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Harry Leslie Smith Harry Leslie Smith's blog:
For the poor of Bradford Christmas 1930 was an inhospitable season where hunger trolled squalid streets and the unemployed froze in dilapidated housing not fit for beasts of burden. I can still remember although it has been eighty years the beggars chant that I sung when famished and in need of a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 08:58 • 79 views
Rachel E. Pollock Rachel E. Pollock's blog:
Thanks to the Goodreads Reading Challenge widget, it's easy for me to take a survey of my year in books. Before i joined Goodreads, i kept a reading journal of what i had read and what i thought of the books, so this is an end-of-year tradition going back maybe ten years or more. And, really, I'l... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 08:58 • 1 view
Jay Bell Jay Bell's blog:

Happy Holidays from Jace and SamsonWhatever you celebrate this season, and even if you don’t, I hope the end of your year is filled with happy memories and good company. Thanks so much for continuing to read about and care for the characters in my stories. I love you guys!


Many greetings from Jace and Samson too! They’re quite bus...

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Published on December 21, 2014 02:03 • 1 view
Aliette de Bodard Aliette de Bodard's blog:

Just a quick note/reminder that my novelette “A Slow Unfurling of Truth” is now available for sale, as is the rest of Eric Choi’s and Ben Bova’s hard SF anthology Carbide-Tipped Pens. It’s a Xuxa story about my field of expertise (well, OK, I have many such. But what I graduated in was Computer S...

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Published on December 22, 2014 08:00 • 1 view
Peter V. Brett Peter V. Brett's blog:


Peat so excited that Messenger’s Legacy, the latest novella in the Demon Cycle, is now on sale in both the U.K. and the U.S. But it gets better! The Kindle edition of Messenger’s Legacy has been discounted to £1.49!


UK Messenger's Legacy


Purchase and download your copy here.


Want it in a different format? You can purc...

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Published on December 22, 2014 05:00 • 1 view
Tina Gayle Tina Gayle's blog:

Today, I'm hosting Jillian Brooks.


She is sharing her favorite fudge recipe.

Recipe link: http://www.food.com/recipe/kahlua-fudge-48600







Blurb: A beautiful young woman, left with the burden of running her father’s pub after his death in the rough and dangerous sailor town of Tortuga has grown both... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 00:30 • 1 view
Dana Marie Bell Dana Marie Bell's blog:
My true love gave to me:
Twelve broken chew toysEleven piles of piddleTen kitty scratches (Sorry, Darren!)Nine kibble dramasEight pissed off kitties (No, really. It's just two. Seems like more, though.)Seven butts a'sniffed atSix gnawed on rawhidesFIIIIVE PILES OF POOOOO!Four yowling cats (I swear... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 06:35 • 3 views
Thomas A.  Meyers Thomas A. Meyers's blog:
Seasons greetings everyone!

I know I've been absent lately (which is attributed to many days of working 2 shifts so I can make my kids Christmas this year a good one) but I wanted to let you all know that I'm in an extra giving mood this year!

Starting on Christmas Eve, December 24th, both ERIC ELM... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 08:20 • 10 views
Aleksandr Voinov Aleksandr Voinov's blog:
2014 draws to a close, and personally, I'm glad it does, because holy crap, it's been a story of ups and downs - whenever I thought I had settled in somewhat, something would happen that threw it all off its track. I'm a Taurus, I'm not keen on changes I can't control.

I still managed to finish th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 03:18 • 12 views
Hugh Howey Hugh Howey's blog:

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor. If your back hurts, go see one. If they tell you they can’t find anything wrong with you, but you know your back still hurts like the dickens, considerwhat happened to me:




I was twenty-five years old when I threw my back out. I was working on boats at the time. On thi...

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Published on December 21, 2014 20:22 • 6 views
Josh Lanyon Josh Lanyon's blog:
Photo by Kovalevska licensed thru Shutterstock"Mistletoe" by Walter de la Mare

Sitting under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
One last candle burning low,
All the sleepy dancers gone,
Just one candle burning on,
Shadows lurking everywhere:
Some one came, and kissed me there.
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Published on December 22, 2014 01:00 • 2 views
Carla Nayland Carla Nayland's blog:


Canongate, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84767-288-9. 368 pages.
The Gathering Night is set in Mesolithic Scotland around 6150 BC, when an underwater landslide off the coast of Norway (the Storegga Slide) caused a tsunami that devastated the east and north-east coast of Scotland. All the characters are fiction... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 08:17 • 5 views
Collette West Collette West's blog:
THANK YOU!

Readers, bloggers, Good Choice Reading, Indiesage Promotions and Tasty Book Tours for helping GAME ON‬ top out at #2 on the Amazon Best Seller list in Sports Fiction during its release run!

