Author Archive: Dorlana

Book Club Review for July 2017: “Brunch at Bobby’s”


July 2017 Theme: Brunch Book Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 24-49) draws a month and a genre/theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book in their category and host the meeting. The group has approximately 3 weeks to read the book and then we get together for themed …

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Midsummer Nights Dream + Witches = Dream Spell Poem


Dream Spell by Dorlana Vann (Inspired by Midsummer Nights Dream)   She never knew where she’d go when she closed her eyes Her deep dreams bewitched, and her sleeping soul stolen Always to follow her love through tomorrow’s skies Cursed by her own craft, ties deliberately woven.   “I place this herb where I have …

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Free eBook: The Trouble with Scarecrows


To achieve the future he planned, Neal must play by Brenda’s rules My publisher (Soul Mate Publishing) just informed me that, for the first time, The Trouble with Scarecrows – Kindle eBook edition – is free on Amazon for a limited time.  You can get your copy now until June 16, 2017. The story has new dating terms and …

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Rerelease: Jaclyn’s Ghost – Paperback & eBook Giveaway


Hi friends, On its 8th year anniversary, Jaclyn’s Ghost now has a new cover, and (for the first time) it is available all by itself in paperback. Jaclyn’s Ghost has been through a lot over the years. I finished the first draft in 2006. The book was first published back in May 2009 by Tease …

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Sleeping Beauty Inspired Poem


Destiny by Dorlana Vann A bequeathed curse placed upon a kingdom. A century of thorns and valiant deaths. A beautiful rose dreams of love’s freedom. Without a mere glimpse he pursues his quest. Fate leads the way and parts the tangled briar. Gently he walks through a city at rest. Destiny sleeps deep in a …

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Boovies Book and Movie Club’s Review for March 2017: Beauty and the Beast


Book/Movie Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 24-48) draws a month and a genre/theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book and movie in their category. (They do not have to be one in the same.) The group has approximately 3 weeks to read the book and then we …

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Fairy Tale Motifs Revisited


Recently, I was looking up the classic telling (1756) of “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont and one of the things that I found interesting was that it was classified as type 425C, which is Search for a lost husband  in Aarne-Thompson – Types of the Folk Tale. It reminded me of an article I had written …

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