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The Spirit Within by Shonna Brannon

The Spirit Within
by Shonna Brannon
ISBN: 978-1-60088-130-5

Alyssa Carrington's spirit must search out the man who tried to kill her before her body’s taken off life support and she moves on to the other side.

Sam Carson’s a detective whose sister was murdered the night Alyssa was attacked. When he hears a voice claiming to be the spirit of Alyssa, he thinks he’s going crazy. Can he go against the rules and track down his sister’s killer and get Alyssa back in her body or will his feelings for her spirit get in the way and send her to the other side, making him lose his chance with her forever.
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My Thirteen Monkisms

My Thirteen Monkisms
Can you tell that I've been "renting" old Monk episodes on Netflix?
I don’t like to touch public door knobs. I often carry wipes.

When people hold up possibly spoiled food to me and ask, "Does this smell all right to you?" I turn down the opportunity to inhale germs and mold. (I can’t recall seeing this joke on Monk yet, but I think they should use it.)

Just because corporate America categorizes toothbrush holders as bathroom decor doesn’t mean I have to decorate my bathroom with my toothbrush. House guests often ask me ... why do you brush your teeth in the kitchen?

Even before Monk was invented, I once tried to dip my toothbrush in boiling water to sterilize it. All the bristles melted out of their little sockets and warped in odd directions. Can’t believe everything you see on television. Boiling water and toothbrushes don’t mesh well.

I won’t put my lips on a clarinet someone else sucked on either. (Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger episode r…

Researching Ireland on the WWW

Below is a list of links about researching Ireland on the WWW, as well as some authors that write romance set in Ireland, and books that are set on the Emerald Isle. If you'd like to exchange links or add anything to this list,
write me at annalee @

~ Annalee Blysse

General Resources


Heritage of Ireland

The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government’s Heritage of Ireland website is full of information on historic sites, parks and other cultural information. I chose the English setting, but the website is published in multiple languages.


Killarney National Park

A few of the sunset photos are incredible. The photos pages are worth taking a lot at. On this page you’ll find links to all six national parks.

· Killarney National Park
· Burren National Park
· Connemara National Park
· Glenveagh National Park
· Mayo National Park - NEW
· Wicklow Mountains National Park


Dragonfly Ireland

Mermaid Dreams 12 Note Cards by Sheila Wolk

Mermaid Dreams Note Cards
by Sheila Wolk

Cards are: Dreamkeeper, 100 Tears, Eternity, and Elan Vital In Lily Wood

Collectable Mermaid Note Card Sets in a Decorative Tin with a Picture Frame Lid that holds any standard 4x6 Photo. Acrylic window pocket holds and protects the image.

12 Cards and Envelopes, 4 different designs and 3 cards of each design. The cards measure 4 x 6 inches. The inside of the cards are shadow images of the outside design that will add interest and enhance your message. The envelopes have one design that compliments the 12 cards. They are full color front and back.

Metal Tin measures 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches

Front of Envelope

Back of Envelope

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This camera is about what someone would have circa 1900. It is on display at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV. You can see the glass the negative is on. I didn't get a good digital image of that.

Serendipity Strikes

My latest read was Public Displays of Affection by Susan Donovan. I had read the shorts in the "Real Men" anthologies, and dug out this book from the bookcase. It is a second-chance story where the hero and heroine met 13 years earlier, then the hero moved into the house next door. Those second-chance theme books are among my favorite, and I also love serendipitous stories. This book quickly enterred keeper status for me. I loved it, and I couldn't set it down while reading it.

Here are some real life improbably probabilities I've witnessed....

My first love lives doesn't live next door to me. We moved 3000 miles to run into each other again. He lives an hour or so from here. Not exactly next door, but completely unexpected.

At my day job as a debt collector, there have been 4 million debtors we've had the opportunity to call over the last year at work. The lady I carpool with called her first boyfriend. She hadn't heard from him in 25 years, and hadn't …

Hat Pins - Late 1800's - America

These hat pins are on display at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV. They are from the late 1800's on into the early 1900's.