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A Complete List of My Books with Links.

Science Fiction Romance:

Captured, J.R. Barrett, winner of the 2011 Booksellers Best First Book, 2011 Golden Quill Finalist, 2011 EPIC Finalist.

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Vixen, J.R. Barrett

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Vixen Two, J.R. Barrett

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Vixen Three, J.R. Barrett

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One Four All

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Paranormal Romance:

Incorporeal, The Soul Series, Book One, J.R. Barrett

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In the Flesh, The Soul Series, Book Two, J.R. Barrett

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Stay, The Soul Series, Book Three, J.R. Barrett

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Dinner With A Highland Ghost, A Paranormal Romance

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Space Opera:

Daughters of Persephone, Book One, Exile, J.R. Barrett

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Daughters of Persephone, Book Two, Return, J.R. Barrett

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Daughters of Persephone, Book Three, Reborn, J.R. Barrett

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Daughters of Persephone, Book Four, The Red Demon, J.R. Barrett

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Romantic Comedy:

Beauty and the Feast, J.R. Barrett

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A Matter of Taste, J.R. Barrett

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Pushing Her Boundaries, J.R. Barrett

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Romantic Suspense:

My Everything, J.R. Barrett, 1st in Single Title Mainstream Romantic Suspense, The Lories Best Published 2011.

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Anytime Darlin’, J.R. Barrett

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New Adult:

Come Back To Me, J.R. Barrett

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Contemporary Romance:

Pushing Her Boundaries, Julia Rachel Barrett – currently available via Siren-Bookstrand and all outlets. Will be updated winter of 2016.

Young Adult:

Winnerland, J.R. Barrett

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Short Work:

Seeing Pictures, A Short Story, J.R. Barrett

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Is It Spicy? J. R. Barrett

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Liz and Me, J.R. Barrett

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The Artist, J.R. Barrett

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You Might Just Get It, J.R. Barrett

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Anthologies:

A Matter of Taste, from the Sweet to the Spicy, Romance for Every Palate

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Nonfiction:

One Foot In Heaven, Journey of A Hospice Nurse, Heidi Telpner, R.N.

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Don’t go down that dark road.

Writer Beware! Resist the temptation.

orphan black
Sarah, Helena, Alison, Cosima.

Those of you who know me know that I’ve been obsessed with the BBC America show, Orphan Black since the very first episode. (You know, back when it was scraping the bottom of the barrel for advertisers.)

I held my breath, my baited breath, waiting for this season.

I’m so sorry I did. What a waste of good air.

While the show has always been dark, the writers have decided to take the show in a dark’er’ direction, down an, in fact, unrelentingly dark road. Oh, they’ve made minimal attempts at comedy, but they are nothing like the off the wall hilariously funny ironic deeply disturbed comedic moments of the last three seasons.

Of all the story lines from which the writers had to choose, choosing to feature the Neolutian psychos and sycophants was the worst possible choice- IMO. It’s the story I least want to see, find the least interesting and, unfortunately, most disturbing in a stomach churning makes me want to vomit sort of way. Of course the other issue this  season is the increasing number of clones, which, in turn, causes the writers to give short shrift to the clones about whom I actually care.

***Note to writers: Never a good idea to add a clone with a terrible awful weird-ass no-good-reason haircut, who sounds like a garbled version of one of my favorite clones, Helena, but who speaks in such a low whisper I, the viewer, can’t understand a word she says.

Even the best authors sometimes make the same mistake. Get the reader invested, really really really invested in your characters, then backlist said characters and try to get readers invested in new characters. Rarely works. Or rather, it takes a rare talent to make it work. Not. Happening. Here.

The only character worth watching thus far? Ferdinand. Orphan Black fans know who and what I’m talking about.

Ferdinand

I realized after this most recent episode that Orphan Black is no longer entertaining. It’s depressing. With a capital D. As in, Depressing. I’m done with the show for now.

Ah well. Orphan Black had a moment. Now it’s gone. Happens to the best of ’em.

In the meantime, I’ll stick with Vikings and Game of Thrones. Oh, and when it returns next season~ Lucifer! (Such a guilty pleasure!)

Lucifer

 

Been reading. Recommends.

Thanks to my friend, author Anny Cook, I read my first official Regency. LOL! Seriously – LOL! The book was off-beat, atypical, laugh out loud funny and no – there was essentially zero sex, which I very much appreciated in my current nonpron mood. Rake’s Ransom by Barbara Metzger.

Rake's Ransom
Entertaining as all get out.

My dear friend, author Penny Watson, introduced me to Cecelia London, author of The Bellator Saga. I read the first book, Dissident. Cecelia brings her characters to serious life. They are no holds barred, alive. I can see and hear her protagonists speak. They speak to me. If you hate a series, well, all I can say is don’t read it– the book ends in a big old cliffhanger. If you love a series, go for it. I’m on my way to Book Two.

Dissident
Pretty cover!

If you want to be all sad and inspired and, well, simply feel, read When Breath Becomes Air, by (the late) Paul Kalanithi with an introduction by Abraham Verghese. It will make you cry. I’m not sorry for that- there’s no avoiding tears.

When Breath
A beautiful book.

So now you got some good recs. Go! Read!