Author Archive: Dorlana

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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“The Trouble with Scarecrows” is on Reading Alley


My contemporary romance, The Trouble with Scarecrows, is available to download and review on Reading Alley until June 24, 2017. Reading Alley is a review site that not only gives members free books to download but you can also gain points towards rewards for honest reviews. The Trouble with Scarecrows is a Romantic Comedy all about food, …

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Free: Supernatural Fairy Tales


Free Kindle download of Supernatural Fairy Tales today through March 25, 2017. Supernatural Fairy Tales is my collection of 9 paranormal short stories all inspired by fairy tales. If You Feed a Wolf – Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Vampire’s New Suit – The Emperor’s New Clothes … but with Vampires. Blueberry Eyes – …

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Boovies book and movie club’s Review for February 2017: Before I go to Sleep


February’s Book and Movie Review Theme: Looking Back 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 …

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Chapter 1 – The Trouble with Scarecrows


The Trouble with Scarecrows  is the second book in the Trouble with Men series – However, the books are stand-alone & can be read in any order. Chapter 1   Brenda Fisher hesitated at the door of the multiplex as if she stood at the entrance to hell. The long corridor was faintly lit by electric candelabras …

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Fairy Tale Poetry


Fairy’s Sorrow By Dorlana Vann I’m sheltered from the rain, But still I feel the mist. It mixes with my pain Confirming I exist. I’m covered by the leaves Living amongst the trees. The more I see and learn The more the world I yearn. Inspired by The Dryad by Hans Christian Anderson

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