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Books and music can transport us out of our daily chores and into a world of beauty and hope. With books we can travel to distant lands and alternate universes. Music can cry out our emotions and lift our spirits. Our BellaOnline editors offer reviews, news, and insight into these fascinating areas!

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Girl in Snow Book Review
Suspense / Thriller Books - Karen Hancock, Editor

Written in the style of Gone Girl, this fascinating debut novel tells the story of a murdered 15 year old girl through the eyes of Cameron, who stalked her, Jude, who hated her, and Russ who is investigating the murder. Well-written and fascinating.

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INTERVIEW 2 Graeme Smith
SF/Fantasy Books - Evelyn Rainey, Editor

Second of two Interviews with Fantasy Author Graeme Smith of the Dark Circle series.

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The Rag Coat – Book Review
Children's Books - Launa Stout, Editor

Minna and her family lived in the Appalachian Mountains where her papa worked in the coal mines. When he got sick with the miner’s cough he couldn't work much, and then she couldn't go to school.

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DVD - Slipknot - Day of the Gusano
Heavy Metal / Hard Rock - Morley Seaver, Editor

Review of the latest live DVD by Slipknot

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Literature and Culture
Literary Fiction - Ije Yvonne, Editor

Here's a question for you: Does literature affect culture or does culture affect literature? What can we really say about one interlocking with the other? Read on!

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A Christmas Carol
Horror Literature - Justin D. Davis, Editor

Ghosts, Spirits, Death, Eternal Damnation! ...of course, I speak of the yuletide classic "A Christmas Carol." Our annnual look at the classic immortal holiday ghost story for all ages.

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Holiday Shopping for a Book Lover
Women's Lit - Jeanette Stingley, Editor

Looking for a perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Here are some suggestions!

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Out of a Dream
Christian Literature - Lyn Sedmina, Editor

If you think a few inconsequential decisions cannot carry a substantial impact, think again. The lives of Michelle Baron her parents, and her husband are intertwined through New Age delusions, Christianity, and suicide. Who will make it out?

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The Fine Art of Murder Review
Mystery Books - Edie Dykeman, Editor

Former Police Chief Katherine Sullivan is drawn into a case by her deceased husband's former partner, Nathan Walker. The duo find they must look into past generations before they can focus on who killed the young gallery worker found on an art collector's estate.

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My last article at Bellaonline
Gospel and Christian Music - Candace Walker, Editor

Candace Walker leaves Bellaonline.com

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Awards for Romance Fiction
Romance Novels - Val Kovalin, Editor

Are you curious what book awards exist to recognize excellence in writing romance novels?

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The Caged Bird by Maya Angelou
Poetry - Karena Andrusyshyn, Editor

This article is a close reading and analysis of Maya Angelou's poem The Caged Bird



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Grave Mercy
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers is set in medieval Brittany and features Ismae, a seventeen year-old peasant girl turned assassin who must pose as the mistress of principled knight Duvall in a secretive land of supernatural visions and imminent invasion by the hated French.


How to Write Sexy Descriptions and Sex Scenes
by Val Kovalin, your BellaOnline editor for the Romance Novels and Fiction Writing sites. This is for writers of erotic romance fiction (M/F and M/M). Part 1 gives writing advice. Part 2 shows how to write sexy descriptions about the human body from head to toe. Part 3 discusses male-male romance fiction, and Part 4 details the common elements of a sex scene.



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