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Pillars of Barabbas

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  Today I'm delighted to welcome author M. D. House to my blog, to tell about book 2 in her Barabbas series. At this point, I'm eager to read both book 1 and book 2, as I'm sure you will be too. But first, please would you tell us a little about how and why you're writing this series? By the time of Book 2 in the Barabbas series, Barabbas, the prisoner released in exchange for Jesus, has accepted Christ and joined himself to the body of the church. The second book,  Pillars of Barabbas, seeks to imagine how  how he continued his progress. But did you come to visualize his path? My original plans for Barabbas have evolved in surprising ways. To a large degree, I, too, have been led on a journey of discovering possibilities, seeing things I hadn’t contemplated before. That evolution occurs as I study the history—including the New Testament of the Bible—and continually try to place myself in the full milieu of that time period, recognizing how similar thos

How would you cope with the unexpected?

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  Today I'm delighted to welcome Karen Warner Scheuler to my blog, author of The Sudden Caregiver,  A practical and proven guide, a roadmap, and a source of comfort for anyone who is caring for a loved one, and especially for those for whom the role was unexpected. You can read an excerpt below, then read on to learn more about the author and where to find the book. Introducing the Sudden Caregiver “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have   been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers,   and those who will need caregivers.” — Former US First Lady, Rosalynn Carter , from Written Testimony Before the Senate Special Committee on Aging 1 This is the moment. I wake up in the middle of the night to the ringing of my mobile in the dark. The standard-issue hotel bedside clock reads 2:04 a.m. I answer the phone with a startled, heart racing, “Sweetie!” In the two decades we’ve been together, Joel has  never called me in the middle of the

Where did 2020 go?

I wonder if this will work - it's meant to list the books I've read this year, a much smaller number than last year's list. I guess I've been spending more time editing... and more time reading and re-reading the news, which was time not well spent. But I'm taking Christmas off, so I hope to get some writing done too. Book 2 of Hemlock Edge, perhaps - it's nearly finished. Anyway, here's that link, and good luck with it! If your book's in there, thank you for the read! https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2020/2039269

Who was Dracula?

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  Today I'm delighted to welcome author Melodie Romeo to my blog, featuring her book release, Tribute in Blood, which promises thrills and romance immersed in a historical setting, as Vlad the Impaler returns! A thrilling read for the coming holiday season, I'm told, so I'm looking forward to reading it! Meanwhile, she's here to share some information about the famous Dracula.   So, over to you Melodie, and thank you for visiting here: Thoughts on Vlad Tepes by Melodie Romeo All characters, even villains, are multifaceted individuals with strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures, virtues and vices. I found the same to be true of Vlad Tepes, history’s Dracula. Prince Vlad of Walachia (1431-1476) was a capable strategist and military leader who defeated one of the greatest conquerors of his day, a pro-autonomist who desired to raise his principality to full nation status, a shrewd politician who knew how to play one adversary off another… but he was also a sadi

An eternal dance since time immemorial

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  I'm delighted to welcome author Ruchi Singh to my blog today, celebrating a bewitching romance enhanced (for me) by the delights of a different culture.    Read an Excerpt from Bewitched The seat had remained vacant, and it reminded her of the premiere night and Samar’s friend… no, Rudra Pratap Maurya.  Well, he was something. Full of confidence and a little too forward, which normally was the result of being born with a silver spoon. Who would know that better than she? But she wasn’t brash, quite the opposite. Would she be meeting him again today? She might. The thought incited a flutter in her heart.  Twice during her performance in the last month, she had experienced the same kind of flutter and was reminded of him. Why? She shouldn’t be thinking about another man. She had no right. A loud noise in the living room brought her out of her troubled thoughts. Mansi was bustling around in the suite and must have dropped something. She would be busy packing their things. They had

Which Millionaire? Which Hotels?

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  Today I'm welcome Aarti Raman with an excerpt from her novel, In Debt to her Millionaire Foe. Reading about a different "millionaire" with a different "chain of seven-star hotels" sounds like just the thing for the next few weeks... so thank you for dropping in, Aarti. She Hates Him But She’s In Debt To Her Millionaire Foe  Releasing on 25th October About the Book: When the songbird owes the business tycoon... Former gangster, Devansh Thackeray has finally managed to carve the life he’s always aspired to. Building a chain of seven-star hotels all over the world, a reputation for being an honest businessman...and all the women he could ask for. Ansh’s life is perfect. Or so he thinks. Because he is about to hit by a lightning bolt from the past that’ll make him question everything he’s worked so hard for. And her name is Kahini Palekar. Kahini’s life is a nightmare. She works three jobs to pay off the loan sharks circling her. But, Kahini doesn’t mind because s

Forgive and Forget, or Remember and Forgive?

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  Today I'm featuring a fascinating novel by Shilpa Suraj--Love, Scandal, and Second Chances. A tale of love, forgiving and... maybe forgetting, it's more than just romance and I'm looking forward to reading it. Plus, it's got a very cool cover! Love, Scandal, and Second Chances by Shilpa Suraj About the Book: Arav has only ever loved one woman, Disha. But, she broke his heart to further her ambitions.  Years later, she's achieved everything she set out to but at a steep price. She wants to come home but home doesn't want her and her work won't let her. Arav knows Disha needs his help and the boy he once was can't walk away.  But while his heart is large enough to forgive, it hasn't forgotten.  Can they overcome the bitter hurt of their shared past, face the scandalous present and find their way back to each other? Is this their second chance at love or a first chance at redemption? About the Author: Shilpa Suraj wears many hats - corporate drone, h