Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Respect

Isn't it telling that the Democratic Party is honoring Senator McCain instead of his own? He may have crossed the aisle a few times--McCain/Feingold most famously--but he has always been a hardcore Republican and conservative. He's also been what I consider a hawk and a war monger. Let us not forget the "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran" ditty he sang at one of his campaign rallies during the 2008 election to the tune of a Beach Boys' song. And he brought Sarah Palin into the National spotlight, which was downright criminal, IMHO.

But he was also a Vietnam veteran, a former POW--vilified by our current POTUS, Cadet Bonespurs. He has served his country honorably in the US Senate for DECADES, and did so with honor and selflessness. I don't recall any big scandals from his office--only dedication and hard work. 

His own party has turned on him, because he remained loyal to his country and the Constitution. As a tortured POW in Vietnam, he rightfully and vigorously opposed GW and Cheney regarding the use of torture at Guantanamo after 9/11. He stood up against #45 when he attempted to take medical care away from millions of Americans by dismantling the Affordable Care Act without a viable replacement.

You may recall that Senator Robert Dole behaved in a similar manner toward the end of his career, and went to the Senate floor in a wheelchair to plead cooperation between parties. He was ignored by his own. 

The far right leaning of the inhumane Christian Taliban, Russian backed GOP has become the American Fascist Party. I don't know what else to think of it. They don't even respect their own elder statesmen. 

That disgusts me.

So the Democratic Party steps forward, crosses the aisle, and honors the elder GOP statesmen the reThuglicans have turned their backs on. It isn't because those elder statesmen became Democrats or worked with our party. It's because they served their nation honorably and deserve our respect.

This is one of the major--MAJOR--differences between our parties. Michelle Obama put it best. She said, "When they go low, we go high." 

Here we go again. We snowflakes, liberals, progressives and Democrats will honor even the Republicans who served our country. 

We have hearts, thinking minds, class, a good sense of right and wrong--sigh--and believe in the principles our Forefathers established for our nation. Let us honor those for Senator John McCain and all those who serve our country well, regardless of their party affiliation. 

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#voteblue2018  #McCain

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Time-Travel with Me!

I have 3 new time travel reissues with HOT new covers. I hope you enjoy them. ALMOST AN ANGEL coming shortly.

A MOMENT IN TIME





A bad hair day? Or the adventure of a lifetime…? Abandoned in a Rocky Mountain cabin, hairdresser Jackie Clarke wonders if a bad hair day can get any worse after smooth-talking lover Blade makes off with her car, her cash and her dignity. Her answer comes when a blizzard strands her in a ghost town, then a blazing inferno and a lewd painting thrust her back to 1891, where she is mistaken for famous saloon singer, Lolita Belle. Cole Morrison is a single father and reluctant gold-miner-turned-kidnapper. Desperation forces him into the battle between warring mining town saloons over Lolita Belle. Why does anyone want that sassy redhead anyway? She can't carry a tune, but Lolita-who-calls-herself-Jackie may be the answer to all his dreams…. Is Jackie still having a bad hair day…? Or is this miner with a heart of gold the spa treatment of a lifetime…?
https://books2read.com/u/47ZdDR    for all the digital links.

Print edition here:  
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1725622173/

ANOTHER DAWN




Another Dawn he was never meant to see…. Thrust into the past moments before his execution, Luke Nolan finds himself living a new life in the 19th century town of Redemption, Colorado. In love with a woman he dare not embrace, he runs from a future he cannot reconcile. Will love betray his secrets? Is there hope for the passion he feels for Sofie? Will she believe in his innocence? As the clock ticks, Luke discovers they are not alone. Haunted and hunted by the future, will their love survive to see another dawn...?
https://books2read.com/u/meALzg  for all digital links.

Print edition here:  
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1725880342 

SOME LIKE IT HOTTER


A man out of time. A woman out of options.

Natchez detective Mike Laferty will do anything to undo his brother-in-law's murder. A man named Slick offers him a deal he can't refuse—go back to June 19th, the day before the killing. Mike strikes the deal and wakes up on June 19th gazing down the barrel of an antique gun held by Abigail Kingsley, who confirms it is June 19th, but the year is 1865. Now Mike must prevent the murder from over a century in the past, while being taunted by a shape-shifting Slick. The devil may own his soul, but Abigail stakes a powerful claim on his aching heart. Will her darkest secret be his ultimate undoing…?

"Dirty Harry" meets "Scarlett O'Hara" and there's Hell to pay….

https://books2read.com/b/4AYaKK  for all digital links.


Happy reading!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Fun new interview at The Heroine's Journey you might enjoy. :)

https://theheroinejourney2016.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/the-heroines-journey-of-deb-stover/

Hope you're all having a wonderful Autumn and getting ready for Thanksgiving. It's my favorite time of year. :)

Happy reading!

Love,
Deb


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Be Nice


I grow weary of seeing the term "Islamist" placed as a modifier before the noun "terrorist," while white supremacists in our country commit more terrorist acts against Americans in the name of whatever faith they claim at the time. And the same so-called Christian blogger who wrote the article that ticked me off today also lumped "homosexuals" and "pornographers" together in the same sentence. Ignorance abounds. 
We're better than this. It's the 21st Century, people. Open your hearts, your minds and allow knowledge, science, real news and information to enlighten you to REALITY. 
Bad people do bad things. They are not all of the same faith. They are not all the same color, gender, or sexual persuasion. They are not all from the same part of the world. Terrorists share one common deneominator: Hate.
White supremacists and right wing extremists in the United States of America are gifted and talented in the Hate department. 
Be nice.

