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Friday Reads: Excerpt From Brutal Season

In this fourth, and perhaps final book, in the Seasons Mystery Series, Sarah is contemplating her relationship with LaVon, Angel’s brother. After a bit of a dustup at first about it, Angel is finally okay with Sarah dating her brother. That was worked out in the previous book, but now the question is whether Sarah …

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Book Blitz and Giveaway For The Knotted Ring

THE KNOTTED RINGBY MYRA HARGRAVE MCILVAIN Historical Fiction / Family Saga / Historical RomancePublisher: Next ChapterPage Count: 412Publication Date: December 7, 2023 Scroll down for Giveaway! Susannah Mobley, expecting a baby by her lover, a slave owned by her family, submits to an arranged marriage to Hezekiah James who is headed to Texas to claim …

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Book Blitz: Amethyst the Shallows

AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWSThe Companion Novel toThe Aquamarine SurfboardBy KELLYE ABERNATHY Young Adult / Magical Realism / Coming of AgeAtmosphere Press296 pagesFebruary 6, 2024 NEW RELEASE! So happy to showcase this new book in the magical series featuring some wonderful, charming characters. I really enjoyed The Aquamarine Surfboard, and I’m eager to read this second story. …

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Mush You Huskies

It’s the time of the year when dog-sledders get serious about preparing for the annual Iditarod Dogsled Race that starts the first Saturday in March in Anchorage, Alaska. Slim Randles participated in the first race, and today on the blog he’s sharing a memory of a chance encounter in 1974 when folks were gathering to …

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Cover Reveal: To Rescue a Witch

TO RESCUE A WITCHByLISA A. TRAUGOTT Historical Fiction / Action & Adventure / FantasyComing March 1, 2024 It’s 1739. An abused girl accused of witchcraft must be defended by a man married to an actual witch. William MacLeod, a fierce Scottish lawyer with a kind heart, takes on a daunting task—rescue young Annaliese from the …

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Friday Reads – #Humor from Slim Randles

How did your week go? As planned? Mine did for the most part, and today I have some real brain clarity, so I hope to get some work done on the book I’ve been writing. So glad when my friend, Slim Randles can take over the blog for a day when I’m super busy, and …

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MLK Day of Service

Photo Courtesy of the Nobel Peace Organization Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this day of remembrance that’s a National Holiday and a day of National Service. Reverend King Jr. spent much of his career advocating for civil rights, racial equality, and human rights. In the 1960s, he, along with other leaders …

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Books to Read

Recently I’ve been reading memoirs and biographies, taking a little break from fiction. Reading across genres is a great way to expand my thinking, and I often gain some nugget of wisdom and self-awareness from the experiences of other people who have written thoughtfully about their own lives. One of my recent reads is Can’t …

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Friday Reads – The Knotted Ring

So happy to start the New Year with a review of this wonderful historical novel. Publisher ‏ : ‎ Next Chapter PublishingPublication date ‏ : ‎ December 6, 2023404 pages Historical Fiction Susannah Mobley, expecting her slave lover’s baby, submits to an arranged marriage to Hezekiah James, who is headed to Texas to claim a land grant. …

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