Episode 18 A Weighted Soul by J. L. Willow

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Hello Reading Friend,

Welcome to Episode 18 of A Reader’s Book Corner!

In today’s episode we are discussing A Weighted Soul by J. L. Willow. This is a short story collection with six stories of dark and twised tales.

*Author bio and other titles

*Overview of book

*Overview of each story

*Favorites out of the six and additional thoughts

Purchase A Weighted Soul at Amazon/ B&N

Visit J.L. Willow at www.jlwillow.com or connect on Instagram / Facebook / Youtube / Twitter

*Announcement of the next book, What You Don’t Know by Bianca Sloane

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Until next time,

Happy Reading!

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Spotlight of Sugar Plum Kisses by Multiple Authors

Sugar Plum Kisses

A Sweet Christmas Romance Collection

Do you hear the sleigh bells ringing?

Join over a dozen bestselling authors as they bring you an exclusive collection of Christmas-themed holiday romances. From small town coffee shops to cozy cottages, this set has everything you need to curl up in front of the fire with some hot chocolate or a pumpkin spice latte.

If you’re looking to be swept up in the magic and romance of the holiday season, look no further. We are here to make this and every Christmas merry and bright.

So sit back, relax, and one-click this cozy Christmas collection, because baby, it’s cold outside.

Featuring works from the following authors:
Samantha Calcott (aka USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi)
Monique Brasher
Katherine Moore
USA Today bestselling author H.M. Shander
Gill Fernley
USA Today bestselling author C.A. King
USA Today bestselling author Laura Ashwood
Melodie March
Donna Wright
Kristin MacQueen
Laurie Treacy
Amy Stephens
Alys Fraser
Jean Horak
Natalie Burton

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To Dunk Or Not To Dunk

by C.A. King

He’s a photographer, hell bent on showing reality through his work.

She’s an award-winning baker, continuing on the family business with the desire to leave her own mark on the world.

Both have childhood memories they want to forget.

Both have sacred family traditions which silence the past.

When their paths cross, will they be able to put aside their differences and answer the age old question… To Dunk Or Not To Dunk?

It might just take an old-fashioned Christmas bake-off to help them decide!

I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other; all to cancer. 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.

Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real time.

To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn’t open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall. There didn’t need to be a reason or trigger.

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world into which other people with similar problems could escape. I wanted to share the one place that had helped me for many years.

I have always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don’t ever let anyone tell you different.

I read books as well as write them and have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds not only make me feel better, but give me the strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes—I want them to know they are making a difference.

Fast forward to today…

C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author has over 60 books available across multiple fantasy sub-genres.

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Episode 15: Cafe Macabre II Edited by Leah McNaughton Lederman

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Hello Reading Friends,

Welcome to Episode 15 of A Reader’s Book Corner!

In today’s episode we are discussing Cafe Macabre II edited by Lean McNaughton Lederman. It is a collection of horror stories by twelve women.

*Author Bios

*Overview of the short story collection

*Discussion of three of the stories

The Sacrifice by Ariella Sexton

A Parting of The Ways by K. N. Johnson

Luxury #35 by Patricia Stover

*Announcement of the next book, Ruby Holloway Reads After Dark by Abe Moss

Purchase Cafe Macabre II

Purchase Cafe Macabre

Connect with Leah McNaughton Lederman at www.leahmcnaughtonlederman.com, www.leahlederman.wordpress.com

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Until next time,

Happy Readings!

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Sneak Peek of An Unconventional Holmes by Liese Sherwood-Fabre


(Based on the Grimm Brothers’ Tale of Rumpelstiltskin)


A scream alerted me to the intruder’s presence. I caught up to and passed the swarm of bees heading in the cry’s direction, only to stop when I reached the woman to wave her backwards.

Between pants from the exertion, I shouted at her. “Get behind that rock wall.”

She turned and rushed around to the road side of vine-covered enclosure. The honeysuckle and peppermint covering its stones deterred the insects from crossing over into the lane.

No longer sensing her presence, they returned to the hives I’d been tending and freed me to meet my unexpected visitor at my cottage’s border.

I quickly understood the bees’ interest. Her jasmine scent penetrated my hat’s protective veil, overpowering that of the smoke drifting from the cannister in my left hand. She wore one of those straight, loose garments that had come into fashion with the end of the Great War. Forest green. And a large-brimmed straw hat with a velvet ribbon. She raised her head slightly to peer at me from under its shadow.

“Sorry about that,” I said, lifting my veil to get a better look at her. “I’m—”

“Mr. Sherlock Holmes,” she said, holding out her hand. “Mrs. Heather Miller. I need you to find my husband.”

I studied her for a moment. Her face presented a tension, a marked anxiety telling me this was no ordinary missing person case. All that aside…

“I’m retired,” I said “There were more than one hundred and sixty thousand soldiers missing at the end of the war. The army would be a better place to start.”

“How did you know my husband was in the war?”

“The poppy pin you’re wearing.”

Her lips, painted the same color as the small brooch fixed above her right breast, formed an o. “What if I were to tell you the army won’t help me because they believe he has come home?”

As if having developed a will of their own, my eyebrows rose, then dropped into a v. My interest piqued, I decided no harm existed in hearing her out.

“Why don’t you explain your problem over a cup of tea?”

I gestured to my home, and a smile flitted across those poppy lips. We both knew she’d played out her bait and lured me in.



An Unconventional Holmes: Three Unnatural Cases

by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Narration Performed by RJ Bayley

Genre: Mystery Short Story Collection


Missing boys, an imposter husband, and a bizarre vampyre murder.

Sherlock Holmes ventures into the realm of the unnatural in these three cases: the disappearance of the Baker Street Irregulars, the true identity of a Great War veteran, and a vampyre’s grisly death. Crossing into the worlds of the Grimm Brothers and Bram Stoker, he seeks the clues needed to unravel the mysteries confronting him. Can Holmes’ conventional methods still function in the unconventional world?”

“[Dr. Sherwood-Fabre] knows her Holmes characterization and her stories do not disappoint.”

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Liese Sherwood-Fabre has won awards for her thrillers, romance, and literary short stories, and NYT bestselling author Steve Berry describes her writing as “gimmick-free, old-fashioned storytelling.”

In the second grade, she knew she was destined to write when she got an A+ for her story about Dick, Jane, and Sally’s ruined picnic. After obtaining her PhD from Indiana University, she joined the federal government and had the opportunity to work and live internationally for more than fifteen years. She draws upon these experiences to endow her characters with deep conflicts and emotions.

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