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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

Meet Eleanor Parker Sapia, author of 'A Decent Woman'

Puerto Rican-born novelist, Eleanor Parker Sapia, was raised in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Eleanor’s life experiences as a counselor, alternative health practitioner, a Spanish language social worker, and a refugee case worker inspire her passion for writing. When Eleanor is not writing, she…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 30, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

An Interview with Anne K. Edwards, Author of ‘This and That—Collection of Light and Dark Tales ‘

Anne K. Edwards enjoys reading as well as writing and would be hard put to choose one over the other since her love affair with the printed word started with reading at age six. When she found she could write stories as a third grader, she found a certain sense of self-fulfillment that lonely kids often miss. That love…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 30, 2015 at 5:56am — No Comments

On the Spotlight: 'Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls' by Irene S. Roth

In Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls, Ms. Roth argues that there are four seasons of empowerment for adolescent girls. Sadly no adolescent girl can simply wake up one day, snap her fingers, and be empowered to tackle the world and all the forces that exist inside and outside. Becoming empowered to be who we are can be truly difficult. This book consists of a step-by-step guide to help adolescent girls achieve self-improvement.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 16, 2015 at 9:21am — No Comments

Chapter Reveal: Cooler Than Blood, by Robert Lane

Title: COOLER THAN BLOOD

Genre: Mystery

Author: Robert Lane

Websitewww.robertlanebooks.com

Publisher: Mason Alley

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 6, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments

‘April Snow’ (Dana McGarry Novel Book 2) Now Available for Pre-order!

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April Snow, book 2 in the smashingly successful Dana McGarry series by talented author Lynn Steward, is now available for pre-order!

Pre-order the Kindle edition from …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 5, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Short excerpt reveal: Not All Americans Are Racist, by Nicole Weaver

Title: Not All Americans Are Racist

Genre: Nonfiction Essay

Author: Nicole Weaver

Websitewww.nicoleweaverbooks.com

Publisher: Nicole Weaver

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 20, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

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