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Michal  Mahgerefteh Michal Mahgerefteh's blog:
I no longer do well in workshops, class settings, or even group meet ups...it used to be the case many years ago when I was a baby poet. To get me back into the daily writing routine, I start by writing short verses under art/paintings posted on my facebook page. The artists often welcome my poet... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 19:40 • 1 view
Piper Vaughn Piper Vaughn's blog:

Hey, everyone! This time of year you’ll see a bunch of these lists popping up, but I always love to share my favorite reads, so I’m hopping on the bandwagon. :)


Note: While these are the books I read and loved in 2014, not all of them were actually published thisyear. They might just be new-to-m...

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Published on December 22, 2014 15:19 • 1 view
Shirley  Johnson Shirley Johnson's blog:
The Music of Mary Frances will be free to download starting tonight at midnight and going to midnight on Christmas!
on amazon!

download!
Read!
Enjoy!
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Published on December 22, 2014 19:25 • 1 view
Abbi Glines Abbi Glines's blog:

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This is it! Christmas is three short days away. Since this is the last full week of December, it is also the last week of the Very Rosemary Beach Christmas contest.


Click HERE to enter for your chance to win the last Rosemary Beach Christmas basket. There are many ways to enter to win!


Congrats t...

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Published on December 22, 2014 11:23 • 3 views
Carmela Dutra Carmela Dutra's blog:


As this year comes to a close we look back at all it has given us, taken from us, and promised us. As with everything life, all things must some to an end and start anew. As one season slips away fading into memory, a new one is brought to life. A cycle of unending wonder, one of hopes and dreams... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 19:09 • 4 views
Sharon Salzberg Sharon Salzberg's blog:

A friend who was raised as a Christian once told me that from a very young age, whenever he heard the commandment “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” his heart would soar. Then inevitably, his next thought would be the troubled question: But how? How, indeed. What if you actually hate your neighbor,...

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Published on December 22, 2014 14:20 • 1 view
Kerry Lynne Kerry Lynne's blog:
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Published on December 22, 2014 18:43 • 4 views
Willie Lavoy Allison Willie Lavoy Allison's blog:
Oh, I could love and how I could love,
With full heart and tears over every sad face.
Oh, how I could love you like only you could love you,
With I love yous every day baby
Oh Baby that is what I would give you.
I love without, without you
I love without, without you to hold.
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Published on December 22, 2014 18:43 • 24 views
Peter L. Berger Peter L. Berger's blog:

Russian censors are shutting down social networking web pages thatsupportAlexei Navalny, the contentious opposition leader and anti-Putin demonstrator who stands accused of corruption. Reuters reports:


A colleague at Navalny’s Rospil project, which investigates high-level corruption, said on Mond...

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Published on December 22, 2014 14:42 • 1 view
Bronwen Evans Bronwen Evans's blog:

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I’m giving away 5 copies of, Invitation To Passion, my latest Regency historical romance, in book or eBook format AND one of the 5 lucky winners will also win a $20 Amazon, iBook’s or Nook Gift Card. Simply answer the question below to be in to win. Open Internationally (gift cards will be from...

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Published on December 22, 2014 10:29 • 4 views
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:


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a vacation, just the two of us

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Published on December 22, 2014 18:26 • 8 views
Julia Legian Julia Legian's blog:
Christmas is a time for giving so here's my gift to all my beautiful
Goodreads friends. My memoir, The Ugly Daughter is free to download
from the 24-27 of December. Thank you for all your love and support.

Have a wonderful Christmas and safe New Year. See you all in 2015.

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Published on December 22, 2014 18:24 • 12 views
Lindsay Buroker Lindsay Buroker's blog:

I know some of you are waiting for more updates on the pen name, or just more on self-publishing in general, and I’ll be posting some more articles in the new year (in the meantime, check out the new marketing/publishing podcasts I’m a part of: Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing and The Writ...

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Published on December 22, 2014 14:40 • 7 views
Patty Jansen Patty Jansen's blog:

This is a post for writers.


