Time for my favorite Halloween post!

on October 27, 2016

This one is from a few years ago, but it is my favorite post on my most-loved occasion. This is my favorite holiday–not entirely surprising for a girl who kills pretend people for a living, no? But I’ve always loved ghost stories and the fall, full moons and things that go bump in the night……

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Something to kick off the holidays…

on October 25, 2016

The holidays are just around the corner, and you might be in a mood to putter around and start your December prep. Or you just might like to play with dead flowers. I don’t judge. In any event, I have a recipe for the winter potpourri mentioned in one of my previous works. It requires…

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Rounding up some spooky reads

on October 20, 2016

I don’t like to be scared–not really. A little suspense is fine, but no outright horror, please. Here are a few of my seasonal favorites: *Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. WITCHES. That’s all you need. *The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. It’s not a popular view, but I really, really dislike Ichabod Crane….

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on October 18, 2016

Remember when I said we were spoiled for new books this month? Yep, here we go again! Today is the pub day for the latest Sherry Thomas, A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN. I sometimes think that there is nothing new under the sun when it comes to Sherlock; I am SO HAPPY to say I…

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Time to get our scared on!

on October 13, 2016

Or in my case, not really. I don’t like horror movies. I like a little stylish suspense, but that’s as risky as I’ll go. Here are a two pieces I posted, the first on Crimson Peak, the second on some of my favorite creepy classics. *CRIMSON PEAK: So last weekend I went to see Crimson…

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Milo and Amory are back!

on October 11, 2016

Y’all know how much I love Ashley Weaver’s Amory Ames series, right? I mean, I am not shy about this. Ashley is not only a clever writer, she’s an uncommonly kind person. Hearing that I was bemoaning the fact that her second book would not be published in time to take it along on my…

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We are spoiled, dear readers

on October 6, 2016

There are so many great books coming out this month! If you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ve already gotten a peek at what I’m excited about, and today we have Juliana Gray up first. Gray is the alter ego of the delightful Beatriz Williams, and she writes–in her own words–“elegant adventures”. Gray has taken a…

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It’s October!

on October 4, 2016

Time for vampires, witches, and all things spooky, no? It’s the season for reading Gothic, so gather round and let’s talk about THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, my only Gothic novel, and my love letter to Victoria Holt, Ann Radcliffe, and Mary Stewart. There are lots of goodies with this one, and today’s post puts them…

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