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Sarah L. Johnson Sarah L. Johnson's blog:
For attendees at last weekend's Historical Novel Society conference who missed seeing the session on The Art of Book Cover Design for Historical Fiction, or for anyone else who's interested, here's a link to my part of the PowerPoint, which also includes my script (in the form of presentation not... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 07:00 • 1 view
Marissa Meyer Marissa Meyer's blog:

Here are thesix finalists for the Lunar Chronicles Bookmark Contest! I’m not going to say much about these because I don’t want to sway the voting, but just know that I absolutely love every one of them and would proudly print them all!



See, look, admire… then cast your vote below!




By Brooke



By Ell...

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Published on July 06, 2015 13:05 • 5 views
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:


I finally got paint tool sai, and for my first project I did Alina from The Grisha Trilogy!



Lovely!

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Published on July 06, 2015 18:00 • 5 views
Chuck Wendig Chuck Wendig's blog:


Hey, folks! Out of spoons over here, so I’m taking a vacation.


A social media vacation, at least.


I’m gone this week to SDCC and the next week to NECon and then having some friends visit? So, for the next week, the blog is going to sit quietly in the corner and think about what it’s done. I’ll b...

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Published on July 06, 2015 10:03 • 2 views
Karen Michelle Nutt Karen Michelle Nutt's blog:

VICTORY TALES PRESS is looking for Romantic tales for our


Myth, Legends and Midnight Kisses, 2015 Halloween Collection!

The approach of autumn and the Halloween Season has a varied appeal. Some would rather celebrate All Saints Day and forget the scary stuff, or some love the chilling tales of le... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 09:34 • 2 views
Randolph Lalonde Randolph Lalonde's blog:

Thanks to everyone who voted for Brightwill during the nomination round. It has made the short list for top Indie Fantasy Novel on Read Freely (Readfree.ly), one of the leading websites featuring free and inexpensive indie fiction. I enjoyed writing this book as much as any Spinward Fringe book,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 15:14 • 1 view
Maddy Barone Maddy Barone's blog:
wolfsprincessWolf’s Princess, the final book in the After the Crash series, releases on August 3, 2015. Yes, less than a month away! If you’d like to pre-order it, it is available at:
the publisher’s website. If you preorder from the publisher, it is 20% off.
Amazon,
Amazon UK,
Kobo,
iBookstore (sorry, can’t lin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 10:41 • 1 view
Jennifer L. Armentrout Jennifer L. Armentrout's blog:

Every Last Breath, the last book in the Dark Elements Series is almost here. It releases on July 28th, and I cannot wait for you guys to read the final chapter in Layla’s, Zayne’s, and Roth’s story.


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Available wherever books are sold on release and also:


Amazon

B&N
iBooks

ELB Teaser 1


Every Last Breath has a...

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Published on July 06, 2015 06:37 • 6 views
M.J. Scott M.J. Scott's blog:

A slightly older song but one that popped into my head today. I first stumbled across Damien Rice via the credits of Closer which use his song The Blower’s Daughter. Closer is a brilliant, dark, kind of depressing film (I remember sitting in the cinema and noticing just how quiet it was as everyo...

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Published on July 06, 2015 07:29 • 1 view
Mark Samuels Mark Samuels's blog:

A quote from Our Holy Father, from some recent interview or other:


Eugenio Scalfari: You think that mystics have been important for the Church?


Pope Francis: “They have been fundamental. A religion without mystics is a philosophy.”


To which I can only add, Amen. And again. Amen.


Well, and also th...

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Published on July 06, 2015 17:33 • 2 views
Felicia Day Felicia Day's blog:

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Hey guys! Tons of book tour updates below! 11 cities and perhaps a few events to come! In addition to DragonCon, SLC Con, and a few other cons coming up. WHEW! Further info at feliciadaybook.com





MONDAY, AUGUST 10 – NEW YORK CITY

HOUSING WORKS BOOKSTORE CAFÉ | 7:00pm

126 Crosby Street

New York, NY... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 09:49 • 10 views
Claire Delacroix Claire Delacroix's blog:

One of my challenges in going indie has been trying to ensure that my new books are available where you (my readers) like to shop. Since I’m Canadian, many of my readers are in Canada, which means that Chapters/Indigo is the place they shop. That’s the big bookstore chain in Canada. My digital bo...

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Published on July 06, 2015 05:00 • 1 view
Wendi Zwaduk Wendi Zwaduk's blog:
Are you getting excited? I am. I can't wait to share the full cover with you...but not yet!!! Here's teaser #3 and the full blurb!

