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Spotlight/Chapter Reveal: Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy, by M.D. Moore (family drama)

Title: Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy

Genre: Fiction/Family Drama

Author: M.D. Moore

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 2, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

On the Spotlight: The Aqua Lie, by L.L. Hunter

Title: The Aqua Lie
Series: The Aqua Saga book 2
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Dystopian
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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 31, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

On the spotlight and chapter reveal: Trial By Fire (Schooled In Magic 7), by Christopher G. Nuttall

Title: Trial By Fire (Schooled In Magic 7)

Genre: Fantasy

Author: Christopher G. Nuttall

Websitewww.chrishanger.net

Publisher: Twilight Times…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 26, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Madison’s Song’ by Christine Amsden

Madison’s Song is the latest addition to the Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective fantasy/mystery series. Though not the latest instalment, it is a stand-alone, companion book to the series and, though there are mystery elements in it, it is primarily a romantic fantasy.

So far I’ve read and enjoyed all of the books and this one didn’t…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 19, 2015 at 5:47am — No Comments

Profile: Christine Amsden, Author of the Cassie Scot Series

“Writing has taught me the importance of self-confidence in becoming good at anything,” says Christine Amsden, who, in spite of having been diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision, has gone on to become the award-winning, bestselling author of the …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 15, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

On the Spotlight: Why Hate the Billionaire? (The Delanys Book I), by Johanna Bordeaux

I’m Cassidy Delany. Bright new shiny MD. So how do I celebrate? I let myself go crazy with the hottest man I’ve ever seen. Piercing blue-gray eyes with a ripped chest and six-pack abs I could lick for a lifetime. The two of us together equals a nuclear explosion. Too bad Daniel is an arrogant billionaire prick who thinks he can just take what he…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 10, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Book Review: Turning to Stone (Roma Series Book 4), by Gabriel Valjan

International spy Alabaster Black returns in this the latest instalment in Valjan’s exciting mystery/suspense Roma series.

This time Alabaster (aka Bianca Nerini) and her colleagues takes us to Naples, where tension is rapidly escalating between mafia clans and where she must outwit a powerful crime syndicate named Camorra.

Counterfeited euros and bonds,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 18, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

bBook Review: The Accidental Art Thief, by Joan Schweighardt

TitleThe Accidental Art Thief

Genre: General fiction/Literary

Author: Joan Schweighardt

Websitewww.joanschweighardt.com

Publisher: Twilight Times…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 15, 2015 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

Book Review: ‘April Snow’ by Lynn Steward

Title: April Snow
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Author: Lynn Steward
Publisher: Lynn Steward Publishing…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 7, 2015 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

Interview: Terry Jackman, Author of ‘Ashamet, Desert-Born’

Terry Jackman is really a Teresa, and married with kids. She’s not pretending to be a guy just for the book. Nobody, but nobody, calls her anything but Terry, so Terry is actually the most honest name to put on the cover.

To go with her two names she has two identities. In one she’s a mild-mannered lady who tutors children and lives in a pretty English village,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 3, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Death Is Always a Resident,’ by Lorraine Jeffery

Jan Myers is a widowed mom and director of the Forest Hills Skilled Nursing Facility in Ohio. One day she receives an unexpected visit from Detective Pollander from the Columbus Police Department, asking unsettling questions about a Mr. Packard Nickle, who used to be a resident but had suffered a heart attack and died…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 1, 2015 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Interview with Lynn Steward, Author of ‘April Snow’

Lynn Steward is a successful business woman who spent many years in New York City’s fashion industry in marketing and merchandising, including the development of the first women’s department at a famous men’s clothing store. Through extensive research, and an intimate knowledge of the period, Steward created the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 30, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

Interview: Joan Schweighardt, Author of ‘The Accidental Art Thief’

Please welcome my special guest Joan Schweighardt. Joan has been a writer all her life. She makes her living writing/editing for clients, and when she has free time, she writes for herself. The Accidental Art Thief is her fifth novel, and she’s here today to tell us all about it.

Congratulations on the release of your latest book, The Accidental Art…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 24, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Chapter reveal: 'Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System,' by Liane Brouillette

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Title:  Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System

Genre: Non-fiction, parenting, education

Author: Liane Brouillette

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 15, 2015 at 4:15am — No Comments

On the spotlight: ‘The End of Healing’ by Dr. Jim Bailey

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Title: The End of Healing

Genre: Suspense

Author: Dr. Jim Bailey

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 14, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

Book Spotlight: Silk by Chris Karlsen (Victorian London detective thriller)



London-Fall, 1888



The city is in a panic as Jack the Ripper continues his murderous spree. While the Whitechapel police struggle to find him, Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner are working feverishly to find their own…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 5, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

Chapter reveal: ‘My Mother My Child,’ by Susie Kinslow Adams (caregiving memoir)

Title: My Mother My Child

Genre: Non Fiction Self Help

Author: Susie Kinslow Adams

Websitewww.susiekinslowadams.com

Publisher: Write By The Sea Press

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 1, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

Interview with Joel Fox, author of ‘The Mark on Eve’

Joel Fox has spent over 30 years in California politics, serving on numerous state commissions, working on many ballot issue campaigns, and advising candidates. An adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Fox has authored hundreds of opinion pieces for numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, USA…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 24, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

Children's Author Spotlight: Melissa Abramovitz

 

Melissa Abramovitz has been a freelance writer/author for 30 years. She’s the author of hundreds of magazine articles for all age groups, from preschoolers through adults; more than 40 educational books for children and teenagers; numerous poems and short stories; the children’s picture books ABCs of Health and…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 13, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Meet Graciela Limon, Author of ‘The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy’



Graciela Limón is a Latina Writer, Educator and Activist. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Marymount College Los Angeles, a Master of Arts Degree in the same field from the University of the Americas Mexico City, followed by a PhD in Latin American Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Prior…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 9, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

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