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Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
On August 28, 1189 began one of medieval history’s more interesting “unintended consequences” events. When the highly unpopular King of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan, led the army of Outremer to a devastating defeat at Hattin, he was understandably blamed for a military blunder of monumental proport... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 28, 2014 06:07 • 3 views
Salem Salem's blog:
Hi, readers,

The novel will be free on Kindle again September 21st. This is timed with the Brooklyn Book Festival, New York City's largest free literary event.

Anyone on the fence about becoming one of my readers can also find more reviews on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1tCM7H1

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Sharon E. Cathcart Sharon E. Cathcart's blog:
Clytie's Caller by Sharon E. Cathcart

The audiobook edition of "Clytie's Caller" is now available. Stevie Zimmerman's narration of my Regency romance is perfect.

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Published on August 28, 2014 05:59 • 12 views
H.A. Kotys H.A. Kotys's blog:
With Descent Into Darkness having been out now for just over 2 weeks, more people are finishing.

Gosh, the feedback you are giving me is so supportive and encouraging, thank you so so much!! It helps push me on to get the other books ready for you to enjoy too!

Dark Days is still well on track for... Read more of this blog post »
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Justin Taylor Justin Taylor's blog:

David-Platt-CroppedEarlier today the trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board elected David Platt to serve as president.


This seems like a historic occasion—God putting things in place to put one of our generation’s great missions mobilizers at the helm of one of the great sending in...

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Carrie Vaughn Carrie Vaughn's blog:

Since I don’t really follow any of the TV shows that are running new episodes now (I’ve tried to watch True Blood but I just get really confused), it really has felt like the summer hiatus seasons of old, when you catch up on old things and watch videos — and also go outside and play instead of w...

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Published on August 27, 2014 08:00 • 6 views
Jennifer L. Armentrout Jennifer L. Armentrout's blog:

As many of you can remember, we’ve offered special bonus scenes to those who’ve preordered Trust In Me and Be With me, and we’re going to do it again!


So here’s how it works:



Pre Order Stay With Me, in print or in digital from any vender within the United States

(this is being held by the U.S. publ...

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Published on August 27, 2014 07:26 • 15 views
Brighton Hill Brighton Hill's blog:
Hey Guys,

I've heard people say you have to hit rock bottom before success comes. I guess that scares me because I'm wondering what exactly is rock bottom? Does that mean I have to be starving, begging on the street with my husband and kids? Or have I already hit it?

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Published on August 28, 2014 05:34 • 6 views
Alastair T. Ferrie Alastair T. Ferrie's blog:
Genesis chapter 2 is a majestic chapter and is the foundation of what follows in the Bible. The main thrust could be expressed as the assertion that God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the source of this creation and responsible for it all. It is quite unlike the creation myths of antiqui... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 28, 2014 05:41 • 7 views
Kim Fielding Kim Fielding's blog:

lizzie-bourneDay Two of the Murder on the Mountain Blog Tour!


In Murder on the Mountain, when Kyle and Wesley are being transported to the summit of Mount Washington on a cold, foggy October night to investigate the murder of Stuart Warren, the train passes by the memorial to Lizzie Bourne. It’s mentioned in...

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Published on August 28, 2014 00:12 • 3 views
Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson's blog:
One of my short stories, "Making out in cars" is currently on free promotion.

This one is actually totally autobiographical, one day, two encounters, both in cars. Word for word, blow for blow, this is how it went down.

Check it out here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 28, 2014 05:23 • 39 views
Luna Miguel Luna Miguel's blog:




Hacía tiempo que no me reía tanto como aquí. En esta ciudad absolutamente gris y absolutamente incendiada de poesía. Uno se da cuenta de que las cosas van a ir a mejor cuando encuentra personas en otro idioma a las que sólo puede abrazar. Vlad, Catalina y yo estamos rodeando la muralla de un... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 11:39 • 4 views
Dianne Sylvan Dianne Sylvan's blog:

Quick reminder: be sure and enter my latest giveaway for a chance to win either a signed book or a bit of art. Entries close August 31.


