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The Best of 2017 – LaVerne’s List — All About Romance

This has been my first year reviewing for AAR, and it’s been a challenging and exciting experience. The challenge has been to write reviews that will help readers decide where to spend their well-earned cash, and the excitement comes at times like the end of the year when I can give a nod to my favorite books. I read mostly inspirational romance with forays into historical, fantasy and mystery, and I do find the inspirational genre consistently produces enjoyable, well-written novels.

Let me share a few that excelled in merging romance and a compelling story painted with a brush of faith. The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere The ‘captain’s daughter’ of this delightful book refers not only to the heroine of the story, but also to the main character of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta H.M.S. Pinafore, the focus of the action. I thoroughly enjoyed the engaging portrait of the famous composing duo, their popular music, and the legal and physical challenges of running a theater company. I also cheered for […]


The Best of 2017 – LaVerne’s List — All About Romance

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Best of 2017 – Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

NB: This week, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite and our most popular pieces of writing this year. We’ve got a week of best-of posts to share, with reviews, cover snark, sales, and more. We hope you enjoy this saunter through the archives, and most of all, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and a happy new year – with all the very best of reading. Though we still … Continue reading Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Best of 2017 →

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Best of 2017 – Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

New Bestsellers and Reviews of Strong Opinions | Book Pulse

Only one new bestselling title this week, continuing children’s author Dav Pilkey’s great success. Roomies by Christina Lauren gets high praise while Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker by A.N. Wilson gets slammed.


New Bestsellers and Reviews of Strong Opinions | Book Pulse

Three Corpse Meal: A New Year’s Eve Mystery Short Story

Three Corpse Meal: A New Year’s Eve Mystery Short Story
IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andMysteryrat’s Maze,
andTerrific Tales SECTIONS
by Margaret S. Hamilton

This short story was originally published in November 2016 on the Writer’s Who Kill blog.

On New Year’s Eve, Lizzie Christopher and Nick Cameron walked up the front walkway of the historic Cooper farmhouse. White lights outlined the tree branches, and a wreath decorated with silver ornaments and blue organza ribbons hung on the front door. “Blue for the new year,” Lizzie said. “My shop staff outdid themselves helping Christina select furniture and draperies for her old family home. I can’t wait to show you how well it turned out.”


Caffeinated Reviewer | Caffeinated 2017 Top Ten Romances

I adore romances from the tropes to the introduction of secondary genres like suspense and paranormal. Today I am sharing my favorite romantic reads that I devoured and/or reviewed in 2017. Please…

Caffeinated Reviewer | Caffeinated 2017 Top Ten Romances

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Take a Look Back on the Best of Signature in 2017

The Man Who Doesn’t Read Women

After confessing that he had never read a book by a woman, my doctor asked me for a book suggestion. “Which woman writers should I read?”

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

It’s time for a literary tour! This list of books represents some of the best books, both fiction and nonfiction, from each of the fifty states.

The 28 Best Books on Writing
Writing is hard, and defining yourself as a writer can be even harder. Here’s our exhaustive list of the best books on writing when the blank page beckons.


Top Picks for 2018 and a Final Look at 2017 | Book Pulse

HuffPo on the Best Feminist Books of 2017, the Hollywood Reporter weighs in on the Best Comics of the year, and the…

Top Picks for 2018 and a Final Look at 2017 | Book Pulse

Kindle December 27, 2017

Two Kinds of Truth
By Michael Connelly
From a #1 New York Times bestselling author who “writes the best detective novels around” (USA Today): When Harry Bosch investigates a local murder, he’s drawn into a startling web of crime and danger. An NPR Best Book of 2017 with “a one-of-a-kind hero” (The New York Times Book Review).
Fix-It and Forget-It Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes for Dad: 150 Recipes Dad Will Love to Make, Eat, and Share!
by Hope Comerford (Editor)
Dad deserves the very best home cooking. But he doesn’t have a lot of time, and neither do you! With these easy slow cooker recipes, you can make his favorite ribs, wings, chili, fudge brownies, and more with minimal preparation time and easy-to-find ingredients. Whether Dad likes to cook or likes to be cooked for, these tried and true recipes are sure to be a hit.

