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Vani Vani's blog:
Never underestimate an idea

Years ago when I decided to be a writer, a big question that rattled through my mind was what would I write about? They say ideas are a dime a dozen, and yet there wasn't one that clicked. My mistake. I underestimated the power of my ideas, and in doing so rejected many... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 20:36 • 1 view
Maureen O'Leary Maureen O'Leary's blog:
Paranormal Urban Fantasy, while a young genre, has been around long enough to start gathering clichés. Some of these clichés are the same ones that plague every other genre as well, especially romance. Paranormal Urban Fantasy is rich ground for new paradigms. Some of the old ones need to go.

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Published on January 26, 2015 20:16 • 2 views
Julie  Day Julie Day's blog:
I’m going to start today’s blog by sharing a segment out of Chapter Three of my book Created to Shine

The following section flows on after I talk about the radical turnaround the we encountered as a family, thinking that things were going to be better for the family, but we did not know the strugg... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 20:16 • 1 view
Callista Hunter Callista Hunter's blog:
Many years before I began writing Goddess, I read an article where an author described coming up with the plot of his latest book. He explained that he was going for something different, but he couldn't "make the characters do what he wanted them to do."

"How silly," I thought. "You're writing the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 20:03 • 24 views
Jennifer A. Nielsen Jennifer A. Nielsen's blog:

MarkOfTheThief1The MARK OF THE THIEF release is only four weeks away (Feb 24th)! I am so excited to share this book with you. I know lots of you found copies through Scholastic Book Fair, or you begged, borrowed, or otherwise got an ARC (Advanced Review Copy), but I still have 3 ARCs left to give away. Right he...

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Published on January 26, 2015 16:15 • 7 views
T. Harv Eker T. Harv Eker's blog:
It’s true that money can’t buy you happiness… but be careful telling that to the people struggling with finances and responsibilities, or just plain fear of their economic future. How we feel about money does matter: in how we earn it, avoid it, spend it irresponsibly, hoard it, or treat it greed... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 19:04 • 13 views
Jagannath Rao Adukuri Jagannath Rao Adukuri's blog:
Riffling through pictures ,as of yesterday, we have made our overdue poem today .The pictures are long and signing in dust from an old attic, with some lively ghosts as the wind chimes keep singing somberly on a morning silence minus a train blare. They are sometimes real images of men ,children... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 19:08 • 31 views
Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp's blog:

Dear Lovely You,


who doesn’t want to play the piano,

take out the recycling,

study for your geometry exam,

get on the treadmill,

clean up the basement,

or do that big thing that feels like an impossible thing—


okay, yeah, boy, do I hear you.


It doesn’t matter a hill of sprouting beans if you’re 9 and st...

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Published on January 26, 2015 10:53 • 10 views
Sue Julsen Sue Julsen's blog:

"Stop Child Abuse Now": Bill Murray's Blog Talk Radio Show


When: Wednesday January 28, 2015

Check for your Time Zone: 8 pm EASTERN; 7 pm CENTRAL; 6 pm MOUNTAIN, 5 pm PACIFIC


Special Guest, SUE JULSEN: Abuse Survivor, True Crime, Memoir, and Crime Fiction Author of 9 Books with #10 coming soon!


NA...

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Published on January 26, 2015 19:03 • 32 views
Feral Sephrian Feral Sephrian's blog:
Remember last time when I said my workload was shrinking? Well, I accidentally grew it again. NaNoWriMo came and went, and that project is currently on the backburner while I juggle FOUR stories for which I currently have ideas, not to mention the five or six other projects I have started at some... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 19:01 • 5 views
Cat Winters Cat Winters's blog:
Good news! Penguin has now released the synopsis and the full list of authors for the August 2015 YA horror anthology, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys . Preordering options are also now available, although you'll still need to wait a little longer to see a cover. I'm thrilled to bits to have a s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 18:22 • 9 views
Bailey Bradford Bailey Bradford's blog:
Okay, first off, the weekly ARe bucks winner is:

#102 Collette Nicole! You win $10 in ARe bucks!

Now, the monthly winners will be chosen from a random post. I'm using Random.org to pick the post (by entering in the number of December posts and going from there, since this is the drawing that stems... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 13:04 • 4 views
Diane Alberts Diane Alberts's blog:

And it’s HAWT. First, I’ll tell you a little bit about TRY ME. It’s a book that has a Marine hero (yum) and the woman he’s always loved (of course) –who just happens to be his ex-best friend’s little sister…who just might happen to hate him for sleeping with his ex-best friend’s wife. Allegedly....

