Seeker of Horizons: On the Magic of Beginning

Hello Darlings, I am really excited to bring you this guest article from my good friend and a talented author of a newly published novel,  Seeker of Horizons. Massoud Abbasi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1982. His family fled war and revolution to Turkey in 1987 where they resided for two years as refugees until finally arriving in Canada in 1989. Seeker of Horizons is a story of a father. A lover. A career. All lost at once. What if this happened to you? What if your life was never going to get any better? Young Moshe finds himself in this…
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Who Teaches Romance

 Hello Darlings,  Everyone loves love. Even the harshest characters surely have a soft spot somewhere – but with our workaday world ever sucking the life out of our romantic side – it can be far too easy to forget to make time for romance, if we even have thought enough to realize what really is romance?
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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Hello Darlings,  Known for her incredibly successful young adult series — Harry Potter — J.K. Rowling is due to release on September 27 her first  novel  for adults.  The Casual Vacancy is described as blackly comic, thought-provoking, and constantly surprising. It is a big novel about a small town: “When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their…
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Paris vs New York: Vahram Muratyan

Hello Darlings, Often when I feel like spending time alone, I visit an art gallery or a book store. After finishing the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy – loved it – I was on a mission to find my next read. My first attempt to find a book was a failure – any suggestions? – but a selection of adorable postcards did catch my eye.
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BDSM and Fifty Shades of Grey in Between

Hello Darlings,  I did it! I finished Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James over the weekend! I avoided falling into the Twilight-like trap for as long as I could but the controversy surrounding this trilogy was finally just too much to resist. I did not expect a Lolita type novel where the writing would be a masterpiece and the plot a mind-twister. I was expecting Twilight renaissance with a mild dose of BDSM (aka – bondage & discipline / dominance & submission / sadism & masochism) minus the vampires!
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