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Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop

  Afternoon Kindle-ites!  This year has been a crazy one for me, and unfortunately...that has put KO a little lower on the totem poll than usual. BUT, I wanted to make sure all of you knew that that didn't mean I put YOU lower on the totem poll. I am an old lady in this journey called "book blogging" and I have ALL OF YOU to thank for that. While most of the bloggers I've become friends with over the years have since moved on (to bigger and better things) y'alls support, love and desperate need for unadulterated book talk has kept me active for almost 7 years! So to show my appreciat...
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Tuesday Newbies!

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Discover what’s NEW in the literary world today! Click images for additional information.                

Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop

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  Afternoon Kindle-ites!  This year has been a crazy one for me, and unfortunately…that has put KO a little lower on the totem poll than usual. BUT, I wanted to make sure all of you knew that that didn’t mean I put YOU lower on the totem poll. I am an old lady in this journey called “book blogging” and I have ALL OF YOU to thank for that. While most of the bloggers I’ve become friends with over the years have since moved on (to bigger and better things) y’alls support, love and desperate need for unadulterated book talk […]

Command & Control – Excerpt

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    Command & Control by Stephen Russell Add it to your Amazon wishlist Doctor Cooper “Mackie” McKay’s plans for a peaceful retirement are once again derailed when a man with Ebola-like symptoms passes out on a flight from London. Mackie calls on his surgical skills – and a dose of creativity – to save the young man’s life. Instead of gratitude, however, he ignites the suspicions of the U.S. government.  After masked military responders forcefully remove Mackie from the plane, he finds himself in the middle of an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control. As a deadly pathogen […]

The Art of First Impressions

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  Someone once asked me what it is exactly that entices me to pick up a book and read it. Not in the literal since mind you, the “what drives me to turn to the written word instead of human interaction” is a conversation for another day, but the specifics. In the interest of full disclosure (and because I’m fairly confident that the same applies to the majority of you that are reading this) 85% of the time it’s the cover.  I know, I know… “never judge a book by it’s cover” blah ditty blah blah. We all do it, […]

Waiting On Wednesday

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.     Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson Publication Date: January 27, 2015 Add it to your Goodreads shelf / Amazon wishlist ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did you READ the cover? Holy smokes! “Unspeakable Loss.” “Relentless Stalker?” “DESPERATE ESCAPE!!” This book has the potential to be an all nighter. I can just feel it. With emotions running wild and creepy people leaving creepy notes there isn’t a chance in hell I’ll be able to sleep.  I’ve read Johansson’s “Night Walker” series (and they were pretty entertaining) […]

5 Books I Wish I Could Read Again…For The 1st Time

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  5 Books I Wish I Could Read Again… For The 1st Time    If you’ve been following KO for a while you know that I have a small group of books I reread every year. One of those (of course) being my favorite… Pride & Prejudice. But yesterday my son asked me a pretty interesting question and because of it, I’ve decided to share my answer with all of you. His question: “Mom, if you love THIS book sooo much (holds up a copy of “Ignite Me”) how come you don’t read it over and over again like you […]

Tuesday Newbies!

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Discover what’s NEW in the literary world today! Click images for additional information. (Note: This week’s list includes new releases from 11/4 as well)                                                                                                                                                              

Side Effects

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  I have never been to war, so stating that I understand the side-effects of it would do nothing more than paint a dishonest picture. But as a person who is surrounded by the survivors of it, I can tell you that they vary from person to person. Some greet the day with appreciation. A lesson they learned while relenting to the uncertainty of new mornings. Some have trouble looking people in the eyes. Others throw themselves into work, stability and routine being their comfort of choice, while others stray as far away from rigidity as they can manage. And […]

Being Sideswiped

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    Grief comes in an abundance of shapes and sizes. Some people cry until their eyes are so red and puffy they can barely see the world in front of them. Others pretend nothing ever happened, move on with their day like today is every day. And some wear their grief like a coat, wrapped around their shoulders bearing that daunting weight of sole responsibility, regardless of its accuracy. There’s no right way to grieve. Psychologist might tell you otherwise, but as a person who has dealt with her fair share of grief I can tell you that’s a […]

Top 10 Fictional Villains

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      With Halloween being tomorrow I thought…what better way to celebrate than pointing out some of literature most rad/awesome/evil/oogie villains. So here they are…this years Top 10! Enjoy. Oh…and feel free to leave a comment and share a few of your favorite villains. Bwahahahahahaha!            Iago from Shakespeare’s “Othello” If you were required to read Othello in HS like I was, then there should be no doubt in  your mind as to why Iago made this list. He’s not the type of villain that you are going to have reoccurring nightmares about, but he is definitely […]