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Samantha Manuel Samantha Manuel's blog:
I am about to take my first trip out of the U.S.--to Ireland! Oh, and I am only going with my grandma and mom. How awesome is that?

Does anyone have any tips or recommendations?
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Published on July 01, 2015 17:38 • 1 view
Better Hero Army Better Hero Army's blog:
Yes, there is going to be a book 4 to the Plagued States of America series. Readers and reviewers have wondered it for a long time, and I'm letting you know now that I am writing a fourth book. After all, even though book three wrapped up several threads in the series, we haven't yet figured out... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 17:34 • 1 view
Barry Metcalf Barry Metcalf's blog:
By the time BROOMETIME SERENADE--the second novel in the Oz Files series--was completed, Wanda Jean had grown in power and significance. I gave her a central role in the narrative, her sole aim to take the lives of the two meddling agents. More importantly, she was even more popular among my smat... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 16:23 • 17 views
Margarita Kouznetsova Margarita Kouznetsova's blog:
Alexa looked at them, curiosity mingled with distrust. She frowned and then sighed, “All right, I guess I can decide what to believe after you tell me your story.”

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Published on July 01, 2015 16:28 • 18 views
Nicole Snow Nicole Snow's blog:
Outlaw's Bride by Nicole Snow

She hid a BIG mistake, and now she's his. Will it lead to the greatest love of her life, or the end of it. Only one way to find out, and it involves a lot of passion, dirty talk, and heading to the altar kicking and screaming.

It's here! OUTLAW'S BRIDE features the biggest, baddest member of the G... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 16:00 • 5 views
Elsie Hillman-Gordon Elsie Hillman-Gordon's blog:
Many of us have a bucket list of things to do and experience in life before the effects of old age get a hold of us, narrowing the window of opportunity on our ambitious dreams. Writing and publishing was on my bucket list for a long time until a year ago—May 30, 2014—when I realized my dream and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 15:47 • 6 views
Jane Davitt Jane Davitt's blog:
Me to Alexa as we debate book ending: maybe Shane waits at home, all fucked out and sleepy.

That puts such nice pictures in my head...

And, yes, we will finish it today then start editing. Whee...
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Published on July 01, 2015 15:21 • 12 views
Trina Solet Trina Solet's blog:
Possession (Gay Romance) by Trina Solet
New book 25,000 words Possession (Gay Romance)
Hiding away in a tropical villa, James wants only solitude. After seeing him skinny dipping, all Rob wants is James. Good thing James doesn't want a fling because what he and Rob have is so much more. James would do anything to be with Rob. In the en... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 14:54 • 5 views
Emm Cole Emm Cole's blog:
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It's Indie Pride Day! I am glad I get to do something I love so much. There are so many original and talented indie authors out there, and by reviewing and sharing their stories you can be a great support to them.

Here are some indie books I have loved:
Sparrow by Sara Mack
Guardian (Guardian, #1) by Sara Mack
Urchin (The Fairytail Saga #0.5) by S.K. Munt
Venom (The Vipers Nest, #1) by Samantha Fenn
Unchained Melody (Kissed By A Muse, #1) by S.K. Munt
Waking the Merrow by Heather Rigney
Born of Oak and Silver (The Caradoc Chronicles, #1) by Marie McKean
The Call of the Deep (The Matchless Deep, #1) by Tracy Lane
The Kota (The Kota Series, #1) by Sunshine Somerville
Awaiting Destiny by M. Schaefer
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher
Poison (Keeper of Light, #1) by Tiana Dalichov
Bright Side (Bright Side, #1) by Kim Holden
The Opportunist (Love Me with Lies, #1) by Tarryn Fisher








