Book Reviews

I’m feeling a bit better, although late November through late March is hard. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with these now sigh.

With the Christmas season upon us I figure some of you might like some gift ideas or find something for yourself and pass the information on to those will be gifting to you.

 

Maggie Dove’s Detective Agency
When All The Girls Have Gone

The Kill Sign: A Jamie Sinclair Novel
A Killer Location
The Miss Silver Mysteries: Grey Mask, The Case Is Closed, and Lonesome Road
Days Like These
Something Foul at Sweetwater
Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud
Anton and Cecil Book 3: Cats Aloft
The Twilight Wife
The Double Life Of Miranda Turner, Vol. 1: If You Have Ghosts, Story
Wild Men
Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition HC 

from Journey Of A Bookseller

Phoenix
Invaded
Randy Cecil
Radio Silence
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Ask the Passengers
I See You
Wildlife
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
The Ghost and the Goth
Where’d You Go, Bernadette

from Hit Or Miss Books

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Twilight Wife
Love Connection

from Comfy Reading

The Middle of Nowhere
5 New Poetry Collections
Physical
Unbreak My Heart
Eleven Hours 

from Ballyroan Reads

The Janus Stone
Bury the Living
The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater
Brought Into the World
All the Little Liars
The Lake House
All the Little Liars

from The Book Review Directory

Indiana Belle (American Journey #3)
The Beauty Of The Fall
Phoenixes Groomed As Genesis Doves
Quest Of The Sparrows

from The Reading Bud

Bad Romeo Christmas
Lessons in Letting Go

from The Day Dreaming Bookworm

Blood Lines (DI Kim Stone Book 5)
Hard Wired
Thin Luck

from Ajoobacats

To the women over forty and the twenty-somethings who write about them | Herding Cats

Love this! My inner gypsy is currently hibernating, but I’ll be sure she reads this come spring ☺️

https://phoebeholmes.com/2016/05/23/to-the-women-over-forty-and-the-twenty-somethings-who-write-about-them/

Surprise!

The Lovely Lady Tarara and I did something. We collaborated.  On a story!  For the Out Of This World Contest. Together!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the results are in!

2nd for Most Unusual Pairing

2nd for Most Unusual Pairing

 

3rd for Best Supporting Characters

3rd for Best Supporting Characters

 

3rd for Most Shocking Twist

3rd for Most Shocking Twist

 

3rd place for Most Original Story

3rd place for Most Original Story

 

2nd for Best Overall Story

2nd for Best Overall Story

I present to you, Over the Rainbow, with many thanks to The Non-Canon Awards for this awesome contest and to Lady Tarara for collaborating with me and having such wonderful ideas! The story will eventually continue but we both have real life to contend with so it may be a while. Enjoy!

Squeeeeee! Again!

Good news, good news!

The You Want Blood Awards

Final Round is Live!

And guess what?

A Christmas To Remember made it to the final round for Best Hybrid and I made it to the final round as beta! WOOT

Good luck to all who have made it this far. May the best in each category win!

So…Go, read, vote!

Book Reviews 10-2-16

I am back, although I don’t know how frequently I will post these right now since concentrating on the computer screen is straining my eyes and causing headaches. New glasses soon, hopefully.

At the Beach & Shapes Are Fun (children)
Marcel
Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific
Pablo Finds a Treasure
Inheriting Edith
The Diabolic

from Journey Of A Bookseller

It’s Not Me, It’s You
The Vanishing Year
Union Atlantic

from Ballyroan Reads

Asking For It
If You’re Lucky
The Devil’s Intern
The Light Fnatastic
Nightmare Escape

from Hit Or Miss Books

How To Hang a Witch

from Awkward Heather

Crossing in Time
The Prince
The Bourbon Kings (My Review)
Falling
Night Study

from Book Review Directory

Forever And A Night
Call Me Bean
Nightlife

from The Reading Bud

Beautiful
Cardiac

from Ajoobacats

Six of Crows
The Goal

from The Daydreaming Bookworm

Don’t Speak

from Comfy Reading

9-11-01 Remembrance

9-11-01-never-forget

We should always remember, lest we repeat it.
To all the brave men and women responders.
To all the men and women who were there that day.
To all those who lost their lives.
To all those who survived.
To all those who lost a loved one that day.
I would like to take a moment
to say Thank You to all those who helped in whatever
capacity that day.
I would also like to give my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends
of those who were lost through others intolerance.
God Bless you and keep you One and All.

Time has slipped away from me. It has been 15! years since our world was changed forever.

In a single heartbeat lives were lost.

In a single moment nearly 3,000 lives were taken: never to kiss their loved ones, never to hold those they held dear again.

I was working midnights at the time so I was asleep when the first plane hit the first tower.  I don’t think I slept again that day.

It was hard, and still is, to understand such things, such intolerance, such hatred. I hope and pray that humanity has learned from this horrific event but I have my doubts.

What were you doing that day, at the precise moment in time when our world changed?

Squeeeeeeee

The You Want Blood Awards initial round is up for voting!

And guess what?

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Love Makes the World Go Round and A Christmas To Remember were nominated for Best One Shot!

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A Christmas To Remember was nominated for Hybrid Award.

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And I was nominated for EagleEye!

This is the first time I’ve been nominated as a writer and the second time as a beta!

I didn’t expect any of my stories to be nominated, really. I’m honored and flabbergasted!

Thank you to all of you who nominated me and those of you who vote for my stories. I love writing when the muse hits and I love that you all enjoy them enough to even remember them when this time comes around.

Thank you! Now, go and vote for your favorite stories, authors, banner makers and betas! There are many, many worthy stories and authors nominated, it will be a tough choice. May the best in their category win!

And many, MANY thanks to 4padfoot for putting this all together and working tirelessly (and sleeplessly) over the last three days to verify all the links and get it up and running as quickly as she did. WITHOUT any help!

Stories

The Stories which are eligible for nominations for the You Want Blood Awards:

Modern Day Lady Godiva February 14, 2016 eligible for Give Me Your Best Shot

Love Makes the World Go ‘Round March 16, 2016 eligible for Give Me Your Best Shot

Birthday Surprise September 21, 2015, eligible for the All Human Award and eligible for Give Me Your Best Shot

Blade Out, Blade In August 6, 2016 eligible for Best Cross over

A Christmas To Remember December 20, 2015 eligible for Give Me Your Best Shot and Best Cross Over

I am also eligible for the Eagle Eye Award. Here is a list of the stories I have beta’d.

 

Bertie Bott’s Superhero Contest

Many thanks go out to Bertie Bott for probably the awesomest contest ever! Fifteen entries, fifteen awesome stories!

I didn’t place, but that’s fine since the competition was so stiff I’m sure you all had a hard time picking a winner anyway😀.

Congratulations to

 Dreamweaver name

Second Chances name and

We Were Soldiers name

Now, here’s MY story😀.

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Click the banner to go to the story.

2016 Awards update | You Want Blood Awards

Me reblogging something fandom related doesn’t happen often so listen up!

The YBA is back!

 

Hello Everyone! After reading all the surveys . . . we are letting Eric out of the cage and making several changes to the rules and maybe adjust more over time to ensure that the 2016 Awards are a …

Source: 2016 Awards update | You Want Blood Awards

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