Excerpt from After Anna

Excerpt from After Anna

I have just started After Anna by Lisa Scottoline. Scottoline writes some amazing plots. In this book, there are two point of views, Maggie's, which is running forward in time from when she meets Anna and Noah's, which is running backward in time from the point at which his verdict will be read. At some point they will intersect, and I will have the full story. Or almost. Maybe. Being able to tell two stories from two different viewpoints and reveal the plot points in just the right order is an amazing talent. ...
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National Kitchen Klutzes Day

National Kitchen Klutzes Day

I have written a lot of posts about some serious social issues. With everything that is going on in the world today, I thought that a lighter post was in order this time. ...
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Excerpt from Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Excerpt from Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

I don't often say this, but I loved this book! I had scrolled past Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling more than once, but I'm glad I stopped and looked at it this time. This is a middle school/young adult novel about Aven, a girl born with no arms. Having moved to Arizona halfway through the school year, she has to make new friends. A big challenge after spending her whole life in Kansas, where she grew up with the same kids since kindergarten. ...
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Sale on Auntie Clem's Bakery 1-3

Sale on Auntie Clem’s Bakery 1-3

Erin Price is a baker, not a sleuth. It’s really not her fault that mysteries keep landing in her lap while she’s trying to run Auntie Clem’s Bakery and make a living from baking gluten-free and specialty goods.Sink your teeth into these sweet mysteries!

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Muffins Masks Murder and other freebies

Muffins Masks Murder and other freebies

June has arrived and it's time for another round-up of freebies! Muffins Masks Murder is free on Kindle this weekend, if you would like to curl up with a good cozy mystery! And, of course, I have brought you another swack of freebies for your reading pleasure ...
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Excerpt from The Burning Maze

Excerpt from The Burning Maze

I am reading The Burning Maze, book #3 of the Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan. It's been a few years since I read the Percy Jackson series with my son. I'm not sure which is the last book we read, but I am recognizing a number of the characters and incidents from the original series as I read this one. Rick Riordan is a great storyteller with lots of magic, excitement, and sympathetic characters. I always enjoy his books ...
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Sharing Kindle Quotes

Sharing Kindle Quotes

I have recently begun to share Kindle Quotes through social media. They're quick and easy, a great way to share what you are reading. They get quite a bit more engagement than I expected them to. How do you share them? Here's how to do it on the iPhone ...
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National Creativity Day

National Creativity Day

May 30 is National Creativity day, a day to embrace your creativity and to foster it in those around you. What's your thing? ...
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Excerpt from An Anonymous Girl

Excerpt from An Anonymous Girl

The other book I am reading right now is Greer Hendricks's and Sarah Pekkanen's An Anonymous Girl. A psychological thriller, Jessica Ferris signs up to participate in a study on ethics and morality, which grows more and more involved and bizarre. Jess is encouraged to share all of her secrets, and she doesn't want to answer all of Dr. Shields' questions, but she needs the money for participating in the study. ...
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Why doesn't she leave?

Why doesn’t she leave?

I've had some comments from readers of the Reg Rawlins Psychic Investigator series who express disgust or frustration with Reg for having anything to do with Corvin Hunter after becoming aware that he is a predator, and one who has repeatedly made promises that he hasn't kept. I thought maybe this would be a good opportunity to open up a discussion about why those who are abused stay with their abusers for so long. Why don't they just leave? ...
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Get started on the Zachary Goldman series

Get started on the Zachary Goldman series

If you haven't started the Zachary Goldman series, or have only read one or two, now is a great time to start! The first four books are currently on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. ...
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Excerpt from Carve the Mark

Excerpt from Carve the Mark

It's been a long time since I read anything by Veronica Roth (author of the Divergent series). Carve the Mark is an engaging sci fi set in a galaxy with magical gifts, various kinds of planets, warring nations, and families fated to conflict with each other. Nice deep characterization, vibrant worlds, and plenty of conflict will keep you turning the pages. ...
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New Releases - Muffins Masks Murder and More

New Releases – Muffins Masks Murder and More

It's new release day! Today you can get book #10 of the Auntie Clem's Bakery series, Muffins Masks Murder. I've rounded up a few more releases that you may be interested in as well. ...
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Flash Sale on Auntie Clem's Bakery 7-9

Flash Sale on Auntie Clem’s Bakery 7-9

In anticipation of the release of Muffins Masks Murder this Friday, books 7-9 of the Auntie Clem's Bakery series are on sale for $0.99 today ...
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Flash sale on Auntie Clem's Bakery 4-6

Flash sale on Auntie Clem’s Bakery 4-6

In anticipation of the release of Muffins Masks Murder this Friday, books 4-6 of the Auntie Clem's Bakery series are on sale for $0.99 today ...
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Excerpt from Someone We Know

Excerpt from Someone We Know

I have just finished Someone We Know by Shari Lapena. Lapena does a great job with domestic thrillers. I have previously read A Stranger in the House. Someone We Know explores the idea of what happens when someone close to you is murdered and you realize that the murderer is (most likely) also someone you know. There are plenty of secrets in this neighborhood. A great set-up for a suspenseful story. ...
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Flash Sale on Auntie Clem's Bakery 1-3

Flash Sale on Auntie Clem’s Bakery 1-3

In anticipation of the release of Muffins Masks Murder this Friday, the first three books of the Auntie Clem's Bakery series are on sale for $0.99 today and tomorrow only (watch here for sales on the other books in the series.) ...
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Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you've been hanging around my blog for a while, you know that I frequently write about mental illness in both my books and on my blog. ...
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Excerpt from Killing Floor

Excerpt from Killing Floor

Killing Floor is Lee Child's first Jack Reacher novel. I'm sure that I have read it before. A couple of points have "rung a bell," but otherwise it has been like reading it for the first time. ...
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Auntie Clem's Bakery 7-9

Auntie Clem’s Bakery 7-9

Erin Price is a baker, not a sleuth. It's really not her fault that mysteries keep landing in her lap while she's trying to run Auntie Clem's Bakery and make a living from baking gluten-free and specialty goods ...
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Muffins Masks Murder

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Back in Bald Eagle Falls, Erin needs a vacation from her vacation. But she doesn’t get much of a chance to relax and get back to normal before the unthinkable happens.


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Virtually Harmless

Virtually Harmless

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Micah lived a quiet, comfortable life, her involvement in law enforcement limited to the composite pictures that she produced with her computer and colored pencils.

But everything is turned upside down when she involves herself in the case of an infant found abandoned in the Sweetgrass Hills.


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