If you're looking for something to dig into this weekend, LOOK no further. My latest releases aim to please. Like Suspense? Fallen Angel, the first book in my new Diamond Dog series, has you covered. CIA operatives. FBI undercover schemes. And a single mom trying to do right by her child--by staying ALIVE. Check it …
Take a moment to listen to some GREAT advice from dear friend and aspiring author, Ashley Shouse Storm. Her “Lessons from Chickens” are the best.
But then downhome wisdom replete with common sense, and a sense of humor is always a winning combo.
As my husband and I were climbing into bed, we heard screams of sheer terror coming from the chicken coop. The chickens have freaked out at night before, when strong winds blew off their nest box door. At the time, I thought that was the worst sound I’d ever heard. And it was, until now. These screams were different. Primal. There was no question that something was attacking our chickens.
It was a possum. The girls are all okay, other than being terrified. We think the possum was looking for eggs, but he could have injured or killed my hens. Luckily, they called for help.
Lessons from chickens #3: If you need help, ask for it. Whether a possum is in your bed, or you need to brainstorm a writing project, or you are having thoughts of harming yourself. No matter what you need help with, ask. You don’t have…
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I can’t BELIEVE it’s Friday already. Again.
Where is the time going?
But, seriously, in the interest of slowing down to rest and refuel, here’s multi-published Toni Shiloh, once again putting readers ahead of schedules. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this Friday’s SALES, RELEASES, & GIVEAWAYS.
Happy Friday, Reader Friends!
Can you believe it’s the last Friday in February?! This month is almost over and hopefully we’ll see a bit of spring goodness in the upcoming month. But for now, let’s talk all things bookish!
My author friends have helped me fill Friday’s Sales, Releases, & Giveaways post today. There are some great books listed and ones that are begging to be in your TBR pile.
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Want to smile? Get in touch? Reconnect? (With yourself, the world, and your characters?)
This blog is pure GOLD for writers and readers alike in addressing the age gap. But that’s what I’ve come to expect from René Penn, aspiring author and solidly HIP gal pal who never fails to inspire.
Read on. Expect GREAT things. Visit René Penn and . . .
Write on! (HIP speak if you’re of a certain generation, but the sentiment applies no matter what.)
Last week, I wrote about #WriterAcronyms, and how important it is to understand them if you’re a writer using social media. I also joked about the word “hip”. The concept deserved its own post. So here we are…
“Hip” Awareness and Lack Thereof
Per Dictionary. com, one of the definitions for hip is:
“familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.”
Example sentence, “My parents aren’t exactly hip, you know.”
If I weren’t a writer, I probably wouldn’t think twice about the word “hip” and the concept it represents. But as someone in her 40s working on a fiction project with main characters in their late 20s, I wonder about these things.
Do I know enough about the latest trends to write from the perspective of a 27-year-old? Um, I think so.
But every 20 or so pages, I’ll write a bit of dialogue and think, “Would…
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Do you love history? New York? And sweet inspirational romance? Look no more.
Michelle at Mimosa Blossom recommends Rita-Award winner, Elizabeth Camden’s “A Desperate Hope.” Book Three in Camden’s Empire State Series. Check it out. And…
A Desperate Hope is a historical fiction romance novel by author Elizabeth Camden. I read the ARC ebook of this novel. The print novel was published on February 5, 2019. The setting was Duval Springs, early 1900’s.
The employees of the New York city water board want to obliterate the town of Duval Springs which would mean tearing down buildings and displacing thousands of people. Eloise Drake was not happy about this and none of the employees wanted to live in the town of Duval Springs for four months without decent plumbing and electricity.
This is a dual story between the proposed demolition of Duval Springs and a romance story of Eloise Drake and Alex Duval. My favorite character was Alex Duval who was a great leader, charming, and compassionate.
The story ends up being a gripping, mysterious tale, keeping me up past my bedtime to finish reading it. It…
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If you’re wondering what to read or just want to add to your TBR (To be read) list, look no further. Multi-published Toni Shiloh has you covered.
Check out the sales, new releases, and GIVEAWAYS. Thank you, Toni. Now…
TGIF, Reader Friends!
I’m so glad Friday is here and a weekend of reading is in my future. Like you, I have a huge TBR pile, but that won’t stop me from adding to it. I’m so thankful to my author friends who have shared with me their bookish info for Friday’s Sales, Releases, & Giveaways. I hope you find something great to read!
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Check in with The Bachelorette Blogger author, René Penn, to learn how HIP you are. And what it takes to get there if you’re not. LoL ;^)
A long-time friend sent a group text announcing what “IDK” means. Her pre-teen had filled her in on the acronym. IDK stands for I don’t know, she wrote. She was passing on the knowledge to us forty-somethings to keep us “hip.”
The “hip” comment was the icing on the cake.
I must proudly say that I’ve known what IDK means for some time, and was slightly surprised that the others in the group didn’t know. To be fair, one other friend knew, too. But two out of five isn’t the best score.
The text message got me thinking. How did I know about IDK? Or IKR or IMHO, for that matter? The answer is Twitter.
Ever since I got active on Twitter about two years ago, I’ve been decoding and learning the popular acronyms. I’ve hit Google many times for translation. It always helps.
Check out: Keeping Up with Internet…
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