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Check Out Paranormal Suspense Romance MAGICK'S PATHWAY by Lauren Marie


MAGICK'S PATHWAY The Haller Lake Series, Book 2 by Lauren Marie Genre: Paranormal Suspense Romance Kris Bennett-Lake’s world, after a year, isn’t what she’d have thought it would be. She’s married, with a three month old baby and magical powers wanted by evil demons, a ghost and an Oracle. Garda, the puppet master, has watched Kris for the right time to take her abilities and turn her to the dark side. He has a plan for her and brings his son, Guillermo, into the mix. Kris is thrown into a maelstrom, from being chained in a dungeon for eight years to making an illegal poison, White Dagger and after a vision that matches her with Guillermo is desperate to keep her husband, Roman, and son, Ott...
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#APC #Spotlight: Valkyrie On Planet Fury by Lynne Murray!


Hey Everyone!! :-) I've got Lynne Murray in my APC spotlight, today! Lynne is an active and supportive member of the   Authors-Professional Co-op  Facebook group and her science fiction fantasy novel, Valkyrie on Planet Fury, looks great! Here's the description: At the mercy of the Furies on a planet where assassination is a popular pastime, Sybil must complete an impossible mission or die trying. An impossible mission. A planet where death lurks at every turn. Sybil of Planet Valkyrie can’t go home until she confronts the rulers of Planet Fury, where assassination is a popular pastime. The Furies demand that Sybil tap the powers of her familiar demons to find an answer that may not exist—or...
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The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways – Day 4


Visit the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways blog to win great prizes including eBooks, gift card, swag, and more! Today’s featured giveaway is an eBook copy of In Honour Bound by Elizabeth Bailey. https://12daysgiveaways.blogspot.com/2017/12/ebook-in-honour-bound-by-elizabeth.html Our grand prize giveaway is a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Visit each day for more chances to win! Original link

FEATURED AUTHOR: CHRISTINA FREEBURN


ABOUT THE BOOK Even knee-deep in planning her wedding, Faith Hunter finds herself distracted by the town scrapbook she was commissioned to create. Eden’s oldest mystery, the founding family’s exodus nearly a hundred years ago, remains unsolved. When a search through the family’s abandoned mansion leads to the uncovering of bones on the property and ex-boyfriend Steve Davis announces a surprise heir has staked a claim, Faith is determined to dig up the truth left behind.

Meanwhile, family friend Wyatt Buford asks Faith to look into his deadbeat father’s disappearing act and his connection to the murder. Her quest for answers unearths secrets past and present that some would prefer stay burie...
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Book Review: Recollections of a Racketeer

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“Recollections of a Racketeer: Smuggling Hash and Cash Around the World” by Patrick Lane and Howard Marks The first thing I find to say about this book is my incomprehension as to why Howard Marks is credited with co-authorship. It appears to be Patrick Lane’s work. Of course I am aware, and it is clear […] The post Book Review: Recollections of a Racketeer appeared first on Stephen Bentley . Original link

Night Visitors

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Do we need ghost stories? Possibly. It turns out the house in which I’m living is supposedly haunted – this explains why some of the locals look strangely at me and my brother. Or maybe they are just weird country bumpkins, who knows. Fact is, by the weekend I’ll have to deliver a learned article – in Italian – about ghostly literature. It’s the spirit (aha!) of the season, I guess. I’ve been translating two ghost stories for a new publication – a story by Edith Nesbit and one by the wildly eccentric Robert Stephen Hawker, and I’ve been reading on the subject. I still remember fondly Night Visitors, by the late Julia Briggs. I got the Italian edition of this wonderful essay on English ghost ...
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Are You Properly Thanking People?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: The question arose if one shows their age thanking people by sending a traditional note through the post office. The concern centers on gaining trust for getting hired, although it can certainly apply to thanking prospective clients for their time.  A previously published blog, “How Do You View Business?” relates to today’s topic. My Story For many years, thanking prospective clients with traditional notes are what helped me stand apart from others vying for the same business. However, a backup system was always in place for the off chance that a piece of mail might get lost in transit. The moment I was back in private space, an email was sent to thank t...
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The Christmas elves party at the red barn.


Greetings everyone, Lindy Lou here!  I'm so excited. This year the elves are having a party in the red barn and we're dancing to our favourite songs.   Hywela Lyn, who kindly gave me a lift here in her starship (well there were so many elves on the sleigh it was a bit cramped, you see) anyway,  Hywela  Lyn wanted me  to go with "A Spaceman Came Travelling'' which would have been very appropriate, but we finally decided on another one of her favourites "Driving Home For Christmas" Now for me, that means going back to the North Pole and celebrating with all the othe elves, but for her, this song always makes her think of driving to Wales to visit her family, who she misses very much the rest o...
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Paperback Giveaways – ALTERNI

We’re within the final week to enter the paperback giveaways for my soon-to-be-released Urban Fantasy book, Alterni!  If you’ve missed out on entering these contests so far, I’ve compiled ALL of them below.  Just click the below posts, comment with … Continue reading → Original link

Stella Bruno Investigates – Book 5


Abduction, Suspense, and a Strange Demand. Detective Sergeant Stella Bruno investigates the abduction of eight-year-old Julia Ryan, taken from her nanny at gunpoint. When the kidnapper demands something outside the control of Julia’s family as ransom for her release, Stella is determined to find him before it’s too late. Detective Constable Brian Rhodes is confident the kidnapper will make a mistake. If you enjoy mystery and intrigue, you’ll love Taken, book five in Peter Mulraney’s Stella Bruno Investigates series of quick reads. BUY from  AMAZON Original link

