End of July #Reads- #BookReview @KateBateman @sgc58 Jennifer Crusie @katherinecenter


Can you believe we’re halfway through summer already? It’s been six weeks without rain on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and everything is tinder dry. The creeks and rivers are running dry, which means the salmon aren’t going to have a way to spawn and resident Orcas won’t have a food source. In other words, […]

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Update – #Reviews – #Poetry Balroop Singh, #YAFantasy M. J. Mallon, #Romance Jacquie Biggar


Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to share some recent reviews for authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore. Delighted to share a recent review for Balroop Singh… and her new collection…Slivers: Chiseled Poetry About the collection When I stumbled upon haiku – a Japanese form of poetry, I scoffed it away,…

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Geometry in Nature #SundayStills #photography


Terri Webster Schrandt gave us a challenge to find geometric angles in this week’s Sunday Stills. You can join in here. There are plenty of interesting shapes in the rocks and seed pods from a dandelion in the picture above. I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and […]

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#Free Summer #Reading Deal- Perfectly Imperfect #RomCom


Perfectly Imperfect is Free for a limited time! This is a fun rom-com between two stubborn personalities who think they are immune to love- until they meet and the sparks fly! What happens when Miss Perfection clashes with Mr. Casual? Chaos! Georgina’s in trouble. The startup money she borrowed from her parents’ retirement fund is […]

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Poetry – Life is Like a Mosaic: Random Fragments in Harmony by Sally Cronin


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Delighted to share the news of my latest release which went live yesterday. A little light summer reading… About the collection  “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” Arthur Brisbane 1911. An image offers an opportunity to see endless possibilities depending on the viewer’s perspective. Where some might…

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#BookBlast- The Boy Toy by @NicolaMarsh #RomCom #Reading


The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh Genre: Romantic Comedy *** 2021 Romance Writers of America Vivian Award Finalist *** A woman ready to give up on love meets her match in a man she never expected to fall for in this heartwarming and steamy new romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh. For […]

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#BookReview- Two Rereads and a #Suspense makes for a great #reading week


I’m Vaccinated! Mom and I went for our second vaccination shots on Sunday and came through with flying colors- yay! Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday. It’s also the day she goes to see the neurosurgeon. I’m hoping and praying for positive news. The poor kid hasn’t had an easy time of it, she could use […]

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#NewRelease- Laws of Nature by Jacqui Murray #Prehistoric #Reading @WordDreams


A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help. I’m thrilled to have Jacqui Murray visiting today with news of her BIG new release, Laws of Nature! I hadn’t read this genre before trying Jacqui’s books, now I’m hooked 🙂 Summary In this second of the Dawn of Humanity […]

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#BookBlast- Betwixt and Between by Darynda Jones #PNR #Reading @Darynda


Betwixt Betwixt & Between Book 1 by Darynda Jones Genre: Paranormal Women’s Fiction *** 2021 Romance Writers of America Vivian Award Finalist *** Divorced, desperate, and destitute, former restaurateur Defiance Dayne finds out she has been bequeathed a house by a complete stranger. She is surprised, to say the least, and her curiosity gets the […]

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😍 Love is in the air… win @BookSweeps today #Romance #Reading


The BookSweeps Christmas in July Romance Giveaway is here! I have a fun surprise to share with you… I’ve teamed up with 50+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Sweet Contemporary Romances to 2 lucky winners! Oh, and did I mention the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW eReader? 😁  You […]

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For the Love of #Trees- #SundayStills #TreeSquare


“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” — Abraham Lincoln This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is one near and dear to my heart- trees. You can join here. Becky B is also running a […]

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Romance #Mystery – Secrets, Lies & Alibis (Wounded Hearts Book 8) by Jacquie Biggar


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Delighted to share the news of the latest release by USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar –  Secrets, Lies & Alibis (Wounded Hearts Book 8) – On pre-order for July 9th for 99c and 77p. About the book An elusive danger brings two obstinate lovers together for the sake…

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Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Military #Romance The SEAL’s Temptation: Wounded Hearts- Book 7 by Jacquie Biggar


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Today I am reviewing The SEAL’s Temptation: Wounded Hearts- Book 7 by USA Today Bestselling author Jacquie Biggar. About the book DEA agent Maggie Holt has been through hell and back. After eighteen months undercover in a Mexican cartel, Maggie is broken. The kickass agent she once was, is…

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