The Invasion

I step outside cautiously, alert for any sign of activity. It’s still dark, but that doesn’t matter. They could attack at any time. They’re always there. Waiting for me. I look up and see only the porch light, swivel my head from side to side to check every angle. I…

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The Forbidden Bean Origins

Ever wonder how authors come up with ideas? I’ve worked in a chain coffee store for years, and don’t get me wrong, it’s a great job with great benefits, but after five years there I kept thinking, there’s got to be a way to make money from this. Hmm. Wonder…

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A Forever Kind of Guy Quiz

THE FOREVER KIND OF GUY QUIZ Is he A FOREVER KIND OF GUY? Take this quiz and find out. 1. Your car breaks down on the freeway. When you call your guy for help he: A) Tells you to lock the doors, sit tight, he’s on his way B) Suggests…

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This Lemonade Is Making Me Crazy, Part II

I said I was going to contact the author (see my blog from 10/5/11) about the lemonade issue that was making me crazy and I did. Below is my e-mail to her and her reply to me. She asked that I not use the name of her book or her…

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Picky Reader – 23

Missing by Sharon Sala.  This book will keep you going.  It’s fairly action-packed with some unique twists and an interesting plot.  Yes, there’s a love story, but there are lots of bumps in the road getting there. Ruthless by Anne Stuart.  Anne Stuart’s books are consistently very good stories and extremely…

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Picky Reader – 13

The End of an Error by Mameve Medwed.  If you’re a middle-aged woman who didn’t marry her first love and who’s ever wondered about the road not taken, this is the book for you.  I’m a bit surprised I finished this book, but I must have done so because I…

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Picky Reader – 3

Literary fiction, done well, also takes longer to read. Maybe because it’s easier to put down and that might be because you have to think more about what you just read. It’s like a fine meal you want to savor and enjoy and linger over. Which I guess makes commercial fiction more like fast food. Quick, easy and often forgettable.

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