Shirley Goldberg and Her New Release Middle Ageish

Shirley Goldberg
Middle Ageish
Starting Over, Book 1
Book Release Date: August 26, 2020
Book Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Book Cover Artist: RJ
Book Genre: Romantic Women’s Fiction/Rom Com

Thanks for joining me on my blog today, Shirley! I absolutely love your cover for Middle Agish, and the concept sounds so interesting. This is your first book, correct? What are five things readers need to know about Sunny Chanel, your character?

1. Sunny’s husband announces he wants a divorce on their anniversary. Since she’s never hung around where she isn’t wanted, Sunny leaves her husband behind in Paris and starts over in New Haven, Connecticut. She goes back to school at age fifty to get her master’s in teaching.

2. She’s shoved into online dating by her best friend’s boyfriend, who thinks he’s helping her. She and her good friend have a dating contest to see who’ll be the first to date 25 men. There’s even a prize.

3. Her first online date throws a mushroom at the waiter and Sunny runs out of the restaurant.

4. Sunny lives in New Haven. I grew up there, lived and worked in New Haven as a teacher for many years.

5. Sunny is a fictional character, but bits and pieces of me are intertwined in her story. It’s a first novel, after all. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you what’s real and what’s not anymore.

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An Interview with Debby Grahl

Can Dillon and Diana elude a killer while their newfound love grows?

Hi Debby, and welcome! I’m excited to have you on my blog today, talking about your new release, Mountain Blaze. How did you get interested in writing fiction?

This began at a young age. I have a disease of the retina called Retinitis Pigmentosa which causes gradual vision loss. I lost the ability to read in my early twenties, but even when I had sight, seeing the printed word was always difficult for me. Reading a book would take me twice as long as  a person with normal sight. I became frustrated with this and began to make up my own stories. I recall entertaining my girlfriends on our way to school, by telling them my latest story. Today, they’re some of my biggest fans.

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Welcome Darcy Carson to My Blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, Darcy! It’s great to have you here. Let’s get to know you a bit better. Do you have a specific writing routine or process?

I’m a pantser by nature. I write romance, so, of course, there’s always a happy ending and that’s what I write toward. I usually have a beginning. It’s that darn middle that is soooo hard.

What comes first, character or plot?

Probably character. I like to find out what the characters stories are.

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Interview with Author Darlene Deluca

She sees a bestseller and heartwarming keepsake; he sees exploitation.

Darlene, I’m excited to have you visit my blog today. Tell us about your new release!

The Story Between Us is a heartwarming, sweet romance that released Aug. 26 – on my 60th birthday! It’s about a children’s book author who is drawn to a delightful young fan who’s experienced a family tragedy – and the gorgeous uncle who’s become the boy’s guardian. She wants to help them as they deal with the sudden, overwhelming changes in their lives. As she becomes friends with the pair and they spend time together, she gets a great story idea based on one of the boy’s memories of his parents. She envisions adorable illustrations and a treasured keepsake for this charming little boy. She’s excited about the idea – until his uncle accuses her of exploiting the boy.

Here’s a snippet from an advanced review:
“An utterly charming tale of life, loss, and finding love in unexpected places. A heartwarming and delightful read from start to finish!” ~~~InD’tale Magazine

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Author Interview with Kimberly Baer

Kimberly, thanks for joining me today on my blog! I’m excited to get to know more about you and your new release. Tell us about The Haunted Purse.

The Haunted Purse is a YA paranormal novel about fifteen-year-old Libby Dawson, who buys an old purse at the local thrift store. Almost immediately, strange things start happening. Her personal possessions disappear from the purse and later reappear. And unfamiliar items keep turning up inside, including an old photograph of a teenage girl carrying the same purse. Libby comes to realize that these items are clues to a cold-case mystery, and she sets out to solve it with help from her best friend, Toni. Unfortunately, digging up the past puts her own life in grave danger.

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Welcome Guest Jean Grant to My Blog!

A little about this trilogy…

Each book is a standalone, but they can be read in or out of order. The trilogy spans 1263 – 1322 A.D. from Vikings to Scottish Independence to upheaval in England. Each story tells a tale of a MacCoinneach family member “gifted but afflicted” with a mystical ability that comes at a cost: to heal but lose your own breaths in return, to feel auras/lifebloods but to feel others’ pain, and to see the future but be unable to prevent the visions unless refraining from touch. Conquering Norse, Scottish lore, Ancient mystics, and invading English…the trilogy has a bit of everything. Can our mystical family hone their gifts for good, escape curses, discover mercy, find home, and find love?

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Interview with Author John Selby

Thanks for joining me today, John! Let’s get to know you and your writing a little bit better. How did you get interested in writing fiction? 

I started writing in 7th grade.  At the time, not only was I being bullied mercilessly, but I was also very bored during classes.  So I started writing during classes and breaks.  I was a Star Trek fan, so naturally, I created my own version.  I carried around a large loose-leaf notebook with me wherever I went in school.  Over the next two years, I think I wrote about 600 pages in tiny handwriting, single-spaced.  It would probably be well over 1,000 pages if printed in a book.  I think I still have it somewhere, but I doubt even I can read my handwriting from then.

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Interview with Author S.P. Dawes

When Callie’s husband died on the field, everyone mourned the hero. But what Callie kept from them was the abuse she had suffered at his hands and while her kids grow up believing the stories, she has to rebuild her life. When she meets Eddie in a chance meeting she’s taken in by his warm eyes, having put all her efforts into her children, is it really time to test the waters again with a new relationship? But after getting together, their shared past reveals itself, and while everyone believes the myth do they really stand a chance at a happy ever after?

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When Imogen is asked to be her best friend’s Maid of honour, she wants to ensure she gifts her with the best Hen party possible, but in doing so, it pushes her entirely out of her own comfort zone. When she’s reacquainted with her best friend’s brother though, old feelings re-surface, but when her life is put in the balance it’s not just his true colours that show and she’s left with more questions than answers.

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New Release from Mona Sedrak

From the Author

Gravity is a heart-warming story of two individuals from remarkably differing backgrounds that are inexplicably drawn to one another, forming a strong friendship and falling in love–– despite the odds against them. The story depicts the beautiful Middle Eastern culture I was raised in and its many traditions as well as some of its challenges. Readers will identify with this story, no matter their background because it speaks to and awakens the human heart.

Gravity is about tolerance, acceptance, understanding, and forgiveness. Finally, it is a story of love and hope. When I started writing Gravity several years ago, I couldn’t have predicted how relevant it would be today. At the end of the day, I want readers to understand that although we may be different, as members of the human race, our similarities out-weigh our differences and love is the universal language that binds us.

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New Release from Patricia McAlexander and My Book Review of Stranger in the Storm

stranger in the storm book cover

My Review

When happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy tales and romance novels, is it possible for Janet to find the man her heart was meant to love?

After Janet Mitchell flees a previous relationship and encounters the fierce rain and wind of a hurricane, fate steps in, or rather a trees falls, and smashes the bed of Wes Corbett’s truck. The incident brings them together, fate tying a lasso around them even in the face of terrifying danger.

This book was seriously awesome! The author did an incredible job at coaxing the reader into the story and keeping them there. The details were amazing, the story intriguing, and the suspense kept my eyes glued to the story, flipping page after page until I lost track of time. I loved that Janet is a romance writer, and the way she met Wes was just like a romance novel in real life.

Looking for a suspense novel with an interesting storyline and great romance? Stranger in the Storm ticks all the right boxes. Highly recommend!

My rating: 5 Stars

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