

“You mean he’s homeless or something?” Brice asked.

“God works in strange ways,” the priest said making the sign of the cross and departing as the sheriff followed.

“Hey! Where’s my phone call?” Brice yelled as the jail door closed.

Buy your copy now

MELANGE IN PRINT AND EBOOK:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/LMM.html

LULU in print

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/loves-myths-and-monsters/paperback/product-21546632.html

AMAZON KINDLE STORE

http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Myths-Monsters-Collection-Urban-ebook/dp/B00JL3J4P4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397151617&sr=1-1&keywords=Loves%2C+Myths+and+Monsters

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Facebook Profile Page: http://www.facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

Twitter: http://twitter.com/scooterismine/

Tumblr: authorjoannemyers.tumblr.com

MUTTonline: http://www.MUTTonline.com/JoAnnMyers

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

My Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page29

Jo Anne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

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04-14-2015 7:16:02 AM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to my blog and the seventh day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting my canvas art. As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

Gardening Tip #5: How to care for Orchids-Orchids need six things to bloom. Give orchids bright light, but no direct sunlight. Water them thoroughly once or twice a week -- more when it's warmer, less when it's cooler. Make sure the water drains completely out of the holes at the bottom of the pot. Never leave the plant sitting in water! Fertilize them when they are growing. Provide some humidity for the plant; most do not like very dry environments. Keep the daytime temperature between 65°- 75°F /18°- 24°C with a nighttime temperature drop of a few degrees. Many orchids require different light levels or different temperatures. If you identify your orchid and provide the conditions it needs, it can grow and bloom for years.

HE IS HERE

Through the darkness of one’s dreams,

the light of our Savior can be seen.

With his help and by his hand,

he will lead us to the promised land.

He is here, he is here.

Praise his faith, embrace his joy.

We are his, each girl and boy.

Above the clouds up in the sky,

our Lord loves us all, we can’t deny.

The faith he has, the peace he brings,

makes me want to praise his name.

                                                                                           

JEHOVAH

Sheppard’s lights lead the way.

To our Savior upon this day.

The evils of a word gone wrong.

Welcome him, rejoice him.

Be the first to sing his name.

Jehovah, Jehovah, sing his name,

strong and clear.

Head his voice, there is no fear.

Those who laughed, scorned and jeered,

are the sinners, so be told.

With his love they will return,

to rule by his side within his fold.

Trust your faith, believe in him.

We and this world are his domain.

He reads our hears, and will free our pain.

Come one and all and sing his name.

                                                                    

THERE IS A STORY TO BE TOLD

I was weak, but now am bold.

There is a story to be told.

Listen with your mind,

believe what you hear.

Be not afraid of what you fear.

Feel his power, feel his grace.

When you believe, God will embrace.

The love you have for your faith,

is for our Lord and human race.

Drink in your youth, love with your soul,

there is a story to be told.

In your hands you hold great power.

Live for your dreams, rebel in the shower.

Feel God’s joys, see his gleam.

Be not afraid, grow with your dreams.

I was weak, but now am bold.

There is a story to be told.

                                                                                               

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04-13-2015 6:26:26 AM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to my blog and the sixth day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting my canvas art and book covers. As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

                   

  

 

 

  

Gardenting Tip #4: How to Plant and Care For Gladiolas

Gladiolas are one of my favorite plants. I find them very appealing, and there are four variations of them. Atom, which are red with a picotee white border. Boone are yellow with coral accents; said to be hardy to zone 6. Green Lace, are ruffled chartreuse blooms, and the Lucky Star, is the most unusual variety of Gladiola, due to its fragrance. It is white with red throats.

Don’t plan your gladiola bulbs until night temperatures reach the 60’s, using well-drained soil, and placing them at least six inches under the soil.

When first frost strikes, you can dig your glad bulbs for winter storage. Dry them for a few weeks, and store them in a cool, dry place.

Gladioli don’t need much attention after planting. If the weather is dry at planting time, you can water the bulbs once, but don’t water them again until you see shoots or you may encourage rot.

Fertilize newly emerged gladioli shoots with a balanced, 10-10-10 liquid fertilizer. Keep your glads off the ground with half round plant stakes, hoop stakes, or single stem supports, depending on how many glads are in your grouping.

Small insects called thrips, sometimes bother gladiolus plants. These tiny winged insects, will leave your flowers with brown foliage tips and flecked foliage. Treat thrips with insect soap.

Gladioli look ungainly when they aren’t in bloom, but you can hide their awkward phase behind medium to tall plants such as zinnias and dahlias that will come into bloom when the glads are finished.

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04-12-2015 11:46:54 AM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to my blog and the fifth day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my fantasy anthology, "Loves, Myths, and Monsters" . As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

Recipe #3-How to make Snickerdoodles

What You Need

2 Eggland's Best® eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1-1/3 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl, blend 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of sugar together and set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt & cream of tartar together.

Using an electric mixer, blend butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together; mix until smooth.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture gradually, mixing well to form dough.

Using a tablespoon, scoop out pieces of dough and roll in a ball; toss in cinnamon sugar mixture and place on a cookie sheet; repeat with remainder of dough, placing cookies 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet. These cookies will spread.

BAKE at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown; remove from oven and cool before serving.

How to store:
These cookies will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container.
 
 

 

Blurbs for “Loves, Myths and Monsters” 11 tales of fantasy, intrigue, and mystery, entwined within the human world

Welcome To Anna
Little does 17 year old Zoe, realize, but the Chupracabra followed her to Ohio from South America. What happens next is a series of chilling mysteries, and unsuspecting friendships and love.

The Hunter's Bride
When all game warden Daren Abram, had to worry about was which lucky lady to woo, he comes to the realization that his town is being stalked by the reincarnation of the town's legend.

Moon People
For teenage mermaid Constance, coming to the quaint seaside town of Willowick, is heavenly, until she falls for mortal boy Drake. For the town to survive, Constance is forced to choose between her kind and the boy and town she loves.

The Pack
When young Lycan Sonny Red Blanket, a Shawnee Indian falls for mortal girl Drenda Way, he must save her from his fellow Lycan's and stop a werewolf uprising.

The Bidding
Apiologist 34-year-old Duncan McPherson goes to Circleville, Ohio, to investigate a series of mysterious bee attacks. What is uncovered proves to be more dark and sinister then anyone imaged.

The Agreement
Incarcerated in the abandoned Roseville jail, is the last thing rich college student and speeder Brice Conrad, needs. With an "agreement" between the town and a permanent demonic "guest", only the unfortunate ones know the truth, but do not live to tell.

For The Love Of Ginnie
Handsome bachelor and Scientist Alex Anderson from the thirtieth century, returns to the Civil War with time serum to save his beloved Ginnie Wade from a snipers bullet, while finding a roller coaster ride of joy and perils.

Is It Only A Myth?
When 32-year-old Vinton County Sheriff, James "Jim" Connors, discovers he has a Mothman hunting in his county, he stops at nothing to save his citizens.

The Proposition
The rough and ready cowboy John Queenie gets the shock of his life, when the ad to break a "wild filly" turns out to be a fiery Quaker girl named Tess. This is a story proving love conquers all.

The House On Shady Lane
A seemingly loving family turns out to be serial killers in 1873.

Love's Curse
When an Egypt love curse scroll is stolen from a Dean's office, persons begin dying in bizarre and grisly ways, with the college's mascot a Viking King statue jokingly blamed for it.

Excerpt from “Is It Only A Myth?”

Quietly, Jim led the way into the large, damp, dark opening with Page watching their rear. The smell of ammonia issued strongly from the tunnel.

Using his night vision goggles, Jim saw a huge, black Mothman silhouetted against the far back wall. “It’s completely wrapped inside its wings,” Jim whispered.

“If it’s asleep, we better hit it now.”

Slowly they advanced toward the creature, hugging the side walls. “Ah! It’s sitting on its eggs. This may be our sole chance to prove the Mothman exists,” Page said. “Please let me keep one of the eggs.”

“We’ve been through this already, Page, and the answer is still no!”

“Listen, Jim,” she whispered. “I know a man who will pay a mighty high price for a live specimen. We can share the money since my team’s dead.”

Jim stopped and stared at the woman he had already fallen in love with, then asked, “You’re not really a scientist, are you?”

“Yes, I am, but I am not the type I once was.”

“So you lied about your credentials?” Jim began fuming.

“I . . .”

“Who the hell are you, really?”

“The others and I were more fortune hunters than true cryptozoologists.”

“You bitch! You never meant any of this avowed dedication, did you?”

“Shut up, Jim, you’ll wake-up the Mothman,” she said, aiming her dart gun at his face. “Now drop your weapons.”

He reluctantly obeyed. “You played me, just so I’d bring ya along, didn’t you?”

Author Bio:

JoAnne has been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of her life. Besides having several novels under her belt, JoAnne canvas paints. When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, JoAnne spends time with relatives, and volunteers her time within the community. JoAnne is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. JoAnne believes in family values and following your dreams. JoAnne’s original canvas paintings, can be found at: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Buy Links:

MELANGE IN PRINT AND EBOOK:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/LMM.html

LULU in print

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/loves-myths-and-monsters/paperback/product-21546632.html

AMAZON KINDLE STORE

http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Myths-Monsters-Collection-Urban-ebook/dp/B00JL3J4P4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397151617&sr=1-1&keywords=Loves%2C+Myths+and+Monsters

Other books by JoAnne:

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery

Wicked Intentions-7 bone chilling paranormal tales

The Crime of the Century-a biography true crime

Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Twisted Love-a biography true crime anthology

Flagitious-a crime/mystery anthology

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Facebook Profile Page: http://www.facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

Twitter: http://twitter.com/scooterismine/

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

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04-11-2015 4:20:07 AM CST

Good morning friends,  welcome to my blog and the fourth day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my biography true crime "The Crime of the Century". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

Receipe #2- Quick Peanut Butter Pie-Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours


Ingredients
1 9-inch graham cracker crust*
3/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
1 3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 milk chocolate bar, or chopped peanut butter cups to garnish


*Tip: Find pre-made graham cracker crusts at your local grocery store, near the other pie crusts or in the freezer section. If you buy a frozen one, thaw it before using.

