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New Audiobooks for the Love California Series

  If you love to listen to audiobooks, you’re in luck! Now all my contemporary and historical novels are available in audiobook format. In historicals, you can choose from The Winemakers and Scent of Triumph. In contemporary, the Love California series is in audiobook, including Flawless,  Beauty Mark, Runway, Essence, Style, and Sparkle. Plus, you…The post New Audiobooks for the Love California Series appeared first on Jan Moran.You're reading New Audiobooks for the Love California Series, originally posted on Jan Moran - Books to enrich your life. and copyrighted by Jan Moran.Chat with Jan on Facebook | Original link
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Excellent collection of unusual stories!!!

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Love this review for my dark fantasy audiobook, Twisted:OverallPerformanceStoryAmazon CustomerSacramento, CA01-06-18. Excellent collection of unusual stories!!! This is a collection of works of varying degrees and lengths. The longer pieces are complete stories with a linear narrative. The shorter pieces feel very much like poetry. All the stories are told from a first person narrative with the exception of one that is just prose back and fourth with the two characters and could easily be a song/duet for two singers.My favorite story was about a woman who is becoming conscious as a sculptor slowly molds her body and head out of clay. It took an unusual inanimate object and breathed life into...
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I have been intrigued with spy stories

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Love this audiobook review:OverallPerformanceStoryJan01-04-18 Beautiful Story! Wow! I was amazed with this beautiful story. I have been intrigued with spy stories ever since I met a real life WWII spy when I was in college. The stories he told were inline with this book. The imagery was so realistic in this book, and I loved the narration. Don Warrick is such a talented performer with his various distinguished voices. I found this book to be a standalone listen and part of a series. I am very impressed with this author and will definitely listen to more books by her. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but ...
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#APC #Spotlight: Merry Chris Witch by CK Dawn!


Hey Everyone!! :-)I've got CK Dawn in my APC spotlight, today! CK is an active and supportive member of the  Authors-Professional Co-op Facebook group and her young adult, mythological fantasy novel, Merry Chris Witch, looks great! Here's the description:Chris Heron is a witch who loathes the holiday season.What's even worse is getting expelled from private coven school on Halloween and having to attend public magic school, where Santa's son is visiting and has all the girls in a frenzy. Fairies, mermaids, elves, even the trolls are swooning over Kris Kringle Jr. All except for one girl, and she's a North Pole mystery that has Chris intrigued. Will he be able to put his prejudices aside in t...
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Wait for me!


And he says, to himself this time, “Winter is coming. The day is shorter, it seems. And the shorter it is—the more precious each minute.”And I think, No. Not for me.My father says, as if he could hear me, “Maybe not.”He stumbles over some piece of trash, and, having to steady him, I think, Too bad. He is too heavy for me. So is his talk.He says, “You think I do not understand how hard, how painful it must be for you, coming here to a new reality: a home without your mom. I wish you would talk, Ben. Talk to me about it.”And I think, Who the hell wants to do that.He waits for an answer, but after a while he seems to give up. “My God!” he says then, gazing straight ahead. “This place! This plac...
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I'm on the verge of acting out


Now I dash eagerly through the long corridor which—to my surprise—has a musty stench. At the far end I spot an arc, which is where a hall opens before me. The space is enormous. It is lit by two torches: one flickering out of a sconce in the right corner, the other—out of a sconce in the left. Between them lies a flat slab of rock, used as a stage. Above it is a richly draped, raw-silk canopy, decorated by pretty tassels the likes of which I have never seen before. And sheltered in its shadow is a tall figure in a long, royal robe. There is something about him, something menacing which I cannot begin to put into words. Perhaps it is that thing which he clasps tightly in his fist: an incredib...
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books of 2017...


