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Book Review: Solbakken: A Tale of Generations by Wendy Jo Cerna

Synopsis: “Happy birthday dear Mom- Grammy, Tora, Auntie, Happy birthday to you!” The people that fill my screen – each in their own little box – sing and smile once more before disappearing, one by one. Blowing them kisses I … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: Murder at an English Pub by Alice Castle

Book Description: When retired doctor Sarah Vane moves to Merstairs, she has no idea that the quaint seaside town isn’t quite as friendly it seems, and something sinister is bubbling under the picturesque surface… Recently widowed and looking for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Iris Code by Anita Dickason

Synopsis: A local reporter and photographer’s canine search and rescue training at an abandoned farm outside of Fredericksburg, Texas, takes a bizarre twist. Riley Phillips’ dog, Milo, alerts on the real deal—a corpse with a bullet hole in his head. … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: Made for You by Jenna Satterthwaite

Book Summary: Hi. My name is Julia. I’m a Synth. And I’m here to find love… Synthetic woman Julia Walden was designed for one reason: to compete on The Proposal and claim the heart of bachelor Josh LaSala. Her casting is controversial, … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: Murder in Mayfair (Lady Eleanor Swift #18) by Verity Bright

Woohoo! Happy book birthday to Verity Bright! The latest in their Lady Eleanor Swift series, Murder in Mayfair, is out today. Book: Murder in MayfairAuthor: Verity BrightPub Day: June 27, 2024 Buy Link: Amazon Book description: Tea and cake at The Ritz, … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: A Chocolate Is Announced by Amber Royer

A CHOCOLATE IS ANNOUNCED Bean to Bar Mystery, #7 By Amber Royer Cozy Mystery / Culinary Mystery / Women Sleuths Publisher: Golden Tip Press Pages: 277 Publication Date: June 25, 2024 Scroll down for giveaway! SYNOPSIS Felicity Koerber is finally … Continue reading

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2124: A Space Oddity | NYC Midnight 100-word microfiction competition 2024

A couple of months ago, I entered the NYC Midnight 100-word microfiction competition. You get a genre, an action to be included, and a word to be included, and then you have 24 hours to write a story of 100 … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: Sugar on the Bones by Joe Lansdale

SUGAR ON THE BONES By Joe R. Lansdale Private Investigator Mystery / Noir Crime / Hard-Boiled Mystery / Lawyers and Criminals Humor Publisher: Mulholland Books Pages: 317 Publication Date: July 16, 2024 SYNOPSIS In this holy mess of a case … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: This Time Around by Kimberly Packard

THIS TIME AROUND by Kimberly Packard Time Travel Romance / Contemporary Women’s Fiction / Romantic Comedy Publisher: Abalos Publishing Date of Publication: June 11, 2024 Number of Pages: 286 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! SYNOPSIS Most of us would jump … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Iris Code by Anita Dickason

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s … Continue reading

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