Category Archives: romance

Guest Author: Maggie Mooha and In the Eye of the Beholder

I love connecting with authors in writers groups on social media, but every now and then I’ll meet an author in an unexpected place. Historical romance author Maggie Mooha is a fellow musician and graduate of Illinois State University, and … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Six

This month, I read three more cozy mysteries and one romance. Regular visitors to the blog will recognize these authors. The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott DavidsonGoldy Schultz Mystery, Book Three After her frightening experiences as a live-in chef in … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Jessica James and the Shades of Gray trilogy

My guest this month is a fellow member of the Marketing for Romance Writers support group. Jessica James responded when I mentioned to the group that I was looking for clean romances to promote here. She is celebrating the release … Continue reading

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It’s Me… Sort of

Our Friday Fox asked, “Do your characters tend to have skills that you have yourself? Do you write about people who do things that you wish that you could manage?” The answer to both questions is YES.  Almost all of … Continue reading

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Dollars to Donuts

Jeff-The-Hound brought up: “We all try to avoid plot holes in our own stories… but have you ever encountered one (or more) major plot holes in a book or movie that made you want to scream? Has it been serious … Continue reading

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Guest Authors: Members of the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and Lost and Found

I’ve mentioned the support I get from fellow members of my local writing groups. Last summer, while the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group discussed fund-raising ideas, someone came up with the idea of publishing an anthology. Author Diana Lloyd, a … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Rue Allyn and Wait for Me (from the Storm and Shelter Anthology)

I’ve mentioned before that most of the books I read and review are written by people I’ve met, either face-to-face or through online groups. Rue Allyn is a former member of the Mid-Michigan Chapter of Romance Writers of America (MMRWA), … Continue reading

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It’s Been Done

Have you ever gone to download a book and gotten the wrong one? Have you ever READ the wrong book? Somehow or another, as it happens, there two books that are very much alike on my Kindle account. I started … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Noel Cash and the Rory Harper West Haven Mysteries

Last November, I shared my review of Schnoztopia, written by a former member of my local writers group. Then a few weeks ago I reviewed Smell You Later, the second in the Rory Harper mystery series. When Book Three landed … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part One

Once again, I challenged myself to read fifty titles before December 31. This year I thought I’d try to read several books outside my usual go-to genres (romance and cozy mysteries). It just so happened that some of my Christmas … Continue reading

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