Taking a Sabbatical

While I wish my time away was to be spent at a beautiful, secluded Italian villa where I would finish my latest book in a lovely, peaceful setting, the next couple of weeks, or more, will be mostly spent recovering from hip surgery. I won’t go into all the gory details, but I know the …

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Book Blitz and Giveaway

JUST A HATBy SHANAH KHUBIAR Young Adult / Coming of Age / Jewish Fiction / Small-Town Texas / 1970sPublisher: Blackstone PublishingPage Count: 254Publication Date: July 18, 2023 Scroll down for giveaway! Action-packed, humorous, and bittersweet, this 1970s-era coming-of-age novel is more relevant than ever–exploring how a second-generation immigrant kid in a new hometown must navigate …

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Book Blitz and Giveaway (and there are dragons!)

MAGICAL ELEMENTS OF THE PERIODIC TABLEPRESENTED ALPHABETICALLYBY THE ELEMENTAL DRAGONS Magical Elements of the Periodic Table, Book 2By Sybrina Durant Children’s Picture Book / STEM / ChemistryPublisher: Sybrina PublishingPage Count: 44Publication Date: March 9, 2024 **** Scroll down for a giveaway! **** In this unique alphabet book, members of the Elemental Dragon Clan present 26 …

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Book Tour: This Familiar Heart – a Memoir

THIS FAMILIAR HEART:AN IMPROBABLE LOVE STORY byBabette Fraser Hale Memoir / Relationships / Aging / GriefPublisher: Winedale PublishingDate of Publication: April 2, 2024Number of Pages: 312 pages  ** ABOUT THE BOOK ** In this intimate rendering of a relationship, we learn how deceptive surface impressions can be. Leon Hale, author of Bonney’s Place, was sixty …

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Book Tour and Giveaway

SHAHRAZAD’S GIFT byGretchen McCullough Contemporary Fiction / Linked Short Stories / Humor Publisher: Cune PressDate of Publication: February 20, 2024Number of Pages: 198 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! Shahrazad’s Gift is a collection of linked short stories set in contemporary Cairo—magical, absurd, and humorous. The author focuses on the off-beat, little-known stories, far from CNN …

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Pop-Up Blog Hop and Giveaway

AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS byKellye Abernathy YA / Magical Realism / Coming of AgePublisher: Atmosphere PressPage Count: 296 pagesPublication Date: February 6, 2024 **** Scroll down for a giveaway! **** “This is a night for being brave.” In the aftermath of a devastating sickness that shatters their close-knit beach town, six lonely kids are drawn together …

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Cursing and Praying

Mark Twain once said that “under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer,” and people have been swearing as long as they’ve been praying. That’s an interesting tidbit of trivia about Mark Twain, and it is a fact that folks have used colorful language for a lot more than describing pretty flowers or what’s on …

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