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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. Great cover for Mary's book!

    And a lovely tribute to Tina, Diane.

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  4. Pretty arrangement for Tina. And congrats to Mary!

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

    That book really does sound interesting.

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

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

    Congrats Mary!

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

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

    Congratulations, MPax!

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  10. Congratulations Mary and a nice arrangement for Tina.

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

    Jeremy

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

    shahwharton.com

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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

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

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  17. Your arrangement is beautiful, L. Diane!

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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.

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  20. So wonderful, Diane. So perfectly beautiful…

    And Mary is fantastic. Love her!

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

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

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

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

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

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  25. 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!

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

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  27. I think those flowers are perfect. :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  31. 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!

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  32. 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.

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  33. Mary's book sounds intriguing!

    Lovely arrangement you made for Tina.

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

    And congratulations to Mary!

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

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

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  37. Wonderful tribute to Tina.

    Congratulations to Mary, eye-catching cover!

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  38. yay for Mary!

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

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

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

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

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  41. That's a lovely arrangement for Tina!

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