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Crystal Collier
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Something sinister, something strange, something...funny? What happens when you make a deal with a djinn but leave the crackers home? Happy Monday. Enjoy some cheese!
Fizzing bubbles tickled my lips as I tilted the vial and attempted to ignore the impish smile of the djinn who’d supplied it. New growth, he’d promised. New hope for the gimp who’d found only a Band-Aid solution in the ...
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It's spotlight day! I've been so busy preparing for the baby that I totally forgot this was coming, but check it out. Meet me, (if you haven't already...) and learn about the FABULOUS new Lightning Quick Reads blog. Free stories in the form of epic Flash Fiction. 
Today we're spending a little extra time getting to know Lightning Quick Reads author, Crystal Collier. First let’s take a gander at Crystal’s bio: Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historic...
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What happens when people take themselves too seriously...and a TRIPLE BOOK giveaway!
Do you ever take yourself too seriously? I think that happens WAY too much in this world. My hubby and I like to sit back and chuckle at books, movies and TV shows that are all drama while being totally unbelievable. On that ...
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Guess what? Loni and I contributed to the same anthology. How cool is that? Check out her latest release and guess the lie to win a copy, plus read a free excerpt from the anthology we're both in: Of Mist and Magic. (Fairytale retellings.)

My contribution, THE FOURTH WISH: Four fairytales masterfully woven together. We always hear what happens to the prince or princess, but what becomes of the fairy granting happily-ever-afters?
Do you love fairytales? Today I'm excited to share in the with a GIVEAWAY! But first... Several months ago I was contacted and offered the opportunity to contribute to a fairytale retelling anthology, and seriou...
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For my anniversary, I'm sharing some of the secrets I've learned about establishing true and lasting relationships. What are your thoughts? What can you add? 
Wedding Day, Jan. 2000 Have you ever read about star-crossed love and wondered if it's real?  It is. One of my reviewers for SOULLESS suggested it's highly possible I am very happily married. She's right. Today is my 15 ...
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It's short story time! Check out this gem including dimension travel, action, adventure, the unexpected, and a touch of fate in the mix.
The Call “Serve with honor.” Chancelor Baltine’s voice echoes up the cathedral-like arches of the ceremonial hall, muffled only by three chancellors and the eight of us. Baltine bows his head and extends the source of my f...
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For all my bloggy friends, it's time to share my announcement...and tell a story. Miracles are real.
I'm back! Did you miss me? Okay, I'm not really back, but I'm getting there. As of June, Writerly Wednesdays will start up again, but only one every two weeks until I feel like a human being again. (Which is coming along quit...
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Elizabeth Seckman is so sweet to offer a baby-shower giveaway today, and I've got a late freebie for romance/paranormal lovers.
You love giveaways, right? Well, as per usual (as of 2015), I've got a short free read for you AND an amazing giveaway.  Firstly, if you missed my announcement about Lightning Quick Reads, let me share again. IT'S A FLASH ...
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Great thoughts for anyone working on a title. 
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Reminiscing over the bizarre fashions people dared to call "style" in the 80's. Which ones are most repulsive? Oh, and we're giving away TWO YA books!!! Win Alchemy, chosen as one of 50 Indie books readers must read.
Big Hair There have been some TRULY awful fashion trends through the ages, but I think the 80's trump them all (especially for men). Seriously. What were we thinking? Rats Tails High Top The Mullet The Mohawk I PITY THE FO...
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Have you ever come across a site with free reads that made you squee? (Other than Wattpad...) I'm loving this one. Oh, and we've got a fabulous book up for grabs today.
Do you love flash fiction? I totally do. So much so that when I was invited to contribute to a FREE READS flash fiction blog, there was only one answer.  Duh!!! So let me introduce you to the brand new... There ...
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LOVE this short story. Such a great message--one we tend to forget in the day to day grind. 
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Writer/Teacher/Composer
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  • Raybourne Publishing
    Author, 2013 - present
    Moonless 2013 Soulless 2014 Bellezza 2014
  • Immortal the Musical
    Writer/Composer, 2003 - present
  • Black Diamond Productions
    Writer/Composer, 2003 - 2006
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Author (Maiden of Time Trilogy), cheese aficionado, professional Chicken, and home schooling mom.
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Crystal Collier, author of MOONLESS, is a former composer/writer for Black Diamond Productions. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese.
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Doctor Schwartz seemed to be very knowledgeable and very personable. My experience on an initial consultation was excellent, except that he forgot to send home samples with me. My test results concluded that we should start into Immunotherapy, or allergy shots. I sent in the consent form to begin, and was told I'd be contacted within two weeks. After two and a half weeks I finally called them. I was told I'd need twice as many shots/twice the cost the doctor had told me, and when I explained what the physician said, was told the doctor would be consulted and I would receive a call back. A week later I called back. They had called, but not left a message. Now that that was all straightened out, I discovered that as a self-pay patient I had been over-charged for the initial visit. The staff member promised to take care of that, and said my shots should be ready the following Monday and that I would receive a call. (It was a Friday.) I waited until Tuesday and finally called. Change of story. Their people prepared shots only on Thursday and Fridays, but they put a note on my order to make it a top priority so I could come in Thursday afternoon. Again, I waited for the call. No call. Finally I called on Friday. Apparently they closed at noon. My patience is wearing thin with this clinic. We're two weeks past when treatment should have started and I'm still uncertain any progress has been made. At this point I'm considering taking my self-pay business elsewhere. Surely there are people who value customer service?
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Our first experience in the office was to remove stitches from my son's chin. This should not have been a difficult and traumatic/painful process. My father was a doctor and I watched/experienced many instances of stitch removal. I seriously had the impression the doctor had never done it before, and my brave 4 yr old had a hard time sitting through the tugging and twisting. (Honestly, there was tugging and twisting. I could have done a better job at home with scissors.) When we came back for physicals, I had filled out paperwork and requested our transfer of immunization records, however, the staff had somehow overlooked or LOST the request form. I filled out another one, disgusted and resolved not to return if possible. Two years later I contacted them to retrieve my children's records. This turned into a week long process of calling and talking to one person after another only to get transferred to another office or person and promised a return call that never came. In the end I finally tracked down the kids records to find my second request for immunization records was never completed. Incompetent staff, incompetent doctor, long office wait, and overall irritation.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I first became alarmed when I looked at his schedule book and noticed the sporadic appointments. Still further I worried when he didn't tell me--like every other dentist in the world that I really needed to floss. But hey, I appreciated that my teeth didn't hurt after the cleaning (very sensitive) and that the office felt comfortable--unlike some dentists I've seen in the NY area. The clincher however is when he completed the first filling. It still hurts--every time I bite down and although I plan to go back and have him fix the problem, you only get one set of teeth. Why trust them to incompetence--or better yet, a lack of care? Not only this through our office discussions he defended poor dentistry, an instant red flag. He's a nice guy, but I think he's more preoccupied with his image than his work.
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Public - 7 years ago
reviewed 7 years ago