#BookReviews- Hello Stranger @KatherineCenter, Saddled Hearts @JanSikes3, Cold Dark Night @JoanHallWrites #Amreading

Photo by Kristin Vogt on Pexels.com One of my favorite mystery writers- Louise Penny- has an exciting new series on Amazon Prime called Three Pines. Have you read her books or seen the first episode yet? So good! https://youtu.be/-ChVOcKC-aQ This week I have three stories with the underlying message of the importance of believing in …

#BookPromo- Love, Me- A Christmas Wish Novel by @jacqbiggar #FreeBook #HolidayRomance

Love, Me is free for a limited time! This is a sweet holiday romance centered around a young widow and her daughter, who is fighting a cancer diagnosis. Will a Christmas wish bring two lonely hearts together and give a little girl the family she's always wanted? Single parent, Grace Donovan arrives in the small …

End of November #BookReviews S. E. Hinton, @MelissaMcClone, @bakeandwrite, @DAntion

Photo by Jill Wellington on Pexels.com We're getting a rare snowstorm on Vancouver Island today, a perfect time to sit with an enjoyable book and a cup of hot chocolate with a dash of Kahlua! Once again, my interest varied to several different genres, so there should be something here for most tastes. https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B087WGK91N&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_B69A275CBMRB6C78CE1Y&tag=jacqbiggar-20 “In Tex, …

Mystery Monday Book Promo- #Bookfunnel #amreading

Searching for your next favorite Mystery? Look no further! Bestselling authors have teamed up to offer a puzzling selection of mysteries. Available for a limited time. I've signed up to do my first Bookfunnel promotion with the goal of meeting new readers and connecting with authors I haven't had the chance to work with before. …

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Posts from Your Archives – 2022 – Christmas and New Year Special – Short Story, The Bike by D.L. Finn

Sally Cronin shares this heart-warming holiday story by D.L Finn to put us into the spirit of giving ❤

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1200 Posts from Your Archiveswhere bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience…

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics.

This series is along the same lines and is a celebration of Christmas and New Year.

I do appreciate that this is not a religious festival for everyone but it is a time of year when families and friends come together and our thoughts turn to our hopes and wishes for the coming year. At the end of the post you can find out how to participate in this festive series.

Today a wonderful short story from D.L. Finn that highlights the kindness of strangers even when we have perhaps taken a wrong turn, and…

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Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – New Book on the Shelves – #Poetry #Short Stories – Variety is the Spice of Life: A Blend of Poetry and Prose by Sally Cronin

Congrats to Sally Cronin on her new release- just in time for the holidays!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to share the news of my latest release this week of a poetry and short story collection Variety is the Spice of Life: A Blend of Poetry and Prose – the book is available in Ebook and print.

About the collection

Variety is the Spice of Life is a collection of poetry and short stories about relationships with others, including pets and animals inhabiting the world around us. The connection with others brings love and friendship, excitement and sometimes surprises, danger, mystery and sometimes the unexpected.

The poetry explores human nature, the fears, desires, expectations and achievements. Nature offers a wonderful opportunity to observe animals both domesticated and wild. Even in a back garden you can observe a wide variety of creatures and the daily challenges to survive a harsh environment.

The short stories introduces you to a healer whose gift comes with danger, a neighbour determined to protect…

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#BookBlitz- Never Gonna Happen by @LindaKage #Romance

Never Gonna HappenLinda KagePublication date: November 8th 2022Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young AdultPeyton’s mom and my mom were best friends. You’d think that should cover the gist of it. But, no… Oh, no. Not even close. You see, Mom and Aunt Donna (as I’d always called Peyton’s mother) were not simply just best friends; I’m saying …

Two #Fantasy #Bookreviews from master worldbuilding #Authors @DWallacePeach @WordDreams

Photo by Sindre Stru00f8m on Pexels.com Well, we just came through a gigantic windstorm where our airport registered 106 km gusts- the highest ever recorded at this time of the year- and now we're under a winter storm warning! WTH? We spent Saturday building a 3x5 greenhouse I ordered from Costco to protect our Washington …

#NewRelease- The Prince’s One-Night Baby @JulietteHyland @HarlequinBooks #Romance

The Prince’s One-Night BabyJuliette HylandPublished by: Harlequin Medical RomancePublication date: October 25th 2022Genres: Adult, Contemporary, RomanceThe prince is shocked when he unexpectedly meets the beautiful midwife again, but he’s yet to find out the biggest surprise of all… Find out what happens in this captivating royal romance by Juliette Hyland. A passionate encounter… …with royal …

Guest Post – Jacquie Biggar – Letting Go The Defiant Sisters book 1 #newbook

Many thanks to John Howell for hosting me on his entertaining blog today!

