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Adrienne J. Odasso Adrienne J. Odasso's blog:
Are there things that will always make you back away when reading a story?
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Are there things that are guaranteed to make you keep reading a story?
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On the first count, character-torture for no reason other than to be gratuitously cruel to both characters and readers turns... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 11:14 • 1 view
David J. Gibbs David J. Gibbs's blog:
While I was walking through Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati--my family think of it as more of a park--a drunken man stumbled up to us and asked if we knew where the 'evilest man in the cemetery' was buried.

He told us the plot location and it instantly became a story idea entitled 'A Taste of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 16:36 • 12 views
Edward Lange Edward Lange's blog:
My first two books, Cruel and Swift of Instruments of Nature and Sins of Heaven and Hell, will be available for free on Smashwords.com, until the day after Christmas. (links/promo codes at the bottom of the post.)

All you have to do is go to Smashwords.com, put in the appropriate promo code, and y... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 16:36 • 1 view
Anne Brooke Anne Brooke's blog:
Until 19 December, ALL my best-selling gay menage Delaneys series is HALF-PRICE direct from Amber Quill Press!

The Delaneys and Me

When Liam makes a scene in the middle of a restaurant after his boyfriend, Brandon, dumps him, he knows Brandon’s cousins, the Delaney twins, will be after him. The D... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 16, 2014 22:03 • 2 views
Orrin Grey Orrin Grey's blog:

So, I’m jumping the gun a bit on this, as we’ve still got a couple weeks of 2014 left, but there’s pretty good odds that I won’t see any movies or read any books or publish anything that I don’t already know about or anything else of note between now and then, and if I do, I’ll put up an addendum...

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Published on December 17, 2014 12:42 • 1 view
Jen Andrews Jen Andrews's blog:
Did you know I have a super duper secret group for all the Just Say Yes fans? The only requirement to be in the group, is that you have read both books because we talk about the books and there are spoilers! If you want to join, just send me a friend request on FB and then a PM asking to be added... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 16:32 • 2 views
Carl Zimmer Carl Zimmer's blog:

For many paralyzed people, their problem is a communication gap. They can generate the signals in their brain required to control their muscles–to walk, to wash dishes, to weed a garden. But damage to their nervous system prevents those signals from reaching their destination.


Last year, in a feat...

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Published on December 16, 2014 16:05 • 1 view
Scott Westerfeld Scott Westerfeld's blog:

Greetings from Sydney. I’ve been here for a month now, recovering from the Afterworlds tour and putting the finishing touches on my next novel. (The title, etc. of this book is secret now, but much will be revealed early next year.)


In the meantime, and with due deference to the season, here are a...

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Published on December 16, 2014 17:17 • 2 views
Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews's blog:

SookieThe bulldog ate my favorite bra.


She is not sorry.


And how is your Wednesday going?

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Published on December 17, 2014 08:14 • 2 views
Sharon Lee Sharon Lee's blog:

The Kindle edition of Carousel Seas is now available for download from Amazon.


Here’s your link.


Those who prefer to download their ebooks directly from Baen, may do so from this link.


ALSO!


The Audible edition of Carousel Seas is now available for pre-order from this link.


For those who pre-ordered s...

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Published on December 17, 2014 11:28 • 1 view
Tara Spears Tara Spears's blog:
A Christmas Cuddle is available on Amazon and will be available on ARe sometime the 18th. Some of you will truly dislike me if you read this, because it really is a horrible teaser for; Trey Grey; Out of the Dark. Flog me if you will, but it was unavoidable. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 16:27 • 1 view
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
By Paulo Coelho At the moment my life is a symphony made up of three different movements: “many people,” “some people,” and “hardly anybody.” Each of these movements lasts about four months a year; they often come together during the same month, but they never get mixed up. “Many people” are thos... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 16, 2014 16:01 • 3 views
Nalini Singh Nalini Singh's blog:
Hi everyone - don't forget to swing by the Under the Covers book blog and enter their #12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. I'm providing the prize, which you can see below. It should be international as I always ship worldwide. Good luck!