Instructions

  1. With a spatula, evenly spread chocolate hazelnut spread on the bottom of the graham cracker crust, being careful not to break the crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip heavy cream with an electric hand mixer. Start on medium speed, then when bubbles begin to form, increase to high and whip until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate 1 cup whipped cream for garnish
  3. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter, cream cheese and condensed milk. Beat with hand mixer until smooth. Fold in whipped cream and mix until combined
  4. Spread peanut butter mixture on prepared crust. Chill for at least 2 hours and up to overnight
  5. Slice, garnish with dollops of whipped cream and sprinkle with coarsely chopped milk chocolate

 

Blurb: The residents of Rolling Hills, a hamlet in southeastern Ohio, were horrified when the dismembered bodies of two missing teens were pulled from the local river. Multiply suspects surfaced, but only one was railroaded, Richard Allan Lloyd, a known nudist and hothead.

What began as an evening stroll turned into what found only in horror films, and dubbed ‘the crime of the century’. 18 year old Babette, a voluptuous beauty contestant and horsewoman, and her 19 year old boyfriend Shane Shoemaker, a jealous and possessive unemployed printer, were last seen crossing a trestle bridge. Within fourteen days, their mutilated torsos and severed heads and limbs were unearthed, suggesting satanic cult activity.

With an investigation smeared with contradicting statements, and a botched crime scene, investigators built a flimsy case against Richard Lloyd. The three-week trial was based on police corruption and ineptitude, fairytale theories, and forensic mishandling.

This heinous crime shattered the sense of security for Rolling Hills, destroyed two families, and forever scarred the town. This story is a detailed account of finding justice for Babette and Shane, and of one man’s perseverance to gain his freedom from death row.

2# Excerpt- The Arrest

On September 29, 1983, months of investigative work, combined with the public’s doubts, fears, and beliefs that Richard Lloyd was a killer, paid off. What most in the county hoped for, finally came true.

Jethro said Richard was unaware of the conversations between him and the authorities. Through conversations, he believed Richard would “pin” the murders on him, to escape arrest. He wanted the killer caught and “put out” of society, even if that person were a loved one. Still he was not totally convinced of Richard’s guilt, but that “gut feeling,” was still there.

Police said what came next as no surprise. It happened on a cool autumn afternoon, as citizens busied themselves with the upcoming fall and winter festivities. While leaf-covered streets overflowed with gleeful residents and out-of-towners, two silent cruisers, lights out, descended upon the Lloyd farm.

The Newsome County Grand Jury, after two days of testimony, and 56 witnesses, handed down an indictment against Richard Allen Lloyd. The stepfather was now a murder suspect, for two counts of aggravated murder with mitigating circumstances.

What the grand jury heard was all the evidence that pointed to Richard Lloyd being the killer. They did not hear the information that conflicted with the investigators theory of accounts. According to some witnesses, the state went to great lengths to ensure only the evidence against the accused was heard.

Detective Eli, with the eager assistance of Sheriff Reynolds, finally arrested Richard for the murder of the teenagers. However, that would prove not to be the end of the story . . . only the beginning.

 

#3 Excerpt- The Psychological Profile

Local law enforcement was not the only ones consumed with solving the murders. The type of person capable of committing such an act weighed heavily on the mind of Detective Robert Leach prompting the veteran detective to contact his sister, concerning Keith Leonard.

According to Leach, he received an early copy of the psychological profile performed by an Ohio State University criminologist, and felt the profile “exactly matched” that of Keith Leonard.

Others pointed to Clyde Perkins and his friend, a thirty-year old career criminal known as the “Butcher,” as fitting the profile. William “Bill” Wickline was nicknamed the “Butcher,” not just because he, like Keith Leonard, was a trained butcher, relished knives and cutting up meat-but also because Bill actually admitted to others that he was a hired killer and severed his victims and disposed of their bodies in various locations. No body-no murder. Right! Some officers described Bill as “just a scary guy.” Again local authorities ignored Bill Wickline’s possible involvement.

The profile stated the perpetrator would prefer driving a truck, and be a hunter, fisherman, gun enthusiast, or camper. The perpetrator would possess a varied employment history, and show behavior changes after the murders. That person was probably sexually involved with the female victim. The person was careless and left something behind at the crime scene, and was either divorced or remarried. This profile basically fit Richard Lloyd, Keith Leonard, Bill Wickline, and Clyde Perkins. They were all “scary guys.”

Doing a background search on Keith Leonard, Det. Leach discovered Leonard was abandoned at a local Laundromat at the age of six by his mother. He went from foster home to foster home, living an unusual lifestyle. He subscribed to mercenary magazines. He hated his mother for deserting him and marrying a black man, but later came to respect his stepfather more than his mother.

Leach said he contacted Sheriff Reynolds concerning the psychological profile. He claimed what conspired between him and the sheriff, was the most “unprofessional, rude, and bizarre” telephone call he ever experienced with a fellow police officer.

According to Det. Leach, when he asked the sheriff to convene with him to discuss his suspicions of Keith Leonard, Sheriff Reynolds immediately became hostile. Sheriff Reynolds told him that, Keith Leonard being a suspect “was ridiculous,” and refused him any “evidentiary information, professional courtesy, or humanly respect.”

Leach said when he accused the forensic profile of matching Keith Leonard, the sheriff became “belligerent” and admitted to knowing about the profile, saying “it matched a lot of people in Rolling Hills,” and “most especially Richard Lloyd.”

Leach said the sheriff claimed to have his men on the case, and were “gettin’ closer and closer to solvin’ this crime.” When he inquired what caliber bullets were used on the victims, Leach said the sheriff told him that information was “confidential,” and would not be released to any person, not even to a “big shot detective from Columbus.”

Leach claimed the sheriff told him local authorities had everything under control, and do not need any help “from some special agent, so keep your nose out of things.” Sheriff Reynolds then abruptly hung up on the agent.

1# Excerpt

At 5:45 pm., Chief White used his walkie-talkie, to radio Lt.

Phillipes, who stayed at the command post with Richard and Nancy. Only a few short words were needed.

“We found something, but we don’t know what it is,” said the chief. What searchers found . . . was unthinkable.

Just 150 yards north of the railroad trestle spanning Bottle Neck River, Sheriff Reynolds and one of his deputies reported “something entangled in debris,” near their small boat.

The officers initially said they believed the object was an animal carcass. Once it was dislodged and floated down stream, they realized it was human.

The officers then followed the remains and discovered 30 yards south of the first torso, the second torso was located. Both torsos were reportedly snagged against brush along the riverbank just west of The Regency Supply Company. Both torsos were reportedly nude and so badly decomposed, officers said they were unable to determine their sex.

Upon the discovery, Jack Jones broke down and was seen “running and screaming” from the area. The remains were pulled to shore and coroner Rausch was summoned to the riverbank.

Law enforcement personnel cleared the immediate area of non-official personnel. Afterward, they stationed themselves around the perimeter of the area while the bodies were examined.

Many searchers, upon leaving the crime scene, were overheard by reporters asking one another “Are the authorities looking for one killer or two?”

After his initial examination of the bodies, the coroner said he was unable to rule on the cause of death or what sex the torsos were. What he did say, was that if one man committed both murders, it was “during a great rage” and by someone with something “very personal” against one, or both, of the victims.

Sheriff Reynolds reported an empty purse found, but did not know if it belonged to Babette. He told reporters, he did not believe the bodies were the missing Rolling Hills teens. Richard Lloyd told reporters that, when he and Nancy heard the bodies might not be that of Babette and Shane, they were relieved, and said, “That comment gave me and Nancy a speck of hope.”

The discovery of the bodies shocked and silenced the group of volunteers. Most returned to the Kroger parking lot after the first torso was found. Some remained silent, while others were seen conversing in hushed tones, telling reporters they “expected the search to turn up nothing.”

Sheriff Reynolds was placed in primary charge since all evidence at that time, pointed to the murders being committed outside of Rolling Hills’s corporation limit, which is the point of origin that the sheriff’s office jurisdiction begins.

When officers carried a body bag from the river, Lt. Phillipes approached “the quiet couple.” He claimed Richard calmly asked, “Is it them?”

At first Phillipes said, he did not know how to answer, but admitted it was two individuals. He told them the remains might belong to a young Columbus area pair, Chris and Peggy Lerch, reported missing around the same time as Babette and Shane.

Phillipes said Richard then asked if he could view the bodies, saying “me and Nancy need to know if it’s our daughter.”

Phillipes said he told the couple, “not right now.” He claimed Richard then asked, “Are they all chopped up?”

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04-10-2015 3:14:51 PM CST

Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to my blog and the third day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my biography true crime anthology, Twisted Love. As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

No Bake Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

2 Cup(s) granulated sugar

8 Tablespoon(s) (1 stick) margarine or butter

1/2 Cup(s) Low-Fat Milk

1/3 Cup(s) baking cocoa

3 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

PREPARATION:

In large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine, milk and cocoa. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Continue boiling 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in oats.* Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm. Store tightly covered.

Serving Tips: *If using old fashioned oats, cool mixture in saucepan 5 minutes.

Blurbs for “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad

It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.

The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community of Logan, Ohio.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and strike with calculating and deadly force.

A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.

The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved 4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.

The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.

The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.

Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.

Horrible Sin-When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.

All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.

Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.

Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling and older American husband.

Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991, raises eyebrows.

Excerpt:   THE END OF AUTUMN

March 22, 2011, could have been just an ordinary Tuesday evening for the small industrial town of Logan, Ohio, population 7,152, if it were not for the glass-shattering screams of a female, emanating from the alley next to the Bancroft National Bank in downtown Logan.

The first witness was a twenty-one-year-old named Richard. He told police he was walking in the area of the bank when he saw a girl curled in a ball on the ground, with two grown men standing above her, Tasing her. When he got approximately one foot away from the woman and the men, a woman driver yelled to the men that someone was behind them. Richard was then pepper-sprayed by one of two male attackers when he tried to intervene. He raced off to an adjoining fitness center.

A woman named Rachel, who was outside the fitness center, called 911 to report that a man was pepper-sprayed while attempting to help a woman who had been attacked. According to Rachel, Richard was in severe pain when he ran up to her while holding his eyes and yelling for help.

Richard gave descriptions of the attackers as being two large dark-haired men, with the driver of the white Buick or Crown Victoria being an older female, with “bleached blonde,” hair.

Bob, an architect working in his upstairs office in the adjoining building next to the alley relayed that he had heard the commotion and told the persons to “ keep the noise down.”

At the same time, two female joggers witnessed a young woman being shoved into a white Crown Victoria. Reportedly, they were near the same bank as was Richard, when they heard a girl scream and heard a Taser go off. They proceeded to cross the alley, beside the bank, noting that as they neared the commotion, the woman being Tasered, seemed to be in a violent struggle with her attackers.

