Why Grammar Pet Peeves Die

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What are your pet peeves when it comes to grammar and spelling?

I have some pet peeves. I can’t stand going into my kitchen to cook and finding dishes in the sink. There is something about having to clean in order to eat that I find especially annoying, and I can’t resist shouting, “Who left these dishes” across the house to find the perpetrator.

I am also challenged to overlook passive aggression, whether on social media or in person. I hate when someone is clearly trying to stick it to me with a smile on their face or with feigned self-deprecation and sanctimony. I fail to let it go. My claws come out, and I make no apologies for it.

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Peeve vs. Pet Peeve

Unlike many peeves or annoyances that people may be able to disregard, a pet peeve is adopted and nurtured like a pet. As with me and those dishes in the sink or the jerk on Facebook, they can’t keep pet peeves from bothering them to the point of complaining. I tend not to have pet peeves when it comes to grammar and spelling. I grew up using layers of language and studied literary criticism, semiotics, and hermeneutics, which encouraged me to favor a more descriptive approach to both.

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#bookteaser, #newrelease – Man in Chains By Sara Allen

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Man In Chains
By Sara Allen
$3.70, 360, Kindle
$13.68, pp358, Paper
Available at Amazon


Man In ChainsGianni ‘The Diamond’ Marcello has one goal; to be the boxing champion of the world. It will take commitment, sacrifice, discipline and hard work, the biggest being love and a meaningful relationship. They won’t co-exist; responsibility for one’s family takes precedence. He’s prepared to leave one to achieve the other. In Shelley, he’s found the perfect girl. She understands his objectives. Until they’re married and every action proves him wrong. Disappointed, Gianni struggles to accommodate a situation he wasn’t expecting. Continue reading “#bookteaser, #newrelease – Man in Chains By Sara Allen”

#bookteaser, #newrelease Two Truths and a Lie by Daryl Devore

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Two Truths and a Lie by [Daryl Devore]Two Truths and a Lie
By Daryl Devore
$8.00, 195pp, print
$5.00, 195pp, Kindle
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Available at Amazon


The legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian with a twenty-first-century twist. If you love hot, billionaire romances, then this is a must-read.

From the author of the Two Hearts One Love Trilogy, multi-published, hot romance author Daryl Devoré’s latest book revolves around deceit, betrayal, passion and the theft of a multi-million-dollar, rare, red diamond. Continue reading “#bookteaser, #newrelease Two Truths and a Lie by Daryl Devore”

#coverreveal – Queen of the Castle by Lyndell Williams

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Queen of the Castle

Open to Love Book Two

Coming Soon through After Hours Publications

From award-winning, bestselling author, Lyndell Williams, a story of bridled desire unleashed.

Tarika is happy living single. She loves her home—her castle—and is not looking for some man to try and take over everything she has built. When her best friend, Hafsah throws Aqil her way, Tarika makes it clear that she is not interested in the shy man, who barely speaks to her. When she needs his help after an accident, she allows Aqil and his daughter into her life, making it difficult to resist his sexy gray eyes and sultry smile.  The more time she spends with him, the harder it is to keep her distance.

Aqil planned to stay focused on rebuilding his life with his daughter after a messy divorce until he saw Tarika. He tries to maintain a respectful amount of space, but her confidence and beauty draw him in. He knows he has everything Tarika needs and gets closer to her, bringing them into a passionate abandon that can break down the walls of her inhibitions but may also shatter their lives.

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#NewRelease – Mission Mr. and Mrs. Lee By Jade Moon

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Mission Mr. and Mrs Lee: A Spy and the Scientist Military Romance by [Jade Moon, AMBW Press]New Release
Mission Mr. and Mrs. Lee
By Jade Lee
$2.99, pp 272, Kindle
AMBW Press and Love Journey Books
Available at Amazon


Kuan Lee was a military spy working for the Secret Intelligence Service with a unique skill set. He’d been deployed all over the world and was accustomed to following orders, but these latest instructions were surprising.

