Tag Archives: Humor

The Reluctant Traveler’s Thanksgiving Rant

Could a computer run the United States? Let’s suppose we’re not that far off from this. I probably won’t be alive and neither will Donald Trump (fortunately) but it could happen. (Consider WestWorld—or is it Disney World?) Today’s political arena … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Fairy Bridge Troll by Leah Cutter

The Fairy Bridge Troll by Leah Cutter

Christine works hard every night to rebuild the fairy bridge to Trollsville and the other worlds–the one she destroyed in order to claim her magical power. Continue reading

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Oh, the Ennui

The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, a popular weekly magazine published in London between 1822 and 1847, ran the following short piece in its November 26, 1825 issue which got me giggling–I hope it will do the same to … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Artful Deceptions by Patricia Rice

Artful Deceptions by Patricia Rice

Eldest daughter of an eccentric art collector, Arianne Richards has become the caretaker of the family’s empty coffers and her irrepressible siblings. Discovering a hidden painting, she is determined to sell it to obtain the funds to send her ill mother into the country. But why does her aristocratic cousin’s suitor, the handsome and wealthy Lord Galen Locke, show so much interest in her humble person? And why does he so badly want the mysterious painting? Continue reading

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BVC Announces Mad Maria’s Daughter by Patricia Rice

Mad Maria's Daughter by Patricia Rice

Tainted by the gossip about her mad mother, Daphne Templeton defies family and society by spurning the only gentleman to make her an offer. Fleeing London rumors, she’s captured by a highwayman, who believes her mad for not fearing him when he rides off with her. Even her beloved aunt fears she’s lost her wits for not encouraging her neighbor, the quiet but handsome Lord Griffin.

And Daphne has to question her own rationality when she prefers the clandestine kisses of a masked stranger to those of a gentleman who openly declares his love. . . Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Returns from Westeros: Part 5

The morning that we left Highgarden I woke up with a raging cold, and tried not to cough my way down to Oldtown. I wanted to stay on the bus and sleep when we arrived, but the sight of the … Continue reading

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BVC announces Reckoner Redeemed by Doranna Durgin

Reckoner Redeemed by Doranna Durgin

Half-breed bounty hunter Trevarr is gone, captured by the Ghehera Tribunal and in the hands of a resentful former companion who will stop at nothing to extract the name of his clandestine partner: Lisa “Garrie” McGarrity, Southwest Reckoner. Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Returns from Westeros, Part 4

King’s Landing, Casterly Rock and Highgarden. After the dark spookiness of Harrenhal, King’s Landing, as disreputable and dishonorable as its rulers were, was a welcome sight. It is indeed a beautiful place, seen from our small plane as we swooped … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Returns from Westeros Part 3

The Eyrie, Riverrun, Harrenhal and Dragonstone We visited so many marvelous places in Westeros, but the Eyrie stands out in my mind as the most awe-inspiring of all the locations. Formidable House Arryn built the complex of castles over centuries—it … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Returns from Westeros Part 2 (Spoiler alert!)

  The Twins of House Frey are impressive. They rise up from the river flats, two hulking sentinels occupying either shore of the swift Green River. Joined by a bridge and the center Water Tower, if is a challenging fortress … Continue reading

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