Reader Question – Recommendations for books that will play with your heart strings…

March 9, 2017

Samantha is in the mood to FEEL… and she’s looking for suggestions! I have plenty for her (of course!! I like the hurty-ones), but maybe you guys have some great recommendations for her too? She asks: Samantha: I’m looking for a book that plays with my heart strings. I want it to be happy and [...]

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Scary & Horror Book Recommendations (some even have romance!)

October 10, 2013

Who’s in the mood to kickoff the Halloween season with a few scary reads? You know what I just realized? I haven’t felt the need to sleep with the lights on, in ages. I remember way back when… after a scary movie (or book), I’d not only keep all the lights on in the house, I’d [...]

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My Top Five Summer Reads – 2013

October 2, 2013

Whoa. Halloween decorations are already popping up everywhere. How am I so late with this, you ask? LOL!!! Apparently, the end of summer has officially arrived… a week or so ago. *whoops* I don’t think Florida received the memo yet… (87° right now) and ’cause of that, I er… “missed” the memo, too. Hey if [...]

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He doesn’t want her… “Unrequited Love” Book Recommendations:

September 23, 2013

UPDATED APRIL 25th 2018 (scroll down until you see the updated section) He doesn’t want her… “The Unrequited Love Book Recommendations List”. But actually… it’s more than that. Here’s a REALLY great reader request that I wasn’t really able to answer. But I KNOW where she’s coming from with this. Do you remember my first [...]

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These books were so good, that we forgot to eat! Part one…

August 21, 2013

Ahhhhh the ever-coveted *love* fog. You know the one. You’ve been in it before. Where you can subsist on love and water, alone. You can’t think straight, see straight, but you’re as happy as can be… “Vivre d’amour et d’eau fraîche…” (it’s a popular french expression, and my mom used to say this to me, whenever [...]

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My Top Ten Dark Reads

July 6, 2013

I’ve been asked for a list like this… oh… for about a year now. Ever since I came out with my little “dark read” obsession. What a relief it was to find out I wasn’t alone in my weird thrill. Dena: any chance you will put together a list of “dark” reads on your blog? Alicia: [...]

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My Favorite Short Stories (plus reader recommendations!)

May 8, 2013

Sometimes, I’ve got a few of hours to kill before “something”. Like say… while I wait in the car as my husband does his “man” shopping (instead of dragging my feet behind my husband at a home improvement store to stare at wood for hours. Or bricks). Or like, I dunno. A slow period during work [...]

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The Intense Pleasure of a Romantic Build-Up (and what makes a book my favorite)…

March 17, 2013

After 4 years of expanding my “romance repertoire”, I’ve come to realize that my biggest book-crushes (my most intense reading experiences) involve the relationships that were not easy. Not easy for the main characters sure, but not easy for the reader, too. Obviously speaking, the author’s intent of a romantic relationship between two characters is there, [...]

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