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Books With Bite #65

*This blog is being posted early for scheduling purposes but the information is for 9/23/2019

These pictures affect me differently each time I look at them. One minute my heart is filled to overflowing--the next I want to cry over all the moments I can never get back.

How I would do things differently if I had another chance. Isn't that the crux of it? Hindsight is always 20/20. When they're little, it feels like a race you can never win. Life is going a hundred miles an hour and we, as parents, are just trying to keep up. 

But if I could do it again, I'd shift my priorities around. I would play tea or pretend with my daughters or legos with my son more often. I'd let them help me in the kitchen every time they wanted to because soon enough they're priorities change too. It would bring me such joy to spend more time basking in their sweet innocents. Or watching their joy and wonder with each new discovery. And, of course, their unconditional love for their mom and dad.

What a gift these guys have been. It may sound cliche, but they've taught me so much about so many things--love, patience, grace.

If you're a young parent, I know it can be difficult when you're in the thick of it, but cherish those moments. Draw them out and make them last as long as you can.

And if you're kids are older--you know exactly what I'm talking about. You can cry some happy tears with me.




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To say I'm having a rough century would be a vast understatement.

I'm on the run, plagued by visions of death, and forced to rely on the man who killed my husband. Yeah, my life is just peachy.

But when the truth shakes out, I find that maybe Rhys didn't ruin my life those many years ago. Maybe he saved it.

Now, it's my turn to save us both.








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Magic and espionage run in my blood.

But my parents don’t want me attending their alma mater, Spellcasters Spy Academy. They think I can’t hack it. Of course, I plan on proving them wrong.

If I can stay alive long enough.

Someone is attacking witches in my year, and I seem to always be nearby when they strike.

I swear I have nothing to do with it. Shoot, I can barely get my magic to cooperate. But convincing some people of my innocence is impossible. Like hot-as-hell Alex Wardwell, who despises me because of one dumb mistake.

So between proving my parents wrong, passing the trials Spellcasters has in store, trying to convince Alex that he has me pegged wrong, and simply staying alive, it looks like I’m going to have a busy year.

Thank the universe I’ve always been up for a challenge.

A Legacy Witch is an upper YA/NA paranormal academy novel with an espionage twist! With an enemies-to-lovers romance, mysterious deaths, and a diverse cast of supernatural creatures, your enrollment at Spellcasters will be unlike anything you’ve experienced before.




"The Vampire Wants a Wife was a fun, corky and totally British read that will make you wish supernaturals were really out there looking for love and one was your match." - USA Today Bestselling Author, Kimberly Knight.

"The Vampire Wants a Wife is a fast-paced, easy to follow, well-crafted, standalone paranormal romance with a beautifully written dual first person narrative, a cast of quirky characters, and lots of snappy dialogue and cutesy humor." - Amazon reviewer Running a dating agency can be a killer...

Shelley Linley is sick of sickos. Yet another prankster has applied to her dating agency. This one says he's a vampire and he wants Shelley to help him find a wife.

Meeting him for a second interview against all her better judgement, Shelley discovers that he has no clue about women. A shame because he's super-hot, amusing, and has a lot of single friends he could recommend her struggling business to, even if he does say they're werewolves and demons. She has to help him, even if he's crazy.

If she can ignore his delusions, she's sure she can help him meet someone. But when death threats start arriving on her doorstep, Shelley's not sure she's cut out for the job...then her dating algorithm states she's his ideal partner. Now she's not sure if she should take the risk for love, or run like hell.

Welcome to Withernsea and the Supernatural Dating Agency, for readers of Michelle Rowen, Gerry Bartlett and Michele Bardsley who like their humour to have bite.



The dead have stories to tell. Are you listening?

On a sunny August morning, in 1935, thirteen-year-old Sophia Gray finds her friend, Rosemary wandering in the woods. Rosemary’s yellow dress is tattered and stained, she walks with a strange lurch, and her eyes are vacant and glassy. She beckons to Sophia, desperate to show her something, and Sophia follows. In an abandoned cabin, beneath a tattered blanket, Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body. It was not Rosemary who led her there, but Rosemary’s ghost.

Step into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane

Twenty years after Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body, she finds herself trapped in the sprawling, and eerily beautiful, Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, in the hands of a malevolent doctor who preys on patients who exhibit paranormal abilities.

Sometimes the dead don’t rest

In present day 1965, Hattie, much like her mother, thirty years before, is led by a ghost. A newspaper hidden in an attic reveals a secret that has shaped the lives of Hattie and her siblings. Hattie with her sister, Jude, embark on a crusade to remedy the wrongs of the past and discover the tale of deception that stole their mother a decade before.

Hattie and Jude are in a race against time to discover a murderer and save their mother from a horrific fate.










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R.K. Close writes a blend of paranormal romantic suspense and urban fantasy with the right amount of romance to keep fans turning the pages.

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