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C.H. Lawler C.H. Lawler's blog:
Per benignitatem, pacem. More on that later.
In The Saints of Lost Things, I mention the Second Vatican Council, which among other things allowed the Catholic Mass to be celebrated in vernacular (native) languages. I was raised a Methodist and became a Catholic late in life. I call it being a Cath... Read more of this blog post »
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Maureen O'Leary Maureen O'Leary's blog:
My urban fantasy novel The Arrow is coming out soon through Geminid Press LLC and I cannot wait for you to read it. I loved writing this story, and I am loving finishing the sequel even more. These are characters I have fallen in love with, and I hope you will too.

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Susan Fanetti Susan Fanetti's blog:
Hi again,

As promised, I've posted a teaser for my upcoming release, the first book in a new Night Horde series.

Find it on the FCP blog here: http://tfcpress.wordpress.com/2014/12...

Cheers!
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Judith Starkston Judith Starkston's blog:
Favorites around the web this week. In archaeology: a bronze age tomb in Thessaly, Greece, an exhibit of pre-classical Greece in France, 8,000 yr old Israeli olive oil, recreating Egyptian bread. In historical fiction: a post about his fic series with some of my favorite authors in it, a review o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 15:15 • 1 view
Arthur D. Robbins Arthur D. Robbins's blog:
Which Democracy?

By Arthur D. Robbins

Which #Democracy? There are so many to choose from: Rhetorical Democracy (R.D.), Civic Democracy (C.D.), Economic Democracy (E.D.), Political Democracy (P.D.), Social Democracy (S.D.). Let’s start with rhetorical democracy.

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Jack     Rollins Jack Rollins's blog:

Jack Rollins:

Happy 250th, The Castle of Otranto…


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As a child, Horace Walpole frequently heard it said of himself that surely he would die soon. Bo...

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Published on December 20, 2014 06:50 • 3 views
Nicholas C. Rossis Nicholas C. Rossis's blog:
I have often mentioned the “show, don’t tell” rule in my blog. MMJaye, a regular around here and a great …

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Published on December 19, 2014 22:05 • 1 view
Lucas Hargis Lucas Hargis's blog:
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Kate L. Mary Kate L. Mary's blog:
The Future Without Hope The World Without End, Book 3 Nazarea Andrews The Future Without Hope, is the third book in The World Without End series, but not the last to come. Sadly, it will probably be the last book for me. While I really enjoyed the first and second books in this zombie/romance ser... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 22:44 • 5 views
Andrea Gibson Andrea Gibson's blog:


Being alone for the holidays makes me want to crawl into a clothes cave and not come out until every tree has been thrown to the curb. On the upside I’m not at all chilly.

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Brina Brady Brina Brady's blog:

Good Afternoon,

Today, I got an email from a blogger who said she could not find a reviewer for me. She tried two reviewers and both had DNF. I thought that it was very nice of her NOT to post a horrible review. This person did not want to destroy my career as a new budding author. I thank her for...

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Published on December 20, 2014 09:36 • 1 view
Carl Alves Carl Alves's blog:
In most of the anthologies that I’ve read there are often some good stories, some bad stories, and some in between. The end result is that I usually feel ambivalent. When I first started reading Shadow Show, I thought this anthology would be more of the same after reading the first story, which w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 14:51 • 5 views
Dani Hart Dani Hart's blog:
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Published on December 20, 2014 14:50 • 6 views
Shana Festa Shana Festa's blog:
For two books, the Regulators have been the men who would not bend. Now, in book three, we see how they break. One thing I didn’t expect from the Guardian Interviews, which has been a series that seems to treat its heroes as invincible demigods, was to utterly break its heroes. I should have seen... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 04:00 • 2 views
Renae Kaye Renae Kaye's blog:
Today, for my final lot of 20 Quick Questions of Australian authors, I have up:
Lisa Harris and Lisa Henry.

I swear I didn't do that on purpose!

I sent out a bunch of 20QQ requests, and as the authors got back to me, I grabbed two and paired them up. And for some reason the two Lisa's were last. Jin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 01:00 • 3 views
Jason Cheek Jason Cheek's blog:
I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but the cover for Destiny is looking good. Leo really has done an amazing job getting the gist of what I wanted designed and is now putting his own twist on the vision. I’ll be doing a write-up on the progression of this cover once it’s finished. Hopef... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 12:27 • 6 views
Robert Mulkey Robert Mulkey's blog:

My first posting in several days. Last Tuesday my MacBook Pro went on the fritz and I’ve been without a computer since. I took it in to a repair shop in Alba Adriatica and it was beyond their ability. They suggested I take it to a store in San Benedetto, a much larger city of 60,000. The gentlema...

