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What’s not to love with a cozy mystery?

Aug 30th, 2017 | By

Have you discovered the cozy mystery novel yet? They are most often set in small local towns and feature amateur detectives who investigate local murders and disappearances, most often as a sideline to their day job . The murders are pretty much bloodless, and generally happen off-page, the love interest mostly hinted at, quite the

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And now for something a little different … introducing Gilda Trillim

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

We love to discover something unusual, to give a voice to a different sort of story at Roundfire. One that will surprise, intrigue, and perhaps challenge you; Gilda Trillim: Shepherdess of Rats by Steven L. Peck delivers all that and more. A woman struggles to discern the meaning of life when she is taken as POW in

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A unique fall out of love story for the 21st Century

Jun 29th, 2017 | By

Beat The Rain is a gripping and twisting tale set in the cracks of the grimy everyday… Can Louise move on from the loss of her lover Tom? Can she and Tom’s twin brother Adam really find a way to love one another? Or are they trapped on a path of self-destruction, moving towards a

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Malaren – A Swedish Affair

Jun 25th, 2017 | By

In MALAREN N.E. David skillfully engages us in the unexpected events experienced by an ordinary man coming to terms with grief and loss; he could easily be us, or someone we know. In this, his third novel, he continues his exploration of the lives of individuals under stress in exceptional situations, poignantly written with moments

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Extract: Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen

May 8th, 2017 | By

  Hardboiled, high-octane noir. Ryan K. Lindsay, Negative Space Extract from Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen The spiral staircase made me giddy. While it might come across a poor-man’s knock-off of one Hitchcock would’ve deployed to better effect, I was half way up the ancient thing and felt lunch lurch in my gut. Then again,

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Extract: October Song

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

October Song is a beautifully authentic memoir that reminds us that there are no time limits on dreams, creativity is boundless and nothing in life is finite when we let go of our self-imposed rules. By sharing an intimate phase of renewal, Berner reaffirms what we already know, but too often forget, that age is

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The Emancipation of B

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

The Emancipation of B by Jennifer Kavanagh (Roundfire Books) But it must not be sought for or – heaven forbid!  – dug for.  No, no dredging of the sea bottom here.  That would defeat one’s purpose. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures

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What if…?

Feb 9th, 2017 | By

Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Virginia Woolf Do any other two words in the English language hold out such promise and intrigue than these? What if you go left instead of right at the junction? What if you hadn’t gone

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eBook Promotion: January 17

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

Some reach out for the mystical, but sometimes it’s the mystical that reaches out.   Call of the Forbidden Way by Robert Owings When Carson Reynolds gets hired to produce a documentary film at a gathering of Native American medicine men, he never suspects it will be a portal into a world that will radically

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Because I Had To

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

By David Bullit Extract I can’t really say where my distaste—that’s a good word—my distaste for Kasey came from. Maybe it was because of how differently our parents treated us. Actually, that’s not fair. My mom treated us differently. The first time I can remember knowing that there was a difference between Kasey and me

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