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Casey Renee Kiser Casey Renee Kiser's blog:
Serotonin is a funny thing.
Not really.
But I'm laughing anyway.
These pills
have done some interior decorating
around here,
covering up my frown with fancy pictures
of a beautiful life.
I get out of bed now without a pep talk.
I smile, even practice in the mirror.
I laugh at all the jokes.
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Published on July 12, 2014 16:15 • 5 views
Mark F. Kalita Mark F. Kalita's blog:
I want to thank everyone who took part in the "My Future Mother" My Future Mother by Mark F. Kalita Giveaway!
This was my first Giveaway on goodreads and 397 users entered. I have 10 copies of the paperback to send out. As a special reward for those 10, I will personally sign each book for everyone who won!
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Published on July 12, 2014 15:43 • 5 views
Nico Jaye Nico Jaye's blog:
I leave for Paris in 10 days.

*coughs* Last week I booked a trip to the City of Lights, and I'll spend a month there this summer.

After Nico-kitty died, I was in a pretty big funk. I'd put off traveling while he was sick, and although I'd started doing some job-hunting, nothing really panned out.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 15:37 • 35 views
Stanley Michael Hurd Stanley Michael Hurd's blog:
Ok, since I think I short-changed you guys with my last snippet (but I would still very much appreciate your comments on it), here is a letter from Darcy to Georgiana while Darcy is in London, waiting until Bingley manages to propose to Jane.


Grosvenor Square
Friday, September 26

Dear Georgiana,

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Published on July 12, 2014 15:32 • 12 views
Richard  McGowan Richard McGowan's blog:
The Mildewed Paper Collection by Shenanigan Cheesefield Time Enough For Picnics by Ginger Amelia Sprockette The big news of the day is that we have finally released The Mildewed Paper Collection of poems by Shenanigan Cheesefield, which you can obtain on the SROP DIY Project Page.

The collection was announced long ago, but with all the hoopla surrounding National Poetry Month, we thought we'd better... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 15:19 • 12 views
Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
It’s excerpt Saturday. I like this piece. It gives you a different perspective than much of “Quest for the Red Sapphire.”
He stood by the window with a snifter of brandy. Swirling the precious liquor in is hand, he called out, “Jelena, could I at least have some ale instead of this lamp oil you’ve... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 15:01 • 16 views
Meenoo Rami Meenoo Rami's blog:


Last week, I had a chance to attend the Boothbay Literacy Institute with master-teachers like Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, Penny Kittle, Donalyn Miller and Lester Laminack.


Boothbay is unlike any other conference I have ever attended because it is intentional in creating a space where there is time...

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Published on July 02, 2014 12:58 • 3 views
Patrick Laughy Patrick Laughy's blog:
Nearly finished Book 5 Part 2 of the 4th Reich series.
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Published on July 12, 2014 14:27 • 11 views
Milkweed L. Augustine Milkweed L. Augustine's blog:
The story poem below is excerpted from the first full length and nonfiction title written solely by the Eternal I.V. Pole: My Last Gift of Wisdom I Give to the World I Love; Given to Me by the God I Lovesole author herself,
Lama Milkweed L. Augustine PhD. from the book "Eternal I.V. Pole" co. 2003... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2009 14:18 • 2 views
Amanda Hamm Amanda Hamm's blog:
When we say that someone has a “good” sense of humor, we’re actually saying that person has a sense of humor similar to our own. Because we don’t all laugh at the same things. We don’t think the same things are funny.

We try to narrow down the different kinds of humor with descriptive words like w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 13:53 • 25 views
Polly Iyer Polly Iyer's blog:
I’m psychically deprived. Don't have a psychic bone in my body. No premonitions, no spooky hair-standing-on-end moments. So what inspired me to write a series with a psychic character?

Jealousy.

I would love to touch someone and see inside them, or hold a missing person’s article of clothing and ge... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 13:17 • 22 views
Lyn Gala Lyn Gala's blog:
So, just to keep the Goodreads folk in the loop, I have two new contracts.

1. Two Steps Back
Dallin used to sell himself and do some pretty dirty-wrong things that he loved in the dark. But he had gone honest... until the economy went bust. Then he went back to his old pimp and asked for some work.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 13:08 • 71 views
P.H. Solomon P.H. Solomon's blog:
Photo used in The Bow of Destiny book trailer

Photo used in The Bow of Destiny book trailer


The news is out! Miami and I lost out on LeBron to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But you can still be on my team by supporting my Indiegogo campaign for The Bow of Destiny today!!! Support levels are reasonable and even if LeBron isn’t on the team – yet –...