Sexy, isn't it? Squee!!
Now for the rest of the Silk and Decadence blurb... enjoy!
There is always fun in the club, but taking the fun outside and into life might be ex... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 05:00 • 1 view
Tim Challies Tim Challies's blog:

Sponsored




Learn More…in LessTime!


Some people love to learn but don’t necessarily enjoy the act of reading…while others love to read but can’t find the time to read all those enticing books! Does this describe you? If so, or if you just want to learn more and save time, then the book summaries at Book...

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Published on July 06, 2015 09:01 • 1 view
Kerry Cepero Kerry Cepero's blog:
Hello Friends,

I hope you enjoyed the 4th of July celebrations all around our glorious country. As for yours truly, I spent it in the company of my beautiful wife in our home, as the rainy Florida weather kept us indoors.

I've started compiling some short stories that I had written in preparation t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 17:18 • 35 views
A.C.  Wilson A.C. Wilson's blog:
The series is complete! Pick up five amazing love stories set in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Feed your cowboy addiction!
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Black Hills Angel: Perma-Free!!
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1jtCOTi
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1czGbmX
iBooks: http://apple.co/1H2jPc1
B&N... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 17:10 • 4 views
Tawny Taylor Tawny Taylor's blog:

Young Adult Dystopian Romance


Details coming soon!

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Published on July 06, 2015 10:53 • 5 views
Rachel Neumeier Rachel Neumeier's blog:

I got a kick out of this post by Daniel Drezner —


“My completely idiosyncratic but definitive ranking of Pixar movies by feels”


So, to celebrate our country’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of sweet sadness or something, my way to rank the Pixar canon is simple: How much did the film give...

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Published on July 06, 2015 07:25 • 2 views
Amy Lane Amy Lane's blog:

Wow!
See, when I first started *Kermit Flail*, more than a year ago, I did it because a few people had asked me nicely if they could use my blog. I didn't really have a forum for other people to speak here-- it was mostly me blathering on and on and on… (Check it out-- I've been nattering on since... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 07:00 • 1 view
Mary Ann Bernal Mary Ann Bernal's blog:
Tewkesbury

This years event:11th and 12th July 2015Opening Hours: Saturday 11am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pmBattle reenactment 4pm Sat, 3pm Sun New for this year: A Medieval carnival style parade,Sunday 12th, 11am from Tewkesbury High Street to the Festival. Contact us for more details All the latest upda... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 06:48 • 2 views
Jeffrey Zeldman Jeffrey Zeldman's blog:

ON ITS 150th anniversary, The Nation (“a magazine of ideas and values”) relaunches its website, created in partnership with Blue State Digital and Diaspark. As one would expect of an editorially focused web entity in 2015, the new site is responsive, and uses big type and clean layouts designed f...

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Published on July 06, 2015 04:57 • 5 views
Tonya Plank Tonya Plank's blog:

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Hey everyone,


I wrote earlier about this new website called Reading Alley, where avid readers can get free digital copies of books in exchange for an honest review. I now have some more information, and did a little interview with them, below.


They’re having their grand opening this summer, so i...

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Published on July 06, 2015 08:45 • 1 view
Rosina Lippi Rosina Lippi's blog:

First, here’s the first paragraph of The Gilded Hour:


Early on a March morning on the cusp of spring, Anna Savard came infrom the garden to find a young woman with a message that would test herpatience, disrupt her day, and send her off on an unexpected journey: aharbinger of change wearing the n...

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Published on July 06, 2015 13:57 • 4 views
Harry Connolly Harry Connolly's blog:

I return to the rallying cry of my son, from several years ago. Because guess what: shit is not going my way right now.


The continuing heat wave we’ve been suffering has been triggering my allergies. I take my anti-histamines, but I still itch down my back and along my arms.


Yeah, I know that our...

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Published on July 06, 2015 11:06 • 7 views
Tamora Pierce Tamora Pierce's blog:
I know, I know, I haven't been around much. Mostly I've been working on GIFT OF POWER, now into 21 chapters (I hope my editor gives me places I can cut!). I'm also reeling a bit from two weeks of interrupted sleep. Our cat Scooter had a hematoma in his ear which had to be patched (with staples!),... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 10:19 • 38 views
J.L. Beck J.L. Beck's blog:
PREORDER ALERT + GIVEAWAY

FOUR full length novels, one a #newrelease PLUS a never before seen look into the future of Alzerro and Bree King, the couple that started the book series with Indebted!!

Preorder your copy today and send a conformation email to jobeck0813@gmail.com with proof of purchas... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 16:33 • 7 views
Ally Carter Ally Carter's blog:

Hi Everyone!

