Happy Blogiversary to Me! ๐Ÿ˜„

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6500 Posts!


Dozens of great blogger friends!

Countless smiles and good times!

Many thanks for your follows, Likes, comments, and support!

Here’s to another year of book posts, author spotlights, and reviews…

… and I’m still unsupervised! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Ž


10 Years… and Counting!


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Can’t believe it’s been ten years since this little blog began as a landing page for Region E of Michigan’s south central chapter of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) when I served as a local president, council president and board member.

A lot has changed.

My children are ADULTS, grown and on their own and I stepped away from PTA.

I got fed up with Facebook drama and transitioned this site to a book blog in support of mainly indie authors.

More than 5,000 posts have found their way to these blog pages and received more than 121,000 views and 4500 comments. Many thanks to followers and supporters who make Nesie’s Place a regular stop during their online time.

I’ve made some amazing contacts, and even better… some amazing friends.

I’ve self-published.

I’ve written and posted close 100 short stories on FeliciaDenise.com.

I learned what a Drabble is.

I won a writing challenge.

And I’ve learned quite a bit about blogging, writing, people… and myself.

I’m looking forward to the future and getting back to writing, though the journey will be bittersweet.

I lost my two biggest cheerleaders this year.

My husband, Dennis, in May


(He was always my biggest supporter, reading everything I wrote… then complaining because there was no teleportation, earth-shattering explosions, epic battles, secret portals, guys named Gus and Deke… or zombies. He knew I hated zombies.)

and my mom last weekend.

It’s not lost on me that during my last conversation with Mom, she commented, “I should let you go. I’ve kept you on this phone for two hours and you probably need to write something or do one of those blog thingys.”

Mom. God bless her.

It’s not going to be easy, but I’d better get busy writing… and doing those blog thingys.



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Stories that make you throw your eReader at the wall #amreading

Karissa’s on full blast – Listen Up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sexy Romance Novels

Most of the time when I read a book I didnโ€™t enjoy, I just move along and pick up another book without saying anything about it or leaving a review.

However, there are times when a book rouses very strong emotions and Iโ€™ve just gotta vent.

First of all, Iโ€™ve got to vent about stories that masquerade as romance novels.

Why do some authors label erotica as romance?

I read erotica. Iโ€™m not ashamed of it. But it pisses me off when I buy a book expecting a romantic story and get pure erotica instead.

Secondly, why do some writers equate being submissive to being spineless and senseless?

We get a female character who supposedly has her act together. But the minute she likes a male Dominant, her sanity and safety flies out of the window.

In this story, whose title I shall not mention, I was cringing and screamingโ€ฆ

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Did WordPress Burp?


Was there a WordPress update… or outage that I missed?

For over a week (more like ten days), I received no notifications of ANY kind, and my Wp reader was wonky. ๐Ÿ˜ง

I’ve crawled through Wp blogs and forums searching for a “clue” with no success. ๐Ÿ˜’

I’ve checked and double-checked all my settings… nothing was changed. ๐Ÿ˜ถ

Now, notifications are beginning to ‘trickle’ back. ๐Ÿ˜•

Has this happened to anyone else? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Is the Force no longer with me? ๐Ÿ˜

Apologies for the ton of blog posts I know I’ve missed! ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