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Are you ready?

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Who is ready for Christmas? I will be after today. Wrapped all my gifts last night.



What is your favorite thing about Christmas? Did you ask Santa for a gift? What is it?
Have a great day

Book Spotlight: Dragon Craving

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Dragon Craving Otherworlds SummonsBook 2Livia OlteanoGenre: New Adult Paranormal / Erotic RomanceApprox. word count - 70k - 80k wordsBook Description:The world holds few secrets for Oracle Elana Anderson, or as her fans know her, Ela Deville. Successful author of paranormal romance, Ela, has a secret: not all her paranormal characters are quite that fictional. She hardly expected she'd trigger a chain of events that might bring about the end of the world via a pesky dragon. Rendered blind to visions of him, Ela’s only way to save her world is to keep the dragon close…very close.Obitus, the only awake dragon in the Otherworlds, is determined to get back the magic that was stolen from him and secure his position for a good thousand years. Becoming Akai’s new guardian after getting rid of the current one is the best way to it. But that means getting Ela on his side. He’ll bargain and maneuver his way there if he has to, but ends up tormented by the desire to have her for real.In a gam…

Author Interview:The Highwayman's Bride by Jane Beckenham

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Hello Keisha, thank you for having me today as your guest.


1.What made you want to be a writer?

I do love reading. Always did.  I spent many years in and out of hospital and really it was all I could do for a long time.  And of course I fell in love with romance novels – the usual Barbara Cartland stuff.  Then about 12 years ago when we got our first PC I met a lady on line who was a writer, and she encouraged me…so I did, and I haven’t stopped writing since!

2.Who is your favorite author?

I have a few really.  Sophia James who writes wonderful historicals in the Regency period and medieval.  Then I love too Sandra Hill for her time travel romances, her humor and her super hunky heroes! Currently I reading some Mary Jo Putney, and just loving the ease of her style of writing and her characterization.  

3.What is the name of the last book you read?

Well I’m currently reading Mary Jo  Putney’s Nowhere Near Respectable.  It’s part of her Lost Lords series.

4.Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

St…

Book Spotlight: The Lady of Corpsewood Manor by Hawk McKinney

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The Lady of Corpsewood Manor, Book 4 of the Craige Ingram Mystery Series
by Hawk MacKinney

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In the spacious den of Moccasin Hollow, his ancestral South Carolina home, part-time PI, exNavy SEAL Craige Ingram examines a platinum brooch designed like a dragonfly inside a jeweler’s box that he has discovered at the crime scene of Corpsewood Manor.  It is a remarkable piece of art…its wings and body worked in exceptional detail. Focusing toward the expected bulbous round eyes, his suspicions jar full throttle. Instead of a head, the empty sockets of a skull leer at him. His gut feelin’s tell him his SEAL buddy Grayson MacGerald’s investigation is considerably more than arson and a double murder trying to hide the theft of classic automobiles. The smoldering rubble of secluded Corpsewood Manor leads Ingram and another of their SEAL Team, Colorado Aspen ski buddy Spinner Krespinak, into a seedy tangle of smuggling crisscrossed and an unexpected encounter with a dead assa…

Author Interview: October Weeks of Over the River

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Today we are chatting with October Weeks of Over the River

1. What made you want to be a writer? I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can remember. I became serious about making a career out of it for the last four or so years. It’s all starting to come together now and I’m so excited!
2. Who is your favorite author? That’s tough! I have several, but Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Poe are at the top of the list. More recent favorites are Carrie Vaughn, Ilona Andrews, and Patricia Briggs.
3. What is the name of the last book you read? Hell Bent, by Devon Monk
4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words? Funny, loving, and strong.
5. What is your favorite activity? I just starting knitting and love it! My creations are not very pretty yet but I’m learning (
6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters? I can see Sophia Bush playing Delilah Isles, and Emily Rose (from SyFy’s Haven) playing Milly West.
7. Who is your favorite character in y…

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Through the Oracle's Mist by Aedan Byrnes

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Through the Oracle’s Mist
by Aedan Byrnes

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In the blackest night, with the moon and stars to guide him, she would always be there waiting…

Cyrenna thought she died the day she watched Tynan and his brothers jump through the banishment portal in an act of solidarity with Rigor. Little did she know, it would be the first of many deaths she would experience in her quest to claim his heart. She would surrender not only her immortal soul, but a mortal one repeatedly. Through a deal with the great Oracle, she has multiple mortal lifetimes to change the direction of her future and have a chance with Tynan.

Her journey spans the ages from the GenPei War in Japan and the Silk Road west, to Cromwell, the Three Kingdoms and modern times, bringing her one step closer to forever until she makes a misstep. Then, the burden falls to Tynan. The only thing that is absolute is her fervent hope that he will come, but there’s one big problem.

