The Last War Series by @SylvieGrayson #Scifi #reading @SDSXXTours


Khandarken Rising The Last War Book 1 by Sylvie Grayson Genre: Romantic Suspense SciFi The Emperor has been defeated. New countries have arisen from the ashes of the old Empire. The citizens swear they will never need to fight again after that long and painful war. Bethlehem Farmer is doing her best to help her … Continue reading The Last War Series by @SylvieGrayson #Scifi #reading @SDSXXTours

Wednesday Weirdness: Spook Lights and Corpse Candles


Would you follow a disembodied light into a dark forest or swamp? Read a chilling excerpt on Mae Clair’s wonderful site and then pick up your #Free copy of Macabre Sanctuary!

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pathway between large, gnarled trees with words "on the path of Wednesday Weirdness" superimposed over imageIt’s time for another dose of Wednesday Weirdness. Today’s post comes with a bonus—a free book of Halloween stories. But first . . .

Beware the marsh when night unfolds,
and darkness sends the sun in flight.
‘Tis no place for mortal creature,
home to Fae and ghostly light.

Spook lights have many different names depending on culture and location, but have long been intertwined with magical things that go bump-in-the-night. Often referred to as ‘foolish fire’ for the propensity to lead night time travelers astray, these lights have various names including will-o-wisps, elf light, fox fire, and ghost lights among others.

Commonly attributed to the Fae or elemental spirits, they rarely bring good fortune to those who see them. When viewed in a graveyard, they are called  corpse candles. Dancing over marshy grounds and bogs, locals have dubbed them Jack o’ lanterns or friar’s lanterns. In some cases they’ve…

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Decline in Retail Stores


An interesting post by Marsha Riegert West on the demise of the retail market.

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I began to write about this issue last week on my personal blog, but technology took over. (Kind of like a character does when you’re writing. LOL) But walking at Ridgmar Mall Monday, working on getting my steps, the emptiness just overcame me. I had to share my thoughts.

So Ridgmar was the first mall in Fort Worth. After Bob finished law school, we moved from Austin to Fort Worth for his job. I had been living in San Antonio and was used to having malls and shopping that way, so it was a huge adjustment and then a cause for great celebration when Ridgmar opened several years after we arrived. It was a fancy with large columns and had all the big stores: Nieman Marcus, Dillard’s, and Sanger Harris (turned into Foley’s into Macy’s.). I have many fond memories of shopping at Ridmar with my mother and my daughters.

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about HALLOWEEN/SPOOKY/SCARY #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense share SPOOKY/SCARY lines on this week’s Sneak off and Read.

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about a HALLOWEEN/SPOOKY/SCARY

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


Overreacting here, to say the least. Everyone who’d been involved with the scary stuff in Texas was dead or in prison. Nevertheless, she shuffled toward the front of the house, her hand securely grasping a rolling pin.

Marsha West


“Nate fought the man until a shot went off. It was violent and scary. I almost fainted.” Nate looked away, knowng Sarah’s attempt to play the frightened girl card would only work if he didn’t laugh.

Sharon Wray


When the eerie suspicion I resembled a scary dame with Big Texas hair from the television show, “Dallas,” I turned my head to avoid the mirror.

Vicki Batman


María couldn’t breathe. The heat was worse than the pitch black, and that was scary enough. She and the…

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The Delta Pearl, 12 — Prognosticate


Teagan Geneviene​ shares another chapter aboard the Delta Pearl and teaches us the language of fans!

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

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The steampunk riverboat is here.  Hello, my chuckaboos!  Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl.  Based on my own experiences the past two weeks (and more), I know it might have been difficult for you to get here.

I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many of us. Their denial of accountability has gotten as bad as my horrible Internet “provider” TDS Telecom… (Provider is in quotes because I don’t have Internet more often than I actually do.)  Now WordPress is making it hugely difficult for me to interact with any of you with comments or simple likes.  At this moment in time, I’m so frustrated with WordPress that I don’t know if I can keep blogging.  I am sorry that I haven’t been able to visit as many of you…

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On Navigating the Murky Middle


Sisterhood of Suspense​ #author Joanne Guidoccio​ shares tips for getting over that sagging middle ground on our WIP. Stop by and share your ideas; we’d love to hear from you.

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By Joanne Guidoccio

I love beginnings—in life and on the page. Anything and everything is possible whenever a blank slate appears before me. That momentum can last for days, weeks, months, and sometimes even longer.

At least, that’s what I like to think whenever I begin a new writing project.

A linear pantser, I write brief character sketches, plot the first three chapters and the last, and then let the words flow. At some point, usually around Page 80, I encounter the murky middle, that nebulous place where I find it difficult to continue or sustain the tension of the novel. In short, I’m lost with no clear trail or direction in sight.

In the early days of my writing career, I struggled to regain my motivation, wondering if I should abandon the novel. Thankfully, I have discovered three strategies that have lifted me out of the abyss.

Professional Development

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Can’t Block My Love by @XavierNeal87 #NewRelease #SportsRomance @jennw23


Can't Block My Love, an all-new sports romance by Xavier Neal is NOW LIVE!   From bestselling romance author Xavier Neal comes an all-new, rom-com sports romance featuring a gorgeous goalie who can block any shot — except Cupid's... Once upon a time, the Vlasta Vipers hockey team was so incredible — on and off … Continue reading Can’t Block My Love by @XavierNeal87 #NewRelease #SportsRomance @jennw23

Author Spotlight: Jacquie Biggar


I’m visiting the wonderful James J. Cudney IV​ and talking about writing, hobbies, and my #newrelease! Stop by for a visit, we also have a #giveaway for you!

This Is My Truth Now

Jacquie and I began chatting via our blogs earlier this year. I can’t remember how we found one another, yet I do know it was a through a mutual blogging friend. We write in very different genres but loved chatting about books, authors, and writing styles. Next thing I know… she published a romantic suspense novel, and since I enjoy mysteries, I had to check it out. You can find my review of her book, The Lady Said No, here. I also read a contemporary romance novel she wrote to see what I thought of the genre. You can find that review here. Now, we’re gonna chat a bit about her Gambling Hearts series because the third book, My Girl, has officially been released today. And guess what… Jacquie is offering a GIVEAWAY contest for a FREE eBook – see below! Let’s learn a little more about this…

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