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Published on December 17, 2014 15:19 • 8 views
Jim C. Hines Jim C. Hines's blog:

UnboundIt’s three weeks until Unbound [Amazon | B&N | Indiebound] comes out. This is the time I’d normally switch into higher gear with giveaways and other promotional stuff.


Unfortunately, my son’s cold is kicking my butt, and holiday preparation is eating up the remaining energy. So instead, I leav...

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Published on December 16, 2014 18:02 • 2 views
Alex Lindsey Alex Lindsey's blog:
What ever happened to the Fallen Angels of Genesis?

Their offspring perished in the flood, but they have continued to rule the fallen world from the shadows, from the world unseen – until now!
While massive armies prepare to march across a dry Euphrates river, sons of the Fallen Ones seek to open a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 16:04 • 5 views
Tom Lazenby Tom Lazenby's blog:
Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond, #4)Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


"Diamonds Are Forever" is a good read. However, for those expecting to "get the movie in a book," you will be sadly disappointed. Aside from having some of the same character names, e.g., Tiffany Case, Peter Franks, Wint and Kidd, the sto... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 16:04 • 4 views
Angel Ernst Angel Ernst's blog:
The ebook version of The Cypress Hills Series is now marked down $1.99 find it here
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QBDU7MQ
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Published on December 17, 2014 16:00 • 15 views
Quil Carter Quil Carter's blog:
Well, the title says most of it. I'm happy to report that Fallocaust moved on for 3 nominations and I moved on for Favorite All-Time M/M Author! So I'm calling on my wonderful readers to please vote for me one more time and see if we can win one of these things! Seriously if I did, I would piss m... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 15:46 • 13 views
Josh Hilden Josh Hilden's blog:
This might be the last essay of 2014. I will still be doing my traditional year end wrap up but this could be the last general one I put out. I’m considering a special Christmas Eve Essay but you all know I’m lazy and tend to bite off more than I can chew. With all of that being said lets dive in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 15:36 • 7 views
Linda Atnip Linda Atnip's blog:
YES! YES! YES! The spirits of our animal companions are eternal and we can keep in contact with them.

In fact, my last book, "Conversations with Mr. Kiki," was co-written with my animal companion's spirit. We began work about three months after he left this Earth behind.

Last week, Pope Francis co... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 15:26 • 7 views
John Patrick Kennedy John Patrick Kennedy's blog:
Just published my YA debut novel titled "Weresisters." Wrote this with my friend Shelley Stoehr. It's about...Werewolves!

Check it out here:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

It's for sale on Amazon as an e-book and/or paperback. Amazon only!

We're retaining the rights to the novel and we're n... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 15:12 • 8 views
Damian Serbu Damian Serbu's blog:
Please check out my Holiday entry on my blog. It's scary and sentimental at the same time. And, as a bonus, you'll learn about the gayest Ghost of Christmas Past EVER! http://www.damianserbu.com/?p=553
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Published on December 17, 2014 14:51 • 7 views
Monica Cole Monica Cole's blog:
Past

