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Catherine Ryan Howard Catherine Ryan Howard's blog:

I know things have been a bit quiet around here lately but that’s because I was (a) cramming for and then taking end-of-year exams and (b) keeping an enormous secret that I feared I might subliminally spill. This morning though, I’m finally able to tell you:


reenactment


[And… BREATHE.]


If you’ve been hanging...

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Published on May 27, 2015 01:07 • 1 view
Billy Roper Billy Roper's blog:
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Published on May 28, 2015 06:50 • 6 views
Rick R. Reed Rick R. Reed's blog:
Today, I'm sharing a tender little love story that's all about unrequited love, but not really...

You be the judge. Who's really....
The Best Man I stare at the groom and hope it doesn’t show—the love I feel for him, the love I’ve always felt. I’m praying I can keep the ardor off my face, even thou... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 27, 2015 00:30 • 2 views
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
On this date in 1265, the future Edward I made fools of his de Montfort cousins again by tricking them into a horse race that enabled him to escape. Since his escape led to the battle of Evesham and a resounding defeat for Simon and his supporters, I don’t see the need to celebrate this occurrenc... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 28, 2015 06:43 • 2 views
Pamela Clare Pamela Clare's blog:


I’m just popping in with a quick and dirty update.

I have a release date for Seduction Game (I-Team #7). The ebook version will be out on Oct. 20. That’s only four and a half months away. (This is an update with the correct date. I initially got the wrong one from NY.)

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Published on May 27, 2015 09:34 • 3 views
Suzanne Young Suzanne Young's blog:


You're invited to the HOTEL RUBY, coming this fall. Here's the description:



From the New York Times bestselling author of The Program comes a brand-new haunting, romantic, and suspenseful story about one girl's search for healing in a grand and mysterious hotel full of secrets.


"Stay tonight. St...
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Published on May 27, 2015 10:08 • 3 views
A. Lee Martinez A. Lee Martinez's blog:

It’s been said, more than once, that I’m not all that great at promoting myself. I am, first and foremost, a writer. I like writing, and everything else about this job, it isn’t always as exciting to me. If I had my druthers, I would just stay home, write, and collect checks. But that’s not how i...

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Published on May 27, 2015 15:08 • 1 view
Patrick Rothfuss Patrick Rothfuss's blog:

Fair warning here: Spoilers. If you haven’t read the Dresden files…

Well… first off. If you haven’t read the Dresden Files, you’re missing one of the best fantasy series in existence and you really should consider checking it out. Really really. Seriously.

Secondly, if you haven’t read the series...

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Published on May 28, 2015 03:19 • 17 views
Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver's blog:


epicreads:



“Beneath the smile she’d been told to wear, she was strong.”

THE CAGE by Megan Shepherd

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Published on May 27, 2015 07:51 • 1 view
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:
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It’s Wednesday– time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.


Updates: we have listeners in 192 countries! Zoikes. And we’ve heard from a lot of people who have successfully used the “one-minute rule” that we discussed in the first episode. Great to hear that it’s working for peo...

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Published on May 27, 2015 14:35 • 3 views
Adam   Wasserman Adam Wasserman's blog:
A fun and happy greetings to everyone out there today! This is your host, Marsha Wong, and you're reading the latest from Your Edition Today!

Hillary Binzer, normally my co-host here at Your Edition Today!, has gone mysteriously missing. Her ominous absence is a serious blow to journalistic integr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 28, 2015 06:30 • 27 views
Ben Monopoli Ben Monopoli's blog:
It took me forever, and I made myself cry like 50 times, but my new book is finished and I'm ready to show you the goods. Diverse Reader has all the info. Click over there to see the cover, read the blurb, and get the pre-order info. I hope you like it!

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Published on May 28, 2015 06:29 • 7 views
Patricia C. Wrede Patricia C. Wrede's blog:
Art

Art is the first leg of the three-legged stool that is writing, and possibly the most difficult to talk about because it is abstract. All of the definitions I could find talk about expression, creativity, beauty, emotion, and imagination – all of which are ideas rather than anything that can be s...

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Published on May 27, 2015 04:00 • 1 view
Jess C. Scott Jess C. Scott's blog:

Excerpts from “Scandalising the Singapore Judiciary”


by Tsun Hang Tey (2010)


PDF Link to Journal Article: Informit.com.au | Ebscohost


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Definitions:


1. Rule of Law: The legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual governm...

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Published on May 27, 2015 18:47 • 2 views
Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

Not wanting to loose my Memorial Day weekend, I crammed four days work into two this week, meaning there’s nothing on my desk. My project bag is empty as of last night, and the puppies are at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s for the weekend. If you couldn’t guess, I’m headed out the door, aiming for New Y...