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Published on January 26, 2015 18:27 • 12 views
Lisa Morton Lisa Morton's blog:
And now a few words from my co-author on Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times:

Adventures in Censorship
A blog post by Rocky Wood, 29 May 2013


On Tuesday US time Facebook notified Lisa Morton, Greg Chapman and myself that the Facebook page for our graphic novel, 'Witch Hunts: A Graphi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 29, 2013 00:00 • 6 views
Sarah Mayberry Sarah Mayberry's blog:

I promised excerpts and tid-bits in the lead up to the release of Anticipation. Here's the very first part of Chapter One. Let me know if you want more. The manuscript is coming along well - not long now, I promise, but I'm still not handing out any dates because there are a couple of things I'm...

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Published on January 26, 2015 14:22 • 5 views
Jayde Brooks Jayde Brooks's blog:
Let’s face it. All fiction is fantasy, but there’s fact based fantasy and then there’s the other stuff. I’ve written fact-based fiction for many, many years. Fiction based on the lives of real people, with real people problems in real people scenarios, in a real and feasible world. I’ve written u... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 18:22 • 4 views
Delilah S. Dawson Delilah S. Dawson's blog:









Remember this vulture feather tattoo? And all those hints about "kill what needs to die"? And how many times I listened to all the Gangstagrass albums and asked people for old-fashioned terms for liver chestnut?

The book in question has finally come home to roost, with the hardcover expected to la...

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Published on January 26, 2015 14:17 • 11 views
Sandi Perry Sandi Perry's blog:
Ahead of the impending blizzard about to pound those of us foolish enough to live on the east coast, I went to the bookstore to pick up a couple of beach-ready books for my Florida trip next week. I glanced at the Romance section and was fairly surprised at the absence of any notion of romance th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 09:06 • 8 views
Meagan Spooner Meagan Spooner's blog:

Thanks! Definitely check outSalvage by Alexandra Duncan—it’d be my top sci fi recommendation if you’re looking specifically for diversity in the genre, with a variety of abilities, ethnicities, and religions all focused on in the book.This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner featur...

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Published on January 26, 2015 16:40 • 5 views
Thomas E. Woods Jr. Thomas E. Woods Jr.'s blog:

I knew there was a Washington Post writer in the audience at the Mises Institute’s event on secession this past weekend in Houston, and I knew exactly why he was there: to write an article about the “extreme” Ron Paul, as a way of causing problems for Rand. Now that you know that, you’ll better u...

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Published on January 26, 2015 09:44 • 8 views
Richard E. Riegel Richard E. Riegel's blog:
I remember when I asked my old buddy Gary Lee Porter to look at one of my short stories and see if he had any ideas for graphics, you know, maybe turn it into a graphic novel. Well, true to form, Gary Lee took his own path, and instead of suggesting any graphic additions, he said he thought my st... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 18:00 • 7 views
Stuart Gibbs Stuart Gibbs's blog:
The Edgar award is the most prestigious award in mystery writing. In fact, many people think it is more prestigious than the Oscars, Golden Globes and Nobel Peace Prize combined. The awards are given out every year by the Mystery Writers of America. And I have just scored my second nomination for... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 12:26 • 8 views
Claire LaZebnik Claire LaZebnik's blog:

After I wrote my November post on being depressed,a lot of people reached out to me, soI wanted to give one last update.


No point in burying the lede: I feel much, much better. Turns out everyone was right–depression does lift, even if that feels impossible when you’re in the middle of it.


While I’...

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Published on January 26, 2015 11:50 • 8 views
Marin Townsend Marin Townsend's blog:

Yeah, no, not a poet. In case you somehow missed that. But I did finish reading—typos, ahoy!—and I've discovered that I know how to write a very sad book. Sorry, for that.



On a slightly happier note, I'm almost 8,000 words into N2—no, it doesn't have a title yet—and with tonight's Fall Out Boy/wr...

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Published on January 26, 2015 17:56 • 4 views
Katherine Pierce Chinelli Katherine Pierce Chinelli's blog:
As the mother of toddler who, as of a month ago, no longer takes naps, I realized something very important at the dawning of this new year: relaxation is imperative.

I know what you might be thinking: "You're a stay-at-home mom. You have plenty of downtime."

Really? If you call downtime my daughter... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 17:52 • 5 views
Lia Habel Lia Habel's blog:

Okay, so—I’m making yet another concerted effort to revamp my blogging habits. But you have to understand, blogging isjust not in my makeup. It’s a struggle. All I have written on my calendar today is “write two blog entries.” And yet, I feel like this:





Blogging is my least favorite activity eve...

