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Hannah Allen Abbott Hannah Allen Abbott's blog:
When I finally decided to self-publish, I had been writing fantasy for more than forty years. There were early stories, novelettes, the Plotless Book, and the book with insufficient magic to qualify it as a market fantasy. Then three good marketable books that just never landed an agent.

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Published on December 19, 2014 22:39 • 1 view
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:





"My powers is yours," I whispered.


I saw the elation in his eyes as he lowered his mouth to mine. Our lips met, and the connection between us opened. This was not the way he’d touched me in my visions, when he’d come to me as shadow. This was real, and I could drown it.


"My power is yours," I re...

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Published on December 19, 2014 16:30 • 2 views
Brynley Black Brynley Black's blog:
My erotic romance short Mr. North's Pole is FREE on Kindle until 12/24. What better way to warm up when it's cold out?

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Published on December 19, 2014 21:55 • 4 views
James  Steele James Steele's blog:
It has come to my attention, through multiple writers and editors on social media, that typing two spaces after a period is the most heinous evil a writer can commit.Worse than bad character development.Worse than clichéd plot twists.Worse than a poorly written sex scene!Worse than (*fake audienc... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 11:41 • 5 views
Katheryn Maddox Haddad Katheryn Maddox Haddad's blog:
The scripture for today, December 20, is 2nd Corinthians 12:20b as found in the New Testament of the Bible:

"....I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder."

It can happen among well-meaning people trying to accomplish the sa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 21:28 • 6 views
Atlantic Monthly Contributors Atlantic Monthly Contributors's blog:
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Antarctica remained largely untouched until roughly 200 years ago, and now, more than 10,000 people travel there every year. But tourists bring more than cameras. Scientists are warning that pathogens brought by visitors could threaten the continent’s most iconic inhabitant: the penguin.

Isolatio...

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Published on December 19, 2014 14:44 • 4 views
Glenn J. Soucy Glenn J. Soucy's blog:
I'm way behind schedule, but I finally received S-C II, Lord of the Underworld back from my proofreaders. I'm going through that and gave them Blood Tithe VI, Deeds of the Assassin. I'm looking forward to having them out.
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Published on December 19, 2014 21:17 • 6 views
Bart D. Ehrman Bart D. Ehrman's blog:

In the previous two posts I began to answer why scholars think that some of the letters that go under Paul’s name were not actually written by him. I have focused on the Second Letter to the Thessalonians, which claims to be written by Paul but appears to have been written instead by someone else...

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Published on December 19, 2014 06:53 • 1 view
Tina Louise Brotz Tina Louise Brotz's blog:
Set in the mid-90’s, Foxcatcher is a film that takes us on a journey into the world of John Du Pont, heir to one of the wealthiest families in the United States.

Growing up in vast wealth it was a license to do whatever he pleased which not only included traveling for bird expeditions to the Fiji... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 21:05 • 31 views
Amy Lane Amy Lane's blog:
I texted Mate yesterday morning, when I was dropping the kids off for school

I think someone's been fucking with my car. The steering wheel position was off, and it's making really bad noises.

He texted me back. Ha ha! No-- I took it last night. Sorryabout the noise. That just started on the way... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 10:58 • 15 views
Rainer Rey Rainer Rey's blog:
I am informed that as of this weekend the Kindle file of Cosmosis has been updated and is correct, for those of you who might have been waiting for the error to be rectified. Best, Rainer Rey
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Published on December 19, 2014 21:00 • 5 views
Max Nemtsov Max Nemtsov's blog:

Черт и Билли Лохэм
Билли Лохэм и муха
Последняя игра Билли Лохэма



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Билли, Падла и Бог


В «Нэшвиллском кантри-уголке» пена со дна подымается,
А Билли знай свою байку трет всем, кто на нее покупается,
Руками машет, таращит зенки, орет непотребной пьяни:
«Я черту вставил, я ад одолел — кто теперь мои п...

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Published on December 19, 2014 12:06 • 4 views
Hayden Thorne Hayden Thorne's blog:
Well, lookit what I got earlier today:



I'm so pleased with the way the cover turned out, especially since, like Icarus in Flight, we used an image that's public domain. Even better is the fact that the original painting is by Caspar David Friedrich, who only happens to be my favorite artist of the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 20:50 • 9 views
Nancy J. Cohen Nancy J. Cohen's blog:

It’s always useful to have some leftover turkey recipes around the holidays. Here are two of mine for turkey tetrazzini. I recently made the second recipe with accompanying photos. If you wish, you can freeze some fresh cut up cooked turkey right away after roasting. Then when you’re ready for a...

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Published on December 19, 2014 08:00 • 4 views
Geoffrey Germann Geoffrey Germann's blog:
Hi,

Ok, the paperback version of 'Surgical' is now available.

Have a great Holiday and HNY!!!

