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Just a Little Crush? More Like Just a Lot of Heat! (Book Review)

 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I recently read Just a Little Crush by Renita Pizzitola and I loved it! This is a new adult romance novel and I read the entire thing on a Saturday. I couldn’t put it down! I’m pretty sure I was in the middle of another book too at the time, but […]

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Best Craft Books on Writing

The debate on whether craft books on writing are necessary or not has gone on, and will continue to go on, forever. I believe that first and foremost you learn best by doing—the more you write, the more you’ll learn. As Jayne Ann Krentz & Susan Elizabeth Phillips (bestselling authors) replied when asked (at RWA), “What […]

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Recommended Read For Writers: Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I recently finished reading, well actually listening to Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of  the Craft.  Highly recommended for all writers! There’s a lot of conflicting advice about craft books for writers—some think you can’t learn from them, or that the best way to improve your writing is just by more writing. And I agree […]

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The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz is Gripping, Beautiful, and Meticulously Well-Written

A father’s love. A family’s tragedy. A daughter’s revenge. Honor student Emma knows more about galvanic cell diagrams than guns. College is the only way out of her gang-ridden hometown, but her parents can’t afford it. When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he’s sent deep […]

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Pinnacle Lust Takes Readers on a Gritty, Sensual, and Honest Journey of Lust and Love

★★★★☆ Pinnacle Lust by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre is a story of love, romance, conflict, and finding oneself. In this book the readers lost themselves, as our narrator seemed to do the same. We watched her struggle at understanding who she is with and without the men in her life. This book is gritty and sensual. […]

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Fantasy, Action, Magic, Sexy Elves, Sexy Vamps, Sanyare:The Last Descendent Has it All

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I’d like to start this review by saying this is the best self-published book I’ve read to date. I’m crazy impressed. I hope by saying this I don’t talk the book up too much, but I want to be totally honest here – I walked away from this book thinking […]

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