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Review of “The Other Daughter” by Lauren Willig

Last week, I started a free trial of Audible.com and decided to use the opportunity to “read” Willig’s standalone novel.  I love her Pink Carnation novels and since this took place in the 1920’s I was ecstatic.  I don’t know if I built it up in my head since I’d waited so long for it, …

Friday Writing Prompt from NaNoWriMo Facebook

  NaNoWriMo 2 hrs ·  It’s Friday writing prompt time! Thanks to a temporary rift in the space-time continuum, you encounter your 10-year-old self and have 10 minutes to give them advice or answer their questions. What would you tell them? I blearily made my way into the bathroom; the crust coating my eyes yet again. …

New Feature for 2016: Throwback Reviews

Last weekend, ABC Family (yes, I know it is #Freeform now, but I just can’t call it that) aired a “Throwback Weekend” showing movies that were 10 or more years old (Clueless is 21, yikes!).  Personally, I think they were looking for a reason to air High School Musical and took advantage of the fact that …

Review of “Reckless” by Kimberly Kincaid

Reckless is the first book Ms. Kincaid’s new series (Rescue Squad) and I believe it is a spinoff of her Pine Mountain series as it features characters introduced in the last book.  I’m really glad that I took a chance on this author because I’m quickly becoming addicted to her books (thankfully, Netgalley helps me with …

Romance and Recipes–Cooking Disasters

Why did she have to make the bread?  Everything would have been fine without the bread.  Everyone told her making bread was a BAD idea.  But did she listen?  No.  She just had to make bread.  Now, her kitchen–not to mention her lungs–was charred, she was minus one eyebrow, and her cat was cowering in …

Video of the Day–Never Forget

For some reason, this did not post yesterday as it was scheduled to do so. http://youtu.be/98CxkS0vzB8 Today, as it is the third Monday in January, it is the day we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the role he played in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The song in the …

Plagiarism Alert

Yesterday, I became aware of yet another instance of plagiarism.  This time the victim is author, Allyson Lindt, whose book Breaching His Defenses, is being sold on Amazon and is attributed to someone else. That someone else is Joao Afonso.  As of yesterday afternoon that version is still available on Amazon, although I have not checked …

Review of “Supernatural Serial Killers” by Samantha Lyon and Dr. Daphne Tan

I’ve mentioned several times that I have degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, but I don’t think I’ve ever specifically written about my love of true crime.  I live on Investigation Discovery and have read more than my fair share of true crime novels.  When I saw Supernatural Serial Killers on Netgalley, I literally let out …

Review of “I’ll Be There” by Samantha Chase

I did it again.  I read another Samantha Chase and hoped for a different outcome.  I know.  I know.  A lot of people say doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity (just fyi, insanity is a legal term, which is determined based off of …