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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fun Fall Favorites and Amazing Giveaway

28 authors have come together to give you a
 reading list of FUN FALL FAVORITES!


Click on the image to read a summary of each book :)


$300 Amazon Gift Card 
OR PayPal Cash

GIVEAWAY ends 11/17/14
No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older and legally able to receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code. This giveaway is not associated with Rafflecopter, Facebook, Twitter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Void where prohibited by law.

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This giveaway was organized by I Love to Read and Review Books :)
and is sponsored by the following authors ~

(While we can no longer ask you to "LIKE" Facebook pages as an entry~ Facebook links are below ~ as "LIKES" would be very much appreciated :)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What She Did Right--Showing Silence (Escape to the Sea by Tera Mecham)

Author Tera Mecham's new novel, Escape to the Sea, is a sweet romance about a young woman who finally finds love, marriage, and delicious romance with a handsome man after having been jilted at the alter two years earlier. While there are many great things about this story, such as the exotic settings and Mecham's ability to effectively and sweetly show the physical and emotional attraction between a man and a woman, one of my favorites is that Mecham beautifully shows moments of silence rather than telling us that time has passed. For example, during a dinner scene, Mecham writes: "A soft breeze blew across the table, and I placed my hand
on my napkin so it wouldn’t flutter away." If the author intended only to show action during the conversation, she could have left it at "I placed my hand on my napkin" or even "I moved my napkin to my lap." However, with the added details, Mecham shows both a moment of silence and a description of the setting. LOVED IT!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Fearful Thing By Kathleen Marks (Ronda Hinrichsen)

I am nearly finished writing the first draft of "A Fearful Thing", a Dalton & Dalton Mystery. It is a historic paranormal romantic suspense novella with characters I really love writing about.Think of "Castle" meets "The Parent Trap" plus a glowing cat. :) Anyway, I recently received the cover and can't wait to show it off. So here it is.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What She Did Right: Uniqueness (The Hitler Dilemma by Carolyn Frank) by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Since there are only a set number of story lines in the world, authors struggle to find unique ways to share their stories with their readers. Some utilize wondrous settings or give characters extraordinary abilities. Others shock or mystify. I mix ideas together and see what comes out. But I'm happy to report that Carolyn Frank has incorporated one of my favorite methods in her latest historical novel, The Hitler Dilemma. It is based on the true story of Max Adam, a German soldier who did not agree with Hitler, but because he was a German citizen, had to fight Hitler's war. I've heard and studied a lot about WWII over the years, and I can't remember ever hearing the story from that particular point of view. For that reason alone, I applaud Carolyn Frank's work. But I must also say that this frequently heart-wrenching story is likewise poignant and insightful. Read it. You won't regret it. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Carolyn Frank's The Hitler Dilemma Blog Tour

Perfect for Memorial Day! Author Carolyn Frank's blog tour for her newest book starts tomorrow.

The Hitler Dilemma Book Blog Tour Stops
May 24th. www.franklycreative.blogspot.com
May 25th: annadelc.com/blog
May 26th  http://www.fayklingler.com/
May 27th: lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com
May 28th: sueysbooks.blogspot.com
May 29th: themusingsofabookaddict.com
May 30th: ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com
May 31sth: http://www.tarynataylor.com/
June 1st: Julielcasey.com/blog
June 2nd: renaeswritespot.blogspot.com
June 3rd: thewriteblocks.blogspot.com
June 4th: maryanndennis.blogspot.com
June 5th: whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com
June 6th: donnakweaver.com
June 7th: lisaswinton.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

To Sleep No More Novella by Kathleen Marks/ Ronda Hinrichsen

One of decisions a writer must make is whether or not to use a pen name. After long deliberation, I've decided to use the name Kathleen Marks for a series of preternatural mystery novellas. The first is titled To Sleep No More, A Dalton & Dalton Preternatural Mystery.You can not only read the first chapter here, but you can also purchase it from Amazon for your Kindle.
Here's the cover and a blurb:

She's broken-hearted. He's the man who loves her.Preternatural scientist Alexandra Dalton and her estranged husband, Richard Dalton, a treasure hunter, join forces to unravel a mysterious "Night Hag" murder at Watson Manor.