Catching up on my #NetGalley #BookReviews @Darynda @RKapelkeDale, Betty Webb

Photo by Pixabay on The fun of growing all of your plants in containers is the ability to move them whenever you want to refresh the garden. Some need either more or less lighting, others become too large for their environment, and then some show off their best colors in the fall and deserve …

Preparing for a #NewRelease #Authortips

It's a little less than a month, October 21st-eeek, before my new release hits the shelves and there's so much to do! Here's a short checklist of what I've done, and what is left. I hope it helps you with your book baby. I place my book onto my preferred marketplaces two months in advance …

#NewRelease- Geller’s Find by @Sandra_Cox #Western #Romance

I'm thrilled to announce the release of Geller's Find by bestselling author Sandra Cox! Sandra's talent for creating memorable characters and settings right out of the best duster (western) movies turned me into her number one fan. I can't recommend her books enough- read them! Geller's Find It’s summer break and Dr. Luke Geller, history …

#BookReview- Bloodless by Preston and Child, The Winding Road by @mhurdle112, The Wrong Bones by @MelindaLeigh1 #amreading

Photo by Pixabay on Autumn is just around the corner and I, for one, can't wait! Already the nights are cooler, the days luxurious, laden with the aroma of ripening fruit and vegetables. This is my favorite season. I love bright orange pumpkins, crimson and chartreuse leaves, along with eagles soaring over salmon-filled streams. …

#NewRelease- Irresistible: Madly in Love with a Coworker #Romance

It's release day for our latest multi-author Irresistible box set! I'm thrilled to be in this group of stellar authors, though our leader, Tamara Ferguson, had to bow out due to her husband's sudden death. Without her, these sets wouldn't be the success that they are, and we send her our deepest condolences. IRRESISTIBLE - …

End of August #BookReviews @dlfinnAuthor @SophieSWrites @belovung_birds

Photo by Min An on I apologize for disappearing from visiting blogs and answering your comments. After a bad fall a couple of weeks ago, I suffered days of headaches, body pains, and raccoon eyes. It was the last that worried a medic at my husband's job site. He said because it took a …

More July and a few August Book Reviews

Need summer reading ideas? Check out Diana Peach’s reviews (including two of my books!)

Myths of the Mirror

Yes, it’s only the middle of August, but travels have messed up my schedule. Fortunately, my reading hasn’t suffered, and I have some great books for you, all read between tromping up the trails.

I need to share the reviews before they pile up any higher.

This bunch of reviews is for 4 and 5-star reads including a personal growth book, an ageless illustrated book about love, an uplifting holiday novelette, two books from a series of thriller romances, two installments of a fantasy serial, and last but not least, a horror short story. Phew!

Click on the covers for Amazon global links.


Alternate Reality by Erik Tyler

I’ve read Tyler’s other books and was eager to dive into his latest. Like his previous works, I’d categorize this one as a guide for personal growth, full of practical advice for living a happier and more conscious life as we…

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Scribbling & Scrabble

A fun and inspirational post on writing from Mark Bierman.

Mark Bierman

I sometimes feel as though writing is like a jumbled pile of Scrabble tiles. I mean, the CONCEPT, is bouncing ’round inside the noggin’. Oh yes, I’ve fingered the five w’s; trapped them in my spotlight as they climbed out of the second-floor window at three am.  BUT, actually putting them into words is a nitpicky process of sifting through those tiles, plucking the ripe ones and discarding the rest. Now, repeat that dozens of times.

Please don’t get me wrong, I really do enjoy the challenge and there’s no plans to pack up my carpet bag and move on to selling cleaning products.

However, I’d be guilty of hoodwinking, or at least attempted deception, if I denied that there are times when scooping up those tiles and tossing them into the trash would be considered a viable option for getting a Klondike Bar. 😊

Now put away those Kleenex’s…

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#NewRelease- The Heist by @MJRose, @CWGortner #Mystery

To catch a leopard, wear diamonds. The Heist, the gripping conclusion in the To Catch A Leopard Series from New York Times bestselling author M.J. Rose and international bestselling author C.W. Gortner is out now! To catch a leopard, wear diamonds. A year after THE BAIT, Ania Throne is on the prowl. Gone into hiding, …

End of July #BookReviews Part 1- #Reading @danniowenjones @jaxandwillsmum @supermegawoman @JanSikes3

This week it's my daughter's *** birthday! It seems like yesterday that I was teaching her to walk and now she's a mother with an almost-grown son of her own. Where does the time go? This is one of my favorite pictures of her as a baby- isn't she cute? 🙂 I've read a couple …

