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Jean M.  Baker Jean M. Baker's blog:
I used to hang out at Panera (on University, for my Des Moines friends) pretty much every morning, writing blogs and book chapters and “networking.” A woman named Emily worked there and was the most cheerful, helpful person you would ever want to have serve you. You would stand in line hoping you... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 12:32 • 4 views
Thomas J. Lawson Thomas J. Lawson's blog:
The U.S. Economic Census bureau quietly released some numbers for the number of U.S. bookstores. I read the book industry's finest newsletter Shelf Awareness almost every day and haven't noticed an article about it, so I thought I would share what I found. It appears that bookstores are still oka... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 12:31 • 17 views
Heidi Cullinan Heidi Cullinan's blog:
It’s only elevendays until Lonely Hearts releases, and a lot is happening to celebrate! Tour The Lonely Hearts blog tour starts soon, and you’ll want to make sure you stop by each blog for inside information, contests, reviews, and more! Keep track of everything happening and watch for new blogs... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 09:50 • 2 views
Linda Mooney Linda Mooney's blog:
Melissa McCracken, a painter with synesthesia, explains what it’s like to see music. Link here.



"Gravity"John Mayer

"Imagine"John Lennon

"Since I’ve Been Loving You" Led Zeppelin

"Tonight, Tonight"The Smashing Pumpkins
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Published on July 31, 2015 05:25 • 1 view
Matt Fraction Matt Fraction's blog:
“[There are] metabolic costs [for] multitasking, such as reading e-mail and talking on the phone at the same time, or social networking while reading a book. It takes more energy to shift your attention from task to task. It takes less energy to focus. That means that people who organize their ti... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 08:26 • 2 views
Roslyn Hardy Holcomb Roslyn Hardy Holcomb's blog:

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Yes, ladies, we’re under assault once again, and this one has the power to totally destroy us. We’ve got an issue right now with fake books flooding the IR marketplace. These books are not real books, and the authors aren’t black women. The pictures on the author pages are from stock photo si...

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Published on July 31, 2015 05:44 • 11 views
Josh Lanyon Josh Lanyon's blog:

“That is a brilliant disguise.”
I glanced down and met the bright blue gaze of a girl. She was about my age, or maybe a little older. Twenty-three? Twenty-four? Masses of curly platinum hair, a fierce nose that was too big for her thin face, a wide mouth painted tangerine.
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Published on July 31, 2015 06:01 • 6 views
Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

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Every hero, even the accidental ones, have a beginning.


Silas’s radical theory that drafters are not replaying time as much as they are temporarily sliding into an alternate universe has never been well-received, but frankly, the darling of Opti’s research has enough clout not to care, until a...

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Published on July 31, 2015 05:53 • 9 views
Jordan Castillo Price Jordan Castillo Price's blog:

I'm in an author's group where someone posted about a chair she was really digging. Not just a chair, really, but an investment. So I went and looked it up on Amazon, and OMG IT'S MORE THAN $1K.


So this got me to thinking...how much of an investment IS a chair for someone who spends most of their...

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Published on July 31, 2015 07:27 • 7 views
Charles Stross Charles Stross's blog:

Filmmaker and comic author Hugh Hancock here again. Charlie's currently locked in his study babbling over blasphemous and forbidden tomes, so whilst we attempt to hack down the door with a fireaxe and get counselling for the guy to whom Charlie explained the hidden meaning of the Nightmare Stacks...

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Published on July 31, 2015 06:43 • 8 views
Kami Garcia Kami Garcia's blog:

If you want to become a better writer, you have to write. But you also have to read. One of the things I love to read about is the craft of writing — advice, tips, and techniques from other writers.


Take a look at what I was reading this week & a few other things that inspired me:


*All images...

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Published on July 31, 2015 08:00 • 1 view
Gail Carriger Gail Carriger's blog:
Right, so Passion Blue by Victoria Strauss really reminded me of some of the more historically dense YAs that were optional additional reads in grade school. You know, like The Tamarack Tree. Since I was a total nerd, I always enjoyed these books (and read ALL of them, blowing the curve), but t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 10:06 • 15 views
Robert J. Sawyer Robert J. Sawyer's blog:

We still don’t have a cover, but we at last have a final title: my 23rd novel, coming March 1st, 2016, is now officially called:

QUANTUM NIGHT

I’ve never had a title go through so many changes, but with having two different American editors during the creation of this book, a Canadian editor...

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Published on July 31, 2015 05:34 • 3 views
Maria V. Snyder Maria V. Snyder's blog:
The US cover for NIGHT STUDY has arrived! I'm loving the colors and background. What do you think? To celebrate this exclusive first peek, I'm giving away FOUR early copies of NIGHT STUDY!! Go to the bottom of this post to enter. It's open to ALL and will be open until August 14, 2015.




