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Deb Wiley | When Beloved Long-Running Series Come to an End
Reviewer Column / January 10, 2019

The new year is always a time to reflect on the past year while looking ahead to starting fresh. One of the things that stands out about to me from 2018 is the ending of some long-running and very beloved series. However, endings often signal new beginnings as well, so 2019 offers up some new series for me to love. How does one end a favorite series? Well, if you are Simon R. Green you take two beloved series and put all the characters at odds with each other and watch the mayhem that ensues. The hardest loss for me of 2018 was seeing the end of two series by Simon R. Green as he ended his Secret Histories and Nightside series in true Simon R. Green style. NIGHT FALL heralded the end of both long-running series as we saw the Drood family take on the Nightside, with all our favorite characters at risk of dying. Heck, Simon R. Green even throws in the Ghost Finders series, as we bit our fingernails and quickly turned the pages, hoping against hope that all would end well. I’m not going to lie- I cried a little over the ending of Secret Histories…

Margo Bond Collins | The Best Reasons to Tame a Country Star
Author Guest / June 21, 2014

In TAMING THE COUNTRY STAR, Kylie Andrews is faced with coming to terms with country star Cole Grayson’s fame—particularly difficult because she grew up in the reflected glare of the spotlight on her famous rodeo father. But in the end, as Kylie realizes, there are a number of good reasons to tame a country star and make him your own!  Here are just a few of those reasons: 1. Love songs. If you think listening to a love song on the radio is nice, just imagine knowing that it was written just for you! 2. Fancy hotels. Although he may spend a lot of his time on tour (and thus hanging out in a tour bus), he can also arrange to stay in some of the nicest hotels in the world—and if he’s yours, you can, too! Cole’s favorite hotel in Fort Worth (Kylie’s hometown) is The Worthington, a downtown landmark. 3. Funny disguises. If the country star you’re setting out to tame is anything like Cole, he’ll sometimes want to go out in public—and in order to do that, he might have to wear a disguise! If you have a great sense of humor, this can be hugely entertaining….