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Nancy Ann Healy Nancy Ann Healy's blog:
Happy Holidays to everyone.

There are no adequate words to recount or describe this last year. It has been an adventure unlike anything I ever imagined. I have traveled to places both in imagination and reality that have enriched my life beyond my wildest dreams. I’ve created characters that have... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 10:27 • 1 view
Peter Prasad Peter Prasad's blog:
Gut-Check Green (Sonoma Knight #3)  A climate fiction thriller by Peter PrasadGUT-CHECK GREEN: “Vivid. Prasad's use of description is nothing short of magic. You want to be transported into another world? You want to escape reality and immerse yourself into someone else's fight? Pick up this book. Now.

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Published on December 19, 2014 10:15 • 32 views
Ann Marie Bezayiff Ann Marie Bezayiff's blog:
Cioppino: An American Original from San Francisco, Christmas Eve Tradition

Chop a little of this, a little of that, and mix with leftovers from the sea catch of the day. Add to cooked tomatoes in wine sauce and you have Cioppino, a tomato based stew seasoned with basil, parsley and other Italian s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 10:12 • 1 view
Laurie Penner Laurie Penner's blog:
The Dryness--

“Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.” Ezekiel 37:11b, NASB

One of the first indications of entering a spiritual wilderness is when God withdraws a sense of His presence. Ironically, His primary method of drawing us closer is to seem farther awa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 09:44 • 5 views
Catherine Coulter Catherine Coulter's blog:
HUGE 19th, Friday, big Christmas party/present demolishment/dessert consumption (pineapple upside down cake, peanut butter cake, T-Ring, assorted other evil wonderfulnesses) -- and naturally some of Lesley's incredible cookies (see my Facebook page for the photos -- facebook.com/catherinecoulterb... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 09:18 • 5 views
Daniel M. Kimmel Daniel M. Kimmel's blog:
I am not in any way the "boss" at The Jewish Advocate. We all answer to the publisher and when I called him the boss he denied it. He pointed his finger skyward and said, "He's the boss."

I am the editor which means my staff writer and my team of freelancers have to work to my specifications, but... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 09:07 • 35 views
Beth Rodgers Beth Rodgers's blog:
An interesting topic to consider in writing has to do with heroes and villains. When one writes a villain, that person does not necessarily have to be evil incarnate. A villain is not always cruel in an obvious way. Villains may be good people who are misunderstood for any number of reasons. Like... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 09:02 • 8 views
Ahmad Ardalan Ahmad Ardalan's blog:
A moment in the life of The Gardener of Baghdad...

"We carved our names in the bark of several trees, chased each other like children, and skipped stones in the lake." ~The Gardener of Baghdad~

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To enjoy the golden era of Baghdad, visit:

USA http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M91LJGW
UK http://goo.gl/hlOVF... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 08:31 • 72 views
Jennifer Lynn Catz Jennifer Lynn Catz's blog:
Hello!

I'm just stopping by to let you know that the ebook version my debut novel is on sale at several book channels for $0.99 until December 21.

You can buy it on the following sites:

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

SMASHWORDS COUPON CODE: FR84D

The price will increase after December 21 so grab your copy f... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 08:47 • 6 views
Cary Holbert Cary Holbert's blog:
I want you to know

Jesus began to teach. The implication is that Jesus does not want us to be ignorant and is willing to instruct us. God has sent his son so that we might know him. Jesus is the perfect do as I say and as I do. The current religious leaders said, do as I say but did not live out t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 08:09 • 13 views
Grea Alexander Grea Alexander's blog:
SALES ARE AWESOME!

I heart sales so I hold them often. Right now thru...as long as I feel like but at least through 1/31/15, I am going to offer all of my ebooks on sale on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/vie... (scroll on down for all of my titles)

Amarna Book I  Book of Ida (Amarna, #1) by Grea Alexander

Amarna I: Ida $0.99 USD Regular P... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 08:05 • 17 views
Paul F. Davis Paul F. Davis's blog:
Nelson Mandela, Leading with Love, Forgiveness and Leadership

I greatly admire Nelson Mandela. A man who was a victim of injustice and imprisoned for 25 years by racist whites in South Africa. Mandela had the courage to rise above it all, putting the interest of his country before himself to forgi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 08:03 • 37 views
Eden Butler Eden Butler's blog:
*Unedited As of This Publication*

Ronnie Blanchard had been playing that damn song for a half an hour straight. A shower, an attempt to drown myself under the blissfully hot spray hadn’t taken the headache from my skull or lessened the constant bump of the bass line downstairs.

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Published on December 19, 2014 07:59 • 9 views
Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
I have a special blog today because I have the honor of being a guest on the blog “In-the–Harem”. It is rare to be interviewed and featured there. I am most fortunate. Here is the link: http://bernardfoong.typepad.com/in_th...
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Published on December 19, 2014 07:55 • 5 views
Dana Rose Bailey Dana Rose Bailey's blog:
Firebird by Dana Rose Bailey $.99
http://www.danarosebailey.com/About_M...

