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Titian’s Boatman by Victoria Blake

April 12, 2017

Historic Thriller with so many details that makes you feel, see and smell Venice from the old days. Absolutely must read! Plot: It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos, ravaged by plague and overrun by crime. In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city. Titian, most celebrated of Venetian painters, his health failing badly. Sebastiano, a gondolier who is the eyes and ears of the corrupted and crumbling…

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Dream Magic by Joshua Khan

April 7, 2017

For those that were anxiously waiting for the 2nd book on the Shadow magic series – Here it is!! For those who doesn’t know this series of Shadow Magic, here is a bit recap on the 1st book. 1st Book – Shadow Magic Thorn, an outlaw’s son, wasn’t supposed to be a slave. He never should have run away from home, leaving his mother and siblings to fend for themselves. Now he’s been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they’re…

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21 Instagram Hashtags for Writers

March 31, 2017

  Instagram: Love it or hate it, thereโ€™s no denying its popularity. The image-based social network, which is owned by Facebook, has 400 million active users. Itโ€™s no longer just used by teenagers and trendsetters. And, despite the fact that it doesnโ€™t allow users to include clickable links inside their captions, using Instagram can be an excellent way to connect with both readers and with the wider publishing industry. Authors can share photos of their books, re-post shots from their…

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Before This Is Over by Amanda Hickie

March 29, 2017

BEFORE THIS IS OVER by Amanda Hickie is a powerful, thought-provoking drama that looks at one family in the heart of a devastated community and compels us to ask: how far would I go to save my children? Plot: Meet Hannah Halloran. Wife of Sean, mother of teenage Zac and little Oscar. Their comfortable home is in a suburb of a city unaffected by the deadly flu that’s killed thousands. But Hannah is tense. She’s worried about Zac’s vulnerability miles…

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Bamboo Trilogy by Ann Bennett

March 27, 2017

Now here is abit different type of books that I normally review or even read. But the theme was quite compelling and settled in the World World II …. I was in! This Trilogy of books is set in Southeast Asia during WWII which can be read in any order. The description of details are beautifully done, we can almost feel like seeing a romantic/drama movie and brings up an exquisite depiction of love and loss in British Malaya and…

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