Happy New Year and welcome to my seventh annual New Year's Day book list. I almost made it to one hundred books in 2017... but not quite. According to Goodreads, I missed the big number by four. My five-star reads were a mix of mystery, historical fiction, and non-fiction and if there's an overarching theme, it must be books with a French connection. I binged on first two Brittany Mysteries (Original link
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Strength


We're ready to take you on, 2018!!!Here are my positive thoughts and wishes for this brand spankin' new year...You are stronger than you give yourself credit for. Therehave been rough times when you didn’t know how you’d ever survive, but you did. Somehow, someway, you managed toreach way down deep and push yourself through. Use that motivation in other areas of your life. IfOriginal link
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Santa's Little #Authors #Christmas #Giveaway! $160 #Cash #Grand #Prize! #Free To #Enter!


Hey Everyone!! :-)There's a new giveaway for the holidays!  Please take a moment to check out the Santa's Little Authors Christmas Giveaway!!  There are lots of awesome books and prizes!! :-)  It's free to enter, there are over 50 prizes, and the grand prize is $160 cash payable through PayPal!! :-)  Now isn't that worth taking a few minutes to check out? ;-)   Here are all the details:a Rafflecopter giveawayThank you so much for stopping by today!  And don't forget to check back tomorrow for the next installment of Mistral Dawn's Musings! :-)Original link
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Where was the enemy?


I remember how I expected that some of the soldiers in this boat would soon become casualties. Others must have been thinking the same thing. No one talked anymore, not a word was uttered, but you used your eyes. From time to time I would find myself casting a look sideways at a guy, thinking, which one of us is about to die? Is it you or is it me?Then, ramps were dropped along the boat line and one after the other, we jumped into the cold water, which rose up to our chest, our shoulders. For a moment, some disappeared under the turbulent surface. Half-swimming, half-wading, and carrying our overloaded packs and our M-1 semi-automatic rifles, we began to move slowly onto the shore, unsure if...
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#APC #Spotlight: Amongst The Killing By Joe Compton!


Hey Everyone!! :-)I've got Joe Compton in my APC spotlight, today! Joe is an active and supportive member of the  Authors-Professional Co-op Facebook group and his serial killer, mystery, suspense, crime thriller novel, Amongst the Killing, looks great! Here's the description:There are 2 sides to every story...For as long as he could remember Detective Charles Street wanted to be a police officer, moreover a Detective. He wanted to be knee deep in the action, working the biggest cases, and reaping the biggest rewards. He also didn’t think when his dream job came a calling that it would ever turn into his nightmare.For as long as he could remember Jack Casey just wanted to be free, his own ma...
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What creates the spark for you?


In her blog, Book Reader's Heaven, Glenda A. Bixler blogs about Books, Reviews, Authors, Publicity, Tips, short stories, essays...a little poetry, a cat story or two, thoughts on music, movies and products selections. This year she published her interview with me, in three parts, corresponding to the three volumes in my trilogy, The David Chronicles. Her questions were incisive, as they go into an exploration of the creative spark:Do you prefer one genre more than others? What does it take; that is, what creates the spark for you to decide you want to write a specific book. And, once you've decided on the topic, how do you proceed?I love historical fiction because I find it the most demandin...
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You again?


The girl opened the door and called out, “Mama?” We heard the clap, clap, clap sound of slippers as Mrs. Horowitz came down the stairs. Having removed her square-shouldered jacket, the woman looked rumpled. Her brown shirt hung limply over a hunched back, and the front was equally ill tailored. It drew attention to the way her breasts dangled down, which reminded me of rumpled balloons with the air gone out of them, bouncing against each other as they hover in midair the day after a party is over. Mrs. Horowitz stomped over and looked me in the eye. I thought she would say something about the car rolling downhill, or ask if it got damaged, but all she said instead was, “You again?”I said not...
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Holiday #Sale Of Taken By The Huntsman! Only #99cents! #LastDay!


