Having Some Fun With Twin Desires

Hmm? What is Springer rambling about now? He’s too old to dream about twins unless it’s possible grandchildren. No one wants to hear about his twisted desires and fantasies.

I must confess I’ve never walked into a bookstore or gotten online looking for a romance novel. It’s unlikely I would have picked up Twin Desires, co-written by Pamela Wight and Ashley Brandt, on my own, but that’s part of the story. (Explanation below.)

For several years, I’ve been a fan of Pamela’s blog entitled Roughwighting. https://roughwighting.net/ Her short stories and novels are equally entertaining—unsurprising since Pam is a creative writing teacher. She is undoubtedly one of my favorite bloggers with her unique, witty, and fun writing style. It only took me about a year to finally stop calling her Pamela Wright (Don’t be like me—her last name is Wight.) Her creative arts class was entitled Rough Writing, but her students renamed the class Rough Wighting. How perfect is that?

Before I give the lowdown on Twin Desires, I should tell you that I’ve previously read two of Pam’s other books, The Right Wrong Man and Flashes of Life: True Tales of the Extraordinary Ordinary. The former is in the style of Twin Desires, a romantic suspense thriller. The latter is a delightful collection of light-hearted, true, short stories from Pam’s life. Both are excellent reads.

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Part of the fun of this post is telling how I came to own Twin Desires. Pam wrote the first part of a flash fiction story on Nov. 18, 2022, entitled The Trash Man. The tale surrounds two old high school flames, Evelyn and Steve, who haven’t seen each other in 25 years that come across each other unexpectedly. Evelyn had attended Princeton and went on to become a corporate lawyer. Yet, something was missing from her life. Steve’s life had taken him down a different path. He dropped out of community college and wrestled with a drug problem. They crossed paths when Steve, who was then a sanitation worker, refused to pick up her trash. Evelyn decided to call the garbage company to complain.

Rather than writing the end to her story, Pam challenged her blog followers to guess what happened next. As if I needed further incentive to play along, Pam offered a copy of Twin Desires for the reader, who came up with the best guess of how her tale should end. As luck would have it, Pamela chose my response, and I was the proud owner of a signed copy of Pamela’s and Ashley’s novel. (You can read The Trash Man and my guess about the story’s end in her comments from the following link.) https://roughwighting.net/2022/11/18/the-trash-plan/

My Signed Copy From Blogging Buddy, Pamela Wight

As someone wholly invested in his students, my favorite part of this anecdote is telling you that Ashley was one of Pamela’s students in her creative writing class. How cool is it as a teacher to write a novel with one of your students?

Once I picked up Pamela’s and Ashley’s book, I had difficulty putting it down. While it’s unlikely I would have picked up this story on my own, I’m happy to have spent time reading it. I finished this full-length novel over three nights. As if I needed any reminder, an excellent story attracts us to any genre. Excellent writing trumps all.

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Pete’s Review of Twin Desires

Blake Sinclair, the dashing president of a successful investment company in San Francisco, is used to having women throwing themselves at him to try and gain his affection. Since his divorce years ago from Phyllis, the woman who fed him an enormous lie, he has had little interest in romance. That all changes when he meets Sandra Eastman, a young independent woman and rising star in his company. Sandra is reluctant to become romantically involved with her boss, and Blake is equally hesitant to date an employee. Sandra suspects he has had many girlfriends and doesn’t want to become another notch in his belt. Blake and Sandra don’t know each possess past skeletons that they wish to remain private.

To further complicate matters, Blake has an evil twin brother named Alex, who feels jealous of his brother’s success. He and Phyllis believe part of Blake’s empire should go to them and work together and devise a plan to bilk him out of part of his fortune.

Twin Desires, co-written by Pamela Wight and Ashley Brandt, is fast-moving and suspenseful. Readers will likely feel great empathy for Blake and Sandra, especially after learning about their traumatic family histories. This is the third book by Wight that I have read, and I know it won’t be the last. Readers don’t have to be fans of romance novels to enjoy this engaging story. I heartily endorse Twin Desires with a five-star rating.

