WITH EACH MYSTICAL GIFT, COMES A CURSE. GRAB JEAN GRANT’S TRILOGY ON SALE!

Author Jean Grant talks about her trilogy of historical novels laced with fantasy, that is, characters who are "gifted but afflicted." Read on to find out more. Tying a Trilogy Together What seemed ages ago, but in the grand scheme of life, only about 6 or 7 years ago, I sat down to write another manuscript. With three “practice” novels written but shelved, I dug into a new story. I changed my time period from 12thto 13th century during the Scottish Wars of Independence, wove a mystical element into the story line, and on some invaluable advice of an agent, worked the heck out of that story to give it twists and turns to excite my reader. In 2017, A ...
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GO UNDERCOVER IN VENICE BEACH WITH AUTHOR MELODY DEBLOIS

Author Melody DeBlois is partial to poetry, sun, rain, strong coffee, and her writing room where she's surrounded by books. Undercover in Venice Beach is the second in the Love is a Beach series. Why do you write? You mean I don’t have to?  I’m teasing. I started telling tales as soon as I was old enough for my mother to read to me. She’d shut the book, tuck me in, switch off the light, and my own stories took off from there. What’s the fun part of writing and why? The best part of writing happens after several drafts when the magic threads its way into the story, and all that hitting my head against a brick wall turns out to be ...
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RORIK: THE WOLVES OF CLAN SUTHERLAND, BOOK 2! GIVEAWAY AND MORE!

Rorik The Wolves of Clan Sutherland Book 2 by Mary Morgan Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance The Dark Seducer is known throughout Scotland as a man who charms many women into his bed. Pleasure is his motto as he obtains information for his king. Yet Rorik MacNeil harbors one secret buried beneath his heart of steel. An unfulfilled conquest plagues both man and his inner wolf, and Rorik would rather suffer death's sharp blade than confront his greatest fear. As the Seer for the Orkneyjar Isles, Ragna Maddadsson confronts an unknown destiny when she travels across the North Sea to Scotland. In her quest to deliver a message from a powerful vision, she fears the warrior will not ...
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SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE AND BEACH READ. AFTER THE STORM COME THE RAINBOWS

It's Happy Book Birthday for Rainbow Sprinkles from author D.V. Stone. D.V. will  be  drawing  two names  for her FREE  limited  edition shirt! Sign up for her blog here for a chance to win.   Peek Through the Window Blurb for Rainbow Sprinkles Retired and widowed Gloriana Jones is forging on with the plans she and her late husband dreamed of—bringing joy and happiness, one ice cream cone at a time, to Lake Unami. But bad weather is drowning her dream. A trip to Upstate NY is bittersweet for Nathan James. He is excited to see his first granddaughter but without his wife he’s lonely. When his car breaks down, he heads to the only light he can see, an ice ...
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SHOULD I SEE HIM AGAIN?

Three different, guys. Each one with different issues. You’ve had dinner with all three. Would you go out again with any of them? For my opinion, scroll to the bottom. 1. The Date Who Talks About Past Relationships on the First Meet He should have been a therapist. His conversations are deep discoveries into why his last four liaisons—including two divorces—imploded. He loves being in a relationship. Ideally, the hanging out phase would begin soon with you in the starring role. Tomorrow would not be too soon. Even though he knows from experience to take everything slowly. That’s his special challenge. Pretty much every conversation revolves around what went wrong and how it went wrong. “I’m an enabler,” he’ll remark ...
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99 PENNIES! SALE ENDING SOON! EAT YOUR HEART OUT.

Two foodies, Dana and Alex, banter, sauté, and tiptoe around each other. Except for the occasional smooch. What’s with that? Not ready to go from friends to lovers. Will practice make perfect?Blurb for Eat Your Heart Out  When a tyrant in stilettos replaces her beloved boss, and her ex snags her coveted job, teacher Dana Narvana discovers there are worse things than getting dumped on Facebook. Time for the BFF advice squad, starting with Dana's staunchest ally, Alex—hunky colleague, quipster, and cooking pal extraordinaire. But when the after-hours smooching goes nowhere, she wonders why this grown man won't make up his mind. Alex Bethany's new lifestyle gives him the confidence to try online dating. What he craves is a family ...
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4 TRUTHS ABOUT DATING OVER FIFTY YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW

What I learned about relationships from interviewing my characters Who knew two of my main characters were savvy about this dating and relationship thing? Sunny Chanel (Middle Ageish) and Dana Narvana (Eat Your Heart Out) proved, in this post, that I have a few things to learn. Besides, I have a secret.  Too often, my inner voice is my characters from my novels arguing with me while I’m writing. This past week they schooled me about what makes relationships work. Dating in your fifties or sixties isn’t easy, said Sunny. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, said Dana.  If you mess up in life, you’ll mess up in your books, Sunny said, wagging a finger at me.  So I ...
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DISTANCE DATING? PROVOCATIVE EMAILS TURN UP THE HEAT

In Middle Ageish, my new novel, Sunny Chanel, the heroine, plunges into online dating. And emails a truckload of men.  Sunny lives in New Haven, CT, so even before she meets Noah, who lives  in Long Island, the emailing fun begins. It continues even after they meet. Sunny and Noah could teach us a few things about the art of the slow burn. Emailing is their passion in Middle Ageish, their way of heating up a long distance romance. The hint? Emailing is pretty much distance dating, so if you're online dating anywhere in the world, follow their lead and use email as a way of getting to know someone new. It's the only safe way. Yes, they make out the ...
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DO YOU HAVE A SPINACH PROFILE? I HAVE A RECIPE FOR YOU.

Dating Blooper #1  The Spinach Profile What's your dating profile? It's not just your photo. It's also your story.     Consider how bland a spinach salad tastes without a little dressing. Or how bleh cooked spinach is without a little oil and garlic.                          That’s your profile if you haven’t added a little balsamic vinegar, oil and Dijon mustard. Or your variation on the old classic. For a recipe, scroll down. The Mini Lesson: Quirks Quirks make you who you are. Let your real self out. To avoid the spinach-without-seasoning profile, talk about your quirks. Yes, your quirks. You’ve got a dating profile for one reason only. So people ...
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5 ***** REVIEW FOR EAT YOUR HEART OUT

Eat Your Heart Out Starting Over Book 2 by Shirley Goldberg Genre: Romantic Women's Fiction, Chick-Lit, RomCom When a tyrant in stilettos replaces her beloved boss, and her ex snags her coveted job, teacher Dana Narvana discovers there are worse things than getting dumped on Facebook. Time for the BFF advice squad, starting with Dana's staunchest ally, Alex—hunky colleague, quipster, and cooking pal extraordinaire. But when the after hours smooching goes nowhere, she wonders why this grown man won't make up his mind. Alex Bethany's new lifestyle gives him the confidence to try online dating. What he craves is a family of his own until a life-altering surprise rocks his world. He knows he's sending Dana mixed messages ...
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