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Published on May 28, 2015 05:29 • 9 views
Monica Edinger Monica Edinger's blog:

My goodness, does SLJ put on a fabulous one-day conference. Congrats to all, but especially Luann Tothwho leads the planning and organization of this wonderful event. You can see the full schedule here. I was sitting next to uber-blogger Betsy Bird who was doing a sort of live blogging thing — th...

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Published on May 28, 2015 02:47 • 2 views
Jenny Han Jenny Han's blog:


lastnightsreading:



Jenny Han at POWERHOUSE Arena, 5/26/15



This is so cool! I’m honored!

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Published on May 27, 2015 06:47 • 2 views
Charles Stross Charles Stross's blog:

My name is M Harold Page and I recently sold a short story with a dragon in it.


As I wrote the story, I could hear the voices of snarky snobbery in the back of my head:


"Oh look, LOL, you could reduce all Fantasy maps to a blotchy version of Europe but swap in Orks for Mongols.... OMG another book...

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Published on May 27, 2015 13:36 • 2 views
Julie James Julie James's blog:

All right, we’re six days out from the release of SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER (whoo-hoo!), and to celebrate, I have five signed, early copies of the book up for grabs. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. Giveaway is international and will remain open until 9pm CST tomorrow, May 28. Good...

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Published on May 27, 2015 06:36 • 7 views
Gail Carriger Gail Carriger's blog:
Before we get on to the doings at the fair, Gentle Reader, here's some fun news...

Kobo is offering Southwest Airlines customers complimentary access of eBooks while in flight. It's a pretty fun pilot program (pun intended) and I'm delighted to tell you that my YA publisher, Little Brown, has put... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 27, 2015 09:37 • 5 views
Jeff VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer's blog:

As the Hollywood Reporter reported last week, I’ve sold my new novel Borne to Sean McDonald at Farrar, Straus and Giroux in a mid-six-figure deal that’s a landmark for me. Many thanks to my agent Sally Harding and everyone at the Cooke Agency. In all things career-wise Sally has been a great boon...

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Published on May 27, 2015 03:41 • 4 views
Chloe Neill Chloe Neill's blog:
It’s Round 8 of this year’s Vampire Book Club Alpha Showdown, and that means Ethan versus Nalini Singh’s Kaleb! I think Ms. Singh has issued us a challenge. Do the right thing, Novitiates! Click here to cast your vote— FOR ETHAN. xoxo, Chloe
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Published on May 27, 2015 16:32 • 7 views
Martha Wells Martha Wells's blog:
So, Tanith Lee passed away this week. This was terrible news. Her novel The Birthgrave was a huge influence on me.

There's an article on IO9 about her:
Tanith Lee, who died on Sunday, was one of the most prolific and influential authors of fantasy and horror. Everyone seems to know her for somethin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 27, 2015 06:09 • 6 views
Sarah Monette Sarah Monette's blog:
Murderesses: A study of the Women executed in Britain since 1843Murderesses: A study of the Women executed in Britain since 1843 by Patric Wilson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I am the person who added this book to Goodreads.

For what it is--and it is exactly what it says on the tin--this is not a bad book.

It's very 1971 in this book--Wilson earnestly lists "Lesbiani... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 27, 2015 14:52 • 1 view
Laurie R. King Laurie R. King's blog:
The English countryside is as studded with gems as a royal tiara. It would be a lifetimes work to see all the castles, manor houses, religious houses, garden follies, historical buildings, and the restand thats before one adds gardens, archaeological sites, and actual natural beauties onto the li... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 27, 2015 05:33 • 4 views
Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews's blog:

Nalini Singh wrote a very interesting article on the structure of a series. In my head – brace yourselves, an author is gonna authorsplain to you how to read her books – the Kate series is one very long book with three parts. It breaks down like this:


Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes and Ma...

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Published on May 27, 2015 09:31 • 19 views
Lauren Willig Lauren Willig's blog:

So many thanks to the lovely Tracy Grant, who has been kind enough to offer a copy of her latest, The Mayfair Affair, for give away here on the website.


Here’s the official blurb:


Mayfair AffairIn the elegant environs of Mayfair, Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch live a seemingly charmed life. Malcolm, a former diplo...

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Published on May 28, 2015 04:24 • 9 views
Steven E. Wedel Steven E. Wedel's blog:
What the heck did I just read? It’s been a long, long time since I finished a book with such thoroughly unlikable characters. There was absolutely nobody in this story that was likable. Not even a little. The writing itself is beautiful, and was the only thing that kept me slogging through the tr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 27, 2015 23:36 • 4 views
Gena Showalter Gena Showalter's blog:

Don't missThe Closer You Come,anOriginal Heartbreakers tale featuring a man haunted by memories and the vulnerable girl he will do anything to protect.