I heart every single one of you, Jilly girls :)

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Published on December 22, 2014 08:11 • 4 views
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton's blog:

I may have blocked you on Twitter by accident. Rather than unblock all the stupidsphere and #GarboGuts idiots who I meant to block, if you check my Twitter page, and see that you’re blocked, leave a comment here with your Twitter name, or email me with your Twitter name, I’ll fix it.




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Published on December 21, 2014 19:49 • 17 views
M.L. Tyndall M.L. Tyndall's blog:
I know most of you are still running here and there, doing last minute baking and shopping and wrapping, so I'll keep this short. I was at the mall on Friday and was stunned to see no decorations at all. I wondered why and thought perhaps they thought putting them up would offend someone. Here in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 00:30 • 4 views
Dawn Kopman Whidden Dawn Kopman Whidden's blog:
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Published on December 22, 2014 08:02 • 4 views
Patricia C. Wrede Patricia C. Wrede's blog:

Deep Lurker wanted to know what my ideas look like when I come up with them, specifically whether they’re just concepts or whether they have skeletal plots attached. Unsurprisingly, the answer is “It varies.” The slightly longer answer is “It varies A LOT.”


To give you a more specific idea of the...

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Published on December 21, 2014 04:00 • 9 views
Jim  Murdoch Jim Murdoch's blog:

buddha in the attic

Haruko left a tiny laughing brass Buddha up high, in a corner of the attic, where he is still laughing to this day – Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic




The last time my wife went back to the States I watched the documentary To Be Takei. I have to confess to not knowing very much about George...

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Published on December 21, 2014 04:30 • 4 views
Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin's blog:
Video, speech transcript, quoting permission;
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Published on December 21, 2014 23:00 • 7 views
Patrick Dilloway Patrick Dilloway's blog:
Just because I've been living on the road for 3 months doesn't mean I've had my head in the sand. (I have been underground, on the coast, in mountains, and even in the desert, but never with my head in the sand.) Today on Indie Writers Monthly you can read about how Amazon's Offensive Content Gui... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 00:00 • 6 views
Marie Rutkoski Marie Rutkoski's blog:


Fairy tale castle in a shop window

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Published on December 14, 2014 16:20 • 4 views
Julian E. Kulski Julian E. Kulski's blog:
The holidays are a time for gathering with family and reflecting back on the year. We give thanks for what we have and remember those we have lost. We try to help those who are less fortunate than us. But perhaps the best part of the holidays is that they bring people together over traditions tha... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 07:49 • 8 views
Walter Jon Williams Walter Jon Williams's blog:

1d43f79a84dccba04f4f1bd726db3dfcBack in New Mexico! Hurrah!
The last leg was the shortest but difficult, because of the difficulty of driving an overloaded, underpowered vehicle uphill, into the face of a headwind gusting to maybe 40 knots, on a weekend interstate highway choked with 18-wheelers. When the wind died down I final... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 19:10 • 4 views
Martha Wells Martha Wells's blog:
I had anxiety dreams last night, not fun. But I think we've gotten everything we need for Christmas. I might need to go to the grocery store one more time, but that's it. I also need to finish cleaning the house. I was feeling a little sick last night, so I hope that doesn't continue.


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Published on December 21, 2014 06:43 • 4 views
Cherie Priest Cherie Priest's blog:
Posting will be scant for the coming week, as we're packing up the "kids" and heading up to my dad's place in Kentucky for the holiday. My poor dear unlucky cousin is a nurse, and she has to work - so she'll be house-sitting while we're gone, which always makes me feel better about leaving town.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 13:03 • 4 views
Laura Anne Gilman Laura Anne Gilman's blog:
Since it's been a hit the two latke parties I've brought it to, I figure I might as well post the recipe - such as it is - here for others to adopt.

6 apples (I use granny smith, but adjust for the level of sweet/tart you prefer)
2 pears (Bosc are my preferences but any will work)
1 c. water
juice of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 20:31 • 4 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
Sony's stance on THE INTERVIEW seems to take a new twist every day.

Now we are told that, yes, they are going to release the film. They are just not sure how.

Of course, this all depends on who you believe.

THE NEW YORK POST says they plan to release it on Crackle, their own streaming internet ser... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 23:58 • 30 views
Sharon Lee Sharon Lee's blog:

So, things have been rockin’ and rollin’ here at the Confusion Factory. Yesterday, we took time out from holiday prep (insert laugh track) to take Steve to the weekend clinic at Inland Hospital, where he achieved the diagnosis of bronchial pneumonia, orders to Take It Easy, and a prescription for...

