Feb 19
Spotlight: Author Alan Cupp

Spotlight: Author Alan Cupp

Today I’m happy to spotlight author Alan Cupp! His upcoming release is Malicious Masquerade and hopefully you’ll check it out! Title: Malicious Masquerade Author: Alan Cupp Genre: Mystery Publication Date: March 26, 2013 Publisher: Henery Press Synopsis: Chicago PI Carter Mays is thrust into a perilous masquerade when local rich girl Cindy Bedford hires him. Turns out her fiancé failed to show up on their wedding day, the same day millions of dollars are stolen from her father’s company. While Carter takes the case, Cindy’s father tries to find him his own way. With nasty secrets, hidden finances, and a trail of revenge, it’s soon apparent no one is who they say they are. Carter searches for the truth, but the situation grows more volatile as panic collides with vulnerability…. Read more »

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Feb 18
Spotlight: Melissa R Smith’s Sanguine Series

Spotlight: Melissa R Smith’s Sanguine Series

I’m happy to introduce to you all to the Sanguine world created by Melissa R Smith! I’ve had a lot of fun reading this series and I hope you it will interest you. Six Hours to Sunrise After being told by her unconventional preacher father that she has to marry a man she’s never met, Madeline Stevens checks herself into a hotel room, determined to end her suffering. Little did she know, a glance at an ad in the hotel’s phone book would lead her to a mysterious man named Reece and the beginning of six hours she would never forget. There is one problem. Reece Summerall is no ordinary man. A Sanguine who’s existed for over a hundred years, he never thought it was possible to find a companion… Read more »

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Feb 18
Book Review: Dara England’s Death on Dartmoor

Book Review: Dara England’s Death on Dartmoor

When American Heiress, Millicent Wright, travels to Devonshire, England to become better acquainted with Sir Oliver Longbourne, she has no idea she’ll be the heroine at the center of her own gothic novel. Her mother, on the other hand, wants Millicent married and who better than an English titled husband? Millicent is reluctant because she knows there’s only one reason why Longbourne would want to marry her: she’s an heiress and it’s apparent he needs the money. In the late 19th century, cash strapped English aristocrats married American heiresses, who were part of the nouveau riche, in exchange for a title that would earn them a place in high society. Millicent is aware of Longbourne’s interest as well as everyone present at Buckfast Hall, Longbourne’s estate. When Longbourne is murdered… Read more »

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Feb 17
Spotlight: Author Rebecca Reid

Spotlight: Author Rebecca Reid

Synopsis: Enter The Coop, a dark and misleading psychological thriller about the destruction of innocence. A girl, apparently imprisoned in a room, is the thread of mystery running parallel to the tale of Thatchbury village. Meet Howard and Lilly. They take you on a journey through Thatchbury where Mathew, the child from the coop, shoots Jodie Tiding, and so unravels the history of his loveless raising, her innocence and the dramatic events leading them to disaster. The Coop is a darkly compelling vision of the layers of consciousness. Although conceived as the first novel in a trilogy, The Coop stands alone as a brilliant individual work of fiction About Rebecca Rebecca Reid was withdrawn from school due to illness at fourteen. Being limited in the things she was able to… Read more »

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Feb 15
Film Friday: A League of Their Own

Film Friday: A League of Their Own

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. One of my favorite films growing up was A League of Their Own. It stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and Lori Petty. The film is a fictionalized account of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The league operated from 1943 to 1954. Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis played 10 seasons with the league and was the inspiration for the character portrayed by Geena Davis in the 1992 film. Ms. Paire-Davis died earlier this month at the age of 88. Davis, who was known as Pepper Paire in her playing days, entered the league in 1944, the year after it… Read more »

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Feb 15
Feature & Follow #1: Letter to Favorite Character

Feature & Follow #1: Letter to Favorite Character

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: Write a letter to your favorite character. Rant, rave or gush…just pretend like they are real and you just want to let them know a “few things”. – Activity courtesy of author, Kelly Walker I’ve decided on Archie Sheridan from the Archie / Gretchen series by Chelsea Cain. Dear Archie: I should be more formal since you are a detective, but like Susan, I’ve been on a few cases with you and feel… Read more »

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Feb 14
Guest Post: Valentine’s Day – Myth, Mystery or Money Making Machine by Derick Upton

Guest Post: Valentine’s Day – Myth, Mystery or Money Making Machine by Derick Upton

I’m really excited about today’s very special guest post! It’s written by one of my favorite vampires, Derick Upton. Upton can be found in Melissa R. Smith’s Sanguine series and currently she’s offering Legacy for free at Smashwords using coupon code: WC87W. Valentine’s Day – Myth, Mystery or Money Making Machine Greetings, my friends. Well, it seems I have been called upon to give insight into a topic which has confused and delighted humans for centuries, Valentine’s Day. The one day a year in which the idea of love is celebrated throughout the world. For humans, it can be a day of joy, to express to the one you love your unending devotion. Wedding vows are exchanged or renewed, proposals are made, cards sent, chocolates and roses delivered by the… Read more »

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Feb 14

Renoir’s The Lovers

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I think this painting is fitting. Your thoughts regarding Renoir as a painter? Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)-The Lovers Oil on canvas

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Feb 12
He loves me, he loves me not

He loves me, he loves me not

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is romance. My list consists couples from history, literature, television and film. A little of everything. Who’s on your list? Abelard and Heloise Nothing screams true love forever than letting your lover’s family castrate you. Abelard heard how well read Heloise was and persuaded her uncle Fulbert to meet her. He realized she was beautiful and quite intelligent too. When they become lovers, her uncle finds out and they both flee to his sister’s house where she later gives birth to their child. They secretly marry despite Heloise refusing to marry him (she believed marriage would ruin his career prospects). Her uncle publicly announces the marriage, but she denies it and goes to a convent at Abelard’s urging. Fearing his… Read more »

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Feb 11
Book Review: Shannen Camp’s Finding June

Book Review: Shannen Camp’s Finding June

Can we take a moment to discuss the cover? It’s beautiful! I love the vintage and Hollywood feel to it and it definitely goes hand in hand with the premise of Finding June. What I really like about it, are the clothes worn by the cover models because it is something June and her friend Joseph would wear. Imagine for a moment having the opportunity of a lifetime: working alongside Hollywood’s heartthrob, Lukas Leighton. For sixteen-year-old June Laurie, her dream of being an actress is about to come true when she’s given the opportunity to audition for her favorite television series, Forensic Faculty. When she lands the job, she’s thrust into the Hollywood lifestyle and quickly learns the business. June believes everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt and soon… Read more »

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Feb 06
Book Review: Tom Barry’s When the Siren Calls

Book Review: Tom Barry’s When the Siren Calls

Isobel Roberts is a wealthy married woman, but her marriage is lacking passion. Her husband, Peter, is happy and satisfied when he’s on his laptop working. When the opportunity to travel to Marrakech is presented, Isobel happily accepts thinking she and Peter could use the holiday to rekindle their marriage, however; Isobel is left to wander the city alone. During one of her outings she’s saved by Jay Brooke. Isobel questions if Jay’s her savior or if she’s set herself up to another prey. The two are clearly attracted to each other, but nothing comes of it and Isobel quickly returns to her life in London. Months later Isobel and Jay come face to face during a real estate investment opportunity. This time there’s no denying the attraction and Isobel… Read more »

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