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Clarissa Simmens Clarissa Simmens's blog:
Elegant customs adopted by most world cultures for a fortuitous Biteder Rat:

Vibrant clothes and lustrous boots
Honey dripping from fried melija corn
Candles glittering to light our way
After meditating in Neolithic darkness
A tranquil universe is born.

Chants and poems echoing
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Published on December 21, 2014 04:25 • 7 views
Martin Marriott Martin Marriott's blog:
Fancy ordering a late Xmas present for April? I've written an horror/thriller novella set in The Lake District.
Last month I had my book accepted by the crowdfunding website Britain’s Next Best Seller.
I have to get 250 pre-ordered copies of my novella to get a publishing deal. I have until the 16t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 04:08 • 100 views
John  Wiltshire John Wiltshire's blog:
I walked down a lane toward Ben and Nik's glass house yesterday. It was vaguely surreal.
I have arrived in Devon for Christmas. I am a stranger in a strange land now in many ways. Because, of course, the house isn't there except in my mind.
I try to explain these things to companions. They go qui... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 03:15 • 4 views
Tom  Stacey Tom Stacey's blog:
From the pen of Riella of Lanark (a city of Kaleni)

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Historical fantasy used to be something only men did. Only men wrote it or only men read it or only men enjoyed it. It used to be that women were relegated to helpless perfumed maidens in castle towers or filthy old hags that had only wisdom a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 03:06 • 57 views
Zoe Forward Zoe Forward's blog:
I wish you warm holidays full of love and joy and peace!

Due to overwhelming demand I've put Protecting His Witch up for you to have a chance to win a signed copy again here on Goodreads:
Protecting His Witch (Keeper Of The Veil, #1) by Zoe Forward
CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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Published on December 21, 2014 03:02 • 7 views
Susan McNally Susan McNally's blog:

The Shadow of the Swarm Cover5* What a Fantastic Start to a Fantasy Series!


The Morrow Secrets was not a predictable book to read at all, whenever I thought I knew what was going to happen there was a twist and I was left shocked. There are a few shocks to this book too.



It was a great read for teens, young adults and adults...

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Published on December 20, 2014 04:58 • 5 views
Lynda O'Rourke Lynda O'Rourke's blog:
Come over to FB by clicking on the link below and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of Drug! The winner will be announced on the 26th December. Good Luck:) Lynda x

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Published on December 21, 2014 02:46 • 29 views
Suzanna Medeiros Suzanna Medeiros's blog:
Is anyone else looking forward to the second half of Outlander? It returns on April 4th in the U.S. (I'm in Canada - hopefully we'll also get it then!)




"The second half builds on the momentum of the first." - Graham McTavish. Find out from the cast and crew what's to come when Outlander returns i... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 08:34 • 5 views
Elizabeth Lymer Elizabeth Lymer's blog:
Here's a Muslim nursery rhyme about Jesus/'Eesa (upon him be peace) to the tune of 'Away in a Manger'.
You can listen to it on my 'Elizabeth Lymer' YouTube channel.

The Birth of a Baby

The birth of a baby is special and dear;
Some celebrate birthdays with joy every year,
But one favoured boy had a mir... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 02:36 • 18 views
Alexander Draganov Alexander Draganov's blog:
Стигнахме и тази част от годината, в която фентъзи клуб "Цитаделата", на който съм председател, обявява номинациите за годишните си награди. За 2014-та година, те са както следва:

~ Автор на годината
Джеймс Дашнър за "Лабиринтът"
Стивън Кинг за "Доктор Сън" и "Бурята на века"
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Published on December 21, 2014 02:26 • 9 views
Giovanna Fletcher Giovanna Fletcher's blog:


Loving the category title on iBooks!

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Published on December 20, 2014 12:19 • 7 views
Mackenzie  Brown Mackenzie Brown's blog:


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Published on December 21, 2014 00:13 • 4 views
Dee J. Adams Dee J. Adams's blog:

I hope everyone is rolling into the Holidays in good spirit! I know I’m having a hell of time! (And I mean that in a good way!) I have so much to be grateful for including two releases. First, I am beyond thrilled to bring you Over the Top in just 2 days! Look for it December 22nd!