Warning: This is a long-ass post. It’s mostly pictures, though. And they’re somewhat decent pictures for a change.


If you’re familiar with my weirdness you know I...

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Published on August 27, 2014 07:35 • 2 views
Lisa Wingate Lisa Wingate's blog:
My husband and I were talking about eventually replacing our living room carpet with hardwood. Once the dog passes on and we no longer need traction for her to run and bark at the neighbors. While I’m all on board with this idea, I said, “But how will I lay on the floor to watch […]
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Published on August 28, 2014 01:00 • 6 views
Amy H. Sturgis Amy H. Sturgis's blog:
Ack, where did the time go? The weeks are flying by, and October will be here before we know it! I'd like to ask your opinion, if I may.

FYI, for those of you who don't know, for the last eight years I've had a tradition of turning this blog into a month-long celebration of Halloween, posting a "s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 05:41 • 4 views
Rachel Neumeier Rachel Neumeier's blog:

But that does not mean I want to renew my Platinum membership for next year. No. I got that kind of membership (24 books per year) because it was the most cost effective, but now! Now I am stocked up with audio titles. Plenty to last through the rest of next year and quite possibly the year after...

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Published on August 27, 2014 12:04 • 1 view
Wendy White Wendy White's blog:
No one knows who you are.

You've never spoken at a conference, published a book, or been quoted in a news story.

And, look, over there: a bunch of intelligent people you admire deeply are discussing something you're interested in. People you've seen at conferences. People who wrote the books you re... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 08:05 • 5 views
Linda  Benson Linda Benson's blog:
Hi Everyone! What have I been doing this Summer? Working.

Besides cutting blackberries, and endlessly watering plants and garden during a very hot summer, I've been writing The Autumn Kitten, which is the fourth in my series of short fiction called Cat Tales.

And I can't wait to share it with you!... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 12:22 • 1 view
A. Piper Burgi A. Piper Burgi's blog:
The deadline of 30 August 2014 is fast approaching...don't miss your opportunity to win an autographed copy of "My Afghanistan Campaign Diary"! Enter the contest by leaving a comment on my FB page and "Like" the contest post so your entry can be collected. Easy...right!?

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Published on August 28, 2014 04:57 • 6 views
Kathleen Valentine Kathleen Valentine's blog:
The other day on Facebook I wrote this status update:Cool, breezy day with lots of salt water in the air. The gulls have been in a big flap about something and carrying on quite loudly. Time to go to Marienstadt for a couple hours--we've got a barn to save.

This morning a guy commented on it by sa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 11:39 • 6 views
Beth Revis Beth Revis's blog:
Come see me during DragonCon! I shall attempt to be amusing, and my husband shall attempt to sell you one of my books, and I shall sign them with flourish, much like Gilderoy Lockhart.

Seriously, though, these panels all look amazing. Don't make me hangout at my signing tables by myself. And I wil... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 28, 2014 03:05 • 9 views
Josephine Myles Josephine Myles's blog:
Unsexy Professions

Hi, I’m JL Merrow, and I’m tickled pink to be visiting my good friend Jo Myles today as part of the Caught! blog tour.


Caught72webFallHard72webGiveaway: I’m offering a free signed paperback copy of my Icelandic-set romantic suspense novel Fall Hard (I’m happy to ship internationally) to a randoml...

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Published on August 28, 2014 04:00 • 8 views
Ben H. Winters Ben H. Winters's blog:

Much like the Bob Dylan world tour that began inJuly of 1988 and has continuedever since, myplanned summer-long Reverse Blog Tour tosupport the release of World of Trouble is threatening to become a Never Ending Tour, unanchored from any specificpurpose or unifying principal, much like the whole...