111 thoughts on “Having Some Fun With Twin Desires

  1. Congratulations to Pam, Ashley, and you! Your life is full of great stories, Pete.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 31, 2023 — 7:50 am

      Haha! My life is about as exciting as watching cows standing in a field. It’s just that George Santos is one of my distant cousins.😊

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  2. This sounds wonderful, Pete – what a good review. Thanks for telling us about it.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 31, 2023 — 7:53 am

      My pleasure, Toni. I hope things are well with you and your family.

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  3. Congratulations, Pete on winning! I’m not usually a reader of romance either, but I agree with you about Pam’s writing style. Great review!

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    1. Thanks much, Mark. Pete does an amazing job explaining why a twisty “romance” tale can be enjoyed by both sexes. I’m flying high from his review.

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    2. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 3:57 pm

      There’s plenty of suspense in Twin Desires for those who don’t care for romance. Fasten your seat belt, Mark. In that respect, it reminds me of Vanished.

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  4. D.L. Finn, Author January 27, 2023 — 6:26 am

    Great review and story too! I have this one waiting for me on my kindle.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 8:04 am

      You won’t be disappointed, Denise. It’s engaging from start to finish.

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    2. Whoo hoo!! I love when my fellow bloggers pick up one of my books and go for the ride. 🙂

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  5. Everything Pam does is 5-star, including collaboration with her blog buddies and students friends. Pam is also very supportive of others’ work. She wrote a rave endorsement for my upcoming book: My Checkered Life. . . so appreciative of her support. And she always comments on my blog as well.

    I like how you spread the cheer too, Pete. You broadcast the good and it comes back to you in spades. Bravo! 😀

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    1. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 8:02 am

      It’s only natural when people gravitate toward those like Pamela with a warm and welcoming personality. It doesn’t surprise me when others chime in with their words of praise for her because we see the same qualities.

      Speaking of which, please let me know how I can get my hands on My Checkered Life (either now or when it comes out), Marian. I want to read it because I know it will be terrific and also gives me a chance to support a blogger who always does the same for others.

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      1. One press-proof copy of My Checkered Life has left the publisher and is enroute to my address as we speak. I’ll be able to inspect it and then give the nod for multiple copies to be printed. Very soon, you’ll get an update about ordering status. Your encouragement here made my day, Pete! 😀

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      2. Pete – I can attest to you that Marian’s second memoir is fascinating, well-written, and has many lessons for us all. I can’t wait for it to be officially released.

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    2. Gee, Marian. I was going to leave for a walk soon (finally the snow has melted and it’s not bitter cold) but I won’t be able to walk… I’ll be floating thanks to your kind words. Pete’s post here has me whistling Ode to Joy (try it, it’s surprisingly fun). 🙂 You bring up such an excellent point – the way Pete “spreads the cheer” is appreciated beyond measure.

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  6. What a great post, Pete. This was more than a review, it was a story. I love backstories, and this one was terrific. Pam is one of my favorite bloggers, too. I remember the Trash Man, but I didn’t remember your suggested ending. It was not cheesy, and I’m glad you included football (no surprise.) The book certainly sounds good, perfect for a snow day reading. I love how her student is her co-author. Best to you, Pete.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 7:55 am

      I knew the teacher/student angle would get you as it did me, Jennie. In the coming year, I’m going to try and invite some ex-students to read with me at assisted living. It might seem a bit bizarre to some to still be involved in their lives years later, but there are still lessons to be taught and learned at any age.

      Yesterday, I got the opportunity to say goodbye to one of the most influential people in my life, both as an educator and a quality person. I took Nancy (former colleague, principal, writing group member, and her most important role—dear friend) to the airport as she moved to Colorado to be closer to her daughter. She is one of those educators who is everything right about teaching, and I will always be grateful for the life lessons she taught me.

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      1. Pete, I think inviting former students to be guest readers at assisted living is a fabulous idea! The students get life lessons, and the seniors get reading aloud. Win-win. It’s not bizarre at all. Good teachers (like you) don’t let go of their students. Honestly, I think it’s a lifeline that connects teachers and students.

        Nancy. You have written about her. She was soup to nuts, and everything in between. You are very lucky that she was such an important part of your life. Saying goodbye had to be tough. Thank you for telling me, Pete.

