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Seriously Reviewed said "You know? Every so often you read a story that starts a little slow on the first few pages and then.....BAM it just explodes! This was one of them for me."

Kaye's Book Review Page
on which she said The book is "short, sweet, light-hearted and just plain fun."

Vince at Philosophy of Romance said "Alice Audrey’s voice is fresh, feisty, full of surprises and always fun. The author also deals with real people having real problems and she does it in a very insightful way."

Nessa at Chrysalis Stage said "If you like sweet, fast-paced romance with a hot hero and all of the misunderstandings that two people can throw at each other, then you will love this story."

Night Owl Reviews didn't have anything nice to say about it. Hey, you can't win them all.

Brenda Talley of Romance Studio said " I recommend this book to anyone. It was a pleasure to read and I shall look for more of her work in the future. "

By Guta Bauer at Murphy's Library did it twice! Once in English and once in Portuguese. I'm assuming they both say, "Life goes on, choices need to be made and we can never let our past deny us of our future. That’s just some of the things we learn from this story. "

Sandra Nachlinger said "It's been a while since I've read a novelette, and I enjoyed this quick read. MOVING IN by Alice Audrey is a sweet story (rated PG or maybe even G) laced with humor. The best friend character is a hoot! This book is a fun escape and just what I needed to read today."

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Whacha Looking At


“Hey. Whacha looking at?” Alicia came up next to Sally in the barn.

“You don’t want to know.” Sally waved her off, but stayed in a crouch.

“Is it kittens again? I love kittens.” Alicia gave Sally a little shove.

“Seriously. You don’t want to know.” Sally shoved back, but not hard.

“That isn’t fair! Let me see. Let me see.” Alicia hopped in place.

“All right, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.” Sally stepped back.

Alicia crouched to peer into the dark space between bails of hay. “I don’t get it. I don’t see anything. Gah! A spider!”

“Told yah.”

The Hub: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo credit: Douglas M. MacIlroy

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13 Random Words

Too tired to think straight.

1. Keyboard
2. Gum
3. Karma
4. fuzzy.
5 -13. You thought I was kidding about the random thing?

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Suzie’s House 387 : After Noon in a Motel Room

Suzie's House

When James opened his eyes, a hang-over headache nailed him right in the middle of his forehead. He fell back against clean sheets with a groan.

Odd. He was pretty sure his sheets had become a bit crusty over the last couple of weeks. He didn’t let Mom in to clean because he was afraid she’d find his pot stash, but he wasn’t willing to do it himself, either.

There was something nice about lying in a clean bed. Almost, it made it worth being alive. He’d have to thank whoever put him there. Not that he really needed to, but it was good policy to be nice now and then.

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Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts p.38

“How many attics and basements are in this place?” Mal whispered to Emma.

“Three attics, two – no, three basements if you count the scary boiler room where the demons who eat the flesh of young girls live.”

“Cool.”


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Galen Haynes

There was this guy, a tough biker dude with an incredible heart of gold. Yeah, it’s a stereotype, but some people pull it off, and he was one.

He had a way of bringing people together. Like the consummate host, he’d come up with something nice to say to anyone and everyone, but he did it with a biker’s kick-ass sensibility. It came across as warm and genuine. Especially since he’d let you know if you totally went off the deep end.

Kick-ass was probably his favorite phrase. It really fit him. Even with the gray of age creeping up on him, he rocked. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious joi de vivre.
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Eight Maids a Milking

Tina: Wait. You mean my ancestors weren’t nobility?!

Previously in Jack and Jill: Lords A-Leaping

The theme for this week’s Jack and Jill is “dairy maids” as suggested by Heather
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Matt and Martin met on the South River Walkway. Martin was taking pictures of some trash left by receding waters.

“Documenting the travesties of the Capitalist System,” Matt asked.

“Documenting the loss of bird habitat,” Martin answered.

“Same thing.”

“Not necessarily. You don’t have to overthrow the government to clean up a habitat. Although the way the city council ignores the issue….”

“Of course we have to overthrow the government! Only a completely new form of government will solve all of society’s ails…”

And thus began a long argument and a beautiful friendship.

The Hub: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo credit: Sandra Crook

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13 Things I’m Proud I Said

Terrible title, and I’ve considered just deleting this thing a time or two, but oh well. I’m going to let it fly. Yep, I’m egotistical enough to quote myself. :) What I said with the occasional link to where I said it.

1. If we are not responsible for one another, why do we come in groups?

2. Nothing in life is ever as clean as what a legend requires. http://dianadiario.blogspot.com/2007/01/day-forty-three.html

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Suzie’s House 386 : What To Do With a Drunk

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“What do we do?” Emma’s mother stared down at James as if he had turned into a lethargic crocodile that had crawled into her kitchen.

“We put him to bed and talk to him in the morning,” Emma’s father made it all sound so reasonable.

“Right.” Emma said with all the bitterness she felt. For once, she didn’t care if she sounded blunt.

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CHRISTMAS AT ARUNDALE HALL By Jennifer Leeland p.9

“No. Lack of trust is not cowardice.”

This book was written and published by a friend. It’s a very spicy witch and werewolf romance. For more information, check here.


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Letting Go

I said good bye to an old friend recently. It’s a psaltery I’ve had knocking around the house for the last twenty years. I took it in place of payment from a music shop I used to work for. I haven’t tried to play it in nearly that long and had never gotten around to tuning it. The likely hood I would ever get around to learning to play was low. Yet it’s still hard to give it up. I sold it for $25 more than the portion of my paycheck that I gave up for it. I’m wondering how long it will be before I stop kicking myself for letting it go.

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Lords A-Leaping

Tina: Hey, let’s go explore.

Theodor: I think that may not be the wisest decision.

Tina: Oh come on. I’ve got some ancestors that were nobility. I bet they could serve a good lunch.

Theodor: Well, I have kings in mine, but you don’t see me….

Previously in Jack and Jill: When my grandma is a virgin again.

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The Chatter of Seeds


The snow got in Matt’s socks as he slogged his way to the money tree. Paper thin, silver dollar sized pods wrapped around mustard seed sized cores rattled dryly in the winter breeze. He grabbed the brittle branches and gave it a shake to loosen the weight of snow. Cold filled the gap between jacket and glove.

“This is a perfect analogy for the cold and unfeeling modern economic climate and the travesty of capitalism.” He couldn’t wait to share his insights.

“Hey Matt,” his girlfriend yelled from the back door. “Quit messing around in the garden and help me wash the dishes.”

The Hub: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo credit: Janet Webb

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13 Pictures From the Butterfly Gardens

1. Even if not for the butterflies, the gardens in the Nanimo area were lovely.

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Suzie’s House 385 : Reeling

Suzie's House

James had had a little too much to drink, but it wasn’t bothering him any. He pulled into the driveway too fast and ended up parked with the driver’s side on the grass. He tripped on grass and fell when he got out.

No one was looking. He jumped up all jubilant acting, and rubbed the grass off his T-shirt, then looked around again with a silly grin because a silly grin would get him out of any trouble. No one applauded.

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