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Darcia Helle

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Dusty corners of the mind intrigue me.

I'm an armchair explorer; book in one hand, mug of tea in the other.

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Darcia Helle Great book title, Brian! Is it a book of quotes?

Attleboro - I am familiar with the zoo there from the days when my sons were young. I grew up in Bridg…more
Great book title, Brian! Is it a book of quotes?

Attleboro - I am familiar with the zoo there from the days when my sons were young. I grew up in Bridgewater.(less)
Darcia Helle Ha! Now that made me giggle. I guess the answer depends on how we define naughty. If we're talking about the darkness of characters like Michael Sykor…moreHa! Now that made me giggle. I guess the answer depends on how we define naughty. If we're talking about the darkness of characters like Michael Sykora and his partner Sean Riley, then no, I'm definitely nowhere near that kind of naughty. Sean has no issues with torturing someone to get information he needs. I'm squeamish about killing a spider - and I truly despise spiders. (They're the embodiment of evil!) (less)
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“She had one of those goofy smiles that made you wonder if she was too stupid to know that life sucks most of the time.”
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“What's your name?" Jesse asked.
"Go to hell," the man muttered.
"Interesting name. Your mother must have been thrilled with your birth.”
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“No, when I was a kid I had big plans.” A hint of playfulness crept into Jesse’s eyes. “I was going to be the next Superman. But my sisters got sick of me stealing their tights and I could never figure the damn things out anyway.”
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Darcia Helle Jennifer wrote: "Happy birthday, Darcia!

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Thank you, Jen!


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Hi Darcia,

Thank you so much for joining friends with me on goodreads. I wondered if you had a moment if you might like to read my new exciting crime thriller? It would be a great honor.

Thanks,
Sian


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Darcia Helle Michael wrote: "Hope things are going well. I've gotten a busy schedule for the next few weeks, as baseball season began, the interest in "Three Strikes and You're Dead," has zoomed up. But to be sure, my wife's b..."

Great to hear that things are going well for you! I have been *slightly* overwhelmed with life. Sorry I haven't gotten to your book. I will attempt better organizational skills so I can read it soon!


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Michael Hope things are going well. I've gotten a busy schedule for the next few weeks, as baseball season began, the interest in "Three Strikes and You're Dead," has zoomed up. But to be sure, my wife's book club assured me that you don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the book.
I like seeing it on your "to read' list and look forward to your review.
Sincerely, Mike


Darcia Helle Dustin Adrian wrote: "Howdy Darcia!
This here Texas cowboy appreciates the friendship.
Thanx darlin'.

Dustin Adrian Rhodes"


You made me smile this morning, Dustin. Thank you for that, and for the friendship!


Darcia Helle Andrea wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request - So far I have only read Enemies and Playmates but it was one of my most memorable 2012 reads (mainly because I tend to forget books as soon as I've read ..."

I'm happy to include you as a friend, Andrea! And I'm honored you found E&P a memorable read! Like you, I also tend to forget books soon after reading them. I like to blame it on the number of books I read, rather than the black hole in my memory! Now and then I read one that sticks with me long after I've read the last page, and I'm humbled you feel that way about one of mine.


Grammar*Kitten Thank you for accepting my friend request - So far I have only read Enemies and Playmates but it was one of my most memorable 2012 reads (mainly because I tend to forget books as soon as I've read them, unless prompted; E&P I can actually remember of my own accord!). I'm really looking forward to reading more of your work and seeing from your reviews what kind of books you enjoy too!


Darcia Helle Robert wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Darcia."

My pleasure, Robert!


Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Darcia.


Darcia Helle Jason wrote: "Hey Darcia,

Thanks again! You are awesome. Just wanted to tell you again."


I think I just felt my ego inflate! :)

Thanks, Jason. But I am all for telling the world when I find talent and the world should know about you.


Darcia Helle Carol wrote: "Hi Darcia!
Just saw our friend 'Sue' today and she kindly lent me your book "Emenies and Playmates" and am so looking forwarding to reading it! You just blow me away with your stories and I so lo..."


Thank you so much, Carol! I hope you enjoy Enemies and Playmates - and that you get lucky in my contests soon!


Carol  MacInnis Hi Darcia!
Just saw our friend 'Sue' today and she kindly lent me your book "Emenies and Playmates" and am so looking forwarding to reading it! You just blow me away with your stories and I so love it when I win your books! (Haven't been lucky yet, but my fingers are crossed!) I tried for 'Into the Light" to no avail and 'The First Kill". Just wanted you to know that I'm still your most loyal fan. Have a great day. Carol


message 1: by Ben

Ben Loory hi darcia! i prefer to think of it as a coven! much more fun that way! :)


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