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Published on December 20, 2014 12:56 • 6 views
Amber Schamel Amber Schamel's blog:
This Day in Christian History: December 20
December 20, 1552: Death of Martin Luther's wife, Katharina von Bora
German reformer Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, a former nun on June 13 1525. Katharina was sent to the cloister in 1504 by her father, and became a nun sometime around 1509.

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Published on December 20, 2014 00:00 • 6 views
Emmie Mears Emmie Mears's blog:

When I was a kid, I always wanted a JanSport backpack.


They justlooked so damn cool. Not only that, but theywerecool. I knew they were cool because all the kids who were cooler than I was had them. Which is to say everyone, since I pretty much occupied the dungeon-level of my school’s hierarchy of...

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Published on December 20, 2014 06:03 • 5 views
R. Frederick Riddle R. Frederick Riddle's blog:
The day we now celebrate as Christmas is often criticized for its pagan roots. For example, the month of December was chosen by the Catholic Church so that it could compete with rival pagan rituals held in December.

In addition, December was chosen for its closeness to the winter solstice in the N... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 13:38 • 7 views
Meg Welch Dendler Meg Welch Dendler's blog:
All three of my Cats in the Mirror books are on sale for 99 cents each on kindle Dec. 20-26. I've never done this before, so grab them while you can! Award winning, best selling children's book series. Alien rescue cats save the world!

"Why Kimba Saved The World"
"Vacation Hiro" &
"Miss Fatty Ca... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 13:36 • 36 views
Therin Knite Therin Knite's blog:

Welcome to this week’s Awesome Indie Book Roundup, my weekly feature to highlight indie authors and their works!


Please click the covers for any books that interest you to learn more about them.


And don’t forget to download the FREE books!


Also, if you get a chance, please like the Facebook Page! ...

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Published on December 20, 2014 07:30 • 6 views
Harry Leslie Smith Harry Leslie Smith's blog:
Over Christmas, we were confined to base, where we awaited our orders to deploy to the continent. However, our channel crossing was delayed because of Hitler’s last offensive gambit in the west, when he attempted to retake the Belgian port of Antwerp and cut off the Allies’ main supply route. It... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 13:29 • 147 views
Jemima Pett Jemima Pett's blog:
If you follow my reviews on Goodreads you may wonder why I said it was “great for Christmas journeys at risk of delays, cancellations, snowdrifts and other disasters”. Well, I took this with me on a train journey at the start of December, and it kept me sane, well-balanced and even pretty warm th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 22:01 • 4 views
Mindy Raf Mindy Raf's blog:


Gluten Free Latke! Used gluten free flour, with some salt, pepper, cayenne, thyme, and sunflower oil.

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Published on December 20, 2014 09:57 • 5 views
R. Dean Phelps R. Dean Phelps's blog:
I read something today that really made me shake my head, for the umpteenth time. Basically, without repeating the entire thing, it comes down to whether or not a person is a reflection on their mate. The arguments presented in this piece stated that a person is, in fact, a representative of, and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 13:23 • 6 views
Hajime Isayama Hajime Isayama's blog:
耳残る曲のキャッチーさもさることながら
PVとかアートワーク的な面白さも好きです



お金をかければ良い物が作れるとは限らず
お金がかかってなくてもセンスがあれば
良い物が作れる、っていうのはあえて言わなくても
そりゃそうだろうって話ですけど

僕は、お金をかけずに良いものを作れる
または、時間とか条例等々の色々な制限がある中で良いものを作る
そんなクリエイターが一番かっこいいと思いますし憧れます



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Published on December 20, 2014 13:18 • 1 view
Kerry Adrienne Kerry Adrienne's blog:


NDW_BeyondFairytales_DontCallMeIronMan_1300Hello, I’m ND and I’m here to not only promote, but celebrate both the release of my first ever Beyond Fairytales story and the Christmas Holiday. I’m even giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!


When I got to thinking about a blog tour, I decided I wanted to go with somethi...

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Published on December 19, 2014 08:04 • 5 views
M. Kirin M. Kirin's blog:


Alternative Title: Follow your rainbow!


Welcome to ‘Max Has Writer’s Block’ a silly segment where I play games, answer non-writing questions, and talk about pretty much everything that comes to mind. My game of choice at this moment isThe Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, a rogue-like dungeon crawler...

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Published on December 20, 2014 10:06 • 5 views
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
If those beautiful Christmas lights around the world do not put you in the holiday spirit, nothing will. Enjoy. Oh, and go, Eagles!
http://www.nbcnews.com/…/sparkling-ho...
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Published on December 20, 2014 12:56 • 13 views
Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert's blog:

LET'S TALK ABOUT GIVING.


Dear Ones —


I am blessed. I am over-blessed. I am beyond blessed. There are not enough fingers in the world upon which I could count my blessings. If you ever hear me complaining about anything in my life (ANYTHING at all) please fucking slap me.


