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Book Review: Emerald Isle

I have the great pleasure of introducing you to a fellow author and friend of mine, Andrew Budek-Schmeisser. Andrew and I first connected on the Books and Such Literary Agency… 929 more words


the third time

“I had just opened my program for the third time in a futile attempt to kill time while we waited for the curtain to rise.”

— Lord Malinov, Flowers of Malinov


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Announcement: Tomorrow will be the last day I post/am active this week. I am getting my wisdom teeth out Thursday (which is also my birthday :/), so I think that warrants a break from blogging until I’ve recovered (on a side note to that, the first thing I saw on my Facebook newsfeed this week was an article about a kid dying during his wisdom teeth surgery…what a great start to the week!). 301 more words


Finding Solace in Books

The Helpful Power of Words

Have you ever found yourself in the depths of despair? Confusion? or just plain seeking some new advice or a perspective? 419 more words

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Writing from the Outskirts

Image: matryosha

I grew up in the town of Tujunga, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, nestled right up against the San Gabriel Mountains. It’s about 30 minutes by car from Downtown Los Angeles and about hour from the airport. 2,027 more words


**Release Blitz for Do You Remember by V.L. King**

Title: Do You Remember?: A Sweethearts Novella
Author: V.L. KING
Genre: Military Romance/Romantic Suspense.
Release Date: 24 May 2016


When you can’t find the words to say, write them down instead…that’s something that you always told me, something that saved me from my own thoughts on more than one occasion during our years together. 110 more words


Library Book Sale Finds: Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes

You ever have a book that you’re not quite sure why you picked it up? That’s the case here. I have a vague memory of selecting this book from one of the library book sales last summer, but when I picked it up to read it again, I couldn’t, for the life of me, remember what had attracted me to it. 412 more words