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Great Premise that Falls Short: Settle Down Now Book Review

Settle Down Now by Leenna Naidoo About the book: Billionaire Charmaine Donnet’s search for Mr Right has gone public in the most humiliating way. Her dating coach, and trusted friend Joss, has decided to turn introvert Charmaine’s quest into a hit reality TV show. Charmaine finds herself interviewing potential Mr Rights live on air, and […]

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What Makes a Reader and Character Connect

Guest post by Ryan Lanz How does a reader connect with a character? This is a well-debated question, and one that many authors have asked themselves. It can mean the difference between a novel’s life and death. “Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more […]

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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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Book review: The Healing Heart by Jennifer Howard

I just finished reading The Healing Heart by Jennifer Howard and I enjoyed the sweet, fun, and energetic writing Howard brings us. It was romantic and fun, although a bit over-the-top but I know that was the author’s intentions. It’s definitely written with flare for passion and excitement and optimism. It’s a sweet tale of […]

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Book Review: Cat and The Dreamer by Annalisa Crawford

This week I just finished reading Cat and The Dreamer by Annalisa Crawford. Synopsis: As a teenager, Julia survived a suicide pact, while her best friend Rachel died. Julia’s only escape from her guilt, and her mother’s over-protection, is her imagination. When Adam arrives in the office, Julia’s world takes a startling turn as she realises reality […]

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Book review: The Tao of the Alligator and the Crocodile by J.M. Garlock

I just finished reading a very interesting nonfiction book titled The Tao of the Alligator and the Crocodile by J.M. Garlock. I do not usually read nonfiction titles that aren’t narrative nonfiction or memoirs, but for some reason the synopsis intrigued me and I thought… hmm I honestly know nothing about alligators/crocodiles, nor any relation […]

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