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    Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Werewolves, Shifters And Such

    This blog is for books with paranormal elements in them. Remember that pesky vampire I mentioned before? Well, I am happy - and very nervous - to announce that he is about to be launched into the world. It is paranormal vampire romance (naturally) set in Cape Town, South Africa. This vampire - his name is Zanephyn Heardt - is trying to cure himself of the malady of being a vampire, but his plans go awry when his virgin 'cure' accidentally comes across a stranger. There is also a witch and an irritating slayer in the mix to put a spoke in his wheel. And you didn't think I was…

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    Friday the 13th

    Have you ever wondered where the fear of the number 13 came from? I mean, some people consider 13 to be so unlucky that they refuse to stay in room 13 in a hotel, the 13th floor in buildings is omitted, and there are those who would not even get out of bed on Friday, the 13th. What is it about a number that has people in such a knot? The term for the fear of the number 13 is trikaidekaphobia. Here are some bad associations linked to the number 13 in history worth looking at. 1) The Mercedes-Benz carrying Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed on the night of 31st…

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    I’ve Done It Again!

    I’m Late Again! I don’t believe it, but I have gone and done it again! And it is all down to time management. You see, what happened was, the restaurant I worked for closed down due to the covid fallout. That means I ‘retired’ at the end of January. Not my choice, but there you have it. So far, it’s been great – I tell myself daily that I am on vacation. So, I dawdle and read a book instead of getting on with what I need to do. (I am currently reading book 2 in Autumn Archer’s Jungle Oasis trilogy. She is a wonderful author. Check out her work…

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    Cover Reveal – It Happened at Perce Rock

    Melanie Robertson-King is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the third book in her It Happened series featuring the Scott and Layne families, set in picturesque locations in Canada. Blurb: Beaches meets Born on the 4th of July When Melissa Scott flees to the village of Percé, she’s determined to leave her painful memories behind her. Gareth Young, a soldier with the Canadian Forces, never got over losing his friend in the war in Afghanistan. Nowadays, he’s happier in his own company than that of others, until she enters his life. Despite her recent breakup and knowing rebound relationships don’t work, Melissa falls head over feet for the handsome…

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    Interview With A Seducer

    A Bewildering Love Story Interview With A Seducer – Trip Murgatroyd is a hotter than hot sex worker. He is happy with his life, with what he does for a living – he is comfortable in his own skin. Then he receives an unusual request – to be Rachel’s 30th birthday gift.  An uber-hot escort is an unlikely candidate for a rather prim, over-protected widow to befriend. And who had ever heard of a jealous ghost?      Trip and Rachel would most likely never have met, had Rachel’s friend not come up with this whacky birthday gift idea. Rachel was meant to close her eyes, and say ‘thank you’ afterward. But, the concept of a…

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    The ‘Sex Worker’ Literary Trope

    The sex worker trope is a popular onein the romance genre, but like with all tropes, there are rules. Faithfulness is one of the most important elements in the romance genre, and one that causes the most pain. Of course we don’t want outside interference between the hero and heroin. But would a prostitute even be in the market for a mutually exclusive relationship, the kind the romance genre has at its core? My guess is – it is doubtful.  From the meet cute – the moment the two first fall into each other’s soup – someone has to change their ways, and old habits die hard. And therein lies the…

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    Shattered Lies Audio Blitz

    Devastation Duet Book One Costin can’t remember a time in his life when he ever had a family, ever felt wanted, let alone loved. Until Eliana. The night he found her shivering and alone was the first time he ever saw true light. She would be his. Joshua does what he has to in order to survive. Until the moment he lays his eyes on Eliana. At last he finds something worth fighting for. Eliana was loved by a father who promised her the moon… until the night he disappeared. Afraid and alone, she turns to the Costin and Joshua. They’re willing to give up anything to be her everything,…

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    A Beast So Beautiful

    A darkness falls over the land when the Queen of Rurith dies. Consumed with grief, King Ivar blames their son, Prince Leif, for her demise, and locks him away in the castle. The Prince is left in total despair, until a girl, with hair the colour of a red sunset and green eyes shows him mercy. For six years she visits him in secret, giving him hope where none existed before. But Ruith hides many treacherous things that threaten to bring the Kingdom to its knees. Until the Prince and his beastly curse are released.   https://www.amazon.com/Beast-so-Beautiful-Carlyle-LaBuschagne-ebook/dp/B08SQWBWFF/ About Carlyle Labuschagne Carlyle is a USA Today bestselling author from South Africa, who…