Chapter 1 - Temptation


My name is Grace Peregrine, and I used to have hope of fitting in one day. This is the story of how I lost that hope.

It was early fall, and after a long day at school, I walked through the front door of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 07:49 • 48 views
Joshua Holland Joshua Holland's blog:
I've always taken tremendous joy in giving my tithe. Then again I also enjoy paying my bills - the completion of the task anyway. It feels good to step out in faith and show my obedience to God. You want to see miracles - start tithing, and I'm not talking about dropping a few dollars in. Give Go... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 07:43 • 33 views
Ryk E. Spoor Ryk E. Spoor's blog:

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A second glimpse at an important viewpoint, and Erik arrives at his destination:



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Second Vision:



Agony of boiling light, cruel radiance tearing her slowly apart, pieces of her own self taken away, forged with hammers of blazing selfish will and cruel luminant ambition.


But the tiny comfo...

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Published on December 19, 2014 03:22 • 1 view
Eric Flint Eric Flint's blog:

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 21


He sat back and let the delegates argue, confident that he had scored a point. Self-interest and avarice focused minds wonderfully. It was also understood that vested interests in Brasilia would hardly welcome the breaking of their cozy trade cartels so some degree...

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Published on December 18, 2014 21:00 • 3 views
Kevin  Brennan Kevin Brennan's blog:
As Christmas slinks nearer (yes, I’m a Christmas curmudgeon), my mind revisits Christmases past and their striking anticlimaxes. Maybe you’re a sentimentalist and can’t bring yourself to admit that Christmas … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 09:02 • 4 views
Michael  Cairns Michael Cairns's blog:
This one came courtesy of the Pickle, my 3 1/2 year old daughter. Considering that she’s made me change Jack and the Beanstalk so there’s no meany stealing from the giant involved, I’m not sure she’d be too happy with … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 10:37 • 6 views
Marta Tandori Marta Tandori's blog:

Last Stop Klindenspiel by Marta TandoriI’m very pleased to announce the publication of my new YA novel, LAST STOP KLINDENSPIEL, which features fifteen-year-old Katya Holberg. For those of you who are familiar with my Kate Stanton Mystery Series, you know that its feisty main character, Kate Stanton, started off life as Katya Holberg,...

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Published on December 18, 2014 17:49 • 1 view
Jeaniene Frost Jeaniene Frost's blog:
presentIt’s been a while since I ran a giveaway, andwhat better time to do it than the Season of Giving? Besides, I’m all done with my Christmas shopping and that in itself is something for me – a procrastinator – to celebrate :). So, without further ado, let’s get to the giveaways! Here’s what I have... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 07:28 • 36 views
Emily Tilton Emily Tilton's blog:
I'm re-running the stories that serve as deep background forEXPLORATIONS. The story continues fromthis post, last week.
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The next day I didn't chicken out, but instead told him what time he needed to pick me up to go to the train station. I told him to bring anything he might be interested in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 06:00 • 1 view
Stanley K. Ridgley Stanley K. Ridgley's blog:

Stanley K. Ridgley

You have arrived at the most important website on the internet . . . . . . on delivering the especially powerfulbusiness presentation in business school. In fact, it’s the only site in the world in Englishdevoted exclusively to business school presenting . . . and that’s out of...

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Published on December 18, 2014 14:55 • 1 view
Nicola Italia Nicola Italia's blog:
I'm so pleased to announce my third novel is now available on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PQO8ANY


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Published on December 19, 2014 07:24 • 7 views
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
December 19th is a day of great significance to those of us who are fascinated by the Plantagenets in general and the Angevins in particular, for on this date in 1154, the twenty-one year old Henry Fitz Empress, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou, and his thirty year old pregnant wife, Eleanor,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 07:16 • 16 views
Manuela Gonzaga Manuela Gonzaga's blog:
Quando a pessoa os coloca assim, já somam 11 - e o próximo está mesmo a chegar. No principio do ano, em data a anunciar pela editora, um romance, que saudades tinha de escrever um! vai marcar a minha agenda literária.

Arranjo gráfico das capas dos meus livros por Pedro Miguel Garcia Marques
não e... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 10:13 • 13 views
Louise  Phillips Louise Phillips's blog:





I reached a milestone in word count terms today, which is good. I still have more to write than I have written on novel 4 (current working title - A Beautiful Death), but as Stephen King says, writing is something you do one word at a time.

We also got our Christmas stuff up in the house toda... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 10:46 • 4 views
Scarlett Edwards Scarlett Edwards's blog:
So if you guys want to see what's new, alwaysgo to my Facebook first:


www.facebook.com/ScarlettEdwardsAuthor


Ask questions, get answers, talk to other fans, get teasers and sneak peeks at upcoming books.. it's all there.