Some background:


In July 2014, Amazon rolled out its Kindle Unlimited program. For $10 a month, Kindle owners in the US, UK, and some European countries can “borrow” as many ebooks as they want. I don’t have a Kindle and if you’re interested in this feature, I suggest yo...

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Published on December 21, 2014 21:48 • 6 views
James  Steele James Steele's blog:
Another Christmas season in [retail]. After this weekend I am so tired. I don't wanna do jack shit. I need to create a submission packet for the new trilogy, but I am having such a hard writing a synopsis. So much stuff happens and it's all so BIG I can't think of how to shrink it down to a diges... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 12:49 • 8 views
Joanne Vruno Joanne Vruno's blog:
The winter solstice gave me ideas for the next book in the Season of Elves series. The words started to flow and so the Christmas baking was put off for awhile. I am still in awe that I am working on my fourth book. It seems like only yesterday that I submitted Loon Child into North Star Press.
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Published on December 22, 2014 18:02 • 6 views
Danielle Steel Danielle Steel's blog:

Hi Everyone,


I was packing up my briefcase today before I travel, and remembered a little book I used to carry in my briefcase, and put away a few years ago. It was about Gratitude, and I loved the stories in it, it was by Melody Beatie, I think. I don’t mean to sound like Goody Two Shoes with my...

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Published on December 22, 2014 10:00 • 6 views
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Kristine Kathryn Rusch's blog:

Before he left to fight in World War II, Jack promised Myrtle he’d be home for Christmas. But Myrtle begged Jack not to make a promise he couldn’t keep.Christmas after Christmas, decade after decade, Myrtle thinks of Jack and his promise, of the life they might have had were it not for the war.Un...

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Published on December 22, 2014 11:00 • 4 views
Jo Ann Gilbert Stover Jo Ann Gilbert Stover's blog:
Newest book released in September. For those who cringe over vampires, the walking dead, horror in general, Laban's Song is a more inspirational, spirit building story. It is now listed in Goodreads along with synopsis.

Although Laban's Song is listed in the young adult genre, I've had several ol... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 17:38 • 4 views
Erika Robuck Erika Robuck's blog:

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Every year I try to hold this post until the absolute end��of 2014, but I realized readers might need some last minute gift ideas for holiday shopping. This is the (agonized over) list of my favorite historical fiction this year. Some of the books were not necessarily published in 2014, but tha...

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Published on December 22, 2014 13:33 • 5 views
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Catherine Townsend-Lyon's blog:



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Failing at Fatherhood: A book for the imperfect father

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MY BOOK REVIEW FOR MOM’S CHOICE AWARD WINNING BOOK:


My breath was taken away many times while reading Author, Jack Barr’s book titled: Failing at Fatherhood, A book for the Imperfect Father.

While reading this book, it took me back to 2011 when I was writing my own now published book. It was a wa...

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Published on December 20, 2014 10:06 • 6 views
Thomas Grant Bruso Thomas Grant Bruso's blog:
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Check it out!

Now until January 2 all e-books are 35% off at JMS Books. This includes my short story, A LIGHT IN THE DARK!
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Published on December 22, 2014 17:31 • 4 views
Sunny Moraine Sunny Moraine's blog:

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I’ve been completely neglecting this book because a lot of other projects have been heating up – some of them super-secret as yet but I can’t wait to talk about them so STAY TUNED – but there’s news about my big gay mythic-SF novel: IT IS NOW UP FOR PREORDER ON SAMHAIN’S SITE.


And here’s the ot...

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Published on December 22, 2014 13:06 • 6 views
Amy Lane Amy Lane's blog:
So this happened about five minutes ago. It's fifty degrees outside, and Zoomboy is standing in front of me, doing the pee-pee dance, asking me if there really is such thing as Gravity Falls, Oregon. (He likes the show on Disney-- as do I!)

