A Kiss in the Shadows by Eve Kincaid and Lily Danes

A Kiss in the Shadows by Eve Kincaid and Lily Danes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Suspense ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: Erin Grady is used to taking care of people. That’s why she’s thrilled to finally realize her dream of opening a clinic…and why she’s willing to overlook where the money came from—until a determined prosecutor comes sniffing … Continue reading A Kiss in the Shadows by Eve Kincaid and Lily Danes

Hunters of the Dream by Ingrid Koivukangas

Hunters of the Dream by Ingrid Koivukangas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: YA Fantasy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: When the summer holidays begin, Aurora thinks she’s just a normal teenager about to have another boring summer. Then, for her seventeenth birthday, Nana Brin gives her a long-silent Oracle that has been passed down through their family for generations. The mysterious … Continue reading Hunters of the Dream by Ingrid Koivukangas

The Collapse of Presidential Races

I’ve tried hard to stay away from blogs about the current presidential races, especially the debates. To say we have become an embarrassment on the international stage is a gross understatement. Pe… Source: The Collapse of Presidential Races

His Master’s Bride by Claudia Herring

His Master’s Bride by Claudia Herring ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: Fantasy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TAGLINE: A world of mysterious powers and tumultuous intrigues comes to life in Regency England as a djinni, burdened with a dark secret, is thrown into a love triangle fraught with subterfuge. BLURB: A troubled djinni seduces his master’s young wife, forcing her to make … Continue reading His Master’s Bride by Claudia Herring

Escape From the Past: The Kid (Book 2) by Annette Oppenlander

Escape from the Past: The Kid by Annette Oppenlander ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE:   YA historical/sci-fi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB:  Time-traveling gamer, Max, embarks on a harrowing journey through the Wild West of 1881! After a huge fight with his parents, Max tries to return to his love and his best friend, Bero, in medieval Germany. Instead he lands in … Continue reading Escape From the Past: The Kid (Book 2) by Annette Oppenlander

Improving Literacy starts at Home

Important read

Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you! I’m back today and I’m talking about literacy in the United States. Did you know one in seven adults would find it difficult to read anything more challenging than a picture book? This is scary.

I find this quite alarming. How can these adults teach their children about the joy of reading, if they can’t read themselves? I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. Parents who can’t read are limited to what they can teach their children. In my opinion, reading is one of the most important skills we can pass on to our kids.

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What’s going to happen to our country if we raise a generation of illiterate adults? What happens when all they can do is read text messages? The ability to…

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