Just One Look

That look on her face,
The glint in her eyes,
A vision of grace,
No hint of disguise.

A heart so full,
A soul so vast,
A perfect jewel,
Beauty unsurpassed.

I watch with wonder,
Unadulterated love.
A clap of thunder,
From the skies above.

Mine heart doth beat,
A mighty tattoo,
My soul complete,
Because of you.

Enter Mechanical Worlds

What a cool bunch of designs. Mechanical Imaginations.

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Check out the latest release from J and I Publishing. Enjoy images of Steampunk inspired, mechanical worlds.

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Description

Step into a world full of imagination with Steampunk designs to color and make your own. Find all the cogs, gears and mechanical wonders you can handle in this delightful book full of carefully chosen images. Melt your stress away as you color in a brilliant, imaginary world where nothing is quite as it seems.

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Happy Coloring!

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Pride

So proud to be yours,
For all of my life,
Through trouble and strife,
To call you my wife.

So proud of you,
Your talent and skill,
My heart you fill,
My soul you thrill

So proud of us,
The perfect pair,
Always there,
Our life to share.

For the most beautiful woman in the universe. Ionia. My one true love.

A Vision of Beauty

Watching you there,
Oh beauty so fair.
A vision so pure,
A grace so rare.

The body of Venus,
Aphrodite combined.
Intellect and humour,
A mind so refined.

A love eternal,
A soul so pure.
Everlasting.
Our love will endure.

My one true love,
My forever after.
You fill my heart,
With joy and laughter.

One final word,
From deep in my heart.
Always together,
A work of art.

I love you, Ionia.

If Animals Were People

See what the world would be like if animals were people. Awesome fun.

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Here is the latest offering in our color book series. I had a lot of fun with this one. I’m trying a new approach here as well. Adult color books tend to have a lot of very small spaces, and not everyone loves that. So this is the first book in the “Wide Open Spaces” series. For those who want to have the fun of an adult coloring book, but don’t want to deal with all the tiny little details.

I proudly present: “If Animals Were People”

Also check out our other color books available on amazon.comand over atJ and I Publishing

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Ever wonder what the world would be like if animals were in control? If animals were people, what would they do for work? What would they do for fun? Follow these zany animals on their various adventures to work and beyond and color them in as…

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Cover reveal! ROUND TRIP FARE~ my new #UrbanFantasy #SundayBlogShare

Check out this cool cover reveal.

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I’m am so excited to reveal the cover of Round Trip Fare, the newest book in my Null City series. Although a sequel to Book 1 (One Way Fare), this is the stand alone story of twins Carey and Connor Parker.

  • TITLE:Round Trip Fare
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy (okay and there is humor, romance, a sentient train, a great dog, and bunch of other stuff—but Amazon only gives you a couple of words to pick genre, so…)
  • Series:Null City Sequel to One Way Fare (now available FREE from Barnes & Noble and Kobo, and the kindle version directly from me) but this book works as standalone.
  • Release date: 7 April, 2016
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Round Trip Fare
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Round_Trip_Fare-Barb_Taub-1563x2500Is it wrong that shooting people is just so much easier than making decisions? Carey wonders— and not for the first time. But the Agency claims this will be an easy one. A…

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Me with you

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Me with you,
For all our days,
To navigate,
That worldly haze

By your side,
For all my life,
I your husband,
You my wife

My eternal love,
Is yours to keep,
In heaven above,
We make angels weep

A love so deep,
So pure, so true,
The perfect woman,
For me is you

I love you so,
With all my heart
Eternally yours,
Never apart

I love you, Ionia.
Always.
Forever.
Eternally.

Zebra

An amazing poem, by an amazing woman. The love of my life. Happy random day anniversary, Ionia. I love you.

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She is crazy
He is sane
She is paisley
He’s solid black

She runs off without thinking
And he puts life back on track

Her head is full of ideas
Too big to be contained
He always takes time to listen
He never complains

She’s a pantser
He’s a planner
She never looks before she leaps

He is careful
Thinks things through
He prepares for the deep

She is angry
She is loud
She screams into the sea

He is calm
He is silent
He is what she wishes to be

He’s a poet
She’s an artist
She flies with fancy
He’s the smartest

She loves him
And he loves her
And somehow it works out
Because differences aside,
Love is what it’s all about.

I love you, Julian.
Happy random day anniversary, because you deserve to be appreciated just because.

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Easter – March 27

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So what do we think about when we think of Easter, religious connotations aside?

I guess the big one is the chocolate eggs that have been out on display in stores since the day after Christmas. How could we have missed them? They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and flavours. They fill entire aisles and carry a price tag, at least the brand name ones do, that would necessitate the taking out of a significant loan. In fact, I am pretty sure that I have even seen stands set up with all the requisite application forms next to the eggs at some stores. Come on! These are chocolate eggs, and I am pretty sure they were not designed by Faberge himself. Neither, I think, were these little guys.

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Anyway, moving on from my minor rant there, what else do we think of? I guess the standards are bunnies, chicks and general cute, furry, cuddly stuff. There are decorated eggs, the poor man’s version of the Faberge egg, one supposes, and baskets. Baskets of decorated eggs.

What else is there? I would value your thoughts on this. Please let me know in the comments about what images Easter conjures up for you.

Easter always evokes images of Spring, of new birth and renewal. A time of hope for the future.

Well I hope that you will forgive me for the following, extremely shameless, unabashed and even brazen, plug for an Easter coloring book.

What could be more relaxing this Easter than coloring those iconic images of Easter?

Creative Calm 17

Description

Coloring is not just for kids. It has been proven to be an excellent way for adults to destress, create mindfulness and slow down from daily life, all while enjoying an activity that you can truly make your own. Every effort has been made to ensure that this is an enjoyable way to spend your time, but paper quality is something we don’t have control over with this method of publishing, so please use the included sheet of paper behind your artwork to ensure that your chosen pens or markers do not bleed through to the next page. All pages are single sided to allow for framing and to help protect the next artwork.

There is no right or wrong way to color in the images in this book, and you are free to choose the tools you wish to work with. Markers, paint, colored pencils, pens – the choices are unlimited.

Sit back and unwind and let your stress melt away while you spread color across the pages. Relax and enjoy book seventeen, ‘Easter’ of this calming series.

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Happy Coloring!

PS: Assuming that you have made it this far, I really should have put this first, but then it wouldn’t have been a postscript then, would it. I digress! So if you are reading this then why not hop on over to the J and I Publishing blog where you can find information on releases of all of our books. I know. I know. You just want to get on over there to read about the adventures of our C.P.O, Chief Pig Officer, Sir Bacon. Whatever your reason, we would love to see you there.

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