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The Murder Hobos – Episode 45 – A Matter of Trust

Thia looked at Jinnaari, “You’re kidding. Please tell me you’re kidding.”He shook his head, “I’m serious, Thia.”She pushed a hand through her blonde hair. “It’s just…. the last time I trusted Helix, he ended up being a doppelganger! I don’t know who this Tabaxi is. He’s pure chaos! Even if he’s the real Helix and not another changeling, I sense something evil about him. His time with the Hags changed him. How can I trust he’s not going to hand me over to Lolth if it’s advantageous for him?” She rested her elbows on her knees and dropped her head into her hands.“I don’t say this to you without reason, Thia. I understand what I’m asking you to do. But I have every reason to believe he won’t do...
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Author’s Inspiration: “Hugs and Hisses”


Hi, everyone. This week, I’m skipping two titles: Brief Interludes is a collection of short fiction that I’ve already discussed, and Seen Through the Phantom’s Eyes is an omnibus of the eponymous series, which I’ve already covered.That brings us to Hugs and Hisses: My Mission of Love as a Shelter Volunteer. There is no better way to explain my inspiration than with the first few paragraphs of my author’s note:I need to be frank here and tell readers that I initially abandoned this manuscript for a couple of years. I didn’t think it captured all of the joy that I felt from my volunteerism with such a wonderful organization.Then, on September 19, 2015, I came home to find that my flame-point B...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: R.J. LEE


ABOUT THE BOOKReporter and bridge player Wendy Winchester once again plays ace detective when a country club member is murdered in a hot tub . . .Now an investigative reporter for the Rosalie Citizen in the Mississippi River port of Rosalie, Wendy still likes to unwind over a game of cards. Following the demise of the Rosalie Bridge Club, she’s started her own group at the Rosalie Country Club. During the first meeting of the Country Club Bridge Players, the dummy has barely been laid down when another dummy gets in a scuffle at the bar across the room. Bridge player Carly Ogle’s husband Brent is at it again.After the club’s new female golf pro breaks up the fight, Brent storms off to soak i...
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Inteachán – Book Three: Operation Turnback 3: 23 ‘I’ll be back when I am’


But when the crying ends there is still always  something to be done and so with a sniff and a wipe of her sleeve Inteachán thought about her next move.She was stuck in a pitch-black hole attached to a rope that was not moving any more. She could hang in the hole for the rest of her life as far as the world was concerned as only Mac knew where she was and it would be days before he would raise the alarm.‘I’ll be back when I am,’ Inteachán had told Mac as she headed off. ‘I won’t be back before.’But what was bravado then was now something so much harder to explain that Inteachán decided to act rather than reflect.Original link

A.D. Ellis – Silver in the City Series

Today, I’m hosting author A.D. Ellis and her latest series release Silver in the City, a m/m contemporary romance.  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. **** Title:  Silver & Sage Series:   Silver in the City Book 1 Author:  A.D. Ellis Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance Silver doesn’t have time for feelings or a relationship. … Continue readingOriginal linkOriginal author: Maggie Blackbird

WELCOME TO DAY 6 OF THE #RWISA “REVOLUTION” BLOG TOUR! #RRBC @RHANIDCHAE #RWISAREVOLUTIONTOUR

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Welcome to Day 6 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, Rhani D’Chae.We ask that you click on the author’s RWISA Profile below and visit all of her profile pages – some offering more insight into the member and others showcasing the author’s talent.Lastly, we ask that you support this member as well as the host of this blog, by sharing this page and the author’s profile pages across all your social media platforms.RWISA ProfileWhat Rhani has to say about RWISA…Rhani has a book she’d like to introduce you to:“SHADOW OF THE DRILL” Now, we’d like to give you a chance at some of this awesome promotion for yourself!Have yo...
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Book Review: Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