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    2. You’re right, Jennie. Pete wrote this post like a fascinating story that has backstories and frontstories and fun stories within the story! 🙂 I loved writing Twin Desires with one of my students (whose children, btw, attended the same schools mine did at the time). In my classes, her writing was so similar to mine that I had the brilliant idea that we could write a fun tale together. (I’m laughing at the brilliant part, but we had such a great time writing this book together.) We were only acquaintances before we co-authored, but we bonded during the experience and have been close friends ever since.

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      1. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 3:52 pm

        As you probably know, Pam, Jennie is the queen of connecting with her students and her students’ families. They know when someone cares as much as Jennie does and appreciate the nurturing environment she creates.

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      2. Yes, Pete’s story did exactly that! And, I love hearing your own backstory about writing the book. Best to you, Pam!

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  7. Hi Pete, a brilliant review of, and post about, Pam’s book. I have two of her books on the lengthily TBR of mine.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 26, 2023 — 10:07 am

      Ah, the overflowing TBR list—something I’m quite familiar with. I’m off to a faster start with my reading this year, but I’m sure I’ll just replace those with others. It’s a bit of the same feeling of being on a treadmill. Hopefully, exercising our bodies and minds will prove beneficial as we get older.

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      1. Sally’s been writing a series on the brain and prevention of dementia. Reading is right up there on the brain exercise list.

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      2. petespringerauthor January 26, 2023 — 11:27 pm

        I’ve been following her series. As you may remember, I read to seniors twice a week for thirty-minute sessions. Their cognitive abilities and ability to follow along come in varying degrees, yet it’s pretty interesting for me as the reader to watch them to see if they connect to the stories.

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      3. That is a great thing to do. I do remember it.

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      4. I completely believe that reading keeps our brains’ wiring intact and energized. And actually, I think writing enlivens our brains even more. Robbie – I’m glad I’m in your (rather large, I know) TBR list. Can’t wait till you get to mine. 🙂

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  8. What a great post about a fabulous writer and blogger, Pete. Twin Desires was the first of Pam’s books that I read, and since then, I’ve enjoyed everything else she’s published. And her blog is a hoot. She always has kind comments for her visitors – a positive and gracious person through and through. Congrats on writing the best finish to her story! I’m going to have to try harder. Lol. And huge congrats to Pam on the wonderful review. 🙂

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    1. petespringerauthor January 26, 2023 — 8:14 am

      “A hoot” is an excellent descriptor for Pam’s blog. Besides being a superb writer and someone who exudes charisma and positivity, she seems like the kind of person who would be fun to be around. Of course, I’m a sucker for a good teacher/student angle. 😊

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      1. I’ll bet she’s a blast to hang out with. 🙂

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    2. Diana – well, just THANK YOU. I’m laughing at the “hoot” description. Patricia Tilton (blogger on children’s books) compares my blog posts to Erma Bombeck’s writing. I was a little offended at first, because although some of my stories are funny/silly, I’m quite serious about the subject matter. Ha. (Plus, I mean, how about my FANTASY stories, and ones like The Trash Plan??? 🙂 ) Then I read more about Erma and her stories and I was flattered.

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      1. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 3:48 pm

        Erma Bombeck was one of my mom’s favorite authors. I would most definitely take that comparison as a compliment.

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      2. Erma was wonderful, and in most humor there is a bit of truth about life that we can relate too. Your stories are great and always leave the reader with some soft feelings, sometimes a smile, sometimes a tear, sometimes a lovely sigh.

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  9. An autographed copy! Well aren’t you the one? Very impressive

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    1. petespringerauthor January 26, 2023 — 8:07 am

      Haha! Yes, even my mother thought I was special.🤣 I have an author friend who, much like me, doesn’t take himself that seriously. Our joke is we hope that autographing our books doesn’t lower their value. Thanks for the early morning chuckle, Ally.

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      1. That’s funny, you two. I must add (yes, I really must) that when I’ve read my children’s books to kids at their schools, they ‘beg’ me to sign their books, and then they walk around like they have just acquired gold. Young kids revere authors. It’s quite a high, because out in the cold cruel world, authors can get no respect. Pete – I was tickled that you included a photo of my autograph to you. Truly, thanks for making this author feel like she’s just been sprinkled with gold dust.