The joggers, too, described the young woman as screaming while two men stood over her with a Taser. The men were dressed in black and had ski masks covering their faces. The woman on the ground wore her hair in a ponytail, which they described as being a dirty-blond color. Then a woman’s voice from the driver’s seat yelled, “ ‘Get the hell in the car.’”

From there, the joggers witnessed the victim tossed into the back seat of the vehicle, which then frantically sped away. The woman driving the vehicle was “frenzied” and “the blinkers and turn signals” were being used erratically.

After talking with Richard, officers located the area of the attack. The victim was no where in sight, but what was found was one car in the bank parking lot, the back of a phone, a box of Tic-Tacs, a used container of Mace, a Mountain Dew bottle, a ball cap and a set of keys on the asphalt. Found in soft soil behind a hedge, said one officer, were what appeared to be foot and knee prints as “if someone lay in wait.” After checking with the bank, officers found it unlocked and entered. Inside the bank, all they found was an iPod lying on a counter.

Not until 11 o’clock that night did police identify the kidnapped victim as twenty-five-year-old Autumn Renee Williams. The green-eyed Culinary Arts student, who stood five-foot-four, was reported missing by her mother and stepfather, Candice and Mark Stevens, when she failed to return home around 9:30 that evening after her cleaning position at the Bancroft National Bank.

Shortly after arriving at the bank, seeing no sign of Autumn, the Stevens’ contacted the Logan Police Department. Two different officers then responded. From Mrs. Stevens, authorities learned that Autumn was a mother of three, and involved with a tumultuous pending divorce with her estranged husband of six-years, twenty-six-year-old Rodney Williams.

The center of the couple’s disagreements was custody of their three children, all under the age of five. According to Candace, Rodney did not want to pay child support for three kids.

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04-09-2015 10:51:49 PM CST

Good morning everyone. Welcome to my blog and the third day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my biography true crime anthology, Twisted Love. As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

Gardening Tip #4-How to plant and care for tulips-Plant tulip bulbs in fall soon after purchase, 8 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart, so choose an appropriate plot size. Remember, the bigger the bulb, the deeper the hole it needs. Set the bulb in the hole with the pointy end up. Cover with soil and press soil firmly. Water bulbs right after planting to trigger growth. Tulips prefer a site with full or afternoon sun and moderate moisture. Adding a small amount of shredded pine bark, sand, will help with swift drainage. To deter mice and moles put holly or any other thorny leaves in the planting holes. Some gardeners use kitty litter or crushed gravel. Compost annually.

Blurbs for “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad

It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.

The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community of Logan, Ohio.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and strike with calculating and deadly force.

A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.

The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved 4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.

The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.

The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.

Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.

Horrible Sin-When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.

All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.

Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.

Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling and older American husband.

Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991, raises eyebrows.

Excerpt: WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

Hoping to land a farm job and move close to his family, Jay Davis, then forty-seven, met his interviewer and walked with him through the autumn-colored woodlands of southeastern Ohio on November 6, 2011, at around 7:30 pm.

Everything went fine, said Davis, until he heard a curse word from the man who he knew as “Buck,” and then the click of a gun. He whirled around to find a pistol stuck in his face. He shielded the blow by knocking the firearm from its shooters hand, before running for his life.

Stumbling several times, while being fired upon, Davis raced through the thicket and hid in a creed bed under a tree for several hours; until he felt it safe enough to go for help. He feared bleeding to death he later told police.

This bizarre story was uncovered when a Noble County couple heard a knock on their farmhouse door. They were shocked to discover the terrified and bleeding South Carolina man pleading for help.

Immediately the victim was aided by the farm owners, and the authorities notified. Paramedics arrived, and the man was transported to the area hospital with a bullet wound to the right elbow. After interviewing the man in his hospital room, officials with the Noble County Sheriff’s Office, discovered that he had recently responded to an ad on Craigslist for a job on an Ohio cattle farm.

According to the victim, he had earlier that day met up with an older man who introduced himself as “Buck”, and a much younger male, who he was told was Buck’s nephew. The three ate breakfast in Marietta, paid for by “Buck”, before driving to the alleged cattle farm. Once there and according to Jay Davis, “Buck” told him the road to the cattle farm was closed due to a landslide and they needed to walk to the property through a heavily wooded area. A walk that nearly ended with murder.

Author Bio:

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.

When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found at: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Other Books By JoAnne Myers:

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery

Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology

Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology

The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime

Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Flagitious-a crime/mystery anthology

Other places to find Jo Anne and her books:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Website: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Buy Links: http://www.blackrosewriting.com/other/twisted-love

http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Love-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00LXOLH8Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1408578134&sr=8-4&keywords=twisted+love

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

MUTTonline: http://www.MUTTonline.com/JoAnnMyers

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

My Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page29

Jo Anne’s WordPress Blog: http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

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04-09-2015 6:19:18 AM CST

Good morning everyone. Welcome to my blog and the second day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop.I will be giving gardenting tips as the blog progresses. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my canvas art. As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

Gardening Tip #3: How to Care For Snake Plants-When planting a Sanservieria or 'Snake Plant', use a good houseplant potting soil, not garden soil. Repot only when the plant starts breaking the pot with its roots. Allow bright florescent or other lighting all year round. This will provide enough light so that the plant grows well. Use sheer drapes to filter intense sunlight during the day. Keep plants in temperatures between 40º and 85ºF (4.4 to 29.4 C). Water when the soil feels dry to the touch, and water very little during winter months or in an air conditioned room. Fertilize plants once in the spring with houseplant fertilizer mixed according to label directions. Wipe the leaves of with a damp cloth if they get dusty. Add soil to pot when it settles after transplanting. These are hardy plants and usually live for a long time. Good luck.

 

               

                                                        

 

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04-08-2015 10:27:33 AM CST

Good morning everyone. Welcome to my blog and the first day of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop.I will be giving gardenting tips as the blog progresses. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my poetry collection, "Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between." As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse my website before moving on.

 

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I’m too short for the runway,

and too heavy for the track.

I like my TV. and junk food,

what’s so wrong with that.

My hair is too curly,

and my smile to small.

But our God made me this way,

all in all.

To whom it may concern.

My spirit is strong and my soul is deep.

I like cold beer and pizza,

and movies that make me weep.

I love you all dearly.

So please let me be me.

WHEN I REMEMBER

When I remember my past.

I don’t want to re-live them.

Just never hate or forget them.

Where did the time go?

It all seemed so fast.

To be young again, how nice.

To relive my good times twice.

Cant life be given simply, quiet?

Instead of earned with sweat and strife.

We last just a little while.

To find love and happiness.

In a world that lives to beguile.

How could one ever know,

why life is meant this way.

To reach that point of no new growth.

When all memories fade away.

With each new setting sun,

the day is over-done.

Yesterday’s hopes are now the past.

Oh how I wish to tuck them aside.

To keep them forever.

To the end of time.

SOMETHING EVIL STIRS

Something evil stirs in my town.
A festering unrest.
A defiant unease, a growing anxiety.
Moving ever so softly,

like whispers on the wind.
This thing comes swiftly.
No warning-as silent as breath.
Drenched in malice, it nears.
A friend to chaos, sloth and death.
So quick-a malignant mass.
Leaving behind the useless and morally dead.
So forceful, that many become chaff.

Consuming everyone within its wake.
It fed well-as always.
Until the next time-devouring all.

Slipping into homes, like fog on the bay.

Youthful disenchantment suffocates all.
Beware the beast is red as fire.
A mass of hate and poison.
Our dictators battle the war with little success,
for the King and his court,

squabble like school boys.
Only socialism will sooth the beast.
An iron fist cloaked in velvet is needed.
Something evil stirs.
I am ready-standing tall and strong.
I draw strength from within.

Honor rules my mind.

Courage stirs my desire to win.
For the beast is-procrastination.

A CRUEL JOKE


What beauty is annihilation?

A mere uniqueness of a feeling.
Rendering such chaos,
makes even death seem more graceful.
We are the curious creatures,
wanting all and nothing.

Our wants are our nourishment.
Needs that sustain, control and destroy us.
Our silent, but self appointed creators.

Little more then owners, masters and dictators.
Disenchanted, they scoff at their slothful human result.

Rendering us the will to be both productive and destructive.
Our first breath, may be the start of our end.

Fascinated by love-hypnotized by our egos,

we live and die in the box we call life.
This perfect imperfection, called humanity.

An experience born of beauty and destruction.

A fearful and intricate weaving of life.

Taking without sharing or giving,

like the selfish husband to his submissive wife.

My head fills with nonsense.
Clouding my vision of reality.

As dumb as a newborn,

or love without romance.

A optimistic fool I am,
thinking they like me.
Not for my uniqueness, but
for what I perceive to be.
It is time, and I am pleased.
Until my joy fades like smoke.

I failed to excite or appease.

For their mastered kindness was merely a cruel joke.

BEING A LAUNDRESS

Being a laundress is not very glamorous.

Its hot and sweaty and doesn’t pay well.

Joined by the nicks and cuts, can be quiet hazardous.

My shoulders ache, and my size nines swell.

Between the pulling and pushing and lifting too,

my back’s out of whack and my face turns blue.

You can be old. Or you can be young.

But its always hard work and never much fun.

You can be short and small or large and tall,

but must stand for hours until the work is done.

It’s not an easy job, I must admit,

but can keep one physically fit.

Between the smell of the soap, stain remover and bleach.

I wanna throw in the towel and scream ‘I’ve had it.’

My job is no picnic I beseech,

and rant and raving might be a sin,

but when my shift is over,

all I do is grin.

The ride home is also no joy.

Between the noise and pollution,

all I can say is ‘oh boy.’

Maybe my job is its own contribution.

For whether I have cause to cry or vent,

the sight of my front door is heaven sent.

I have worked as a laundress for more than one company.

It is hard work, but I do enjoy it. I certainly had worse jobs.

 

THE REASON FOR TEARS?

What emotion lays behind the reason for tears?

Do we cry for what we want, can’t have, or fear?

The world is so busy.

No time to stop and see the pain,

for those we knew or may never see again.

Must we have a reason?

Is it over foolish things, such as pride,

or for loved ones left behind?

We cry when we are happy and sad.

How can both emotions have the same outcome?

Pain and heartbreak is the time for tears.

Many cry on the inside.

A defense for some.

Others never cry it seems.

They say it is a sign of weakness.

I disagree.

Its being human.

