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An Unplanned Lesson by Beth Rinyu

About An Unplanned Lesson:Nicole Morgan, the new second grade teacher at Pineview Elementary school, has it all together in the classroom; it’s her personal life that she can’t find peace with. Unable to let go of the guilt that she is harboring from her past, she punishes herself by running from all potential relationships.Her patience is put to the test when Dailan O’Maley the obnoxious but very sexy uncle of one of her students enters her life. She slowly cracks…

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Author Interview: Allison Cosgrove

Welcome, Allison! Please tell us about yourself. I am a mom, wife, business owner, and author. Coffee is my best friend. I live a very organized life because there is just so much going on that if I don’t want to go insane I have to keep everything on schedule. You’ve just come out with a second edition of your first novel, Sacrifice of Innocence. What led to the decision to publish a new version? To put it bluntly it…

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Author Interview: Jeri Walker-Bickett

Welcome, Jeri! Please tell us about yourself. I’m a former high school English teacher and college composition instructor who has left the classroom to start a career as a writer, book reviewer, and freelance editor. The world of books has always been my passion. Plentiful scholarships enabled me to earn a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing, as well as a master’s degree in English education with additional graduate credits in rhetoric and composition. The reason I…

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Hello, Grandma by Jim Bob Magill

 About Hello, Grandma When Blane's abusive grandmother moves into a nursing home, he returns to Green Oaks, Texas for a fresh start and a chance at sobriety—with or without his friends' help.  Social Media Links for Jim Bob MagillFacebookTwitterGoodreadsAbout Jim Bob Magill Jim Bob Magill grew up in a small West Texas town, amid the dirt roads and keg parties that inspired Hello, Grandma. This is his first published country noir story.Jim lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two daughters.   

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Reflections

 Reflections The last few days have been, to say the least, quite eventful and exciting. As I sit here in my office, (built by the world’s most wonderful husband), I am thinking about how much my life has changed in the past eighteen months, five years, ten years, and I am just in awe of it all.Ten years ago, I was adding two cans of water to a can of chicken soup to make it stretch. If we had crackers to…

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A Special Goodbye: Charles Moss

A Special Goodbye: Charles MossI'll never forget the Sunday afternoon three-wheeler rides with our little gang of misfits. I was the youngest, I think, in my teens. Every Sunday we would meet up at my grandfather's store, each other's houses, or at some point in between. We all rode Honda three-wheelers. Our destination might be a sandpit, logging trails, river beds, or just a nearby mud hole. Most afternoons, at some point along the way, we would gather in a…

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When Ravens Fall by Matilda Wren

Book Summary: Essex isn't just about the glamour. Away from the ditzy charm, fake tan and false eyelashes, lays a hidden world of drugs, carnage and violence, run by the bad boys and hardened men. A dark, gritty tale of the rise of a modern gangster, how he came to be and how his extreme actions effect his friends, family, lovers and perceived enemies. Author Info: Having long held an interest in human behaviour, in particular abnormal or anti-social conduct and…

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SHOCKWAVES by Suzanna Williams

Lee Banner has one passion, parkour; one secret, he’s telepathic; and one problem, an ex-IRA terrorist, with a thirst for revenge, has kidnapped the girl of his dreams. Sixteen year old Lee Banner thinks he’s a daydreamer. One minute he’s watching the football, the next he’s seeing a girl in a car crash. It’s so real he can feel her fear, hear her scream. But when he meets Paige Harper, the girl from the crash, and her parents have actually…

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Seth MacFarlane, the Epitome of Jerk! An Opinion

Seth McFarlane, the Epitome of Jerk! An Opinion Every once-in-awhile, something so irritates me that I just cannot keep my mouth shut, but I have never taken on a Hollywood celebrity. After Oscars-night maybe he won't be such a celebrity. We can hope. I've already heard that he has said he won't host again--Thank God! Maybe some of his peers told him what they really thought of that cute little song and dance of his about boobs.'Did MacFarlane write his…

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The spirit of place

The spirit of place   Sunday, a blustery day, finds me in the city, destination: the Rubin Museum of Art. Since discovering this sanctuary a few years ago, I’ve been here more times than I’d been to its former incarnation, Barney’s New York, legendary for its own transformation from name-brand men’s wear at discounted prices to high-design fashion at prices to match. Not that I didn’t enjoy walking into the store, in all its haute splendor, from time to time.…

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