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Published on July 01, 2015 14:50 • 73 views
Robert  Wheeler Robert Wheeler's blog:
Hemingway's Paris: A Writer's City in Words and ImagesAlthough Paris is still in my heart, my eyes are now set on Havana. On July 3, I leave for Cuba, staying in a quaint and lovely Casa Particular in the Vedado district of La Habana for six weeks. When I return, I will have the first draft and a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 14:31 • 28 views
Karen GoatKeeper Karen GoatKeeper's blog:
Rain has returned to the Ozarks and most of my pumpkin vines love it. Yes, I did write vines.
There are volunteer Connecticut Field vines, sugar pie vines, Jack Be Little vines in a big pot, a Red Warty Thing vine and a giant pumpkin vine. These last two are not happy at the moment.
I forgot the Ba... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 14:21 • 5 views
E.J. Tett E.J. Tett's blog:
This is the very first of my video blogs. May also be the last, we'll see! But I promised my editors of Shuttered that I'd film myself doing the trick that the character Rowan does. It's taken me a while to get round to it, because I had neither a sherry glass, nor a brandy glass, but I found som... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 06:51 • 6 views
Susan Elizabeth Phillips Susan Elizabeth Phillips's blog:
I’m going to be making some appearances this summer and fall in New York City; Memphis, Tennessee; Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Sykesville, Maryland; La Grange, Illinois; and at Kiss Con Chicago. Be sure to put the dates on your calendar. They’ll all be fun events, and I’d love to meet you in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 14:29 • 11 views
Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

I’ve been working on the website the last couple of days. I like working in a system whose rules are ironclad, even if I don’t always understand them, even if half the stuff I do is not even seen.


Today’s goal was to get the events page brushed up. I’ve been picking away at it for almost a month,...

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Published on July 01, 2015 11:23 • 15 views
T.J. Addington T.J. Addington's blog:
How many of us have a plan for the life of someone else? It can be a child, a grandchild, a staff member or a friend. And for that matter, how many people have a plan for our lives? And, there are those who would like to fix others - to help them solve their problems or perceived problems. That f... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 07:06 • 2 views
Rachel Manija Brown Rachel Manija Brown's blog:
I HATE zombies. And body horror creeps me out. And child-in-danger stories are usually annoying and manipulative. So I can’t believe I am actually recommending a child-in-danger zombie novel that is chock-full of disturbing body horror… but this one is really good.

It opens with a heartbreakingly... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 13:23 • 13 views
Jenny Han Jenny Han's blog:


#PSIStillLoveYou is @laurenconrad’s next book club pick! Head over to laurenconrad.com to join in!

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Published on July 01, 2015 08:59 • 7 views
Vanessa Kelly Vanessa Kelly's blog:

HIGHLANDER

I’m so thrilled that HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER is now in stores. This is the 4th and final book in my Renegade Royals Series, and my first featuring a Highlander hero. The advance reviews have been great, I’m happy to say! You can check them out, read a few excerpts, and also find buy l...

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Published on July 01, 2015 10:32 • 7 views
Heather B. Moore Heather B. Moore's blog:
Coming this December! I'm in a Christmas story compilation with many other wonderful authors. We each tell a story about how we were able to find the joy of Christmas amid all of the hustle and bustle.


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Published on July 01, 2015 12:07 • 5 views
Michael Shermer Michael Shermer's blog:
Why cops kill
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The ongoing rash of police using deadly force against minority citizens has triggered a search for a universal cause—most commonly identified as racism. Such soul searching is understandable, especially in light of the racist e-mails uncovered in the Ferguson, Mo., police department...

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Published on July 01, 2015 12:00 • 6 views
Simon Wood Simon Wood's blog:

ThomasAndMercerI am happy to announce that I’ve signed a new three-book contract with Thomas and Mercer. The titles purchased are INFIDELITY LIMITED, SAVING GRACE (a follow-up to PAYING THE PIPER) and THE NEVERWAS MAN. Brilliance Audio will be producing the audio edition. I hope you’re as pleased as I am.


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Published on July 01, 2015 07:00 • 5 views
Paul Krugman Paul Krugman's blog:
Is Puerto Rico just in the wrong place?
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Published on July 01, 2015 13:38 • 17 views
Barry Lyga Barry Lyga's blog:

IMG_3682_blogifiedOne more chance, people! Just one.


I’ve given away four ARCs ofAfter the Red Rain signed by Peter Facinelli, Rob DeFranco, and yours truly. I have one left. And I’m going to give it away…


…to one of my newsletter subscribers!


It’s been a while since I’ve sent out a newsletter, but I’ll be doing so o...

