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Elizabeth Ellen Carter Elizabeth Ellen Carter's blog:

It’s reared its head again – the subject of using ‘sensitivity readers/editors’ in fiction.


This positively Orwellian term has emerged in the past couple of years to describe the pre-publishing process to prevent ‘cultural offense’ – either by accident or by design.


What an insult to you, dear rea...

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Published on February 21, 2017 00:42 • 1 view
T.A. Uner T.A. Uner's blog:

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Now that Kensington Gore has acquired the publishing rights for my two novellas Kill Zombies and The Bloody Ripper, what does this mean for the future of these two books?


Well for starters, they’ll both need to be expanded into full-length novels. The publisher has made...

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Published on February 20, 2017 15:24 • 1 view
Ksenia Anske Ksenia Anske's blog:
Illustration by Vanna Bowles

Illustration by Vanna Bowles

Remember I told you I wrote this short story but couldn't share it with you until it was published? Well, it was published a few days ago on Wattpad (as part of a Dreams contest thingy), so now I can post it here, as promised. It was the first short story I wrote...

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Published on February 20, 2017 11:59 • 2 views
K.S. Marsden K.S. Marsden's blog:
Under The Bleachersby K.K. Allen3 out of 5

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One kiss can change everything.

Fun and flirty Monica Stevens lives for chocolate, fashion, and boys … in that order. And she doesn’t take life too seriously, especially when it comes to dating. When a night of innocent banter with Seattle’s hotte... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 03:17 • 1 view
Alexis  Hall Alexis Hall's blog:

Sometimes, I worry that my tastes are narrowing in my old age. The last few games I’ve reviewed on this blog have been a cooperative Lovecraft themed board game, a cooperative game in which you use customised decks of cards to explore a series of unusual scenarios, and a cooperative horror game w...

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Published on February 20, 2017 15:16 • 1 view
Jane Blythe Jane Blythe's blog:
She was breathing hard.

It felt good to feel alive again.

To feel like a real person and not the mindless killing machine that Storm’s parents had turned her into.

Now everything felt right.

She felt at peace.

Maybe she should feel bad about the person she had become and the things she had done, b... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 21, 2017 02:14 • 23 views
Rachel Maddow Rachel Maddow's blog:

Donald Trump is now one month in to his presidency, and so far it's been a roller coaster ride. MSNBC's Brian Williams takes a look back day by day of month one.

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Published on February 20, 2017 20:26 • 1 view
Glinda Izabel Glinda Izabel's blog:
Chi mi segue saprà che ho adorato "La volpe e la stella" dal primo momento in cui i miei occhi si sono posati sulla bellissima copertina illustrata dall'autrice stessa. Sì perché non stiamo parlando di un semplice libro, ma di una dolcissima fiaba, ricca di illustrazioni adorabili, che mi ha fatt... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 21, 2017 00:00 • 1 view
Juanita Kees Juanita Kees's blog:
Place to Belong by Claire Boston My rating: 5 of 5 stars Claire Boston is no stranger to tackling sensitive subjects in her romances. From women in male-dominated workplaces to refugee situations, Ms Boston explores… More Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 17:11 • 1 view
Katharine Grubb Katharine Grubb's blog:

  Have you ever read your work out loud? Long before you submit your work to your beta readers, before you assume that you’re done, before you start thinking about renting that billboard to advertise your latest literary genius, you should read your manuscript out loud. Start at page one. Finish...

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Published on February 21, 2017 01:42 • 1 view
Peggy Jaeger Peggy Jaeger's blog:
If you are having trouble connecting to the links, click on the posting on my blog here:

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As a promotional gift, my new publisher Kensington/Lyrical Shine is giving you a little sumthin’ sumthin’ to whet your appetite for my 4.4.17 release of COOKING WITH KAN... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 21, 2017 01:56 • 26 views
Alicia A. Willis Alicia A. Willis's blog:
We had a blast on our mini-trip to NM! If you follow me on Instagram and FB, you've already seen a lot of photos, but here is the compilation for those of you who are into reading this blog.

Our baby stayed with his TN grandparents, who so sweetly took care of him and sent me adorable updates. I... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 14:04 • 9 views
Niklas Pivic Niklas Pivic's blog:

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From “Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives” by Tim Harford, on how David Bowie, Brian Eno and a slew of musicians went to Berlin, Germany, to make the first of Bowie’s brilliant trilogy of albums that he made there. Hyperlinks are courtesy of me:


As Visconti and Bow...