March 23,2009

Parker is irritated. No. Irritated is an understatement. He’s pissed. And he never gets pissed. Especially with me. My head feels uncomfortably heavy as I turn to look at him, hands clenched around the steering wheel, his jaw tight. I really can’t blame him. Most brothers would b... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 14:32 • 8 views
Morgan Rayne Morgan Rayne's blog:
Resisting Amy is finally coming to an ebook shelf near you on December 28, 2014. My belated Christmas gift to all my fans who have so patiently waited for this fourth and final installment of the Spring Towers Series. Enjoy!
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Published on December 17, 2014 14:24 • 8 views
Jennifer Vensel Jennifer Vensel's blog:
How Do I Love Thee? Beautiful Love Poems Of Yesterday And TodayHow Do I Love Thee? Beautiful Love Poems Of Yesterday And Today by Linda Rhodes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is such a great little book of love poems put out by hallmark in 1969.It is also beautifully illustrated by David Johnson. Shakespeare, Lord Byron are a couple of poets whose poems grace th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 14:15 • 6 views
Sophie Schiller Sophie Schiller's blog:
Hello friends!
I'm very excited to share the cover of my new novel which is a historical thriller called Race to Tibet. It is the story of Gabriel Bonvalot, one of France's greatest explorers, who teams up with Prince Henri d'Orleans, a jaded, ill-mannered aristocrat, in an all-out effort to be th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 14:13 • 8 views
C.W. Gortner C.W. Gortner's blog:
It's that time of year again: my redoubtable best reads of the year. I didn't quite make my goal of 50 novels, but I also read a lot of research books for my own writing, so managing to read half of my goal is an accomplishment. I had many great reads, too, so deciding on 8 titles to highlight wa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 16:14 • 18 views
Lawrence Block Lawrence Block's blog:
Here's a newsletter that went out Monday to subscribers:














'Tis the season...

...to sit around doing next to nothing, at least in our house. I should have spent the past several weeks peppering you with newsletters, reminding you of all the perfect gifts reposing on the virtual shelves of LB's eBay...
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:58 • 32 views
Margaret A. Millmore Margaret A. Millmore's blog:
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:56 • 8 views
Barbara Speak Barbara Speak's blog:
Writing the last sentence in Fighting Fate pretty much broke me. Letting go of these characters who owned my heart for well over a year was gut wrenching.
I have so many ideas and I can't wait to share with you what comes next.
In the mean time be sure to enjoy Fighting Fate.
Thank you guys for al... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:56 • 6 views
Carrie-Anne O'Driscoll Carrie-Anne O'Driscoll's blog:

I am a rookie. In fact, I never got to finish Field training (FTO) because I stood up to corruption. Seriously. I did. I put officer safety and the law before my career knowing that it could end my career before it truly started. I followed my chain of command and I was told that "things have alw...

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Published on December 17, 2014 15:05 • 21 views
J.P. Kenwood J.P. Kenwood's blog:
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:54 • 6 views
Zoltan Istvan Zoltan Istvan's blog:
My Gizmodo article on bionic eyes translated in
Portuguese for Gizmodo Brazil: http://gizmodo.uol.com.br/olhos-bioni...
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:49 • 8 views
Bella Andre Bella Andre's blog:
Dylan Sullivan's audiobook, I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME, will be released on January 20th! Pre-order links:

Audible ~ http://bit.ly/1GRfKrz
Amazon ~ http://amzn.to/1AqvqAh

I will have iTunes links for the audiobook, too, soon! <3 Bella Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:48 • 9 views
Sean    Taylor Sean Taylor's blog:
This is an older piece I only just recently stumbled upon. I'm sorry blagh, I've been updating and marketing the book, I've left you asunder and dry. Now you're tossed last years dense attempts at significance.



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Published on December 16, 2014 15:07 • 4 views
Ausma Zehanat Khan Ausma Zehanat Khan's blog:
A short story collection by Iraqi writer Hassan Blasim. Just finished it last night. Very grim and gruesome--the reviews say gallows humour, but I think the stories are just so tragic and painful - almost surreal. Magical realism to deal with a very unmagical reality. Worth reading if you can sto... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:46 • 8 views
Teresa Medeiros Teresa Medeiros's blog:
I'm so excited to announce a very special HOLIDAY CONTEST today! My dear pal and fellow romance writer Eloisa James and I are celebrating our mutual love of DOWNTON ABBEY by giving away 6 gorgeous DOWNTON ABBEY ornaments to six of our beloved readers.

All you have to do to be eligible to win is si... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:40 • 10 views
Andrew Pyper Andrew Pyper's blog:
So thrilled to share the news that the film rights to THE DAMNED have been acquired by Legendary Pictures! Very happy that my nasty little offspring has ended up in such good hands.

