Plans for 2018

Plans for 2018

This year, I am adding on to several series, beginning with next week, when I will be releasing book #5 of the Between the Cracks series. Ronnie is available for preorder now, and there is a Goodreads Giveaway running for a free paperback copy ...
Goodreads Giveaway for Ronnie

Goodreads Giveaway for Ronnie

I currently have a Goodreads Giveaway running for Ronnie, book #5 in the Between the Cracks series. (Ronnie is currently available for preorder on Kindle, and will be released soon) Ronnie is a sequel to Ruby, Between the Cracks which won the In the Margin Top Ten Books for Teens award ...
Make 2018 Great!

Make 2018 Great!

What are you doing to make 2018 great for you? Do you have a special project planned for the new year? A goal you are working toward? Maybe you want to learn a new skill, develop a healthy habit, reconnect with friends or family, or check something off of your bucket list ...
Books in your Stocking - A Christmas Eve Book Flood

Books in your Stocking – A Christmas Eve Book Flood

I love the Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve and spending the night reading, a practice known as Jolabokaflod, or the "Christmas Book Flood." What a great idea! Just to make sure that you have something to read for Christmas Eve, I have pulled together a collection of free, $0.99, deeply discounted, or Christmas-themed books for your Christmas Eve or holiday season reading! ...
Instafreebie - The Kids are All Right

Instafreebie – The Kids are All Right

Here is an Instafreebie giveaway for MG and YA lit, including Questing for a Dream. It is on for a limited time only! ...
Cyber Monday Deal

Cyber Monday Deal

It's Cyber Monday, and I have put Mito, the first book in the Medical Kidnap Files on for $0.99 on Kindle for today only! ...
Excerpt from The Silent Sister

Excerpt from The Silent Sister

This week I am on to a psychological mystery, The Silent Sister, by Diane Chamberlain. I am drawing close to the end, and it has been an interesting and engaging read, although I have guessed all of the twists well ahead of time. A well-written suspense novel that reminds me somewhat of a Mary Higgins Clark ...
It's a Freebie Weekend: Dairy-Free Death and Others!

It’s a Freebie Weekend: Dairy-Free Death and Others!

airy-Free Death is free on Kindle this weekend, October 27-30. Don't wait, because this deal won't last! ...
Release of Dairy-Free Death cozy mystery and other fabulous reads

Release of Dairy-Free Death cozy mystery and other fabulous reads

Dairy-Free Death, Book #2 of the Auntie Clem's Bakery Series is out today! And be sure to check back next week for a special Halloween short, Witch-Free Halloween ...
Excerpt from The Polygamist's Daughter

Excerpt from The Polygamist’s Daughter

Most of the books I mention here are young adult, suspense, or mystery. Ninety-nine percent are fiction. But last week I picked up Anna LeBaron's memoir, The Polygamist's Daughter. As a rule, I don't read memoirs, but this one intrigued me. Annan is not a polished writer, but she has a story to tell, and I enjoyed reading it. The Polygamist's Daughter is a journey of faith rather than an expose, so don't expect a lot of action ...
Thanksgiving Giving!

Thanksgiving Giving!

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, and I am thankful for my readers! I know, most of you are in the US, and your Thanksgiving day isn't for another month and a half yet. But the growing season is shorter in Canada and our harvest is in. We've had our first frost and first blizzard of the year (at least in my part of the country) and our thoughts are turned to toasty socks and stretching out with a good book by the fire ...
Excerpt from The Eternity Code

Excerpt from The Eternity Code

Here is one of the books I read last week, a light read with fairies, fun, and flatulent dwarves. The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer is a middle-grade adventure in the Artemis Fowl series, guaranteed to keep your young reader (or you) interested. It's an entertaining read; just see if you can keep up with Artemis and his schemes.  ...
Freebies round-up! Gluten-Free Murder and more

Freebies round-up! Gluten-Free Murder and more

Even when your TBR pile is teetering over and threatening an avalanche, you can always add a few more freebies, can't you? Well, never fear, I've got a whole stack of great stuff for you today. Download a few more freebies this weekend. At the top of the list, of ...
Excerpt from The BFG

Excerpt from The BFG

I've finished a few books in the past week, including one by a favourite author of mine, Mary Higgins Clark, but the one I had to highlight was Roald Dahl's The BFG. BFG, for those of you who don't know, stands for Big Friendly Giant. It has grown in popularity since being made into a movie by Steven Spielberg. This is such a fun read, filled with lots of scrumdiddlyumptious words!  ...
Release of Gluten-Free Murder and other Awesome New Releases

Release of Gluten-Free Murder and other Awesome New Releases

I am so excited to kick off my first cozy mystery series. While I've been flexing my mystery muscles recently with books such as The Girl in the Morgue and She Wore Mourning, the Auntie Clem's Bakery series has a different vibe. A little lighter and more fun, with animal antics and delicious baking as a counterpoint to the murder investigations. Gluten-Free Murder is the first of three books and two shorts stories to get this series off and running! ...
Five Characters I Love to Hate

Five Characters I Love to Hate

Last time, I wrote Five Characters I Love. This time, I will change it up and tell you the Characters I Love to Hate. Before I get into my list, I thought I would give you an insight on why I picked them. I have a hard time with people who manipulate children into thinking they're in control when in reality, they're just doing what the person wants them to do. Nothing seems to get my dander up more than people taking advantage of the vulnerable ...
Awesome August Reads

Awesome August Reads

Looking for some new reads for August? Check out Cindy Ray Hale's Awesome August Reads!
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Randy's five favourite characters

Randy’s five favourite characters

Here is another blog by my hubby, Randy! P.D. Workman has written many books, and each time I think she can't surprise me, she does. The characters she has brought to life stir emotions in me that I didn't know I had ...
Excerpt from Refugee

Excerpt from Refugee

This is an amazing book. Award-winning Alan Gratz brings us Refugee, three intertwining stories of refugees from each of Nazi Germany, Cuba, and Syria. Gratz takes you into the lives of these three children, their families, and the heartbreak they go through in trying to reach freedom. Gripping, heartfelt, and engaging, put this one on your TBR list ...
Review of Endless Change

Review of Endless Change

A review by my hubby of Endless Change, originally posted on Flamestr's Thoughts. Thank you, sweetie!
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