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The Divine Right of Billionaires

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When I set out to write a billionaire romance with Boardroom Omega, I had a few goals in mind. One was that I wanted to end the novel with this obscenely wealthy person, to some degree, changing their ways and using that wealth to contribute to society instead of being a parasite. The other goal was to showcase how utterly insane—and I do not use that term lightly—the existence of a billionaire...

Boardroom Omega Preview

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The following is an excerpt from Cherry Pickett’s Boardroom Omega. You can read more about the book here. Chapter One As the clock struck one, Percival breezed back into his office, not quite slamming the door behind him. He heaved a heavy sigh as he slung himself down into the plush of the incredibly expensive leather executive’s chair, the glow of the three monitors dominating his desk...

Who Are Reviews For?

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At this point, I’m fairly firm on my review policy: I don’t read them. That can be discouraging to readers—why bother leaving a review for a book then? It’s a position that took me some time to come to, though, and every time BookTwitter rehashes the reviews drama, I’m only more convinced that my policy is a good one. Reviews Are for Readers That’s it. That’s the answer. Reviews are ultimately...

When Empowerment Becomes a Cudgel: The Life and Death of OwnVoices

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In the last decade, we saw more calls for diversity. Specifically after the riots in Ferguson, voices for racial justice were uplifted. These voices are everywhere on social media, and there are activists who touch on almost every aspect of society, from housing to policing to policies that keep Black children in the inner city from excelling in school. Reading is tied to education, and with it...

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