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Book excerpt: My Name Is Rose, by Alexa Kingaard (and a giveaway!)

I usually know exactly what draws me to a book. It'll be a certain character, or a certain element of the plot, or even a certain piece of the setting. Occasionally, however, I simply can't put my finger on why I want to read a particular book. It's a rare occurrence, but it does happen.… Continue reading Book excerpt: My Name Is Rose, by Alexa Kingaard (and a giveaway!)

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Book teasers: The One & Only, by Maria La Serra (and a giveaway!)

When I first read the summary of Maria La Serra's The One & Only, there were two aspects that instantly called out to me: The magazine setting, and the enemies-to-lovers plot. The first got my attention because of my journalism background; novels set in newspaper or magazine offices often catch my eye for that very… Continue reading Book teasers: The One & Only, by Maria La Serra (and a giveaway!)

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Book excerpt: The Night Docket, by Michele Lang (and a giveaway!)

Characters who can speak to the dead... I don't know why they appeal to me as much as they do. But there's something about them that draw me to a book, and make me at least want to read more of it, if not buy it altogether. Michele Lang's The Night Docket is no exception.… Continue reading Book excerpt: The Night Docket, by Michele Lang (and a giveaway!)

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Book excerpt: Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional, by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (and a giveaway)

It's amazing how just two pages of a book can leave a reader wanting so much more. That's all we're getting for today's excerpt from Lauren Nicolle Taylor's Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional, but I'm certain it'll make you want to pick up a copy of the novel. I know that's what it… Continue reading Book excerpt: Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional, by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (and a giveaway)

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Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri

Short stories have a different sort of appeal to them than novels do, but you get just as much satisfaction from them. Besides, it takes a certain amount of skill and style to get a reader invested in a character or plot in such a limited number of words. Oddly enough, when I want to… Continue reading Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri