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Barbara James

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in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
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It's Suzette's release day!

Reaching the End Zone: Suzette

Reaching the End Zone Suzette (The Seminarians, Book 2) by Barbara James

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A wedding announcement in honor of the occasion:

Reaching the End Zone: Suzette, by Barbara James

Suzette laughed out loud when she read the wedding announcement in the local newspaper. She leaned over to show Bobby. "Who do you think sent it in?"

He took the newspaper from her and glanced at it quickly. "If your dad didn't do it, h Read more of this blog post »
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A great story: Latin American Caribbean historical romance.

I'd been eager to find a novel of this type, purely out of curiosity, to get a sense of the culture and history of the region in this time period, the early 1900s.

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The series that has me at the edge of my seat continues. With this story, we delve into "the Bodyguard" vibes. Supermodel Tori Bell has been targeted by a stalker and those around her have been getting hurt, including her brother Emmett.

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A great beginning for a new series. Holiday Brown is a famous singer, having followed in the footsteps of her father, a well known r&b singer whose constant divorces and remarriages didn't provide Holiday the best model for a wholesome family life.

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“Feeling flirtatious, she found an apron and gave it to him, "Can you help me?"
Hiding a secret smile, he thought, "Baby girl, you have no idea what you have just unleashed.”
Barbara James, Starting Over: Rick

“So Annelise, that is the question of the night. What is your fantasy?" Peering carefully into her face, Rick took her hand and led her into his bedroom.”
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“So Annelise, that is the question of the night. What is your fantasy?" Peering carefully into her face, Rick took her hand and led her into his bedroom.”
Barbara James, Starting Over: Rick

“Feeling flirtatious, she found an apron and gave it to him, "Can you help me?"
Hiding a secret smile, he thought, "Baby girl, you have no idea what you have just unleashed.”
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“From my recent blog tour interview:

I recently spent time updating my Goodreads page to include the names of authors whose works inspire me, and as I thought about it, the characters in the books I liked all share certain traits in common.

The heroes of the novels were highly competent men in the world of work. They had great families and friends. They were experienced with women. Everything was great, but something was missing. They were adrift in that their relationships with women didn't fulfill them emotionally. It was something they were actually aware of, or something acted as a catalyst that brought them face to face with their reality. I especially liked when the heroes were introspective enough to realize that they needed to do something about their lives.”
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“From my Book Talk Radio Interview:

Barbara’s debut novel Starting Over is described as a sweet and sensuous, closed door romance.

Q. Firstly I have to ask, what is a closed door romance?

Closed door romances recognize that sex occurs, but they are not concerned with what occurs. That's up to the reader's imagination. Since I like sweet romances, I emphasize the building of relationships. What do the characters bring of themselves? What are their histories, their vulnerabilities, hopes, and fears? They are building intimacy. It is about the foundation for something long term.”
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