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Tsh Oxenreider Tsh Oxenreider's blog:
summer hospitality

Every year, I long for the lazy days of summer –late nights outside, grilled food and fruity desserts, lots of beach days, and visiting and hosting friends and travelers from near and far. We love staying with friends when we road trip and travel, and we equally enjoy returning the favor at our h...

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Published on July 01, 2015 21:01 • 1 view
Marie Lu Marie Lu's blog:


A young Metias and June Iparis, when they were newly orphaned. This has been stuck in my head for a few days, so I finally had to get it down on paper. And now I promise I will return to today’s writing goals! #legendscenes

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Published on July 01, 2015 10:00 • 4 views
C.L. Matthews C.L. Matthews's blog:
My beta readers are loving to hate me at the moment. Their comments are nice but then beyond angry. Will you survive her bite? That is the real question...
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Published on July 02, 2015 16:00 • 1 view
R. Scott Bakker R. Scott Bakker's blog:

So a storm blew through last Tuesday night, a real storm, the kind we haven’t seen in a couple of years at least. I was just finishing up a disastrous night of NHL 13 (because NHL 14 is a rip off) on PS3 (because my PS4 is a paperweight) with my buds out back in the garage. Frank fled. Ken stroll...

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Published on July 01, 2015 08:14 • 1 view
Jane Friedman Jane Friedman's blog:
Self Publishing Distribution to Libraries

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Note from Jane: Today’s guest post from Porter Anderson(@Porter_Anderson) explains the terms of a new program—a partnership betweenLibrary Journal and BiblioBoard—to help distribute self-published ebooks into the library market. My own self-published book,Publishing 101,is en...

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Published on July 02, 2015 02:00 • 29 views
Regan Black Regan Black's blog:
We are enjoying a great start to the summer. After days of steamyhumidity combined with wildhigh temperatures, June graciously yielded to July. Our son is home for a week’s vacation between work assignments and we always have fun with board games and movies and reviewing all the news the kids lov... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 03:50 • 1 view
Ace Varkey Ace Varkey's blog:
I was watching Kitty O this morning as he performed his morning ablutions. It's amazing how he picks the one spot on the carpet that is bright with sun, the same spot that is in the middle of the room, so everyone has to go around him. He really does think he is the king of cats so perhaps I real... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 15:49 • 1 view
John Paul Godges John Paul Godges's blog:
A thunderous and prolonged standing ovation from tens of thousands of fans erupted as U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Joseph Godges was escorted to home base for a ceremony honoring him as the “Military Hero of the Game” at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on May 17, 2015.

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Published on July 02, 2015 15:39 • 22 views
Violet Duke Violet Duke's blog:
Violet Duke has had to go back on medical leave with further complications from her congenital brain condition. She is now having lung and liver and uterine complications in addition to her failing four limbs, immune system abnormalities, and continued internal bleeding. She is undergoing new bra... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 15:32 • 5 views
Zoë Marriott Zoë Marriott's blog:
Happy Thursday! And Happy Book Birthday! Yes, the fateful hour is upon us at last - the final book of the Name of the Blade Trilogy:
I've talked so much about this trilogy and why it's special to me over the past few years that I feel like today we don't need anymore of that. So instead, a select... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 08:01 • 1 view
Stephanie Dickison Stephanie Dickison's blog:


I have never used an Estée Lauder product and said, "Yeah, it's okaaay." It's always a mind-blowing experience, where I look at my skin and think, "This is what people pay top surgeons to get and I got it without the pain of surgery or the insane cost."
My immense joy continues with Estée Laud... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 12:20 • 1 view
Kristie Cook Kristie Cook's blog:
I swear, it felt like we were in the zombie apocalypse, with all the empty sites and picnic tables.

The view from our campsite almost all week. I swear, it felt like we were in the zombie apocalypse, with all the empty sites and picnic tables.


A quick update on the travels: It’s been…interesting. Last week, we stayed in a beautiful, (eerily) quiet place on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. I absolut...

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Published on July 01, 2015 17:16 • 4 views
Slavoj Žižek Slavoj Žižek's blog:

In this piece first published onJacobin, Stathis Kouvelakis, author of Philosophy and Revolution: From Kant to Marx, is cautiously optimisic about the prospects of a vote against austerity in Sunday's referendum.



My “uncharacteristic silence” of the last few days, as someone described it on my Fac...