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Published on August 27, 2014 19:06 • 5 views
Alexander Laurence Alexander Laurence's blog:
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Published on August 27, 2014 21:07 • 5 views
Helene Young Helene Young's blog:
I’ve been very fortunate to have some wonderful writing mentors and one of those is fellow north Queenslander, Barbara Hannay, who’s also a multi-award winning, best-selling author with over 6 millions books sold worldwide. I have a photo of Barb and me at my first RWA conference where I had a fa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 28, 2014 04:36 • 5 views
Frances Pauli Frances Pauli's blog:
I am thrilled to have one of my favorite people on the blog today. Author and amazing editor Skyla Dawn Cameron is touring with her book River. She has shared the soundtrack with us (with some amazing music selections, I might add) and a great giveaway that y'all are going to want to enter.Welcom... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 28, 2014 01:00 • 3 views
K.Z. Snow K.Z. Snow's blog:
My next release will be on September 25, and it will bethis one(which you can currently pre-order for a mere$2.79 because it's a young adult story! Oh, and the same YA sale at Dreamspinner / Harmony Ink also includes The Zero Knot. The reduced prices will be in effect through the end of August.)

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Published on August 27, 2014 11:37 • 4 views
Karen Marie Moning Karen Marie Moning's blog:
I promised a quick recap of salient points from the Q&A this past weekend. Here are a few of the highlights:

Q. Was the release date for BURNED really moved?

A. Yes. The release date for BURNED has been moved to April 2014. (This later got moved to January 2015, sorry guys, deaths and serious i... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 26, 2013 18:16 • 18 views
Selena Kitt Selena Kitt's blog:

19843099_sDear Plagiarizer:


You are obviously confused about what plagiarism is and how copyright works. Since plagiarism and copyright are important to me, being a writer who spendshours creating the original material I publish and all, I thought I would educate you about the topic. The first place I would...

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Published on August 27, 2014 06:00 • 3 views
David Soares David Soares's blog:
No número de Setembro da revista LOUD!,
quase a chegar às bancas, assino um pequeno ensaio histórico sobre o
fenómeno da contracultura satânica e feiticeira ocidental, partindo do
imaginário lírico e musical da banda de capa, os Electric Wizard
- grupo que, para esta edição, deu uma excelente ent... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 08:55 • 5 views
Sarah Sundin Sarah Sundin's blog:
André Diethelm, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Emmanuel d'Astier de La Vigerie, and General Monsabert reviewing troops, Marseille, France, 29-31 Aug 1944

André Diethelm, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Emmanuel d’Astier de La Vigerie, and General Monsabert reviewing troops, Marseille, France, 29-31 Aug 1944


70 Years Ago—Aug. 28, 1944: Crucial southern French ports of Marseille and Toulon formally surrender to Free French troops. British Board of Trade...

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Published on August 28, 2014 01:00 • 7 views
Peter V. Brett Peter V. Brett's blog:


Carol, who has done some incredible contest art and cosplay in the past, enters the Skull Throne Cover Contest with this entry:


Hi, I’ve designed a very simple black & white cover using a repeated skull picture. I tried using the computer to put it together but in the end it was easier to cu...

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Published on August 27, 2014 11:00 • 7 views
Natalie R. Vice Natalie R. Vice's blog:
Just wanted to make sure I announce our '76 Bridges free giveaway on Kindle today! It's the last day for the KDP Select Free download of '76 Bridges, Finding Their Way.
Happy Holiday reading!
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Published on August 28, 2014 04:21 • 7 views
Jenni James Jenni James's blog:
I'm so excited!!!

I have 20 copies of Mansfield Ranch in printed book format for sale.

Send payment to paypal using authorjennijames(a)gmail(dot)com

USA: $16 (includes shipping)
WORLD: $24 (includes shipping)

In the comments section of paypal make sure you give me your address and who to sign the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 12:18 • 6 views
Michael Bluemling Jr. Michael Bluemling Jr.'s blog:
Michael Bluemling Jr.

