Newfoundland Sweet and Crummey Reads

Newfoundland Sweet and Crummey Reads

Newfoundland’s Michael Crummey has a way of telling stories hat speak to the Newfoundland experience while also exploring universal themes that appeal to all readers. Awarded the Writer’s Trust Fellowship in 2015, Crummey’s poetry and prose – in multiple genres- have become some of the Canada’s best-loved works. Sweetland is a novel that takes the reader on a journey through a small town, showing the many characters that inhabit such a place. Some are delightful, others are infuriating. Moses himself walks that line throughout the novel. He is at once a sympathetic older man fighting for his right to live his life out in his hometown and a cantankerous old codger, spitting venom at those who cross him. Continue reading Newfoundland Sweet and Crummey Reads

COVER REVEAL: BEFORE TOMORROW BY PINTIP DUNN

By Sharon Wray (originally posted on SharonWray.com) One of the best things about being an author is having other authors as friends. And one of my Golden Heart sisters, as well as a great friend, has a surprise today. I’m so excited to share with you the cover reveal for BEFORE TOMORROW by New York Times Bestselling author Pintip Dunn, a FORGET TOMORROW novella from Logan’s … Continue reading COVER REVEAL: BEFORE TOMORROW BY PINTIP DUNN

Kick-Ass or Quiet? Female Sleuths From Miss Marple to V.I. Warshawski

Jess Lourey and Shannon Baker are thriller and mystery writers who have, between them, published a whopping 19 books. When they realized Jess’s thriller, Salem’s Cipher, and Shannon’s mystery, Stripped Bare, were set to launch on the same day, September 6, these friends joined forces for the Lourey/Baker Double Booked Tour.  Doesn’t that sound delicious? (I promise you it’s better than double chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies!) … Continue reading Kick-Ass or Quiet? Female Sleuths From Miss Marple to V.I. Warshawski

Book Smart TV Quick Review: Complete Guide to Women’s Health

In today’s Book Smart TV Quick Review, I’ll be taking a look at Dr. Nieca Goldberg’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health. The review is about a minute and a half long. If you are receiving this by email, please click on the site link to see the video.  Enjoy! Continue reading Book Smart TV Quick Review: Complete Guide to Women’s Health

A Duke's Wicked Kiss: Great Fiction from Kathleen Bittner Roth

Golden Heart Finalist Kathleen Bittner Roth is an expert storyteller. Her intricate and spellbinding historical/romantic suspense takes the reader from 81chOz+5v6L._SL1500_ England to India and back again. Spun against a lush background of Indian palaces, exotic jewels, a cheetah, and an uprising, her characters and writing sizzle as much as the romance. This satisfying and well-written book, laden with incredible detail, transports readers to places and times impossible to otherwise experience.

Here’s the blurb for A Duke’s Wicked Kiss:

While on a secret mission for the Crown, a proper duke falls for an improper daughter of an Indian royal and British noble.

Miss Suri Thurston knows the pain of abandonment. Intent on confronting the grandmother who tossed her to the lions, Continue reading “A Duke's Wicked Kiss: Great Fiction from Kathleen Bittner Roth”

He Texted, Now What does it Mean?

If you’ve ever wondered what a man means when he texts you a photo of his refrigerator, He Texted is the book for you.  Witty and full of straight-forward advice, authors Lisa Winning and Carrie Henderson McDermott, guide women in  21st century techno-dating. Not only do the two authors give you their usually right-on-target opinions, they utilize their own advisory panel of guys to chime in … Continue reading He Texted, Now What does it Mean?

How Delilah Marvelle Gave Me A Night of Pleasure

Writers around the world were mesmerized a few weeks ago when author, Delilah Marvelle, and Kensington CEO, Steven Zacharius, engaged in a public exchange of staggering honesty.  Each clearly stated their views about the relationship between authors and publishers and whether or not independent book publishing was the better course. (See link below). I must say I had never read a book by Delilah Marvelle. … Continue reading How Delilah Marvelle Gave Me A Night of Pleasure

Why I Owe Lois Winston a Big Fat Apology

Lois Winston is pretty amazing. Author of the hilarious Anastasia Pollock Crafting Mysteries, (two of my favorites are: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun and Decoupage Can Be Deadly), she also writes wonderfully light romances, romantic suspense, and contributed to a guide to the TV series, House.  Her books have won a slew of awards.  If you’ve ever done a needlework pattern out of a … Continue reading Why I Owe Lois Winston a Big Fat Apology

Christmas miracles

We all know about the important and big Christmas miracles — the birth of Jesus, the birth of each and every baby everywhere, ill children — and adults — getting well, the Grinch’s heart growing three times it’s size. But there are smaller miracles, too.  My family sitting around my dinning room table, laughter, friends and loved ones traveling to see me from afar, and … Continue reading Christmas miracles

No MuuMuu, Please!

With my friends Carey Baldwin and Lena Diaz out on book tours doing presentations on radio and TV, I thought I’d mention Jan Fox’s great book, No MuuMuu, Please! once again.  I met Jan, a four-time Emmy award winner and news personality, at a local National Speakers Association meeting a year ago.  I was impressed by the way she spoke and intrigued by her speakers … Continue reading No MuuMuu, Please!