Thursday, December 16, 2021

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - Worlds of Fire: Blood Red Moon by Deborah A. Bailey

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for Worlds of Fire: Blood Red Moon by Deborah A. Bailey. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as an awesome guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Blood Red Moon
Series: Worlds of Fire #1
Author: Deborah A. Bailey
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
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Out of the ashes, a new beginning...

When his family and most of their kind were destroyed by the Guild, Derek inherited the position of Vampire Lord. Alchemists held the keys to creating portals to other worlds, knowledge they passed down to phoenixes. Their utopian society was crushed when the Guild invaded, intending to unlock the powerful secrets phoenixes possess. Lovers Derek and Avani met the night their city was sacked and after the city succumbed, they were lost to each other.

Love will be resurrected in blood and fire…

Having lost her memory, Avani became a protégé of the Guild Master, conditioned by magic to believe shifters and vampires were evil. Eventually, she was made Seeker, tasked with finding the Vampire Lord in order to gain access to phoenixes.

When Derek finds Avani, he neutralizes the magic that's kept her from remembering who she is. However, the Templars have almost certainly made a pact with the enemy of all supernatural creatures, in order to gain access to the portals. Only a phoenix can save the world from utter ruin now, but that was precisely the asking price…
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EXCERPT:
His hand outstretched. He mouthed one word. "Come."

I did.

Upstairs in his bedroom, we held each other for a long time. Listening to the party going on downstairs and to the festivities in the street. Holding each other as we enjoyed the comfort of each other. Now I wondered how I'd gone so long without it. But it's hard to miss what you don't remember, that is until it's found.

"I want you here with me. With us. But it has to be your choice," he whispered.

"You put me in that apartment to give me time to get comfortable. Is that the only reason?"

Silence, then finally he answered. "Yes. And because I was afraid."

"Of me?"

"Of what I felt. You weren't…you aren't ready for us to be all that we were to each other. But I still want you. Badly."

That much was obvious and always had been. "I need more time, Derek. There's still something between us. I feel it here." I touched my heart. "I'm sorry."

He sighed. "I know. You'll have to shed all the magic from him first."

I didn't have to ask who him was. We both knew without saying his name. Even without being here he was still between us, which I'm sure had been his intent.

"I just want you to know. You are welcome here."

Vampires had to be invited in. So did hosts. I was invited. I was welcomed. And yet, something nagged at me. The flashback. The Guild Master's words and his transformation. I wanted to tell Derek about it. And I planned to. Afterwards.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Deborah A Bailey's Paranormal & Science Fiction Romance novels include suspense, a bit of mystery and a lot of romantic heat.

Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers' Conference and have been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun and are included in, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. She's the author of non-fiction books, and articles for various online publications.

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GUEST POST:
- Would you rather be a vampire or a shifter and why?

If I wanted to be one or the other I think I'd rather be a shifter than a vampire. Nothing against vampires, by the way! They can be very mysterious and incredibly sexy. But I'm not sure if I'd be ready to deal with the blood drinking. In fact, while I was writing Blood Red Moon I had to consider what that might be like. And I had to describe what it would be like if you were the one the vampire was biting. That was a bit of a challenge at first, but as I wrote the story I was able to describe the positives.

As far as being a shifter (and they're also included in the story) they have the option to change into another type of person or animal. This gives them the opportunity to experience these different things when they want to. For instance, one of the supporting characters is a dragon shifter. Another supporting character is a werewolf. They're both part of the shifter culture as the animals they become and as humans who live in the human world.

And of course, the phoenix shifters who are a major part of the story are humans who can shift when they have their phoenix transformation. When they transform they can open the portals between worlds. They don't shift all the time but when they do it's an important event.

So, I think that being a shifter would be a bit more interesting – depending on what you could change into, of course!
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GIVEAWAY:
Deborah A. Bailey will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility with this giveaway.)

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157 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. thanks this sounds like a great book

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  3. Looks like a very fun romance. Good work.

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  4. Thanks everyone! If you get a chance to read it I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. sounds like a great book thank you for a chance to win

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  6. David HollingsworthDecember 16, 2021 at 5:47 PM

    The cover is good and the story sounds riveting.

