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Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: April 19, 2024

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: A Beggar’s Bargain by Jan Sikes

A BEGGAR’S BARGAIN The Bargainer Series, Book One by Jan Sikes Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction Publisher: Fresh Ink Group Date of Publication: March 12, 2024 Number of Pages: 324 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! A shocking proposal that changes … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: Amethyst, the Shallows by Kellye Abernathy

AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS by Kellye Abernathy YA / Magical Realism / Coming of Age Publisher: Atmosphere Press Page Count: 296 pages Publication Date: February 6, 2024 Scroll down for a giveaway! “This is a night for being brave.” In the … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: Shahrazad’s Gift by Gretchen McCullough

SHAHRAZAD’S GIFT by Gretchen McCullough Contemporary Fiction / Linked Short Stories / Humor Publisher: Cune Press Date of Publication: February 20, 2024 Number of Pages: 198 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! Shahrazad’s Gift is a collection of linked short stories … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: April 8, 2024 – Solar Eclipse Edition

Word of the Week: a bookish meme hosted here on Mondays in which we share a word that we find entertaining, enlightening, edifying, or just plain fun to say! Share your own word on your blog, then help me grow … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: Every Bird That Falls by Sara Davison

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Every Bird That Falls by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! About the Book Title: Every Bird That Falls Series: two sparrows for a penny # 3 Author: Sara Davison Publisher: Independently published … Continue reading

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Book Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway: The Witless Protection Program by Maria DiRico

The Witless Protection Program (A Catering Hall Mystery) by Maria DiRico About The Witless Protection Program The Witless Protection Program (A Catering Hall Mystery) Cozy Mystery 5th in Series Setting – New York Kensington Cozies (March 26, 2024) Mass Market … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: A Death in Venice by Verity Bright

Book Description: Stunning views across the Grand Canal and a hotel suite fit for royalty… Lady Eleanor Swift is having a jolly good time on her Italian vacation, until a gondola ride is cut murderously short! 1924. Lady Eleanor Swift has been on a grand tour around Italy for a month … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: To Rescue a Witch by Lisa A. Traugott

TO RESCUE A WITCH by Lisa A. Traugott Historical Fiction / Action & Adventure / Witch Trials Page Count: 398 pages Publication Date: March 1, 2024 It’s 1739. An abused girl accused of witchcraft must be defended by a man … Continue reading

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Book Review: Riot (A Breed Apart: Legacy #3) by JJ Samie Myles

Synopsis: Navy SEAL K-9 handler Beau “Danger” Maddox is at the top of his game—until an op goes south, leaving him physically and mentally scarred. Separated from the Navy, he’s determined to requalify as operational and get back in the action so … Continue reading

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