Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author update #Reviews – M.J. Mallon, Mary Adler, Jacquie Biggar and Deborah Jay.


Sally Cronin shares a fabulous review for Tempted by Mr. Wrong along with a wonderful assortment of other great books on Smorgasbord!

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Welcome to the first of the Cafe Updates this week with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

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At the end of the post I will share any offers that the authors on the shelves have on their books. If you can let me know a week in advance that would  be great so I can include in one of the updates.

On with the recent reviews…..

The first author with a review to share is Marjorie Mallon for The Curse of Time : Book One – Bloodstone a YA fantasy and science fiction adventure.

About The Curse of Time

On Amelina Scott’s thirteenth birthday, her father disappears under mysterious circumstances. Saddened by this traumatic event, she pieces together details of a curse that has stricken the heart and soul of her family.

Amelina longs for someone to confide in. Her once carefree mother has become angry…

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Evermore by @JodyHedlund #Ya #Historical #EverTour @PrismBookTours


On Tour with Prism Book Tours Always (The Lost Princesses #0.5) By Jody Hedlund Christian YA Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 136 Pages August 13th 2019 by Northern Lights Press A fierce elite guard. A loyal lady in waiting. They must work together to save three princesses from certain death. On the verge of dying … Continue reading Evermore by @JodyHedlund #Ya #Historical #EverTour @PrismBookTours

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


#OneLineSunday by the Sisterhood of Suspense #RSsos Lines all about AIRPLANE

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about AIRPLANE

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Pete grabbed a second donut. “Why did Kells go up to Maine? And how’d he pay for the flight?”

Sharon Wray


With a “humpf,” I dragged my pink tote up the narrow aisle to the plane’s exit, accidentally banging it into the sides of the seats along the way. The relieving notion of being back home in Sommerville caused the tension in my chest to fade a smidgen.

Vicki Batman


He noticed Adam’s fascination with the string and steel rainbow-colored art installation hanging from the ceiling. “At the right angle, it looks like an airplane. Plexus C18, I think it’s called, by Gabriel Dawes. Took ninety miles of thread, can you believe it?”

Jacquie Biggar


The difference was that the entire display board was red…

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Rain Storm by Susana Mohel #NewRelease #Romance @InkSlingerPR @SMohel


RAINSTORM by Susana Mohel is here! This new second chance contemporary romance is available everywhere - grab your copy today! About RAINSTORM People say when you’re dying your entire life passes before your eyes. But it is not my time. I’m not about to take my final breath. Although it feels like the end of … Continue reading Rain Storm by Susana Mohel #NewRelease #Romance @InkSlingerPR @SMohel

Mob Tracker Series by @MimiBarbour #Suspense #amreading #mgtab


Sweet Retaliation Mob Tracker Series Book 1 by Mimi Barbour Genre: Romantic Suspense A virgin librarian with hot-chick potential, the conflicts in her story won’t let you put the book down. Be prepared for an all-nighter… She watches the mob kill her twin and is too frozen with fear to stop them. How can she … Continue reading Mob Tracker Series by @MimiBarbour #Suspense #amreading #mgtab

Self-care. What if…


Kathryn Jane​ poses an interesting question on the Sisterhood of Suspense​ #blog today. Stop by and share your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you 🙂

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by Kathryn Jane

Something we all, yep ALL, need to pay attention to no matter what our circumstances, is self-care.

We live in a world brimming with information, watching bad news from around the world, and being exposed to a great deal of negativity minute by minute. In some ways this is good as we can see that in the grand scheme of things, a roof over our heads and food on our tables puts us among the fortunate.

Still, there is pressure. Pressure to be the best we can be at our jobs, and within our families. Employers and family need us, depend on us in every possible way. We can’t let them down. But apparently, we are letting ourselves down.

We stay late at work without extra pay, we stay up long past bedtime doing laundry, and we get up earlier than the rest so we can prep…

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Grit by Elizabeth Hunter #NewRelease #Romance @jennw23 @ehunterwrites


GRIT, an all-new standalone, friends-to-lovers romance in the 7th and Main series by Elizabeth Hunter is NOW LIVE!       He’s been patient; she’s been busy. Patience is running out. Melissa Oxford is a widow with a ranch, an orange grove, a goat-obsessed ten-year-old, and not enough time. She doesn’t have time to make friends. She … Continue reading Grit by Elizabeth Hunter #NewRelease #Romance @jennw23 @ehunterwrites

Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Dick Turpin


Read a chilling excerpt from Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s Through the Nethergate.

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The myth of Dick Turpin

Fiction writer, Harrison Ainsworth, glamourised thief and highway man, Dick Turpin, in his 1834 novel, Rookwood. The novel is set in England in 1737 at a manor house called Rookwood Place and the plot revolves around the mysterious death of the owner, Piers Rookwood, and the subsequent rivalry for inheritance of the property between his two sons.

During the course of the story, Dick Turpin, a highway man, is introduced at the manor under the pseudonym Palmer. During his stay, Palmer makes a bet with one of the other house guests that he can capture Dick Turpin. He is eventually forced to escape upon his horse, Black Bess. The horse, although fast enough to stay ahead of all the other horses, eventually collapses and dies from the stress of the escape.

In the novel, Ainsworth describes Turpin as galloping north in the dark: “His blood…

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


Excellent lines with the theme JUDGE on the Sisterhood of Suspense​ #blog today!

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about JUDGE

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His mother, the best judge of character her knew, trusted Jil.

Marsha West


This quiet time between the moon’s sleep and the sun’s awakening was Etienne’s favorite part of the day. Few people were out, and no one was around to judge.

Sharon Wray


Olga’s anger had burned. She’d acted like judge and jury without giving Maggie the benefit of a doubt. It hurt.

Jacquie Biggar


It felt so good to spill her demons on someone who wouldn’t judge her for the hatred she felt for her ex. She sobbed into the crook of his neck.

Claire Gem


Knowing Adele, she had judged the information to be either irrelevant or too embarrassing to share.

Joanne Guidoccio


He shook his head with an amused expression. “Against…

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From Rejection to Spectacular Success


Joanne Guidoccio​ shares a success story and her new release as part of the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul​ anthologies!

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By Joanne Guidoccio

While querying the Gilda Greco Mystery Series, I kept myself motivated by reading the success stories that started with stacks of rejection slips.

Here is one of my favorite success stories:

In 1992, teacher and motivational speaker Jack Canfield decided to compile all the stories he had shared on the self-help circuit. Intrigued, promoter and salesman Mark Victor Hansen joined this venture.

While culling his stories, Jack searched for narratives that were “inspiring, healing, motivational, and transformational.” Jack wanted to include 70 stories but was persuaded to increase the number to 101. During his years as a student ambassador in India, Mark had learned that 101 is the number of completion.

The title “Chicken Soup” appeared to Jack in a dream: The hand of God scrawled these words across a chalkboard.

Once the first volume was completed, Jack and Mark found an agent and flew to New…

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