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The bond forged between us was not one that could be broken by absence, distance, or time. And no matter how much more special or beautiful or brilliant or perfect than me he might be, he was as irreversibly altered as I was. 13 more words

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Exclusive excerpt: ‘The Kiss Quotient’ by Helen Hoang

HEA shares an excerpt from contemporary romance The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, arriving June 5.

About the book:

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. 986 more words

Contemporary Romance

A love nest

I’m of the view that a relationship should be the fruits of a union, not the roots to settle on. Each party should have the relationship rooted in their hearts, sacrificing for a value shared and preferring the higher good of the union to one’s self. 275 more words

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pachinko (min jin lee)

finished pachinko recently. what a sprawling book — it’s hard to recap, but  it’s 4 generations of a family that are traced through history including japan being korea’s colonial master, through WWII and then more 1990s/2000s present-day stuff. 1,221 more words

By Others More Brilliant

Quote, The Mystery at Sag Bridge by Pat Camalliere

Saint James at Sag Bridge…sat on a hilltop, surrounded by a cemetery, the cemetery surrounded by dense woods. When Cora attended Mass there, ushers rang the church bells by pulling on ropes—one to ring, another to toll, calling parishioners.

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"The Underworld is a Multiverse, and All Your Lovers Are Invited: Part 1 and 2" - Fiction by Laura Podolnick Dukhon

A woman discovers just how twisted Hell can be in “The Underworld is a Multiverse, and All Your Lovers Are Invited : Part 1 and 2,”  2,006 more words

Flappricana

The Farewell

In the candlelit room he sits quietly as if he was a piece of the furniture. The flooding thoughts, emotions, flashbacks, Joy, Agony lurks inside his mind, slowly draining his soul’s essence like wolves mauling their prey, and all these thoughts of what he’s been through; mauls and mauls every day. 131 more words

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