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This is a pre...

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Published on December 20, 2014 03:00 • 5 views
Cardeno C. Cardeno C.'s blog:
Last week I was all blogged out. I couldn’t think of anything to blog about on my own author website. My latest release Safe In His Arms has come and gone. My next release isn’t anywhere near being released, so what shall I blog about??
One of the things that fascinates me as an individual, is ho... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 02:30 • 6 views
Jo Michaels Jo Michaels's blog:
Can't believe it's over! Happy Saturday, good people of the blogosphere! It's been an awesome ride so far, huh? I can't believe the turnout this year. It far exceeded my expectations. Thank you all for upholding the polite, fun, friendly atmosphere, and thanks for attending the party. Today, the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 02:07 • 9 views
Nicola Griffith Nicola Griffith's blog:
From:Scott Barrett

I just wanted to send you a quick note and let you know how much I enjoyed reading your two books Slow Riverand Ammonite. The SF Gateway collection Gollancz is producing is fantastic, and a great example of the Long Tail phenomenon working wonderfully for superb out-of-print boo...
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:53 • 5 views
Marie Medina Marie Medina's blog:
The second book in the Year of Moons trilogy (and 11th book set in Valladora) is out now! For reading order, click here.




Ian opposes the death penalty and hopes to convince the king to show mercy to one of his subjects. Ian’s desire to free the man in his dungeon only grows when he discovers... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 08:55 • 4 views
Christina OW Christina OW's blog:
NewReleaseThe first in a new series aimed at New Adults, Fractured Immortal is the tale of Ilia Rose, a vampire and a tortured soul and Nathaniel Dayton, a vampire with secrets that will force them together. For a chance to win a digital copy of Fractured Immortal see the end of this post.

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Published on December 20, 2014 16:07 • 5 views
Carla M. Soares Carla M. Soares's blog:
Tive hoje a bela surpresa de receber uma chamada enquanto andava nas compras de Natal (obrigada, Mariana!) a avisar-me de que a minha pequena entrevista para a rubrica Lê-se Assim do Jornal i de fim de semana tinha saído hoje.
Cá está, a minha cara numa página de jornal, por motivos bem melhores d... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 09:31 • 6 views
Uvi Poznansky Uvi Poznansky's blog:
I am honored to get this review is from a reader who is not only a truck driver who has seenmost of the continental US through her work, and who isa poet as well! Cindy J. Smith is the author ofVoices In My Headand other books. This is what she wrote aboutmy new release, The David Chronicles:

5.0... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 00:26 • 5 views
Nyrae Dawn Nyrae Dawn's blog:
I'm pretty embarrassed by the number of books I read this year. 2014 was a tough year for me in a lot of ways and that reflected in the number of books I read. There were a few great books that really stood out as my favorite reads of the year. These don't have to be books that released in 2014.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 11:14 • 17 views
Kathy Sharp Kathy Sharp's blog:
The ewe had entangled her horns in the bars of the gate. The harder she struggled, the more firmly it had her by the head. “Keep still, you silly beggar,” murmured the man. “You’ll break your neck.”
And she might do that, too, if she continued to struggle. So he spoke to her more calmly, “Be still... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 01:17 • 51 views
Kirsten Weiss Kirsten Weiss's blog:


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Theodor Kittelsen: Lysalver fanger Skyggetussen (vaguely translated to “the light elves catches the shadow troll”)


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Published on December 20, 2014 18:01 • 4 views
Tiger Gray Tiger Gray's blog:
Dottie's chapter here

Anita acts all judge-y because Belle ..."really doesn't understand that there's a difference between lust and love..."

Since when does Anita understand that? One of the major problems with this series is that, despite the high number of sexual partners Anita has, there's very... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 19:44 • 9 views
T.A. Miles T.A. Miles's blog:


We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.~ Marcel Proust

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Published on December 20, 2014 14:29 • 32 views
Jill Smokler Jill Smokler's blog:

So there’s this syrupy “letter to mydaughter’s stepmom” making the internet rounds that I feel compelled to address. In it, the mom tells her ex-husband’s new wife how beautiful, loving and kind she is; how lucky “they” all are to have her in their lives. “You’ve acceptedourdaughter from the very...

