The Final Book in the Series

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THE LOST Book 5 of the Sage Seed Chronicles by Holly Barbo   GENRE: YA Fantasy COVER DESIGNER: JC Clarke @ The Graphics Shed Long-lost artifacts lure people from a lost population out on a secret quest. At the same time, an unexpectedly strong winter storm forces Erin to take refuge in an isolated cabin. Unbeknownst to her, this was the last …

The 4th Quick Read Book is Here!

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A BATTERED BALL Quick Reads Book 4 by Holly Barbo   GENRE: Contemporary Fiction There are many things little Azizi has to learn about, like how the destruction of war can force people out of their homes, or take away a father in a blink. But the most important lesson of all bounces around on the frayed edges of a ball… …

In the Spirit of the Season: Pay-It-Forward

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This is the season where people of many different beliefs celebrate special days. We get caught up in our plans, our shopping and decorations. It’s easy to do …but today I’m asking you to take a moment and do just one thing for someone who is hurting. Perhaps they are hungry, need a coat or scarf or are ill. Can …

GEM: Kelly Cozzone

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Today my GEM (Guest Excerpt Moment) features Kelly Cozzone who writes in the romance suspense genre. I first met Kelly through an author group and am part way through reading her book: Tropical Dreams. Here is the blurb: Betrayal and death permeated Tiana Alexander’s past and threatens to rip apart her future. She can’t escape the devastation of anger and pain. Bringing …

It’s Not The Victim’s Fault

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I recently heard of this and I want to share it with you. It is an incredible story on so many levels and I urge you to go to this blog and read then watch the clip. Farther down the page is another link to the original blog and clip. Separately they are powerful beyond expectation. Together they are so …

Two Week Memorial Charity-Give Away-Promo

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Those of us from Paper Crane Books wanted to do something extra for this Memorial Day. We’ve put four e-books on special and we’re pledging 10% of our sales to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This charity helps the severely wounded soldiers and their families. They’ve built rehab facilities and are currently are building nine centers across the country to …

A Midnight Showing of The Dark Knight Rises

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Yesterday morning the clock radio clicked on as it always does pulling me to the beginning of wakefulness, I hear it say, “…And at the midnight showing of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ a man dressed in black stepped from the shadows near the screen, tossed some gas canisters into the crowded theatre and began shooting.” In half of a heartbeat …