The mission: To marry a woman named Dr. Malaya Sterling.

Malaya is a brilliant billionaire scientist and expert in her fields – DNA, pharmaceuticals, and chemical weapons, to name a few. But definitely not a spy… until now.

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#Bookteaser, New Release ~ Don’t Forget the Dog By Linda O’Connor

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Don't Forget the Dog (Dr. Brogan Corkie Matchmaking Doctor Book 2) by [Linda O'Connor]Don’t Forget the Dog
By Linda O’Connor
$7.99, 151pp, paperback
$0.99, 158pp, Kindle
Genre: Medical Romantic Comedy

Available at Amazon


Don’t Forget the Dog (Dr. Brogan Corkie Matchmaking Doctor, Book 2)
Dr. Brogan Corkie is happily semi-retired from medicine and now has time for other hobbies. Her passion for food is second only to her skill at matchmaking!

Blaine McKinnon, owner and executive chef of an upscale restaurant in Mapleton, has an adorable Old English sheepdog named Tacos. Brogan is roped into dog-sitting Tacos at Blaine’s house. The upside is the spectacular kitchen at her disposal.

Dr. Sabrina Langfield, a newly minted doctor, is in a bind when her mom, Rue, falls and fractures her wrist. Brogan offers to help and does double-duty looking after Tacos and Rue.

Blaine and Sabrina were high school sweethearts but parted ways when Blaine pushed Sabrina to pursue a career. Sabrina hasn’t seen him since, but Rue is a huge fan and frequents his restaurant. Rue’s biggest regret is her part in Sabrina and Blaine’s break-up, and with Brogan’s help, she’s determined to get them back together. It might not be that easy – Sabrina is wary of Tacos and, more pressing, she’s decided to move a four-hour flight away to do five more years of training in emergency medicine.

Will meddlesome matchmaking, Blaine’s persuasiveness, and – don’t forget the dog – Tacos’ sweet nature be enough to convince Sabrina to stay?

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#NewRealease -Quarantine 2020 By Brenda Stokes Lee

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Quarantine 2020 (Karma Chronicles Book 1) by [Brenda Stokes Lee]New Release
By Brendan Stokes Lee
$1.99, pp 75, Kindle

FREE on Nook

Available at Amazon


As nervous as a virgin, holding a tape measure, at a penis measuring contest, NHL Superstar, Karma Manhattan stared blankly out into space. At his doctor’s office, getting screened for the coronavirus, and COVID- 19, he questions, how he got in such a precarious predicament.

Naturally, Karma knew the answer. The self-professed playboy entertained the urges of his little head, and ignored the sound advice of his big head. Stuck in quarantine, alone, Karma finds himself in need of some female companionship. With few options, he seduces Crystal, the fast food delivery girl. Now, realizing it was a bonehead decision, pun intended, he’s forced to face the consequences of his actions, as he waits for his coronavirus tests results. Continue reading “#NewRealease -Quarantine 2020 By Brenda Stokes Lee”

#BookTeaser -Danger in the Deep Forests of the Bitterroot

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Tender Misdemeanors by [Alana Lorens]Tender Misdemeanors
By Alana Lorens
$17.99, 348pp, paper
$ 5.99, 258, Kindle
Genre: romantic suspense

Available at
Barnes and Noble


Caryn Orlane has law enforcement in her blood; her father was a cop, and his father, too. She’s a federal agent in northwest Montana, protecting the old forests and keeping the peace. Levi Bradshaw also believes in protecting the forests but has a very different MO. He’s the leader of a group of eco-warriors, determined to save the trees of the Bitterroot by legal—and illegal—means. When they meet in the woods at gunpoint, their encounter ignites a spark of interest, despite operating on opposite sides of the law. When their worlds turn on them, they only grow closer. If they don’t work together, can either survive?

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