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A Conversation with Historical Fiction Author Joan Schweighardt

Joan Schweighardt is the author of several novels. In addition to her own projects, she writes, ghostwrites and edits for private and corporate clients. Her latest novel is …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments

Chapter reveal: ‘What Might Have Been’ by Lynn Steward (women's fiction)

NameLynn Steward

Book Title:  What Might Have Been

Genre:  Literary…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 23, 2016 at 5:54am — No Comments

Chapter reveal: The Crimson Calling, by Patrick C. Greene (for vampire fans!)

Title: THE CRIMSON CALLING
Genre: Horror
Author: Patrick C Greene
Publisher:…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 12, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Luck Is Just the Beginning’ by Celeste Leon

Based on a true story, Celeste Leon’s beautifully written debut novel is the story of a young man in 1940s Puerto Rico who wins the lottery, only to realize that, as the title states, luck is just the beginning.

Young Ramon is able to see visions, a gift he inherited from his mother. When he sees a number flash across the sky, he decides to buy a complete lottery…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 6, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Interview: Michelle Nott – Author of ‘Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses’

“…so many children do not even realize their eyesight is less than perfect.”

Michelle Nott is an author, poet, freelance writer and editor, former teacher (K-12), and adjunct professor. She has lived in the US, France, and Belgium and currently resides in Texas. Her interest in writing for children…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 5, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Chapter reveal: Kaitlin’s Tale, by Christine Amsden

Title: Kaitlin’s Tale
Genre: urban fantasy/paranormal romance
Author: Christine Amsden…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 27, 2016 at 3:10am — No Comments

The Writing Life with Mystery Novelist jd daniels

jd daniels is a mystery writer who divides her time between Southwest Florida and Iowa City, Iowa. She has also lived, written prose and poetry, and taught writing at the college level in Boston, Massachusetts and Ankara, Turkey.  She’s published five books, receiving an Iowa Arts Grant for her biography and reached the top of a best seller list for her book of poetry. Over the years, she has worked as a college professor, an aerobics instructor,…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 10, 2016 at 2:41am — No Comments

The Writing Life with Mystery Author Rosie Claverton

Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home. She then moved to London to specialize…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 26, 2016 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Ninth-Month Midnight’ by Marie Bacigalupo

Nine Month Midnight by Marie Bacigalupo was a deeply compelling, at times heart-wrenching story, about grief and the desperate need of a mother to reunite with her dead child. Since losing her four-year old precious daughter to cancer a year ago, Dolores Walsh has been living in limbo, like a…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 22, 2016 at 1:12pm — No Comments

The Writing Life with Author Sylvia Dickey Smith

A fifth generation Texan, Sylvia Dickey Smith was born in Orange, Texas and grew up in a colorful Scots-Irish family living in the midst of a Cajun culture. At 34, Sylvia’s curiosity about the world took on a whole new dimension when she moved to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago. Awed by the differences in customs and…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 10, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Chapter reveal: Irish Jewel, by Julie Ann James

Title:  IRISH JEWEL

Genre: Suspense

Author:  Julie Ann James

Website:  www.peppertreepublishing.com

Publisher: …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 8, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

The Writing Life with Marie Bacigalupo, Author of 'Ninth-Month Midnight'

A former copywriter and administrator, Marie Bacigalupo studied creative writing under Gordon Lish at the Fiction Center and participated in workshops sponsored by the University of Iowa and Story Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Examined Life Journal; Romance Magazine; New Realm Magazine;…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 1, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

Interview: Dawn Brotherton, author of ‘Trish’s Team’



Dawn Brotherton is a colonel in the United States Air Force serving as a legislative liaison to Congress for the Secretary of the Air Force. In her spare time, after taking care of her two teenage daughters and visiting with her husband, Dawn has published five books, with three more in the works.  Her “Jackie Austin…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 24, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘The Asset’ by Anna del Mar

Trying to survive from a deadly past that torments her, Lia Stewart is hiding in a small Rocky Mountain town until, one day, a wounded warrior with a dog shows on her doorstep; a gravely injured SEAL with a heart and soul just as tortured as hers. Against her best judgment, she decides to help him – a kind act that may cost her life.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 8, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

Chapter reveal: The Asset, by Anna del Mar

TitleThe Asset
Genre: Romantic suspense, Contemporary romance, Military romance, SEAL romance.
Author: Anna del Mar
Publisher: Carina…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 1, 2016 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Excerpt Reveal: ‘In Time for You’ by Chris Karlsen

Title: In Time for You

Author: Chris Karlsen

Publisher: Books to Go Now

Genre: Time-travel romance

While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 15, 2016 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Chapter reveal: Karma’s a Killer, by Tracy Weber

Title: KARMA’S A KILLER

Genre: Mystery

Author: Tracy Weber

Websitewww.tracyweberauthor.com

Publisher: Midnight Ink

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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 15, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Christmas Romance 2015 – Places to See Series’

If you’re a fan of romantic stories and you love traveling and being transported to other countries, curl up in front of the fireplace these holidays with Christmas Romance 2015 – Places to See Series.

Now available as a box set, this uplifting collection…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 12, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

Chapter reveal: Hidden Shadows, by Linda Lucretia Shuler



Title: Hidden Shadows

Genre: Literary

Author: Linda Lucretia Shuler

Publisher: Twilight Times Books

Amazon / …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 21, 2015 at 7:42am — No Comments

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