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Published on December 20, 2014 14:12 • 6 views
Bryn  Hammond Bryn Hammond's blog:

I’m not a shameless advertiser, but I am desperate.


Simon J. Cook (independent scholar – on Tolkien among other subjects) has written a short post, Awesome Amgalant, where he calls the start of the book at least ‘up there with Mary Renault, which is to say damn near perfect.’ I hope to God he like...

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Published on December 19, 2014 16:58 • 8 views
Susanna Fraser Susanna Fraser's blog:
1) The fact that tomorrow is the solstice and from here the days start getting longer again. Northern Hemisphere SAD sufferers around the world, rejoice! We're halfway through the dark.

2) Because it's almost Christmas, I took the opportunity to re-read one of my favorite fanfics of all time, No R... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:59 • 6 views
Robert Spiller Robert Spiller's blog:
Tricksters have been common in world myths throughout history. They often bedevil their more serious brethren and mankind. They also provide lessons on how not to take yourself so seriously. And in rare cases, are essential in creation and the survival of human kind. Below are just two of my favo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 10:07 • 6 views
Elaine Cantrell Elaine Cantrell's blog:
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday, your chance to view the work of a talented group of authors. You can find more snippets at:

http://www.wewriwa.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Snipp...

This excerpt is from the book I just finished writing. For the past three weeks my hero... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 21:03 • 4 views
Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp's blog:
Learning to Speak Cross-Culturally in Church

... this is beautiful. Thank you @DeidraRiggs.
A First Person Report from #ATimeToSpeak

@ChristianityToday... "“I want us to work really hard to figure out and pursue justice, equality, love for neighbor.”
Just this?

the quiet Christmas beauty of this -- br... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 00:00 • 4 views
Martin Delacroix Martin Delacroix's blog:

black and white beauty #13Hi, friends and readers:


I love good-quality black-and-white photography, like the two pictures I have posted here this evening. Check out the one to the left; the emotions of the two men almost jump off the page at you, don’t they? But what is going on? The lower guy seems to be sick or perhaps i...

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Published on December 20, 2014 13:43 • 1 view
Paula Marie Pettis Paula Marie Pettis's blog:
Which are you?

Will Santa come to your house?

http://www.amazon.com/Signs-Stories-P...
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Published on December 21, 2014 00:18 • 7 views
Niall Teasdale Niall Teasdale's blog:

(Preparatory note: While considering what I was going to write here, I started thinking that it sounded like a ‘this is the end, I’m writing no more’ speech. It isn’t, so put that out of your head and read on with happiness in your heart. Also, I’m cross-posting this to both blogs, because it’s f...

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Published on December 20, 2014 14:55 • 4 views
Carrie Ann Ryan Carrie Ann Ryan's blog:

This is actually a post for the reader in my heart. If you follow me on social media, you know I post often about needing to find new authors or older books to read. So here I am, asking for some of your favorite authors/books of all time. Put it in the comments! I’m in the mood for ANY genre, co...

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Published on December 20, 2014 11:55 • 5 views
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman Jesse Kimmel-Freeman's blog:
Picture Being part of InfluensterI get to product test some pretty amazing items ever so often (click the link to sign up yourself). Picture Picture This time around the #ModaVoxBox included: Hair Food Conditioner, Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara, Mini bottle of Jergens Ultra Healing lotion, Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa, Pu... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 19:31 • 5 views
D.L. Snell D.L. Snell's blog:
Warner Bros. Entertainment was hacked this morning in retaliation to the depiction of Smaug in its new blockbuster film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.



When WB employees arrived this morning for work, they noticed a poorly written warning on their computer screens. The warning depicted... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 10:51 • 11 views
Patricia Preston Patricia Preston's blog:
"Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower ou... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 00:30 • 8 views
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