Even before I was lucky...

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Published on December 20, 2014 09:41 • 14 views
Thomas W. Devine Thomas W. Devine's blog:
All fiction writers have to create opportunities to get publicity for their published books and, of course, grab those that come long.

It’s hardest with an Indie book, they say. However, one opportunity may lead to another, as I’ve just experienced.

I worked hard to get my latest adult novel, “Hil... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 12:28 • 19 views
Kristin Elyon Kristin Elyon's blog:
Welcome to the Saturday Spankings Bloghop! Today's snippet is from my novel Lana's Awakening! Psst! There is only five more days till Christmas! ***A second swat came harder than the first, sending an echoing ‘smack!’ bouncing off the walls before returning to her welcoming ears. Even the sound... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 00:00 • 7 views
Heidi  Hutchinson Heidi Hutchinson's blog:
Jumping onto the coattails of the other blog I wrote today, I will further talk about things that have no relevance to your life. Hurray!

If you haven't read the first one (because, why would you? unless you're stalking me) then you can get it here --> Ms J Bog and Review

Though this one will ha... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 18:12 • 1 view
Steven J. Pemberton Steven J. Pemberton's blog:
Just a note on where I currently am with my writing...

I started work on the fourth and final book of The Barefoot Healer series on 25 October, and now have about 40,000 words of the first draft. Judging from my previous books, that's about a third of the way in, so I'm pleased with the rate of pr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 12:05 • 5 views
Caren J. Werlinger Caren J. Werlinger's blog:

Christmas Card


�� Caren J. Werlinger


Here in the northern hemisphere, we are approaching the longest night of the year, the night that marks the turning point, the return toward longer days and the coming warmth of spring.


I know not everyone celebrates Christmas, at least not as the remembrance of the birth of...

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Published on December 20, 2014 08:46 • 5 views
Jenny  Kane Jenny Kane's blog:

Today I am delighted to introduce one of my fellow Accent writers, the brilliant Betsy Tobin. Here’s a book that would be a welcome addition to any Christmas stocking!


Over to you Betsy…


Betsy Tobin: Things We Couldn’t Explain


Betsy Tobin TWCECover


Sometimes we writers must meticulously concoct the plots of our nove...

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Published on December 19, 2014 23:30 • 1 view
Cleo Coyle Cleo Coyle's blog:
If you're a fan of our Coffeehouse Mysteries, then you might enjoy this fun, little guest post...

24 Hours with Clare Cosi:
http://drusbookmusing.com/2014/12/11/...

Watch for the live links in the post, which add some multimedia fun to Clare's day.

~ Cleo Coyle,
NY Times bestselling author of...
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Published on December 20, 2014 11:58 • 6 views
Margo Bond Collins Margo Bond Collins's blog:























Lessons in Love(Lessons in Love #1)
byClarissa Carlyle
Release Date: 02/24/14
New Adult
183 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Book 1 in the Lessons in Love New Adult Romance

seriesThe Lessons in Love series follows the story of high school cheerleader Alex

Heron. She’s pretty, blonde and popular. Alex seem... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 23:41 • 5 views
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Catherine Townsend-Lyon's blog:

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY, STRESS FREE, AND CLEAN, SOBER, AND

A BET FREE WEEKEND!! THOUGHT FOR TODAY. . .


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Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon . . .


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Laird Barron Laird Barron's blog:

I forged ahead with a significant amount of writing this year–the majority of it won’t make the scene until 2015, so I’ll leave that aside and stick with what is here at the moment. My agent is in possession of two manuscripts, one of which is the forthcoming Alaska collection, Swift to Chase. A...

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J.T. Patten J.T. Patten's blog:
Oops. Forgot I had a 99 cent kindle special for today on SAFE HAVENS: Shadow Masters.

Top rated hard boiled military thriller that is a bone breaking throat slashing adrenaline ride with multilayers of family obligations and government conspiracy.

Lauded by top authors in the genre as "Blacker than... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 11:40 • 6 views
Alana Albertson Alana Albertson's blog:

Invincible-Full


New Cover for Invincible. Available in print soon.

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Published on June 27, 2014 15:45 • 4 views
Erkan Saka Erkan Saka's blog:
Turkey’s Descent Into Paranoia
nytimes.com – Dec 19 – Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says mass arrests on Dec. 14 of journalists, screenwriters and television producers were necessary to eliminate agents of a “parallel state” bent on seizing power. But Mr. Erdogan’s efforts to…


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Kayla Lords Kayla Lords's blog:

I have a secret I want to share with all the submissives in the room. Lean in a little, this will be just between us, m’kay? Okay, here goes. You have as much responsibility towards your Dominant as they do to you. So let’s clear the air in here… If Dominance is about leading, taking [...]


The pos...

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