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Published on February 20, 2017 05:12 • 1 view
Jeff Strand Jeff Strand's blog:

The Haunted Forest Tour, a novel I co-wrote with James A. Moore, is back!!!


Sure, it was only gone for a few days, and you probably didn’t notice. But it’s back, with a lower price ($2.99 for 87,000 words of non-stop gory monster action) and a new cover by Lynne Hansen.


Get it HERE.


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Published on February 20, 2017 08:29 • 9 views
John Gwynne John Gwynne's blog:


 


Voting on the longlists for the David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy is open. There are three categories and I am so pleased to see that Wrath has been nominated for two of them: the Legend Award, which is for the best fantasy novel of 2016, and the Ravenheart for best cover art.

David Gemmell has...

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Published on February 20, 2017 09:14 • 10 views
Pam Godwin Pam Godwin's blog:
BENEATH THE BURN got a new cover!

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Dark romance, Rockstars, Captive/slave 

They meet by chance. The timing is wrong.

Three years later, she finds him again, but their separation was poisoned with narcotics and bloodied by enslavement.

Her freedom gambled away, Charlee Grosky escapes the intern...

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Published on February 20, 2017 06:03 • 9 views
Giovanna Fletcher Giovanna Fletcher's blog:


He’s my lobster… ❤

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Published on February 20, 2017 16:28 • 1 view
Kate Palmer Kate Palmer's blog:


Nate designed a new cover for Shot to the Heart for its release on Amazon. You can download a free copy for two days 2/21-2/22.


When Robyn’s old flame Arrowe charms his way into her Sherwood Tournament, will their sparks once again ignite romance, or will Robyn douse the fire before it starts? Do...

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Published on February 20, 2017 20:14 • 12 views
Alecia Stone Alecia Stone's blog:

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(Circuit Fae, #1)Author: Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young AdultRead more » Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 21, 2017 01:00 • 1 view
Edward Lorn Edward Lorn's blog:

Hello peeps. Last time I asked for this kind of help, CRUELTY happened, so please read.


The tally of rejections from publishers for my novel SLASHER LIVE, based on word count alone, has risen this day to seven. I have now completely exhausted all publishing houses accessible to me for this project...

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Published on February 20, 2017 18:52 • 12 views
Charlie Cochet Charlie Cochet's blog:


Hello, all! This week’s Teaser Tuesday is a snippet from Seb and Hudson’s book Darkest Hour Before Dawn which is book nine in the THIRDS series, and now available for pre-order! Enjoy!


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“How are you doing today?” Hudson tried to summon a smile. The least he could do was be civil, for Seb’s sa...

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Published on February 20, 2017 21:00 • 17 views
Sandi Rog Sandi Rog's blog:
For those of you who don't know, Blogger shut down my B17 blog. So, I started a new one, and it looks much better than the first. Just click on the photo, and it will take you there!


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Published on February 20, 2017 22:11 • 12 views
Christopher Ruz Christopher Ruz's blog:
After TEN BILLION YEARS, the next episode in the Olesia Anderson thriller saga has launched on Amazon. Wetwork sees Olesia and her team of miscreants gunning for revenge after their narrow escape from Venezuela. They’re headed to D.C., in search of an old spook who can point them to Olesia’s neme... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 12:10 • 9 views
Peter Kazmaier Peter Kazmaier's blog:

The Kingdom: Here Be Dragons, Here Be DreamsThe Kingdom: Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams by Joanne Rolston

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I enjoy reading independent works by authors who are beginning their writing journey. The combination of autobiography and fantasy (my favorite genre) intrigued me. I thought I would give Rolston’s book a chance...

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Published on February 20, 2017 10:42 • 1 view
Claire Ridgway Claire Ridgway's blog:

This content is taken from Lady Jane Grey and Queen Mary I – who was the usurper? on The Anne Boleyn Files.

With it having been the anniversary of the birth of Queen Mary I on 18th February, there have been lots of discussions on blogs and social media regarding Mary, her reign and also her acces...

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Published on February 20, 2017 05:03 • 1 view
Lisa Bilbrey Lisa Bilbrey's blog:
BARE WIRESThe MacGrough Clan Series, prequel to Wired for Sound (coming soon)
by Cherime MacFarlaneGenre: Romance


Lori Ann Reasor is about to get her big break, a gallery owner in Brighton likes her work. To celebrate she treats herself to tea in a posh establishment. What she discovers there pu... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 21, 2017 00:00 • 1 view
Mindy McGinnis Mindy McGinnis's blog:
I've got a lot going on, and that's fine - I like it that way.