Book Review: Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
The review that follows is of the paperback published by Bertrams Books (April 5, 2012), Language: English (translated by David Horrocks), ISBN-10: 9780141192093 ISBN-13: 978-0141192093. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found it somewhat of a challenge to review this book because on one level it’s a novel based on […]The post Book Review: Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link

Be My Steamy Valentine Book Fair! #ValentinesDay #KU #KindleUnlimited #books #FridayReads


One fateful night tore them apart...will they get a secondchance before a killer strikes?Steamy second-chance romance filled withdark secrets and heart-pounding suspenseset on the shores of Cape CodA Valentine's Day treat for fans of romance who are part of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program!  The Be My Steamy Valentine Book Fair has 93 titles, all enrolled in KU, which means FREE to KU members!  My second-chance romantic suspense, Dangerous Currents, is featured...and it's on sale for only 99c, so if you're not a part of KU, you can grab a copy for less than a buck right now!Check out the hot titles via the link below, but be aware some covers are NSFW (not safe for work!)  BE MY STEAMY VALE...
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from THE DEAD GAME

  Linda moves to Oasis to find a peaceful escape. Instead, she uncovers the hidden secrets of murder & kidnapping. She’s drawn to two men. Does she find love or heartbreak? Is she able to save the town with the… Continue reading →Original linkOriginal author: Susanne Leist

Bernard and Melody

Bonnie and Clyde they’re not!When Melody Earls dropped her blue saddlebag purse on the table and castigated her husband Bernard for messing up the job, I knew they were a special pair of thieves even though their clever plan had fallen apart.“An Incident at the Mall” was only my second flash fiction story, and it was basically just a joke. Yet it sparked a string of short stories and a forthcoming novel about two crazy lives of crime joined in head-over-heels-in-love matrimony. I couldn’t have envisioned a better outcome. In “An Incident at the Mall,” Bernard devises a scheme to rob a jewelry store staffed by a colorblind clerk, but Melody mishears just about every critical instruction. The ...
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Row your boat


This excerpt from XAGHRA’S REVENGE illustrates the actual movement of the rowers on galleys in the 16th century. Contrary to what you might see in movies of galley slaves rowing while always sitting down, they stood for part of the cycle. It makes sense. For one thing there was less friction on the benches so their posteriors didn’t get so raw, sore. Also they use gravity better. It has to be remembered too that the oars, while heavy, were finely balanced on the divots so not as heavy to row, especially when there were three men per oar.This section from Chapter 35 is just before our captured Gozo farmer makes a bid to escape over the side.The drummer started the usual rhythm.Push down, stan...
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Color Blind Historical Fiction


People of color have existed all throughout history. One would think this was self-evident, but it doesn’t seem to come through in a lot of historical fiction. This is a good overview, with examples and references. Well done!History ImaginedWhen we began History Imagined, we decided it would lie at the intersection of history and fiction, and many of our posts have covered aspects of history that impact fiction. This one is no exception. As we celebrate Black History Month, I’ve been preoccupied with issues regarding bias in historical fiction related to my own genre. In a 2017 episode of Dr. Who, in which the doctor visits the 1814 Frost Fair in London, his companion remarks that Regency En...
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Weekend Reads: “A Nice Cup of Tea”

A Nice Cup of Tea
A Nice Cup of Tea by Celia ImrieMy rating: 5 of 5 starsFour ex-pat friends (Theresa, Sally, William, and Benjamin) are watching trade fall off in their Cote d’Azur restaurant, La Mosaique. When they discover that the mosaic that gives the establishment its name was created by Pablo Picasso, they figure their problems are solved; they’ll auction off the art work. Picasso’s estate steps in, and now they feel really stuck.Numerous schemes to keep the restaurant afloat go awry, from a shore-to-ship delivery service to assisting the kitchens in other hotels. The owner of a neighboring brasserie wants to buy them out at an absurdly low price … and he’s not taking no for an answer.In the mean time,...
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February 14, 2020


