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Suspension of Disbelief with Anita Dickason and Lou Kemp
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Suspension of Disbelief with Anita Dickason and Lou Kemp

I recently read an article from a friend and fellow author Lou Kemp. She discusses the concept of “Suspension of Disbelief.” What a fascinating idea. One I had never truly thought about. But isn’t that what we, as readers, do every time we open a book. We enter another world, the author’s imagination.  Lou very eloquently describes ‘Suspension of Belief’ from the perspective of fantasy, magic and science fiction. Excerpt from: Suspension of Disbelief. Or, How Authors Cause Rational Readers to Jump on a Supernatural Train by Lou Kemp Suspension of Disbelief The suspension of disbelief has been around a…

Guest Post from Marianne Scott – Unleash Your Inner Rebel
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Guest Post from Marianne Scott – Unleash Your Inner Rebel

The Sequel to Finding Ruby Draker: Shadows in the Aftermath Book Title:  Shadows in the Aftermath by Marianne ScottCategory:  Adult Fiction (18+),  330 pagesGenre: Mystery / ThrillerPublisher:  Friesen PressRelease date:  June 2022Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. Occasional Profanity Book Description: Ruby Draker has found new strength and is ready to move on after Felix Szabo devastated the Draker estate in Nice, France. Three Drakers are dead leaving Ruby in grief and with thoughts of revenge. The Drakers are a family built of survivors; each rescued from Felix Szabo, a psychopath, who sought to murder his former agents at the CIA whom he believed betrayed him. The Drakers’…

Author Interview: Jody Hadlock
Author Interview/Guest Posts | Author Posts | Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Author Interview: Jody Hadlock

Welcome to this months Story Behind the Story with Author Shelley Blanton-Stroud and Author Jody Hadlock! About The Lives of Diamond Bessie Title: The Lives of Diamond BessieAuthor: Jody HadlockGenre: Ghost Mysteries, Mystery Pregnant out of wedlock, sixteen-year-old Annie Moore is sent to live at a convent for fallen women. When the nuns take her baby, Annie escapes, determined to find a way to be reunited with her daughter. But few rights or opportunities are available to a woman in the 1860s, and after failing to find a respectable job, she resorts to prostitution in order to survive. As a…

Cats- What’s up with that?
Author Posts | Cindy McDonald

Cats- What’s up with that?

CATS – WHAT’S UP WITH THAT? I’m a dog lover—always have been. That’s not say that I don’t like cats. I do, I just prefer the company of a dog. As they say, when you call a dog, they come. When you call a cat, they take a message and get back to you later. The interesting thing about being a dog lover is for years, there were virtually no dogs in any of my books. My characters all seemed to have cats.  Hmmm… What’s up with that? Yes, I do write several genres. I write suspense and romantic suspense…

Author Interview: Finding Ruby Draker
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Author Interview: Finding Ruby Draker

Book Title:  Finding Ruby Draker by Marianne ScottCategory:  Adult Fiction (18+),  330 pagesGenre: Mystery / ThrillerPublisher:  Friesen PressRelease date: Original January 2016. Relaunch March 2022Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. Occasional Profanity Book Description: Kathleen Jones has lived a protected and typical suburban life, nothing unexpected in her carefully controlled and planned existence. She’s about to complete her college degree and is ready to start a successful career but after completing her last exam she comes home to find her world has been turned upside down. Her home has been torched and her parents and little brother killed. If that’s not bad enough, she is kidnapped and drugged…

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Book Showcase: Shadow of the Gypsy by Shelly Frome
Book Showcase | True Crime

Book Showcase: Shadow of the Gypsy by Shelly Frome

Shadow of the Gypsy by Shelly Frome A Partners In Crime Book Tour June 6 – July 1, 2022 About Shadow of the Gypsy A nemesis out of the past suddenly returns, ​forcing Josh Bartlett to come to terms with his true identity. Josh Bartlet had figured all the angles, changed his name, holed up as a small town features writer in the Blue Ridge. He’d just give it a few weeks more and then begin anew, return to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut and Molly (if she’d have him) and, at long last, live a normal life. After all,…

Author Interview: Finding Ruby Draker
Author Interview/Guest Posts | Book Showcase | Thriller

Author Interview: Finding Ruby Draker

Book Title:  Finding Ruby Draker by Marianne ScottCategory:  Adult Fiction (18+),  330 pagesGenre: Mystery / ThrillerPublisher:  Friesen PressRelease date: Original January 2016. Relaunch March 2022Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. Occasional Profanity Book Description: Kathleen Jones has lived a protected and typical suburban life, nothing unexpected in her carefully controlled and planned existence. She’s about to complete her college degree and is ready to start a successful career but after completing her last exam she comes home to find her world has been turned upside down. Her home has been torched and her parents and little brother killed. If that’s not bad enough, she is kidnapped and drugged…

Book Review: Operation Navajo by Anita Dickason
Book Review | Suspense | Thriller | True Crime

Book Review: Operation Navajo by Anita Dickason

Title: Operation Navajo Author: Anita DickasonCategories: Suspense / Political Thriller / Crime Fiction Synopsis: “Whoever controls the flow of the money supply, irrespective of whether it’s fiat or gold currency is the one to fear.” The imminent launch of the Feds gold-backed currency triggers more than fierce protests when a note is dropped into Federal Reserve Chairman Frank Littleton’s coat pocket. The cryptic message is a warning someone plans to assassinate him. A new Tracker agent and financial crimes expert joins forces with an undercover Interpol agent to infiltrate the inner sanctum of the Federal Reserve. The case turns deadly…

Book Review: Dead-Bang Fall
Anita Dickason | Book Review | Cozy

Book Review: Dead-Bang Fall

About Dead-Bang Fall Title: Dead-Bang Fall Author: J. R. Sanders Genre: Mystery, Detective, Who-dun-it Find it on Amazon & Goodreads Synopsis: March 1939, and try as he might, private eye Nate Ross can’t seem to stay clear of Hollywood. His latest case, a penny-ante theft caper, turns deadly serious when one of the miscreants is murdered and Nate’s the prime witness. No sooner does L.A.P.D.’s number one suspect – a former friend and disgraced ex-colleague – turn up asking for Nate’s help than he goes on the run again, from both the police and Nate.  Nate’s forced to come to…

New Release: Double Dog Dare!
Book Showcase | Cindy McDonald | Cozy

New Release: Double Dog Dare!

About Double Dog Dare: Title: Double Dog DareAuthor: C.S. McDonald That ornery, but oh, so handsome, charming, and somewhat, wayward angel, Detective Bobby Starr, has returned. This time, he’s back to fulfill his third and, hopefully, his final requirement to get into Saint Peter’s prestigious Guardian Angel Squad. This time, the usually reluctant time traveler, Alexa Owl, is ready to go back to the 1960’s to assist in solving one more long-ago murder. Why? Because if all goes well, she’ll be rid of the menacing angel once and for all. Except, an emergency jerks Alexa back to her own time,…

Book Review: The Vanishing Type
Book Review | Suspense

Book Review: The Vanishing Type

Find The Vanishing Type on Amazon or add it to your About The Vanishing Type: While January snow falls outside in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, Nora Pennington is encouraging customers to cozy up indoors with a good book. Even though the shop and her bibliotherapy sessions keep Nora busy during the day, her nights are a little too quiet—until Deputy Andrews pulls Nora into the sci-fi section and asks her to help him plan a wedding proposal. His bride-to-be, Hester, loves Little Women, and Nora sets to work arranging a special screening at the town’s new movie theater. But right…

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