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It's a Book Scavengerhunt!!

Juniper Grove Book Solutions   Title:  The Heart of the Hunter Author:  Natalie-Nicole Bates Published:   December 2013 Publisher:   Gypsy Angel Books Word Count:  54,000 Genre:   Romantic Suspense Content Warning:   Contains heavy adult situations and themes. Recommended Age:    18+ Synopsis:   After a devastating accident, Barret Atkins has accepted a quiet, solitary existence. His life is turned upside down, when he finds the badly injured Kansas Smith, left for dead in a case of mistaken identity. As Kansas begins to recover, Barret must face some deep scars of his own. When the couple begin to fall for each other, their lives spin into a revival of past hurts, jealousies, and betrayals, causing Barret to put a halt to their budding relationship. Barret’s hesitation causes his best friend-turned vicious rival, Duncan Craig, to pursue a friendship with Kansas. Where will this leave Barret? Can they all hold on long enough to escape Kansas’s attacker, an

How to Use Setting as a Character

 Setting can add loads of flavor to a story, so much so that it can often become a character in the story. You can use setting to convey feelings to the reader without writing those feelings. How does your MC feel about the events that take place within a scene?  I want you to utilize these feelings in your writing and setting details. Is he empty? Cold? Furious? Maybe she is happy, determined, or heartbroken. How can you pull some setting details into the story to convey these feelings? Make the surroundings describe the emotions. This can be as simple as one word, one phrase, or one sentence. Or if pacing allows, you can use the setting to the full advantage and put the reader right in the middle of emotions by only the settings. As an example, if your MC is sad, the setting around him/her can be an expression of the sadness. Maybe it can be raining, or flowers can be wilted, or the room may be dark or undecorated. On the flip side, if your MC is angry, the setting shou

Book Tour: The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman

Title: The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman   Author:   Carole Brown Published:   October 21st, 2013 Publisher:   Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas Word Count:   90,000 Genre:   Women’s Fiction – Christian Suspense, Romance Content Warning:   Contains adult subject matter such as abuse within cults Recommended Age:   16+ Synopsis: How far would YOU go to avenge the murder of a daughter? Caralynne Hayman is angry and bitter over the abuse and death of her eleven-year-old daughter from the hands of her religious group, The Children of Righteous Cain. When her husband suffers a sudden heart attack, she does nothing to help him. In her eyes someone needs to pay, and if that means all of the men in the group, then so be it. Dayne MacFarland is sent away to college by the senior elder of the group to learn ministry. When he returns after finding salvation, determined to bring the truth to the people he’s known all his life, he rediscovers Cara and realizes the