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The Adventrues of Cocoa and Cream

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TORN FROM The INSIDE OUT eBook by SARA NILES - EPUB Book | Rakuten Kobo United States
Episode 1 New episode every week. #yafiction #yanovel #yastory #youngadult #youngadultfiction #swordandsandal #swordandsorcery #ancientgreece #mythology
Episode 1 New episode every week. #yafiction #yanovel #yastory #youngadult #youngadultfiction #swordandsandal #swordandsorcery #ancientgreece #mythology

Books young adult

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Kindle Vella

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Scene Starters

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Finding true love in the most unexpected place.  From Out of the Storm by C.S. Crook https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCMC0WM/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_Ts58zb4WB4F7F
Operation Awesome: Dori Aleman-Medina answers #13Questions in OA's Debut Author Spotlight

Romantic Fiction

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Pinterest #13Questions #NewBook #DebutAuthor #2022Books Misty Wilson answers #13Questions in OA's Debut Author Spotlight
Operation Awesome: Rebecca Stirling answers #13Questions in OA's Debut Author Spotlight

True Story: Memoirs

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I'm reading The Trust Casefiles: Trust Casefiles, #1 on Scribd

Free children's books Nov. 4th. and 5th.

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Reading journal with recommended reads, space for book reviews, your reading bucket list and more. Perfect for book clubs, grandparents, senior groups, reading challenges.
The Big Transformation of MORDY the Hamantash -- NEW RELEASE -- It's right before Purim, the happiest Jewish holiday, but Mordy the hamantash is sad. Mordy feels very alone. He thinks the other pastries in the bakery ignore him because he is different. Mordy decides to change his shape. Did Mordy's transformation help him?

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Meet Detective Emilia Cruz in her first cases as a police detective in Acapulco. It's a free ticket to Acapulco! #free #kindle #kobo

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Pinterest #13Questions #NewBook #DebutAuthor #2022Books Caitlin Billings answers #13Questions in OA's Debut Author Spotlight
Operation Awesome: Kate S Martin answers #13Questions in OA's Debut Author Spotlight
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Childhood Trauma, Mental Illness and Addictions

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book review: The Passage by Justin Cronin Sometimes I think my wife and I are the kiss of death to TV shows. Whenever we really get into a new one--canceled. (Don't get me started on "Emergence".)  But it gives us a chance to check out the almost always superior book version if there is one. So when another great show "The Passage" got canceled we just transitioned over to the Justin Cronin novel it was based on which is even better than the show--if you have the time.  Oh yeah. The time. Lookin

book review: The Passage, by Justin Cronin

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Her choice would destroy the love between them two brothers, rip apart a family, and cause unbelievable heartbreak and angst to all. #Romance #Cheating #Ebooks #BooksToRead #AmazonKindleGoodreads #MilitaryRomance
A fast-paced tale of good people being pushed to the brink, forcing them to do some very bad things to protect those they love. This #Romantic #Suspense #Crime tale will "rip you apart, then put you back bit by bit until you are whole again." More than 1500 five-star reviews! "“Raw and realistic, it will leave you so numb and lifeless, you will feel anger and pain, sorrow and happiness. This book will affect you in one way or another.”  Amzn Reviewer . #FREE for a limited time. #Book #Boards
Book review: Her Last Resort by Fiona McGier It's not often that a romance novel starts off with the female lead killing somebody.  It's just another day at the office for CIA spy Stella Taylor ... except it shouldn't be because Stella is retired after thirty years and there's no reason for her to be targeted by a series of frankly amateur assassins. She flees yet again this time ending up at a Lake Superior-area Minnesota resort with her movie star daughter and the resort's owner a hunky Russia

Book review: Her Last Resort, by Fiona McGier

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Passing in review--again I got another great book review this one for Radio Red:  https://www.amazon.com/review/RHZ7LR0C7RZZP/?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B01MRZ52DM  That's four reviews in less than two weeks! The only thing better would be if the doctor told me I was registering minus on the cholesterol scale and needed to eat more chocolate. I know that won't happen because the doc refused to change my test results even after I offered him half the candy--stupid Hippocratic oath.  He doesn't even own

