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Thursday, November 7, 2019

It's a Gnomes Life


I was standing at the back door peering through the glass at Curie. She's recently discovered the benefits of green grass over desert rock and getting her to come in after frolicking amongst the crunchy leavess and alluring plethora of scents, has proven to be difficult. Normally, I'd let her roam and investigate the terrain to her hearts content. The yard is sufficiently fenced, no chance of digging her way out, Ronnie made sure of that on our last visit. But the other night I was disappointed to hear they have a coyote issue just like we do in Vegas. My heart sank. I thought we were in the clear and I could breath a sigh of relief but it's just not to be.

You're probably wondering what this has to do with the life of a garden gnome, well, let me tell you. As I said, I was standing at the door waiting for my girl to come in when it hit me. Standing tall in their little corner of the world the quirky little creatures have the best view every day. Never bothered by the temperment of mother nature, they remain planted in their patch of dirt witness to  beautiful sunrises, glorious lightning displays, breathtaking sunsets, white puffs dangling from blue skies, the ominious hum of fog across a grey canvas, the brillant cascades of Autumn, and the quiet calm of an untouched white blanket on a crisp day. Never stressed over bills, the power outage of cable, or the funky click the engine on your 2005 Toyota makes everytime you throw it into reverse. Nope, their life is simply to be. So before you go to sleep tonight, if you have one of these little guys in your backyard or on the front lawn, give him a wave and let him know you know, he's there.

Monday, September 30, 2019




KateMarie Collins stunning new tale!






Inversion of Magic is a brilliantly written fantasy that kept me interested until the end. The relationship twist between Arine and Logan knocked me back and when I realized the application of this to the society they live in, I was intrigued by Ms. Collins execution of a realm that is out of the ordinary to that we've sadly grown accustomed to. Seeing it perpetrated from the other side of the fence left me feeling equally frustrated as with reality. I love how she used her words of description to show us the damp side of this issue no matter the gender. Equally as satisfying was the qualities of sacrifice, belief, and love, for others above ourselves. I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting a face paced, fascinating story of fantasy, community, and love.

Catch it on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47974198-inversion-of-magic?from_search=true#other_reviews

Buy it on Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Inversion-Magic-KateMarie-Collins-ebook/dp/B07WSGCQPF

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Thank you, from the Coffee House Tours!













I know everyone sees the logo and the posters for our signings, but I thought it would nice to give you a little more information and to introduce you to some new authors that have recently joined the tours.

First of all, I'd like to address the question of the plural, tours. When the brand was first created the reason I used tours instead of tour was simply—ambition. I'd hoped to branch out one day and opted to think positive.

Several years ago, my then cohort in crime and fellow author, Linda Stiles Fox, and I, started signing together at various coffee shops. We thought it would be a great addition to our book store signings and a way to reach the community. Before you know it, we started seeing the opportunity to add authors and we began asking who'd like to join us. From two to now thirty-five and the addition of New York and Oregon Chapters, our vision for the future has started to come true.

Sadly, my dear friend Linda, wouldn't live to see the explosion we'd had once talked about and hoped for. But I like to think she's standing by my side through all of it and nudging me in the right direction like only she could do.

Our mantra is simple...authors helping authors and the community. You see, the Coffee House Tours is more than just book sales and signings. It's about paying back to others who help you, support you, and strive to see you be the best you can be. As authors, we shine only because of the spotlight that you hold. And we are so very grateful for having all of you on our side. Whether it's Nevada, New York, or Oregon, we are your local authors. A part of your community...our community, and with your support, we continue to grow. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to let you know a little more about us and to simply say—thank you.

Please join the authors from CHT in welcoming our newest members.

Nevada:

M.A.R. Unger - Mystery/Thriller             

Alba Arango - Middle Grade/Mystery

J.S. Peck - Multi-Genre

Oregon:

SC Alban - Paranormal







Thursday, August 1, 2019

August Happenings


I wanted to talk a little bit about some of the upcoming author events around town. Local authors are part of the Las Vegas culture that gets lost in a sea of entertainment not directly connected to the casinos. But we're here and there's nothing we love more than meeting with the community. A single adult or child can make our day so special, so please, if you have time come check out what we're doing in our latest adventure.