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Crazy Rich Asians

By Kevin Kwan, Narrated by Lynn Chen I cannot believe this is Kevin Kwan’s debut novel, it’s fantastic. It is like Mean Girl meets Clueless with a little My Big Fat Greek Wedding but in Chinese. There were times when I wanted to take a few of the characters out for a long walk on a short pier but the main characters, Rachel Chu and … Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians

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I Believe in Romance & Happy Endings

Romance is more than two people coming together for a night, it’s about giving someone what they need to be the best they can be for a lifetime. I believe in romance and happy endings. Sometimes you have to cry a lot of tears before you get there but I do believe. My husband and I recently celebrated 29 years married and this month makes … Continue reading I Believe in Romance & Happy Endings

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Creekside Cafe Chat with M. Lorrox

I’d like to welcome the awesome M. Lorrox to my Creekside Café. M. Lorrox and I are both members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and I’m thrilled to have him at my virtual café. M. Lorrox: Hi Sherri, I’m happy to be joining you, thanks so much for inviting me! Sherri: If I ever win the lottery, I’ll build a café near the … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with M. Lorrox

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How-To Manuals for Romance?

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams, Narrated by Andrew Eiden, Maxwell Caulfield What do smart guys do when their love lives are on the rocks? They turn to romance novels for advice. When second baseman Gavin Scott of the Nashville Legends discovers his wife has been faking it in the bedroom, he is hurt and angry, his pride destroyed. He behaves badly. When … Continue reading How-To Manuals for Romance?

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Kimberley O’Malley

I’m so happy to welcome author Kimberley O’Malley to Creekside Café. Thank you for stopping by my virtual café, my dream is to someday win the lottery and build a real café on the water where I can invite writers and other interesting people to stop by and chat, but until then it’s a good thing I have a great imagination. Can I get you … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Kimberley O’Malley

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Who Wants to Marry a Duke

Who Wants to Marry a Duke by Sabrina Jeffries Narrated by Beverley A. Crick There are very few authors who I pre-order, Sabrina Jeffries is one of them. I love this series and was anxious to read it. It was worth the wait, another fabulous story. Women of strength and substance people Jeffries’ novels, the latest heroine is chemist Miss Olivia Norley. When she offered … Continue reading Who Wants to Marry a Duke

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On The Porch With Kevin Lane

Welcome to my virtual café, author Kevin Lane. This is my daydream to have a coffee shop on the river to visit with my writer friends. The Netherlands is a long way from North Carolina, do you live on the coast?   Kevin: No actually. I live rather close to the German border if I’m being honest! Sherri: We have several Dutch communities in eastern North … Continue reading On The Porch With Kevin Lane

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Writing Sex Scenes

Sensuality, Intimacy and Sex I recently attended RWA’s virtual conference, during which I took a couple of classes on sex and sensuality: “Let’s Talk About Sex” with LaQuette and “Writing Intimacy and Sexual Tension” with Molly O’Keefe. I’ve also been reading or listening to a variety of authors and paying attention to how they write intimacy. Lush Money by Angelina M. Lopez has a sexually … Continue reading Writing Sex Scenes

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Seralynn Lewis

Today I’d like to welcome fellow Heart of Carolina RWA member, Seralynn Lewis to my virtual café. It’s good to have you here. Seralynn: Thank you, it’s an honor to be here. Sherri: Your novel, Cassie’s Secrets is your debut novel? Are you traditionally published or Indie? Tell us about your journey to publishing your novel. Seralynn: Yes, Cassie’s Secrets is my debut novel. I … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Seralynn Lewis

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Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

Wired for Story by Lisa Cron (audiobook) Narrated by Wendy Tremont King Understanding the science of what a story does to a brain. Writing well and telling a good story aren’t always the same thing. You can have all of the mechanics correct but if you don’t reach the reader and excite their emotions and desires, the story can fall flat. This book shows how … Continue reading Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

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Elite Seductress Spy

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews, Narrated by Jeremy Bobb Dominika Egorova must fight for her independence and salvation against the iron fist of the Russian bureaucracy when her dreams of being a ballerina are thwarted and she finds herself at the mercy of her uncle’s machinations. Forced to become a Sparrow, one of the elite seductress spies, Dominika is sent to discover a mole. Pitted … Continue reading Elite Seductress Spy

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Cafe Chat with Neostriker, J.D. Nyle

Welcome JD Nyle to my virtual café. If I ever win the lottery I’ll build a real café on the river and invite my writer friends to drop in and talk about books, writing and the business of being a writer, but until then, I’m here on my blog, dreaming. It’s good to have you here JD or should I call you Neostriker? JD: Thank … Continue reading Cafe Chat with Neostriker, J.D. Nyle

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Witches of Bourbon Street

Jade Calhoun series, Book 2 by Deanna Chase, Narrated by Gabra Zackman Jade Calhoun has shunned magic for years. When her mentor, Bea, becomes gravely ill she convinces Jade that she is the only one who can help. She must embrace her witchy side and learn to use the magic. Jade’s prejudices block her powers. She is angry at magic for stealing her mother and … Continue reading Witches of Bourbon Street

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Debut Fantasy Author, Cady Hammer

