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  • New Format Release & Featured Excerpt: Tempest by Jamie DeBree

    “Take off the blindfold, sweetheart.” He turned and watched as she pulled the fabric up off her head, and blinked her eyes open. Shadows danced over her face from the waterfall just ahead reflecting light back into the tunnel. “Wow. Now we know why this end is hidden,” she said, stepping around him to walk…

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  • The Heart and the Triangle, and Writing Prompts

    Wednesday is Valentine’s Day, in case you missed the swath of pink, white and read hearts all over the place lately. I was thinking about love triangles the other day, and how there always seems to be one, even if one or two of the people in the triangle are unaware of the other’s feelings.…

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  • Love vs. Romance & February Writing Prompts

    It’s February, which means hearts and flowers all over the place, whether you’re into that sort of thing or not. It also generally means that if you’re in love, you’re thinking about Valentine’s Day and whether or not to celebrate, based on your personal preference. If you’re not in love, you’re probably looking at everyone…

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  • The Library

    I grew up using the library, and the bookmobile that stopped outside our apartment complex once every few weeks or so. I’d check out as many books as they’d let me, and then make sure to get them all back on time so I could borrow some more. I was an avid reader even as…

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  • Reader’s Report & Weekly Writing Prompts

    Readers Report – Watcha Reading? On my nightstand, I’m deep into the paperback of The Seventh Plague by James Rollins at the moment. And undecided about whether I’m enjoying it a little more than I should be, given the subject matter and general state of things (as in, everyone in the world could die, in…

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  • Bookish Gifts & Weekly Writing Prompts

    I think we can safely say the holiday season is well upon us now, and many of us are probably trying to figure out what to wrap up for our loved ones (or the office gift exchange). It’s not always easy to get readers a book, especially if they’re the sort (like myself) who buys…

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  • Movies First & Weekly Writing Prompts

    Movies First I think most readers will agree that it’s rare when a movie based on a book is better than the book. It’s because a movie has to condense so much story into such a relatively short amount of time that scenes have to be cut or abridged, and a lot of the detail…

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  • Discussing Books & Weekly Writing Prompts

    Discussing Books Do you talk about the books you read with other people? There are only a couple of people I discuss books with on a regular basis, but my mom is in a couple different book clubs she seems to enjoy. I’ve been in book clubs before, but I don’t typically read all that…

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  • Free for Halloween, NaNoWriMo, & Weekly Writing Prompts

    BSB News Happy Halloween! Yes, the post is a day late this week, but it’s Halloween, and it seemed like a good day to give away a free book! So, if you click on one of the links below, you can download a copy of Jack by Alex Westhaven completely free. A little something to…

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  • Bookshelves, Books, & Weekly Writing Prompts

    Bookshelves & Books How long has it been since you organized your bookshelves? This past weekend I spent a fair amount of time moving about a quarter of our books from the three bookcases in our home office to the living room floor and dining room table, and then back again after we replaced the…

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  • New Release: Magical Mayhem by Carol R. Ward

    It’s here! Magical Mayhem, the final book in The Moonstone Trilogy by Carol R. Ward is now available in eBook and paperback formats! Here’s the blurb, and keep reading for an excerpt below: Jessica was just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life until the day she opened a mysterious box sent to her by…