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Published on July 02, 2015 15:18 • 2 views
Amy Lane Amy Lane's blog:
So, after hanging out with the girls today and going to the yarn store then coming home to watch Working Girl, I was ready to go with Mate for dinner and a movie.

But, well, you read the title. We had to come home after dinner so I could change, and I just wasn't ready to put on a whole new date... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 23:38 • 5 views
Richard S. Wheeler Richard S. Wheeler's blog:
When I began writing western fiction, decades ago, I gradually discovered that the genre was deeply imbued by southern traditions and beliefs. Most of the writers were southern. Most wrote stories in which the protagonists were from the South, and were ex-Confederate soldiers, and angry at everyt... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 15:17 • 5 views
Gabe Durham Gabe Durham's blog:


My new ebook, Locked Away, just came out from Publishing Genius. It’s $3!


In a land where cellars have just been invented, a new class of criminals—kidnappers—begins to experiment with locking people inside their cellars. Here, a bean farmer, a fig merchant, and a vicious marauder prove humankin...

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Published on July 01, 2015 11:36 • 5 views
Leovaldoalberto Leovaldoalberto's blog:
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Published on July 02, 2015 15:19 • 20 views
Lucy Felthouse Lucy Felthouse's blog:

Hi everyone,


I’m delighted to be taking part in the Freedom Hop, which is a celebration of our freedom to live, love and read. For those of you that stop by here regularly, you’ll know this means a lot to me. I’m very much of the opinion that as long as they’re not hurting anyone else, people shou...

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Published on July 01, 2015 20:00 • 4 views
Kelly Oram Kelly Oram's blog:

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Hey everyone! I don't know if you've heard the news or not yet, but the science squad is back! Avery and Grayson may have had their romance already, but science geek Libby's is just heating up in her very own companion novel to Th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 10:17 • 3 views
Alexander Laurence Alexander Laurence's blog:
RETURN WITH NEW ALBUMANTHEMS FOR DOOMED YOUTH VIA HARVEST RECORDS
WORLDWIDE ALBUM RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “GUNGA DIN” OUT NOW
“The Libertines will always be the band that defined a generation. Their return is one that matters.”
“They can make you real glad to be al... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 12:27 • 1 view
Carole Anne Carr Carole Anne Carr's blog:








It is that time of the month to take stock of ones writing progress, or the lack of it via Alex's I.W.S.G and this made me think of the main problem of writer's block.I know much has been written on this subject, however, and in the Summer 2015 issue of the Mslexia, a magazine for women who writ... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 15:48 • 1 view
Jay Bell Jay Bell's blog:

Dungeons & Dragons cartoonI grew up reading fantasy novels. One breed in particular appealed most to me. I loved stories about normal humans who get transported to a mystical land. Maybe they were searching for the back of a mysterious wardrobe, or perhaps they answered a classified ad that listed a magic kingdom for sale...

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Published on July 01, 2015 08:10 • 6 views
Austin Scott Collins Austin Scott Collins's blog:
Ever walked into a book club and realized almost immediately you had come to the wrong place? Yeah, me too.

The way I see it, there are three basic categories of book clubs, each category serving its own distinct function. While there may be variations and even some small degree of overlap, I don’... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 15:07 • 33 views
Eve Langlais Eve Langlais's blog:

She’d learn. Hayder would never harm her, but he would use his infamous kitty-cat eyes against her.


He stared. You know you want me. You know you need me. Come on, baby. Melt. Melt for your lion.


She stared right back.


Hmm, this wasn’t working as planned.


He let the left side of his lip curl into a g...

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Published on July 02, 2015 12:22 • 7 views
Selena Kitt Selena Kitt's blog:

releasetherateErotica authors were impatiently waiting for July 1, for a look at the new dashboard and the opportunity for a glimpse into the Bezos crystal ball at what they might be paid for the month of July, when the Kindle Unlimited changes took place.


Looks like the numbers are (kind of) in… and the outloo...

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Published on July 01, 2015 18:10 • 4 views
Josh Kilmer-Purcell Josh Kilmer-Purcell's blog:



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c. 1913 Portrait of a little girl in a goat cart. On the bottom of the print is written LILY COLE- MARION.




Last year, we were named to the Board of Trustees of the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY. The mission of the museum is to cultivate an understanding of the rural heritage that has shaped o...

