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May You All Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

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I hope that all my blog readers in the United States have a very happy Thanksgiving! May your Thanksgiving be filled with great food, wonderful friendship and all the family ties that you may wish for. :) So, Mom and I had turkey au jus, pan fried potatoes and potatoes au gratin; and stew meat. I had canned pears for dessert while Mom had brussel sprouts. We also had an apple pie for dessert. After that, we may watch a movie or read books for the entire day! :)

May all of you have a wonderfully safe and blessed Thanksgiving. Be sure to find some quiet time for yourselves and count your blessings today when and if you can. I know that I'm incredibly thankful for my continued health and happiness, my daughter's continued health and happiness, that we are both comfortable and love each other as much as we do, and that our family is as well as they are. We are also incredibly thankful for our three kitties - Ruby, Leila and Lollipop.

I also hope that everyone who is away from the…

Enid Blyton - The Adventures of Binkle and Flip

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37. The Adventures of Binkle and Flip by Enid Blyton (1967)
The Bad Bunnies Series Book 1 Length: 185 pages  Genre: Fantasy Started: 7 October 2015 Finished: 18 November 2015 Where did it come from? This was a birthday present given to me by a friend when I was six years old. How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 1984
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
Binkle and Flip are a pair of very naughty bunny rabbits who live in Oak Tree Town. Binkle is usually the instigator of many of the practical jokes that are played on the residents of Oak Tree Town; and he somehow always manages to get Flip involved in all of his schemes. From masquerading as chimney sweeps, to fooling their neighbor Herbert the Hedgehog into becoming a carnival attraction, Binkle and Flip are determined to make as much mischief as possible. 
At least until Wily Weasel the policeman catches them and makes them apologize. Each time that the bunnies ar…

J. J. DiBenedetto - Dream Student

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36. Dream Student by J. J. DiBenedetto (2013)
The Dream Series Book 1 Length: 285 pages  Genre: Paranormal Mystery Started: 2 November 2015 Finished: 11 November 2015 Where did it come from? From Amazon How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 23 August 2014 Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and J. J. DiBenedetto is a new author for me.
Sara Barnes is just a normal college junior; suffering from all the typical stressors that studying pre-med classes will cause. Honestly, she believes that the most that she has to worry about are final exams, 'Secret Santa' Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman who lives in the next dorm who's apparently got a serious crush on her. She never would have thought she'd have to contend with a recently acquired psychic ability as well.

The ability to see other people's dreams is incredibly embarrassing, disturbing and peculiar to Sara's way of thinking. Watching someone else's private, person…

Michael Phillip Cash, author of the thrilling science fiction saga, The Battle For Darracia gives some well-needed advice to other aspiring writers

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Meet Michael Phillip Cash
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He's written ten books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist and The Battle for Darracia Series.

Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming kids in the background.

Connect and Socialize with Michael!

Amazon Author Page * Facebook * Twitter * Website
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The Battle for Darracia Books I, II, and III, are now combined into this one epic novel!

On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V'sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior's heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen's lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the yo…

V'Sair - Crown Prince of the Planet Darracia - Discusses the State of His Home Planet With Science Fiction Author, Michael Phillip Cash

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I would very much like to welcome both Michael Phillip Cash, author of the thrilling science fiction saga, The Battle of Darracia and Crown Prince V'sair - the scion of the Darracian Royal Family - to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Thank you so much for stopping by Emeraldfire's Bookmark, Mr. Cash and Your Royal Highness, V'sair and I wish you all the best now and in the future!


Meet Michael Phillip Cash
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He's written ten books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist and The Battle for Darracia Series.

Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming kids in the background.


Synopsis of The Battle For Darracia Saga: 
The Battle for Darracia Books I, II, and III, are now combined into one epic novel!

On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is c…

Introducing The Battle For Darracia Saga by Michael Phillip Cash!

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So, I was delighted to learn that Michael Phillip Cash's bestselling science fiction trilogy - The BattleFor Darracia Saga - was recently published in a single volume. Yes, Volume I: Schism, Volume II:Collision and Volume III: Risen have all been collected together and the book is now available as one epic novel on Amazon. I had the pleasure of reading Volume I: Schism by Michael Phillip Cash back in June of 2014, and here is my review.

I look forward to further refreshing my memory with this trilogy by reading the other two books very soon. I would advise you to grab your own copy as soon as possible! :) Mr. Cash is also hosting an awesome giveaway which will last until mid-November. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

Meet Michael Phillip Cash

Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He's written ten books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After Ho…

Reading Wrap-up For October at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

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Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.

Anyway, I started out October with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from authors and Amazon.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- An Epiphany Gift For Robin: A Short Medieval Christmas Storyby Joyce DiPastena
- Madison's Song by Christine Amsden
- I, Mary by Mike Hartner

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- The Bad Lady: A Novel by John Meany
- The Weight of a Wing by Ioana Visan
- Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash
- Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi
- Rock Bottom by Mi'kea
- A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance by Belinda McKeon

Taken o…