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Published on July 01, 2015 09:11 • 6 views
Martha Wells Martha Wells's blog:
Great review this morning of the Books of the Raksura: Sky's the Limit

A fantasy story about a human culture dominated by a from-birth caste system, ruled by physically strong women who take beautiful, docile male consorts – a culture that lacks a concept of marriage, where all children are raised... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 06:02 • 12 views
Stacia Kane Stacia Kane's blog:

Good lord! I cannot believe it’s been so long since I’ve updated here. And this is not going to be a long post (sorry), but I do have some nice long posts planned for the next few months.


I’ve been very busy–mostly working (I have given myself carpal tunnel, bleh) but also dealing with some family...

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Published on July 01, 2015 04:50 • 17 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
Much to my surprise, my editor Anne Groell sent me an email while I was over in Europe (Germany, Sweden, Aland) to let me know that the mass market paperback of A GAME OF THRONES had hit number one on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list for the week of July 5.

The July 5 list shows:

New York Times B... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 08:45 • 157 views
Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews's blog:

So, I’m a big fan of searching You Tube for music. I saw this video a long time ago while clicking through other songs.


I, personally, love this version so much more than the rap version. There’s something so haunting and emotional about her voice, with nothing more than the piano accompanying her...

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Published on July 01, 2015 10:27 • 41 views
Gayle Lynds Gayle Lynds's blog:
When you have a great day, what do you do? Yesterday was big for me. My new book finally reached bookstores and libraries. I'm humbled by the wonderful article below.
http://www.thebigthrill.org/2015/06/b... #spies #espionage #assassins #RobertLudlum Gayle Lynds Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 13:47 • 6 views
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
Life is like a big bike race, with the path to the finish line being your personal path. At the start, we all ride together – sharing the camaraderie and enthusiasm. But as the race progresses, the initial joy gives way to the real challenges: tiredness, monotony, doubts about our own abilities.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 05:05 • 9 views
Susane Colasanti Susane Colasanti's blog:
Welcome July! July really is the best month of summer. It’s usually warm without too many hot days. It’s not August with the impending sense of summer vacay coming to an end. July is an entire month to live on … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 13:16 • 8 views
Lorelei James Lorelei James's blog:

A little peek at Deacon and Molly from CAGED that releases in 13 short days!

westernwed07.01.15#Caged #WesternWednesday

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Published on July 01, 2015 07:58 • 8 views
Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow's blog:

Canada’s public institutions were very good to me today!

The CBC included Little Brother on its list of 100 Great YA Novels that make you proud to be Canadian.

Not to be outdone, the Toronto Public Library put the book on its Fight The Power: Books For Youth Activists.

As if that wasn’t enough...

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Published on July 01, 2015 06:46 • 7 views
Anna Scott Graham Anna Scott Graham's blog:

My youngest and the grandson are coming for 4th of July, perhaps as early as today. So, in preparation, I spent time this morning basting a wall hanging. The Burrito is staying with his abuela and abuelo next week, and he’ll be napping in the writing/sewing grotto. Thankfully my machine is in the...

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Published on July 01, 2015 08:17 • 5 views
Catherine Ryan Hyde Catherine Ryan Hyde's blog:

I still don't have a cover to show youfor my next release, Ask Him Why. Soon. I will soon.

But the book description just went up on its Amazon page. So take a look and tell me what you think.

The book is already available for preorder HERE.







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Published on July 01, 2015 07:21 • 5 views
Michael J. Sullivan Michael J. Sullivan's blog:

Just over two weeks left for The Death of Dulgath Kickstarter and I thought it was a good time to "take stock" as it were. First let's start with some amazing facts (thanks to Robin for compiling these):

Fully funded in 47 hours 23 minutesNamed a Staff Pick by KickstarterCurrently $49,954 in pled... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 09:37 • 26 views
E.J. Plows E.J. Plows's blog:
When you have a socially taboo condition you can become a great judge of someone's character. I never told anyone I had bipolar before I published my book because I just didn't feel the need and why would I? It isn't who I am it's just part of who I am. Now that I'm an author the nature of my boo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 13:20 • 39 views
D.W. Ulsterman D.W. Ulsterman's blog:
Q: You are primarily noted for your thriller/mystery novels. Then there’s, The Irish Cowboy which seems to be sitting off all by itself. Would you agree?