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Published on July 31, 2015 00:25 • 17 views
Barry Lyga Barry Lyga's blog:

trumpIn the course of a well-deserved takedown of Donald Trump, the Huffington Post recently obviated its own coverage of the primary election campaign…as well as everyone else’s.


Look, it’s a known fact — uncontested — that primary election coverage has become more and more ridiculous in recent cycles...

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Published on July 31, 2015 11:02 • 1 view
Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews's blog:

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Published on July 31, 2015 07:36 • 19 views
Lauren Willig Lauren Willig's blog:

There’s a lot going on right now.


You can find me (or, at least, my disembodied voice) over on Smart B*tches Trashy Books today, having a lengthy conversation with the ever fabulous Sarah Wendell about The Other Daughter, the 1920s, shell shock, character construction, Napoleon Bonaparte’s readin...

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Published on July 31, 2015 09:03 • 1 view
Lorelei James Lorelei James's blog:

This…even before I wrote erotic romance :)

koolaid man#FridayFunny

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Published on July 31, 2015 08:14 • 4 views
Nalini Singh Nalini Singh's blog:
The Friday Book Club is now open!! What are you reading and loving lately?
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Published on July 31, 2015 10:17 • 7 views
Susan Wiggs Susan Wiggs's blog:

Dear Friends,


It’s a bittersweet moment for me as I think back over the Lakeshore Chronicles series. When Summer At Willow Lake was published, the topic was a 50th wedding anniversary, based on the celebration my family had for my parents. In fact, I dedicated the novel to them.





Yesterday, I lea...

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Published on July 31, 2015 08:25 • 9 views
Jaye Wells Jaye Wells's blog:

About fifteen years ago, I decided I wanted to write a book. This was back before I embarked on a serious study of the craft. I just thought writing a book would be fun. I loved romance and thought it would be a good place to start my first story. I also liked historical stories, so that also see...

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Published on July 31, 2015 08:08 • 3 views
Michael J. Sullivan Michael J. Sullivan's blog:
First, sorry for anyone who tried to find the 9:00 session yesterday as the room number was wrong - Doh! Also, Robin noticed I have a 7:00 pm session today so she updated the schedule. Here is when I'm is where I'll be and when.

Been VERY busy, so if you've been mailing, tweeting, or posting on f... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 06:45 • 5 views
Eric A. Shelman Eric A. Shelman's blog:
You know, some writers sit on panels and discuss the ins and outs of horror. Not sure I would be very good at that. Most of my ideas come to me while I'm doing mundane tasks that require little focus, like washing dishes or showering.

Cleaning stuff - or junk, as it were. I had a GREAT idea for a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 11:09 • 16 views
Chuck Manson Chuck Manson's blog:
I’ve been trying out various writing sites. Places to post writing and receive feedback and make connections with other writers. Most of them wind up being nothing more that infomercials for their book, website, etc. Occasionally you can find a forum where there is some advice on writing styles o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 11:01 • 24 views
Eleanor Herman Eleanor Herman's blog:
Chapter 2

He is nothing but sweat and heat and movement. Sand sprays into his eyes as Hephaestion throws him to the ground, but he catches himself, grit digging into his palms. Alexander quickly flips himself upright. Sitting on bales of hay, their friends Telekles and Phrixos cheer loudly.
As th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 10:50 • 55 views
Tiffany Reisz Tiffany Reisz's blog:
EDIT: I have a couple copies left. Don't be shy!



I'm giving away TEN free copies of THE SIREN on ebook.

The first ten people to email me "HIT ME, MISTRESS NORA" to Tiffany@TiffanyReisz.com win a Kindle copy.

Are you new to the Original Sinners? Have you been wanting to try it but don't know where to... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 10:48 • 22 views
Cristian Godfrey Cristian Godfrey's blog:
I'm closing in on 20,000 words and I'm starting to doubt that any of it will be of any interest to anyone. This happened last time and somehow I pushed through and continued writing and was ultimately satisfied with the product. Oddly enough, I was just expressing this same doubt to Michele who r... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 10:03 • 12 views
Liz Czukas Liz Czukas's blog:

I’m going to be one of the hostess’s for the 2016 Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon! And tickets go on sale August 1st. At midnight! Last year, they were all sold out in 24 hours, so if you’ve ever thought of going, be sure to set your alarm!


Meanwhile, the lovely Barbara Vey was on the loc...

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Published on July 30, 2015 13:50 • 2 views
C.J. English C.J. English's blog:
*Original Post written as a guest blog for The Inspired Writers, July 2015

http://www.theinspiredwriters.com/blo...


