Book Review: Whorl

Whorl by James Tarr The thrilling main premise of James Tarr’s Whorl is the discovery by a young FBI lab tech of fingerprints that are a match—from three different people. We’ve all been told since we first began to learn about our prints that no one in the world has the same, not even twins. …

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Reading 2017: Importance of Book Covers (from the IndieBRAG Cover Contest Series)

A few months back I visited with Stephanie, who at that time helped organize indieBRAG's cover contest. It was another opportunity for me to chat about book covers and the role they play in my reading and blogging, and it was a lot of fun! ********* Book cover layouts play an important role in the …

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Book Review: There is Always a Tomorrow (Plus Giveaway)

There is Always a Tomorrow by Anna Belfrage The author so generously has donated a FREE e-copy of There is Always a Tomorrow for one lucky winner! Want your name in our contest drawing? Simply comment below OR at this review's Facebook thread, located here.  Drawing December 9 Update: Drawing will be held December 16 (see link here) Following …

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Book Excerpt: The Break (Lars D.H. Hedbor) (Plus Giveaway)

Please see below for information about how you could win a FREE paperback copy of a Lars Hedbor novel of your choice. Update: Drawing will be held December 16 (see link here) The Battle of Bunker Hill was a turning point in the American Revolution, but it's all too easy to forget that it came …

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Book Review: Insurrectio (Plus Giveaway)

Insurrectio (Book V in the Roma Nova series) by Alison Morton Historical Novel Society Indie Editor's Choice Spring 2016 Chill with a Book Award Book of the Month February 2017 A B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree, October 2016 For your chance to win a FREE e-copy of Insurrectio, simply comment below to get your name in the draw! …

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Book Review: Child of the Northern Spring (Plus Giveaway)

Update: Drawing referenced below will be held December 16 (see link here) I no longer recall how it was I came into contact with Persia Woolley, though I do remember it was on Facebook we first spoke. Perhaps I messaged her with the same words of adoration she'd heard a thousand times before, something like, "I …

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Book Review: The Popish Midwife (Plus Giveaway)

    The Popish Midwife: A Tale of High Treason, Prejudice and Betrayal by Annelisa Christensen   Recipient of the Readers' Favorite and Bronze Award in the Christian Historical Fiction category of Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2017   Please see below for information about how to win a FREE Kindle copy of  The Popish Midwife  There …

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Book Excerpt: Half Sick of Shadows, Audio/Text (Richard Abbott) (Plus Giveaway)

Half Sick of Shadows - Audio Excerpt by Richard Abbott  Like Audio Excerpts A and  B & C, for author Richard Abbott's second sci-fi novel, Timing,  the excerpt below, from his historical fantasy, Half Sick of Shadows, is powered by Amazon’s Polly software, which is enabled for text-to-speech in multiple accents and intonations. There sometimes are …

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