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Claire L. Brown Claire L. Brown's blog:
I write books, I love writing books and the flip side to that is I love reading books.  So I thought I'd do a little post on the books I've read so far this year and what I thought of them;

1. The Stylist - Rosie Nixon 
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Published on February 19, 2017 02:00 • 17 views
S.C. Stephens S.C. Stephens's blog:
The amazing, talented duo of A.M. Madden and Joanne Schewehm have just released a book that I absolutely loved---Finding Mr. Wrong!

To celebrate their release, I have a signed paperback copy to give away. To enter, follow the Rafflecopter link below! Good luck! And enjoy!!


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Published on February 20, 2017 12:44 • 113 views
Annie Arcane Annie Arcane's blog:
Prompted by: Tiara Giles

The crazy author says: This. So much this...
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WARNING: This fictional storyline may contain very disturbing situations, dubious consent, and graphic violence.

Today was the day.

She did the same thing every year. Visited all the same places. Went through all the same motions.

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Published on February 20, 2017 12:34 • 10 views
Erica Graham Erica Graham's blog:
EMAIL GIVEAWAY!

I will be giving away one free signed copy of "Talking Tales: Cricket's Guitar" to someone on my email list! Email me at ericagrahamauthor@gmail.com and request to join my Talking Tales email list to enter. Your email address will not be shared and you will receive occasional email... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 12:15 • 1 view
John Everett Branch Jr. John Everett Branch Jr.'s blog:

Will soon have new addition to my life. They say nothing can prepare me for the changes. Exciting! But I know I’ve got to clear some space.

After months of prep & expense, the big day is here. My self-driving car is supposed to deliver itself to me after work this afternoon.

1st morning of ne...

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Published on February 20, 2017 11:37 • 14 views
Ken Poirot Ken Poirot's blog:
Duplicate Dave Legendary Marketer Review - Free Training

As Duplicate Dave Legendary Marketer gets closer to launch I will be providing a further review and updates here on my blog.

Today is an exciting day for the Duplicate Dave Legendary Marketer make money online business opportunity and back o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 11:41 • 14 views
Terry   Lloyd Terry Lloyd's blog:
For many years I had never quite conquered my fear of water. As a child at swimming lessons with the class I grasped the side bar kicking my legs furiously with the best of them but despite my efforts it was all to no real avail. It was not until a considerable time later with the help of my wife... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 11:32 • 77 views
Anne E. White Anne E. White's blog:



I am really excited about the newest volume in the Plutarch Project series, and not just because it’s been almost a year since the last one.  I’ve been “living” with these studies for so long now that almost everything coming up in world news seems to relate back to the Gracchi brothers, or Agis...

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Published on February 20, 2017 07:53 • 13 views
Cecily Wolfe Cecily Wolfe's blog:
Today I have the honor of hosting an interview with the brilliant fantasy author Kay MacLeod. Heirs of Power is a compelling start to a promising series, with believable characters and a cleverly crafted fantasy world.



What is your writing Kryptonite?

Time. I never seem to have enough of it, no ma... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 11:28 • 24 views
Candace Andrews Candace Andrews's blog:
I am finishing the final edits on my memoir—High Tides. I am adding a few last things, including adding an addendum about how my life has dramatically changed in the last year and adding a very good review that Kirkus gave me to the back cover. Yes, I did pay Kirkus to have my book reviewed, and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 11:07 • 14 views
Pamela Clare Pamela Clare's blog:

FALLING HARD is out! 
I am so excited to share this story with you. It has all the deep emotion of an I-Team story but it’s set in Scarlet Springs, where people take care of each other and there are no election politics.

It is availble at Amazon:

Kindle US
Kindle UK
Kindle AU
Kindle CA


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Published on February 20, 2017 10:37 • 33 views
Elí Freysson Elí Freysson's blog:
The thought occurred that I should perhaps keep a semi-regular journal about my next writing project. I find the creative process quite an interesting phenomenon.

Okay, so my next project is the third full novel in the Golden Throne space opera series. It'll be a while before I have a title, so th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 10:29 • 29 views
Mike Russell Mike Russell's blog:
"The short stories of Strange Medicine are bizarre and enchanting... This is magical realism at its best, its most intriguing and unsettling."
Thank you to Rustling Reads for this wonderful review of Strange Medicine. Strange Medicine by Mike RussellYou can read it all here: https://rustlingreads.wordpress.com/2... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 10:23 • 12 views
Crystal Marcos Crystal Marcos's blog:
Exciting! The Reveal of my pal Bartholomew Buggins: A Zombie with Different Cravings! I hope he becomes your pal too!

http://www.beachboundbooks.com/bloggi...

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Published on February 20, 2017 10:21 • 52 views
J.L.    Thomas J.L. Thomas's blog:


3 DAYS LEFT UNTIL ‘POETIC RAPTURE’ IS LAUNCHED .. 23rd FEBRUARY 2017 … VAN BE ORDERED NOW DIRECTLY FROM JL THOMAS’ PUBLISHERS @pegasuspublishers … https://pegasuspublishers.com/books/J.-L.-Thomas/poetic-rapture #jlthomasauthor #thegentledominant #pegasuspublishers #paperback #paperbackbooks #newb...

