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Nicole Petrino-Salter
Passionate, right or wrong.
Interests: writing christian fiction favorite actor: johnny depp one favorite movie line: "i know whose blood ya need." (for multiple reasons) pirates of the caribbean, curse of the black pearl music: third day, mercy me, mylon le fevre, serving the lord jesus christ above all else, however he decides, novels, novels, novels
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Friday is now Mitch Rapp Fan Fiction Day. Picking up with a short overlap from last week: She took another drink and hesitated briefly before saying, “Is there anything you want to tell me or ask me? I know you’ve... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Into the Fire
Liberty Lake area in Spokane, Washington, way back in the day after my first season at Longacres Racetrack. Jesus, I didn't yet know you. There are many regrets back in those days. Thank you for forgiving and rescuing me farther... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Into the Fire
Destination presents a fusion of intersecting characters in a fictitious eastern Washington town in a way almost none of them see coming. In the midst of these lives meshing, spiritual battles rage against some of them, and a reckoning of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Into the Fire
An oldie from the Captain and Tennille from back in the day. Keeping with the love theme. Lord, you give creativity, music, gifts and talents. You know hearts and minds. May each one that participates in the various creative gifts... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Into the Fire
Here's the deal. I've read several novels in the last couple of months, but I haven't felt compelled to write reviews for them. What that means in my world is they were a disappointment. I just finished one with a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Into the Fire
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise -- the fruit of lips that confess his name. Hebrews 13:15 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Into the Fire
Thanks, Bren!
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2022 on Fan Fiction . . . a la Mitch Rapp at Into the Fire
Exactly. Popular fictional character: Mitch Rapp, the late Vince Flynn's unequaled thriller hero, his legacy resumed by Kyle Mills. We left off here last Friday. Here's a brief snapshot of that segment moving right into the next. Perusing the menus,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2022 at Into the Fire
This is not a review of the first prequel to Mitch Rapp's life story. Rather it's a post I wrote last year as a Mitch Rapp Ambassador. (I didn't apply for that honor this year.) It explains the kind of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2022 at Into the Fire
This is truly one non-stop life-or-death conflict after another, Kirk. Phew! DO read Vince Flynn's thrillers. Either start with his first (and only book w/o Mitch Rapp in it) or start with his first prequel American Assassin and work your way through them all. Best hero ever. Vince passed away young at 47 from prostate cancer. Kyle Mills continues the Mitch Rapp legacy. If you enjoy speculative thrillers, I highly recommend Robert Liparulo's novels. Christian author with impeccable thriller skills and high imagination. My favorite is Comes A Horseman from several years ago. And Germ.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2022 on Who can find . . . The Gray Man at Into the Fire
I echo your desire for those genres written by men who are Christians, a man who can create a Mitch Rapp figure who recognizes his role as a warrior in God's kingdom who faces the challenges of having to extinguish evil in this world. A man who perhaps struggles with emotional aspects of "relationship" and is more comfortable making war than love. You know what I mean. I just write love stories - no trendy stuff in my world either, Bren. And no predictions from me.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2022 on Trends? at Into the Fire
In the world of writing stories, it's sometimes difficult to predict what will turn out to be the next trend. Who knew that stories of teenage vampires would be the rage when the Twilight books hit the stores and then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2022 at Into the Fire
If ever there was a love song written to express deep love, this is it. And I can't hear it any better than through the voice of Johnny Mathis. Until the Twelfth of Never . . . and that's a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2022 at Into the Fire
On the thriller site I visit, the guys were praising the new movie of Mark Greaney's first in his series of The Gray Man. As the title implies, the average person would walk right by him and probably not give... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at Into the Fire
. . . For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at Into the Fire
Ah, thanks, Bren. Really fun to write. Wish she could be "the one". ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2022 on Fan Fiction . . . a la Mitch Rapp at Into the Fire
These are the original novels by the late great Vince Flynn. We are grateful that Kyle Mills has taken up the mantle for Vince's creation of the unequaled Mitch Rapp. Throughout the stories of Rapp, I've never cared for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2022 at Into the Fire
Yup. This is pretty much how I felt today. Apparently, I've always been a drama queen. Sorry to repeat so many of these, but they make me laugh. Laughing is a good thing these days. Father, thank you for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Into the Fire
So very good. Best music ever: 60s and 70s.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2022 on Tuesday Tunes at Into the Fire
Excellent points. And well-written, Kirk! ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2022 on The Block at Into the Fire
Writers often face times of not being able to put the words on a page. Sometimes it's under pressure when they know they have to perform, to write those elusive words. Other times it's after starting something and suddenly the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at Into the Fire
Great song. Great question. The Doobie Brothers made so much good music. Father, may you touch each one who sings and makes music and writes words. Remind them from whom their inspiration comes. Thank you for it all. In the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2022 at Into the Fire
I know. I'm up to date on this group but definitely haven't read them all. Strengthen yourself for these - if can get to them. I would say they're tough but necessary reading. Summer reading and the dark winter reading: the best. ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2022 on Knowing . . . The Record Keeper at Into the Fire
The Record Keeper is the third book in Charles Martin's A Murphy Shepherd Novel Series, the meaningful and gut-wrenching stories of two men and unlimited numbers of their rescues from that horror of human-trafficking or "the flesh trade". This review... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at Into the Fire