Monday, October 31, 2011


On one Thanksgiving Eve, I heard
a knock upon my door.
I knew this man had seen hard times 
by the tattered clothes he wore.
He asked if there was a place to stay
up the road ahead.
But with some hesitation, I asked,
"Come be my guest instead."
We had a simple meal,
and warmed up by the fire...
It seemed we talked for hours,
 then agreed to retire.
In my great excitement,
I awoke before the dawn.
But sometime in the night,
my new found friend had gone.
And he'd left a little note
just for me to read...
"As you've done it to the least of these,
you've done it unto Me."
I wondered for a moment
just what this message meant,
Then, suddenly, I realized
my guest was heaven-sent.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Today, I would like to introduce to you,
 author Nike Chillemi ~ Crime Fictionista.  So what exactly is a Crime Fictionista?  Nike's profile profoundly states that she writes literature that reads like pulp fiction.  She loves good crime fiction with an equal measure of suspense, action and romance, where the bad guys are really bad, but the good guys are smarter and better.
And without further ado... the interview.

1.  What is the one thing you would like people to know about you?
Oh, I guess the most interesting thing about me is that I've got this moniker:  The Crime Fictionista.  That's due to my passion for detective stories, murder mysteries, thrillers and romantic suspense.  I love reading them and of course I write historical romantic suspense.  I also visit writer's blogs where mysteries are featured.

2.  How would you describe your book to readers?

BURNING HEARTS is the first book of the Sanctuary Point historical suspense series set on the South Shore of Long Island, NY in 1946, at the close of World War II.  The question is; can Erica Brogna, a sheltered young seamstress, disillusioned by the horrors of WWII, escape an arsonist/murderer who has killed her employer and mentor?  She is conducting her own murder investigation with the help of the new guy in the village, Lorne Kincade, a dashing war hero who has ridden into town on his Harley.  However, some claim he's the murderer.

The second book in the series, GOODBYE NOEL, will be released right before Christmas and is a Christmas themed romantic suspense.

3.  What is your greatest desire in life?
My guiding scripture is Matthew 22:38-39.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  I try to bring love into situations, in my family, to my friends and associates, and in my writing.  But, that doesn't mean I go around acting like Saccharine.  Sometimes love is tough.

4.  What are you currently reading?
Oh, I'm so excited about what I am reading right now.  LAST RESORT by BJ Robinson is wonderful.  I've just started reading it and I'm hooked!  The hero made a smashing entrance, or should I say crashing.  And the guy with the gun is so creepy...

5.  How can readers contact you or purchase your book?

To all avid readers... post a comment and one of you will be awarded a copy of BURNING HEARTS
on Saturday, October 29.  
Nike will notify the winner!