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Published on July 01, 2015 15:17 • 4 views
Colleen Houck Colleen Houck's blog:

Take the quiz to find out which Reawakened character you are most like!


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Published on July 02, 2015 14:53 • 3 views
Peter V. Brett Peter V. Brett's blog:

artwork - fan contest O Protegido


Want to win a signed copy of O Protegido, the Brazilian translation of The Warded Man? Then, join this fan contest we are doing with the Brazilian blog INtocados. You can check out the original post here.


To participate, you must:



Live in Brazil! No outside entries, please.
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Published on July 02, 2015 10:00 • 5 views
Alan Chin Alan Chin's blog:
There is a golden rule in screenwriting.Start a scene as late as possible and get out as early as possible.That is, don’t start a scene with a man strolling to work, walking into a building, riding up in an elevator, getting called into the boss’s office and then getting fired. Start the scene w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 08:06 • 3 views
Rosina Lippi Rosina Lippi's blog:

shameAmy Impellizzerihas a piece today at Women Writers, Women’s Books which has me thinking hard. “Leave E.L. James Alone, Already” is a heart-felt appeal to writers not to join in when their colleagues are getting bashed.


The essay was born when she came across the#AskELJames thread on Twitter just r...

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Published on July 01, 2015 19:46 • 3 views
Harry Connolly Harry Connolly's blog:

Today, I’m celebrating my birthday.


I had to postpone it a bit for the best of reasons, but still: YAY! I get to take the day off. No homeschooling. No cleaning. No working on the new book (although I’ll have a notepad handy for unexpected ideas).


Instead, I’ll be kicking back to watch all three...

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Published on July 02, 2015 06:12 • 1 view
Marie Sexton Marie Sexton's blog:

Wednesday, May 20 6:45 a.m.: [Police]responded… after an intoxicated man called asking for help setting up his TV. Thursday, May 21 3:45 p.m.: [Police]responded…for a report of a rooster stuck in a tree. The caller told dispatch the rooster’s legs … Continue reading


The post Coda Blues appeared f...

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Published on July 02, 2015 09:00 • 5 views
Harold (Hal) Kempka Harold (Hal) Kempka's blog:
OPHELIA

Ophelia lay naked on a stainless steel gurney in the county morgue. Two days earlier, the police discovered her bloated and battered body on her apartment floor, beaten to death by a jealous wife. The reeking stench of decomposition filled the sun-warmed apartment.

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Published on July 02, 2015 14:51 • 8 views
Ally Carter Ally Carter's blog:

Hello, everyone! Or should I say Bon jour?

Ally here. As some of you may know, I recently went on a big European adventure. (Or…well…a moderately-sized European adventure.)

Thanks to my wonderful UK publisher, Orchard Books, I was able to visit London last month. We got to visit the Guardian offi...

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Published on July 02, 2015 13:17 • 7 views
J.L. Merrow J.L. Merrow's blog:

Played!72webToday on the Played!blog tour I’m visiting Elisa Rolle’s blog, where I’ve got an exclusive excerpt from Played! for your delectation and delight (hopefully!).


In this scene, Tristan’s giving Con an acting lesson. However, he’s got seduction, as well as Shakespeare, on his mind! Winking smile


And remember: I’m...

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Published on July 02, 2015 14:00 • 3 views
Tinnean Tinnean's blog:
July is JMS Books birthday month, and all e-books are 30% off.

If you haven't preordered Greater Love Hath No Man, that's on sale too!

As a matter of fact, all my books are on sale!

Talk about Christmas in July! :-D Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 14:48 • 4 views
Gillian Polack Gillian Polack's blog:
Hi there,

My name is Tyler Foley. I am not Gillian Polack. And no, I have not hacked her blog, I have her permission to be here. I swear.

I'm currently a Year 12 student studying at Lake Tuggeranong College and have been Gillian's work experience student for the past week. I've been sticking close... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 22:21 • 3 views
Suzanne Young Suzanne Young's blog:
If you will be at San Diego Comic-Con next week, you can find me. It will be my first time there, and let's just say, I'm freaking out. FREAKING OUT WITH EXCITEMENT. So please come say hi!!! I like you.

FRIDAY

Romantic Adventure

SFF fans are always down for an adventure, from a daring airship exp... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 09:15 • 4 views
Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver's blog:


unboundedrising:



What the hell am I doing with my life



To me, it looks like you’re living your best life.

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Published on July 01, 2015 08:37 • 1 view
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