Free Books!

I promised to do a giveaway every month. Author friends whose writing I love have free books – some permanently free. I have a novel and some short stories permafree most places, too. So my blog today is a list of some of those books. The links I’m posting will take you to Amazon US. I think most of the books listed will be free at different online booksellers or different Amazon stores. Have fun checking them out!

Hearts in Motion 240x251 72dpiHearts in Motion (Rescued Hearts, Book 1) by Edie Ramer

The Fat Cat (a Cattitude Short Story) by Edie Ramer

Dead People in Love (a Haunted Hearts Short Story) by Edie Ramer

Tuesday’s Child (Psychic Visions, Book 1) by Dale Mayer

Dangerous Designs (Design trilogy, Book 1 )

Sians-Solution-R3-200x300Vampire in Denial (Family Blood Ties, Book 1) by Dale Mayer

Sian’s Solution (Family Blood Ties Short Story) by Dale Mayer

A Bit of a Bite by Cynthia Eden (a short, paranormal story)

Holding Out For a Hero (A Short Story) by Stacey Joy Netzel

Mistletoe Mischief (Romancing Wisconsin, Book 1) by Stacey Joy Netzel

AFairtoRemember_web.darkerA Fair to Remember (Welcome to Redemption) by Stacey Joy Netzel

A Fair of the Heart (Welcome to Redemption) by Donna Marie Rogers

Daughter of the Sky  by Michelle Diener (for Prime members, only – otherwise it’s $3.99, and well worth it!)

Cynthia Eden has a few books that are free for Amazon prime members, too. You can check them out on her Amazon Author Page.

This isn’t free, but for a short time, Christmas at Angel Lake (Rescued Hearts, Book 2), is on sale for only 99 cents.

Do you download free or 99 cent books?

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It’s my birthday! :)

I rarely blog on my birthday – I have a schedule to blog every second Friday and so far, this year is the first year that my birthday falls on my blog day. And mocha cakes of all kinds are my preferred cake. (hint, hint…)

Birthday cake

Normally, I make a huge deal on my kids’ birthdays and try to let mine go by without any fan fare. Not because I want to hide from the proof that every year is passing and I’m one year older. In truth, that part doesn’t matter to me. I’m not afraid of aging – besides I’m too busy to even notice most of the time. :)

And I rarely bought myself anything special to mark the day. My kids always did something for me and that was enough.

This year, I did something I’d been wanting to do for a long time and never could quite afford it. It’s more a business thing but as an author, I am a business person (really there is no choice anymore) and my birthday gift to myself this year was to hire a Virtual Assistant! :) YAY me. It wasn’t my birthday that alerted me that I needed to destress, take more downtime, and share the workload. These are things I’ve been trying to do for a long time. But there’s nothing like a birthday to make you sit down and see how you can justify something you really want.

Well I went and did just that. Now we’ll see how that wonderful-in-theory plan works in reality. lol

Wish me luck!

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Besides that gift to myself, my kids are taking me out for lunch, we’ll be having special lattes on the beach, and barbecuing steaks and prawns for dinner. I hope to spend most of the day relaxing, but will most likely be pounding on a keyboard instead! :)

Except come evening…when I have a couple of bottles of wine waiting for just this occasion. Now is it my birthday I’ll be celebrating – or finally being sensible and getting some help???

What do you do on your birthday?

 

 

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Guest Elle J Rossi with Giveaway!

I’m so happy to have my friend Elle J Rossi as a guest today. A former professional singer, Elle is focusing her creative energy on her haunting stories, as well as her cover art at EJR Digital Art. She’s giving away a digital copy of her newest release, INDIGO DAWN, to a lucky commenter! I’ll announce the winner here on Saturday morning.

elleFa la la & a lot of Yee-haw

A big thanks to Edie and all at Magical Musings for inviting me into their home today. I’ve brought along a jug of moonshine and an eclectic playlist to share with everyone. Technically, that’s not true. Don’t worry. The moonshine is legit and plentiful. The playlist, however, contains mostly country music with a couple of other genres thrown in here and there to keep me well rounded.

