Mary’s been our friend for over 30 years and is more like family to us (our kids call her Aunt Mary). She loves to do things for us (and loves to e... Read more of this blog post »
Here's a couple of reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely rhythms December 5, 2013
By Connie Sorensen
Format:Kindle... Read more of this blog post »
Watch the entire “Let It Go” scene from Frozen featuring Idina Menzel performing as Elsa.
Friends, they’ve released it. My current favorite princess power ballad. All hail.
Well, I know what I’m doing for the next few hours.Read more of this blog post »
Is this your child's Goodbye Year with Santa Claus? How are you planning to handl... Read more of this blog post »
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Mackenzie Duncan found out that pack life wasn’t for her. Now she is running for the second time in the six months since she was bitten and turned into a Werewolf. But this time, she isn’t alone. This time, she has Geoff and Liam with her, two very ho... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Batman Brave and the Bold provides a kid-friendly panorama of the DC Univese. This book collects Issue 1-6 of the series based on the popular Cartoon Network program.
In this book, we get appearance by Powergirl, Blue Beetle, G... Read more of this blog post »
I can finally add another post telling you how crazy it is to push past my regular writing zone (30k) a month and into the 50k. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen work circumstances, I didn’t make the 50k target, but I did manage to raise just over $240 for free creative writing programs across the...Read more of this blog post »
I was recently interviewed about the craft of writing, just before I gave a talk in the western part of Massachusetts, at an annual writers' conference called "Write Angles." It's a really good one-day conference, at a very reasonable price, with 140 attendees, featuring some very impressive spea... Read more of this blog post »
Well i’ve gone under a re-branding from Pretzels N’ Karma to PHEONIX Fire Designs. My stuff now matches a similar branding to how my book feels, so people won’t be like “PRETZEL AN.. WHAT?”. I have been now at the W&R market for almost four weeks, and things are looking up. Currently i have...Read more of this blog post »
Your weekly installment of things we’ve been reading around the web.
Articles of the Week
Thinking about Thinking about Rap Music, Albert Mohler. When it comes to music, form is not incidental. So what does that mean for rap music? Well, according to Al Mohler, most of the Christian arguments aga...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been railing about the evils of software patents – how they stifle and create a massive tax on innovation – since I wrote my first post about it in 2006 titled Abolish Software Patents. Seven years ago this was a borderline heretical point of view since it was widely asserted that VCs believ...Read more of this blog post »
A Letter from TerryDear Readers,
You cannot imagine how difficult it has been waiting for this morning’s announcement about the endeavor to turn the Shannara books into a TV series, starting with Elfstones of Shannara. Really, it has been very hard not to talk about it. I’ve known about the part...Read more of this blog post »
The first time I saw it snowing in Los Angeles it was the sixth day of a three-day juice cleanse. Snow was defin... Read more of this blog post »
January 29, 2013, I thought I would be a Good Samaritan and help someone who seemed to be in the middle of a domestic dispute. A woman put t... Read more of this blog post »
I don't know why this is such a big revelation. Maybe because you think--or at least I thought--that when I got to a certain point, after I'd written a certain number of books, gone through the process en... Read more of this blog post »
There’s a fundraiser I’d really like you to check out. I don’t know if you are familiar withEdward J Rathke, but you should be if you aren’t. He’s a hell of a writer. Unfortunately, Eddy was defrauded by a guy using the alias “James Xavier Reed” as part of Eddy’s freelance work to the tune of abo...Read more of this blog post »
In this snippet Gianni has stolen Logan off into hiding in a house in Queens while they are waiting to figure out how to get Logan safely out of... Read more of this blog post »
A quick second notice as of Midnight on Wednesday. This first a new series of raffles for a signed hardbound first edition of S3B2: The Dog in the Dark ends this coming Friday at Midnight, PST. You still have 48 hours, so if you...Read more of this blog post »
Staring at the moon,
As it plays its tune.
One... Read more of this blog post »
Why yes, it’s in print! I’ll be sponsoring a Goodreads giveaway of an autographed copy in a few days, but if you know anyone who exclusively reads print it’s on Amazon and eligible for Amazon Prime right now.
I’ve looked into Giveaways here, but they’re only allowed for U.S. citizens and apparentl...Read more of this blog post »
A MMM Christmas StoryBy Brei Betzold
Copyright © 2013 Brei BetzoldFor as long as I have known Devi we h... Read more of this blog post »
Everybody knows about the hook -- that irrisistible opening line or paragraph that piques the readers' interest and lures them to turn the page ... and the next one, and the next one, and the one after that, all the way to the end of the book. Nowhere is the hook more important than in books for...Read more of this blog post »
stick·ler noun \ˈsti-k(ə-)lər\ : a person who believes that something is very important and should be done or followed all the time
veri·si·mil·i·tude noun \-sə-ˈmi-lə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\ : the quality of seeming real
I’ve been asked about my author bio, which says, ‘Martyn is a stickler for verisimilitu...Read more of this blog post »
Last night, I had everything ready; a bowl of homemade spaghetti, warm bread, a salad, a full glass of milk. LittleM was sleeping soundly (it would not last), Ryan was working in the office, I had a Doxie on my lap and my new writer friend Mason's manuscript to edit during the commercials (Which... Read more of this blog post »
Check it out! It’s the “I WANTED him to TAKE ME” contest (because, hey, that’s what Nikki would say about Damien, right?). Just in time for the holidays, enter for your chance to win a signed set of the Stark Trilogy plus an iPad mini (WiFi version)!
There are a lot of ways to win, so check out t...Read more of this blog post »
The snow on the ground made me think of winter wonderlands. I began to think about the beauty in winter landscapes and the fun of holiday craft... Read more of this blog post »
Live now! To celebrate the holidays, Read & Share Books Reviews blog is having a SIGNED PAPERBACK giveaway featuring many authors. I’m excited because my book is included! Check out this link and sign up to win today! Happy Holidays!
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Happiness is a new list.
For 102 years, NYPL has consistently been producing the same list highlighting some of the best books for kids in a given year. Now we’re pleased to announce our 2013 list and all the myriad titles it holds. Admit it. This is one of the most gorgeous covers on a booklist y...Read more of this blog post »
This is not only useful when you need to drop a few pounds, but also when you need to break the cycle of obsessing over your weight, as is the case with those who suffer from eating disorders...Read more of this blog post »
I rarely watch TV, and when I do, it’s usually recorded so I skip through the commercials. Because of this, I’m not always up to date on new movies or their release dates. Imagine my surprise when, on Tuesday, I’m sitting in the orthodontist’s waiting room and a commercial comes on f... Read more of this blog post »
I have good news for the fans of the In Darkness We Must Abide Serial. Episode 10 is nearly wrapped up and will be released on December 16, 2013. On the same day, I will also release all five episodes of Season 2 in a compilation in both ebook and paperback.
The cover art is presently being worke...Read more of this blog post »
I don’t know if you’ve ever fantasized about kissing TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE hero, Shane August, but in case you ever wind up in that situation, wouldn’t it be nice to know what he’d like?
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I’ve added a new feature to my website to make keeping up with me easier. You can now subscribe via email through the Google Feedburner service.
To subscribe, click the “Subscribe by Email" link, located on the right side under the About Rob Colton section. Once you submit your email address, you’...Read more of this blog post »