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With all of the Marvel movies coming out each year, the word “hero” has been on everyone’s lips. Hero, super hero, anti-hero… but what is a hero really? Is it the caped crusader saving innocent lives? Is it the guy out for revenge that ends up saving lives indirectly? Is it the grizzled traveler who […]

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Soul Mates

Thanks for stopping by this stop  on the Spring Fling Blog Hop! For more stops, click on the picture on the right sidebar and you can visit all participants for a chance to win some really great prizes!! When it comes to books, I prefer action compared to romance. Not that a little romance is […]

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Movie Openings

Sitting here enjoying a glass of wine and watching Cliffhanger, one of my favorite movies ever. I saw this in the theater when it first came out. And I don’t remember an opening scene that was more terrifying and made my palms sweat and my heart race. The interplay between the friends prior to the […]

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Things I Suck at But Do Anyway

I was thinking today about how most people tend to put their best foot forward when it comes to social media, acquaintances, co-workers. I guess I can see that. Maybe we think our media feeds wouldn’t be as interesting if we were brutally honest about the bad as well as the good. And let’s face […]

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Do People Not Get Storytelling Anymore?

I was cruising through Facebook this morning as is my usual when enjoying my morning coffee. Most days I wonder why I bother as most posts get my blood pressure soaring with the utter and complete idiocy. I have to believe that most people that post or share are doing it to get a rise […]

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Surgery to Remove My Radial Scar

Back in October I was diagnosed with a radial scar after a mammogram revealed a suspicious shadowy area. A biopsy showed that I had a radial scar and even though it’s considered benign, about 10% of cases do go on to become cancerous so I went with the recommendation to have it removed. Plus, the […]

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Why I Will Always *HEART* Taylor Swift

Yesterday afternoon was perhaps one of the most amazing afternoons I can remember in a long time, You see, I live in the same town as Delaney Clements, the spirited, fabulous dancing queen who has been fighting a battle against cancer for the last five years. She and her family got the gut-wrenching news that […]

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Soul Reapers: On Sale NOW!

Just in time for the holidays! Soul Reapers, the second in the Eli and Ava series, is on sale for 99 cents. This won’t last forever so grab your copy while the gettin’s good! Hey, at this price, you can afford to splurge on something for yourself this holiday season. Detectives Elliot “Eli” Robbins and […]

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Authors Need Readers More Than Ever!

Amazon has been removing reviews from books if they think the reviewer knows the author personally, even if the connection is tenuous at best. If you follow someone on Twitter or Like someone’s Facebook page? Oops, you know the author and Amazon will take your reviews down. As an Indie author, getting reviews is hard […]

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The New Thing in Relationships

I saw a post on Facebook recently about a fairly new trend with relationships. (Maybe it’s not so new but it’s new to me  LOL) It’s called Living Apart Together. Folks in this type of situation can do one of several things: share the same house but sleep in separate beds, share the same house […]

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Soul Reapers: Now Available!

Soul Reapers, the second Eli and Ava novel, is available through your favorite booksellers!!! If you like paranormal and crime, you’ll love this one!

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CyberMonday Deal!

Last day to get 30% off paperbacks, either for yourself or as a gift for that reader on your list!

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Dangerous Reflection FREE For a Limited Time!

If you haven’t read Dangerous Reflections yet, now’s your chance!! Grab a free copy for your Kindle today!!

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Soul Reapers Now Available For Pre-Order!

*tosses confetti*  Hooray!! The second Eli and Ava novel, Soul Reapers, is now available for pre-order from Amazon! If you like crime thrillers with a touch of the paranormal, then this book is for you! Early Praise for Soul Reapers: “This is author Shay West’s best work, in my opinion. She uses enough lighthearted humor […]

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Hooray, I Don’t Have Breast Cancer!

I had my biopsy on Wednesday of last week. I guess I was way more nervous than I thought because I ended up with a nasty respiratory tract infection that required some serious medications (Z-Pac, codeine cough medicine, and an inhaler). Anyone who knows me will tell you that I rarely ever get sick and […]

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