In my humble opinion, music makes everything better. When we’re at our highest, we crank the tunes, put our dancing shoes on (or boots in my case), and sing at the top of our lungs. Conversely, when we are at our lowest, music can be an aid to heal our soul. A song has the power to touch us in a place we didn’t even know existed.

The reason I navigate toward the country side of life has a lot to do with my upbringing, but even more to do with emotion and truth. At the heart of any country song, including the new “bro country”—which I’m still on the fence about, mind you—are themes based on real life, whether that be joy or heartbreak, success or struggles.

It’s this emotion that propels me not only through my daily life, but also through my stories. Music helps to mold the characters that take shape on the page. The right song will bring them to life—so much so that I have conversations with my characters. I listen to them. They listen to me. It’s a total win-win situation. Some say I’m mental. Maybe. But aren’t we all just a little crazy? Isn’t that what makes each of us unique and interesting?

Speaking of interesting!!! Nashville, Tennessee is one of my favorite places on the planet. There’s something about the vibe of the whole town that calls to me. The magic of the streets draws me in and holds me tight. If I had to guess, I’d say the music—the people who create the music—are responsible for the friendly atmosphere and the feel-good mentality. If you’ve never been, I highly, highly recommend you go sometime, even if you’re not a country music fan. Though, I reckon you might be by the time you head back home.

So, pass the jug, take a swig, and tell us what music means to you. Share what it does for you. While you’re at it, shout out a song recommendation. My current favorite is Kiss Me When I’m Down by Ryan Kinder. Check it out!

What song or singer have you been listening to lately?

~Elle

INDIGO DAWN summary:
IndigoDawn ecoverVampire Lust and Pixie Dust.

Josie Hawk is a Huntress. A killer devoted to protecting the humans of Nashville from the shadows that lurk in the night. But the shadows are gaining ground.

When an infamous pixie tricks Josie into a drug-induced nightmare, Josie envisions the death of her vampire lover, Keller O’Leary. Was the vision a threat … maybe even a promise? But from whom?

Desperate to track down the source of the toxic psychedelic pixie dust, Josie kicks and punches her way toward the truth. But her efforts backfire, provoking a deadly attack at Wolfie’s—the bar Josie co-owns with her sister-in-arms, Sage.

Tag. You’re it.

Haunted by the threat to Keller, Josie scrambles to outwit her elusive opponent before the deadly game escalates and claims more lives. But in saving Nashville, will Josie lose those she loves?

Or will she be too late to stop the deadly game of tag?

Buy links: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords | Moon Rose Publishing

Find out more about Elle J Rossi at Facebook, Twitter, Elle J Rossi Website, Moon Rose Publishing.

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Television, Books and the Power of Story

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photo credit: noir photographer via photopin cc

Do you enjoy television or movies or the theater? What are your favorites? I have some confessions of my own to make, and I think you’ll be surprised.

Before we get chatting, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Mary, usually Mary Hughes to differentiate me from the zillions of other Marys out there, Mary Jean if you’re my cousin Mary Ann :smile:. I’m a new regular to the Magical Musings team and I’m so very thrilled to be here. Huge thanks to Edie Ramer, Michelle Diener and the awesome Magical Musings team and readers for welcoming me!

Books are a passion of mine. But a picture paints a thousand words—you can’t get more concentrated storytelling than a movie, television, or play.

A couple hours can plunge us into deep drama, as with Death of a Salesman or Streetcar Named Desire. An hour brings justice to an NCIS criminal or cures (or kills) a House MD patient. Sitcoms solve world problems in 30 minutes or less. Commercials tell a complete story in mere seconds! (Have you seen the TJ Maxx/Marshalls commercial? Two groups of sassy women march at each other like football teams about to clash. One set carries red Maxx bags, the other blue Marshalls. We think it’s going to be a Jets/Sharks West Side Story moment but they meet and become friends. The message: you can have both! That’s a story in a nutshell.)

But books…ah, nothing will ever replace them. Because, Scrubs internal asides aside, nowhere else can you truly get the thoughts and smells and raw feeling and emotions found in a book.

