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Melissa Bourbon

9 Book-Themed Books to Escape Into

Who doesn’t love book-themed books? I definitely do! So much so, even, that I wrote one. Murder in Devil’s Cove is a love letter to books. The Hobbit and The Odyssey are two of the biggies featured in Murder in Devil’s Cove and in the series.  I had to include it on this list of the BEST book-themed books.  Y’all, I highly recommend all of these bookish books.  For you historic literature fans, The

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The Book Magic Mysteries on Audio

Why Audiobooks? I love audiobooks. No matter what is happening in my life, I usually have three books going: one I read mostly at night before bed on my eReader. One in print–usually a cookbook, an educational book, or some form of self-education. And an audiobook, which I listen to daily when I walk my dogs and when I’m in the car. If a book is a particularly good one,

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Christmas Books in July

Christmas romance. Christmas cozies. These are 12 of my favorite Christmas books. Enjoy! Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away. Certain

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10 Beach Reads to Binge
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10 Beach Reads to Binge this Summer

There is a charming bookshop in Buxton, North Carolina, just outside of Hatteras on the Outer Banks. The owner converted a little house into what is one of just a few bookstores along North Carolina’s Atlantic coastline. Buxton Village Books. Gee Gee, the owner, loves my books—especially the Book Magic series—and displays them prominently in her shop. This little store—and it is small—sells more books per square foot than any

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10 Things to Love about Reading and Writing Cozy Mysteries

There are Ten Things to Love About the Cozy Mystery Genre While the mystery genre is huge, there are 10 things to love about reading and writing cozy mysteries. They include the lovely, quaint settings, the fun and relatable sleuth, and, of course, furry friends. Sure, there are thrillers, suspense, and police procedurals on one end, domestic suspense and straight mysteries in the middle to capers and cozies on the

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