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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Shadow of a Spout by Amanda Cooper

Why I Write Cozy Mysteries by Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton) I’ve been reading mysteries for a long, long time (see my bio at the end!). I started with Agatha Christie, and continued with Ngaio Marsh (a new Zealand writer) and Dorothy L. Sayers.  I then moved on to many other mystery writers, among them [...]

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Spotlight & Excerpt from Melinda Leigh’s Hour of Need + a giveaway

Hour of Need Publisher: Montlake Romance Genre: Romantic Suspense Amazon| B&N While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grant’s youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned [...]

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Guest Blogger: Carolyn Brown

Hello and thank you for inviting me to Books-N-Kisses.Just reading the name of your site makes me smile. Nothing much better in this world than books and/or kisses! In my newest release, The Trouble with Texas Cowboys, Sawyer O’Donnell and Jill Cleary had no idea that they were going to be sharing a bunkhouse until [...]

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan

Amish On Stage By Isabella Alan When the actors dressed in Amish costume burst into song and dance, I knew I had the setting for my next Amish Quilt Shop Mystery. I was visiting Holmes County on a research trip. I live about an hour from Holmes County, so I rarely spend the night there. [...]

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Geared For The Grave by Duffy Brown

Guest Post by Duffy Brown Pets are the best! They are our constant companions. They love us when we’re bitchy and in our sloppy PJs with no hair combed and when we have the flu. And they train us really well. Here I thought we were supposed to train them! Ha! Pet joke:  What side [...]

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Guest blogger: Karen Swan + a giveaway

Karen’s Favourite Recipe If asked what my favourite recipe is, it’s got to be my mother’s chicken soup. My daughter is so obsessed with it that if my mother comes to the house with a pot of the stuff, I have to siphon off my portion and hide it before she eats it all! My [...]

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Animal Welfare Week Book Spotlight: Doghouse by L.A. Kornetsky

Pawlease help us celebrate Animal Welfare Week (October 5-11) and National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week (November 2-8) with DOGHOUSE and the Gin & Tonic Mystery Series by L.A. Kornetsky! They rely on animal instincts… Meet “Gin” and “Tonic.” She’s a dog person. He’s a cat person. But when these two friendly rivals team [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 22: I will finish… by Lisa Hendrix

First, a huge thank you to Kelly for including me in Tips and Tricks month. I’m writing this in mid-August, so I haven’t seen anyone else’s posts yet, but I can tell just by looking at the names of Kelly’s other guests that the last 29 days have been chock full of good advice, clever [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 21: Five tips for aspiring writers by Yasmine Galenorn

Five tips for aspiring writers: Ways to Keep the Words Flowing One: If you want to be a career writer I tell you this: there is no guarantee of success, but I guarantee that if you quit, you will fail. I don’t care what platform you approach for publishing—if you quit? You have nothing to [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 20: Sex scenes….by Lila DiPasqua

Sex scenes….Key elements to writing a love scene that readers won’t want to skip by Lila DiPasqua  Let’s face it—writing a sex scene isn’t easy. First, you’ve got to forget about what your friends, family, or neighbors are going to think. There’s no way you can even begin to write a solid sex scene if you’re [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 19: How to write 20 pages a day by Donna Grant

How to write 20 pages a day by Donna Grant This post was inspired by conversations I frequently have from others asking me how I became a prolific writer. I think the main reason is because I’m a bit OCD. J However, it started about 15 years ago when I was just beginning to write [...]

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Writers Tips & Tricks Day 18: Rejection: What should I do by Karina Cooper

  Rejection: What Should I Do? If you’ve so much as stuck a toe into the writing world, you know that rejection is waiting in the wings. It’s part of the industry, from the very first query—or, if you’re a masochist and want to start early, from the very first contest—all the way through to [...]

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