So here are my confessions. *My husband and I didn’t own a television for the first five years of our marriage. *One of my favorite entertainments? The Geico commercials. “Do Dogs Chase Cats?”—yes, they do, in a Bullitt-style car chase—continues to top my list. *Though I adore sparkling comedies, I never saw Scrubs before this year.

What visual entertainment is your favorite? Do you have a can’t-miss show or a movie that will forever be with you?

BONUS! I also adore quirky comic strips. Here’s XKCD on television before the Internet.

Want to see what I mean about the up-close-and-personal touch, taste, and emotions you can only find in books? Get inside a shy flutist’s head in hot vampire romance Downbeat.

Striking the right note could shatter more than their hearts. Warning: Contains a master of seduction and symphonies, an awkward and innocent flutist, small-town humor, heart-stopping action, and an exodus to Iowa. Oh, and the cheese balls are ba-a-ack—and deadlier than ever.

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Happy April Fools’ Day!

Let’s be a little foolish on this April 1st, shall we? I love that today we get to pull good-humored pranks on each other and it’s okay. The bummer is I’m not so great at coming up with them. And on top of that, my hubby and kids are impossible to fool! Me? I’m totally gullible. I swear my family gets me on something practically every week.

I came across two pranks, though, that I think I might be able to pull off sometime. They look completely doable and fun. The first one is making a sign to put on the back of my hubby’s car just like this one in the picture. (Well, not exactly like this picture since my hubby’s name isn’t Jason.)

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I think this is a brilliant idea. The only problem I see is getting my hubby in his car without him seeing it since he doesn’t always park on the driveway. Hmm…

The second prank is this yummy grilled cheese sandwich. Only it’s not really as it seems! hee hee

This photo originally appeared in Family Fun magazine.

This photo originally appeared in Family Fun magazine.

What you need to make this:

Pound cake
1 cup buttercream or white frosting
Yellow and red food coloring

(I think you guys know what a big sweet tooth I have, so yeah, I’d definitely like to try this!)

Okay, cut the pound cake into bread-like slices and toast them just until they turn golden brown. Let them cool for a few minutes and then stack two slices for each sandwich and cut in half diagonally.

Tint the frosting by stirring a few drops of yellow and red food coloring (more yellow than red) to get a shade of orange that resembles cheese.

Carefully spread the frosting between the slices of each half sandwich. If you heap the frosting on one slice, then top it with the other and gently press down, the frosting will ooze out the sides and look all the more like melted cheese.

So tell me, do you have any fun/funny things up your sleeve today?

Real quick before I go, I wanted to share the cover for my next Secret Wishes book, WILD ABOUT HER WINGMAN. I’m super in love with it. And I get to celebrate it’s release on April 14th along with Dale and the release of Book Six in her Psychic Vision series, RARE FIND. So excited!

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Have a very happy April Fools’ Day!

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Do Commercials Influence You?

curious cat.3I guess that’s a question most companies would love to have an answer to. Are you more likely to purchase a Toyota Camry because a famous race car driver is featured on its commercial? Or are you likely to run out and buy M&Ms because of the cute cartoonish characters?

Speaking for myself, I find them incredibly irritating. Last night I’d been watching the family channel for a good portion of the evening (Harry Potter marathon) and probably saw the same five or six commercials at each break. I mean, there’s only so many Samsung or Lego ads that I can stomach on any given evening. And don’t even get me started on the car commercials. Seems like ever other ad involves enticing the consumer to buy a new car.

But would this work for books? Now, if you are a regular reader of MagicalMusings, you know that our main concentration is on books, books and more books. We’re reader-holics. Drive past a bookstore and we begin to salivate. Let us get into one of said bookstore and all bets are off. I don’t normally leave any bookstore empty handed (although it has been know to happen … twice, maybe three times).

Sheila Clover-English of COS Productions is trying to do just that. Make commercials for books. Right know I believe she has done this on city buses … the ones which have little tv monitors every couple of seats. Not sure how much success she’s had, but she tells there is some. COS Productions also feeds into a local cable channel at any conference that either RT the Magazine or RWA puts on. Sheila runs a loop of commercials 24/7 while in that city. Again, this is primarily seen by writers but I’m willing to bet that the feed goes out to other household consumers. I’d have to ask Sheila how much success she’s had with the cable channel.