WHY DO PEOPLE LIE?

Why, why do people lie?

Is it malice, or choice, or bad blood festering inside?

Some get punished, while others go uncaught.

As if telling the truth are never in their thoughts,

or honesty and respect were morals untaught.

Ignoring the truth, when it should be sought.

Why, why, do people lie?

Is it for revenge, jealousy, or fame?

Or for some other misguided crazy human thing?

Some lie about their age, weight and social class.

Not knowing the truth if it bit ‘em in the ass.

Some lie so much, they become jobless.

Others lie so well, they’re elected to office.

Why, why do people lie?

If people chose the truth, how nice it would be,

too trust one another,

then we would see, that no one likes a liar,

not you nor me.

So then how joyful and simple life might be.

 

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04-07-2015 6:44:41 AM CST

Good morning everyone. Welcome to my blog and the first day of the Aurthors In Bloom Blog Hop.I will be giving gardenting tips as the blog progresses. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my poetry collection, "Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between." As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, and please browse around my website before moving on.

 

IF FLOWERS COULD                                                                                                                                                                                            

If flowers talked, what would they say?

Would they be angry at the bugs and weeds in their way?

Would they envy clouds rolling by,

or yearn for the flowing stream, that’s quieter than a sigh?

If flowers walked, where would they go?

To the meadow down the road, to watch a firefly show?

Would they watch the sunset in hues of purple and reds,

and walk hand in hand like young newlyweds?

If flowers heard, how would it be?

Grander then spring all year around,

or louder than screams on a raging battleground?

If flowers laughed, how would it sound?

As squeaky as mice or kittens up a tree,

or as windless nights across the Bering Sea?

If flowers hugged, how would it feel?

Rough and prickly as porcupine quills?

Or as wet and slippery as the fur of a seal?

If flowers cried, what would be the reason?

No room to play, lay or dance,

or for lack of rain or respect from the other plants?

Only Mother Nature knows the answers to it all.

We are here only by chance.

She has us at her whim; in her power,

and in her trance.

                                                                                                           

Gardening Tip #1: How to care for a fig tree- Fig trees can take cold weather but need winter protection any colder than zone 5 or below 10 degrees. They also like summer heat and full sun in most zones, which is good for people like me who live in Ohio. We get 100 degrees or higher summers. During the spring prune just to remove the suckers or long wild branches. Fig trees respond to a general slow release plant food like Osmocote. Enjoy your figs! Keep growing,

                                            

THE VALLEY

I’m low in the valley,

where mice and grouse scurry.

The sun is high upon the sky,

as I harbor no fears or worries.

The air is dry as buckskin.

My hair begins to frizz.

I push it from my sunburned face,

before I ascend the ridge.

The shading leaves from the trees,

comforts the large and small.

As the deer and jackals,

patiently await the cool breeze of Fall.

I’m hotter then the firecracker,

that lights the sky with AH!

And if I could stay here forever,

it wouldn’t be hard at all.

IF I COULD CALL MOTHER NATURE

It’s the fourth of July, and I’m complain’n to my daughters.

The A/C don’t work, and the outside is only get’n hotter.

The wind is blow’n, but doesn’t seem to help.

The lucky few with power, say ‘tighten your belt,’

but if they were miserable like me, they’d know how I felt.

Its really get’n old, not have’n power.

Eat’n fast food, and take’n cold showers.

They say it wont be on for many a day.

I say ‘that’s bull crap, and not okay.’

Have’n no electric, is worse then the bees, fleas, and ticks.

Anymore discomfort, and the whole complex will be sick.

My dogs are pant’n, try’n ta stay cool.

I’d taken ‘em to a hotel, but its against the rules.

If I could call Mother Nature, I surely would.

She’s catch’n heck from the whole neighborhood.

It shouldn’t be workmen climb’n power lines.

It’s up to Mother Nature to work overtime.

Then hand her over to Old Father Time,

for a good swift kick where the sun don’t shine.

My two daughters also lost their power in July 2012, for several days.

I couldn’t stay with them either. The worst part was the 100 degree

heat and humidity.

    

SILENT GOODBY

I only wished to be alone.
So I ignored you when you called my name.
I’m through with all your lies.

Nothing left now but goodbyes.

Even in my wildest dreams,

I never wanted to believe,

that my mother was right, when she

called you evil and mean.
I ignored your phone calls,

Every day and night.

We cant even talk civil anymore,

fore all you do is criticize and fight.

But little did I then know,
that you would never leave me alone.

For what I wanted for us,

is no longer a beauty-but hate, anger and disgust.

You first treated me like a delicate flower.
Your love so precious and respectful.

Then your true colors protruded.

A combination of disgrace, deceit and crudeness.

We cant even be friends now.

I still see your evil smile.

Its embedded in my dreams.

Along with your rude jokes and childish schemes.

You had me fooled.

Your deception bold and cunning.

Going on for miles and miles.

Taking my respect, trust and power.

Your wicked smile, the devil's laugh.

Still fresh in my memory
as you smirked at my helplessness.
But that was your end.
Your moral pain-a lose of dignity.
My glory-saying the truth unsaid.

That life's a wonder.

Always a second chance.

By my courage-not by your hunger undignified.

I have the right to live.
So I choose survival.
My days of despair
are now, forever gone.
So I bade my nightmares
a silent goodbye.

TO PAINT

The smell of toxic paint.

Excites me-thrills me.

I squeeze out the colors.
Black, white, yellow and green,

knowing what it means,

and knowing what to expect.

My artistic expression comes next.

My newest and best.

There’s no time to waste,

but I must confess.

Hours go by,
as sweat stings my eyes.

But the joy was all mine.
I must agree that I acquaint,

a no better way to spend a rainy day,
then while away the hours and paint.

As a child, I loved to paint. I had hoped to study art

professionally, but my mother disapproved. I never

attended art school, but continue painting as a hobby.

 

 

Author Bio:

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.

When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of several writing clubs, and I believe in family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found at: booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

To be a guest author on one of my blogs email me here: joannemyers@frontier.com

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Murder Most Foul-a detective mystery
Wicked Intentions-a paranormal anthology
Loves, Myths, and Monsters-a fantasy anthology
Twisted Love-a true crime anthology
The Crime of the Century-a true crime novel
Flagitious-a crime mystery anthology
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04-06-2015 12:42:18 PM CST

Good morning everyone. Welcome to my blog and the sixth day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. I had a great Easter Sunday, and I hope you enjoyed the day also. This party is almost over, and I hope you have learned more about me and my books. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my biography true crime anthology, "Twisted Love"- 12 cases of love gone bad. As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, eat a lot of ham, and please browse around my website before moving on.

to follow other authors click here http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/03/fool-for-books-giveaway-hop.html

Blurbs for “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad

It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.

The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community of Logan, Ohio.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and strike with calculating and deadly force.

A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.

The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved 4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.

The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.

The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.

Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.

Horrible Sin-When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.

All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.

Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.

Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling and older American husband.

Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991, raises eyebrows.

Excerpts for "Twisted Love"

 Excerpt 3

 

MAIL-ORDER MURDER

Few women find themselves in such a bizarre relationship, as did eighteen-year-old Anna Tonkov, a Russian native. Speaking minimal and badly broken English, the family expressed high expectations for their tall, voluptuous raven-haired daughter. Anna was the only child of senior and ailing parents, and her mother said she and her husband only wanted the best for her.

In a country where the average yearly income was three hundred dollars per person, Mr. and Mrs. Tonkov, believed that Anna’s future happiness lay with the United States.

Mrs. Tonkov recalled how Anna did not want to leave. It was the parents’ idea for her to be a mail-order bride. According to Mrs. Tonkov, Anna said, “‘what if I don’t find a husband? What if you and papa waste your money?’”

Mr. Tonkov recalled telling her daughter, that she was never a waste of their money. She was everything to them, and they wanted her to have everything America offered.

Mr. and Mrs. Tonkov then took Anna‘s photograph in a dress she had made, not like many of the other women posing for the magazine-loose women, half naked. “No good man wants them,” they said.

Anna was a lady, explained Mr. Tonkov-a good Christian girl. Hardworking and responsible. She was raised the right way, they both said.

In the spring of 2007, Anna became number M245 in a Russian mail-order catalog with a circulation of over twenty million viewers. The magazine was bursting with dozens of glossy, full-color photographs of young hopeful women, all looking for husbands to rescue them from their poverty, stricken and unhappy lives.

It was not long before Anna had her first letter from a perspective admirer. She returned to her small four-room home from her part-time job at a nearby bakery, and her glowing parents greeted her just inside the front door.

Mrs. Tonkov recalled how surprised Anna was when she saw her and her husband smiling. She then handed her daughter the pink envelope with trembling hands.

At first, Anna was afraid to open the letter, said Mr. Tonkov, but he told her it was from an American man. He said he and his wife watched as Anna read each word silently; her large dark eyes wide with anticipation. They said she was hesitant to respond to the sender. Maybe friendship would bloom. “If not you brush up on language skills,” said Mrs. Tonkov.

That made Anna laugh, recalled Mr. Tonkov. He still remembers her pretty laugh, “as if (she were) a small child without cares.”

 


Excerpt 4

THICKER THAN WATER

According to fifty-eight-year-old Fire Chief Reginald Whitehall, a phone call came into the station around 9 pm, on August 18, 2010, sending the short, plump, salt-and-pepper-haired man and other personnel rushing to the scene. When they arrived, it appeared a Molotov cocktail, had been thrown through a living room window-a homemade device considered a simple and cheap form of arson. Minute’s later, area police arrived.

The caller identified herself as being fifty-two-year-old Kimberly Michaels, owner of the bombed house. The tall round woman with gray hair and brown-eyes, made it safely outside and waited on the sidewalk. She was being comforted by her neighbor, thirty-six-year-old Bonny-Jean, a petite red-head with blue-eyes, when fire trucks arrived.

The first thing forty-four-year-old veteran Detective Erick Bowers said he noticed was that the glass from the alcohol bottle was mostly on the outside of the window, lying on the ground. That alone screamed “inexperienced arsonist,” such as a young person, said the sandy-haired and green-eyed bachelor. That area was known as a drug-infested high-crime neighborhood.

According to the Fire Chief, the home was insured. There was minimal damage to the burned area. He knew of Kimberly’s neighborhood watch, and within that area, she was considered a hero. He said it took guts to stand up to drug dealers and gang members, but she did it.

