Another contest, but this time it’s mine!

I’ve gathered some friends and fellow authors to bring you this contest. No strings attached, no tricks, no unexpected consequences. Just sign up to win! You’d think since I’m running this contest I’d get to have copies of all these books, right? Wrong! Only the winners get them. So now I am going to sit back and be jealous while y’all get a chance at a lot of very good reading. Good...

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An Epic Comes to a Finish

No, not the one I’m writing. I finally finished Checkmate, the last book in the Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett. Expect a few thoughts tomorrow. For now, though– I will never believe that this wasn’t who she had in her head when she was writing them. She even said he could play the part. And after Pawn in Frankincense… well, yes.  ...

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Six Degrees of Separation from Kindred Rites

This is a meme I saw on GirlXOXO and it just looked like too much fun not to join in. Last Book of 2014   As she did, I’m going to begin with the last book I read in 2014, Kindred Rites, by Katharine E Kimbriel (second in a series, a five star read, by the way). The first book in the series, Night Calls, is also amazing. I can’t wait to read the next one, Spiral Path which is already on my Kindle, waiting. This series is set in...

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The Steampunk Tea

While at the RT Saints of Suspense Party, I met Nina Davis, a fabulous local-to-me librarian. I am going to make a special effort to blog a field trip to her library, the beautiful-beyond-words Smith Public Library in Wylie, Texas. The images here don’t do it justice. When their copy of This Crumbling Pageant is on the shelves I intend to take a picture, because yes, I am that big a dork. But seriously! Wouldn’t you? To my delight,...

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Blog Tour Day Four: Magical Words, Max and Me

I’m in three places today. It’s bizarre. But you’ll have to follow the various links to see how this all happened. Of course saying “Max” and “bizarre” kind of goes hand in hand.  It all started when I was going to write about Max and how she helped me with my writing on Max’s blog, and she said, wait, you can’t write about [redacted] on my blog. I don’t allow [redacted] on my blog. So...

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