Passing in review--again

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book review: The Twelve by Justin Cronin  I planned to take a break from long works after reading The Passage which I described as "War and Peace and More War". But my wife wanted to forge ahead into the sequel and it's hard to say no considering how good the original was.  The Passage covered an entire century starting with an ill-advised government experiment (aren't they all?) and ending with a world overrun by what we could loosely call vampires with a few human settlements hanging on. Two o

book review: The Twelve, by Justin Cronin

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Book Review: The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin I was going to make this short: I can't say much about the plot or characters because that would spoil the first two books of this trilogy. But there's so much going on and so much to talk about and so many many pages that I'm not sure "short" counts for anything here. The City of Mirrors is the finish of a thousand year story begun in The Passage. As we open enough time has passed since the second book The Twelve that younger members of an apoca

Book Review: The City of Mirrors, by Justin Cronin

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Coming Attractions down word count up NaNoWriMo update: 35000 words into the new novel! Just an update on our newest book More Slightly Off the Mark: We had to make some changes and that screwed up formatting and things happened pandemic yadayada ... anyway it's back up for sale in print and e-book. If you ordered a copy direct from us there will be a slight delay in delivery for which I'm deeply sorry. I blame 2020. It's that time of year again ... that time when we think about Christmas a

Coming Attractions down, word count up

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New Year's Writin' Eve I wondered about the best way to start the New Year. I rarely drink--and if I didn't start drinking in 2020 I never will. I have no desire to see Miley Cyrus' Epiglottis on New Years Rockin' Eve (or whoever the most recent too young to be showing so much skin singer is). What I do want in 2021 is to get published again. So I plan to start the New Year with new rounds of submissions to publishers magazines and literary agents. I have short stories already out but novel

New Year's Writin' Eve

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From Eden To Hell: The Memoir from Sara Niles's Torn From the Inside Out with Author Commentary | Kindle Vella

Another short story sold

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Cutting edge book editing So the first draft of The Source Emerald weighed in at 67515. The second draft topped out at 70294. Now I've finished the third draft and the new word count? 69028. An increase of 2779 words followed by a decrease of 1266 words. But not the same words. My third draft was a seek and destroy mission against certain words that can weaken your writing. Words that can make your writing too passive such as "was". Adverbs. Words ending with "ing" that can become repetitive.

Cutting edge book editing

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Book Review: Stardust by Neil Gaiman I think I've said this before but one wonders why I should bother reviewing a twenty year old book whose author surely doesn't need my help. Ah but it was new to me. Emily and I found Neil Gaiman's Stardust on audio book read by the author himself and enjoyed it immensely during some long trips over the summer of 2019. (I wrote this in early 2020 so if it seems a year old ...) In the mid 1800's young Tristran Thorn lives in a little village called Wall whic

Book Review: Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

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book review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Rikk Deckard is a bounty hunter in a futuristic city who flies his hover car around while on the hunt for escaped androids who need to be "retired". Gosh that sounds an awfully lot like the plot of the movie "Blade Runner" doesn't it? "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick was first published in 1968 and was indeed the inspiration for the 1982 film of the different name. The setting was moved for the movie from the post-nuclea

book review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Why We Love Trouble is a mystery See that little play on words I did with the title? No? Never mind. I finished the final polishing of We Love Trouble. It tops out at 81000 words--still the longest novel I've written yet. Boy is writing a mystery tough: characters suspects clues red herrings ghosts horses Bigfoot ... Well it's that kind of story. I already have Beowulf: In Harm's Way Fire On Mist Creek and Summer Jobs Are Murder at various points in the submission process and I think I'll

Why We Love Trouble is a mystery

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book review: Scavenger Hunt, by Dani Lamia

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