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  7. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  9. I enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt and Blood Red Moon sounds like a great book and the start of a fantastic new series for me! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular holiday season!

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  10. Thanks again everyone! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

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  11. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading.

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  12. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  13. David HollingsworthDecember 17, 2021 at 5:17 PM

    This story sounds interesting.

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  14. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  15. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  16. Romantic Fantasy - perfect for a great read!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  17. David HollingsworthDecember 18, 2021 at 8:17 PM

    Hope your night is going fine.

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  18. About how many books do you write in a year?

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  19. David HollingsworthDecember 19, 2021 at 4:28 PM

    Hope your Sunday is going good.

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  20. The book sounds very interesting. Beautiful cover.

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  21. How long did it take to edit your book?

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  22. David HollingsworthDecember 20, 2021 at 9:15 PM

    I need to put this on my reading list.

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  23. David HollingsworthDecember 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM

    By the sound of this book, you seem like a very gifted writer.

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  24. The book sounds like a lot of fun to read & I love the cover.

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  25. David HollingsworthDecember 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    I hope your day was less stressful than mine.

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  26. The cover of Blood Red Moon is very colorful and striking in design and hue.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. This is an interesting book - sure to keep me reading.

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  28. Hope you are doing well and keeping warm.

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  29. David HollingsworthDecember 24, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Have a safe and happy Christmas Eve!

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  30. Does your family open one present on Christmas Eve?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. I usually comment on the author or book.
    Today I am going to say Merry Christmas!

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  32. David HollingsworthDecember 25, 2021 at 6:42 PM

    I hope your Christmas has been going great.

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  33. I hope you had a great holiday

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  34. David HollingsworthDecember 26, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    I hope your Christmas was great.

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  35. Do you take time off from writing over the holidays?

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  36. Do you have a favorite soup that you like to make and/or eat when the weather is chilly and frightful?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  37. David HollingsworthDecember 27, 2021 at 6:03 PM

    Hope your weekend was good.

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  38. Do you think after Christmas clearance shopping either in person or online is fun and enjoyable?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  39. It sounds like a really interesting book love to read it.

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  40. David HollingsworthDecember 28, 2021 at 6:56 PM

    Have you written any other books lately?

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  41. I really like the cover and think the book sounds great to read.

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  42. Do you like having holiday leftovers? I do! I use leftover ham later that week and put more in the freezer for later meals.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. David HollingsworthDecember 29, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    What's your guilty pleasure?

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  44. Do you have any unusual or special traditions for celebrating New Year's Eve?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  45. Do you read yourself & if so have a favorite author?

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  46. David HollingsworthDecember 30, 2021 at 8:52 PM

    Do you have any ideas for your next book?

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  47. I hope that you, your friends and your family and all the readers here have a happy, healthy and safe 2022!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  48. Are you glad when a book is finished?

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  49. David HollingsworthDecember 31, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Happy New Year!

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  50. On New Year's Day, do you eat foods that are considered "lucky"?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  51. Do you have any plans for new books for 2022?

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  52. David HollingsworthJanuary 1, 2022 at 10:32 PM

    Hope your New Year's was good.

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  53. Do you sometimes make New Year's Resolutions at the start of the new year?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  54. Do you ever hit road blocks when writing a book?

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  55. I hope you had a relaxing day

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  56. David HollingsworthJanuary 2, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Your books sounds great.

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  57. Did you have a good New Year's Eve?

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  58. David HollingsworthJanuary 3, 2022 at 7:37 PM

    What inspired you to become a writer?

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  59. How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

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  60. Do you have a favorite soup that you enjoy? I am cooking a white bean with ham soup today. It is delicious!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  61. You are so awesome and creative!

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  62. David HollingsworthJanuary 4, 2022 at 8:28 PM

    How do you de-stress?

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  63. How long does it take you to write a book?

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  64. Sounds like an interesting book I would enjoy

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  65. Do you have a breakfast that you especially enjoy? I like an omelette with lots of vegetables, bacon, buttered grits and a biscuit with jam.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  66. David HollingsworthJanuary 6, 2022 at 2:32 AM

    I hope your week is going great.

