She’s read it six times! Wow! “The River Leith” by Leta Blake | Beth Brock

“I don’t reread books often, and because I am such a voracious reader, I mostly purchase e-books so I don’t clog up my bookshelf. I’ll sometimes obtain a hard copy when I’ve read a book at least three times. I have a copy of “The River Leith” sitting on my bookshelf right now, but I haven’t read it three times. More like six.”

via “The River Leith” by Leta Blake | Beth Brock.

I’m always chuffed when a reader loves a book, but to read it six times just blows me away! Thank you, Beth, for enjoying this book so much! Truly makes me unbearably happy!


This Book Is Brilliant. Calling Pomegranate. #amreading #bdsm #romance

Leta Blake:

I think about this book a lot. I think about Sean and how I grew to love and care about him. I thought about his utter maleness. I admit I think a lot less about Cary, but Sean was…he was something else. I literally went from thinking he was a POS to thinking he’s great and missing him a lot. I definitely recommend this book for those curious. I still think it could have used some editing…but I still don’t know what I would have cut.

Originally posted on Leta Blake:

This book is brilliant. The end. This book is flawed. The end. This book is real. The end. There are so many ways I could start this review and so many ways to end it. Over the months that I took to read it, I’ve written tons and tons of reviews in my head. This book was infuriating, frustrating, amazing, brilliant and beautiful. It took me a very long time to read, in part, because I had to take immense breaks from the hyper-realism portrayed between its pages. Every line is so vivid that I could see it all in my mind perfectly and it was at times overwhelming.

This book took me from hating the characters, to liking them, to growing to love them, to aching for them, but, more importantly, it then took me one step farther into forgetting that they weren’t real people. I admit this wasn’t…

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The Grrrl of Limberlost: Rain City Comedy of Manners by @AnniePearsonOK #Mystery #Thriller #Suspense #FREE

It’s Annie’s birthday and her book is FREE right now on Kindle! Check it out!

The Grrrl of Limberlost Rain City Comedy of Manners Book 1 – Kindle edition by Annie Pearson. Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Kindle eBooks @

A murder in a Seattle coffee house. A murder on a decaying boat dock on Puget Sound. Samsara Byron, the security expert, insists this has nothing to do with her. She’s heroically fending off an attack on the world’s cyber infrastructure—if she could only get a cell signal. 

After escaping exurban life on Limberlost Island a decade earlier, Sam became a rockstar among anti-hacker security programmers: appearing at BlackHat conferences in vintage t-shirts and combat boots; investigating international security conspiracies with the FBI and NSA. 

Now Sam is dragged sideways by chaos back on Limberlost Island: her brother accidentally embroiled her flakey father with gun runners; the boy next door came home as prodigal son, hiding from Eastern European gangsters; a porn farmer thinks he’s in love. 

Meanwhile, the local weather guru promises that the large cold air mass headed for the Puget Sound Conversion Zone will dump record snow. Seattle is always paralyzed when it snows. 

The Grrrl of Limberlost follows three self-absorbed voices through the frenzy and terror in their daily lives, mired in family losses and betrayals, while weaponized malware threatens to ruin Christmas. The key mystery: which voice is the unreliable narrator? 

This light comedic suspense novel tries to include romance, but hardly anyone has time for it. It does contain inexplicit sex scenes and the sort of language you’d expect from gangsters, porn-farmers, and retro Riot Grrrls. 

Annie Pearson’s Rain City Comedy of Manners series explores misadventures in contemporary Seattle among people whose work drives their hearts’ desires, often in conflict with other love affairs. When bad things happen to quirky people, can they survive the wretched comedy of romance under grey skies? 

Rain City Comedy of Manners Series: 
#1 The Grrrl of Limberlost (Sam and Matt: cyber-thriller on Puget Sound) 
#2 Artemis in the Desert (Eliot and Sean: adventure on two wheels) 
#3 Nine Volt Heart (Jason and Susi: musical ride through Seattle’s backstreets) 

Each book can be read as a standalone story, with no cliffhangers. 
Later books do not reveal the stories of earlier books. 

Reviewers say: 

“Annie Pearson’s characters and story line in The Grrrl of Limberlost are contemporary to the mystery novel just as Dashiell Hammett’s Nick and Nora Charles were in his day. Pearson captures the ethos of people caught in the electric speed and electronic maneuvering of our times where a murder is just a click away and every double cross comes with a backup. Don’t miss this one—it’s your new world and it’s shifting under your feet as we speak.” 
— Don McQuinn, The Moondark Saga

“It is now more than 24 hours since I finished and I can’t stop thinking about these characters” Review: A Most Personal Property by @Darrah_Glass

Leta Blake:

Such a fantastic review! She outlines all the reasons to love this book!

Originally posted on The Novel Approach:

Title: A Most Personal Property

Author: Darrah Glass

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 460 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: In the heat of August 1900, Henry Blackwell—rich, handsome, and painfully shy—anticipates the purchase of his companion slave, that most personal of properties, with equal parts excitement and dread. There are limits to what a gentleman might do with his slave and still remain a gentleman, and what Henry craves goes far beyond what’s allowed.

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If you like Opera, and you read/speak Spanish! Then Opera en Español! #espanol #opera @AnniePearsonOK

So, my pal and her pal have put together this site for Spanish-speaking lovers of opera. Check it out! Click through to Opera en Español.

Kids come to school sick because we can’t stay home from work – by Darlena Cunha #sickdays #murica

Really liked this write up by Darlena Cunha. I’m lucky enough to be in a situation where I can stay home when I’m sick or stay with my child when she’s sick, but my husband is not in such a position. Despite having a backlog of unused sick days from his fifteen years at his job, he was written up last year for “excessive absences” after missing more than the allowed four days in a row with a really bad flu. This despite having literally a month or more of unused sick days available to him.

“As we come into flu season, and are all scared out of our minds about Ebola and enterovirus 68 and other infectious diseases hitting closer and closer to home, maybe we should take some responsibility for how we spread these viruses.Our social infrastructure needs to change as well. People cannot continue to have to choose between their job security, their school success and their health. People shouldn’t have to be scared to be sick.”

via Kids come to school sick because we can’t stay home from work – The Washington Post.

Unf! She nails it! This is what I loved, too! | Anne-Marie’s review of A Most Personal Property by @Darrah_Glass

“Darrah has captured very well how severely a boy can repress and fear his sexuality. It was heart breaking at times. Henry is a passionate, sensitive, giving boy who has a strong moral compass that none of his peers have. When he finally shows Martin his true self, it was such a victory over himself. A powerful, exhilirating scene, my instant favourite. Martin, I adore. He is an innocent, generous, loving soul. He is tremendously professional in his role as a companion and I was amazed by his composure every time Henry turned him away. Together, they are endearing.

The dynamic between a master and his slave fascinated me and there is much still to explore. There’s Martin’s servitude, who almost leaves himself out of the equation, and there’s fair-minded Henry, who can’t make himself order Martin around or abuse his right of power as so many of his peers do. There’s the longing to be equal, to be treated as a man instead of a master, a person instead of a slave, when none of that is acceptable in the outside world. And there’s a master expected to take a wife once he’s of age and a companion who can’t afford to get romantic feelings.

Reading this is like wrapping yourself up in a soft blanket, in front of a roaring fire with an amazing glass of wine and getting lost in another world for a while. I’m ready for that world to continue. Bring on book 2.”

via Goodreads | Anne-Marie Netherlands’s review of A Most Personal Property.

Unf. So good!

Unf. So good!

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