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Published on February 20, 2017 06:59 • 41 views
K.M. Galvin K.M. Galvin's blog:
Hi all!

It's been a while, hasn't it? Don't worry, I'm back with exciting news!!

Beauty and the Book Boyfriend - March 2017
Preorder begins 3/3 - I'll have a firm release date at that time.
Will be available in both paperback and ebook.
Tour dates TBA.

State of Love - currently writing and knocked ou... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 09:50 • 14 views
Chris Enss Chris Enss's blog:
Enter to win a copy of the Death Row All Stars: A Story of Baseball, Corruption, and Murder.

Every day Joseph Seng took his usual position beside the guard’s desk in the mess hall and studied the inmates as they entered the room. Perhaps this was his way of fighting the monotony and routine of dai... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 09:35 • 10 views
Colin W. Sargent Colin W. Sargent's blog:
Destination Mirth



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The Voice Behind The Boston Castrato, Author Colin Sargent

Colin Sargent’s Novel Makes U.S. Debut in Style

By Nina Livingstone


Within two months of its U.S. release, Colin W. Sargent’s latest novel, “The Boston Castrato” (Barbican Press, London), was selected as the first Runner-up... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 14, 2017 09:01 • 13 views
Charles Freedom Long Charles Freedom Long's blog:
Wednesday, February 22, is George Washington's birthday. As you may recall, he did a few good things for our country: won our War for Independence and served as first president. And, if you haven’t forgotten already, February 12 was Abraham Lincoln's birthday. He also did a few good things, such... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 08:59 • 13 views
Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory's blog:
This is a reading from my novel Three Sisters, Three Queens, which is out tomorrow in paperback. One of my favourite things about writing historical fiction is that you can use humour to bring a scene to life. This particular scene is drawn from the historical record...'Margaret, who must have he... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 08:31 • 33 views
Sue Bridgwater Sue Bridgwater's blog:
A hundred catalogues! This should be a cause for rejoicing, but life being life, after mentioning in CATALOGUE 99 that Mystic had not had a bleed from his nose all week, all hell broke loose this lunchtime.

I'd fed the mogs and was sitting down to a quiet sandwich when Mystic sneezed, and a large... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 08:29 • 14 views
Philip   Dodd Philip Dodd's blog:
One copy of my book, Angel War, is now available to be won in a Goodreads Giveaway. The Giveaway began on Monday, 20th, February, 2017, and ends on Tuesday, 28th, March, 2017.

Here is the link:
goodreads.com/giveaway/show/224282-an...

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought agai... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 07:59 • 19 views
A.D.  Miller A.D. Miller's blog:
Happy Family Day! (to all those who live in AB, SK, & ON) I don't know about the rest of the country but Toronto, ON is beautiful today! Spring is on its way, FINALLY.

Unfortunately, a key member of our family is missing this Family Day. We lost our beautiful lab named Darkness at the beginnin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 07:45 • 22 views
Χρήστος Αρμάντο Γκέζος Χρήστος Αρμάντο Γκέζος's blog:
Γράφει η Λίνα Πανταλέων.

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Published on February 20, 2017 07:42 • 11 views
Catherine DePasquale Catherine DePasquale's blog:
Yes, I have an editor! I am so excited. I really feel I am now entering a new phase in my writing life. Hiring a professional editor is a huge leap for me, and I am convinced my writing can only improve.

I won't lie. Hiring a professional editor is an expense, and for the last four years, I have p... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 07:29 • 20 views
Suzanne Eglington Suzanne Eglington's blog:
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Published on February 20, 2017 07:34 • 30 views
T.J. Land T.J. Land's blog:
Extract from Hot Air:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WGTJZK6

Bill pulled his knit cap down and studiously focused his attention on the cabbages, while in the street outside Tanya Terror and Tremendo beat the tar out of one another.

“Veggies,” he said to himself, as a crash heralded Tremendo’s violent... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 07:22 • 31 views
Ian M. Pindar Ian M. Pindar's blog:
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The family unit meets me at the airport in Quito, as I fly direct from the Galapagos Islands. We only have a week left of our trip and in my absence, they have been robbed on a bus in the mountains on their way into Quito. The classic bus scam, a man drops something on the floor, another grifter... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 07:08 • 246 views
A.J. Culpepper A.J. Culpepper's blog:
Theme of the recurring villain, what are your thoughts?

Personally, I usually find it enjoyable (as a Dr Who fan particularly fond of the Daleks, i'm always glad to see them show up). However, there can be times when it's a bit redundant, thoroughly improbable, or just downright predictably monoto... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 07:08 • 14 views
Melissa Foster Melissa Foster's blog:
Fun, sexy, and always a HEA! From New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster comes a new sexy romance, WHISPER OF LOVE, in which music therapist Tempest Braden meets reclusive artist Nash Morgan, a single father with a secret past.
More details here...
http://www.melissafoster.com/books/wh..... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 06:50 • 11 views
P.M.  Johnson P.M. Johnson's blog:
Just uploaded my file of Book 2 of the Apollo Stone Trilogy for formatting review. If all goes well with the review, I'll be able to order a hard copy. I'm at the point were I need to see it in paper format so I can get a sense of how it all hangs together. There are still quite a few rough spots... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 06:49 • 11 views
Lawrence Block Lawrence Block's blog:







A dozen roses? A box of chocolates? Well, not exactly...

