Category Archives: contemporary

Never-Ending TBR, Part Four

This has been a good month of reading! All the books, other than Hearts and Goals, were written by authors I’ve previously reviewed.  After a Fashion by Jen TuranoA Class of Their Own, Book 1Last month I read the story … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Carolyn Miller and Hearts and Goals

Australian author Carolyn Miller is a fellow member of a few author support groups on Facebook. She recently released the fourth in a six book series of romances set in the world of hockey, so I invited her to come … Continue reading

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Never Ending TBR, Part Three

Thanks to the university’s spring break, I got in some extra reading time this month! Here are the awesome books I read: Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane KellyA House Flipping Mystery, Book 1I “met” Diane Kelly when I … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Jessica Marie Holt and Reluctantly Yours

Author events, whether in-person or online, require a lot of work, but one of the most valuable rewards is the opportunity to meet other authors with fascinating premises for their books. One of the authors participating in a Christmas event … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Two

It seems that the books I chose this month were a bit longer, so there are fewer titles. Still, it was a good month for reading, since it’s too cold to do much else! A Murderous Yarn by Monica FerrisNeedlecraft … Continue reading

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Never-Ending TBR, Part One

The new year brought a significant change in my daily routine, and my evenings are quieter. I’m reading at home, rather than in doctor’s offices or in the hospital. Will I read more? Time will tell. Once again, I set … Continue reading

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Mistitled

New Years Eve and I wish all of you a safe and happy 2022. Take care of yourself and those around you. It’s a Free Week and I was pressed for a topic. I have not finished a book recently,(save … Continue reading

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Getting a Foot in the Door

  Our Wednesday Fox asked, “Tell us about the publication of your first book.” In the spring of 2012, I was working on a historical novel set in 1870, about a former samurai who needed to find a new direction. … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Eleven

It’s been another challenging month at our house, with two more trips to the ER and many more doctor visits. Good thing I’ve always got my phone and/or Ipad with me, so I’ve always got something to read. This month … Continue reading

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Funny Bunny

 The Hound asked: Have you ever really had FUN writing a scene (or scenes)? I always have fun writing. That isn’t to say that all of my scenes are funny, often quite the contrary. My writings deal with some serious … Continue reading

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