Anyway-- I look from his Perry the Platypus shorts and h... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 11:56 • 13 views
Charlie Cochrane Charlie Cochrane's blog:
Not for the first time this year I'm reading a book by a well known author from a big publishing house and the editing is appalling. I keep thinking, "My editors wouldn't let that get through!" Repeated words and phrases, the same bits of information presented as new just a few pages apart, overu... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 12:47 • 8 views
Stormy Glenn Stormy Glenn's blog:


Forever Mates: Mikhail & Jace
Mikhail Кугуар knew the sexy little blond was his forever mate the moment he stepped inside the roadside bar with his friends. Convincing the human of that might prove to be harder than leading an entire pride of tiger shifters. Jace is the most stubborn man Mik... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 15:40 • 2 views
Christine Gail Garcia Christine Gail Garcia's blog:
I have struggled with letting go of past sins and I know other people who have struggled with it also. But if we don't let go, we can't move forward. We can begin to dwell on our past sins. We can begin to believe that there is no way God can love us or forgive us. After all, look at what we've d... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 17:11 • 6 views
Karen Lord Karen Lord's blog:
The game of life:
The Galaxy Game

Karen Lord Del Rey, 2015 The bonds that tie us closer than blood have been the subject of many a fictional enterprise, likely ever since skittering drawings in red chalk b
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Published on December 22, 2014 17:00 • 8 views
K.A. Mitchell K.A. Mitchell's blog:

A great big thank you to everyone who made my slutting around to promote Bad Behavior’s release so much fun. I am loving hearing from readers about the book and their thoughts on the future for the guys in Baltimore. I couldn’t wrap up Bad Behavior until I had a little glimpse of what would be co...

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Published on December 22, 2014 11:14 • 8 views
Stewart Brand Stewart Brand's blog:

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In October 02013, NASA engineer Adam Steltzner spoke to the Long Now about landing the Curiosity rover on Mars. A decade of exhausted alternatives led Seltzner’s team to take the unconventional approach of a mini-rocket “sky crane” controlled by artificial intelligence to guide the rover to the...

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Published on December 22, 2014 14:26 • 7 views
Ally Carter Ally Carter's blog:

Hello, everyone!


Ally here. Shellie is working on the boring party of the writing biz (tax prep) so I am going to be bringing you your Magnificent Monday fix!


First things first, I’m thrilled to announce that I have completed draft 1 of Embassy Row 2 (currently titled, The Book That Made Ally Cry....

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Published on December 22, 2014 11:31 • 6 views
Giselle Renarde Giselle Renarde's blog:
Nutcracker Sweet
by Jennifer Mueller

Sometimes the Nutcracker really is a Prince in disguise! Tara Barbour hasn't had the easiest time since her husband died, but all that's about to change when a secret admirer starts signing, the Nutcracker.

The only real question is will she wake up come morning... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 11:30 • 6 views
Michele Lynn Seigfried Michele Lynn Seigfried's blog:
Now available for kindle pre-order! My newest children's picture book, Oh No! Snow! Check it out! http://amzn.to/1v73GMl
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Published on December 22, 2014 16:44 • 4 views
Hugh Howey Hugh Howey's blog:

Does Amazon treatindies like second class citizens?


I’ve seen a few comments to this effect since Kindle Unlimited launched. The argument comes fromthe fact that self-published authors are paid from a shared pool for ebooks borrowed through KU, while traditionally published titles receive the same...

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Published on December 22, 2014 12:06 • 15 views
Matt Fraction Matt Fraction's blog:


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He went with two stars. Very fair, I think.


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Published on December 22, 2014 16:30 • 6 views
Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson's blog:

At last, the horrible truth is revealed.


The post Andrew’s mother is to blame for toothy cows appeared first on The Wingfeather Saga.

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Published on December 22, 2014 13:00 • 6 views
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton's blog:

I spent much of today going through last night’s post comments, and making sure that people I’d inadvertently blocked on Twitter were unblocked.


But, uh, the thing is … after going through about 250 links, I’d only actually blocked three of them. Everyone else was “just in case” or something like...

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Published on December 22, 2014 15:53 • 27 views
J.P. Kenwood J.P. Kenwood's blog:
Interested readers can download a full 20% of Dominus in multiple formats for FREE on Smashwords?

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Interested readers can read the draft versions of the first 13 chapters (over 50K words) plus a bonus scene from Chapter 14 of Dominus for FREE on LiveJournal... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 16:31 • 25 views
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