Kimberly kept tabs on the officers assigned to her home arson case, recalled her older sister Rachel. According to Rachel, Kimberly said she wanted the crime solved. She wanted the bastard responsible for setting her beloved home on fire to pay. She was a determined woman, and she was not letting up.

According to Det. Bowers, he had his officers out in full force. Officers canvassed the entire area for five city blocks, looking for any witnesses, who might have seen or heard something peculiar around the time of the bombing. Reportedly, they found nothing useful to explain the bombing, or who might be the bomber.

Unfortunately, before the minor damage was repaired, the home was bombed again. This time two bombs came through the master bedroom of the home, Kimberly’s bedroom.

The Fire Chief was not the only one involved with the initial investigation who thought it strange for the same house to be bombed twice within two weeks. He said he wondered whether maybe the Good Samaritan had video taped the wrong crime, and her good luck had run out.

Talking with Rachel, police discovered Kimberly was a very caring daughter to their ailing parents. The father had built the couple’s house in 1940, when he and his wife first married. Kimberly grew up in that house and kept it immaculate. She never married or had children. She worked hard throughout her life and saved her money.

With the fires happening so close in time to one another, the Fire Chief theorized they might be retaliation bombings. Kimberly Michaels, was known for video taping the streets outside her house for drug activity. She then turned the tapes over to police, which had resulted in the arrests of several drug dealers.

Other Available Books:

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery

Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology

Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology

The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime

Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Flagitious-a detective/mystery anthology

Other places to find Jo Anne and her books:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Main Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Jo Anne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

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04-06-2015 6:30:54 AM CST

Good morning everyone. Welcome to my blog and the sixth day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. I had a great Easter Sunday, and I hope you enjoyed the day also. This party is almost over, and I hope you have learned more about me and my books.  Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my biography true crime anthology, "Twisted Love"- 12 cases of love gone bad.  As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, eat a lot of ham, and please browse around my website before moving on.

to follow other authors click here http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/03/fool-for-books-giveaway-hop.html

Blurbs for “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad

It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.

The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community of Logan, Ohio.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and strike with calculating and deadly force.

A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.

The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved 4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.

The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.

The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.

Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.

Horrible Sin-When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.

All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.

Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.

Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling and older American husband.

Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991, raises eyebrows.

Excerpts for "Twisted Love"

 Excerpt 1

 

THE END OF AUTUMN

March 22, 2011, could have been just an ordinary Tuesday evening for the small industrial town of Logan, Ohio, population 7,152, if it were not for the glass-shattering screams of a female, emanating from the alley next to the Bancroft National Bank in downtown Logan.

The first witness was a twenty-one-year-old named Richard. He told police he was walking in the area of the bank when he saw a girl curled in a ball on the ground, with two grown men standing above her, Tasing her. When he got approximately one foot away from the woman and the men, a woman driver yelled to the men that someone was behind them. Richard was then pepper-sprayed by one of two male attackers when he tried to intervene. He raced off to an adjoining fitness center.

A woman named Rachel, who was outside the fitness center, called 911 to report that a man was pepper-sprayed while attempting to help a woman who had been attacked. According to Rachel, Richard was in severe pain when he ran up to her while holding his eyes and yelling for help.

Richard gave descriptions of the attackers as being two large dark-haired men, with the driver of the white Buick or Crown Victoria being an older female, with “bleached blonde,” hair.

Bob, an architect working in his upstairs office in the adjoining building next to the alley relayed that he had heard the commotion and told the persons to “ keep the noise down.”

At the same time, two female joggers witnessed a young woman being shoved into a white Crown Victoria. Reportedly, they were near the same bank as was Richard, when they heard a girl scream and heard a Taser go off. They proceeded to cross the alley, beside the bank, noting that as they neared the commotion, the woman being Tasered, seemed to be in a violent struggle with her attackers.

The joggers, too, described the young woman as screaming while two men stood over her with a Taser. The men were dressed in black and had ski masks covering their faces. The woman on the ground wore her hair in a ponytail, which they described as being a dirty-blond color. Then a woman’s voice from the driver’s seat yelled, “ ‘Get the hell in the car.’”

From there, the joggers witnessed the victim tossed into the back seat of the vehicle, which then frantically sped away. The woman driving the vehicle was “frenzied” and “the blinkers and turn signals” were being used erratically.

After talking with Richard, officers located the area of the attack. The victim was no where in sight, but what was found was one car in the bank parking lot, the back of a phone, a box of Tic-Tacs, a used container of Mace, a Mountain Dew bottle, a ball cap and a set of keys on the asphalt. Found in soft soil behind a hedge, said one officer, were what appeared to be foot and knee prints as “if someone lay in wait.” After checking with the bank, officers found it unlocked and entered. Inside the bank, all they found was an iPod lying on a counter.

Not until 11 o’clock that night did police identify the kidnapped victim as twenty-five-year-old Autumn Renee Williams. The green-eyed Culinary Arts student, who stood five-foot-four, was reported missing by her mother and stepfather, Candice and Mark Stevens, when she failed to return home around 9:30 that evening after her cleaning position at the Bancroft National Bank.

Shortly after arriving at the bank, seeing no sign of Autumn, the Stevens’ contacted the Logan Police Department. Two different officers then responded. From Mrs. Stevens, authorities learned that Autumn was a mother of three, and involved with a tumultuous pending divorce with her estranged husband of six-years, twenty-six-year-old Rodney Williams.

The center of the couple’s disagreements was custody of their three children, all under the age of five. According to Candace, Rodney did not want to pay child support for three kids.

 

 Excerpt 2

 

THE POSSESSION-NEW YORK CITY-2009

When a frantic 9-1-1 call came into the police station at 8:30 p.m. on July 7, 2009, a sobbing twenty-nine-year-old Valerie Harris told the dispatcher she wanted desperately to save the life of her bleeding father, Harry Ridge.

She gave the operator her apartment address. She would later tell authorities that she did not want to kill her sexually abusive father, but only to disable his weapon of abuse-his penis.

She informed the operator she was walking in the direction of the police station, and then hung up. She recalled walking to the nearby Hudson River, and tossing the penis into the ocean. She never arrived at the police station.

Instead, she called her big sister Carleen, and confessed to her of what she had just done to their Liberian-born father. Carleen recalled being in total shock at her baby sisters gruesome confession. She begged Valerie not to discard the appendage, saying, doctors had the medical technology to reattach such things.

Valerie, her hair adorned with cornrows cried into the telephone. “It was the evil in our father. Now the evil is gone. He can hurt no more!”

Carleen advised Valerie to come to her home, and called an ambulance when her sister arrived. After seeing Valerie, her face stained with tears and splattered with blood, with the scalpel in hand and in a “zombie-like state of mind,” the ambulance crew, decided to check her into the Richmond University Medical Center psychiatric ward.

Meanwhile, back at Valerie’s apartment, two responding beat cops arrived. What the officers found, they said, they never forgot, and neither did the two million five hundred thousand other citizens.

Initially, the officers thought the man lying in a pool of blood had been shot or stabbed to death. Not until they turned him over onto his back did they realize the sadistic nature of his wounds.

Author Bio:

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having 7 novels under my belt, I canvas paint.

When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found at: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Other Available Books:

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery

Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology

Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology

The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime

Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Flagitious-a detective/mystery anthology

Other places to find Jo Anne and her books:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Main Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Jo Anne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

Buy Links: http://www.blackrosewriting.com/other/twisted-love

http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Love-JoAnne-Myers/dp/1612963803/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&gid=1410832208&sr=8-5

http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Love-JoAnne-Myers/dp/B00LXOLH8Q/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-5-&gid=

 

 


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04-05-2015 6:21:57 PM CST

Good evening and HAPPY, HAPPY EASTER everyone. Welcome to my blog and the fifth day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. I have just returned from a relativies home and am eager to post further. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my crime/mystery anthology, "Flagitious". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, eat a lot of ham, and please browse around my website before moving on.

to follow other authors click here http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/03/fool-for-books-giveaway-hop.html

Blurbs for “Flagitious” a four crime/mystery anthology

“Too Solve His Mother’s Murder”

After his Air Force career was interrupted by his mother’s untimely murder, Steven Moore, returned home. Met with a cold reception of lies, secrets, and threats, he is determined too find Wanda’s killer, even at the cost of his own life. Was Wanda a victim of the legendary Hatchet Man? Was this loving and devoted mother killed because of her shady past, or for her inheritance? Between finding the truth and falling in love, Steven stops at nothing, too solve his mother’s murder.

“The Other Couple’s Child”

Charlotte had it all. A loving and devoted husband. Supportive family and friends, and a house full of beautiful children. Everything was perfect for this Super Mom, until a medical procedure turns her life upside down, and spirals into a child abduction case. Time is running out. Will police arrive in time to save Charlotte and the other couple’s child?

“3381 Market Street”

Katherine Sims, a young widow working for a brokerage firm in a small southeastern town, is tired of the excuses concerning Charlie’s absence. She knows something terrible must have happened to her favorite nephew with the sad blue-eyes. After exposing the killer, Katherine’s life is turned upside down and she finds herself fighting for her life. Filled with maniacal suspects, a Satanic Cult, and danger around each corner, this story depicts one woman’s courage too avenge a child’s murder, while finding unexpected love.

“The Tarot Card Murders”

New Detective, and ex-navel man, twenty-six-year-old Nick Difozzio, returns to his small county determined too abolish crime. Not until death knocked on his door, did he know the face of evil. Will the decorated veteran destroy the Lycanthropes, or will he succumb to their murderess desires and become one of them? He took an oath too protect, honor, and uphold the law, but can he defy the lust, riches, and power offered, or are the ‘dark forces’ stronger than his will?

Excerpt from "To Solve His Mother's Murder"

Already en route to her place, Steven saw the first smoke, and knew Vivien was in trouble. Using his cell phone, he dialed 911 for the fire department and gunned his engine. Screaming into the stable’s driveway, he arrived just as the arsonist sped away on a dirt bike, but heard the sounds of screaming horses. Vivien and the horses took priority. Running to the nearby water trough, he dove in headfirst then raced inside the smoke-filled structure to meet Vivien limping toward him.

“Steven save the animals,” she begged, and passed out.

Once he had Vivien safely outside, he re-entered the building and, hooding them, ran out the horses. Inside one of the stalls, he found Willy, dead, killed by the arsonist. Then the wails of fire trucks, came over the hills.

Steven patted Vivien’s soiled and bruised face with cool water until she slowly opened her eyes, and whispered. “Hi.”

