Ghost in the Garden by H.L. Carpenter

She has her future planned out, and that future includes plants. Chrys is going to be a plant scientist like her uncle and her favorite teacher, and she’s determined to find the very rare Coralroot orchid.
The ghost is not in the plan.

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Dog Eared by Jojo Debrazza

Welcome to the virtual book tour for Jojo Debrazza’s new children’s book, Dog Eared! Follow the tour to read reviews, excerpts, and book spotlights: https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2018/05/book-tour-schedule-dog-eared-by-jojo.html Publication Date: April 10, 2018 ASIN: B07C47Z4V4 Length: 140 pages Genres: Children’s Fiction Amazon Goodreads About Dog Eared: Dogs can’t read. Right? When Sophie’s grandfather moves in to a retirement…

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Unquiet Dead

  The Unquiet Dead is now available at Amazon in Kindle and Print: Click Here I’m excited to share Catherine, Devyn, and Benedict’s story with you. Want to know more? Take a peek here! Changes: You may have noticed a few changes to my website. I’m always working behind the scenes to make this a better,…

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Changes

Hi all– If you have been a long-time reader of my blog, you will have noticed a few changes in the format. This will soon be accompanied by some changes in my posting schedule. For the last year I have been posting 5 days a week. Posts about writing, reading, cooking, gaming, health and beauty,…

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It’s All Greek by Sharon Ledwith

One thing we can all understand is food! It’s universal and we all need food to survive. So I thought I’d share this awesome recipe my hubby made for me recently. It’s called Greek Shepherd’s Pie, and trust me, your taste buds don’t need a translator for this dish! Opa!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup for a Cold Winter Day by Lizzie T. Leaf

Author Lizzie T. Leaf shares how to cook a warm, comforting Sweet Potato Soup and also a rather hot Vampire story! by Lizzie T. Leaf Our grocery stores occasionally send special prices on a few items for card members. One of ours for August was sweet potatoes, or yams as the notice read. So of…

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Interview with Steampunk Author Kara Jorgensen: Creative & Professional Writing

Kara Jorgensen is an independent author with two highly successful steampunk novels—The Earl of Brass and The Winter Garden—and a novella—An Oxford Holiday—in her Ingenious Mechanical Devices series. Her newest novel, The Earl and the Artificer, will be released on January 30, 2016. But the publication of this novel is unusual; it also serves as the Master’s Thesis for her MFA in Creative and Professional Writing. Not only did Jorgensen have the clamoring voices of her fans demanding the next installment in the series when she was writing, but her thesis advisor adding pressure as well!

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5 Minutes with Grant Goodman

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Grant Goodman, author of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Tiger Trouble!

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Marci Boudreaux Wanders Down a Forgotten Path

This book really was a labor of love. A very long, painful labor…

Most of my books just flow. The stories are there and ready for the telling. Annie’s story was not like that. And it drove me freaking mad!

This story, much like the main character, was stubborn, impossible to move along when it wasn’t ready, but absolutely worth the trouble.

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Inhuman Lovers and Deadly Curiosity

The tale of Bluebeard has been adapted for the stage and the cinema just as often as tales of sleeping beauties and young women who cannot keep track of their shoes. Yet it is not a typical folk/fairy tale. Indeed, it is more akin to a modern horror film than to a Disney cartoon. It is a tale without a hero and, at best, can be seen as a cautionary tale about the dangers inherent in sex (particularly with inhuman lovers), greed, and curiosity. The most recent adaptation, Ex Machina, plays with the typical themes in a Bluebeard-inspired tale and adds its own narrative twist, but creates an even darker version for modern audiences to enjoy.

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Simple Summer Cooking by Sara Daniel

I also enjoy Deviled Eggs and loved this recipe by Sara.  One tip I learned years ago is to boil the eggs in water with a tablespoon of salt added.  This brings the water to a boil at a higher temperature and the eggs will peel easier. —Chris ___________________________ Sara Daniel I love to eat…

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True Friends Go the Distance by Vala Kaye

Val visits my blog today and discusses the value of friendship and how her own relationships are reflected in her writing.  Enjoy!  Chris ___________________________________________ “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” ― Eleanor Roosevelt Not all the people you meet during your…

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5 Minutes With Marci Boudreaux

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Marci Boudreaux, author of Friends Without Benefits (A Stonehill Romance). Twitter @marciboudreaux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marci.boudreaux Blog: www.marciboudreaux.wordpress.com Website: www.marciboudreaux.com Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y3GIPSG I started writing . . . A very long time ago. I never really considered publishing until about 2001, after winning a contest, but…

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5 Minutes with Tom Winton

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Tom Winton, author of Forever Three and six other books. Website: http://tomwintonauthor.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TomWinton?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tom-Winton/206609429356346 About the Author I started writing in my mid-thirties when I was asked to put together a few fishing articles for a newspaper. I still remember getting a phone…

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Book Review: Golden Heart by PJ Thorndyke

The Golden Heart, by PJ Thorndyke, is the first book in the Lazarus Longman Chronicles. This is a gripping steampunk adventure set during the time of the American Civil War. Lazarus Longman is an archeologist working for the British Empire. By order of the government, he is searching for the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola.…

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5 Minutes with Kara Jorgensen

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Kara Jorgensen, author of The Earl of Brass (Ingenious Mechanical Devices #1) and The Gentleman Devil (Ingenious Mechanical Devices #2). Website: http://karajorgensen.com Twitter: @authorkaraj Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkarajorgensen I started writing . . . When I was about nine or ten, I was infatuated with Sherlock Holmes after…

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