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Published on July 11, 2014 11:10 • 6 views
Judith Starkston Judith Starkston's blog:
My weekly post of links I enjoyed is back: archaeology from Vikings to Egypt to Cyprus, historical fiction new releases from Donis Casey, Deb Swift and Susan Spann, along with other HF news.
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Published on July 12, 2014 08:02 • 2 views
Lilo Abernathy Lilo Abernathy's blog:
Here is my promo tweet for the day. The rest of the pictures in this article are ugly, so I'm just sticking this in for effect. (wink)Now on to business...

Why Should You Pin a Promo Tweet Daily?
Let's say I retweet you. I might, I retweet a lot of authors, particularly in the Urban Fantasy and si... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 10:22 • 5 views
Leeyanne Moore Leeyanne Moore's blog:

Lethem 1If the lazies have gotten hold of you, and you just want to crash about the house in stay-cation mode (because let’s be honest: who has the money to travel?) then you might be looking for something kinda-trashy-but-good to read.


I completely sympathize. Might I suggest however, that your genre itc...

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Published on July 12, 2014 10:52 • 11 views
Ian P. Buckingham Ian P. Buckingham's blog:

1959356_682851381772010_619072976_nDespite the reports of economic green shoots, it’s been a long, hard slog through the slump,energy levels can be low and there are distractions aplenty at this time of year.


It’s difficultpreparing for the upturn when the tanks of goodwill are on empty, promises have been broken and the next piece...

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Published on July 12, 2014 06:05 • 6 views
Andrew Knighton Andrew Knighton's blog:

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m trying to be more sociable in my blogging. I want to reach out tomore readers, both for this blog and for the stories I’m planning to self-publish in the near future. Guest blog posts seem to be a good way of doing this – I’ve enjoyed writing a few for everwa...

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Published on July 12, 2014 07:00 • 12 views
Melanie Kilsby Melanie Kilsby's blog:
A VALID QUESTION!


I just had an amazing question thrown at me by a good solid christian!

...and why wouldn't this be at the top of their list of questions to ask?

If they are going to invest in a book...Why would they want to be violated by it, however real?


Here is the question:

Is the, becoming pre... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 11, 2014 23:29 • 5 views
Gemma Herrero Virto Gemma Herrero Virto's blog:
Portada y contraportada de la versión impresa de Ojo de gato

Portada y contraportada de la versión impresa de Ojo de gato


¡Sí, por fin lo he conseguido! Después de un montón de años de no ser otra cosa que unos bytes perdidos en una carpeta de mi ordenador, voy a poder tener el libro en mis manos. Durante mucho tiempo pensé que esto no sucedería nunca, que...

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Published on July 12, 2014 04:31 • 2 views
Jami Brumfield Jami Brumfield's blog:
The Witch's Vampire is finally out and for a limited time is being offered for a special introductory price. If you like romantic books about vampires and witches with mythological Greek God presence and chalked full of magical realism and page turning action, you'll love this book!

It's an Urban... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 12:49 • 13 views
Kate Wrath Kate Wrath's blog:

Author, Kate Wrath:


There are reviewers, and then there are reviewers. When I asked Rae Slater to review my novel, it was not without trepidation. Why? Because she is an amazing, thoughtful, intelligent reviewer. She doesn’t miss much, and she doesn’t hold back. And while, yes, these are the perfe...

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Published on July 12, 2014 09:58 • 12 views
Magaly Guerrero Magaly Guerrero's blog:
Dearest Mama,

My last correspondence with Yvette left me oozing unease. My sister said you were tormented by guilt I believe unfounded. Mama, everyone at Camp Cute, Creepy and (Quite Conveniently) Remote relished in the gifts you sent for our first Mad Tea Party.
Cordelia said to tell you that the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 11, 2014 21:14 • 11 views
Robert H. Patton Robert H. Patton's blog:


Satan’s spawn.

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Published on July 12, 2014 10:01 • 12 views
Kyle Michel Sullivan Kyle Michel Sullivan's blog:
I've lost control of the script and I'm now fighting to regain it. Anastasia didn't just hijack the story; she raped it, tossed it aside and spit on it. I had a nice enough rhythm going and build to the scenes, and yeah, it needed something more. But this? A queen bitch to counter Carli? WTF!?!?!... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 11, 2014 20:41 • 10 views
Jasemine Denise Jasemine Denise's blog:

Every writer at some point in their career (at least, the ones I know) wish that their beloved piece will eventually be adapted into a big screen movie. I’m no different. My most asked question as a novelist next to “What is the book about,” is “Who inspired ______.” I’d be lying if I said I hadn...

