09 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Frosted Shadow, a Toni Diamond comic murder mystery (Toni Diamond Makeup Mysteries) by Nancy Warren

I’ve read some pretty craptastic cozy mysteries over the past several years. When the author sent this book in with a review request, I let it sit for quite a while. I just couldn’t wrap my head around how it wasn’t going to make me groan and gouge my eyes out with a spoon. I […]

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10 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Jack Welles, Author of As A Roaring Lion

A. On the Writer’s Craft, Storytelling, and the Editorial Process: Do you think every story has essentially been told before and that today’s writers must juxtapose old ideas and stories in new ways rather than worry about originality? I think that in a conceptual sense every story has been told before, especially if broken down […]

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06 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Gayle Trent, Author of Claus of Death: A Myrtle Crumb Mystery (Myrtle Crumb Mystery Series)

What is a typical writing day like for you? I generally write while my children are at school. I try to get in a chapter a day. When you’re writing, who’s in control, you or the characters? I try to be, but it seems they’re always doing something I hadn’t anticipated! I think when you […]

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12 August 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Book Giveaway: Crisis of Faith by Eliza Wood

I’m giving away a copy of Crisis of Faith by Eliza Wood. To enter the contest, post a comment below that you’d like to win. The drawing will be held Monday, August 19. About the Book: A present-day terrorist attack on the proposed site of a Manhattan mosque kills several young women, prompting the President […]

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31 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Bias Cut by Morgan Richter

When the author sent me this book for review, I wasn’t sure it was something I would be interested in. It is set in the fashion world. I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of a girl. And not even a fancy t-shirt. Like the “free” ones you get when you do a 5k. Hanes is […]

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19 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Gabrielle Black, author of Treating Murder

This is Gabrielle Black interviewing Veronica Lane, M.D., a character in the book ‘Treating Murder’. GB: When is your birthday? VL: November 16 GB: What kind of music do you like? VL: 80s music GB: What does your name mean? VL: True Image. Apparently I am an exact replica. Nobody says of what, however. Smiles. […]

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12 July 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Guest Post by Morgan Richter, Author of Bias Cut

I used to live in Los Angeles, and I used to work in television. Hence, unavoidably, I’ve met a slew of celebrities. Sometimes the experience was anticlimactic, and sometimes it was unpleasant, but many famous (or quasi-famous) people proved themselves to be pretty decent human beings: Lou Diamond Phillips once cleared a path and held […]

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03 July 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn

If Gillian Flynn set out to make me a little crazier than I started, she certainly succeeded. I loved this book. I hated this book. I cursed at it. I rooted for the insane characters. I set it down and vowed to never pick it up again. I picked it back and cursed some more. […]

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08 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Book Giveaway: Crisis of Faith by Eliza Wood

I’m giving away a copy of Crisis of Faith by Eliza Wood. To enter the contest, post a comment below that you’d like to win. The drawing will be held Monday, April 22. Description: A present-day terrorist attack on the proposed site of a Manhattan mosque kills several young women, prompting the President of the […]

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22 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Phil Taylor, author of White Picket Prisons

I’m going to do this a little bit differently, because reading isn’t about the writer; it’s about you, the reader! When you read a book do you go straight to the author bio, or do you jump into the story and maybe read the back flap if you really liked the book? Yeah, me too. […]

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