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Finding Ms. Write


Twelve authors of lesbian fiction bring you a collection of romantic short stories about “book people”—heroines who are somehow involved in the publishing industry. From a novelist with the world’s biggest crush on her editor to a beta reader connecting with her cabinmate on a cruise, from a woman seeking rare books who finds love instead to a bookstore owner who’s drawn to the shy writer sitting by the shop’s window every day, this anthology is full of stories guaranteed to have a happy ending. Step into our world of books and enjoy a glimpse into the lives of writers who are chasing deadlines…and finding love. Includes stories by A.L. Brooks, Anastasia Vitsky, Chris Zett, Cori Kane, Elaine Burnes, Hazel Yeats, Jacelle Scott, Jae, Jove Belle, Kathy Brodland, Lea Daley, and Melissa Grace.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Blog Mama_s FlashbackTAG

Consignment by Elaine Burnes — 5 Stars

Good beginning story for this anthology!

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Finding Ms. Write Edited by Jove Belle & Jae #ff #review #anthology @YlvaPublishing



At twenty-four, college graduate Carly Rogers finds herself still living with her cold and distant mother and her teenage half-sister, Cynthia. As Carly moves from one minimum wage job to another, she reads books alone in her room, reconnects with her best friend, Landon, and takes care of her great aunt Dorothy on the weekends. Her life is quiet and nonthreatening – until she meets Ashley at her new job.
Ashley is a fun, energetic, and intelligent woman who has been forced to leave her old life behind due to a medical condition. Through work, and the start of their own book club, each shares her past and her hopes for the future. When change comes, Carly is forced to make a decision. Does she stay where she thought she always belonged, or strive for something better? Is it possible for her and Ashley to build a new life without
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Fragile by Eve Francis #ff #review @YlvaPublishing

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At the back of her grandmother’s closet lies a mystery.

After her grandmother’s death, Eva finds a series of diaries detailing the life of a girl caught up in the magic of the Roaring Twenties. She cannot reconcile the young girl in these diaries with the miserable old woman she loved so fiercely. What happened to change her grandmother so drastically?

Eva starts to investigate the puzzle her grandmother left behind. With the help of a local historian and his enigmatic assistant Olivia, they find a forgotten labyrinth under the city streets. But they are not the only ones down there. Someone else is searching for the light of the world. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Blog Mama_s FlashbackTAG

This book kept me guessing so much that I literally considered cheating and reading the last chapter more times than I would want to confess to and I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Light of the World by Ellen Simpson #ff #review @YlvaPublishing

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Ambitious Daily Sentinel journalist Lauren King is chafing on LA’s vapid social circuit, reporting on glamorous A-list parties while sparring with her rival—the formidable, icy Catherine Ayers. Ayers is an ex-Washington political correspondent who suffered a humiliating fall from grace, and her acerbic, vicious tongue keeps everyone at bay. Everyone, that is, except knockabout Iowa girl King, who is undaunted, unimpressed and gives as good as she gets.

One night a curious story unfolds before their eyes: One business launch, 34 prostitutes and a pallet of missing pink champagne. Can the warring pair work together to unravel an incredible story? This is a lesbian fiction with more than a few mysterious twists. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Blog Mama_s FlashbackTAG

If you are looking for a good read with a great story The Red Files is for you.


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The Red Files by Lee Winter #ff @YlvaPublishing

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Title: Angels, Angels, Everywhere
Author: Michelle Beber
Publisher: Balboa Press
Pages: 30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Children’s Picture Book
Format: Paperback/Kindle/Nook

Angels, Angels, Everywhere is a non-denominational, multiracial book written in delightful rhythm and rhyme and accompanied by charming illustrations. The themes of constant support and unconditional love are designed to help children deal with everyday experiences in life.

By developing children’s faith in knowing that they are not alone and building their trust that they are consistently watched over, cared for, and loved, children will become empowered to deal with life’s challenges. The book also lets children know that angels are there in good times as well, sharing in their joy.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Blog Mama_s FlashbackTAG

I give this book a solid 5 stars mostly for the simplicity of the way it is written.  I think any child will enjoy the story as well as the pictures.

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Angels, Angels, Everywhere Blog Tour

Calling all Grammiesgrammie  “Calling All Grammies” is the third book in Flo Barnett’s “Grammy’s Gang” series.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16

Definitely a 5 star book!

I won’t say too much to give it away, but its adorable to read, even as an adult.  There is no doubt should I have a need for a Christmas book for any little ones this will be one I choose!

The animation fits what is written and it keeps up with how society is today and yet maintains the true feeling of “Santa”.

Just a quick mention that the Grammies are as spunky as every Grammie I have ever known!

Totally loved this book.



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During her professional career in education, Flo Barnett was a preschool administrator and daycare provider. She also taught kindergarten and elementary school for over thirty years. Now retired, she writes hilarious tales for, and sometimes based on the real-life antics of her seven energetic grandchildren, whom … [Read More ...]

#ChristmasInJuly: Calling All Grammies

 “True Tails from the Dog Park” is a fun and charming collection of stories, tips and rules for dogs and dog owners that will keep you laughing. The stories are written from the perspective of two dogs, Max and Luther who have become best friends since meeting at the dog park. These are tales only a dog could tell.

I have to say, this book wasn’t quite what I had expected.  It is more “educational” then “silly” but overall I must say it
was entertaining to a degree.  Having many dogs myself I can imagine how the stories are true to life and I did get a good laugh or two from some of them.
If you are considering getting a dog or taking yours to the dog park for the first time I would say this would be a good read for you to check out in advance.
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True Tails from the Dog Park by Max & Luther


 Everyone who knew her wanted Mikayla Matthews as their friend. But in her love life, she never seemed to be good enough. After one betrayal too many, she packed up her shattered heart and moved across the state to start over. Losing herself in a new job, she is convinced no man will ever truly want her, not that she was willing to trust another to find out anyway.

Alex North found himself in the one role he never wanted – guardian of his nephew after his sister and best friend are killed. On unfamiliar territory as a dad, Alex gave up his bachelor lifestyle and worked to create a nurturing environment for five year old Aiden. Attempting to hold his new life together, he masked his pain and threw himself into being the rock for his family.

Brought together by fate on several occasions, Alex decides Mikayla is
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North Star by M.E. Montgomery