Today I am giving away a signed copy of All Fall Down!

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To be entered for your chance to win just comment what your first Ally Carter book you read was!

I will choose a winner at random in 48 hours. US residents only. One entry per person please.

Good Luck!

Shellie

The post Mag...

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Published on July 06, 2015 10:51 • 14 views
J.L. Merrow J.L. Merrow's blog:

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No, not Mr Wickham, or even Willoughby; I’m talking about Henry Crawford, who was so nearly redeemed by love, over at Joyfully Jay today on the final stop of the Played! blog tour. Why not pop along and see how he inspired Tristan from Played! – and let me know if you like your boys good or ba...

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Published on July 06, 2015 06:38 • 4 views
Tansy Rayner Roberts Tansy Rayner Roberts's blog:

little marvelsTitle: Giant-Sized Little Marvels: AvX #1 (2015)


Writer: Skottie Young


Artist: Skottie Young


The Buzz: the buzz for this has been three years in the making – for ages now, the wonderfully quirky kids comic artist Skottie Young has been providing baby-faced ‘Little Marvels’ variant covers for many of...

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Published on July 06, 2015 15:00 • 5 views
Sandra Gulland Sandra Gulland's blog:

Brace yourself! This pie chart is surprisinglyaccurate with respect to afirst draft.


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Posted by The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards onFriday, June 19, 2015.






The post Your first draft … Say no more! appeared first on Sandra Gulland.

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Published on July 06, 2015 11:36 • 4 views
Andrew  Grey Andrew Grey's blog:

Happy Monday. Today I am starting the convention part of my month. This particular July is going to be hectic beyond belief. However its also a great month if you’d like to meet me. I am currently starting my trek which will end in Munich for Euro Pride Con this weekend. If you’re in the area, we...

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Published on July 06, 2015 04:46 • 9 views
Jennifer Vensel Jennifer Vensel's blog:
Traveling River

Traveling is like a river
and like a river traveling
makes us free.
You choose
Angora, Paris, St. Thomas, or Italy.

Mysterious and moving the world,
we walk
in town
and find
a stride like animals
and follow a garlic sound
to cafés made for lovers.

A plate of vegetables
soothes our anxious so... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 16:26 • 23 views
A. Lee Martinez A. Lee Martinez's blog:

With San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner and a new book deadline approaching, I’m just popping in to say you probably won’t see me posting quite so much in the near future. But I’m still here.

Going to SDCC as an invited guest is a terrific opportunity, but I’ll admit I’m also cynically not...

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Published on July 06, 2015 12:53 • 4 views
Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver's blog:


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Sam Kingston: platform heels, with combat boots for later (outfit 10/15)

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Published on July 06, 2015 10:32 • 3 views
Tymber Dalton Tymber Dalton's blog:

s-td-ss-outofthespotlight3This is the first chapter to Out of the Spotlight (Suncoast Society 23, MMF, BDSM). It’s now available at BookStrand and all the usual third-party outlets.


Buy Links:

Now Available!

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Kindle (US) | Kindle (UK)

Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes


Blurb:

Nick knows his deepest secret—he’s a bisexual masoch...

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Published on July 06, 2015 08:08 • 2 views
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:
Jaime-and-Cersei

I’m a big fan of (A) Game of Thrones — the books (I’ve read them all twice) and the TV show. And, of course, the Coldplay musical.


Of everything I’ve ever written, the phrase, “The days are long, but the years are short” from The Happiness Project is probably the line that has resonated most with...

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Published on July 06, 2015 14:30 • 10 views
Hugh Howey Hugh Howey's blog:

I grew up going to the library, because my family couldn’t afford my reading habit. Each week, I would leave with a stack of books, and I remember feeling like I was robbing the place. I couldn’t believe they let me just walk out with all those books! I had no concept of who was getting paid or h...

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Published on July 06, 2015 04:33 • 9 views
Alexandra Bogdanovic Alexandra Bogdanovic's blog:
descriptionTo paraphrase a famous wordsmith, it's been the best of times, it's been the worst of times.
Actually it hasn't been that bad.
My memoir cracked the top 50 in its Kindle category, reaching #30 last Wednesday. That's the lowest it's been since I finally bit the bullet and had an e-book published i... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 17:55 • 35 views
Jess Hayek Jess Hayek's blog:
She woke to the sound of silence. What brought her out of such a wonderful dream? She listened for movement but knew that she'd never see or hear them coming. The devils who watched her were masters of stealth. They were vampires trained in the dark art of assassination. Had they come to seek rev... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 16:14 • 2 views
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