🌹Well hello there, Valentine's Day, you double-edged sword you.Despite being a romance author now, February 14th was never my favorite holiday while I was growing up. I didn't have a special sweetheart in school and had to endure sitting back and watching my classmates receive balloons and flowers on the dreaded Day of Love.When you're single, Valentine’s Day can be a black cloud fullOriginal link

So you've dreamed of being a mercenary…


I have just received a gift of books and chocolate from a far-away friend. It’s the sort of thing that’s good for morale, because yesterday was a bad day – sometimes these coincidences happen, and they never cease to surprise me. We live in a strange, but not necessarily hostile world.One of the books in the box was a well-beloved classic I mentioned I wanted to re-read, another is a war story that looks quite exciting, and the third… oh, the third I am starting right away, and filing it under research.The third volume is a wonderfully used copy of a paperback called Manual of the Mercenary Soldier, published in 1988 by Dell Books, and written by a man called Paul Balor. The book was later r...
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An #excerpt of SUMMONED by Susan Leigh Noble


Last month, I shared an excerpt of my short story The Search, which introduced Lina with her STAC Tosh. Now the real adventure begins in Summoned.Please enjoy the excerpt below and if you want to read the complete story, download the story from Amazon, Kobo Store, Barnes and Noble or Smashwords where it is available in all e-book formats.Summoned: Book One of The Elemental Lina was born with the power to start fires with a mere thought – a trait which died out long ago. She had no plans to leave her beloved homeland. Then gypsies kidnap her and take her to a foreign land. There a strong urge compels her to travel north.On her journey, she reluctantly uses her innate Elemental powers as she b...
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A Little #Magic For Your Valentine's Day Celebration! ;-)


Hey Everyone!!In honor of the day of love, I thought I'd treat you to a little peek at a romantic encounter. Enjoy! ;-)Excerpt from Taken By The Huntsman:The look he gave her scorched her from the tips of her toes to the ends of her hair. Cassie had never had a male look at her with such heat. She found her mouth suddenly dry, but she nodded and reached out to cup the side of his face in her hand.Turning his face into her hand, he placed a soft kiss on her palm. “Cassie, tell me truly, are you ready to consummate our relationship? I beg you, do not toy with me. I am desperate for you, and I do not know how far my control will hold.”She swallowed against her dry throat and said, “I’m ready to...
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Inteachán – Book Three: Operation Turnback 3: 22 ‘Tears of fear and solitude’


Fear gripped Inteachán tight like a brand new skin.And as the enormity of her predicament threatened to wrench her free from the precarious perch of her sanity Inteachán began to cry.Salty great tears fell from her eyes and kept falling downwards. Tears of fear and solitude. Desperation. Realisation. Responsibility. No nine year-old should be in such a terrible position.‘What have I done to deserve this?’ whimpered Inteachán.‘Why is it my fault that the world needs saving?’And with the nothing of the darkness as her only answer Inteachán despaired.Original link

Now available for pre-order!

Do you think silver foxes are sexy?  Do you enjoy reading May/December romances?   How about something also super-steamy?  Then check out my latest short story now available for pre-order at eXtasy Books — Dressed for Success.Original linkOriginal author: Maggie Blackbird

WELCOME TO DAY 5 OF THE #RWISA “REVOLUTION” BLOG TOUR! #RRBC @BEEMWEEKS #RWISAREVOLUTIONTOUR

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Welcome to Day 5 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! Id like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, Beem Weeks.Please click on the author’s RWISA Profile below and visit all of his profile pages – some offering more insight into the member and others showcasing the author’s talent.Lastly, I ask that you support this member as well as the host of this blog, by sharing this page and the author’s profile pages across all your social media platforms.RWISA ProfileWhat Beem has to say about RWISA…Beem has a book he’d like to introduce you to:“STRANGE HWY”Now, we’d like to give you a chance at some of this awesome promotion for yourself!Have you written that book or sho...
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