Would these ads influence me? Hell, yeah. As a reader, I’m forever on the outlook for a new author to try out. As a result, I pay attention to the commercials featuring books and writers.

Producing commercials requires a lot of talent and money. I understand getting a sixty second commercial during the Superbowl takes millions. Don’t know about the average commercial played during television shows or movies.

So … what say you? Do you pay attention to commercials and allow them to influence you into parting with a few hard-earned bucks? Or are you like me and view them as toilet breaks?

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Review: The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher

OpheliaProphecy_take 2Book Info:

Title: The Ophelia Prophecy
Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication date: 1 April , 2014
Copy received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Book description:

Our world is no longer our own.
We engineered a race of superior fighters–the Manti, mutant humans with insect-like abilities. Twenty-five years ago they all but destroyed us.

In Sanctuary, some of us survive. Eking out our existence. Clinging to the past.
Some of us intend to do more than survive.

Asha and Pax—strangers and enemies—find themselves stranded together on the border of the last human city, neither with a memory of how they got there.
Asha is an archivist working to preserve humanity’s most valuable resource—information—viewed as the only means of resurrecting their society.
Pax is Manti, his Scarab ship a menacing presence in the skies over Sanctuary, keeping the last dregs of humanity in check.

But neither of them is really what they seem, and what humanity believes about the Manti is a lie.

With their hearts and fates on a collision course, they must unlock each other’s secrets and forge a bond of trust before a rekindled conflict pushes their two races into repeating the mistakes of the past. The Ophelia Prophecy is the thrilling new SF romance from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of Ghost Planet

My thoughts:

I read Sharon Lynn Fisher’s debut science fiction novel, Ghost Planet, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to The Ophelia Prophecy. I wasn’t disappointed. Fisher’s writing is as vivid as ever, and her characters are interesting enough to stay with you long after you’ve finished the book. Asha seemed a little young to me, given she’s twenty-five in the story, although she has been living a cloistered life until she finally breaks free of Sanctuary, where she’s lived all her life. Pax is a wonderful character, constantly torn between duty and desire, fighting his heart and his head, without ever coming across as too indecisive, something Fisher doesn’t always pull off with Asha, although this is a really minor complaint.

Pax and Asha meet under strange circumstances, and Pax takes Asha off to Granada, the Manti capital. Pax’s father is the head of the Manti, the people illegally genetically engineered to be stronger, hardier than humans by mixing human and insect DNA. Their purpose? To be used as fodder for human wars; soldiers who would fight longer, win more, and were replaceable. But the Manti rose up against their human creators, in a mix of rage at their treatment and an understanding that they were the stronger species. This post-war landscape is where the story begins, with Asha living in one of the small pockets of humans left, a walled city called Sanctuary, where everyone is safe, as long as they stay within the safety of the city boundaries.

Those who don’t, disappear. Taken by the Manti.

But what was Asha doing outside the city walls, and why can’t she remember anything? Pax has a gap in his memory, too, and the two dance around each other, trying to work out where they stand, and where their loyalties lie. Because Asha soon finds out nothing she knows about her home and her family is true.

This is a post-apocalyptic book with a difference, and I found it refreshing, believable and beautifully rendered.

Reviewed by: Tara

Four stars

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Review: Love at Stake by Victoria Davies

LASBook Info:

Book Title: Love at Stake
Author: Victoria Davies
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Covet Imprint
Genre: Paranormal
Publication Date: 1/27/14

Book Description:

Abbey is the lone human working for Fated Match, a company that pairs members of the supernatural community with their eternal mates.

To snag a young vampire socialite as their next client, Abbey journeys to the home of Lucian Redgrave, the oldest vampire on the East Coast. But he’s not willing to allow his vampire daughter to use the agency… unless Abbey can first find his perfect match in a month.

As Abbey coaches Lucian through his dates, she can’t deny the chemistry between them. But humans are toys for vampires, and risking her heart isn’t a part of the plan.

