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12 Reasons Why Book Reviews Are Important

If you are a reader, then you’ve probably used book reviews.  Whether it’s word of mouth, blogs or review sites like goodreads.com or Amazon this honest feedback is the readers ticket to a sure-thing-read.  So why are these reviews important and more importantly, why should YOU write reviews?   Friends don’t let friends read bad […]

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Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? – Daniel Orozco – Do these elements work for creative nonfiction?

I attended the Idaho Rendezvous on Saturday and sat in on: Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? – Daniel Orozco Whether a single moment or the span of several generations, the short story can encompass all such various narrative forms. But it must always present certain narrative elements to be called a “short story.” […]

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Life Happenings, Getting Published, and Feeding My Book Addiction

Life Happenings, Getting Published, and Feeding My Book Addiction I didn’t mean to be away so long but this summer has been a little nuts. July 10, 2013 and so far this summer I have: moved cities, dealing with water damage to our kitchen, medical issues with my dad, and playing personal assistant and chauffeur […]

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Book Review – TRAIN DREAMS: A Novella by Denis Johnson (Day 13)

I like box wines, I judge my clothes on fit not brand and I will eat pretty much any food item that comes near my lips. (That’s what she said.) My tastes are not refine and maybe this speaks to my tastes in books as well so I apologize if I offend your literary sensibilities. […]

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CLOSE LIAISONS by Anna Zaires – Book Review 100 Books in 100 Days (Day 11)

I’m calling this one “Alien Shades of Grey”.  CLOSE LIAISONS by Anna Zaires at 88k, is one of the longer books  in my challenge but it was a fast, fun little romp. The author used (maybe not purposely) a SHADES OF GREY formula and transposed an original science fiction world.  The leading man, Korum: uber […]

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EXISTENCE by Abbi Glines – Young Adult Paranormal Romance – Day 9

Since I don’t have 100 books in my bevy yet, I’ve decided to add a few Indie authors of my choosing. I’m picking a few that have been successful publishing on their own and I also want to read Indie authors in the genre’s I’ve been writing in. All in the name of research PLUS, […]

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THE CHILDREN OF DRAGONS: BOOK ONE by Kimberly Lay – Day 8

I would like to thank the author of  THE CHILDREN OF DRAGONS: BOOK ONE, Kimberly Lay for giving me this opportunity to beta read for her.  She has been a tremendous supporter of my 100 Books in 100 Days challenge and she has also included me in her local writing community.  I can’t tell you […]

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WRECKLESS by Savannah Randolph – Day 7

I have read a pile of these new adult romance books but this is the sweetest one I have read to date. It has a little bit of adult language, smoking and drinking but I would recommend this for high school age and up. These smexy new adult novels are becoming very popular especially with angsty […]

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DECEIVED by Eve Carter – Day 6

Happy Mother’s Day! I know Eve Carter’s DECEIVED Part I isn’t a Mother’s Day type read and maybe I should have picked something a little more sentimental for this day but  this was a good opportunity for me to share my thoughts on the Indie author and why we (as readers) should cut them some […]

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THE GREATEST short STORY [ies] [I’ve] EVER TOLD by Jay Squires – 100 Books in 100 Days (Day 5)

This may be the only collection of short stories that I have on my list thus far. I have to admit, (between you and me) that I don’t usually read short story collections.  When I invest in reading a story I want to stay a while and for me, the short story just wets my […]

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