Check out this review of the book, The Advocate's Daughter, by Anthony Franze, as featured in this post from the Mystery Thriller Week blog.
Check out this review of the book, The Million Dollar Duchesses, by Julie Ferry, as featured on the Rather Too Fond of Books blog.
About the Book
On 6th November 1895, the beautiful and brilliant heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt was wedded to the near-insolvent Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough in a dazzling yet miserable match – it glittered above all others for high society’s marriage brokers who, in this single year, forged a series of spectacular, and lucrative, transatlantic unions.
The bankrupt and ailing British aristocracy was suddenly injected with all the wealth and glamour of America’s newest dynasties. Millions of dollars changed hands as fame, money, power and privilege were all at play.
I hadn’t heard of The Million Dollar Duchesses before I was invited to take part in the blog tour but as soon as I read the synopsis I just knew this was going to be a book I enjoyed and I’m so pleased to say that I was right.
The Million Dollar Duchesses is such a wonderful and interesting look at the transatlantic marriage…
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Check out this great post from A Writer’s Path blog on the topic of writing in multiple POVs
by Lizard is Writing
Anonymous asked: “Hi Lizard! I have an idea for a writing piece I want to do. I have characters, a majority of the plot, and a brief outline of the ending. The only thing is, I don’t know how to begin in a way that isn’t overwhelming to the reader. I have a bunch of different characters who all need to be in the same place at the same time. I don’t know how to write in multiple perspectives in a way that doesn’t drag on or go too quickly. Any advice?”
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Check out this great new series, Artie Meets the Alchemist, by Teagan Geneviene from this post on her blog.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Hello, everyone! It’s Get Caught Reading Month. Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I are together again for a mini-series in honor of this event. There’s also a free Kindle book to be had — read on to learn about that.
Every week, you’ll catch me reading a different book. You might catch Chris too, but you’ll have to ask him what he is reading. Kicking off this series, you’ve caught me reading one of my favorites by Olga Núñez Miret from her Escaping Psychiatry series — Beginnings the prequel.
Now here is the premier of the 2018 Get Caught Reading mini-series…
Artie Meets the Alchemist
Eugene Ivanov, Wiki Media Commons
“What is that infernal clanging? Ugh… It’s…
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Check out these updates to Sally's Cafe and Bookstore from this post on the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Check out this edition of the Smorgasbord Blog Magazine from this post on the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Read More "Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Meet the #Bookreviewers – D.G. Kaye for Kathy Steinemann, Barb Taub for Terry Tyler, Robbie Cheadle for Ben Woodard, M.J. Mallon for Sacha de Black and Jan Sikes for Nonnie Jules"
Check out this helpful post from the Confessions of a Mystery Novelist blog on including a jail break in crime fiction.
Prison isn’t exactly a nice place to be. So, most people don’t want to go there. And, if they’re there, they don’t want to stay there. That’s one reason there are prison guards, security procedures, and so on. Despite those measures, though, people do escape from custody. With today’s technology, it’s not easy to do. But it does happen.
And it certainly happens in crime fiction. A prison escape can add some real tension to a story. And it can add a solid plot point, too. It’s a scenario that’s got to be done well if it’s going to be credible. But when it is, prison escape can work quite effectively in a crime story.
For instance, In Agatha Christie’s Sanctuary, vicar’s wife Diana ‘Bunch’ Howard goes to the local church to see to the flowers. When she gets there, she discovers to her shock that there’s a badly…
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