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Christmas Review No. 1: Christmas in Silver Creek by Katie O’Connor

I’ll start off my mini-series of Christmas reviews with Katie O’Connor’s Christmas novel. The fact that Katie and I are friends has nothing with the fact that I like her books. I know the real reason for that: the feeling … Continue reading

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First, Second and Third of all…

First of all, congratulations to my friend JP McLean on her newest book, Ghost Mark! I read it before it was published, and I loved it! Stay tuned for my review, and in the meantime, if you like well-written, clever … Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I was ready to close my blog for good. After several years of posting about what I read and what I write, with a few excursions into the art of film, painting and history, I was ready to throw in … Continue reading

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The Best Antidote for Self-doubt

I almost wept when I read Audrie Driscoll’s review my three story collection, Best Friends and Other Lovers. It’s been so long since I got any feedback about my writing. Yesterday I told my friend, Georgette, about it. “I probably … Continue reading

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A Short Journey to Horror Fiction

I rarely plunge into this genre, but I read and reviewed Priscilla Bettis’s debut work, “The Hay Bale”. First, my review: “The best way to describe this short horror story is that I took a deep breath in on page … Continue reading

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When Supernatural is Believable and Vice Versa

Last week I read two books: Crimson Frost, a Christmas novella by JP Mclean, and Adèle by Leila Slimani. No common denominators between them (fortunately!), except that they were both short reads. For those who like Christmas stories with a … Continue reading

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A Heart-pounding Tale with Urban Rhythm

Being a great admirer of JP McLean’s Gift Legacy, I was eager to read her newest book, Blood Mark. She didn’t disappoint: once again, I was impressed with her rich imagination, her storytelling skills and her ability to build tension. … Continue reading

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From NaNo to Ninny: Downsizing Expectations

I made quite a strong statement a while ago saying that participating in NaNoWriMo was my worst writing decision. It was four or five years ago. At the end of that agonizing November, I had the required number of words. … Continue reading

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A Magnificent Farewell

A five-star review of J. P. McLean’s Wings of Prey, the concluding book of The Gift Legacy.  I was reading the last book in The Gift Legacy with enjoyment mixed with that specific sadness we sometimes feel when the time … Continue reading

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Secret Sky by JP McLean

Congratulations to my friend and fellow author JP McLean on launching Secret Sky, the first installment in her Gift Legacy. It’s available on Amazon (.com, .ca, .uk…) and other major e-book sellers for a promo price that is less than a … Continue reading

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