Love, Deb

"There's room for everyone in this world, if everyone makes some room." 



Saturday, October 22, 2016

What Would Jesus Do?

I find it deeply disturbing that so many devout "Christians" have expressed support for Donald Trump. I actually saw someone quote an article that referred to Trump as "Chosen by God." 
Seriously? A man who has expressed racism, extreme disrespect for women, literally stolen money from working people by refusing to pay them for honest work, told lie after lie after lie (proven!!!!), loves himself more than his neighbor his family or anyone else, created Trump University for the purpose of stealing from students--the list is endless. 
Furthermore, if elected, he will give to the rich and steal from the poor by furthering the GOP platform, which one of these "Christians" referred to as "Biblical." Honestly... 
Let's examine that with this quote from christianleft.org: Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, Professor of English at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, put it this way in her article “A Voice from the Christian Left.” 
“Many on the Christian Right are fond of posing the question WWJD?-- What would Jesus do? I’d like to remind them what Jesus DID do: He cared for the poor. He did not condemn the woman caught in adultery. He prayed alone. He commanded us to love our enemies. He preached peace. He ate, drank, and lived with ‘tax collectors and sinners’ -- the lowlifes and outcasts of his day, while reserving his condemnation for the religious leaders who, from a place of privilege, imposed their legalism and literalism on the people they were responsible for leading. He told his disciples not to oppose the healing work of those outside the ranks of his followers. And again and again he reminded us to care for the poor. (That moral issue gets more air time than any other in the gospels: 1 verse in 9.) If Christians concerned about how to respond to the grave global issues facing us all were to reread the Gospels for guidance, I think we’d find some pretty clear indications there about what Jesus would do ... and what he wouldn’t. (One of the few bumper stickers I’ve been tempted to affix to my still undecorated car in recent months reads ‘Who would Jesus bomb?’) 
Whatever Jesus would do, given what he did do, and has promised he will do, I don’t think it looks much like what the insulated, self-congratulatory Fox News fans on the ‘Christian Right’ are doing.” 
End of quote. 
In a nutshell, the Jesus I learned about in Sunday School taught us to heal the sick, feed the poor, house the homeless, and that the meek shall inherit the Earth, etc. He taught social justice and inclusiveness--not divisiveness. He was a teacher, so he obviously believed in education. Oh, and he was a tradesman, too--a carpenter--so he supported labor.
The Republican Party wants to privatize Social Security, which means taking this EARNED BENEFIT--it is not an entitlement--and put it into the hands of greedy Wall Street gamblers. Anything for a profit. Just look what privatization of prisons did for that system!
Some things should not be privatized!!!! Our medical care is inefficient and overpriced BECAUSE it is privatized. We need universal public healthcare for all. Remove greed and profit.
Police, military, education, fire protection, etc., should never be privatized, nor should Social Security, VA or Medicare.
The "Christian" right voter is a single issue voter. IMHO, in order to stack the SCOTUS against Roe v Wade, they are willing to throw this entire nation under the bus. To hell with peace, healthcare, the elderly, the disabled and everybody else. To hell with Planet Earth, too, because that's what your blessed Trump plans--to eliminate all regulations from the EPA that have reversed the horrible pollution of the 1960s, and just MIGHT save our planet from extinction.
Seriously...? One issue? Throw away everything for your so-called "right-to-life?" Oh, but it's only life until birth the GOP way. As long as they don't have to feed, clothe, educate or house that child after they force it into this world. Let's not forget that....
Trump is NOT chosen by God. Jesus would NOT vote for him. 
Jesus would be a member of today's Democratic Party and he would vote Blue. And he would have voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary, but he would stand with Hillary in the general election to protect the Poor, the Sick, the Disabled, the Homeless, etc.
And so will I. So should anyone else who has the nerve to call themselves a "Christian...."


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jo Beverley

I have so many special memories of Jo Beverley going back decades to before I sold my first book. Her bright laugh, her smile, her wit and warmth, but also her deadpan British humor and endless generosity. Jo had a big heart and was a true mentor to other writers. For a while back in the '90s, she, Rosalyn Rutledge Alsobrook and I were in a critique group together on GEnie. I definitely received more than I gave in that group! Jo treated me like a peer, though she was a goddess and I a neophyte whose first book was still wet behind the title page.

One of my fondest memories of Jo is from one of our early RomEx parties (Romance Writers tend to party at writers' conferences--what can I say?), when she and I went on a quest for a corkscrew. There didn't seem to be such a beast in this particular hotel. I don't recall where we were, but it wasn't the sort of place where we could call the hotel kitchen and ask for one. smile emoticon We eventually tracked one down and to this day, that corkscrew still resides in my travel makeup bag, so it's always available. Afterward, at conferences, Debster--Jo gave me that name, BTW--could always be depended on to have a mending kit and a corkscrew.

And her books... What to say? We will have them forever--her incredible characters (Rothgar!), compelling plots and prose. It saddens me to know there will be no more from her gifted mind, but we have at least 40 to cherish forever.

May your journey be paved with dreams come true, sprinkled with fairy dust, and give you the time writers always crave to read all the books we never have time to.

RIP, dear friend.

Love, Debster




Jo Beverley

Jo Beverley wearing her famous "I Don't Remember Your Name Either" 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Why Pay for E-Books?

Why Pay for E-Books? 

http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/for-readers/author-stories/


Happy reading!

Love,
~Deb

Thursday, January 21, 2016

America | Bernie Sanders