#Bookreview – Skating on Thin Ice by Jacquie Biggar


A fantastic review for Skating on Thin Ice! Thank you, Robbie Cheadle ❤

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Sam Walters has made a deal with the devil.

In order to win a much-needed contract as physical therapist to one of the NHL’s leading hockey teams, Sam must delay the recovery of their sniper, Mac Wanowski. The trouble is, the more she gets to know the taciturn hockey player, the more she aches to help him.

Mac ‘The Hammer’ Wanowski chased the Stanley Cup dream for too many years. Last time he was close it had cost him his wife. As injuries continue to plague the team, Mac works to catch a killer and keep the woman he’s come to love from the hands of a madman.

Hockey can be a dangerous sport, especially when millions of dollars are at stake.

My review

This book is the perfect mixture of romance with an action packed story line to keep you turning the pages. The author does…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Mary Adler, A.J. Alexander and Jacquie Biggar


Sally Cronin shares a recent review for Skating on Thin Ice- Thank you, Robbie and, for the wonderful review and to Sally for spreading the word {{hugs}}

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Welcome to the first of the updates this week… with recent reviews for authors on the shelves of the cafe and bookstore.

The first author with a recent review is Mary Adler for her wartime mystery Shadowed by Death An Oliver Wright WW II Mystery Book 2. A young Polish freedom fighter is in danger and Oliver Wright must try to protect her..

About Shadowed by Death

San Francisco, 1944. Sophia Nirenska, a Polish resistance fighter who survived the Warsaw ghetto uprising, finds safety in California until someone tries to kill her. She insists political enemies want to silence her, but homicide detective Oliver Wright, on medical leave from the Marines, believes the motive is more personal. He and his German shepherd, Harley, try to protect Sophia, but she insists on doing things her own way—a dangerous decision.

Oliver guards Sophia as they travel from an Italian cafe in…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about PLEAD #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense’s weekly meme Sneak off and Read brings us the theme- PLEAD.

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about PLEAD

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


How dare she take on that risk alone. He’d begged and pleaded to be the one to go, but she’d left him on the sidelines—helpless.

Jacquie Biggar


A young woman looked over at them with pleading eyes. “Please don’t let it burn down. We have nowhere else to go.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


If Kaitlin or any of the others suggested lunch, I would plead a previous commitment.

Joanne Guidoccio


“I said almost exactly that to the stars every night. I would stand outside wherever I was and beg you to hold on until I could find you.”

Kathryn Jane


Was it her screams? Her tears? Had she pleaded for her life? Had she passed out from the pain?

Marian Lanouette


Then I looked…

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One Million Years B-Lulu ~ Rob Goldstein and Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene are my guests #shortstory


An exciting adventure through time by Rob Goldstein and Teagan Geneviene!

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I asked Rob Goldstein to be my guest on the Daily Echo…  and got rather more than I expected! …

A Short Story by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Illustrated by Rob Goldstein

Author’s Note

Rob Goldstein asked that we work on another adventure for our unflappable flapper Lulu.  Yes, Hullaba Lulu!  Who’s that?  To paraphrase the song, Lulu’s got the reddest red hair, she gets blue and goes cuckoo, she’s the kind of smarty who breaks up every party…  You get the idea.

Anyhow (and don’t ask me why), my imagination went straight to the old movie featuring Raquel Welch, “One Million Years B.C.”  I thought of Lulu as “Loana the Fair One.”  Of course, there would also be “Tumac the Strong” and “Nupondi the Wild One,” whom no pterodactyl can resist.

When I told Rob what I had in mind, he gave me “three things” to use in the story:…

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The Secret Art of Journaling


Sharon Wray​ shares the values of writing in a journal on the Sisterhood of Suspense​ #blog. This is something I’ve never tried, how about you? Do you have a journal?

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“Everybody allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal.” ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey.

Despite Miss Jane’s quotation above, what do Marcus Aurelius, Louisa May Alcott, Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Epictetus the Roman Slave have in common? They all kept extensive journals, recording their wistful desires, their secret needs, and the history going on around them. Journals that historians have found, read, and preserved for future generations.

While it’s fun to read other people’s words, especially those written during epic historical times, the beauty of these scribblings  is that they were never meant to be public. They were private conversations between the writer, his head, and his heart. I’m sure if Epictetus knew one day, over two thousand years after his death, that his…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about ASK #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense​ share lines with the theme, ASK, this Easter Sunday. Happy Easter!

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about ASK

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


Once I dragged Ben inside the store, I asked the cashier to page the manager. My grip tightened on Ben’s shirt collar as he tried to bolt for the far-blue-yonder.

Vicki Batman


Her cold fingers brushed his aside for a better look. “What happened?” she asked, her breath sending prickles down his back.

Jacquie Biggar


I’m going to ask you something. I saw those scratches on your back yesterday morning. You and I both know they didn’t come from brush in the canyon.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Kate could tell after several months of his repeated attempts to ask her out that Daniel cared less about keeping his job with Bardach & Associates and more about getting her naked.

Claire Gem


Before I could…

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#Writephoto ~ Beyond #Poetry


A beautiful, bittersweet poem from Anita Dawes

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Thursday photo prompt: Beyond #writephoto

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 24th April  and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

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Sunlight beauty beyond the trees

Pyramid doorway beckons

Ode to Pythagoras

I stand safe in shadows

This sunlit vale hides what my eyes cannot see

My heart weeps for want

A distant cry, drums beating

Forest burning

Loves memory written in smoke

A call borne from pain

How can I reach where my feet will not go?

A singularity of knowing holds me fast

Two hearts beat beyond the branches entwined

In triangular splendour they wait for me

Take time to feel their welcome

Reach out…

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Wounded Hearts #BoxSet #Suspense #Sale


Happy Easter!   I managed to land a Bookbub feature for Saturday, April 20th, celebrating my military boxset, Wounded Hearts: Love Conquers All! Join the men and women of Tidal Falls as they learn love can conquer any odds  HOT NEW adventure romance super bundle. Spice up your summer with 4 action-adventure romance stories set in the …

Our #Review for The Beast Within by Jacquie Biggar ~ #SuspenseActionThriller @JacqieBiggar


An awesome review for The Beast Within from Anita and Jaye Marie! Thank you!

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When Julie Crenshaw is offered a news reporter’s job on beautiful Vancouver Island she didn’t expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer.
Connor O’Rourke has seen his share of human depravities during his fourteen years as a homicide detective, but is still sickened by the murderer terrorizing his island shores.
And threatening his key witness.
As the stakes rise, can two people get a second chance at love?
Or will a killer become the winner?

From USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar, Can two displaced angels save a woman from the clutches of a vicious psychopath?

The twists and turns in this story are amazing. Just when you think you know where the adventure is going, it switches to the unexpected. Definitely kept me entertained and on my toes!
Jacqui Nelson

THE BEAST WITHIN by Jacquie Biggar did not disappoint! These books are a great blend of…

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WWW Wednesday #Reading #Goodreads


I was reading the #blogs and came across this fun topic on ABook. A Thought.  and thought I'd give it a try. WWW Wednesday (originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Taking on a World of Words, I'll share the books that I’ve finished, my current and upcoming readings.     This meme tries to …