Category Archives: Books

Mystery-Thriller Giveaway

What would you do if your child was abducted, brutalized and left for dead? That’s the question at the heart of CounterPunch, a new novella by Patrice Williams Marks.   This book really packs a punch, too. It’s told primarily … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Other Woman (Mystery)

Hank Phillippi Ryan made her novelist name with the Charlotte McNally Mysteries, starting with “Prime Time” in 2009. Those were taut, well-plotted mysteries in a short form. Now, she’s digging in and deepening the plots for long-form novels. The first … Continue reading

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10 Reasons NOT to shop at Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble has a page on its website listing “10 Reasons to Shop at Barnes & Noble.com.” After my recent experience, I can easily give you 10 reasons NOT to shop there. 1. Their claim: “We Ship Fast!” I … Continue reading

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Movies That Surpass Their Source Material

This morning, Nerdist News announced their list of five films that surpass their source material. I agree with one of them. Planet of the Apes is an amazing movie that takes author Pierre Boulle’s basic story to another level. Here … Continue reading

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A Creative Wasteland

Someone else agrees that we need more original entertainments instead of yet another remake, reboot, or reimagining. “It seems that every movie is a remake of something that was better when it was first released in a foreign language, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deeper Than the Dead

I don’t read many mysteries, and I’d never read anything by Tami Hoag until I picked up “Deeper Than the Dead” a couple of weeks ago. I should explain that more clearly. A few months ago, I won copies of … Continue reading

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FREE Mystery Novel Download

SPYING IN HIGH HEELS is free for a limited time on BN Nook! If you don’t have a Nook reader, you can download a free Nook app to read it for your Mac, PC, iPad, iPod, iPhone, or many smartphones. … Continue reading

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Two Romance Trilogy Winners

> My latest two giveaways have ended and the winners have been emailed. Merry Widows Trilogy Giveaway: Randomizer picked post number 2, which was Shala_Darkstone’s Twitter entry. Ladies’ Fashionable Cabinet Romance Trilogy Giveaway: Randomizer picked post number 7, which was … Continue reading

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Merry Widows Romance Giveaway

>In Regency England, the most independent women of the ton are members of the Benevolent Widows Society. Having lost their husbands, they’ve gained control over their fortunes and their lives. They have no intention of marrying again, but they don’t … Continue reading

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Romance Trilogy Giveaway

>The Ladies’ Fashionable Cabinet isn’t a piece of furniture. It’s a magazine, one that differs from other publications for women living in Regency England in that it encourages thoughtfulness and an independent spirit in its readers. The Cabinet also forms … Continue reading

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