365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~

Day 86-Homestead, Pennsylvania: Getting Through the Eye of a Needle

Being able to crossover from this world to the next is a complex puzzle that is defined through the love of our Lord and Savio... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 28, 2014 04:14 • 6 views
Jonathan  Dunne Jonathan Dunne's blog:
Thanks Stacie
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Published on August 28, 2014 04:13 • 5 views
Patrick Rothfuss Patrick Rothfuss's blog:

So I’ve been traveling a lot lately.


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(Witness the excellent Adem cosplay that happened in London.)


While that means I get to meet a lot of you in person, sign books, and make all manner of amusing tweets about my first time riding first class. It’s not exactly conducive to writing blog posts.


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Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver's blog:


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Published on August 27, 2014 08:42 • 22 views
Ken Ham Ken Ham's blog:

Well, President Obama’s disregard for biblical authority was made clear once again. The Baptist Press reported last monththat President Obama signed an executive order that could threaten religious freedom:


President Obama has used his authority to extend workplace protections among federal contr...

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Published on August 27, 2014 13:27 • 6 views
Marly Youmans Marly Youmans's blog:
from "Letter from the Editor," Books and Culture Magazine

Speaking of superb novels, let me recommend two others that will be appearing not too long after you receive this issue. In September, Knopf will publish Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, which imagines the aftermath of a global pand... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 13:00 • 7 views
David Zen David Zen's blog:
The transaction in The Deal involves the Chinese property market. In the novel, as in the reality of 2009-2010, Chinese property prices were rising rapidly. Investors who got in then have generally made a lot of money.

But this is about to change. The market is turning rapidly, as news reports mak... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 28, 2014 04:09 • 24 views
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:

ProcrastinationEvery Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day, or Quiz Day.

This Wednesday: Seven tips for forcing yourself to tackle a dreaded task.


It’s a Secret of Adulthood: Happiness doesn’t always make me feel happy. Often, I know I’d be happier if I do something I really don’t feel like doing. Making that phone c...

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Published on August 27, 2014 04:50 • 7 views
Hugh Howey Hugh Howey's blog:

Heading to Atlanta tomorrow for my first-ever Dragon*Con. Anyone else going? Any Atlanta natives out there?


A few readers have emailed abouta possible Meet-Up, so it’s now officially on.The Meet-Up will be Saturday at noon.The venue isSweet Georgia’s Juke Joint:200 Peachtree Street, Suite #L05Atla...

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Published on August 27, 2014 10:16 • 8 views
Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

Remember those personalized pre-orders you’ve been making at Nicola’s Books? Well . . . the first of the books have been printed and boxed, and because I have this arrangement with Nicola’s, some have been shipped to my local store so I can sign them before I leave to go on tour. The goal is to h...

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Published on August 27, 2014 06:00 • 14 views
K.M. Weiland K.M. Weiland's blog:

This week’s video shows how a little subtext can make vivid characters out of your entire cast.



Video Transcript:

A few weeks ago, we talked about how we do not want ciphers in our stories. We want fully fleshed-out, rounded, dimensional characters—people who feel real enough that maybe we could se...

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Published on August 27, 2014 05:00 • 6 views
Ann H. Gabhart Ann H. Gabhart's blog:
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~William Morris
Mom's been gone for over a month now. For a while it's felt like she's still at the memory care facility and I need to go see about her. But that's not so. She doesn't need anybody to... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 19:11 • 7 views
Mark David Gerson Mark David Gerson's blog:


This is an updated version of the interview on creativity, the Muse and the creative process that originally appeared a while back ago on authorBill Jones, Jr.'s blog,This Page Is Intentionally Blank.





An Interview with Mark David Gerson

The Blank Blog:It’s hard to pigeon-hole you with just... Read more of this blog post »
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Sean Michael Sean Michael's blog:


Finn never dreamed he’d have a mate of his own, especially not one found at the Kennel Klub, where spankings are optional and encouraged. This young werewolf is a fish out of water suddenly thrown in the deep end.

Cort is immediately drawn to Finn but it is clear they’re very different men. A chan... Read more of this blog post »
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