But it's 70 degrees in Ohio (in February, mind you) and my laundry is hanging on the line so yesterday it was hard to stay inside and work. Everything I do is tied to the computer. Writing, editing, blogging - and the new podcast I'm s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 09:37 • 12 views
Bruce Schneier Bruce Schneier's blog:

This is interesting:



The My Friend Cayla doll, which is manufactured by the US company Genesis Toys and distributed in Europe by Guildford-based Vivid Toy Group, allows children to access the internet via speech recognition software, and to control the toy via an app.

But Germany's Federal Networ...

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Published on February 20, 2017 04:55 • 8 views
Chani Lynn Feener Chani Lynn Feener's blog:
 Isn't it beautiful? Don't you love it?! I love it. I think I might even love it more than I did the first one for Unhinged! Thanks to the cover artist and the Polyethnic for gracing my book with yet another spectacular cover upgrade! I cannot wait for you guys to be able to get your hands on th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 11:08 • 12 views
Rebecca Gober Rebecca Gober's blog:


The Piper’s Price
Audrey Greathouse
(The Neverland Wars #2)
Published by: Clean Reads Publishing
Publication date: February 21st 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult

Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain c...

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Published on February 20, 2017 21:05 • 8 views
Lisa Morton Lisa Morton's blog:
And now a few words from my co-author on Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times:

Adventures in Censorship
A blog post by Rocky Wood, 29 May 2013


On Tuesday US time Facebook notified Lisa Morton, Greg Chapman and myself that the Facebook page for our graphic novel, 'Witch Hunts: A Graphi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 29, 2013 00:00 • 7 views
Lee Battersby Lee Battersby's blog:
Good news, today, with the release of the 2016 Aurealis Awards finalistsMagrit has been shortlisted in the Best Children's Fiction category: a new category for me, and my 7th nomination since 2004. With six previous nominations and one win, it's time to see if my bridesmaid dress still fits....... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 04:21 • 1 view
Shannon Messenger Shannon Messenger's blog:
As usual, I have a couple of quick updates before I get to the links, about a couple of things I have coming up on my events calendar. I'll be at the Tucson Festival of books in early March, and they've finally given me my festival schedule. So if you're planning on being there, here's where you... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 03:30 • 9 views
Jen Yates Jen Yates's blog:

Madeline writes:



Well sure, but in the bakery's defense, we don't know what was on Madeline's list.


I mean, maybe it looked like this:


Things Sunshine Likes:


1) Sadness
2) Plastic
3) Clashing Colors
4) Writing With Her Feet
5) Staring Into The Abyss
6) Disproportionate Sizes
7) Rough Plaster...

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Published on February 20, 2017 06:01 • 9 views
Avery Aames Avery Aames's blog:
LESLIE: Chili is a classic American dish, and I suspect every home cook has a favorite recipe, vegetarian or not. Mine started life in Laurel’s Kitchen, one of the first cookbooks I ever bought, and a classic of vegetarian cooking, but the recipe is much changed. Some vegetarian cooking, especia... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2017 21:00 • 12 views
Meagan Spooner Meagan Spooner's blog:

There are some scenes and elements that I can explain with pinpoint accuracy, and articulate exactly why they were included and crafted the way they were. The Butterfly Waltz in Their Fractured Light is not one of these elements. This question reminds me just how much of my writing is still insti...

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Published on January 17, 2017 05:48 • 11 views
Elisabeth Grace Foley Elisabeth Grace Foley's blog:

Welcome to the second edition of the Pinterest Storyboard Party! Today, we writers who use Pinterest to collect visual inspiration for our stories are doing a little show-and-tell with the “storyboards” we’ve created for current projects or future ideas. To brush up on the rules or learn how to m...

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Published on February 20, 2017 04:00 • 12 views
Kacey Hammell Kacey Hammell's blog:


Happy Monday! 


Let’s get the new week started with some positivity![image error]


Nothing feels better than doing what you love!

And I love writing!




Let’s conquer the heck out of today, and all week long!!


I’ll be starting the week by jumping back into writing my WIP, the second in the “Stirre...

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Published on February 20, 2017 06:47 • 4 views
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