Romance Novel Trends–Round Robin May 2018

Romance Novel Trends Round Robin May 2018 topic: What changes have your seen in romance novels in the past decade? Is there a change in romance novel direction? Is there still a market for non-explicit sex stories? What is the next romance novel trend? Back in 2006, I...

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Jax Starlight by Jenn Nixon–a sci-fi book review

Review of Jax Starlight by Jenn Nixon Blurb: When the Exodus ships left Earth, we all thought we had a chance at starting over, finding a new world to build a colony. Only that didn't happen. We crashed on an inhabited planet and woke up to a nightmare we can't...

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A Cowboy for Alyssa by Shirley Penick–A Review

Review of A Cowboy for Alyssa by Shirley Penick Shirley Penick’s writing has grown a great deal from the last time I read one of her books. I’m so glad that, when I came back to her, I picked up A Cowboy for Alyssa. Alyssa Jefferson is in the last semester of college,...

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The Turquoise Bones by Steven R Brandt–a book review

The Turquoise Bones book review In The Turquoise Bones, Apjay is a boy on the verge of manhood in a harsh world of drought and famine. Gifted with messages from the dead, he can never please his father, the Hunt Leader. His entire tribe struggles from day to day to...

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Pigsty Princess by Nancy S. Brant–A Book Review

Pigsty Princess--A Book Review Pigsty Princess by Nancy S. Brandt tells the tale of a princess, Mariana, who lives in Valborough, a land where magical powers—Elemental Sensitives—are everything to the nobility. The law of the land states that the person with the...

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Am I in my characters–Round Robin February 2018

This month, our Round Robin is about how we create our characters. When I write my characters, how much of the character is me? How much is it influenced by people I know? And do I ever learn anything from my characters? Honestly, there’s probably a little bit of me...

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