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Book Review: ‘A Very Good Life’ by Lynn Steward

A Very Good Life is the first book in an exciting new series by successful business woman now author Lynn Steward.In this story, which crosses over from the literary to women’s fiction to romance, Steward takes us to 1970s Manhattan, home of the sophisticated and the elite. There, we meet Dana McGarry.Dana has everything — a successful job at a prestigious department store, a handsome…See More
May 3
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Interview with Lynn Steward, author of ‘A Very Good Life’

Lynn Steward is a successful business woman who spent many years in New York City’s fashion industry in marketing and merchandising, including the development of the first women’s department at a famous men’s clothing store. Through extensive research, and an intimate knowledge of the period, Steward created the characters and stories for a series of…See More
Apr 28
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Review of ‘Mind Games,’ by Christine Amsden

Mind Games is the much awaited third installment in the new adult mystery series, Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. Talented author Christine Amsden keeps delivering a great story filled with interesting characters, romance, mystery, and the paranormal, lots of it.In this episode, Cassie still doesn’t know why Evan broke her heart two months ago, and the mystery gnaws at her big…See More
Apr 17
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Meet F.W. Abel, author of Deeds of a Colored Soldier during the Rebellion, Volume 1: From the Beginning to Chickamagua

F.W. Abel was born in the city of New York, long ago enough to have not even been a teenager at the beginning of the Civil War Centennial.  He escaped from Fordham University with a degree in psychology into the U.S. Army.  The army had him function as a psychologist for a while, until he escaped from that into “the real army” that is, the infantry.  After postings in Berlin, Tokyo and…See More
Feb 19
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Interview: Joan Heartwell, author of 'Hamster Island'

Joan Heartwell is a an award-winning author (with several novels published under another name) and a former indie publisher now working as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and book consultant.About the Book Heartwell chronicles her heroic (and often hilarious) determination to live an unremarkable life as a member of a poverty-stricken,…See More
Feb 11
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Book Review: ‘Known Devil’ by Justin Gustainis

Known Devil is the third instalment in Gustainis’ Occult Crime Unit urban fantasy series. Though I had not read the first two books, this one was completely stand-alone and didn’t make me feel I was missing anything. I have, however, read other books from Gustainis in the past (Evil Ways, Black Magic Woman and Sympathy for the Devil), and thoroughly enjoyed them. He is a…See More
Feb 1
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Book Review: ‘Knight Blindness’ by Chris Karlsen

Knight Blindness is the third installment in Karlsen’s The Knights in Time series. I have read the first two books and, as always, the author doesn’t disappoint.The story begins at the Battle of Poitiers, France, in 1356. English knight Stephen Palmer charges into battle when he is suddenly struck by the enemy. In that instant, he plummets through time and when he wakes up, wounded and…See More
Jan 22
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Book Review: ‘Christmas Dog Tails’ by Jennifer Conner

Here’s another delightful romantic short story collection about Christmas and dogs from Jennifer Conner.In “Central Bark at Christmas,” Tennyson has just been dumped by her arrogant and insensitive lawyer boyfriend. She swears to stay away from men, believing they’re nothing but bad luck. But then, while walking her dog she meets Par, who, aside from…See More
Dec 24, 2013
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Book Review: ‘Secrets and Lies’ by Christine Amsden

Secrets and Lies is the second installment in the Cassie Scot new adult paranormal mystery series. Though there’s a bit of backstory in this novel, it’s preferable to read the books in order, if only to find out from the beginning who Cassie is, how she got started as a detective and, especially, how her romance with Evan evolved. Also to understand the animosity between their…See More
Dec 10, 2013
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Interview with Ellen Castro, Author of ‘Spirited Leadership’

My guest is best-selling author, inspirational speaker, coach and global consultant Ellen Castro. Ellen’s clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to non-profits to schools and individuals. She has touched millions via keynotes and media appearances. She earned her MEd from Harvard and MBA from…See More
Nov 22, 2013
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A Chat with Gabriel Valjan, author of Threading the Needle

Gabriel’s short stories and some of his poetry continue to appear in literary journals and online magazines. Ronan Bennett short-listed Gabriel for the 2010 Fish Prize. Gabriel won first prize in ZOUCH Magazine’s inaugural Lit Bits Contest. Winter Goose Publishing publishes his Roma Series: Roma, Underground(February 2012), Wasp’s Nest (November 2012) and Threading the…See More
Oct 28, 2013
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A Conversation with Florence Byham Weinberg, Author of ‘Anselm, a Metamorphosis’

Born in the high desert country, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Florence loved exploring the wilderness on foot and horseback. Those grandiose landscapes formed her sensibility. Hidden pockets of unexpected greenery tucked away near springs in folds of barren mountainsides spoke to her of gentleness and beauty in an otherwise harsh world. She published her first poem in a children’s magazine shortly after…See More
Oct 26, 2013
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A Chat with Florence Byham Weinberg, Author of ‘Anselm, a Metamorphosis’

tBorn in the high desert country, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Florence loved exploring the wilderness on foot and horseback. Those grandiose landscapes formed her sensibility. Hidden pockets of unexpected greenery tucked away near springs in folds of barren mountainsides spoke to her of gentleness and beauty…See More
Oct 25, 2013

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Something About Me and My Book:
Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. Represented by Serendipity Literary.
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Book Review: ‘Sorrow’ by John Lawson

Sorrow begins with a mysterious traveler on a mission, secretly carrying a box which contains a precious, powerful weapon.

Then the story moves to Vestiga Gaesi, where we meet Faina, the seductive yet naive fourteen-year old girl with a mysterious past who is staying at the Viscount’s luxurious home — where the story mainly takes place. Then, that night, an important…

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Posted on October 2, 2014 at 10:50am

Chapter Reveal: A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT, by Beverly McClure

Title:   A Pirate, a Blockade Runner, and a Cat
Genre:   Paranormal
Author:  Beverly Stowe…
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Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:05am

Book Review: ‘Bible Bands: Rubber Band Jewelry’ by Katreina Eden

Bible Bands is a fun, educational how-to book for children who love making jewelry. Not only does it teaches how to make lovely designs, but it also strengthens children’s faith by combining hands-on creativity with Bible verses and stories.

Rubber band jewelry seems to be the hottest new craze, so Eden’s book comes at the right time. Though at first glance, when…

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Posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:30am

Chapter Reveal: Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows, by Andrew Cratsley

Title: Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows

Genre:  Fantasy

Author: Andrew Cratsley

Website:http://www.keeperofrunes.com

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Posted on September 7, 2014 at 10:25am

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At 3:29am on June 17, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett said…
Nice to meet you here in the world of book marketing. I'm Aleja Bennett Author of Ten paper backs and eight available on the kindle. Here is my fan page, stay in touch when you can. I know we both may have hectic schedules at times but I will always follow you back. Below is my fan page hope you like it and thanks again for your support it's appreciated very much. http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlejaBennett Enjoy the book video
At 3:40pm on March 3, 2011, Adele Brinkley said…
Hi Myra! Welcome to the Network. I hope you can connect with folks and exchange ideas. Best wishes! Adele
 
 
 

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