DWU: To a point, yes. Then again there’s similar elements in Irish Cowboy that are also found in my other work. The battle against centralized o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 13:00 • 4 views
J.D. Cunegan J.D. Cunegan's blog:
So, with Bounty out for a month now, I've officially finished the first draft of the follow-up, Blood Ties!

I'm hoping to have Blood Ties out by early 2016, preferably sometime in January.

In the meantime, check out Bounty! Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 12:37 • 63 views
Charlotte Kent Charlotte Kent's blog:
“I think this year’s Fourth of July celebration is one of the finest I’ve ever witnessed in Captain’s Point! Don’t you, Daniel?”

“One of the finest, yes, Martha. Our town’s fireworks display rivals that of any larger city’s, culminating in the Grand Finale with bursts of red, white and blue. The s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 12:31 • 6 views
Cat Johnson Cat Johnson's blog:
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Published on July 01, 2015 12:22 • 9 views
Larry  Benjamin Larry Benjamin's blog:
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I read about a year ago that the marriage equality movement had reached critical mass which meant it was essentially unstoppable; it could be resisted, it could be delayed but change was gonna come. And come it did, last week when SCOTUS, in a 5-4 decision, made marriage equality the law of the l... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 12:20 • 13 views
Mayra Calvani Mayra Calvani's blog:
Turning to Stone by Gabriel Valjan author pic

Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma Series from Winter Goose Publishing. His fourth book, Turning To Stone, came out 15 June 2015. Gabriel writes short stories, which are available online and in print. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In this interview, he talks about the secrets of wr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 12:08 • 6 views
Leslie Pietrzyk Leslie Pietrzyk's blog:
I have a new piece of (gulp!) memoir up on Salon. Here's a short excerpt, and the link is below:

"…The houses we passed [in Charleston] were vast, boxy mansions, as lavish and as importantly grand as wedding cakes, with columns and pastel paint and porticos and wrought iron. Maybe it was how our t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 11:51 • 5 views
Kevin L. O'Brien Kevin L. O'Brien's blog:
The editor of Weirdbook took umbrage at my previous Facebook post, claiming that my "trashing" of Wildside Press and John Betancourt meant that I have

"absolutely no faith in the project or those involved".

He subsequently withdrew his acceptance of my story.

I leave it to others to decide whether... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 11:49 • 19 views
Lyn Gala Lyn Gala's blog:
Desert World Two is now out!

http://www.dsppublications.com/books/...

www.amazon.com/Desert-World-Rebirth-L...

I didn’t make much fuss when Desert World One came out

http://www.dsppublications.com/books/...

http://www.amazon.com/Desert-World-Al...

because the first book is really background on the char... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 11:38 • 21 views
Gem Larkspur Gem Larkspur's blog:
In the USA, Saturday we're celebrating Independence Day and I thought some cheap fireworks were in order.

July 1 - July 7, 2015 - Fantasy Forfeit is available for US 99cents. *All e-stores, not just USA*

Fantasy Forfeit by Gem Larkspur

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M2822V8
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 11:21 • 7 views
Vera Q. Vera Q.'s blog:
Sarebbe perfetto potersi addormentare. Un sonno eterno. Il non essere.
E nemmeno questo ci è concesso.
Torturati fino alla fine, vogliono che li sconti tutti i giorni. E su questa Terra.
Tanto dopo non c'è nulla, e tu vivi nel miraggio, e ti pieghi due volte.
Ma è così che funziona: tengono insieme q... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 11:20 • 25 views
Betty Mermelstein Betty Mermelstein's blog:
Many thanks to Sandra Marshall at Be...An Artist in Ahwatukee (Phoenix), AZ for hosting an event for my ebook, Desert Sensations on Amazon.com After I read the book, my illustrator, Andrea Dickkut, explained her process of painting the pictures with encaustic paint. Afterward, the audience was gi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 11:09 • 8 views
Diane Mannino Diane Mannino's blog:
I can't believe the "Running from Romeo" Trailer now has over 100,000 views on YouTube.

Thanks to all who viewed the video and those who took the time to read it as well as "Waiting for Romeo". :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN1g1... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 11:08 • 27 views
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