Fiction Favorites

I’m so happy to have Jacquie Biggar as a guest on Fiction Favorites. Jacquie is a Romance author who writes stories and characters in such a way that even an old crusty like me can enjoy them. She is here to talk about her latest book, Letting Go – The Defiant Sisters Book 1. The post is yours, Jacquie.

Many thanks, John, for inviting me to visit today. And yes, Lucy and Twiggy, I’ve brought kibble treats 😊

Before then though, I’d like to talk a bit about the backstory that gave me the inspiration to write about two sisters torn apart by their father’s suicide. I know, tough topic. But if we don’t talk about it, we can’t help or heal each other, and we need to listen more than anything.

A few years ago, one of my regular customers at the café began dating a nice, caring man…

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#BookPromo- Secrets in The Blood by Unity Hayes #mystery/suspense @RoLuvsSims

I'm thrilled to have my guest Kymber C. Hawke writing as Unity Hayes on the blog today! I've been following Kymber's writing journey for some time now and can tell you she is creative, talented, and knows how to build complex storylines. You can read some of her work here. Secrets in The Blood is …

Two Captivating #Reads Sam, A Shaggy Dog @sgc58 and Allie and Bea @cyanhyde

Photo by hiwa talaei on Pexels.com I've come down sick with a cold/flu and yes, I'm a big baby, lol. I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with commenting or your blogs. Hopefully, this will be a short-lived thing or hubby might throw me under the trailer 🙂 The two reads I want to share …

Release Day is here for Letting Go- The Defiant Sisters Duet Book 1 #WomensFic #reading

Character Study- Renée A blogging friend of mine, Diana Peach, likes to do an introduction to her characters before the release of her books, so I thought I’d do one today for my new release, Letting Go. Image by Shahid Shafiq from Pixabay Renée Thomas is the most serious and oldest at twenty-one. Her sister, …

Autumn #BookReviews include #Timetravel and #historical @Sandra_Cox @TeaganGeneviene, @KrisMcMorris

It's only two days until my book release day and I'm nervous about how it will be received. It's deeper and more emotional than anything I've previously written. While there is a romantic storyline the main focus is between two sisters who have gone through a traumatic event, damaging their relationship. Whether it's because of …

What I’ve Learned in Nine Years of #Blogging #WritingCommunity

Nine years of blogging! The best thing I've learned from blogging is the sense of community. Bloggers come from all over the world and from different walks of life and are from a wide range of ethnic and religious backgrounds. I think that's what makes each post uniquely entertaining and beneficial from a learning standpoint- …

Smorgasbord Bookshelf – New Book on the Shelves – #Preorder – #Family – Letting Go: The Defiant Sisters- Book1 (The Defiant Sisters Duet) by Jacquie Biggar

The amazing Sally Cronin from Smorgasbord blog surprised me today with a promotional post on my upcoming release, Letting Go.
Thank you, Sally!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to share the news of the latest book by Jacquie Biggar – Letting Go: The Defiant Sisters- Book1 (The Defiant Sisters Duet) On Pre-order until October 21st

About the book

A coming-of-age novel about the pain of misconceptions and learning from them.
When life gives you lemons…


Mom is barely in the grave and the prodigal child is here to pick the bones clean.

I don’t want her here. My sister’s defection is a wound that won’t heal, and her return simply rubs at the scabs covering my heart.

I’ve managed just fine without her. She can go back to her fancy college and forget about us- that’s what she does best anyway.

If only I didn’t need her help. Or miss her so much.


The day my dad committed suicide I ran. I’ve been running ever since.

Going home is supposed to be the answer…

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

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com 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 …

#Bookreview- The Necromancer’s Daughter by @DWallacePeach, The Haunting of Chatham Hollow by @StaciTroilo and @MaeClair1

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's been a busy week with my mom's birthday and a surprise visit from some family members, so I'm going to jump right into reviews for two page-turning reads you won't want to miss. D. Wallace Peach is on my list of auto-buy authors, but I have to admit I …

#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 …

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