Gaslight-paranormal-and-just-a-bit-romantic-police-procedural #GenreMashup! PLUS #BookReview of Moon Over London by @ShawnaReppert #TuesdayBookBlog #humor

all the genres you ever wanted to know – or maybe not -where are the cowboys?

Barb Taub

NOTE: Amish Vampires in Spaceis an actual, published book. In fact, it’s part of a series (volume 2 is of course, Amish Zombies From Space). I could not make this up. 

In my recent blog here, I promised some short reviews of recent reads that have two things in common: they’re part of a larger series, and they’re genre mashups. So before we start, it seems like a good time to revisit an earlier blog piece on related genres and see just what that might mean. With the assistance of the ever-helpful plot generator,  I’ve created a little story blurb with some genre notes that should cover most of the genres listed.


The Enchanted Hereditary Seal Of The Cozy Mysteries Society
by Barb Taub

Lower Cows Wallop, the diabetic coma-inducing sweet little village that time forgot, holds a secret.

Justa Minute-You has the perfect life working as…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Writer – Robbie Cheadle – The York Chocolate Story Part One

Another great blog from Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted that over the next five weeks, author Robbie Cheadle will be sharing the The York Chocolatestory with us, following her recent trip to the UK.. And I will be featuring a different Sir Chocolate Story and Cookbook each week.

The York Chocolate Story – Part One – Mary Tuke and the Rountree brothers

My family and I visited York on our recent trip to the UK. I had no idea that York has a great chocolate making past or that this city is the UK’s home of chocolate.

Mary Tuke

Mary Tuke was born in York in 1695, to a prominent Quaker family; her grandfather was one of 4,000 people jailed for their beliefs in the 1660s.

In 1725, Mary opened a shop in Walmgate selling groceries. Her shop specialised in selling tea, coffee and cocoa, the last of which was sold as a solid cake. During the…

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Memoir Short List

Thank you Tanya for including Walking over Eggshells. You gave me a wonderful review many years ago!

T. R. Robinson Publications

art-backlit-dark-556669This is for anyone who enjoys a true story.

The following are some of the memoirs which have been reviewed in this website. This is not a complete list. The order in which these are shown implies no preference, it simply reflects the chronology of the memoir reviews, commencing with the earliest review date. A complete list of memoirs reviewed in this website may be accessed here.

Note: The extracts displayed alongside each cover image have been taken from retail site descriptions.

Click on the relevant cover image to read review.

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‘This is not a “tango book,” but a story of survival that cuts across death, cancer, Alzheimer’s, loss of home and homeland and cherished heirlooms and possessions, loss of shared histories, of hope for one’s children, of hope for the future, of love. But it’s also about finding love and unexpected joy. And about listening to the music and…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Dorinda Duclos, Lucinda E. Clarke, Sue Coletta.

A huge thanks to Sally who never misses a new release and help and showcase indie authors.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the first of the author updates this week, and the first author with recent reviews is Lucinda E. Clarke for Savage Safari (Amie in Africa Book 5).

About the book

Amie, the world’s most reluctant spy is back.

Amie is assured that her next assignment will be easy and very safe. How could a safari camp in the African bush along with the President and international representatives from several countries possibly be dangerous?

She has no choice but to do as they say.

Simon has flown back to England for a brief meeting and then disappears. Amie has no idea where he is.

But not everyone is pleased about the rare and precious minerals discovered in the north and they are prepared to do whatever it takes to disrupt the safari and stop the auction even if it causes an international incident and people are killed.

Amie now…

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Infographic: Writing tips from famous authors

Food for thought

Nicholas C. Rossis

Ages ago, I shared with you some of J.K. Rowling’s writing tips. Today, I’m sharing some more great tips from 12 famous authors. I hope they help inspire your writing! Many thanks to Lucy Benton for sharing it with me.

Note: right-click the image, open in a new tab, and click inside to enlarge it if you can’t see it properly.

Infographic writing tips | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

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