“Hi, to you, too, darling.” He tenderly kissed her forehead. “You really scared me.”

“Are the horses safe?” she asked.

“As safe as you are now,” he said, while the firemen worked on the fire.

Paramedics patched up Vivien before placing her on a stretcher and transporting her to the local hospital. “I’ll be there shortly, I promise,” he answered with a goodbye kiss.

Once she was on her way, Steven turned to the Fire Chief. “We know it’s arson, but Vivien didn’t recognize the intruder’s voice.”

“Who do you think set the blaze?” the Fire Chief asked. “We don’t have random arsons. You must suspect someone?”

“I’ll have you a list by the morning,” he replied, boarding his truck and hauling ass for the hospital.

On the way, he drove past a hole-in-the-wall beer joint. Parked outside was a bike exactly matching the pyromaniac’s ride. Making a quick U-turn on the gravel road, loud enough to be heard in the next county, he pulled into the parking lot, driving right over the bike. After jumping from the truck and admiring his handiwork, he gleefully said, “Yep. Flat as a pancake.”

When Steven entered the dark musty bar, he gained the attention of all seven patrons at once by shouting, “I’m looking for the son-of-a-bitch driving that piece-of-shit bike sitting outside.”

He met sullen silence. Slouching slowly across the sawdust covering the rickety floor, he eyed, in turn, each of the five men at length wondering. Was the creep who almost killed the woman I love, that toothless old grandpa slurping beer from a mug? Or was it the scrawny thirty-year-old with the dirty work boots?

Gradually, his eyes adjusted to the small room. He scanned the interior. Typical. Walls decorated with cheap, outdated neon beer signs and sleazy posters of big-breasted women perched suggestively on an assortment of bikes. To this assembly, Steven repeated, “I said, who owns that bike I just ran over?”

“I do,” yelled twenty-eight-year-old Heath Hopstetter. Coming out of his chair like a ground-to-air missile, he swung his beer bottle at Steven’s head.

Ducking, Steven returned the favor with a round-house punch to Heath’s big, soft and prominent stomach, knocking the wind out of the Pillsbury Dough Boy. Slowly, Heath sank to the filthy floor.

“Now, mister, we don’t want no trouble in here.” The worn-looking and plumb middle-aged barmaid said and held up her hands.

“This guy ain’t gonna be no trouble at all.” Steven jerked Heath to his feet and thumped him again. This time, his blow sent Heath into the antique jukebox, shattering glass. Nearby patrons grabbed their drinks and ducked.

REVIEWS FOR FLAGITIOUS

5 Stars PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD

Review: This anthology was wonderful. Each and every story was interesting and I read it in one day. Every story was different; the one thing they had in common was crime of one kind or another. I recommend this book, it was never boring.

Reviewer: Linda Tonis in January 2015

4.5 Stars MANIC READERS


Review: I would definitely say Flagitious is filled with suspense, intrigue and violent situations that will keep readers guessing until they turn the last page.

Reviewer: Fran in January 2015

Other books by JoAnne:

"WICKED INTENTIONS" a paranormal/mystery anthology

"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology

"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," a biography true-crime

“POEMS ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN”

"TWISTED LOVE," a true-crime anthology

“MURDER MOST FOUL,” a detective/mystery

Contact JoAnne:

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Facebook Profile Page: http://www.facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Buy links:

Amazon Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Flagitious-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00NOZCUPG/ref=sr_1_2_twi_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416876867&sr=8-2&keywords=flagitious

Paperback:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/flagitious/paperback/product-21812982.html

 


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04-05-2015 8:27:06 AM CST

Good morning and HAPPY, HAPPY EASTER everyone. Welcome to my blog and the fifth day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art, for all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my crime/mystery anthology, "Flagitious". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun, eat a lot of ham, and please browse around my website before moving on.

to follow other authors click here http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/03/fool-for-books-giveaway-hop.html

Blurbs for “Flagitious” a four crime/mystery anthology

“Too Solve His Mother’s Murder”

After his Air Force career was interrupted by his mother’s untimely murder, Steven Moore, returned home. Met with a cold reception of lies, secrets, and threats, he is determined too find Wanda’s killer, even at the cost of his own life. Was Wanda a victim of the legendary Hatchet Man? Was this loving and devoted mother killed because of her shady past, or for her inheritance? Between finding the truth and falling in love, Steven stops at nothing, too solve his mother’s murder.

“The Other Couple’s Child”

Charlotte had it all. A loving and devoted husband. Supportive family and friends, and a house full of beautiful children. Everything was perfect for this Super Mom, until a medical procedure turns her life upside down, and spirals into a child abduction case. Time is running out. Will police arrive in time to save Charlotte and the other couple’s child?

“3381 Market Street”

Katherine Sims, a young widow working for a brokerage firm in a small southeastern town, is tired of the excuses concerning Charlie’s absence. She knows something terrible must have happened to her favorite nephew with the sad blue-eyes. After exposing the killer, Katherine’s life is turned upside down and she finds herself fighting for her life. Filled with maniacal suspects, a Satanic Cult, and danger around each corner, this story depicts one woman’s courage too avenge a child’s murder, while finding unexpected love.

“The Tarot Card Murders”

New Detective, and ex-navel man, twenty-six-year-old Nick Difozzio, returns to his small county determined too abolish crime. Not until death knocked on his door, did he know the face of evil. Will the decorated veteran destroy the Lycanthropes, or will he succumb to their murderess desires and become one of them? He took an oath too protect, honor, and uphold the law, but can he defy the lust, riches, and power offered, or are the ‘dark forces’ stronger than his will?

Excerpt from “The Tarot Card Murders”

The Scene: Detective Nick Difozzio has been called to another bizarre murder scene, located in the abandoned industrial section of town.

An abrupt silence you could cut with a knife filled the room. Shape-shifters? said one from the group. You mean like a Yeti turns into a deer to avoid those who track it. Or the Lock Ness monster turns into a log.

After Ted and the others poked fun at his fantastic idea, Nick laid it out, Not exactly. But certain creatures are believed to have shape-shifting powers of one sort or another, and what other possibility is there to explain these bizarre murders?

Well, we could have a psychopath lurkin around. Or a nutty drifter or escaped convict, Ted said. But it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to understand that, if shape-shifters do exit, they would be very elusive creatures, nearly impossible to detect and capture. What does take a lot of imagination, is believing in shape-shifters.

Yeah, I guess youre right. Ill see ya tomorrow, Nick said. Once outside, he noticed the full moon, and wondered, who will die tonight? On reaching his vehicle, he discovered a surprise in his passenger seat.

Denise, whats going on? he asked via the drivers window.

With teeth white as snow, she said, Well, sugar, I was thinkin about the last time you were at my house. You remember, when you cabbaged my safe contents so foolishly?

With a chuckle, he nodded. Honey, the only foolish thing I did that night was fail to realize the money in the safe was counterfeit. But I bet its all gone now.

And I bet youre right, she smiled. Just then, Denise partner in crime, twenty-two-year-old Wendy Goss zapped the lawman with a stun gun from behind, dropping him like a hot potato.

Jumping from the vehicle, Denise removed Nicks gun and cell phone, placing them under the seat. Afterward, both women placed him in the backseat. Getting behind the steering wheel of Nicks car, Denise drove his Mustang, while Wendy followed in her Firebird.

Halfway to the destination spot, Nick regained consciousness. With his gun gone, he played dead, hoping to find the gangs hangout. Soon both vehicles stopped. Denise exited the Ford then helped Wendy search the Firebirds trunk, for items needed for Nicks demise.

Someone better keep an eye on the cop, Wendy said.

Dont worry, that pigs out cold, Denise said, finding rope. Peering out the back window, Nick realized he was on an abandoned farm. Searching for landmarks, he memorized a foreclosure sign reading Stonewall Realty.

Uncertain if the girls were armed, Nick made the decision to strike now or never. Disabling his cars dome light, he cautiously retreated from the backseat. As quiet as a mouse, he snuck up on the chattering women foraging for items to gag and bind him.

As soon as the murdering beauties were finished gathering their supplies, Denise slammed the trunk shut. Immediately Nick punched her between her baby blues, knocking her to the ground before turning on Wendy.

Struggling with the yellow-haired lady, who, like her partner, was trained in Judo, Nick swapped blows with the tall slender gal and encountered a high degree of skill. Then, recovering, Denise attacked him from behind with a blow to his ribs, bringing him to his knees. Both women struck like tigers from all sides.

Doing his best to avoid their most deadly kicks, Nick used every device not nailed down as a weapon against the feisty felines. First, his leather belt with the sterling silver buckle, then, a stray piece of firewood left behind by the homeowners. Across the parking area, the trio fought. Nick matched his street skills against the trained martial artists as each one fought for their own reasons.

The gallant cop battled for his life and self-respect, while the women fought for control over the detective representing the authority they loathed. Or perhaps, Denise and Wendys desire for domination extended to include the entire county, not just the town, thought Nick. Whatever the reason, theyre formidable.

Bruised and bleeding, the women fought until Nick broke Wendys arm. Seizing the opportunity to get away, she escaped in her vehicle leaving her comrade helpless and easily overpowered.

Get off me, you bastard! Denise screamed as Nick slammed her to the ground, cuffing her.

Youre under arrest. Wiping the blood from his lip, he threw her into his vehicle then drove to the local hospital. On the way there, Nick phoned headquarters, I got one of the blood members. Were on our way to the ER.

Author Bio:

JoAnne has been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of her life. Besides having seven novels under her belt, JoAnne canvas paints. When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, JoAnne spends time with relatives, and volunteers her time within the community. JoAnne is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. JoAnne believes in family values and following your dreams. Her original canvas paintings, can be found at: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

 

REVIEWS FOR FLAGITIOUS

1st Review

PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD

5 Stars

Review: This anthology was wonderful. Each and every story was interesting and I read it in one day. Every story was different; the one thing they had in common was crime of one kind or another. I recommend this book, it was never boring.

Reviewer: Linda Tonis in January 2015

2nd Review

MANIC READERS

4.5 Stars

Review: I would definitely say Flagitious is filled with suspense, intrigue and violent situations that will keep readers guessing until they turn the last page.

