M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Are You Afraid of the Dark?

In Sidney Sheldon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? mystery abounds when four people who share a single link die violently in four different cities across the world. If this storyline doesn’t make you want to pick up the book, I don’t know what will.   Sheldon’s writing is fast-paced, on the edge of your seat suspenseful and Are You Afraid of the Dark? is no exception. His plot development … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Who Is the Romance Reader?

The romance book industry is extensive. Romance is the second most popular genre, capturing over fifty percent of the market. But do you know the type of reader that comprises that percentage? The general perception is that the vast majority of romance readers are women. That is true, but did you know that sixteen percent of romance readers are men. The romance reader’s age ranges … Continue reading Who Is the Romance Reader?

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Night Shift

As with all Nora Roberts’ novels, I had a great time reading Night Shift. The storyline centers on Cilla O’Roarke. Cilla, A nighttime disc jockey stalked by a listener who calls her nightly show threatening her with death.  Protecting her from her lethal demise is Boyd Fletcher, the handsome, tough-as-nails cop. Boyd swoops into Cilla’s life to protect her from the evils that lurk in her … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – Night Shift

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – C is for Corpse

C is for Corpse is Sue Grafton’s third book of her Alphabet Series and another great adventure with Kinsey Millhone. As is always the case with Grafton’s novels, her use of words is simple but expressive. Grafton’s characters are three-dimensional, well interwoven in each other’s lives, relatable, and quirky. They feel like friends, family, your next-door neighbour. In C is for Corpse, a client with a touch … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – C is for Corpse

How Not To Make The Lyrics In Your Writing A Costly Experience

Did you ever wonder why you never see song lyrics quoted in books? The simple reason is a small legal matter known as copyright. Just as you don’t appreciate your writing plagiarized without permission for personal or commercial use, neither do music artists.  Some writers think they can get away with incorporating lyrics into their novels without being caught. What harm could a couple of … Continue reading How Not To Make The Lyrics In Your Writing A Costly Experience