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Published on December 17, 2014 13:34 • 12 views
Jill Marie Merillo Jill Marie Merillo's blog:
I am offering my vampire novel The Immortal Fate: Lillian's Story and my book of poems Immortal Dreams: Poetry by Lillian Gray for FREE from Dec. 18th - Dec. 23rd. Merry Christmas! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:12 • 6 views
John E. Smethers John E. Smethers's blog:
It is difficult for most recovering addicts and alcoholics to change the manipulative, con-artist behaviors that they developed when they were drinking and/or using drugs. My website: www.ScumbagSewerRats.com
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:11 • 7 views
Karen GoatKeeper Karen GoatKeeper's blog:
Yes, I am still working on Capri Capers. But it is holiday time.
I wish everyone Happy Holidays be they Happy Hanukkah or Merry Christmas.
May the coming year bring blessings to everyone.
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:08 • 7 views
Frank Mundo Frank Mundo's blog:
After his roommate dies in a car crash, J.T. has the
thankless job of packing his dead friend's possessions to send back to his parents in Mexico. What he discovers will forever change his life.

http://www.wattpad.com/story/28629714...

This is another story I just posted on Wattpad from my book, "G... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:07 • 8 views
Steven Wolff Steven Wolff's blog:
It's been a while, hasn't it?

Well I'm happy to report my new Zombie novel called Self-Aware (A Zombie Series With A Fresh Twist!) is now in the hands of the editors and will be released to the world on Christmas day, 2014!

It's been almost two years since I first started this series and i'm glad w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:02 • 6 views
Oliviu Craznic Oliviu Craznic's blog:
"Inca de la inceput am avut senzatia ca personajele romanului sunt doar pioni pe o tabla de sah, prinsi in mijlocul unui joc fara de reguli intre Bine si Rau. Alaturi de Arthur am incercat si eu sa descopar cine se ascunde in spatele crimelor si ororilor, sa aflu chipul uman in spatele caruia se... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 13:00 • 35 views
Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
So today I spent the morning at the auto dealer having them fix a recall on my car. They tell you it will be a short wait but this isn’t your first visit to the dealer and you have brought plenty of the latest grocery and department store ads to read in order to finish preparing for Christmas. Th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 12:59 • 8 views
Cat Mann Cat Mann's blog:
I am making the official announcement today that A Promised Fate, book 3 in The Beautiful Fate Series will be released on Tuesday December 30th. Pre-order will be available next week! A Promised Fate (A Beautiful Fate, # 3) by Cat Mann Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 12:54 • 10 views
Ginny Baird Ginny Baird's blog:
Ginny Baird I'm delighted to offer this "sneak peek" of The Calendar Brides to my readers.

Happy New Year! May yours be blessed by love.

Ginny Baird’s

THE CALENDAR BRIDES
January: Emma
February: Claire
March: Angie
April: Haley
May: Bev
June: Jane
July: Tiny
August: Zoe
September: Lena
October: Trish
November: Susan
Dec...
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Published on December 17, 2014 12:40 • 145 views
Elizabeth Lennox Elizabeth Lennox's blog:
The latest book in The Alfieri Saga comes out this Friday! It's available for pre-order - find the links here:

Her Tender Tyrant on ElizabethLennox.com

Her Tender TyrantIntroduction stories for the main characters:

Marcus’ Story…

“Oh man! Monty’s ribs?” Marcus asked with Antonio right behind him. “W... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 12:34 • 8 views
Karlissa J. Karlissa J.'s blog:
Me of the Past


The oldest of my stories that I remember is a tale called Creatures. Or was it Creature Forest? It featured a coastal forest setting and various talking animals – mostly real species, but with a few of my own imagining mixed in.

The main characters were “kat crickets”: small, furry,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 12:27 • 10 views
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