BVC Announces Amber Affairs by Patricia Rice

Amber Affairs Crystal Magic 6 by Patricia Rice Once a childhood TV star, now a tarot reader in the town of Hillvale–home of 325 people and countless ghosts–Amber Abercrombie is content now that she’s escaped the horror of her stage … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Revenge of the Killer Flamingos by Patricia Burroughs

Revenge of the Killer Flamingos MJ’s Dys-Daze Mysteries One by Patricia Burroughs A-D-H-D! Oh! Look! A Mystery! MJ O’Malley is impulsive, easily distractible, and even more easily bored. But when a hot lawyer hires her to create a flash mob … Continue reading

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Difficulties with Genre

I have a habit of starting out essays and blogs—maybe these are the same things—with a definition. So here it is: Genre: a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject … Continue reading

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The love lives of old marrieds: Anything for the Picture

I love writing about old marrieds. They have the best jokes, they know how to cook, and they have the most fun in bed. Plus, the fights are epic. Way better than newlyweds and first dates. When you’ve got the dirt on someone going back twenty-plus years, you both have home court advantage. 

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BVC Announces The Time of the Ghosts by Gillian Polack

Ghosts trail after us. They are our fears and the shape of our hates. We bring them into our lives and into our homes.

Some years our fears and hates are so strong our ghosts turn tangible and fracture our landscape.

Poltergeists and the spirits of drowned girls; malicious presences and portents; cat vampires and roaming bushrangers.

These ghosts haunt Canberra.

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“A Carol for This Christmas” by Pati Nagle

A Retelling I offered to show you the afterlife. It’s not something everyone’s invited to see. Senator Mienz is ready to celebrate passing the bill his donors demanded. As he’s leaving his office building, the elevator malfunctions, trapping him with … Continue reading

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