Monthly Archives:: April 2013

Apr 03
Book Review: CM Spencer’s Good Intentions

Book Review: CM Spencer’s Good Intentions

Victoria Larke vows never to marry a naval officer. She has nothing against them, it’s just that her father was one and was always way from home. Her mother wants her married and settled and her father takes the family to Bath in hopes of her finding a husband. There she meets two gentlemen, David and James. Both are smitten with her, but it’s James that pays the most attention to her; however, business calls him away and he bids Victoria goodbye. Upon his return to Bath he’s shocked to learn Victoria has married his good friend and he proceeds to hide his true feelings from her. Victoria wants James to be happy and makes it her mission to find someone worthy of his love. What ensues is a series… Read more »

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Apr 02
Interview: Arthur Gonzalez

Interview: Arthur Gonzalez

I’m really happy to welcome Arthur Gonzales today to Literary, etc! His book, The Photo Traveler is already available. If you’re a fan of YA or science fiction / time travel, this is a book you’ll enjoy reading. I reviewed it here. Q. Tell me a little bit about Arthur Gonzalez, other than the standard bio on your website. I’m someone who wants to make people feel good about themselves. At the core of it all, I am a lover. I live to laugh. I like to be silly and goofy, and tell cheesy jokes. I obsess over those moments where you laugh so hard you feel you may actually die of laughter. My father passed away, by surprise, of a heart attack, at the age of 48. Ever since,… Read more »

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Apr 02
Can’t Date Him, He’s Not Real

Can’t Date Him, He’s Not Real

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: Fictional crushes you’d crush on if you were a fictional character. ahhhh! How cruel to narrow it down to 10 and trust me it was not easy. I know forgot a few and apologize to any fictional boyfriend I may have forgotten (it was not done on purpose and I still love you). The only thing that saddens me is that men in real life rarely mirror men in fiction. Who are are some of your favorite fictional men or women? Robb Stark (GRR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series) Oh what I can about our King of the North? Proud, valiant and very much a man coming into his own. I admit there are days I’m… Read more »

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Apr 01
Literary Cuisine: Lilly’s Wheaten Bread

Literary Cuisine: Lilly’s Wheaten Bread

I asked Rebecca Reid for the wheaten bread recipe in The Coop because I wanted to bake a loaf myself. She recommended sharing the recipe with readers and here it is. I baked it on Sunday and it came out delicious! It was a hit among friends and if you decide to bake a loaf, let me know how it turns out. An important note: I used this conversion chart. You can add a little more flour without it affecting the outcome too much. I also baked the loaf at 375°F for an hour. Lilly’s Wheaten Bread You will need one bread tin. Ingredients: • 150 grams (1 1/4 cups) – whole meal flour (whole wheat flour) • 100g (3/4 cup) – plain flour • 50g (1/2 cup) – porridge… Read more »

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Apr 01
Guest Post: The Destruction Of Innocence by Rebecca Reid

Guest Post: The Destruction Of Innocence by Rebecca Reid

I’m really excited about today’s very special guest! Today we have author Rebecca Reid and her psychological thriller, The Coop, is one of the best books I read in 2012. If you’re interested in knowing more about her, feel free to read her interview. The Destruction Of Innocence This may not come as a shock to you, but writing is so much more than hitting a few keys on your computer. It is so much more than creation. It is alive. To me at least, I can speak for no other authors when I say that. There is no plot line, no pre-planned chapters, just a cold cup of tea and burning fingers. I settle to write and it becomes me. The destination of my journey is unknown, as are… Read more »

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Apr 01

Blooming Love Spring Hop Giveaway

It’s Spring and that means the birds are singing and flowers are blooming as well as love. What better way to celebrate love than to fall in love. I bet everyone remembers their first crush. Am I right? I sure do! Spring is also the season for change. Most seniors in high school are either breaking up with their sweethearts because they are moving away for university or are finding out their crush is interested in them. So to celebrate blooming love, I decided to giveaway a paperback copy with a signed bookplate of Tammara Webber’s Easy. One winner, but depending on the number of entries I may pick two winners. The best part? It’s open international as long as The Book Depository ships to where you live (check here)…. Read more »

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