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Published on December 21, 2014 07:33 • 4 views
P.C. Cast P.C. Cast's blog:
I'd like to wish all of you a blessed, magickal Solstice celebration! May you hold Light in your heart during the longest night of the year, and always! Blessed be! PC Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 12:13 • 5 views
Jennifer Estep Jennifer Estep's blog:
I know most folks will be busy with holiday and vacation stuff over the next two weeks (including yours truly). See you guys back here on Jan. 5 in the new year. I hope that all your holiday celebrations are warm, merry, and bright, and that Santa brings you lots of good books to read. Happy holi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 03:00 • 4 views
Laurell K. Hamilton Laurell K. Hamilton's blog:
Listening to Christmas carols and the ocean, as I sit outside and write to the glow of holiday lights. The windows are open behind me so the carols on the blue tooth speaker are background noise to the pounding waves. … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 21, 2014 15:49 • 5 views
Lou Anders Lou Anders's blog:
What a nice way to start the day. Aleksandra's Corner calls Frostborn "one of the best fantasy adventures I've read" and places it tied for first in theirTop 10 of 2014: Best Books I've Read in 2014! list. Aleksandra says:
Frostborn is the first book in the Thrones & Bones series, and the fas...
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Published on December 22, 2014 07:19 • 4 views
Joe Abercrombie Joe Abercrombie's blog:

I liked Dragon Age: Origins a lot when it came out way back in 2009. I’d long been a fan of Bioware’s D&D based fantasy RPGs, especially Baldur’s Gate I and II. Dragon Age seemed to introduce a new level of grittiness both moral and physical to the genre, with some interesting characters, dar...

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Published on December 21, 2014 06:07 • 13 views
Lorelei James Lorelei James's blog:


Lick or suck?


suckmycandy


#mancandymonday

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Published on December 22, 2014 05:51 • 13 views
Jaimey Grant Jaimey Grant's blog:
Death Becomes Her is free in the kindle store, Dec 21-25!Grab a copy and enjoy! ♥
The Amazon blurb:
Death Becomes Her originally appeared in InD'tale Magazine, written and published in eleven parts. It has been compiled here, with minimal changes from how each part originally appeared in that publi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 07:13 • 5 views
Michael J. Sullivan Michael J. Sullivan's blog:
Considering how few spots there are in the various "best of" lists, I'm always amazed and honored to find my books on them. Audiofile Magazine is "the source" for keeping up on books in audio and I'm thrilled that The Rose and the Thorn made their best of 2014 list.


Here's the full rundown:
The B... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 05:21 • 7 views
Java Davis Java Davis's blog:
My latest blog post on what it's like to have Russian followers.
http://theroadtripwriter.com/hello-ru...
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Published on December 22, 2014 07:19 • 34 views
Hilary West Hilary West's blog:
My latest mystery novel is out at last. 'Fraudster's Folly' is of course about fraud and its dire consequences. Ben Westbrook has just lost his mother and must decide on a career change. He decides to take a TEFL qualification at a nearby college with a view to teaching abroad, in France in fact.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 06:56 • 30 views
Jack L. Pyke Jack L. Pyke's blog:
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I'm a good way into writing Gray Matters and constantly being spun around with the twists and turns that the Don't... boys keep throwing my way. But I've got to admit, Gray... being in his pov... he has such an esoteric decadence and general way with the world that I'm completely and utterly floo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 06:41 • 5 views
Jürgen  Olschewski Jürgen Olschewski's blog:
Hello Folks!

Just wanted to mention that you can now also get a Paperback copy of ‘The Blue Box’, Signed by yours truly, directly from me, for the reasonable price of £7.99 (Inclusive of Postage).

This price is for UK customers only, at present, due to postage costs. :-) Or if somebody would

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Published on December 22, 2014 06:33 • 65 views
Chris Jane Chris Jane's blog:
Thank you, everyone who entered to receive signed copies of The Year of Dan Palace. I'm thrilled by your interest and hope you enjoy the book when it arrives.

(Speaking of which, I'm going to the post office today.

Three days before Christmas.

The post office.

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Published on December 22, 2014 06:18 • 5 views
Marta Querol Marta Querol's blog:
Este pobre rincón de reflexiones y tonterías varias lleva unos meses al ralentí ―iba a decir que como como su autora, pero la autora lo que va es demasiado acelerada a pesar de sus buenas intenciones― pero en estas fechas no quería dejar de escribir lo que siento y recordar a los que tantas veces... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 06:17 • 4 views
Cindy Samul Cindy Samul's blog:
Yay the first day of winter! To celebrate, Snowman Amuck for Kindle is free today (Dec. 22). Get it today for free, enjoy it all winter (and beyond). Snowman Amuck
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Published on December 22, 2014 06:00 • 5 views
Rusty Kuhn Rusty Kuhn's blog:
28 Days of Christmas Devotions: The Greatest Gift-The Gift of Christ

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NASB

This is probably one of the most misused verses in all of God’s word. I’ve heard Christian football players quote this verse claiming victory in the foo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 22, 2014 05:52 • 5 views
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