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Jessica Nathan | THE JACKAL by J.R. Ward
Author Guest / August 13, 2020

We asked one of our reviewers, Jessica Nathan and HUGE J.R.Ward fan, to give us an in-depth, extended review of Ward’s latest release, THE JACKAL, a new book set in the beloved Black Dagger Brotherhood world. Have you read this one yet? Let us know what you think!  *** OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD! J.R. Ward has done it again with THE JACKAL! Fans and devoted readers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, do not be confused by the premise of Rhage having a half-brother. We were first introduced to blood slaves with Zsadist, and had whispers of the ongoing atrocities in The Beast, and hidden sects of vampire cruelty involving blood and sex slaves and forced labor camps abounded in The Savior and Prisoner of Night. Like the Black Dagger Legacy books,THE JACKAL is the start of something new, yet familiar in Caldwell. Set within the Black Dagger world, the Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp series introduces readers to the Jackal, a vampire from Rhage’s past, with stunning Bahama blue eyes. The Jackal has lived 100 years in the underground prison when he encounters Nyx, a heroine after my own heart. Nyx is no damsel in distress; she…

Jennifer Vido | Jen’s Jewels: FEELS LIKE FALLING by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Author Guest / April 24, 2020

Jen: What was your inspiration for your latest release, Feels Like Falling? Kristy: It started as most good stories do… In the drugstore! (Just kidding.) It was two days before Christmas, our car was packed to the gills, and we were heading home for the holidays–right after we picked up the photo books I had had made for our families. The woman at the photo desk said she couldn’t give me the books without a signed photo release because some of them were from a professional photographer, but I begged and pleaded and she gave them to me, after getting permission for me to bring the form back later. A few days later, I took her the photo release and she put it on file, no harm, no foul. But then I thought, “What if something similar happened but the woman working had gotten fired because of it? What if there was some reason she had felt like she wanted to do a good deed and, because of that, she lost her job? And then what if these two women formed a bond because of it and it ended up changing both their lives?” Most of my stories start this…

Tif Marcelo | Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup: ONCE UPON A SUNSET + Giveaway!
Author Guest / February 11, 2020

Here’s another great addition to our Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup from TIF MARCELO! Don’t forget, we’re here all week with more fun – keep following along!  *** It’s never too late. Not for seventy-six-year-old Margo Gallagher-Cary, and neither for her thirty-nine-year-old daughter Diana. Both single, and at a fork in their lives, they’re ready to make change, to do something different. But when they come upon old letters that speak to a family history that they cannot deny, they must go after the truth, only to find themselves in the Philippines where both opportunity and love await. ONCE UPON A SUNSET is that story of found family and new love for all generations. But the Filipino-American experience isn’t complete without the introduction of specific food, food that speaks to families near and far and symbolizes celebration and good luck. Pancit Bihon, a noodle dish, is common in Filipino-American celebration menus. Below is my own recipe. Vegetable Pancit Bihon 1 package glass (clear) noodles of choice, like vermicelli or rice noodles 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, julienned ½ medium cabbage, chopped 2 cups of green beans, chopped into about ½ inch. 1 tsp fish sauce Pepper,…