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      2. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 3:46 pm

        I saw that same reaction when our school used to have author visits. It makes such a difference when the teachers have read some of the author’s books to the kids before they arrive because it raises the kids’ appreciation and admiration of someone and makes the writer seem like a rock star.

        Creating a story from scratch that is logical and entertaining is a huge turn-on. Yet, I greatly respect the entire process as I navigate the twists and turns.

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  10. I love Pamela’s writing too, Pete. I read the first two books you mentioned and thought I’d read this one too, but don’t recognise it from your description. I’ll have to look for it. I’ve also read and reviewed her two gorgeous picture books. She is an inspiring writer.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 26, 2023 — 8:02 am

      It’s an older book (I think her first), which is why it hasn’t been on our radar, Norah. One of the first things I look for in any great writer is the ability to make us feel something, and it wasn’t long before I was invested in these characters. I’m sure you can connect with the feeling of “I have to know how this turns out.” I found the conclusion satisfying.

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      1. Yes, I can identify, Pete. I appreciate your recommendation.

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    2. Norah – you have been such an INCREDIBLE SUPPORTER of my two children’s books. We bloggers keep each other going, because you know how challenging it can be to not only write a book, but then to ‘get it out there.’

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      1. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 3:34 pm

        I second your comment, Pam. Like many other teachers, Norah always looks out for her students and blogging buddies. I love having friends on different continents—such is the magic of blogging and the internet.

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      2. Yep. Challenging is definitely what it is. 🤔😂

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  11. I love getting signed author copies of my favorite books and treasure them on my bookshelf. Good for you, Pete! Wonderful review- congrats to Pam and Ashley on what promises to be a page-turner.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 9:09 pm

      I know I feel silly when people ask me if I can sign my book for them, but as a reader, I know the feeling of having a signed copy makes it seem more valuable.

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      1. I bet Jacquie has autographed a lot of her own books, as well. I felt silly at first also, when readers asked me to sign one of my books. But now I get a kick out of it. It shows that the reader takes you (as an author) and your book seriously. That’s huge.

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  12. Lovely review of Pam’s book, Pete. When your post arrived in my inbox, I knew exactly what Twin Desires referred to. You wanna know why? Because I have this book as well (eBook version). You wanna know why? Because I guessed the ending of one of Pam’s stories as well, a couple of years ago. 🙂 Unfortunately, I haven’t read the book yet. I sure wish I had more time to read!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 9:07 pm

      I think engaging more people to respond to a blog post is a great approach. I mean, who doesn’t like to win stuff? I’ll admit it was the creativity of the post rather than the desire to want to own this book that made me respond. Yet, after the book arrived, I was hooked from the get-go.

      I have the luxury of having more free time than you, Liesbet. I’m off to a fast pace with my reading this year. Will I keep up this pace is an entirely other question?

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      1. Liesbet and Pete – the funny thing is that I had no intention of making the ending of The Trash Plan into a contest. But when I got to the end of my post (I try to keep my stories under 400 words) I didn’t know what was going to happen next, so figured, huh, let’s see what someone else comes up with. I have won the contest in spades, thanks to the response I’ve gotten from that post, and now Pete’s reactions and review. Wowee.

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  13. I love that you got an autographed copy of Pamela’s book! And it sounds like a wonderful read. I am off to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 9:00 pm

      I find that signed copies from authors I know have more sentimental value than those I don’t. Sure, I’d like to own a signed copy from a famous author, but still, it wouldn’t hold the same intrinsic value.

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      1. Exactly! I feel the same!

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      2. Hey, I’m a famous author, Pete. At least you make me feel like one. 🙂

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      3. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 3:28 pm

        Don’t forget us little people when you hit the big time, my friend. 😊

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    2. Thanks, Jan. Twin Desires is my first published novel – my first ‘baby,’ so to speak – and has a special place in my heart. When I was writing it (with my co-author), I’d dream about the characters, which helped me with each upcoming chapter. Cool, huh?