All Wound Up review by: Mandy Tyra

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What a cracking collection, the saga of Simone comes full circle! All 7 novellas and short stories in the whole Wind-Up Toyworld make up this immense book, very aptly titled ~ All Wound Up. Clever, Clever. I ordered a signed copy directly from David and got this beaut of a hardback complete with visually stunning dust jacket. It’s gorgeous! I’ve always liked how he spells out the titles in childrens pastel colored alphabet blocks. Really amps up that creep factor. Fun Fact: this was the first time in a reeeally long time I wasn’t reading from the kindle. Ohhh to have something so big and hard in my hands once again, was quite rousing. Ok so, I had already read the original Wind-Up Toy, Broke...
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Frequently Asked Question: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?

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Today’s question comes from the Insecure Writers’ Support Group … and it’s both good, and difficult to answer. I think I would have begun doing additional/different appearances earlier in the year than I did.  I realized a need to expand my calendar, and started with a few local conventions/events.  I didn’t know much about them, but was invited to participate by the con holders and figured it couldn’t hurt. From this decision came a great realization:  I cannot do back-to-back events.  I had one in Campbell, Calif. one weekend, and one in Modesto, Calif., the next.  Even though they were not far from home, it was just too much to manage.  So, the great lesson here was no more than one event...
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Book Quote Wednesday, #BookQW


For Book Quote Wednesday,  # BookQW  my author friend Mindy Klasky @MindyKlasky sends out a word. We find that word in our book and Tweet the sentence/excerpt it's in. Today's word is IMMEDIATE.  This is from my new bio novel, ELIZA JUMEL BURR. She became Aaron Burr's last wife. I believe he was the love of her life:  "Mr. Burr is married. I have no immediate designs on him or becoming his missus.” I hadn’t thought that far ahead, even in my wildest fantasies. Purchase ELIZA on Amazon Original link

Blogmas Bonus Track: “White Christmas”


Continuing this week’s Million Dollar Quartet theme, here is Jerry Lee Lewis performing “White Christmas.”  Enjoy! Original link

Will they have closure at last?

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In 2012 I read an article in the Economist that stunned me. It was about the children who'd been sent to the British Dominions during, before and even after World War II. These were the child migrants -- orphans,  neglected or abandoned children.  I was amazed, not only that such a thing could happen in Britain but also that it had been kept secret for so many years.  If it hadn't been for a chance circumstance, many of those children, now adults, would never have been reunited with their families.  A social worker, Margaret Humphreys, was assigned the case of a woman who claimed that she had been deported from Britain when she was only four-years-old.  That was in 1986; since then Mrs Humph...
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Quote of the Week – December 6


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~ Buddha Original link

Queens of Georgian Britain, by Catherine Curzon


New on Amazon UK and Amazon US Once upon a time there were four kings called George who, thanks to a quirk of fate, ruled Great Britain for over a century. Hailing from Germany, these occasionally mad, bad and infamous sovereigns presided over a land in turmoil.  Yet what of the remarkable women who were crowned alongside them? From the forgotten princess locked in a tower to an illustrious regent, a devoted consort and a notorious party girl, the queens of Georgian Britain lived lives of scandal, romance and turbulent drama.  Whether dipping into politics or carousing on the shores of Italy, Caroline of Ansbach, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Caroline of Brunswick refused to fade int...
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Recipe of the Month – French Apple Pie


If you are looking for an apple pie recipe for this holiday season, give this one a try. I don’t know where I got this recipe but it is a good one with a couple of twists on the crust. Instead of a rolled traditional crust, this pie features a pat-in-the-pan cookie nut crust. However, the recipe for the crust as written always produces way more crust than needed.   Pat in the Nut Cookie Crust Ingredients 1/2 cup margarine, softened 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 1/4 cup flour 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 t. vanilla 1/4 t. salt 1/4 t. baking soda Directions Mix margarine and brown sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients until crumbly. Press against bottom and side of 9″ pie plate. French App...
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Speling Misteaks

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Graham Sharpe co-founded the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, and was a judge for this year’s competition (which was won, incidentally, by a biography of the cyclist Tom Simpson by Andy McGarth). After reading the 131 books that were entered into the competition he was dismayed by the number of misspellings of simple words. He described it on the Bookseller website as a ‘crime against books.’ He sympathised with writers, who can become blind to their own mistakes, and wondered whether some of the problem lay with the demise of the ‘dragon’ editor (my description), from the big publishing houses. Indie publishers have always been under time and financial constraints and have little...
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Special Guest Interview with Author Mercedes Rochelle


Available from  Amazon US  and  Amazon UK In 1066, the rivalry between two brothers brought England to its knees. When Duke William of Normandy landed at Pevensey on September 28, 1066, no one was there to resist him. King Harold Godwineson was in the north, fighting his brother Tostig and a fierce Viking invasion. How could this have happened? Today I would like to welcome author Mercedes Rochelle: Tell us about your latest book Fatal Rivalry is the third part of The Last Great Saxon Earls trilogy, told in first person by the sons of Godwine. The sibling rivalry between Harold and Tostig brought England to its knees, for if Harold wasn’t forced to fight his brother at Stamford Bridge, thing...
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