romance

I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper: A Holiday Novella

Fantasy & Supernatural
I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

Molly Harper is known for her romance novels, including a couple of paranormal romance series. This fun little novella is the prequel to a novel to be released in 2015, The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire. When I saw the book cover for I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, I couldn’t resist finding out […]

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Hello from the Gillespies: A Christmas Letter Never Meant To Be Sent

Cross Cultural
Hello from the Gillespies

I’ve always been slightly in awe of people who compose and send out Christmas letters to friends and family every year because just getting cards sent out when you work full time takes a lot of effort. Maybe that’s one reason I was attracted to Hello from the Gillespies by award-winning and internationally bestselling author […]

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The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate: A Gardening Mystery

Crime Story
The Red Book of Primrose House

Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based author with an advanced degree in urban horticulture. She has not only published non-fiction works on gardening but also leads garden tours throughout the U.S. and Europe. The Red Book of Primrose House is Book #2 in her Potting Shed Mysteries series; however, I had not read Book #1, The […]

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Lailah by Nikki Kelly: YA Romantic Paranormal Book Review & Giveaway

Events
Lailah

Lailah is Book #1 of the Styclar Saga series. Lailah may be Nikki Kelly’s debut novel but its path to publication was an interesting one. It was first posted in serial form on an interactive web site where writers and readers share stories, and in just a few months over a million readers around the […]

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Desert Rage by Betty Webb: A Twisty Mystery Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
Desert Rage

We’re participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop and it’s only fitting that our giveaway be for a dark twisty crime thriller. With that in mind, we’ve chosen Desert Rage by Betty Webb. This crime novel is part of the Lena Jones Mystery series; however, I hadn’t read the prior novels in that series and had […]

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Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCaig: Who Was the Woman Who Became Mammy?

Cross Cultural
Ruth's Journey

I had read Donald McCaig’s 2007 novel about Rhett Butler and did not like it, so you might wonder why I bothered to read Ruth’s Journey, a novel Margaret Mitchell’s estate authorized about Mammy from Gone With The Wind. There are a couple of reasons: 1), Mr. McCaig has since won two awards for his […]

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