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  67. About what age did you realize you would become an author?

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  68. What part of the book did you have the hardest time writing?

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  69. I cant wait to read your book

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  70. My favorite color is cobalt blue. Do you have a favorite color?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  71. I love the creativity in this! I am always in awe of authors who can create such unique stories and characters.

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  72. thank you for a chance to win :)

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  73. David HollingsworthJanuary 7, 2022 at 8:58 PM

    I need to add this to my reading list.

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  74. I would want to be a shifter than a vampire. I like the idea of being whatever "thing" and feeling those experiences.

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  75. Have you had any snow this year? We have had one snowy day in 2022.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  76. What is your all time favorite book that you have read.

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  77. Is oatmeal on your breakfast menu when the weather is cold? I like oatmeal with butter and brown sugar!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  78. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

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  79. This sounds like a great read and I love the cover too.
    heather
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  80. David HollingsworthJanuary 9, 2022 at 8:54 PM

    What's your favorite movie?

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  81. David HollingsworthJanuary 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM

    DO you like math?

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  82. Where is your favorite place to write?

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  83. If you had a choice of either grits or oatmeal for breakfast, which would you choose? I alternate between those two.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  84. I hope everyone's January is going great!

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  85. Does writing energize or exhaust you?

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  86. David HollingsworthJanuary 12, 2022 at 1:37 AM

    What's your next book going to be about?

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  87. How do you like your bacon cooked - regular or extra crispy? I like crispy bacon!

    Nancy

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  88. I hope your day is going awesome

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  89. Where do you get your ideas for writing?

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  90. Do you have characters living in your head?

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  91. Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?

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  92. Would you rather have toast or a home made biscuit with breakfast?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  93. thank you for a chance to win

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  94. David HollingsworthJanuary 13, 2022 at 10:28 PM

    Just saying hi.

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  95. What advice do you have for writers?

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  96. David HollingsworthJanuary 14, 2022 at 9:26 PM

    Hope your book gets lots of praise.

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  97. What part of the book was the most fun to write?

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  98. David HollingsworthJanuary 15, 2022 at 9:27 PM

    Just saying hi, again.

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  99. Do you remember to get up and stretch when you're writing?

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  100. I so enjoyed reading the excerpt- well done!

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  101. Do you gets lots of ice and snow where you live? We had a big snow today.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  102. Great cover and excerpt. Best of luck with the book.

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  103. David HollingsworthJanuary 17, 2022 at 2:39 AM

    I hope this books does really well.

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  104. Have you ever gone out sledding on a snowy day?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  105. What inspires your book plots?

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  106. Have you noticed that the days are getting longer?

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  107. What is the first book that made you cry?

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  108. The book sounds very interesting.

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  109. David HollingsworthJanuary 18, 2022 at 9:11 PM

    How many books have you written?

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  110. What is your favorite childhood book?

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  111. I love the book details sounds like a great read.

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  112. David HollingsworthJanuary 19, 2022 at 8:52 PM

    How do you deal with a migraine?

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  113. Do you take a daily walk to clear your head?

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  114. This sounds like an interesting book to read. I also like the cover.

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  115. When you were a little kid, did you ever build a snowman?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  116. sounds like a fun one

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  117. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  118. This so sounds like my kind of read and I love the cover too.
    heather
    hgtempaddy

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  119. David HollingsworthJanuary 20, 2022 at 8:42 PM

    Do you like mystery novels?

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  120. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  121. What's your New Year's Resolution?

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  122. I like the cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

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  123. The book Blood Red Moon in the series Worlds of Fire #1 by author Deborah A. Bailey has a colorful and eye grabbing front cover.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  124. David HollingsworthJanuary 21, 2022 at 8:11 PM

    That cover is pretty cool.

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  125. This takes me back to my childhood when I was in elementary school and lived near New York--I used to stay up and watch the "late, late, late show" with the dark outlines of New York city buildings and dimly lit windows in the drawing. Still getting up in the morning and talking about all the scary stuff I saw. Everyone else just listened because, well, they all went to bed like they were supposed to. Ah, I miss those days. Thanks for the throwback memories.

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