Romeo and Juliet, Allie and Noah, Bella and Edward, these are the stories of forbidden love we never forget, stories that span decades, centuries even, and across generations. The hea... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 10:01 • 4 views
Bobbi Romans Bobbi Romans's blog:
07/31/15

Today kicks off the .99 Cent KDD deal. Each day the price rises slightly until back to the normal price.

Grab up this 5-Star Rated book now.

An Accidental Basket by Bobbi Romans

Have a great weekend!

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Published on July 31, 2015 10:01 • 4 views
مصطفی یاوری آیین مصطفی یاوری آیین's blog:
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فرید الدین : اینجا چه میکنی، در این خرابآباد؟
قایدو : راه باران را گرفتیم و آمدیم، تا بر شما رسیدیم.
فرید الدین : اینجا را چه به باران؟ جایی خشکتر از اینجا نیست.
قایدو : در تمام عمرم جایی به سرسبزی این سرزمین ندیدم.
فرید الدین : اینجا ویرانه ای بیش نیست.
قایدو : جایی ندیدم که به اندازهی این شهر آباد ب... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 09:56 • 5 views
Kristin Espinasse Kristin Espinasse's blog:

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Pictured: Sam and Breizh, in 2009. Smokey's parents met and eloped in Marseilles. It is the most amazing story ever. A miracle!Please read "Chien Perdu" here. (But don't miss the update, below).

l'ouïe(wee) noun, feminine

: hearing

Mas la Monaque: rent this beautiful French home

Mas la Monaque-Rent this beautifully restored 17-century...

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Published on July 30, 2015 03:14 • 2 views
Cedar Sanderson Cedar Sanderson's blog:
One of these days… maybe this coming month, since I have been living at a flat run this last 6-7 weeks, I will compile and publish a collection of short stories and flash fiction....
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Published on July 30, 2015 05:43 • 1 view
Steve Harvey Steve Harvey's blog:

Every company in the United States claims to care more about its customers than the competition does. Yet polls show that some corporations do a truly abysmal job of keeping their patrons happy.

-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms...

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Published on July 31, 2015 09:35 • 2 views
Nancy Butts Nancy Butts's blog:

Photo by Nancy ButtsThe wandering writer has found her way home at last. I just returned from a nearly-idyllic month away from the suffocating heat and humidity of summer in the South. I spent all that time in one of two mountain ranges: the Blue Ridge in Virginia; and the High Peaks area of th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 30, 2015 08:23 • 2 views
S.L. Dixon S.L. Dixon's blog:
Sanitarium Magazine Issue #35 is out and includes my short Atlantis. It's about a couple marooned on a rock just off the Pacific coast and the options offered by the deep.

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Published on July 31, 2015 09:34 • 4 views
Stefania Mattana Stefania Mattana's blog:

I wrote a guest post about treating title tags in SEO for my company blog, The Internet Works. I explain what title tags are and why we should care about them. This is my second guest post for The Internet Works. My first blog was about the Mobilegeddon and how to render your website mobile... Co...

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Published on July 30, 2015 05:20 • 2 views
Jane Lindskold Jane Lindskold's blog:

If it weren’t for audiobooks, I’d have had trouble getting my “book fix” this week…


A lovely summer read

A lovely summer read


The Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week. Most of the time I don’t include either short fiction or magazine articles.


The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list....

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Published on July 31, 2015 01:00 • 5 views
Dahlia Adler Dahlia Adler's blog:

Hi, all! Today I’m revealing a bonus story from Lauren Baratz-Logsted’sRed Girl, Blue Boy, a politically themed YA about the daughter of a Republican candidate and son of a Democratic candidate who fall in love. As part of this tour, Bloomsbury is providing a full set of IF ONLY books for one luc...

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Published on July 31, 2015 05:50 • 2 views
Emily Jane Trent Emily Jane Trent's blog:

Daniela’s Crazy Love: The Prequel is now available!!“Cooper was a guy who wasn’t easy to walk away from…”

Grab yours atAmazonand Other Retailers!


Daniela’s Crazy Love – The Prequel


Daniela’s Crazy Love: The Novel is also available – no waiting!!

“Daniela still set his heart on fire…”

Download now atAmazonand Other Retailers!


Daniela’s Crazy Love – The Novel

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Published on July 30, 2015 07:43 • 4 views
Kelly  Jensen Kelly Jensen's blog:


I'm not going to write a lengthy post about the removal of Courtney Summers's Some Girls Are as an optional -- OPTIONAL -- reading choice for students at West Ashley High School in Charleston, South Carolina. I'm going to instead direct you to Courtney's impassioned discussion of this challenge... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 30, 2015 15:17 • 2 views
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