Monday, September 08, 2014

Flowers for Tina and The Rifters

These are my flowers for Remembering Tina Downey. I couldn’t find any real sunflowers, so made this little arrangement for her. Tina was a really sweet person, full of spunk and life. My heart goes out to her family and friends.



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The Rifters

The Gold Rush trickles to a fool’s quest and a string of stagecoach heists. In 1888, Earl Blacke decides to make a new start and become a better man. He escapes into the mountains, heading north. In the wilds of Oregon, a rift inside an ancient volcano opens and sends him into the future, into the present day. It also shaves forty years off his age, forty years to live over again and atone for what he’s done.

Starting over is hard to do. In current day New York, Daelin Long’s dream job at a publishing house goes the way of the dinosaurs her sister chases. With no money and nowhere else to go, Daelin accepts the librarian position in her sister’s dinky town in the middle of Oregon. Nestled inside ancient volcanic peaks, the town of Settler holds onto many secrets. Residents roam the streets with weirdly fashioned devices, and odd lights pulse in the night skies. People whisper of a phantom outlaw and start dying, murdered and missing their heads. On top of it all, Daelin’s sister is missing, and Daelin doesn’t know who to trust.

Earl knows more than he’s saying. He shares a notorious history with the phantom, one he’ll see remains buried. Keeping Daelin’s sister’s secrets is his only chance at redemption, and the only way to keep this world safe.


The Rifters is available at an introductory price. The second book in the series, The Initiate, will be available October 20, 2014. It’s up for preorder for a special price at iTunes, Amazon, and B&N. Check HERE for links. Giveaways and events are ongoing through October 31, 2014. Check HERE for details.



BIO:

M. Pax is author of the space adventure series The Backworlds, plus other novels and short stories. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons  to her, and she blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers as a star guide, has a cat with a crush on Mr. Spock, and is slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. Learn more at MPaxAuthor

43 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane ... Mary's book looks so interesting and I love the title and the cover .. then she's already tempting us with the next in the series ..

It's lovely to see memories of Tina and for her in so many places - just glad you could find some sunflowers ... I miss her bubbly enthusiastic joie de vivre ..

Cheers Hilary

Denise Covey said...

Lovely remembrances to Tina around today. I must get Mary's book. I enjoyed the first.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great cover for Mary's book!

And a lovely tribute to Tina, Diane.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Pretty arrangement for Tina. And congrats to Mary!

Jo said...

Lovely sunflower arrangement. Lots of tributes to a wonderful person.

That book really does sound interesting.

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

They are so bright and cheery1

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations to Mary on her book release, great cover. Lovely tribute to Tina.

Jay Noel said...

So sad about Tina. I'm sure she's smiling down on the awesome tributes.

Congrats Mary!

Al Diaz said...

You did it? It is wonderful. I think Tina would love them.
And congrats to M. Pax. She is an amazing writer!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's a lovely collection of sunflowers. You did great. It's appropriately a sunflowery day - for Tina.

Congratulations, MPax!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations Mary and a nice arrangement for Tina.

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Where to start, everything in this post is just awesome... thank you for everything and the sunflowers.

Jeremy

Shah Wharton said...

Loving to see Mary everywhere today, and such support for Tina. X

shahwharton.com

SA Larsenッ said...

It's been a bright morning, seeing all these sunflower tributes to Tina. So touching and thoughtful...

I love M. Pax latest cover! Congrats to her.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, everyone!

Karen Walker said...

I didn't know Tina, but I feel the loss of her through all of the blogged who knew and loved her. I am so sorry for your loss.

Arlee Bird said...

It must not be sunflower season. I had a heck of a time finding seeds, plants, or even fake ones. Finally I found a Home Depot that had a nice display and supply of many kinds of seeds including sunflowers. Your arrangement is very nice.

Love the writing style of M.Pax! This should be another winner for her.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Sherry Ellis said...

Tina was a very sweet person, and she will certainly be missed!

Chrys Fey said...

Your arrangement is beautiful, L. Diane!

cleemckenzie said...

Nice choice. Tina would appreciate those flowers, I'm sure.

Congrats to Mary. I'll be hosting her on Wed and giving her new book a shout out!

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm glad you remembered Tina. How nice. She was a wonderful blogger. I see that many are doing the flowers for her. I'm sure her family will be so touched.

Morgan said...

So wonderful, Diane. So perfectly beautiful…

And Mary is fantastic. Love her!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats to Mary! And nice words and sunflowers for Tina. I miss her.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like Mary has another winner on her hands! :)

Michelle Wallace said...

Such an outburst of warmth, spreading throughout our community...
Life is good!

Mary's book covers are ALWAYS so captivating...

Sheena-kay Graham said...

That's a lovely arrangement. The pot is also really nice. Congrats Mary on your latest book.

Elise Fallson said...

That is a sweet arrangement of sunflowers for Tina. It's heart-warming seeing so many sunflowers in the blogosphere today. Congratulations Mary on publishing The Rifters!

Heather M. Gardner said...

I love the sunflower on the pot, too! How sweet is that?
Nicely done.
Thank you,
Heather

J. Lenni Dorner said...

I think those flowers are perfect. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

God bless and watch over, Tina. I'm looking forward to reading M. Pax's book.

Medeia Sharif said...

Lovely arrangement. The sunflowers all over the blogosphere are beautiful.

Yay for Mary. I have a copy of her book.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I love your arrangement! How wonderful and I'm sure Tina would love those!

Happy for Mary! Great book. :P)
♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

SittieCates said...

Beautiful flowers for Tina.
Mary's book looks interesting.
Oh, and you've been nominated for "The Versatile Blogger Award". Here's my post for that one: Versatile Blogger Award: Delighted to Receive it!

Elsie Amata said...

I confess - I always wondered what M. Pax looked like, only because it's such a cool name. She's beautiful! That smile is contagious!

I love your tribute to Tina. The glass is the perfect touch.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Mary's book sounds intriguing!

Lovely arrangement you made for Tina.

Rhonda Albom said...

How neat that you found a sunflower bucket to put Tina's flowers.

And congratulations to Mary!

Tammy Theriault said...

congrats, Mary! and lovely lovely flowers you found for Tina :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Sweet tribute!
And I picked up Rifters - M Pax is a talented lady!

Editors At Work said...

Wonderful tribute to Tina.

Congratulations to Mary, eye-catching cover!

Tara Tyler R said...

yay for Mary!

and my heart goes out to Tina's family - the outpouring of tenderness from the blogging community is amazing.

Karen Lange said...

These tributes to Tina are lovely. Praying for her family.

Thanks for the info about M Pax's book. Happy weekend!

Milo James Fowler said...

Tina will definitely be missed -- very nice arrangement, Diane. And way to support Mary's new series. I like its weird western vibe.

Shannon Lawrence said...

That's a lovely arrangement for Tina!