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A 56-Day Marathon: The Story Behind The Shiro Project

A 56-Day Marathon: The Story Behind The Shiro Project French author David Khara, a former journalist, top-level sportsman, and entrepreneur, is a full-time writer. Khara wrote his first novel—a vampire thriller—in 2010, before starting his Consortium thriller series, which offers a roller-coaster ride that dips into the history of World […]

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Aussie outback romance meets Italian sexy

Review of The Sunnyvale Girls by Fiona Palmer Last year, I read and loved Fiona Palmer’s The Sunburnt Country, so when Penguin asked me to read Palmer’s latest book, The Sunnyvale Girls, I jumped at the chance. For those of you not familiar with Palmer’s work, she is the Queen of Australian Outback […]


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Albert Palacci writes about the benefits of a corporate blog as part of the digital marketing strategy

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The social media paradox: Is your online popularity making you lonely?

Putting social back in Social Media You know me as someone who writes about social media, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I have at least a slight addiction to it. Whether it’s tracking who is following and unfollowing me on Twitter, Liking Lebron… Related posts: Is social media […]


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Michele Kunz reviews Marvel’s newest blockbuster – Guardians of the Galaxy   Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a fun, futuristic movie that is sure to please both friends and family alike… It opened Friday August 1, and what a spectacle it made! Marvel has successfully created a universe with […]

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A Middle-Grade Story That Even Adults Would Enjoy

Book Review: Coriander Jones Saves The World by Kim English   Review by Sandra Selvas Villatoro “Coriander Jones Saves The World” was a fantastic read. Targeted to middle-grade and young-adult readers, but it could be easily enjoyed by adults as well. It is a story that never belittles anyone’s intelligence and shows […]


The Beginning of A Fantastic Series

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas   Review by Sandra Selvas Villatoro I know this books is a HUGE bestseller and that it came out a couple of years ago, but I still think it’s an underrated book in the Fantasy genre, so I wanted to share my review […]

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Book Review – Harm None by. M. R. Sellars

By Mark Combs Title: Harm None Author: M. R. Sellars Genre: Thriller Series or Standalone: The Rowan Gant Investigations – Book 1 Blurb THE WITCH AND THE DEAD… They say dead men tell no tales. I really wish that was true, because the dead tell me more than I ever […]


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Be on the look out for a substance that causes serious addiction   #167909339 / gettyimages.com   I went forty-one years in the coffee wilderness, never experiencing that all-consuming craving (okay, addiction) that some – namely my husband (who would mainline coffee straight into his veins if he could get over his aversion to […]

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Airlines and Ebola: Travel just got deadly 6

What do the Malaysia Airlines disasters, an Ebola outbreak in Eastern Africa, and terrorists have in common?   MH17, EVD, and ISIL. No, it’s not some weird new programming code but a sad day for global travel. I woke this morning, not to news of the Malaysia Airlines disaster (that came […]