Excerpt from Shadow Tyrants

Excerpt from Shadow Tyrants

I am currently reading Shadow Tyrants by Clive Cussler. In case you didn't hear, Clive Cussler, recently passed away, so when I saw the book on my list, it seemed like an appropriate choice. Shadow Tyrants is book 13 in the Oregon Files series. I have read two or three others in the series. Lots of fun tech, adventure, and intrigue. ...
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International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is nearly over, but before it is gone, I wanted to remind you it is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. Prenatal infections can affect both mother and child. They can cause miscarriages, baby deaths, and lifelong physical and neurological conditions. Okay, an important topic, but why bring it up in a book blog? ...
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Excerpt from The Reckoning

Excerpt from The Reckoning

I have been reading The Reckoning, by John Grisham. I generally like Grisham—at least his legal thrillers—but this one has some issues. The first part discusses the murder and outcome. The second part delves back into the past and spends half of the book detailing all of Pete Banning's experiences in the second world war, where he served in the Philippines. All of the relevant backstory was given in part one and the second part really doesn't contribute anything to the plot or the reader's understanding of the crime. ...
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The Telepathy of Gardens and other New Releases!

The Telepathy of Gardens and other New Releases!

Yes, the time has finally come! It is launch day for The Telepathy of Gardens, book #5 in the Reg Rawlins Psychic Investigator series. Reg Rawlins has been through an awful lot since she arrived in Black Sands. Revelations about herself, dealing with magical races that she never thought existed in real life, facing off against unseen powers far more powerful than she ever imagined. ...
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Excerpt from The Cuckoo's Calling

Excerpt from The Cuckoo’s Calling

I am just finishing up with The Cuckoo's Calling, first book in the Cormoran Strike series. I didn't realize until I just looked over the series page now that the author is Robert Galbraith—I recognized the name but didn't remember that's J.K. Rowling's pen name. I have also read book four in this series, but don't remember very much about it. ...
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

If you've been following me for a while, you know I don't do "romantic" Valentine's Day themes. I've done friendship, friends before romance, and ace/aromantic books. Today, I thought I would work on a list of books that are appropriate for Teen Dating Awareness Month. ...
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Gem wins an award!

Gem wins an award!

I am very pleased to announce that Gem, Himself, Alone has placed on the In The Margins Committee recommended reading list for 2020. Previously, Tattooed Teardrops, Endless Change, and several books from the Between the Cracks series have won this award. ...
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Excerpt from Kingdom of the Blind

Excerpt from Kingdom of the Blind

I am currently reading Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny, the new Chief Inspector Gamache book. The Gamache series is set in Quebec, Canada, and is a great mystery series with lots of description, ongoing relationships, and twists and turns as the mystery is developed. ...
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Freebie weekend - Night of Nine Tails and more

Freebie weekend – Night of Nine Tails and more

It's a freebie weekend! Looking for some more books to fill your Kindle? For a limited time, pick up Night of Nine Tails, book #4 in the Reg Rawlins Private Investigator series on Kindle for free ...
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Excerpt from The Family Upstairs

Excerpt from The Family Upstairs

This week I am reading The Family Upstairs, a domestic thriller by Lisa Jewell. There are plenty of twists and turns and misdirection. Several people return to the house they lived in as children, before their escape following the deaths of the adults in the home. All but one know what happened. One needs to find out ...
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Fiction about Anxiety

Fiction about Anxiety

One of the themes in my recently-released Night of Nine Tails is anxiety. Reg has a sense of dread and she doesn't know where it is coming from. She doesn't know if she is in danger, if something is going to happen, or if she's just anxious for no reason. The story explores themes of what feels dangerous and what feels safe, and whether those feelings are justified ...
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Excerpt from A Wrinkle in Time

Excerpt from A Wrinkle in Time

I just finished re-reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. Chances are, you've either read this book or seen the movie, or both. It has been popular since it was published in 1962, although it has also been one of the most commonly banned books. ...
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The year ahead

The year ahead

With the advent of a new year, you maybe wondering what you can expect to see from my pen this year. Or maybe you're not, but I thought it was a good topic for the beginning of the year. Since my cozy mysteries have been doing well, that is much of my focus for this year. ...
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Excerpt from 61 Hours

Excerpt from 61 Hours

I am re-reading 61 Hours by Lee Child, book 14 in the Jack Reacher series. Like the other Jack Reacher books, it is a well-written suspense book with lots of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Jack Reacher always stumbles into the strangest circumstances, and 61 Hours is no exception. He also doesn't appreciate the cold of South Dakota winters, and after the weather in Calgary the past week, I can sympathize. It's also one of the few books I've ever read that mentions Chinooks ...
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Release of Night of Nine Tails and others

Release of Night of Nine Tails and others

It is release day for Night of Nine Tails, book #4 in the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator series. It's almost a year since the last book came out in this series, so I know you're eager to jump back into it! Two more will be released in the next couple of months (Telepathy of Gardens and Delusions of the Past). ...
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Excerpt from Long Road to Mercy

Excerpt from Long Road to Mercy

I am currently reading The Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci. Baldacci always writes great police procedurals and thrillers, and so far, The Long Road to Mercy does not disappoint. Atlee Pine, an identical twin who lost her sister in an abduction as a small girl, grows up to become a body builder and FBI agent and in this first book in the series, is investigating the disappearance of a tourist from the Grand Canyon. Of course, he was not actually a tourist, and pursuing the investigation after she's been told to back off could mean the end of her career. ...
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Three books just $0.99

Three books just $0.99

For a limited time, you can pick up the first three Reg Rawlins books for just $0.99! A self-professed con artist practicing as a contact to the dead, a drop-dead gorgeous warlock, and a psychic cat—what could go wrong? ...
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Fiction about Human Trafficking

Fiction about Human Trafficking

Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day? Human Trafficking is a huge industry, in both North America and around the world. With an estimated 40 million victims and generating $150 billion annually, it is not limited to third world countries, and affects people in all classes and industries. Children are particularly vulnerable, especially runaways and those in foster care ...
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Excerpt from Then She Was Gone

Excerpt from Then She Was Gone

I just finished reading domestic thriller Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. It is a slow build, not an edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster ride. The character development is good and the players relatable. You have a pretty good idea of the twists it will take before they come, but that doesn't reduce the enjoyment in watching it unfold. An enjoyable read! ...
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A new year and a new you

A new year and a new you

As I write this blog, we are just a few hours from 2020. Some people love to celebrate a new year, and some people just want to ignore it. I start my planning for the new year in about September, so by the time December is on its way out, I'm usually pretty well set for my next year's plan. ...
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