Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dallas Darwipple's Dynasty Dynamo Diesel Ranch


I dug up this commercial from a media writing class in college. I remember that I kept drawing a blank for this project. When I realized that it was due the next morning, I called my mom in a state of panic. It was a long distance call which was very expensive at the time, and my mom was in the middle of watching Dynasty on TV. Fortunately, she calmed me down, and helped me come up with the title which made the rest easy. My professor really liked it, and gave me an "A."  Sadly, others must have questioned his generous grading system, and I never saw him again; though my mom still remains my best and worst critic.

Dallas Darwipple's Dynasty Dynamo Diesel Ranch
Are you in the market for a new 1981 automobile? Why not come on down to Dallas Darwipple's Dynasty Dynamo Diesel Ranch? The car dealership that puts class before cash. Where else can you find a corral of colors, a stable of style, and luxury to liven your libido in a new or used car? At Dallas Darwipple's Dynamo Dynasty Diesel Ranch you can choose from a cattle stomping selection of automobiles all priced to fit even the lowest varmint's budget. So lasso your favorite partner, and hurry on down to Dallas Darwipple's Dynasty Dynamo Diesel Ranch this week, and cash in on your dynamic De Kalb dealer's discount deal. Dallas Darwipple's Dynasty Dynamo Diesel Ranch: The western ride without the saddle sore price.

I'm delighted to announce the release of Solomon's Compass by Carol Kilgore. Take it away Carol.
 A missing belt -- her uncle's prized possession. The lure of buried treasure. And a sexy former SEAL who makes U.S. Coast Guard Commander Taylor Campbell crazy. What more could any woman want. Right?

Taylor is in Rock Harbor, Texas, on a quest to unearth her uncle’s treasure—a journey far outside the realm of her real life. There’s one glitch. Taylor's certain the buried treasure was all in Uncle Randy's dementia-riddled mind. Now he’s dead.

 Former SEAL Jake Solomon is in Rock Harbor under false pretenses to protect Taylor from the fate that befell her uncle and the other members of a tight circle of Coast Guardsmen called the Compass Points who served together on Point boats in Vietnam.
Jake is definitely not supposed to become involved with Taylor. That was his first mistake. Taylor is attracted to Jake as well, but she refuses to wait for him to locate the killer when she knows her plan will force her uncle’s murderer into action.
But the killer's actions are just what Jake is afraid of.
SOLOMON’S COMPASS is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle

Carol Kilgore writes a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance she calls Crime Fiction with a Kiss. Always at least one crime; always a love story. You can find her here:  

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  1. You and your mom are a dynamic duo. I love the alliterative ad, and the fact that "dynasty" is in the title.

    Congratulations to Carol. The book sounds thrilling, and the cover's great too.


  2. great ad carol and i love that cove too!!!!

  3. I like the ad. You done good!

  4. Congratulations yet again, Carol! Your books seems to be everywhere these days :)

    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  5. Some creative alliteration came out of that state of panic, lol!

    Congratulations Carol. I have Compass on my TBR pile.

  6. Aren't moms just the greatest? It sure worked out well that she was watching Dynasty!

  7. That's some kind of alliteration! Loved it. My best to Carol again.

  8. Fun ad! Good wishes to Carol...

  9. Robyn - I read that the producers originally wanted Elizabeth Montgomery to play Krystal Carrington. I just can't picture her in Linda Evans' role. Thanks for getting right into the "D" spirit Robyn!

    Thanks Lynn and Carol's cover is a beauty!

    Ruth - After reading this I couldn't think of anything else for "D." Thanks Ruth.

    Damyanti - I'm also excited for Carol!

    Sia - Thank you, and it's nice that you have it locked and loaded!

    Thanks Misha!

    Donna - I remember that was the first time I heard about the show, and the timing was great!

    Lee - It kind of gives you a headache after a while, but I liked the story behind the commercial.

    Thanks Jen!


  10. I love the ad and would give you an A too. :) It's funny to think of your Mom watching Dynasty too, I loved that show and it's so funny now to see those crazy shoulder pads and hairstyles LOL.

    Very happy for Carol!

  11. Darn good discussion. Delightful story display.

  12. Oh, man...that's a mouthful of D's in that commercial! But I love it - late night TV at its finest!

    And thank you for the great shout-out for Solomon's Compass.

  13. Julie - I can't believe that I wore those big shoulder pads too, though it's taken me longer to get rid of the big hair. Thanks so much Julie, and a B- would've been more than generous!

    Yvonne - Dazzling demonstration of D's Yvonne!

    Carol - Congrats on a beautiful book cover with a most captivating storyline. I deliberately left out the D's this time.


  14. Will have to check out that book!

  15. That would be a great advert! I actually started hearing the voiceover on the radio as I was reading it. And how fortuitous that it's now provided you with fodder in the A-Z Challenge. :)

  16. What a fun business name tongue twister. I'd like to see someone go on camera to deliver these lines like they're doing a commercial.

  17. Hey Julie,

    Love that alliteration! And I'm most delighted in regards to Carol's book. Thus, to hopefully increase awareness of her and your good self, I shall share this to the various social networks.

    I'm getting the impression you're doing that alternative to my alphabet challenge! :)

    Take good care, Julie.

    Gary :)

  18. "Dallas Darwipple's Dynasty Dynamo Diesel Ranch"
    Sounds like a brothel. With cars.

    1. Great idea Al! Maybe we could make it a drive-thru brothel with a large flashing red light updating the number of customers served. McDonalds won't know what hit 'em.

  19. Clean Slate - Great idea!

    Nick - It just struck me funny finding it after all these years. It was fortuitous to have met you Nick.

    Cynthia - It would probably come on an oldies station at 4am.

    Gary - Thanks for sharing this even though it's not as clever as WVUT!