I started reading Margaret Leigh’s The Wrong Shade of Yellow on a grey Monday morning in November. I had the makings... Read more of this blog post »
Ice crystals on glass
cold sketches fragile lacework
stars watch and admire
Silver light mist falls
lies on the river dense pall
gulls call frozen ghosts.
Wind veers to the north
damp mist quenches leaf fire
gulls drift silent-winged
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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher
I remember when I read Ketchup Clouds by the same author back last year, that I really wanted to review it because it is all kinds of awesome and I don’t know if I can rest without everyone reading it, but reviewing it would have given away ev...Read more of this blog post »
As it has become a yearly tradition, the Maxwell Family would like to share several things we feel especially blessed with. To give a slightly different twist, though, we’re prefacing it with the top three items we’re ALL thankful for.
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
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#CurrentlyReading Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. I’m 167 pages in and enjoying it so far! Has anyone read this? #snowlikeashes #sararaasch #fridayreads #highfantasy #fantasy #yalit #bookstagram #vscobooks #bookworm
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We’ve been playing Christmas music since we put up our treeon October 31st (and we’ve been known to play it at random times throughout the year!).
I know that’s a big no-no for many people, so out of respect for your sensibilities, I waited until today to share this Spotify playlist with you....Read more of this blog post »
Mine are here:
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In honor of Black Friday I decided to put my book on sale. But then I thought, what’s more fun than 1 book on sale? How about 8 books on sale?! So, I got together with 7 of my most talented author friends and we created this mega sale.
I hope you find at least 1 book on this list...Read more of this blog post »
In the depths of the Louisiana swamps, clans of bear shifters roam freely. Hawke Turnclaw, the Alpha over all of his kind, is drowning in the legacy left to him by the Alpha before him, his own father. When he goes on a rescue mission to save a rogue Bl... Read more of this blog post »
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In the year 2043, a renowned inventor unveils his master creation — five scientifically spawned baby dragons. He leads them to a home, schools them in survival skills and hints at the magic that surrounds them. But can any creator retain total control over his creation? DR...
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Hello Everyone! Welcome to My November Symposium!
This month is a time for reflection. 2014 has been filled with so many wonderful moments and memories, so I’ve asked my friends and fellow authors to discuss what they are thankful for this year. Read on and find out what everyone had to say!
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Here is the Vlog Q&A I promised. I had areally good time answering everyone's questions. Here is a list of the questions Ianswer in the video:
1. Why did you make Filthy a serial novel instead of a single, full length novel?
2. Why did you choose such a sensitive subject for Filthy?... Read more of this blog post »
Barnes & Nobl... Read more of this blog post »
After working on it for longer than I have ever worked on a book before, this afternoon I finally finished a first draft of my first ever historical novel. Research for this book took close to two years and multiple trips to New York City, with countless hours spent in numerous obscure archives.
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Good times don't last forever!
Marlin, Darlin': Garnet Sullivan
Live from Florida #1
The Devil, the Diva and the Deep Blue Sea
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Well, first of all let me just say I'm delighted to hear th... Read more of this blog post »
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It's been an amazing month for books! I'm more selective about what I read than I used to be, and I tend to pick based on concept (as I'm a fantasy/mythology nerd with an obsession with creative and awesome magic systems).
The Mirror Empireis a fantastic epic fantasy which caught my attention... Read more of this blog post »
Here's a conversation I had recently with my publisher. He has insisted I remove all numbers from our dialogue on the basis of some dodgy confidentiality clause in our publishing agreement; so you'll just have to use your imagination as to those.
But you'll get the gist of his argument.
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The Airship Racing Chronicles is a romantic steampunk adventure feat... Read more of this blog post »
I've been really happy about the reviews for my new novel, especially this review by author Jeanne Griggs, who has a passion for dark sorcerers like my character Henrik Paulsen. (N... Read more of this blog post »
To honor the wishes of the parents of Newtown to "go out and do good" in the world, I am donating 100% of the profits from my books from now until January 15th to the following non... Read more of this blog post »
Breaking Kate is on sale for Black Friday! This is the perfect time to start the series if you haven't already or to pull your friends into The Acceptance Series with you.
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I keep wondering how to market my only holiday story. Many seasonal stories set this time of year are saccharine sweet, light, and fun.
Then there's mine, Keeping Faith, which has the holiday fun mixed with some nail-biting suspen... Read more of this blog post »
I’m very pleased to announceEater of Lives (SPECTR 4) is now available as an audiobook! I’ve really been looking forward to this one, as I always felt narrator Brad Langer would knock the more melancholy scenes in this book out of the park. And did he ever! You can buy the audiobook on Audible,...Read more of this blog post »
Here are some book recommendations for the Black Friday shopper out there on the interwebs. Instead of my usual "three books" post, I'm just throwing up some cool deals for books/series/authors that I enjoy and letting you guys go to town.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - $24.99 - What's...Read more of this blog post »
Holly hears voices as a young girl and is visited by a strange woman (Immaculee Constantine) in her sleep, although she could almost swear she was... Read more of this blog post »
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