Through it all, he doesn’t so much as kno…

Author Interview: Emelle Gamble of Secret Sister

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Today we have the pleasure of chatting with Emelle

1. What made you want to be a writer?

Every book I ever read. Truly. I wanted to talk to the writer, the characters, the publisher. I knew it was my calling from the first books I read at five.

2. Who is your favorite author?

Always impossible to name just one. Top five (today) - Rosamunde Pilcher, Sue Grafton, Tana French, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather. And I have another 100 I adore.

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

Me Before You. Stunning.

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

Searching. Maternal. Optimistic. (I wanted to say thin, rich and pretty, but I don’t lie well…HA!)

5. What is your favorite activity?

Writing. Thinking about writing. Watching HGTV so I can stop thinking about writing. Doing anything with hubby, Phil-the-fist.

6. If your book could be made into a movie?

Which actors would you have play the main two characters? Eva Mendes is Roxanne. I’m trying to reach her. Not kidding. Ryan Gosling isn’t r…

Aroma Digital Rice & Food Steamer & Walmart Giveaway

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Author Interview: Paula Altenburg of Black Widow Demon

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Today we are talking with Paula of Black Widow Demon

1. What made you want to be a writer?

I never wanted to be a writer. It looked hard. (And it is!) I wanted to be a reader. But I had all of these ideas in my head. The first few times I tried writing them down, I gave up in frustration. Along with being lazy, however, I’m also persistent. One thing led to another, and my family kept encouraging me to stick with it. I have the best family ever. Also, my favorite teacher in high school (English) once told me he’d read anything I wrote. You can’t imagine how encouraging that can be, or how much praise from someone you admire sticks with you when you have little niggly doubts lighting fires in the back of your head. Teachers really do make a difference.

2. Who is your favorite author?

The one who makes me the most jealous is George R.R. Martin. The one I buy without hesitation is Madeline Hunter. I LOVE Madeline Hunter. I hope she lifts that restraining order someday.

3. What is the na…

Book Spotlight: April Love by Nancy Fraser

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APRIL LOVE
by Nancy Fraser

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Eleanor Martin is every company's dream employee. She arrives early, stays late and never misses a day. If it weren't for Eleanor's skill as a private secretary, her architect boss would never make a deadline. Not only does she keep him on track, she runs interference between him and his over-bearing mother, his deadbeat brother, and the half dozen or so women who want to bed him and/or wed him. When Jess Norton acquires a new client who asks him to build a palatial hideaway on Grand Cayman Island, Jess is certain he'll never be able to complete the multi-million dollar job without the help of his efficient secretary. Despite her reservations, he convinces Eleanor to accompany him on the assignment of a lifetime. The sun and the sand cast the perfect spell for romance But will the tides turn in the opposite direction?


One randomly drawn commenter will win the right to have a character named after them in Book 5 of the …

Release Day Spotlight: In Our Dream by Jacqueline Paige

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In Our Dream

 Dream Series Part 1

 Jacqueline Paige

Release date December 10 2013

She’s a small town cop. He’s an inmate undercover. They meet in a dream.

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Jennah Best left the adrenaline packed life of being a cop on the edge for a more peaceful place. She escaped a marriage that almost destroyed her and now lives her life working for a small police station in the town of Ridge. At her age, she’s accepted that it’s too late and too much work to start all over again, until she meets a man in a dream...

While young, Dominic Palmer has always proven he can get the job done. Or at least, that was the case before he accepted a job and agreed to go undercover as an inmate. When months go by and there’s no word from his outside contact he wonders if he’s been left on the inside for good. He’s fighting to stay alive and keep his sanity, but finds himself completely distracted by a mysterious woman he met in a dream...

Previously released in Dreams anthology

Part 2 From A Dr…

Book Spotlight: The Girl from Long Guyland by Lara Reznik

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The Girl from Long Guyland
by Lara Reznik

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*****$50 Amazon gift card will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter.*****


NOTE: THE GIRL FROM LONG GUYLAND WILL BE ON SALE AT AMAZON FOR 99 CENTS ON DECEMBER 7.


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Laila Levin enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, Texas, but she can't quite shake her lifelong sense of not truly belonging anywhere.

When her company announces a major layoff, Laila finds herself caught between an unscrupulous CEO and her promiscuous boss. Then news of her college roommate's suicide stirs up a dark secret involving three devious friends from her past. One has betrayed a vow, another wants to rekindle their romance, and the third is out for revenge.

Suddenly for Laila, it's 1969 again. She's only seventeen, and she's left her sheltered home in Long Island for college in Connecticut. Amid protests of the Vietnam War, she's tempted by the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' rol…