When Dreams Come True- #followyourdreams #inspiration

Photo by Pascal Renet on Ever since my daughter was a young child- maybe five- she started talking about studying marine animals to save their environment. We smiled, bought her books on sea creatures, and thought it was sweet how much she cared about the ocean. Brandy and her older cousin, Janna The years …

#TuesdayBookReviews- Catling’s Bane @DWallacePeach, Between Hello & Goodbye @EmmaS_Writes, The Make-Up Test @jennylhowe

It's been so nice outside that I haven't had much time to visit the blogs, much less come up with a brilliant post {difficult at any time!}, but hope to comment here and there throughout the summer- my apologies. It was hubby's birthday on the weekend. We spent the day eating fresh berries and talking …

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – July 8th 2022 -#Homelessness Pete Springer, #Reviews Jacquie Biggar, #Travel #Tuscany Jackie Lambert, #Age Rebecca Budd, #School #Life Ritu Bhathal, #Writing Judith Barrow with Patricia Osborne

Sally Cronin highlights interesting posts to be found in the blogging world (including one from moi) on her stupendous site, Smorgasbord Blog Magazine- stop by and check it out, she loves to meet new guests 🙂

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed this week and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.. thanks Sally.

Pete Springer shares a post this week that highlights the horrendous statistic that there are an estimated 500,000 homeless children in the USA. There is an organisation called ‘School on Wheels’that is making a huge difference to these children in California by offering tutoring and support from teachers, but it makes for difficult reading to know that these children and their families are in this tragic and rapidly escalating situation.  A must read especially as this is not isolated to the US but to many Western countries. A wonderful video shows what a difference this kind of support can make.

Founder of School on Wheels, Agnes Johnson.
(Photo Credit to Pinterest)

Head over to read the post and discover the work of this amazing organisation:Peter…

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End of June #BookReviews from @dlfinnauthor @Becca_Zanetti @janet_gover @cryanhyde @WordDreams

The past week has kicked my butt. It's hot and muggy in my area, which makes doing anything indoors a chore. We have AC on the fifth wheel but prefer not to use it unless we have to, which means opening windows in hopes of a breeze and setting up fans to stir the air. …

Four Decades of #love- It’s Our #Anniversary

Photo by George Dolgikh @ on DH and I have been together for forty years- hard to believe! We met July 9, 1982, on his eighteenth birthday. It was also our high school's graduation party. There was a huge after-dance party out at a friend's farm with at least half of the grads …

#BookReview- Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb, Wherever the Wind Takes Us by Kelly Harms, and Means to Deceive by Alex Craigie #amreading

This week I have a murder mystery from the great Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb, a Netgalley women's fiction pick, and a contemporary blogging recommendation. When I first learned of the In Death series, I wasn't sure it would appeal to me. Set in the future, there are flying cars, ray guns, and many …

#CoverReveal- Letting Go: The Defiant Sisters Book 1 by @JacqBiggar #WomensFic

I'm thrilled to officially share the cover created by Teagan Geneviene for my upcoming release, Letting Go- The Defiant Sisters Book 1! If you haven't checked out Teagan's website yet, I encourage you to do so. She is a wonderful writer and talented cover artist! This story is pulling a lot of deep emotions out …

Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Summer Book Fair 2022 – First in Series – #YA #Fantasy M.J. Mallon, #Romance #Military Jacquie Biggar

Sally Cronin is highlighting first in series books from her virtual bookstore and has included Tidal Falls from my Wounded Hearts series today, along with a much appreciated five star review from Denise Finn!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Over the course of the next three months I will be sharing the authors who feature in the Smorgasbord Bookshelf with the books that I have reviewed and can personally recommend.

In this first part of the summer fair, I am sharing books that are the first in a series in both adult and children’s books along with one of their five star reviews. I hope that this will encourage you to enjoy the series in full. I will feature every author on the shelves by the end of the summer. I hope you will enjoy.

Today’s author is Marjorie Mallon with and extract from 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…

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In the Pink- #SundayStills #PhotoChallenge

This week's Sunday Stills Challenge is one I couldn't resist- PINK! You can check out Terri Webster Schrandt's post and join the challenge here. We're having a cool start to summer here in the Pacific Northwest, but the plants are loving the weather. My garden has exploded into a jungle! lol Pink is one of …

#BookReview Tuesday- @Melissa_Foster, Sharon Wray, @piketoni1 #readingcommunity

Photo by Min An on Reading has always been an escape for me. As a child, books allowed me to travel to faraway countries and have great adventures I'd never dreamed of in my small-town world. As an adult, my tastes may have changed but the concept is the same; books take me away …

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