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  14. Well done Pete, it’s always fun having a signed book on your shelf, especially with a story of how it got there. I am off into the ether to follow the link now.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:31 am

      Sorry/not sorry to send you down that rabbit hole, Janet. I figured most people could care less about my suggestion for the end of her story, but I decided to include it. I’m a bit like you and find myself going off on tangents, Janet.

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    2. Hi Janet. If you go into the ether and follow the link, you’ll see why I chose Pete’s ending. I like happy endings and I like the way he wrote it!

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  15. Good luck to Pam and Ashley with their new book. Shared on Twitter.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:29 am

      Thanks for sharing, Pete. You’re always great about supporting your fellow bloggers/writers.

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  16. Love this post Pete – bravo to both of you for your roles in it!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:27 am

      As a guy who always gives us a lot of interesting backstories on your movie and music posts, I thought you might enjoy reading about this.

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    2. Thanks John, Pete’s blog post about a post that led to reading my book and then the back story of the book and the review of the book itself. PHEW, masterful! 🙂

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  17. Congratulations to Pam and Ashley on the excellent review–and thank you for the reminder to follow Pam’s site. I’ve been meaning to.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:25 am

      I know you already follow a ton of sites, but I can highly recommend Pam’s. I suspect that you’ll enjoy her short stories and flash fiction pieces. If you enjoy her blog, I recommend buying her Flashes of Life book because it’s a collection of funny and touching grandma and mother stories.

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      1. Thank you for the recommendation, Pete!

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    2. And I’m following you now Liz. I read your wonderful comments on blogs we both follow. I feel like we know each other already. 🙂

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      1. Thank you, Pam! I look forward to reading your blog posts.

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      2. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 3:25 pm

        Liz is one of the most supportive bloggers around, Pam. I read a wonderful comment from her on another blog recently where she stated she only does book reviews for other indies. If I recall, her theory is that indies need all the support they can get since they’re doing their own promotion.

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  18. Great review, Pete. You should consider going into the business of writing reviews! I prefer nonfiction, but Pamela and Ashley’s book sounds captivating. My daughter-in-law loves romance mysteries and she has a birthday soon. Guess what she’s getting? Then I’ll borrow it!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:23 am

      I appreciate the compliment, Nancy, but it’s hard to write a compelling review if the story doesn’t sell itself.

      I’ve shared this with you before, but I’ve been reading to seniors in assisted living for many months. Before I choose a book, I ensure it’s got an engaging plot and is not too difficult for them to follow. I give them just a taste of the plot ahead of time. It’s a reminder that all ages like great stories, regardless of genre.

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      1. I absolutely LOVE the idea of reading to seniors in assisted living facilities. You are a gem and a star, Pete. When my mom was in assisted living, I read to her and some of her fellow hallmates. They loved it. I was a bit embarrassed, though, because for weeks my mom would proclaim loudly, “My Pammy is an author!” 🙂

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      2. petespringerauthor January 27, 2023 — 3:18 pm

        Aww, that’s a great story. Like most children in school, we want our parents to be proud of us. I can totally picture your mom bursting with pride. I have yet to read my book to them, but I think that day is coming. What I have in my head is finishing the latest draft of my WIP and sharing that to get some feedback. They can be another set of beta readers/listeners.

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    2. That’s what I call a win/win, Nancy. 🙂 Thanks so much, and of course thanks to Pete for introducing me (and my books) to you.

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  19. A great review of Pam’s book. I agree, she has a way with words.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:15 am

      You know us teachers and our students, Darlene. As you can attest, we get invested in their lives. I remember you writing about this exact feeling before.

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    2. Awww, Darlene. Whoops, that’s not a great use of words, but THANK YOU. xo

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  20. A great story on how you got the book, and it sounds an interesting read. Glad you enjoyed it – how would you ever have told Pamela if you hadn’t!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:13 am

      I should have mentioned in my review that much of the story is set in the San Francisco Bay area—a place I’m pretty familiar with. Pamela’s humor and wittiness make her blog a winner, Clive.

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      1. Thanks for the tip, I’ll check her out 😊

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  21. Great review! The storyline is intriguing. I’ll add this to my TBR.