G2

PS RCs should ship in early Jan. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the delay!
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Published on December 19, 2014 20:38 • 5 views
Scot McKnight Scot McKnight's blog:
Every Christmas season the good folks at Paraclete Press send Kris and me a little package — cinnamon raisin bread with Apple Pie Jam! We do our best to spread this out over a whole week of tasty snacks. It’s one of the highlights of the Christmas season for Kris and me, leading to a [Read More..... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 10:01 • 3 views
Tina Gayle Tina Gayle's blog:

Hi everyone, To day I have Andrea R. Cooper sharing her favorite recipe with us.




This recipe is really versatile – don’t like almonds? Leave them off and it tastes fine. Don’t have any red bell pepper? Leave it out. Want to save time? Use precooked diced chicken and frozen broccoli



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Published on December 19, 2014 00:00 • 4 views
Tamora Pierce Tamora Pierce's blog:


Tiiiiiiired—oh, hey, this needs a wash.

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Published on December 19, 2014 13:05 • 4 views
Elizabeth Gannon Elizabeth Gannon's blog:
Elizabeth writes:

So, just a writing update since a few people have written to ask about the possibility of new books coming out soon.

I now doubt I'll have anything out by Christmas. :( I know I said I would and you've been very patient, but it's a longshot. I've been trying and there's a possibil... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 20:31 • 6 views
Dominic Bellavance Dominic Bellavance's blog:

Encore une autre année qui se termine. On peut dire qu’elle a été bien remplie! En fait, je dois dire ça chaque année… Je ne me souviens pas d’avoir déjà dit en décembre : «Heille! Je me suis vraiment pogné le béret cette année! WOOHOO!»


Peut-être que ça me ferait du bien, au fond. Peut-être qu’à...

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Published on December 19, 2014 06:37 • 5 views
A.J. Culpepper A.J. Culpepper's blog:
Well, my dear readers, today I was going to share a bit from "The Seers' War Part Two - The Spider and the Fly" but, I simply must rant.

What the heck is it with shit not doing what it's supposed to and then on top of it, people are mucking things up??? I have fought with the cover design of my ne... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 20:26 • 6 views
Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver's blog:


Vanishing Girls - one of iBooks most anticipated in 2015!


Thanks iBooks!

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Published on December 19, 2014 13:39 • 4 views
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:

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“You are fettered,” said Scrooge, trembling. “Tell me why?”


“I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”


— Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol


Habits are a chain we forge...

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Published on December 19, 2014 09:14 • 4 views
Penny Watson Penny Watson's blog:


Conversation at the Penny Watson house last night...

Son: Hey Mom.

Me: Yeah.

Son: You know that Jewish family who lives down the street? At the house with no lights and no tree and no Christmas decorations?

Me: Yeah.

Son: Our house looks exactly like that. EXCEPT WE'RE NOT JEWISH!

Me: What's your poin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 08:54 • 2 views
Josh Lanyon Josh Lanyon's blog:

From LONE STAR, part of the Men Under the Mistletoe holiday anthology.
Blurb:
Growing up in rural Texas, Mitchell Evans's ambition to be a dancer made him a target. Though he found success in New York City, Mitch is at a crossroads, and heads home for the first time in twelve years to figure thin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 01:00 • 4 views
M.L. Tyndall M.L. Tyndall's blog:
A couple of weeks ago I received an interview request from Bob Clary, marketing manager at Webucator: Expert Instructors Blogging asking me to answer a few questions about why I write, what got me started, and what keeps me going. It appears that most of the other authors interviewed did so in ho... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 00:30 • 4 views
Michael  Coady Michael Coady's blog:
After 5 months, I am happy to announce my MG fantasy 'Eliza Twitchel & the Haunted Forest' is now available on Amazon for kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R6I9CKS



When Eliza Twitchel's little sister is kidnapped by gobblings and whisked through a magic gateway hidden in an old growth forest,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 20:07 • 5 views
B.B. Reid B.B. Reid's blog:
I'm doing a giveaway that ends December 26th but you have to visit my Facebook page http://on.fb.me/1trMwgg to find out what it is ;-)
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Published on December 19, 2014 20:07 • 6 views
Marshall Vian Summers Marshall Vian Summers's blog:
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Received by Marshall Vian Summers
December 23, 1994 in Boulder, Colorado

Christmas represents the emergence of Knowledge in the individual. This is exemplified in the life of Jesus, who beyond his own understanding even, a Greater Power emerged within him and overtook his life—uniting him with the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 19:59 • 9 views
Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

You guys can bake! Wow, I am amazed at how talented (and adventuresome) everyone is. As promised, I collected some of your photos you gave me on FB. If you gave me a bunch, I just reposted one.


I hope that some of these inspire you this weekend, and remember, it doesn’t have to look like the pictu...

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Published on December 19, 2014 05:39 • 11 views
Juliet Cook Juliet Cook's blog:
Less than two days remain to submit your chapbook manuscript to the Blood Pudding Press chapbook contest! Submissions close after midnight tomorrow, as soon as December 20 turns into December 21.
Read about the details here -http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/2014/11/blood-pudding-press-is-now-accept... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 13:29 • 6 views
Maggie Anton Maggie Anton's blog:
In a few days I�ll be on a well-deserved vacation, cruising the Pacific Ocean with my family. So I�m posting...
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