Author Interview: Maria Murnane

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We had the pleasure of reading bestselling author and Brooklyn local Maria Murane’s new book Bridges: A Daphne White Novel (Wink’s Ink, April 2017). A story set in New York City, the book weaves a tale of long-term friendship between three women with the travels of New York City. From strolling along the Brooklyn Bridge to walking the famous floors of…

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Lifestyle: Holiday Gift Guide for Bookworms

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    As most of you know, I love to read and I love beautiful books. Nothing is a better gift than something thoughtful and personalized specifically for you. Take a look at some of these great reads, which will also come in handy for the upcoming holiday season. For the Trendy Romantic:  Model Citizens: Riding For A Fall  is a…

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Book: A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz

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If you feel like you need a mental escape or a great armchair read, pick up a copy of A Million Steps by author Kurt Koontz. Combining travel, life and detailed accounts of his pilgramage, Koontz – an avid adventure traveler and author, wrote a book that chronicles his trip on the historic Camino de Santiago in Spain, a venture that benefited…

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Book Review: Beautiful Tufi by Jan Hasselberg

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Beautiful Tufi: Between the Past and the Future is a colorful narrative of the people, culture and natural exquisite beauty of Tufi, Papua New Guinea. Part picture book, part storytelling, author Jan Hasselberg spent extensive time in Tufi experience life as it is. From the stunning sunrises to the  special occasions to everyday life, this little known culture is explored and photographed…

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Book: Life is Full of Sweet Spots

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“Happiness is not something ready made, it comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama In Life Is Full of Sweet Spots, author Mary O’Connor draws on the experiences of some 40 assorted people who have found happiness in their own lives, and presents ways of finding joy in a world where sadness and loss seem to overshadow peace and contentment. This…

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Book Review: Blind Curves

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After losing her husband and business partner at 57, former Citigroup executive Linda Crill’s life didn’t seem to fit her anymore. Like many people, she found herself asking, “What now?” Searching for drastic change, she signed up for a 2,500-mile road trip down America’s Pacific Northwest coast with a group of experienced motorcycle riders. At the time, Linda had never ridden anything…

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Book: Gold Rush in the Jungle

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  Here at JETSETERA, we have an affinity for all things travel. We were thrilled to get our hands on an advance copy of Gold Rush in the Jungle: The Race to Discover and Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam’s “Lost World” by Dan Drollette Jr. The adventure-filled account of the rush to discover and save Vietnam’s most extraordinary animals portraits the…

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Books: Bradshaw’s Illustrated Hand Book to London

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My friends over at Sterling Publishing Co. were kind enough to send me a review copy of  a superbly illustrated handbook—Bradshaw’s Illustrated Hand Book to London (Conway, March 3013). First published in 1862, it was originally meant as a guide for visitors, and it’s now reformatted to preserve the book’s historical value, and includes beautiful engravings of London attractions, an overview of the…

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Book: JOIE DE VIVRE Winning, Dining, and Romancing Like the French

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At this moment, I am mentally sitting in a café in Paris, admiring the Louis Vuitton clad French Women dressed in all black as I sip a latte. Do you also need a French escape? Check out: JOIE DE VIVRE Winning, Dining, and Romancing Like the French (Thomas Dunne Books; $24.99; ISBN 1-250-00456-X:). Harriet Welty Rochefort, an American who married a…

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Travel Guest Post: How to Turn Your Vacation Into a Novel

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On vacation to Carlsbad Caverns, I saw a sign that started my writing career. I was thirty-eight miles north of Roswell, New Mexico and passed an abandoned rest stop; the bullet ridden sign warned me to “Watch for Rattlesnakes.” At the end of that day, I began writing my first novel, Rattlesnake Lawyer. You too can begin writing your first novel…

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Books: Wanderlove

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Got the travel bug? You will after reading Kirsten Hubbard’s new YA novel WANDERLOVE, an evocative backpacker’s journey through Central America which Kirkus calls “thrillingly romantic, smart and funny… a thoughtful and meandering travel narrative.” Regal Literary is celebrating its upcoming release by giving away 10 copies signed and illustrated by the author. See below for more information about the…

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Books: November Giveaways

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Dear Book Lovers: Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the bookworm in your life or just need a good read for your next international flight? Or maybe just a great book to curl up with on a cold, wintry day? Regal Literary has enough holiday spirit—and books—to go around for everyone!  giving away these wonderful titles through the month…

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Books: Wishes & Stiches

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Just in time for fall, comes the cozy feel-good novel of “Wishes & Stitches” by Rachael Herron. Return to small town Cypress Hollow, California to be enchanted by romance, family and love. Naomi Fountaine is the socially akward-yet-gorgeous small town doctor who had a one night stand out-of-town medical conference. Big surprises are on her when her new partner in her practice and…

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Motivational Post: Recharge Your Emotional Energy

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Vicki Milazzo is a woman that has done it all. From nurse to successful entrepreneur to author, Vicki knows what it is like to balance a full schedule. “Today’s woman has taken on an extreme life crammed to overflowing with commitments and responsibility,” observes Milazzo. She also knows that to be successful and lead a life, you need to take…

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Guest Motivational Post: The Unstoppable Life of Larry Jacobson

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Larry Jacobson knows what it’s like to have a dream that seems nearly impossible to realize.  He also knows how to make that dream come true. “I remember being a curious kid looking out at the docks in Long Beach from behind the locked gates that led to the pier,” he said. “I saw this montage of beautiful sails and…

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