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THE PASSOVER SURPRISE by Janet Ruth Heller. a fiction novel for younger readers.

As a Christian who's had a lifelong fascination with the Jewish roots of my faith, I'm happy to celebrate the 2016 Passover by reviewing THE PASSOVER SURPRISE by Janet Ruth Heller. This book, written for children, is set  during the Passover time,  during the era when the Civil Rights movement in the USA was making an imprint on the consciousness of the modern world. While it's set in a particular culture, during a particular time and place, its message is, in fact, universal.












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Lisa and her younger brother are in competition to see who will win the brand new stamp album. Lisa's father's decision to give the album to her younger brother hurts her a lot. But she decides to win her father over to her point of view by learning to understand him better and speaking to him when the time is right. Meanwhile, the family prepares for the Passover Festival with great excitement and joy. This story celebrates positive traditions like family and…

An Autograph for Anjali - Spotlight on the new release from Indian Author SUNDARI VENKATARAMAN

AN AUTOGRAPH FOR ANJALI by Sundari Venkatraman Published by Flaming Sun

Blurb
Jayant Mathur is found murdered in his bed, shot at point-blank range with his own revolver. Though she’s extremely disturbed by his death, Jayant’s wife Anjali is way more upset about something else. Who stands to gain by killing the multi-millionaire businessman?
Parth Bhardwaj is a friend and neighbour of the Mathurs. Parth is an author who goes by a pseudonym. He appears more than a friend to Anjali; while he’s also on good terms with her son Arjun who lives and studies in the UK. What role does he play in Anjali’s life? Jayant’s relatives are curious to know.
Jayant’s brother-in-law Rana is convinced that Parth and Anjali are the murderers. But Inspector Phadke has his own doubts about this theory. In comes Samrat, the private detective who appears as quiet as a mouse. Will he be able to find the murderer?
Will Anjali find happiness and peace?

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Today, MBB welcomes back author Ella Carey, who's talking about her new release, THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE. Ella Carey is the author of that beautifully crafted novel THE PARIS TIME CAPSULE, which I enjoyed some time back.

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Ella,  please share a short bio with us.
I am an Australian writer. My debut novel was Paris Time Capsule and my second novel, The House by the Lake was released on March 29th, 2016 with Lake Union Publishing. I have degrees in Arts and in Music and I write full time. Other than that, my teenagers keep me incredibly busy! I love to read, walk and travel when I can- and I love spending time with my friends. One day, I will take up art classes, resume my French, and start playing the piano again, but for now, I am simply flat out!
What inspires your writing?
That is such a good question- I could say that everything inspires story ideas, but really, I’d have to say that for me it's travel, stories that people tell …

Review: Mastered by Maya Banks

Title: Mastered
Author: Maya Banks
Publisher: Headline Eternal



This book is not a book I would have ever chosen to read. I was offered the opportunity to review and I accepted. I took it as a challenge. I realised it might be a little hard core, as I usually review romance. I can certainly say it's a well written book and that the plot is intriguing. The characters are memorable. But it features actual perversion and I'm afraid I'm pretty much a vanilla type in this realm of things. This basically confirms it.
This book is for the reader who enjoys BDSM, actually or virtually. I found the dominant/submissive relationship dynamic  to be completely disturbing and I skimmed and scanned the more risqué scenes. It also ventures into the area of ménage, which I found ... well, I’d rather not say, I’m afraid. Look, when it comes to consenting adults in private, I’m with you on that one. Be free to be who you truly are and all that. Only I’d rather not be there, if you don’t mind, u…