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I’ve gone camping! To Camp NaNoWriMo, that is.

Well, whaddaya know? I  said I wouldn’t do NaNoWriMo again (after I’d completed my first in 2017 and actually hit the 50,000 word goal), but guess what? I’m baaaack! It just happens that I am on a two-month break from my freelance editing day job. I needed time to regroup and refresh, but also to …

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Am I an author or just an innocent bystander?

Wow. I had no idea Viv was anything like that at 19. Never saw it coming! The quote above is not a beta-reader’s comment about my work-in-progress of The Stealth Lovers. Those are my words. Yeah, I know. But, but, but … how can an author react like this when she's the one writing the story? Beats me, …

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Tremontaine: binge-worthy and full of chocolate!

Truth be told, I thought perhaps there was something wrong with author Caroline Fréchette. They kept enthusiastically going on and on and on about some book called Tremontaine, insisting that we all read it. Finally, not wanted to incur Caro's eyebrows of wrath, I bought the eBook version. And now, after reading it, I can say …

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ID: In Memoriam book cover. Swirling timepiece against a light grey background. Man in red shirt and black pants has his back to us while standing akimbo. Text reads: IN MEMORIAM, ’Nathan Burgoine, Author of Light and Triad Blood.

In Memoriam: A lifetime or two within a short story

Some people can write a tome and not really tell a decent story, but then authors like ’Nathan Bourgoine can create an entire lifetime—or two—in a short work of fiction that cuts right to the soul. In Memoriam follows the story of James, an editor who has just been given a diagnosis that will debilitate and …

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Losing Faith and Loving Emma: sharing in two siblings’ grief

I met Alexis James on Twitter and when I discovered she was such a  lovely person, I wanted to support her by purchasing her books. Well, I started backward and bought Loving Emma before Losing Faith, but she said it was okay, because each book stands on its own. (Each one really does, too!) Both of these stories …

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Human, A Shadows Empires Book: left me enthralled

I have to say something right off the bat: author S.M. Carrière made a liar out of me. Yup, she totally did. And that's because I told people I'm not a vampirey book type of person. Then I read her work, Human, A Shadow Empires Book. Now I'm a big liar, liar pants on fire. This …

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