Scarlett


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Published on December 18, 2014 17:41 • 9 views
Siobhan Curham Siobhan Curham's blog:
Dear Dare to Dream,
I am applying for university this year and I have chosen English degrees, including English language and linguistics and English language and creative writing. In relation to my dream career I would love to be a journalist and an author! (Which you are!) Would I need a degree i... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 03:22 • 4 views
Nikki Godwin Nikki Godwin's blog:
For today's Friday Five, I'm giving you an extremely brief early introduction to the five guys who make up the "brotherhood" in Breaking Saint Jude. Now, I'll admit - these guys are a little messed up. But they have been my favorite cast to write with thus far. As much as I love the Hooligans and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 22:00 • 5 views
Kate Ormand Kate Ormand's blog:
I usually post about new releases each month, but I wanted to highlight the books I’m most looking forward in 2015. In no particular order, here they are: HIDDEN HUNTRESS by Danielle L. Jensen – It’s no secret what a huge fan I am of STOLEN SONGBIRD. I need more of this world ASAP! THE […] Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 01:58 • 4 views
Donna Alward Donna Alward's blog:

by Donna Alward


When it comes to Christmas carols, I’m a traditionalist. I like the old popular ones – songs that have been around for decades. Sometimes I like contemporary remakes – for example Michael Buble can’t do much wrong – but mostly I like originals. The new Arianna Grande song that’s ou...

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Published on December 18, 2014 20:14 • 4 views
Korinn S. Hawkins Korinn S. Hawkins's blog:

Sometimes I try too hard. Apparently thatcan actuallyblock what it is thatI’mtrying to achieve. Bummer right!?


It’s like that scene from the Tommy Boymovie where Chris Farley pets the roll (see clip below).


In bringing awareness to my glitches todayIhad an amazing healing session and this is the ph...

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Published on December 18, 2014 11:26 • 5 views
Sarah M. Cradit Sarah M. Cradit's blog:

battleoffivearmies



I know my schtick is 10 Point Reviews, but guess what? I’m so obsessed with Tolkien that my husband vacillates between surprising me with Lord of the Rings swag and considering an intervention. I sometimes break into Elvish in business meetings, and I recently met the COO of one of our partners...

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Published on December 18, 2014 21:15 • 4 views
Sara Raasch Sara Raasch's blog:




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Don’t worry… No matter what, we’ll always have the pirates. Heh…


No matter what… I will always be there for you, whether you need me or not. Promise.




What we say vs what we mean…


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Yes, I still get Zutara feels…


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Published on December 18, 2014 15:33 • 5 views
A.R. Von A.R. Von's blog:


Hello everyone & welcome to the Jingle Bell Book Hop!
While Christmas is not my absolute favorite holiday I do love it! Especially all of the lights, decorations and gatherings. This is one of the holidays that helps bring family together (I LOVE that!)
Oh & I LOVE baking for the holiday!...
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Published on December 18, 2014 21:00 • 1 view
Nicola Cameron Nicola Cameron's blog:

Let’s kick off this lovely weekend with a very appropriate (and hot) Christmas novel by Doris O’Connor, Bought for Christmas, now available from Evernight Publishing and other purveyors of fine erotic romance. Can I have a bear shifter under my tree this year, pretty please?


Thanks so much for ha...

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Published on December 19, 2014 02:09 • 5 views
Jonathan Yanez Jonathan Yanez's blog:

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Make Sure You’re Being Seen by the Holiday Shoppers


The National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey came out (yes that’s a thing, look HERE for the full report) and their findings are positive for all authors out there. Among the mountains of data compiled in the article are... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 11:58 • 5 views
Samantha Shannon Samantha Shannon's blog:

‘Be aware, my good Reader, that this Pamphlet, no matter how controversial its Content, must never fall into enemy Hands. It details all known Types of Unnaturalness, divides them into seven Orders, and details the Merits of each.’ — Jaxon Hall

Good afternoon! I'm delighted to announce that Bloom... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 06:19 • 18 views
Mell Eight Mell Eight's blog:

12/19/14


I feel like I haven’t accomplished a whole lot over the past few days, but I have done a bunch of little things that I think add up to big progress. Math isn’t my strong point, but I feel good about what I’ve been able to get done. First is the fact that the beta reader who looked over... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 05:59 • 7 views
Debra Dunbar Debra Dunbar's blog:
I was lurking on Kboards one day, and stumbled across an author asking for a cover critique. It was a nice, romance-type cover, and the name of the book Ache sounded like this would be an erotic romance. But the … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 18:11 • 5 views
Nadine Matheson Nadine Matheson's blog:
In case you missed it...

Yesterday was the 6th Day of Crime and www.jtbaptiste.com interviewed Scottish Crime writer Ed James


Today is the 7th Day of Crime with Steve Cavanagh author of The Defence published by Orion in March 2015.

http://www.jtbaptiste.com/#!7th-Day-o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 06:20 • 7 views
Susan M. Toy Susan M. Toy's blog:

Two days ago I wrote a blog post that proved to be the most popular, in terms of reach and reaction, of any I’ve ever written! Thanks to everyone who read, liked, shared, reblogged, followed my blog, and commented on it. I guess I hit a nerve with the topic of authors behaving badly and how to av...

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