You can trust these recipes because they are:
Collected from some of America’s best home cooks
Tested in real-life settings
Carefully selected from thousands of recipes
A Thief of Time (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 8)
by Tony Hillerman (Author)
At a moonlit Indian ruin—where “thieves of time” ravage sacred ground in the name of profit—a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery. At an ancient burial site, amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist.

There are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places. And as blood flows all too freely, Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing truth and a cold-hearted killer.
Man Overboard: An Ali Reynolds Novel (Ali Reynolds Series Book 12)
by J.A. Jance (Author)
Ali Reynolds returns in this suspenseful thriller featuring New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s signature “fast pacing, surprising plot twists, and a strong, principled heroine” (Booklist).

Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as an accident. Unsatisfied, Roger’s tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure. By contacting Roger’s childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer.

Stuart, his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist-turned-amateur-sleuth Ali Reynolds put the full resources of cutting edge online security firm High Noon Enterprises into learning the truth about Roger’s death. With Cami on the high seas investigating the ship from which Roger disappeared, Stuart stays tied to his computer, locked in a battle of wits and technology against an unusually twisted adversary. When the heartless killer sets sights on Stuart, High Noon must race against time to save him and countless others.
Snap Judgment (Samantha Brinkman Book 3)
by Marcia Clark (Author)
When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman’s spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect. But only days later, the young man dies in what appears to be a suicide. Or was it? Now authorities are faced with a possible new crime. And their person of interest is Hutchins. After all, avenging the death of his daughter is the perfect reason to kill. If he’s as innocent as he claims, only one lawyer has what it takes to prove it: his friend and colleague Samantha Brinkman.

It’s Sam’s obligation to trust her new client. Yet the deeper she digs on his behalf, the more entangled she becomes in a thicket of family secrets, past betrayals, and multiple motives for murder. To win her case, she’s prepared to bend any law and cross any boundary that stands in her way. Sam has always played by her own rules, and it’s always worked…so far. But this case cuts so deep and so personal that one false move could cost her everything.

The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 Minutes a Day to Less Stress, More Peace
by Patrizia Collard (Author)
Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world – without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation.

Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life.

This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness!


1. Being in the Now
2. Accept and Respond
3. Making Your Mind Up
4. Simply Be
5. Mindful Eating
6. Gratitude and Compassion
7. Everyday Mindfulness
Urban Mythic: Thirteen Novels of Adventure and Romance, featuring Norse and Greek Gods, Demons and Djinn, Angels, Fairies, Vampires, and Werewolves in the Modern World
by C. Gockel (Author),‎ Christine Pope (Author),‎ Meg Collett (Author),‎ C.J. Brightley (Author),‎ Helen Harper (Author),‎ Eva Pohler (Author),‎ Melissa Snark (Author),‎ Debra Dunbar (Author),‎ Ron C. Nieto (Author),‎ Lola St.Vil (Author),‎ Mark E. Cooper (Author),‎ S.T. Bende (Author),‎ Nancy Straight (Author)
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Goofs, Boo-boos, and Big Time Blunders. Oh, Those Hateful Typos.

Goofs, Boo-boos, and Big Time Blunders. Oh, Those Hateful Typos. (by L. A. Kelley)
On the cusp of a glorious New Year it’s time to reflect on all the dumb writing mistakes we’ve made in the past twelve months; dangling modifiers, an overabundance of commas, misspellings, wrong word usage. The lists go on for each of us, but fear not, we keep famous company.

A History of Boo-boos
Some of the most famous books, past and present have had their share of problems and not even having God as an editor helps. In 1631 Robert Barker and Martin Lucas, the royal printers for Charles I, put out a new edition of the King James Bible with a teensy little error. Glory hallelujah, adultery was now not only legal, but required. The book soon became known as the Wicked Bible, Adulterous Bible, or Sinners’ Bible. All have a nice ring to them. Neither the king nor the Archbishop of Canterbury had a sense of humor and the publishers of the Wicked Bible were called to the Star Chamber and fined £300. Copies were destroyed, but a few escaped and are now highly sought after collector’s items.


By L. A. Kelley: Goofs, Boo-boos, and Big Time Blunders. Oh, Those Hateful Typos.