Book Review and Giveaway: “Hand of Fire” by Judith Starkston

I get pitched a lot of books. I usually accept about one a month. I like most of them and write a paragraph or two on GoodReads.com, LibraryThing.com or Amazon.com. A very few get the full blog treatment. Hand of … Continue reading

Guest Post and Giveaway: Enid Shomer on “The Twelve Rooms of the Nile”

I just finished The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, a novel about the imagined meeting of Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert when they both traveled the fabled river–before they became famous. It’s a lovely literary effort with wonderful insights into … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: “Alexandria” by Lindsey Davis

Giveaway information at the bottom. As anyone knows, who’s stopped by this blog, I’m a sucker for anything set in Alexandria, especially during the Roman period. I’ve studied the city for many years and it’s the setting for my first … Continue reading

Closed — One Year Anniversary: “Selene of Alexandria” Giveaway!

It’s been a year since Selene of Alexandria came out. What a roller coaster ride!  Before Christmas 2009, the first review came in from Bookpleasures.com saying “buy this now!” A handful of sales later, Story Circle Book Reviews (fiction for, … Continue reading