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Maria E. Schneider

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If you were a character from a book, who would you be??

I'd be a dream catcher, the mystic woven spheres of the American Indian, catching the bad dreams and letting through only the good.

I'd be a dream weaver, she who tells stories woven from bits of dust and starlight.


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Maria E. Schneider The fourth book in the Moon Shadow series (Under Witch Moon, Under Witch Aura, Under Witch Curse...and the forth will be Ghost Shadow) and the sequel…moreThe fourth book in the Moon Shadow series (Under Witch Moon, Under Witch Aura, Under Witch Curse...and the forth will be Ghost Shadow) and the sequel to Dragons of Wendal.(less)
Maria E. Schneider Long walks, music, nature and art.
Average rating: 3.97 · 449 ratings · 121 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
Under Witch Moon (Moon Shad...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Executive Lunch (A Sedona O...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Dragons of Wendal
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Executive Sick Days (A Sedo...
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Executive Retention (A Sedo...
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Catch an Honest Thief
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Most of these came recommended at some point or other. I squirrel them away until I have a good day to post them.


From my Cozy Group (I believe this rec was from Mary. Thanks Mary!)


Halloween Hijinks (Zoe Donovan) by Kathi Daley. It’s a little early for holiday reading, but what the heck. It’s hot out, may as well dream of pumpkin and pie!


A cozy historical that was recommended:


The Dagger Before...

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Under Witch Moon Under Witch Aura Under Witch Curse
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Hard-boiled crime fiction. Good read. Good twists, fast paced, likeable characters. I never care for the inserted POV of the bad guy(s) so I skim/skip those. They just don't add anything for me. Ending was probably a bit more down than I care for too...more
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" I'm not a fan of crime thrillers and I never did like first person POVs. Matthew Iden had TONS of strikes against him even before I picked up the book (which I downloaded on a whim when it was free and kept on my TBR for an indefinite period of ti... " Read more of this review »
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" I’d barely started reading A Reason to Believe when I hit this paragraph.

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"There isn't enough room in the "About Me" space for this and I like to ramble.

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Urban Fantasy - A genre I didn't discover until my mid-twenties, it's what I read and enjoy the most.



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“Being a witch was indeed an onerous task. If people accepted us, they wanted the impossible. If they didn't, they wanted to burn us at the stake.”
Maria E. Schneider, Under Witch Moon

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Maria Schneider Shera (Book Whispers) wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! Honestly thought we were already!"

Glad to be friends!! I never send out the requests myself because generally it can be seen as spam. I'm always thrilled to make new friends. Thanks for friend me!


Shera (Book Whispers) Thanks for accepting my friend request! Honestly thought we were already!


message 5: by Maria

Maria Schneider Kindle-aholic wrote: ""I'm kind of glad my TBR pile is now on Kindle. Those stacks of books in the dining room were getting hard to walk around..."

Maria - I'm lucky I wasn't drinking anything when I read that one. :)"


Ha! I'll keep trying...

:>)


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) "I'm kind of glad my TBR pile is now on Kindle. Those stacks of books in the dining room were getting hard to walk around..."

Maria - I'm lucky I wasn't drinking anything when I read that one. :)


message 3: by Maria

Maria Schneider Kindle-aholic wrote: "I must say, I do love it when we discuss ratings on books - you are challenging me to be a better reviewer and to stand up for my ratings. Just wanted to say that I appreciate it (and while sometim..."

I certainly never noticed any snarkiness! Well, maybe *I'm* snarky. :>)


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) I must say, I do love it when we discuss ratings on books - you are challenging me to be a better reviewer and to stand up for my ratings. Just wanted to say that I appreciate it (and while sometimes the snarkiness comes through) I really do love our discussions. :)


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Maria,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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