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MORIAH JOVAN writes what her imaginary friends tell her to write. Thus far, they have shown up in the novels Dunham , The Proviso , Stay , Magdalene , and short novella “Twenty-Dollar Rag,” published by B10 Mediaworx, and will, most likely, continue to order her around until she hits on the right drug and dosage. Fortunately, her husband is very understanding of all the other people in her life and her children have no need of their own imaginary friends since they know all of mommy’s.

Moriah has a bachelor’s in creative writing and journalism from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and in 2011, she was a panelist at the Writer’s Digest conference and the Sunstone Symposium. She is a flagrant manufacturer and dealer of the meth known
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The Proviso (Tales of Dunha...
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Magdalene (Tales of Dunham,...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Stay
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Dunham (Tales of Dunham, #4)
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Twenty-Dollar Rag
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The Proviso: Vignettes & Ou...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2009
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Paso Doble (Tales of Dunham...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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We Were Gods (Tales of Dunh...
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Stay: Vignettes & Outtakes
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The Dunham Trilogy Omnibus
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1984 Cadillac Eldorado BiarritzSo when I was 16, I had a short-lived stint at Shoney’s as a salad bar attendant. I’ve never worked that hard in my life on a consistent basis. I didn’t do well for several reasons.


My trainer was a woman who was ancient when Christ was born.[1] I felt so sorry for her, working herself to death at this shitty job. Shouldn’t she have moved up and on by now? She was nice, more inclined toward talk...

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Description: "That boy's just a walkaway joe..." One mother's attempt to atone for her daughter's sins. A short story.
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Possession
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I quit halfway through because it started to feel like a chore, so I didn’t rate it because it’s not the book. It’s me, most notably that I’m 30 years older now than when I read it the first time and loved it (and ones like it).

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"3 Stars

Ok, this started out as a very solid 4-star read for me but it ended up 2.5-stars for lack of sufficient grovel.


Lesley's Family - her 92-year old grandfather was my favorite secondary character. He is Sicilian and has a foul mouth and is in..." Read more of this review »
Paso Doble by Moriah Jovan
"Complex and complicated with incredibly well-fleshed characters. Top marks all around. I loved that Victoria was both feminist and faithful, but I really appreciated not being beat over the head by either. I can't say that I've read anything with..." Read more of this review »
Paso Doble by Moriah Jovan
"The book took some time to get into, as it felt like I was missing a lot of context in the beginning. But as I went along, and got to know the characters... I didn't want it to end.

The heroine is the prototype of the socially awkward genius profe..." Read more of this review »
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" Not ME. My husband. I glommed SK when I was a teenager, and I don’t return to authors I glommed. Not that I SHOULDN’T, but I haven’t.

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Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones
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I got on the wait list at the library as soon as this hit the street. I was somewhere around #80. There are so many problems with this series but I find it cracktastic.

Until now. This series needs to end.

The heroine was always ditzy and has been wor
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Moriah is on page 106 of 326 of Sixth Grave on the Edge: A couple of egregious editing errors. A TSTL heroine. Too much clever. I'm done.
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“Never underestimate the commercial value of mental illness.”
Moriah Jovan, The Proviso

“She just gave your IQ a blow job and she's not even here.”
Moriah Jovan, The Proviso

“I can't be on too long before I have to stop. If she hadn't left, you'd both be home right now.”

Victoria’s brow wrinkled.

“I don’t understand.”

“You take energy from people, from crowds, and you expend more. For you, when you’re on, you run like a German engine, no?”

“Right.”

“When you go home after the party’s over and you haven’t had enough attention, you miss it. You crave more.”

“Right.”

“I don’t take in energy like that. People take energy from me. I can be social, I can be on, but I go home for silence and solitude, not because it’s time for the party to end. I don’t want to hear another person’s voice for three days so I can recharge. Like a battery.”
Moriah Jovan, Paso Doble

“I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.”
Anaïs Nin

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anaïs Nin

“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
Ayn Rand

“Never underestimate the commercial value of mental illness.”
Moriah Jovan, The Proviso

“She just gave your IQ a blow job and she's not even here.”
Moriah Jovan, The Proviso

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Moriah Marts wrote: "Hi Moriah, great to 'meet' you..."

Nice to "meet" you too! :)


Marts  (Thinker) Hi Moriah, great to 'meet' you...


Estara Moriah wrote: "Estara wrote: "Thanks for agreeing to be my friend ;-)"

Thank you! I'm honored."


Heh, that's MY line!


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Thank you! I'm honored.


Estara Thanks for agreeing to be my friend ;-)


Moriah Eva wrote: "Look, you're here and you're LISTING all ready. *g*"

Ha! If it involves my book being seen, I'm learning how to become a complete slut.




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