Welcome debut author, Cady Hammer to my Creekside Café. Cady it is good to have you here. Cady: It is great to be here. Thank you so much for having me. Sherri: I have to admit that I am so jealous. You are a college student publishing your first book. That is fantastic. I wish I’d been as confident. Tell us about your book. What … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Debut Fantasy Author, Cady Hammer

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On the Porch with Hallie Alexander

Today I’d like to welcome Hallie Alexander to my Creekside Café. Hallie: Thank you for having me. The view is gorgeous and there are no mosquitos. Amazing! Sherri: The joys of a virtual café, though here on the Pamlico Sound, our mascot is the mosquito. I was surprised to learn you were also a North Carolina writer. Was it serendipity or something else that brought … Continue reading On the Porch with Hallie Alexander

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My World and My Story World

A Multicultural View With each book I feel I’m learning more about what I want to do with my writing but especially what I want to say. The town of Leeward is peopled with a variety of personalities, races, religions and ethnicities, much like the community where I live. I want it to represent my home but more importantly, I want to represent the place … Continue reading My World and My Story World

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Rebecca Ridge

Welcome to my virtual café romance and erotica author, Rebecca Ridge. It is so good to have you here. Becky: Hi, Sherri. It’s great to be here. Thank you for inviting me. Sherri: I’ve dreamed of visiting England. Have you ever traveled to the United States? Becky: No, unfortunately not yet. It is the first place on my travel plans. I have a lot of great … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Rebecca Ridge

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The Wreck

I have been so busy I haven’t had time to do a rewrite on my idea of a horror story. I finally took the time to try again. I hope you like the rewrite. Don’t forget The Pamlico Writers Group and The Haunted Pamlico are having a writing competition. I can’t compete but I can have fun writing. Let’s see what you’ve got. “Lady, ma’am, … Continue reading The Wreck

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The Trackers Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

This was an awesome series, probably not the best books to listen to in the middle of a pandemic but I truly enjoyed them. I’m not sure if part of the enjoyment wasn’t sharing the experience with one of my sons but I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook series. It made me want to be a prepper and get away from the east coast but other … Continue reading The Trackers Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

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The Ideas for the Harrell Family Campgrounds

After raising six boys I can tell you my greatest surprise is that they all managed to get grown without any major permanent damage. Well, at least physically. They’re all a bit crazy but that’s what you get from jumping off the roof of houses, leaping onto moving cars, and getting into fights with trees, walls, your brothers, etc. It’s their father’s fault. Our best … Continue reading The Ideas for the Harrell Family Campgrounds

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A Creekside Café Chat with Michael Gatti of Schlogastic Books

Welcome to my virtual café Michael Gatti. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to drop by my virtual cafe. I’m so glad to have you here even if it’s not in person. Michael: Hey Sherri great to be here thank you for having me! Sherri: You are much more than a writer. I thought I was busy, but you have me … Continue reading A Creekside Café Chat with Michael Gatti of Schlogastic Books

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Kevin E. Eastman

It is an honor to welcome former Air Force drill instructor, Kevin E. Eastman to my virtual café. It is so good to have you here. Kevin: Thank you so much for having me. It’s a pleasure to speak with you. Sherri: My father served in the Air Force, thank you for your service to our country. You are still serving with your books. Your … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Kevin E. Eastman

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Alexa Sommers

This is my dream job if I ever win the lottery, I will build a little café on the water where I can talk to authors about books and writing. Today I’d like to welcome Alexa Sommers to my virtual cafe. Alexa: Thanks for having me, Sherri. To keep in the spirit of the virtual setting, I’m answering these question from my lakeside deck and … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Alexa Sommers

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Have You Read…The Boyfriend Project? What are you waiting for?

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon Narrated by Je Nie Fleming (audiobook) When her breakup with her boyfriend goes viral, Samiah Brooks decides to give up on men and focus on her own project. Along with her new gal pals London and Taylor, Samiah is ready to face her new-found freedom as a modern woman who doesn’t need a man to define her. That is … Continue reading Have You Read…The Boyfriend Project? What are you waiting for?

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Erotica Author, J A Martin

Welcome to Creekside Café author, J A Martin. It’s so good to have you here. JA: Thank you, Sherri, it’s wonderful to be here. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you. Sherri: Your published work is mostly erotica, but you write other stuff as well. Tell us about your work. JA: I focus mainly in different areas of erotica, billing myself mostly as … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Erotica Author, J A Martin

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Natalie Bartley

Welcome Natalie, it is so good to have you at my virtual café. Natalie: Thank you Sherri, it’s a pleasure to be here. Sherri: Natalie and I met through our Twitter group Shameless Self-Promo. I am so glad I got involved with this group. I have met some wonderful people. Natalie: It has been a very supportive community, and I’m glad I found it. Sherri: … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Natalie Bartley

Sweet and Awkward Romantic Comedy

Needing romantic comedy more and more in my life right now with everything going on in the world, I turned to Avery Flynn’s Awk-weird. This delightful story of misfits who find their place and create a family is more than a romance, it’s about friendship and teammates, and yes, it’s about finding that one person who completes you. When Tess Gardner ends up a wallflower … Continue reading Sweet and Awkward Romantic Comedy