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Better Tagging for Increased Traffic

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What interests you? Cooking? Drawing? Photography? Fishing? Travel? No matter your hobby or passion, there is a community of people on who share your interests.

Exploring tags in the Reader is a great way for you to discover great new authors to read and blogs to follow. What’s more, tagging your posts is a great way for the like-minded to find your posts in the Reader and discover your blog.

Tag your posts to attract new readers

While many bloggers write purely for the love of it, it feels great when someone reads your post, clicks on the like button, and takes the time to comment thoughtfully. Tagging your posts helps people to find them in the Reader, increasing the chance that a new visitor stops by to check out your blog.

Tagging is one part art and one part science. Shane Francescut often…

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Review of Vengeance is Mine by Harry James Krebs

Vengeance is Mine (Benjamin Tucker, #1)Vengeance is Mine by Harry James Krebs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book came to me via a review request and I am so pleased I accepted, I couldn’t put it down. It is an excellent story of Ben Tucker, a crime writer cum journalist, who when he hears of a gruesome murder in his home town, it brings back painful memories of the murder of his first girlfriend years ago, and he feels compelled to offer his services to the police. Then there is a second murder, a serial killer is at large.
Ben has only recently married, and his description: ‘She was high-society money, but I was a mutt,’ sums it up, but he never married Maggie for her money. It was a real love match. His family plead with him not to become involved, it is too dangerous, but the more they become dragged into the serial killer’s clutches, the more determined Ben is to solve the crimes.
The whole family are a lovely believable group of people and the author’s description of Oscar, the family dog, whose two left legs are shorter than his two right ones create welcome lighter moments. As does Ben’s relationship with Lieutenant Netter.
And the ending! Well, I didn’t see that coming. A very clever, well-written story. I understand this is the first in the series. The author has created a great character in Ben Tucker and I look forward to reading more thrillers involving him and his family.

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Review of Chasing Prophecy by James Moser

Chasing ProphecyChasing Prophecy by James Moser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It took me a little while to get into the story. At first, it didn’t appear to be going anywhere and I thought I had made a mistake reading a YA book. It was just a story about a boy called Mo, who has two ‘Mums’, and who gets bullied at school because of the relationship between the two women. His best friend Max, always seems to be protecting him, and a girl called Kazzy, who Mo idolises, is always around to stand up for him. Then Kazzy and her mother join a commune in the mountains, called the Bethlehem Ranch, where everyone’s names are changed. Kazzy becomes Prophecy. The locals call it a cult not a commune and are suspicious of it. The story picks up when Love Bethlehem, the leader of the commune, dies and his sons take over. The commune owes a lot of back taxes, and the kids get drawn into illegal dealings and threatened if they ever go to the police. The pace certainly hots up from then on. An accident happens, or is it a murder? One of the young kids goes missing and help comes from something else living in the mountains, who or what is it? I think teenagers/young adults would thoroughly enjoy this book and certainly relate to the characters in it. Very well written.

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