Reviewer: Fran in January 2015

Other books by JoAnne:

"WICKED INTENTIONS" a paranormal/mystery anthology

"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology

"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," a biography true-crime

“POEMS ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN”

"TWISTED LOVE," a true-crime anthology

“MURDER MOST FOUL,” a detective/mystery

Contact JoAnne:

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Facebook Profile Page: http://www.facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Buy links:

Amazon Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Flagitious-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00NOZCUPG/ref=sr_1_2_twi_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416876867&sr=8-2&keywords=flagitious

Paperback:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/flagitious/paperback/product-21812982.html


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04-04-2015 6:44:49 PM CST

Good afternoon wonderful people. Welcome to my blog and the fourth day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art. Here you will find all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my detective/mystery, "Murder Most Foul". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun and please browse around my website before moving on.

to follow other authors click here http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/03/fool-for-books-giveaway-hop.html

Author News: Murder Most Foul is being transformed into a screenplay so that I may offer it to production companies for a film project. Wish me luck.

Blurb: When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.

The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. How far will these lover’s go to solve this heinous crime before anymore killings. Determined to find the truth, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.

Excerpt:   Harmon, getting deeper into the local act, contacted Deputy Michael Downs, who found the victim's limbs. Years earlier, Downs had busted Terry for growing marijuana. Evicted by his landlord, Terry lived in his vehicle as he did at the animal zoo. Downs enhanced his undercover appearance by dressing as a hobo. Rummaging trashcans for scraps, he gave a convincing performance.

At midnight, the two professionals met in an abandoned cemetery, southeast of Pleasant Valley. Here, once an area of brick manufacturers, they were surrounded by distinctive buildings, made of a tan, “decorative and functional” brick that professors from Ohio University dubbed “sewer-pipe-Gothic.”

Harmon turned onto the narrow graveled, uphill road, reached the top and exited his vehicle. Surveying the area, he soon spotted the iron fence surrounding the grave of “Victoria,” a wild, black-haired young woman accused of witchcraft in 1798. Legend said she was bound and gagged by the villagers, tied to a wooden chair, and repeatedly dunked. Failing to drown, they labeled her “a witch,” doused her with whale oil, then burned her alive.

Waiting, Harmon soon saw headlights. “Thanks for meeting me, Deputy,” Harmon said, shaking hands.

“My assignment was to recover evidence from the crime scene and locate witnesses,” Downs explained, adjusting his wig.

Offering cigarettes, Harmon asked, “Any luck with witnesses?”

“Yes! A teenager named Chuck Bloom agreed to meet me at the cornfield to point out the location where he saw two individuals–matchin' the descriptions of Lorena and Shaun–havin' sex. When Malloy and Thomas learned of Bloom, they beat me to the cornfield and sent him home. I was really angry about their cancelin' an appointment with a potential witness, and I told ‘em so. They have interfered with the James's case from the start. Each time the investigation leads away from James, Thomas and Malloy cut it off and freeze out any theory provin' Vernon James innocent.”

“Do you think Thomas and Malloy are railroading Vernon James?” Harmon asked.

“Absolutely! And Chuck Bloom's statement should be pursued in depth since he described the couple in detail. The girl had sandy- blonde hair and the boy was a light-skinned black. Also, he drew a map showin' the site in the cornfield where these two people were having sex. Also, Bloom wrote the statement himself. He did not recite it to an officer.”

“Thanks! You really clarified things,” Harmon said.

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page29

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Buy Links:

www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/MMF.html

Lulu Paperback:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/murder-most-foul/paperback/product-21183493.html

Barnes & Noble Paperback:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/murder-most-foul-joanne-myers/1102906264?ean=9781612357201


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04-04-2015 2:51:06 PM CST

Good afternoon wonderful people. Welcome to my blog and the fourth day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art. Here you will find all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my detective/mystery, "Murder Most Foul". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun and please browse around my website before moving on.

to follow other authors click here http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/03/fool-for-books-giveaway-hop.html

Author News: Murder Most Foul is being transformed into a screenplay so that I may offer it to production companies for a film project. Wish me luck.

Blurb: When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.

The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. How far will these lover’s go to solve this heinous crime before anymore killings. Determined to find the truth, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.

Setting: Agent Harmon is conversing with the coroner who preformed the autopsies.

Excerpt: “Both had large crosses cut into their torsos and three small wounds between the cross's angles. The body of the male was very hacked up, even mutilated, in a sloppy, unprofessional manner. But the female was dismembered with the skill of a surgeon.”

“Do you believe the killer is employed in the medical field?”

“Perhaps! Or he's a professional butcher.”

“Am I looking for one killer or two?”

“It's difficult to tell. If one man committed both murders, it was during a great rage...it must be someone with something very personal against one, or both of the victims.”

“Some believe the victims were killed and dismembered at the home of Vernon James, but I believe everything took place in the cornfield, based on the gunshots heard by several citizens.”

“Due to the recent rains, the small amount of blood found at the scene, and the torsos' deteriorated condition after being immersed in the river for several days, there's no way I can say where the victims were killed and dismembered.”

“Thank you,” Harmon said, shaking hands with doctor.

Reaching his vehicle, Harmon found several bloody strands of hair stuck to his windshield. He called the sheriff. Sheriff Brown came rapidly, with another officer. Inserting a fresh stick of gum into his big mouth, the sheriff instructed his man to remove the gore from the vehicle, then, frowning, asked, “Ain't you out of your jurisdiction, Special Agent Harmon?”

“Not at all. Not after what has happened. But I thought it better if I didn't announce my arrival ahead of time.” Grinning, Harmon added, “Have you seen your cousin, Terry Jenkins, lately?”

Caught off-guard by Harmon's knowledge that Terry and he were related, Brown said, “I ain't Terry's keeper, and there's no evidence linkin' him to the murders or this practical joke.”

“Practical joke?” The sheriff's stupid remark angered Harmon. “I suppose you call a car-bombing and a human tongue practical jokes as well! I'll bet any money that hair matches the dead girl's, and when I solve this case, I'm the only one who's going to be laughing.” Jumping into his car, Harmon drove to the nearest carwash.

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page29

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Buy Links:

www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/MMF.html

Lulu Paperback:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/murder-most-foul/paperback/product-21183493.html

Barnes & Noble Paperback:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/murder-most-foul-joanne-myers/1102906264?ean=9781612357201


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04-04-2015 5:12:42 AM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to my blog and the fourth day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. Here at my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, you will find my books and canvas art. Here you will find all your reading and home decor' needs. Today I will be posting about my detective/mystery, "Murder Most Foul". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun and please browse around my website before moving on.

to follow other authors click here http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/03/fool-for-books-giveaway-hop.html

Author News: Murder Most Foul is being transformed into a screenplay so that I may offer it to production companies for a film project. Wish me luck.

Blurb:   When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.

The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. How far will these lover’s go to solve this heinous crime before anymore killings. Determined to find the truth, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.

Excerpt: Terry Jenkins's employers at the animal park and petting zoo, believed he fit the shoes of the killer, and grew leery. Intentionally intoxicating him at their home, Jane and Dan Frey directed the conversation around to what, if anything, Terry knew about the homicides.

“Oh, yeah, I knew Lorena James,” Terry bragged, drunkenly. “I met her at the Fall Festival. Her and Shaun Weland got whacked with a .22 in the cornfield near the burger place.”

Alarmed by Terry's knowledge of unpublished facts, the middle-aged couple immediately conveyed their fears to Agent Walker Harmon, who assured them he had other alerts too and would arrive soon.

The next day, Harmon drove directly to Jane’s home, locating her and Terry feeding the animals. The two of them strolled along with Terry, while Harmon questioned him about his relationship with the victims.

Terry chose his words carefully, but lied, “No, I didn't know the dead girl until I saw her picture in the paper.”

“Now, Terry, I know you and Lorena James had a tryst. Did you ever take Lorena into the cornfield for some hanky panky?”

“No, sir! I only know Lorena's daddy, Vernon James. We sometimes fish together, but I barely knew Lorena. Heard she got around a lot though,” he said, head down, tossing food in a trough.

Reviews for “Murder Most Foul”

1. 5 ***** BTS Magazine-December 2013 Issue 17- Reviewer Marie Haney

Review: The author recreates the scenes with dramatic fashion, adding characters that are so realistic; it feels like you're living the moment right along with them. She is a wonderful storyteller, paying attention to every intricate detail and leaving you hanging onto every word. If you're a fan of crime thrillers, this book will definitely not disappoint!

2. Goodreads author James gives "Murder Most Foul" 5***** on March 2013

Review: What can I say about this book? I absolutely loved it. It is one of those books that when you start it is very hard to put down. Everything is very descriptive and exciting it will always keep your interest peaked for more. Maybe the only way it could be better for me is reading it aloud to others around a campfire. It is a wonderfull read. Well done JoAnne Myers, well done.

3. Goodreads author Emily Capeles gives "Murder Most Foul" 4 **** on June 2013

Other books by JoAnne:

"WICKED INTENTIONS" a paranormal/mystery anthology

"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology

"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," a biography true-crime

“POEMS ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN”

"TWISTED LOVE," a true-crime anthology

“FLAGITIOUS,” a crime/mystery anthology

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page29

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Buy Links:

www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/MMF.html

Lulu Paperback:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/murder-most-foul/paperback/product-21183493.html

Barnes & Noble Paperback:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/murder-most-foul-joanne-myers/1102906264?ean=9781612357201

 


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04-03-2015 7:59:45 PM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to the third day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. This is my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, where I showcase my books and canvas art. Here you will find all your reading and home decor' needs. I am a cross genre author of 7 awesome books. I am pleased to be a part of this great and worthwhile hop. Today I will be posting about my paranormal anthology, "Wicked Intentions". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun and please browse around my website before moving on.

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Blurbs for “Wicked Intentions” 7 bone chilling paranormal tales

The Apartment

Blurb:  When young newlyweds Bill and Gayle move into their new apartment, their lives are plagued with sightings of evil ghosts that threaten their marriage and lives.

Excerpt: Gayle could not concentrate on her studies the entire day. She skipped her last two classes and spent the remainder of the afternoon in the park. The store owner’s peculiar and hostile behavior toward her from the previous day stayed with her. What did the woman mean when she said no one lives in that apartment for long? Did the previous tenants experience strange unexplained occurrences also? Gayle believed something about the apartment was making her and Bill temperamental. But that was impossible. Or was it? Strange footsteps when no one was around. Laughter that seemed to come from the walls. Objects getting mislaid then popping up in bizarre places. Windows that wouldn’t open. She made up her mind to discuss her feelings with Bill that night.

