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Book Review: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James

A historical suspense with a big dose of the paranormal, “The Haunting of Maddy Clare” is a ghost story, with the titular character as the ghost. But, though the story revolves around Maddy Clare, the protagonist is Sarah Piper, a temp whose agency sent her to assist

5 tips to protect your identity and celebrate refund season

The holidays may be over, but refund season is just beginning, and there’s a lot to celebrate. This tax season, while consumers are eagerly awaiting their refund, tax preparation companies, tax officials and the IRS are working together to combat one of the fastest growing threats for

Behind the Scenes: Nautica Fall 2016

For Fall/Winter 2016, Nautica’s menswear collection was drawn from nautical traditions that have been updated for the commuting urban dweller. Within this city we love, the details, textures, architecture and experiences molded the collection. The steel and the stone. The grids and the signs. The bridges that

Book Review: Taken by the Raider by Dani Collins

There is an old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Perhaps, Aubrey Hargrave had never heard of it because though she had a disastrous affair with corporate raider Griffen Woodlock when he took over the company she used to work

Tips on using a balance transfer to become debt-free

If you’re carrying a balance on your credit card, don’t worry — most Americans are too. In fact, the average U.S. household carries just over $15,000 of credit card debt, which isn’t a bad thing when managed properly. Let’s look at the big picture. You most likely

How NOT to Interview a Gay Mafioso

It’s Bridal Fashion Week, and New York’s Seventh Avenue—aka Fashion Avenue—is filled with a different vibe from fashionistas. While the names on the roster remain the same—Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier topping the list—the feeding frenzy of the womenswear season is gone. What remains are small

Brodie Steele: Not Just Another Pretty Face

An Interview with Brodie Steele, titular character of “Steele: Into Your Heart ” If you’re from the Charleston area, then you have heard of Chrome & Steele. If you’ve heard of Chrome & Steele, then chances are you have met Brodie Steele. And, if you are into

What you can do to protect yourself from card fraud in 2016

You may have already received your new credit or debit card equipped with a microchip. If you haven’t received your new chip card, you most likely will by the time your card expires. The EMV chip technology is intended to help reduce debit and credit card fraud,

6 musts for an award-winning viewing party

Award season is here. Each year, Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to celebrate the industry’s hottest movies, shows and stars. Make it a night to remember by bringing the festivities into your home with an award show viewing party. 1. Engage guests with entertaining invitations. Free

Book Review: The Tycoon’s Forced Bride by Jane Porter

A short and very intense read, “The Tycoon’s Forced Bride” by Jane Porter seemed to have been written with the East Coast storm system in mind. I was reading it when New York was being battered by a blizzard and guess what? Malcolm McKenzie and Ava Galvan,