My Thoughts:

To put it simple, Love at Stake is super hot! I had long gotten over my vampire crush once the industry was completely saturated by vampire stories but decided to give another one a chance. The premise sounded interesting and I was in the mood for a fun paranormal romance. Davies did not disappoint. In fact, she had me crushing on vamps all over again! I loved the idea of a dating service pairing up different species of paranormals. So fun!

Our main love interest, Lucian Redgrave, is a very old, very high powered vamp. He is skeptical of a dating service being able to match him to his “mate”. As a result, him and Abbey end up spending time together (much to her dismay). She is determined to match him and he is determined to get her into his bed…and this is where it gets really fun!

I love our heroine, Abbey. She is feisty and headstrong. She doesn’t let people walk all over her. And especially not a centuries old vampire, no matter how enticing the offers. She does things on her own terms and I love that in a female lead character. It makes for a great buildup in the story because she doesn’t immediately fall into bed with him. She’s also described as being curvy and not the typical beauty ideal we see in a lot of print and movies. Major kudos to the author for that. Readers are more likely to connect to characters that are more attainable and Abbey is believable and likeable. The fact that she is human and being chased romantically by a vampire adds an interesting twist. It makes her more vulnerable and aware of her flaws.

Right away, Lucian and Abbey’s budding relationship gave me a little bit of a Fifty Shades vibe. (Which I was not unhappy about!) There’s also a vampire/werewolf love triangle thing going on, which just adds another romantic layer. ‘Love at Stake’ is sassy, sweet and also really sexy!

Reviewer: Chelsea

Four stars

****LOVE AT STAKE is on sale for $0.99 until March 29th, details here.*****

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A Cookie for Springtime & a Giveaway!

flowers - white and yellowYAY! At long, long last…spring is (technically) here!

Of course, as I type this, the weather looks hardly welcoming in my region of the country (northern Illinois). It’s rainy and overcast with a chiller of a wind…so I’m not convinced the seasons have officially changed yet.

However, my calendar tells me that it’ll soon be time for Easter (and Passover, too, for my Jewish friends) and, as is usually the case for big holidays, we’ve got some family plans in the works. One of those plans involves cookies. :razz:

My mom and my grandmother are both REALLY good at baking. Me? Well, not so much, but I can handle a few easy culinary projects. My relatives have desserts that are a tradition on certain occasions — like the Italian Christmas cookies my mom makes every year in December with her Sicilian friends — and her favorite date cookies, which she likes to make in April around Easter time. Here is a simple version of the recipe:

DATE COOKIES

date cookiesIngredients:
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

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Step One – Cream butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy then add the beaten eggs. Add in the flour, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda — mixing well.
Step Two – Combine the dates, the water and the pecans, and then add them to the dough, too.
Step Three – Cover with plastic and chill for an hour.
Step Four – Grease a cookie sheet and drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto it.
Step Five – In a preheated 375 degree oven, bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. Let them cool for another 5 – 10 minutes before removing them from the tray. Enjoy!

Holiday Man - final cover smallDo you have a favorite recipe — dessert or otherwise — that you love to make (or have made for you!) during late March/early April? For our friends in the southern hemisphere, I know it’s autumn now, not spring, but I’m just as happy to read about your tasty favorites during this time of year, so please share!!

And, because Holiday Man is a contemporary romance that takes place during a full year of holidays — Easter included — I’ll give away one PDF copy of the novel to one random commenter below. Open internationally! I’ll draw the winner’s name around noon on Monday, March 31st and post it in the comments section.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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Interview with guest Lisa Verge Higgins

Lisa Verge Higgins_credit Molly HigginsPlease welcome new Magical Musings guest, Lisa Verge Higgins today. She’s answering some questions about women’s fiction and her latest release, Random Acts of Kindness.

Michelle: It is lovely to have you with us, Lisa. As a women’s fiction writer, what is it about women’s fiction that inspires you, and what do you think accounts for the popularity of the genre?

Lisa: It’s such a pleasure to be here at Magical Musings—thanks so much for inviting me!