Bill was also having a hard time within the apartment. While trying to enjoy his day off, he sat under the reading light with the newest Keens novel. Suddenly he felt the temperature in the room drop so dramatically that he saw his breath. He laid down the book and walked to the nearby thermostat. “The AC is where it should be,” he said just before the sound of sobbing echoed faintly near him. He whirled around, believing someone was present. He looked at the front door, but it was locked from the inside. Then the sobbing resumed. “Who’s in here?” he called out while reaching for a bronze stature that sat on an end table. Protection if need be. Clutching the object tightly, he proceeded down the hall, which was also eerily cold like the front room. “Hello, is someone here?”

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Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

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Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

 

 


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04-03-2015 3:12:35 PM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to the third day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. This is my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, where I showcase my books and canvas art. Here you will find all your reading and home decor' needs. I am a cross genre author of 7 awesome books. I am pleased to be a part of this great and worthwhile hop. Today I will be posting about my paranormal anthology, "Wicked Intentions". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun and please browse around my website before moving on.

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Blurbs for “Wicked Intentions” 7 bone chilling paranormal tales

Dark Visions

Blurb:  When Carrie Reynold’s starts having nightmares on her twenty-sixth birthday, she believes her “dark visions” can solve the twenty year disappearance of her father.

Excerpt: Waking from a nightmare was not the ideal beginning for twenty-six-year-old Carrie Reynolds’ birthday. At least, it was not what she had hoped for. “What the hell was that all about?” she asked herself as she climbed out of her sleigh-like bed. She ambled to her vanity and examined her peaches-and-cream complexion in the tall mirror. “I look like a raccoon or hung-over from a drunken binge,” she whispered, concerned about the dark rings around her blood shot eyes. She quit primping to enter her adjoining bathroom and begin her morning ablutions, ending with a long, invigorating shower. Twenty minutes later, she was drying off when the telephone rang.

“Hello,” she answered cautiously, her voice barely rejuvenated by the hot water.

“Happy birthday, baby girl.”

“Thank you, Mom. How are you?”

“I’m great, but you sound tired.”

“I just had the strangest dream. More like a full-blown nightmare.”

“Oh, really! That is strange. What was it about?”

“It was about people yelling at each other, I think…and a loud noise—I think it was some kind of an explosion—then I woke up.”

“Did you get drunk last night?” her mother asked with a chuckle.

“Mom! You know I don’t drink liquor.”

“But you had Italian food and wine for dinner. Spicy food and alcohol…”

“No, Mom, that wasn’t it. It was nothing, I guess…but it seemed so real.” Carrie shook off the bizarre incident to ask, “So…who’ll be coming to my surprise party tonight?”

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

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Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Buy Links:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=wicked+intentions&categoryId=100501

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04-03-2015 9:54:14 AM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to the third day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. This is my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, where I showcase my books and canvas art. Here you will find all your reading and home decor' needs. I am a cross genre author of 7 awesome books. I am pleased to be a part of this great and worthwhile hop. Today I will be posting about my paranormal anthology, "Wicked Intentions". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun and please browse around my website before moving on.

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Blurbs for “Wicked Intentions” 7 bone chilling paranormal tales

BLOOD TIES

Blurb: After the mysterious disappearance of twenty-six year old wife and mother Lisa Smalley, her twin, Audra Roper, begins having dark and disturbing visions of Lisa’s disappearance. Trying to survive while looking for Lisa, Audra’s life becomes a roller coaster of risks, heartbreak, and intrigue.

Excerpt:  Audra floored her car in an attempt to outrun the other vehicle, but could not escape the devil car ramming her. Around the narrow and winding road they raced. Audra drove at break neck speed, terrified she would be forced through the railing and over the embankment. She knew the road well, unlike drivers unfamiliar to the vicinity who suffered terrifying deaths. Their broken and decayed bodies went undiscovered for weeks. She prayed not to join them tonight. “Please God, help me. Please, someone.” Suddenly Lisa’s image appeared in the middle of the road. “Lisa!” screamed Audra, swerving to avoid hitting the figure. Her bushwhacker was less fortunate, losing control before rolling down the embankment. Audra screeched to a stop and jumped from her car, racing back to the spot where she saw her sister. “Lisa! Where are you?” she shouted, searching the darkness. With only a few stars for light Audra was devastated when she was unable to locate Lisa. “Please, Lisa,” she called out. “Don’t do this. Please come out…come home. We all love and miss you.” Getting no response, she reluctantly returned to her car and using her cell phone notified police of the incident. They responded within minutes, and after filing a report, she returned home.

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Facebook Profile Page: http://www.facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Buy Links:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=wicked+intentions&categoryId=100501

http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Intentions-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00GNRUF40/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384531716&sr=1-1&keywords=wicked+intentions+myers

 


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04-03-2015 6:59:39 AM CST

Good morning friends, welcome to the third day of the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop. This is my Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog, where I showcase my books and canvas art. Here you will find all your reading and home decor' needs. I am a cross genre author of 7 awesome books. I am pleased to be a part of this great and worthwhile hop. Today I will be posting about my paranormal anthology, "Wicked Intentions". As always, I will be awarding one book per day of this hop, so please do comment. Have fun and please browse around my website before moving on.

to follow other authors click here http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/03/fool-for-books-giveaway-hop.html

Blurbs for “Wicked Intentions” 7 bone chilling paranormal tales

BLOOD TIES

After the mysterious disappearance of twenty-six year old wife and mother Lisa Smalley, her twin, Audra Roper, begins having dark and disturbing visions of Lisa’s disappearance. Trying to survive while looking for Lisa, Audra’s life becomes a roller coaster of risks, heartbreak, and intrigue.

THE HAUNTING OF BARB MARIE

Even as a child, Barb Marie saw dead people. This took an unhealthy toil on her throughout her childhood and young adulthood.

SUMMER WIND

When twenty-nine year old Ginger discovers the old mansion Summer Wind, she is mysteriously drawn to it. . Immediately, the haunting’s have a negative and profound effect on the family.

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES-laying the Norfolk ghost to rest

Solving the brutal murder of American born Ruthie Geil becomes a gauntlet of attacks and more murders for Federal Police Inspector Ian Christian. Between the victims family, ex-lovers, and ghostly occurrences on Norfolk Island, the killer is closer than anyone realizes.

THE LEGEND OF LAKE MANOR

For the young psychic Cassandra Lopez, coming to the infamous and haunted mansion Lake Manor, was more like a mission.

THE APARTMENT

When young newlyweds Bill and Gayle move into their new apartment, their lives are plagued with sightings of evil ghosts that threaten their marriage and lives.

DARK VISIONS

When Carrie Reynold’s starts having nightmares on her twenty-sixth birthday, she believes her “dark visions” can solve the twenty year disappearance of her father.

Excerpt from “Dark Visions”

Carrie examined the meds. “Mom, these are really strong. Should you be mixing them with your heart medication?” Carrie pushed them back toward her mother, reluctant to consume any un-prescribed medication. But her mother refused to take them back.

“I’ll be fine, dear. I gotta go. Don’t be late for church.”

“I won’t.” Carrie waved and walked on toward her home. After settling Mitzi down for the night, she enjoyed a hot aromatic bath, then sank into her queen-sized bed hoping for peaceful and undisturbed slumber. The pills her mother had given her sat on her bedroom night stand. As she lay in bed, she contemplated taking them. Perhaps her nightmare was a fluke and would never happen again. She decided against the sleeping aids and turned off the light.

Three hours later, she bolted upright, covered in sweat. The same frightening and unclear nightmare had returned…in spades. She immediately called Mark, “I’m sorry to wake you, but…”

“You had the same bad dream?”

“Yes! What do you think it means?”

“I don’t know, but I’m coming over.”

“I’ll meet ya downstairs.”

A few minutes later she met him at the door. “Thanks for coming over at this hour.”

“Let’s sit.” They moved to the couch. Over a glass of wine, Mark probed into Carrie’s subconscious. He ended up saying, “There’s got to be more to these nightmares than insomnia or eating something that disagreed with you.”

“What makes no sense to me is that I’ve never had a bad dream until I turned twenty-six.”

Mark thought about her statement. “Maybe there’s a connection—your age.”

“My age? What does that mean?”

“At your party, one of your relatives told me your father disappeared when he was twenty-six years old.”

Carrie remained momentarily silent. “That’s right! My father deserted me and Mother on his twenty-sixth birthday. It’s been so long I’d forgotten much of what she told me.” She buried her face in her hands. “This is too creepy. What do you think it means?”

“I don’t know, but I know someone who may be able to answer our questions. Have you ever been hypnotized?”

She was shocked. “Are you serious?”

“There’ve been many major breakthroughs in hypnotic sessions designed to restore one’s memory.”

“I’m religious. My mother is religious. Our church does not approve of anything artificial or connected to psychics or voodoo or…”

“Hypnotism is not black magic. It’s very much the opposite. It’s approved by the medics.”

Carrie was confused. “But what will people think if they find out I went to a shrink?” She paced the floor on the verge of tears.

He took her trembling hands in his. “No one need ever find out. These sessions are completely confidential. The doctor will even come here if you like.”

“He will?”

“Yes. I really believe this procedure will help bring your dark visions into the light.”

Mark’s gentle touch and comforting words convinced Carrie she would be right in talking to a counselor. She agreed to seek professional help.

“You won’t regret your decision,” he said, and kissed her with his full-blown passion, showing the depth and breadth of his caring. “I know exactly what you need right now.” Carrying her into the bedroom they tore at each other’s clothes until they melted as one onto her mattress and became true lovers.

Reviews:

1. 5*****Review for Wicked Intentions- A paranormal anthology

Reviewed May 2014 by Linda Tonis Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

REVIEW: This was a very interesting collection of short stories and all had a touch of the paranormal. Overall, this is a book well worth reading.

2. 4**** Review by author Tenaya Jacob in 2015

Review: Good ghoulish bedtime stories. Wicked Intentions is a collection of short mysterious tales about love gone wrong and restless souls of the spirit world trespassing in the land of the living. Interesting stories to keep you up at night reading.

Author Bio:

JoAnne has been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of her life. Besides having several novels under her belt, JoAnne canvas paints. When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, JoAnne spends time with relatives, and volunteers her time within the community. JoAnne is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. JoAnne believes in family values and following your dreams. JoAnne’s original canvas paintings, can be found at: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Facebook Profile Page: http://www.facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

JoAnne’s Blogs:

Books and Paintings by JoAnne Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

JoAnne’s WordPress Blog:

http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Buy Links:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=wicked+intentions&categoryId=100501

http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Intentions-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00GNRUF40/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384531716&sr=1-1&keywords=wicked+intentions+myers


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