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Happy Girls' Day!

I realize it’s not a traditional hinamatsuri photo, but I couldn’t help it, the cat was so cute! Happy Girls’ Day!

You can now give Nookbooks!

Captain's Log, Stardate 12.18.2011 I am so happy! My beloved Barnes and Noble has finally gotten with the program and now allows people to give Nookbooks to others! Okay, I won’t bash Amazon because Amazon is like chocolate to me--indispensable--but I had been very sad that Barnes and Noble wouldn’t let people give Nookbooks to others when Amazon would. I have lots of people on my Street Team who love ebooks, but when a Street Team member was able to claim one of my books as a prize, I could only offer Kindle ebooks and not Nookbooks, and if they had a Nook and not a Kindle, they were out of luck. However, now I can give away Nookbooks! Hooray! This also means that OTHER PEOPLE can give away Nookbooks! Hooray for me!!!!!! (Okay, so that’s a bit selfish. Sue me. I love receiving books as gifts!!!!!) (Oh, I just realized that it also means other people can give my novels away as Nookbooks to others! Woohoo! Go buy my books and give them to people for Christmas! Nookboo

A Rant About Out of Print Books

Captain's Log, Stardate 12.14.2011 Forgive me, but this is going to be a full-on rant. My friend let me borrow her copy of Practice to Deceive by Patricia Veryan, a Georgian romance author who died a few years ago. Practice to Deceive was published in hardcover in 1985 (with a rather nice pencil drawn cover) with one other English version, mass market paperback with a truly horrid cover in 1986. Practice to Deceive is the first book in the Golden Chronicles, one of the Georgian romantic intrigue series that Patricia Veryan was famous for. The series premise is fascinating--in the months after the Jacobite rebellion in England, there was a six part cypher that pointed to the location of Prince Charlie’s treasure and also the names of his financial supporters. The series is about the six parts, each carried by a different man, escaping the agents of the Crown. The book was incredibly entertaining, but I also knew, even before I started reading it, that the copy I held wa

Christmas decorations

Captain's Log, Stardate 12.11.2011 I'm watching a TV show about the lights other people put up for Christmas. Some of them put in SO much time and work into their Christmas lights! Many of them synchronize their lights with music. One guy starts in September! We are very low key in general. We have a fake wreath that I've decorated with Hawaiian themed Christmas ornaments and a string of lights, which we pull out every year. This year we might get a small tree, too. What do you guys do for Christmas decorations? Post pics on my Goodreads thread if you can!

Excerpt - F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire by M. C. Pearson

Camy here: I'm just terribly excited to post this excerpt of this book because M.C. Pearson has been an internet friend of mine for a long time. This is perfect for a tween girl in your life who loves fantasy--I would have loved this when I was 11 or 12. Actually, the illustrations reminded me of the Harry Potter books a bit, making it even more enjoyable. I hope you enjoy this excerpt! Today's Wild Card author & illustrator is: M. C. Pearson and the book: F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire FIRST Wild Card Press (December 5, 2011) ***Special thanks to M. C. Pearson of FIRST Wild Card Press for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M. C. Pearson graduated from San Jose State University with a B. A. in art, served as a multi-media illustrator in the United States Army, earning the rank of sergeant, and spent four years as a house parent for at-risk youth. Now married over 20 years, she homeschools her two children, volunteers with her church youth group, an

BarnesandNoble.com coupons

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