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Endless Possibilities by Kimberly  McKay

Endless Possibilities

by Kimberly McKay

Giveaway ends October 15, 2017.

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Enter this giveaway starting September 12th.  This book already have four 5-star reviews on Amazon and one 5-star review on Goodreads.  It just released and is getting really good reviews!

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Kimberly

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Rules For My Son

Soooo true! Great list.

Aaron Conrad

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

2. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs ain’t one.

3. The man at the grill is the closest thing we have to a king.

4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.

5. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the end zone.

6. Request the late check-out.

7. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

8. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

9. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

10. Don’t fill up on bread.

11. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.

12. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

13. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.

14. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket…

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Endless Possibilities … Coming Soon!

So, I got word from the editor today that her part in finalizing my book is D.O.N.E.  In conjunction, my amazing graphic designer will be done as well within the week.  This is the first time I’ve hired someone to do one of my covers.  Usually I handle them myself, but with my full-time job I knew I wouldn’t have the time to dedicate to the cover.  If the mock cover is a fraction of what the final will be – it’s going to look great.

Stay posted to my main blog at http://www.wornoutwoman.blogspot.com or my author page  for updates.  For the synopsis for Endless Possibilities – read below:

After the tragic loss of her husband, Alexis Mathers packs up her clairvoyant, seven-year-old daughter and heads for home only to find out that her Grandmother, Evelyn Bozeman, has died in a mysterious accident. As Evelyn’s life was an enigma before her marriage into the Bozeman family, Alexis makes it her sole mission to understand who her grandmother was and what kind of life she left behind.

Although Tyler Jameson grew up on a neighboring ranch, he was a staple on the Bozeman farm, where he, Alexis, and her brother, were thick as thieves.  Until one day they weren’t. His friendship with Alexis always stopped short of flirting but now that she’s back in town she’s more of a distraction that he could ever imagine.

 Before they both know it, Evelyn’s secrets draw them into a power struggle with a family from Evelyn’s past, which will stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried even if that means taking more lives.

 See what happens when Alexis and Tyler are reintroduced after life has molded them into perfect partners whether they know it or not. Read along to learn how a little heavenly help, via a deceased grandmother, helps give them a push.  And find out if Evelyn can protect her granddaughter from the wheels she put in motion before it’s too late?

 

 

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Welcome Home

screen-shot-2017-02-16-at-9-32-55-amThis year started out so differently than the last, but through both the drama that unfolded on Jan 1 in 2016 and the much quieter start to 2017 – God has been evidently clear.

This time last year, we were dealing with remodeling after an accident resulted in some minor damage to our home.  And while I dealt with contractors and vendors that came into my circle, I realized how each had the exact skill set I needed and offered options that were a precisely what I needed within the small budget we had.

A couple years prior to this I’d been in the building industry.  (Every writer has a day job unless they’re James Patterson.)  When the oil and gas industry took a dive, I was laid off.  I never understood the ‘why’ behind it.  We all ask ourselves ‘why’ things happen.  Why do I have to go through this valley?  Why me?  Why now?

Well, it was never more clear in the ‘why’ when I was knee-deep in home repairs and contractors, knowing that I could speak the lingo and check their work – ‘knowing what to look for’ so that it was well done.

God immersed me in those moments with his presence giving me a strong sense of his answer to the ‘why’ that I’d asked only two years prior.  He let me go work in an industry that I was destined to be laid off from to allow me the knowledge to navigate through a sea of what could be unknowns only to have the knowledge needed to get it done right.  After the repairs were done, it was left in better condition than when we first moved in.

He gave me very clear insight of his gifts to me and blessings through the chaos when we finally sold our home and landed in an area that we loved but couldn’t afford.  The house we made an offer on appraised lower than the area called for and coincidentally for one hundred dollars LESS than the top dollar that we could afford.

God showed up in so many ways in details that I won’t bore you with that go deeper than what I describe here but just know this…  His presence and peace wrapped around us like nothing I’d experienced before.

Fast forward to this new year and I woke up in our ‘new to us’ home on a quiet day, much different than the year prior, and felt his whisper in my heart, which said, ‘Welcome Home’.  It had been a year to remember and one for the record books – and God’s hand was evident through the entire process.  Through darkness, chaos, and fatigue, He lifted us up, led us through, and brought us home.

Whoever says God is not active in our lives has blinders on.  He is with every single one of us through it all things, good and bad.  All we have to do is look to him, ask for Him, and rely on Him.  His gentle love and tender embrace is there – just lean into it.

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Not Ready

Please send prayers for this family …

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I had no idea on Thursday when we checked Matt into the hospital for a neutropenic fever that tonight I would bring my love home to die.  Did Matt and I know he was terminal?  Yes.  Did we think we still had months together, hopefully a couple of years? Yes.

My heart is breaking over and over and over again.  Just when I think I cannot shed another tear, another flood comes pouring out of me.  When I look at his face, the face that has loved me through so much life these last 17 years I am overwhelmed.  I can’t see a future without him in it. I can’t picture a night without him next to me.  Do you know that in 17 years we have spent 4 nights apart?  FOUR.  Our lives are so woven together like a beautiful tapestry that I do not know where I begin…

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Last Season of American Idol

Is it just me or has American Idol finally pulled off a season that has enough variety and talent to keep us captivated?  Usually, I just like the audition phase and afterward (until the final shows airs) I’m totally bored.

The only thing that may have kept me tuning in were the dynamics between Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.  Well, that and Jenny from the Block’s fashion choices.  Even then, I’d skip through the performances as they weren’t that spectacular.

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This season, though – they have mixed it up a bit giving us a whole new show.  Why haven’t they done this over the last five years?  If they had, maybe the VOICE wouldn’t have been most of America’s choice in singing competitions?

 

A few of my favorites for this year? Dalton Rappattoni for one.  This kid is one to watch for sure.  Tonight’s performance of Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell was perfection.  Olivia Rox is another contender that I think has a bright future, and after tonight’s song, Confident, I think she’s going through.

Your thoughts??  Who are some of your favorites?  Have you seen a difference with this last season?