Hey Everyone!! :-)Today is the last day Taken By The Huntsman is on sale for only 99 cents! It's been a couple of years since I dropped the price that low, and I don't know when I'll do it again. So, click on the link below and make sure you don't miss out! :-)If you already have a copy, but know a friend who might enjoy an adult fairy tale, why not give them a copy? It's the day after Christmas and you just realized you forgot to get a gift for someone? Here you go! And it will be in your inbox in minutes. Did you give someone a new Kindle for Christmas? Well, don't give it to them empty! Here's an inexpensive way to give them their first taste of Kindle reading. Did you get a Kindle for Ch...
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Till we’re ready to celebrate victory


Having climbed out of the vault, we followed Monsieur Antoine and his daughter out of Notre Dame Collegiate Church, down the sleepy streets of Vernon. At last, we reached the outskirts of the city. There, fields spread out around an old, deserted farmhouse. The land had not been tilled for a long while, except at one edge, where the girl finally stopped.“Here?” she asked.“Here,” said her father, cryptically. He fell to his knees and out of the earth he dug bottle after bottle of Champagne. “Now that’s a strange place to be keeping it,” I noted. “Indeed,” he said. “A local farmer, a friend of mine, buried the bubbly bottles here, so they do not fall into the hands of the ennemi.”“They were ke...
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I am no Moses


Thinking back about the battle, thinking forward about peace, I know one thing: the destruction of the capital city of the Ammonites could well be the last of my conquests. Gone are the days when I could dare any danger, and emerge unscathed. War is a young man’s game. In encounters to come, taking part in fighting would become increasingly difficult for me. I remember the stories about our legendary leader, Moses, as he presided over a battle from afar, sitting stiffly on a stone. His brother Aaron on his right, and his companion Hur on his left supported his hands, because they grew heavy with age. Thus his arms were held up steadily until the sun set, which inspired the soldiers to fight,...
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Santa's Little #Authors #Christmas #Giveaway! $160 #Cash #Grand #Prize! #Free To #Enter!


Hey Everyone!! :-)There's a new giveaway for the holidays!  Please take a moment to check out the Santa's Little Authors Christmas Giveaway!!  There are lots of awesome books and prizes!! :-)  It's free to enter, there are over 50 prizes, and the grand prize is $160 cash payable through PayPal!! :-)  Now isn't that worth taking a few minutes to check out? ;-)   Here are all the details:a Rafflecopter giveawayThank you so much for stopping by today!  And don't forget to check back tomorrow for the next installment of Mistral Dawn's Musings! :-)Original link
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Imagining myself crossing right through his ghost


Having won this decisive victory over the children of Ammon I turn to cross the Jordan river back into our own territory. This is an especially cold, rainy winter day. The sun has been coming close to breaking through the clouds—only to withdraw again. By noon it grows into a steadier shine, but still, gives no warmth. Despite being wrapped in an additional woolen mantel I find myself shivering as I stand there, on the bridge, over the gushing stream. For a moment I reflect on all the soldiers that passed this bridge on their way to the Eastern hills, all the lives lost.Frothy gray water—dappled with sunlight here and there—is swaying over the river bed, attacking its banks with a sudden bur...
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The Lawrence Tree

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There was a long weathered carpenter’s bench under the tall tree in front of the little old house that Lawrence had lived in there. I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.~Georgia O’KeeffeMaybe the most famous ponderosa pineSee it for real at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Original link
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#APC #Spotlight: Magi By Rick A Mullins!


Hey Everyone!! :-)I've got Rick Mullins in my APC spotlight, today! Rick is an active and supportive member of the  Authors-Professional Co-op Facebook group and his young adult, science fiction fantasy novel, Magi, looks great! Here's the description:Emigrating from Earth by means of the Worldhole Crystals found on Dragonhome, Blake Michaels travels to the world Magi with his family as registered colonists.Magi is unique in that evolution has created plants and animals that have properties that seem magical. Plants fight off animals that eat them with real or holographic fire, blinding bursts of light, or painful screams. Animals bend light to hide, or have plates that form kinetic shields ...
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