That would certainly be a nice way to mark Valentine's Day, but I'm already several days late, and fresh out of flowers and candy. So all I can offer are my heartfelt best wishes—plus my usual self-serving news report.

skua 2And the first item to r... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 06:48 • 21 views
Sharon E. Cathcart Sharon E. Cathcart's blog:

I have seen both of these brilliantly talented men portray Jean Valjean.  It is my honor to share this lovely duet with you.



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Published on February 20, 2017 06:45 • 12 views
Whitney McKendree Moore Whitney McKendree Moore's blog:


Proverbs echoes the entire rest of the Word Writ in saying that God is good and guides us, teaching sinners a better way and leading the humble into paths of righteousness and truth. Yesterday I was reminded of a song called “Hotel California” when Proverbs 9 described a woman beckoning the si...

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Published on February 20, 2017 06:22 • 11 views
Frank P. Ryan Frank P. Ryan's blog:
The ability to communicate with one another through language is a key attribute of what it is to be human. In this we are not alone. Birds, for example, communicate with one another through song. In the 1950s a scientist called Thorpe discovered that young chaffinches must learn how to sing from... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 06:33 • 15 views
Jacky Dahlhaus Jacky Dahlhaus's blog:
Hi everybody,
I finally went through my book, Living Like A Vampire, with my buddy, Stephanie Sansom, and made it the best it can be. We got rid of grammar gripes, punctuation potholes, and basically improved the text for the better.
I'm going to advertise it on Twitter, so if you come across it... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 06:29 • 21 views
Robert  Jacoby Robert Jacoby's blog:
(In 3 weeks I read seven books in preparation to write the Analysis of the Competition section for the book proposal for my co-authored nonfiction book Never Stop Dancing. The seven books are A Grief Observed, Two Kisses for Maddy, The Year of Magical Thinking, About Alice, A Widow's Memoir, Tues... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 06:29 • 36 views
Phillip Crawford Jr. Phillip Crawford Jr.'s blog:

The art market is structured to guarantee sales anonymity which makes it an ideal vehicle for money laundering as reported by The New York Times: "'The art market is an ideal playing ground for money laundering,' said Thomas Christ, a board member of the Basel Institute on Governance, a Swiss non...

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Published on February 20, 2017 05:09 • 16 views
Liam Klenk Liam Klenk's blog:

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The unforgettable day I met my birth mom for the first time… and, at the same time, a rare photographic moment, captured just months before I had gender reassignment surgery…


“My biological mom lived on the top floor of the four-story apartment building. There was no elevator. With e...

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Published on February 20, 2017 05:18 • 1 view
Ken Craft Ken Craft's blog:

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Your poem has been rejected. Again. But don’t you wish the rejections were a bit more truthful? After all, we live in an age where “truth” is under siege. It needs all the help it can get. And boiler-plate rejections are just so impersonally vanilla. Let’s try a little chocolate piz...

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Published on February 20, 2017 05:11 • 18 views
Eric Norcross Eric Norcross's blog:
We hadn’t really thought much about how we’d get there, just that at some point we’d be there—and all would be excellent, perfect and we’d at last be happy because that absolutely had to be the end result of all this bullshit. It made sense: stories are supposed to end this way and growing up you... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 05:07 • 18 views
Penelope S. Hawtrey Penelope S. Hawtrey's blog:

As everyone knows, I purchased my leather pants and red shirt a couple of weeks ago, thought briefly about wearing them to work, then decided I simply couldn’t do it. The red shirt did make a brief appearance at work last week as part of my wear-a-coloured-shirt-to-work-5-days-in-a-row-segment. B...

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Published on February 19, 2017 18:15 • 16 views
Estée Lalonde Estée Lalonde's blog:
GLOSSYBOX X LA MER

This month Glossybox have teamed up with number one luxury skincare brand, La Mer, to bring us one of their most luxurious beauty boxes to date. La Mer is a beauty brand that I fall more and more in love with each time I use one of their beautiful products. I will warn you, the...

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Published on February 20, 2017 01:33 • 18 views
Caimh McDonnell Caimh McDonnell's blog:

This is a blog I originally did as a guest post on the fantastic Portabello Book Blog.


One of the classic writing maxims you hear bandied about is ‘write what you know’. I’ll be honest, I’ve never understood that. … Read More

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Published on February 19, 2017 18:00 • 1 view
Bryan Davis Bryan Davis's blog:

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Question:

Isn’t a dragon a symbol of Satan in the Bible? Why do you have good dragon characters in your stories? Aren’t they supposed to be evil?

Answer:

The Bible uses a dragon to symbolize Satan, but God also describes Leviathan as one of his greatest creatures in Job 41, and t...

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Published on February 20, 2017 05:00 • 19 views
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