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Published on January 26, 2015 11:43 • 11 views
L.A.A. Law L.A.A. Law's blog:
Have any of you shared your work with your significant other and watched their reaction? I have and it was so much fun. I wrote the newest book in secret, late a night when everyone was asleep. Before I published I revealed it to my husband and when he got to what this leads up to, it was truly a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 17:48 • 6 views
Allen Coyle Allen Coyle's blog:
At least that’s according to my 18-year-old self, if a recently unearthed high-school assignment is to be believed. I took an Advanced Composition course in my senior year, and one of the assignments was to pick a novel and keep a journal as we read. Because I was into baseball at the time, I sel... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 17:47 • 6 views
Carl Alves Carl Alves's blog:
Considering that Two For Eternity takes place over a twelve thousand year span, I had to use some ancient societies as backdrops. The two that immediately came to mind was Egypt and Babylon, widely considered the two earliest civilized societies, although there is some argument that some Far East... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 17:46 • 5 views
Misty Griffin Misty Griffin's blog:
This is series I am starting about each chapter of my Memoir( Tears of the Silenced) It is my memoir about my extremely abusive childhood and leaving the Amish. Thanks so much for viewing.

Excerpt from chapter 7/ Near Death



“Honoring all ways we survived our childhood abuse is healing.
We were amazi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 17:44 • 8 views
Becca Jameson Becca Jameson's blog:

2/05! Hers–Book4-The Fight Club-They work together, and she belongs to the same club as him. Available for pre-order now! Hers-Becca_Jameson-200x320

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Published on January 26, 2015 09:12 • 4 views
Sara Benincasa Sara Benincasa's blog:


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Published on January 24, 2015 10:48 • 4 views
Jane Litte Jane Litte's blog:

Nora Roberts: The Inn Boonsboro TrilogyThe Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts. $ 4.99 AMZN | iBooks


From the Jacket Copy:


Together in one boxed set: three Inn BoonsBoro novels featuring the Montgomery brothers—Beckett, Ryder, and Owen—who bring an intimate bed-and-breakfast to life in their hometown and find their own lives revamp...

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Published on January 26, 2015 12:00 • 5 views
Laura Kaye Laura Kaye's blog:
Hey guys! Just a quick post to let you know that THREE of the Hard Ink novels are on sale right now! Grab them before the prices change or the sales end! Here’s everything you need to know:

Hard Ink Sales


HARD AS IT GETS – Amazon & B&N right now

Amazon |B&N
HARD TO COME BY – B&N only right now
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Published on January 26, 2015 09:18 • 7 views
Ceri Clark Ceri Clark's blog:
A Simpler Guide to CalibreMy books have gone, how do I get them back? A quick tip from A Simpler Guide to Calibre.

It can happen that when you first load Calibre your books all seemed to have disappeared. This is usually because the software has been told your e-books library has moved to a different folder and is now poi...

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Published on January 25, 2015 10:00 • 4 views
Loreth Anne White Loreth Anne White's blog:
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Susan Stielow Susan Stielow's blog:
Like reading YA? Looking for a new author to fall in love with? Than check out BLOODBORN by (me) Susan Stielow. My book is 368 pages of fun and exciting paranormal goodness. And not to mention, Scarlet Butterfly, book 2 in the Bloodborn series is due to release in just a few short months.

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Published on January 26, 2015 17:06 • 5 views
Marissa Meyer Marissa Meyer's blog:

I have SO MUCH NEWS to share with you all. So let’s get to it.




First up: FAIREST IS OUT TOMORROW.



Fairest_cover Final



Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all?


Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Ci...

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Published on January 26, 2015 15:57 • 256 views
Stylo Fantome Stylo Fantome's blog:
So I am going to a signing, YAY! Last minute though it is.

I would like to break down some signing facts for y'all:

Plane ticket to Seattle for me: $575

Cost of hotel room for entire event: $450

Cost of one standing banner: $80

Swag (pens, keychains, bookmarks, etc.): $75

Books (I decided to bring a sm... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 26, 2015 16:54 • 82 views
Peter L. Berger Peter L. Berger's blog:

As the EU wrings its hands over what to do about renewed fighting in Eastern Ukraine, Russian bankers are opening a new front against the West: by threatening to build a financial transfer system that Western sanctions can’t throttle. TheFTreports:


The suggestion that Russia could be shut out of...

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Published on January 26, 2015 10:33 • 3 views
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