Women’s fiction is such a varied genre with really fuzzy edges, but at the core of every book, I think, is the theme of positive emotional change. The stories revolve around real life—but magnified, intensified. I like being on a journey with women who face conflict, overcome it, and in the process gain wisdom—especially if I experience these travels from the safety of my reading couch. I think the appeal lies in the idea that we can take a piece of that hard-earned wisdom home.

higgins.randomactsofkindness.trMichelle: Your latest release (congratulations!), is entitled Random Acts of Kindness, and the main characters in the story go on a road trip back to their hometown. Is this a trip you’ve taken yourself?

Lisa: Yes! I’ve driven across the country before (the northern route) but not with two girlfriends and an incontinent dog like in Random Acts of Kindness. I traveled with a hot rugby player, so it was a different kind of voyage. One of the lessons I learned from that real-life road trip is that traveling with someone is one of the best ways to determine if you’re compatible. Nicole, Jenna and Claire of Random Acts of Kindness have a lot of adjusting to do, and their three-week odyssey becomes a boot-camp in how to nurture a successful friendship.

Just as an aside, it was that road trip with the rugby player that convinced me to marry the guy. In a week we’ll be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.

Michelle: In Random Acts of Kindness the plot revolves around the ripple effect of a small act of kindness that your main character does which changes her life and the life of her friends. What inspired you to use this theme of small acts having big consequences?

Lisa: Here’s one of the random acts of kindness that inspired this novel: When my parents were a young couple with kids of their own, they decided to take in foster children. Talk about an adventure! Anyone who has had this experience knows it can be wonderful and it can also be extremely challenging. The kids would stay for a year, sometimes two, and then return to their families. Most never contacted us again–and that was understandable, because their time with us coincided with a tumultuous one in their lives, one they didn’t want to dwell upon.

But once, long after I left home, a young man showed up at my parent’s house. It turns out that he was one of the first foster children my parents had ever taken in over a decade earlier. The young man thrust out his hand, thanked my father, and confessed, “You are the only father I’ve ever known.”

Decades after my stoic-New-England-Yankee father told me that story, I still remember the tears in his eyes.

Michelle: Female friendships are another strong element of most women’s fiction, and certainly Random Acts of Kindness. Do you think that’s an essential ingredient to women’s fiction?

Lisa: Absolutely! My other three novels of women’s fiction—The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship, One Good Friend Deserves Another, and Friendship Makes The Heart Grow Fonder—focus on the importance of friendship in keeping us steady, focused, and strong, especially during the most difficult times of our lives. I know I couldn’t manage long without my girlfriends!

Michelle: What’s up next for you? Are you working on anything at the moment we can look forward to in the future?

Lisa: Yes! In March 2015 my next novel, SENSELESS ACTS OF BEAUTY, will be released. In Senseless Acts of Beauty, outsider Tess Hendrick—who had long kicked the dust of her hometown from her heels—is forced to return to Pine Lake when she discovers that the daughter she placed for adoption as an infant is about to track her down.

As you can imagine, Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty are companion books. Both focus on a group of women who graduated from the same high school in the tiny Adirondack town of Pine Lake—women who’ve scattered and experienced very different lives, but ultimately find a measure of peace in their unusual, and sometimes unlikely, friendships.

Michelle: Thank you for visiting Magical Musings!

Lisa: My pleasure! Thanks for having me.

higgins.randomactsofkindness.trMore about RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS:

Sometimes getting lost is the only way to find what you’re looking for.

With the remnants of her past rattling in the trunk of her Chevy, Jenna Elliott abandons her Seattle home determined to start life anew.

Her journey compels her to the door of two friends: Claire, an ex-Buddhist nun and cancer survivor, eager to escape her overbearing family for what may be her last chance to fulfill a dream; and Nicole, a professional Life Coach who can’t even control her own teenage son.

But what starts out as an impulsive road trip soon becomes an inexorable journey to their past, as the women grapple with who they were, who they are, and the strange twists that have now set them on the road to their hometown of Pine Lake. There, Jenna discovers that her random act of kindness has rippled out into the world like a stone dropped into a deep pond, coming back to rock her life—and those of her friends—in ways they never expected.

You can visit Lisa at her website, or connect with her on facebook.

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