Tortured by a violent past, ex-con Jase Hollister is looking to start over in a small town. The rugged bachelor suffering from PTSD longs for pe...

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Published on May 28, 2015 05:23 • 15 views
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
From the Ashtavakra Gita (approx. fifth century B.C.): “I am the boundless ocean The wind that blows anywhere it wants to Bears in my chest the vessel we call World The World tosses from one side to another But I remain serene I am the deep ocean Where waves drive themselves up Where planets are... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 17:13 • 8 views
Laurell K. Hamilton Laurell K. Hamilton's blog:
Dead Ice: Nicky We’re only two weeks away from Dead Ice’s publication. This blog will be the first one that doesn’t have a graphic novel image to go with it, because Nicky is one of several major characters that … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 27, 2015 14:18 • 8 views
Joe Abercrombie Joe Abercrombie's blog:

I’m going to be visiting Germany for the first time (other than a lightning overnight visit to the Frankfurt book fair last year) in June. Only a couple of events in Berlin and Stuttgart this time around, I’m afraid, at the Otherland Bookstore in Berlin and at the Dragon Days Festival in Stuttgar...

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Published on May 27, 2015 01:47 • 8 views
Meljean Brook Meljean Brook's blog:
A.B. Stormalong battles a giant octopus.

A.B. Stormalong battles a giant octopus.


This sucks, but I’m tabling the Blacksmith for a little while. I’ve been fighting with the book for months — I like all of the little parts but the little parts aren’t coming together. So that means I’m just going to put it aside until I figure out what’s g...

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Published on May 26, 2015 22:51 • 7 views
Nalini Singh Nalini Singh's blog:

The final excerpt of Shards of Hope is now up on the USA Today HEA Blog! I hope you enjoy!

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The audiobook of Rock Hard is now out worldwide. Happy listening!

Available at: Audible, iTunes, Tantor, Amazon

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Also, Raphael is up against Wrath of the BDB in the Alpha Showdown, so swing by and show our... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 20:09 • 11 views
Collin Kelley Collin Kelley's blog:
So much has been written across the literary blogosphere and social media about the Vanessa Place controversy since my last post on May 17 that I can't possibly link them all here. Go ahead and Google her name and you'll spend the better part of a day trying to digest it all. However, I will lin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 27, 2015 20:19 • 1 view
Lisa Black Lisa Black's blog:
Guest-Blogging about this today at Naked Authors: http://www.nakedauthors.com/
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Published on May 28, 2015 05:16 • 4 views
Jane Davitt Jane Davitt's blog:
Thank you to the following sites for kindly hosting me on the Closing the Loop blog tour. Comment on a post to be entered in a giveaway of a signed paperback of my other Riptide book, an SF threesome called Lucky Strike.

Sinfully Sexy Books Giveaway and post by me about trust.

The Jeep Diva Giveawa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 28, 2015 04:59 • 4 views
L.J. Trafford L.J. Trafford's blog:

Characters summed up by five quotes.

Sporus, who seemingly cannot be summed up in one line quotes.


1) Sporus curled on the floor beside the couch, holding onto the emperor’s limp hand, playing the role of the concerned wife, wiping a damp cloth across his beloved’s brow and sighing with worry.


2) It...

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Published on May 27, 2015 10:40 • 3 views
Andrea Murray Andrea Murray's blog:
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Published on May 28, 2015 03:43 • 6 views
John  Wiltshire John Wiltshire's blog:
As promised, here is the cover for Book 6. I had a lot of personal input to this one and I'm really pleased with it. Not to give any spoilers, but there's a great deal of metaphorical imagery in it.

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Also, the blurb:

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It takes a certain kind of courage to live as if favoured by the gods, ignoring the...
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Published on May 28, 2015 03:37 • 26 views
Jess Hayek Jess Hayek's blog:
Duncan was beaten badly but his pride was hurt far more than his flesh. Logan's powerful bear claws left some nasty wounds and the scars would forever remind the gorilla of his embarrassing loss to the grizzly.
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Published on May 28, 2015 03:21 • 6 views
Haim Kadman Haim Kadman's blog:
Unexpected guests
Some Facts of Life
An excerpt
When he got off and locked his car, Yehiel saw his foster parents standing beside their parked car, just a few yards away. He knew that he is in some trouble, they have never came to meet him without a notice of some kind before. He did not know yet wh... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 28, 2015 02:50 • 21 views
Carl Alves Carl Alves's blog:
I had heard so many positive reviews and praise heaped upon Mad Max Fury Road that it was hard not to have high expectations. Although I enjoyed the movie and thought it was well done, I don’t think it was quite worthy of the hype. The movie starts off with Max taken captive in a post-apocalyptic... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 28, 2015 02:10 • 7 views
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