    I love the contest that Pamela had for readers to guess the ending. What a fun way to engage readers!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:10 am

      Yes, it was a perfect way to engage her readers. I immediately wanted to play along. I’m sure you’ve got plenty of blogs to follow already, Moksha, but this would be a great one to add. Her short stories are always contemporary, and many are sweet.

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    2. Hi Moksha. Thanks to Pete, I’ve now discovered your beautiful blog, and am a follower. Another great reason to review each other’s work and share – we “discover” more wonderful people in the blogosphere.

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  22. this i really giving telenovelas, i can’t wait to read it. i think i would love Blake.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:05 am

      Blake is very likable because he’s smart and driven but not full of himself.

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  23. Another stellar review, Pete! Keep them coming and stay well, my friend!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:03 am

      Right back at you, Brad. We’ve finally had a nice stretch of pleasant weather in California after getting slammed for weeks.

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    2. Thanks to Pete and his review and your comment, I am now following your beautiful blog, Brad. The latest poem is – wow – yes I needed to read that. To the present, moment by moment.

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      1. Thank you, Pamela! I am honored to have you in the crowd and grateful for your attention.

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  24. I’ll check this one out. Thanks Pete- great review!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 25, 2023 — 11:02 am

      Might be right up your alley, Stevie. Much like your stories, this one moves along with not many breaks in the action.

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    2. Thanks Stevie. Pete’s review is stellar. I think I might ask him to write my book blurbs from now on!! 🙂

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  25. I’ve read several of Pam’s books–not this one yet. You have really inspired me to read it!

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    1. petespringerauthor January 24, 2023 — 6:56 pm

      I’ve always been a particular fan of Pam’s short stories and flash fiction, but now I’ve read two excellent full-length novels from her.

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    2. Yay, Jacqui (I say selfishly). Twin Desires is a good book for some escapism, and lately, that’s the kind of book I’m reading and writing. On the other hand, life IS a daily suspense, is it not? 🙂

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  26. Great review and it looks like an engaging movie! Did I ever tell you that Tony is a twin? His brother is not too evil though.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 24, 2023 — 6:54 pm

      Speaking of movies, one of my former first-year students has a movie coming out this spring. I look forward to writing that post when it’s about to be released.

      I suspect that Tony will always be cast as a hero. He can be the guy from Mission Impossible or James Bond who creates all the cool gadgets.

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      1. And I meant book…not sure why I wrote movie and nIn was confused for a minute by your movie reference :😊

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    2. Many readers have suggested to me that Twin Desires would make a great movie. I’ve already decided who the actors would be. 🙂 Interestingly, some of the publishers who looked at Twin Desires decided to not pursue the book because of the twin theme. “Enough twin stories out there,” one editor said. I tend to disagree. :-0

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  27. I could see this plot as a movie, especially with the evil twin twist.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 24, 2023 — 6:50 pm

      Yes, it has all of the feel of a story that could easily be made into a movie. The twin brother, Alex, has next to no redeeming values and is the kind of villain people will have no trouble rooting against.

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    2. I agree – would make a GREAT fun movie. Waiting for it to be discovered by a smart producer. Thanks to Pete I’ve now found your blog and am following you. Glad you’re recovering from Mr. C!

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  28. A terrific review, Pete, and congratulations to Pam and Ashley.

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    1. petespringerauthor January 24, 2023 — 6:47 pm

      Thanks, John! A solid story is more important to me than the genre.

      Continued success with your book tour.

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    2. Thank you, John. And the good news is that I’ve finally begun your newest book – The Last Drive. It’s terrific and very thought-provoking. I love the way you encourage your readers to think of life everlasting, with the help of James and Sam. ❤

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      1. Thank you for the comment, Pam. My purpose in writing the story is to slow us all down a little to consider the alternatives to life as we know it. I would be very pleased if more seriousness was given to everlasting life as a result of reading the book. Thanks, again. 😊

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  29. Sounds like a good read and I love all back and forth connections

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    1. petespringerauthor January 24, 2023 — 6:46 pm

      I would love to write a book with one of my students. I’ve lost count of how many have gone into teaching, though I know the count is getting up there.

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    2. Hi Beth. Twin Desires was so much fun to write with Ashley. And I think the fun can be felt while reading the book. xo

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