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Published on July 12, 2014 11:00 • 10 views
Sally Ann Melia Sally Ann Melia's blog:
Canal DreamsCanal Dreams by Iain Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read all of Iain Banks Books, and unusually perhaps this one I have always enjoyed.

Canal Dreams tells the story of Hisako Onoda a Japanese Cello super star prodigy who when invited to play the major capitals of Europe refuses to fly, and in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 01:05 • 3 views
Andrew K. Smith Andrew K. Smith's blog:


Here is a sample video, more coming soon!


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Published on July 11, 2014 17:03 • 5 views
Renae Kaye Renae Kaye's blog:
Picture I had no idea of what to blog, and I know that my millions of followers are just dying to know my thoughts, so I decided I’d write them down, because in a week I won’t remember them. A week is a very long time – 7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes or at least 22 coffees away.

I’m having those feel... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 04:50 • 13 views
Jason Cheek Jason Cheek's blog:
Larissa Evans is a thirty-two years old Archaeology. She holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology, Anthropology and Linguistics and has spent the majority of her life studying cultural, physical and linguistic anthropology, focusing specifically on ancient and classical civilizations of the Mediterranean. Al... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 05:06 • 1 view
Kandis Hebert Kandis Hebert's blog:
Werewolves are nothing new and everyone has their own rules and ways of portraying these creatures. These are some of my influences and thoughts on the subject and decisions I made in how werewolves work in my books' universe.

When I decided to write about supernatural creatures, I knew I wante... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 11, 2014 10:55 • 13 views
Naomi Lane Naomi Lane's blog:
By far my most commonly asked question is when will the next book be ready. Unfortunately, I still have no answer, and given how things have gone so far, I am reluctant to set another target date.

I am still working on revisions to the manuscript. At the start of this I naively thought that writin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 11:58 • 13 views
Domino Finn Domino Finn's blog:

Every writer knows the ultimate secret to being prolific is Butt-in-Chair time. Workshops, how-to books, marketing- there’s a place for many things but they can never be a replacement for good old fashioned putting-words-to-a-page.


As I’ve been carefully eyeing the release of Shade City, it occurr...

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Published on July 11, 2014 17:46 • 12 views
Nathaniel Dean James Nathaniel Dean James's blog:
Disclosure: I am an Indie author. I own a stake in my own Indie publisher. I review books. Let’s be clear about one thing. I take no side in the debate over the rise of self-publishing and its implications for… Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 08:53 • 12 views
Colet Abedi Colet Abedi's blog:

Cocktail. Ocean. Mad Love.










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Bey Deckard Bey Deckard's blog:

New portrait of Rust from True Detective. A long time planning.


Matthew McConaughey as Rustin Cohle

Matthew McConaughey as Rustin Cohle

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Published on July 12, 2014 08:00 • 9 views
Syrie James Syrie James's blog:


Please mark your calendars for the official ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY on July 28, 2014 for my new novel Jane Austen’s First Love on Austenprose.com. I’ll be blogging about my inspiration for the novel, which reveals the untold story inspired by actual events, of the teenage Jane Austen’s relatio...

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Published on July 11, 2014 16:32 • 5 views
Christina Escamilla Christina Escamilla's blog:

SkyinJuneCoverAt the center of The Skye in June, is the protagonist that bears the title’s namesake. June MacDonald is born into a family that is heavily religious and at the head of it, Jimmy, her controlling and sometimes abusive father. The plot takes the characters from the shores of Glasglow, Scotland to...

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Published on July 11, 2014 20:25 • 11 views
Anna Katmore Anna Katmore's blog:

A story.


Today, I’m not going to tell you anything new about my books or what’s going on in my writing world. What I want to tell you now is something that happened to me this week.



On Wednesday afternoon, my son came home, quite excited, and showed my husband and me what bird 8he’d found. In his hands,...

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Published on July 12, 2014 08:52 • 12 views
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
On July 12, 1191, the city of Acre surrendered to Richard Coeur de Lion and the French king, Philippe Capet, ending a siege that had begun in the autumn of 1189.
Also on July 12th in 1543, Henry VIII wed his sixth wife, Catherine Parr. We can never be sure, of course, but my own feeling is that o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2014 11:18 • 21 views
Laura Susan Johnson Laura Susan Johnson's blog:
I have been getting lots of feedback via email for Bright. A few of the contributors didn't even ask to be anonymous but I did it out of respect for their privacy as they did not post reviews on the main review page. Today I got another email by a young lady who does want to remain anonymous, and... Read more of this blog post »
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