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Wine Holes, Fancy Chocolate and Lefties

Wine Holes, Fancy Chocolate and Lefties

 Happy Friday! Maybe it's just me but the story about Florentine Wine Holes - yes, actually little windows in the walls of buildings from which wine is served. Brilliant...I wouldn't expect anything less from the place where the Renaissance started!  Imagine how much more fun that after dinner walk would be if you started to pass out wine or other treats to your neighbors.  While we don't have wine holes in our little neighborhood, we have been enjoying porch gathering - outside, socially distanced. It's a great way to get to see people, chat with the neighbors and share a...

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Christmas in July Book Lover's Giveaway

Christmas in July Book Lover's Giveaway

Hello Dear Readers - Hard to believe that it's late July and for most of us we're in the dog days of summer! Which means it's hot out there! Or at least it is here! To help you beat the heat and to as a way to get ready for the launch of the latest book in the Queensbay series in early August I'm hosting a Christmas in July Book Lovers Giveaway! I am soooooooo excited to share this story with you! Truly Yours Lance Morgan is a local PI who had one simple job - keep an eye on...

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Friday Fun - Beach Readers, Start Your books!

Friday Fun - Beach Readers, Start Your books!

Hi all - well we made it! One Friday past Memorial Day Weekend and life is sort of getting back to normal. One thing we do know for sure - the weather is getting better and that means it's the perfect time to enjoy your favorite beach reads - whether or not you actually read them at the beach! So to celebrate lazy afternoons with a good book, we have a few exciting things to share! For all you Queensbay fans, Book 7 of the series, Lydia and Lance's story will be out in late June!  You can read a...

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All In - Queensbay 7 - Lydia & Lance's Story

All In - Queensbay 7 - Lydia & Lance's Story

  Hi Queensbay fans!  It's almost here - Book 7 of the Queensbay series, featuring Lydia (you met her as Colleen's friend in Book 6) and Lance will be out in late June and I have a preview for you! Lydia's an artist who's been roped into taking care of her little brother. She'd much rather be playing with clay than babysitting, but when trouble strikes she finds she's all her brother has. Lance is ex-Army who takes a PI job on the side. He's not supposed to get close to his target, but there's something about Lydia that tugs...

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Friday Fun - Marooned on a Deserted Island Edition

Friday Fun - Marooned on a Deserted Island Edition

Greetings Fellow Bookworms! Welcome back to Drea Stein's Queensbay & La Belle Vie Journal -- A chronicle of one writer's life... I would imagine for even the most introverted of us, these long weeks of staying home and staying safe might just be getting the better of us. I know it's hard to believe but even introverts can get cabin fever! Luckily for us, a quick walk of the dog, maybe chit chat with a neighbor over a fence or a Zoom-cocktail hour is enough to restore us to our usual I'm happier by myself stat of mind.  By now I...

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