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Erin Bowman Erin Bowman's blog:

Thisblog has been woefully silent these past few months, but I did have a baby, so I hope you can forgive me.


I can’t believe 2014 is nearly over. I have lotsto look forward to in 2015. Baby Bowman is already growing like a weed and I’m sure there will be tons of ‘firsts’ happening in the days to...

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Published on December 17, 2014 07:00 • 1 view
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:





The Darkling had told her her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning.


She would rise.


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Published on December 17, 2014 16:30 • 3 views
Tyler Cowen Tyler Cowen's blog:

Felix Salmon writes:


Facebook’s algorithm is already working overtime on trying to slim down a virtually infinite range of possible News Feed posts to a much smaller number. A significant chunk of the NewsFeed is already ads, so in order to make it into the News Feed if you’re not an ad, you need...

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Published on December 17, 2014 11:45 • 1 view
Philip Yancey Philip Yancey's blog:

Some thirty years ago, when I lived in downtown Chicago, I wrote this reflection on my aquarium. It became a kind of parable with special significance in the Christmas season. A shorter version made its way into one of my books; here is the original.


When I look out my downtown window I see a twe...

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Published on December 17, 2014 11:16 • 8 views
Garrison Kelly Garrison Kelly's blog:
NAME: Kat Sexton
AGE: 27
OCCUPATION: Agent of the Flame
CANON: Fireball Nightmare

It happened yet again, folks: the alumni from Final Fantasy Hardcore couldn’t hold down a job after all. Deus Shadowheart, Dr. Scott Cain, Gail Reinhold, Rudiger Seran, all of those guys and more are out of work yet aga... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 22:43 • 6 views
Patty Jansen Patty Jansen's blog:

Read this is you’re unfamiliar with this Book Whirl gig


I received another call today. This time, I had my wits with me, and asked the lady (whose English is quite atrocious) how the hell they got my phone number. She started sprouting some bullshit about Whois and that my phone number is listed...

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Published on December 17, 2014 16:13 • 6 views
Colby Buzzell Colby Buzzell's blog:
Lost In America: A Dead End Journey
by Colby Buzzell

Available now on Amazon for $0.99

Link: http://amzn.com/B004XVN1LC

“A witty, fearless, sharp-eyed chronicler of America in decline. Buzzell exhibits a Henry Miller-like talent for the memorable character sketch.”
— Kirkus Reviews

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Published on December 17, 2014 22:33 • 5 views
Delia Latham Delia Latham's blog:
Dora Hiers: On My Kindle ~ Jingle Belle by Delia Latham: Purchase Link What happens when you cross an ambitious chauvinistic Italianrestaurateurwith a successful ad writer? A spectacular fir... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 10:21 • 1 view
Kim Fielding Kim Fielding's blog:

I have a colleague who’s a forensic anthropologist and gave me a tour of her bone room when she was working on a case involving the victims of serial killers. It was poignant–a shoe still contained a skeletal foot. It was also really interesting. What looks to me like a random piece of bone allow...

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Published on December 17, 2014 10:00 • 1 view
Warren Fahy Warren Fahy's blog:
Face of the Day – unknown beetle (I don't know it's name!): http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_flI_-iQAnZI...
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Published on December 17, 2014 22:10 • 6 views
George Thomas Clark George Thomas Clark's blog:
Republicans Outraged by Castro-Loving Obama

Thank God our Republican Party is now resolved to prevent the worst president in history, Barack Hussein Obama, from normalizing relations with Cuba. How dare he try to throw our nation in bed with Caribbean communists and characterize our Cuban policy... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 21:56 • 9 views
Lynette White Lynette White's blog:
The giveaway is officially started. This is your chance to win a copy of The Enemy Within and be prepared for the release of Enemy Unmasked (early 2015). https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...
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Published on December 17, 2014 21:53 • 7 views
Bradley Poage Bradley Poage's blog:
What would you do if you had a second chance to change fate. Would you take it, even if it meant selling your life for a defined, destine point when you too must give your life?

The time travel thriller, The Watchkeeper, by Bradley Poage, explores that very question and it is available free for do... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 21:42 • 32 views
Katheryn Maddox Haddad Katheryn Maddox Haddad's blog:
The scripture for today, December 18, is Hebrews 12:18ff as found in the New Testament of the Bible:

"You have not come to a mountain [Sinai] that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storms; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 21:27 • 9 views
Jeremy  Thompson Jeremy Thompson's blog:
"Find me an example of myself saying that I want to kill my neighbor in those exact words," the hero said to Carlos, whose leash the Nazis held.

And so Carlos turned to his illegally recorded spy recordings. "I never said to kill anybody," was the recording that he found.

And so he sought to edit... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 21:26 • 17 views
R. Joseph Hoffmann R. Joseph Hoffmann's blog:
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I pictured you among the lambs.
(I have memorised it: curled paisley
And every splash of wooly white)
I thought, she is the fleece itself, the purity
And the sacrifice that taketh away
The sins of the world. But I knew
That no one does that--really—not you
With your flowing hair pinned or unpinned,
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Published on December 17, 2014 21:26 • 26 views
P.S. Bartlett P.S. Bartlett's blog:
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From December 21-28, 2014!
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GENRE: Regency/Historical Romance


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Published on December 17, 2014 21:25 • 7 views
Timothy Ferriss Timothy Ferriss's blog:

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To kick things off, what is foie gras?


It can be explained with a short missive from our friend Wikipedia:


The California foie gras law, California S.B. 1520, is a California State statute that prohibits the “force feed[ing of] a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird’s liver beyond normal si...

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Published on December 17, 2014 19:28 • 1 view
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
... again.

First the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER named me the third most powerful writer in Hollywood.

And now, yes indeed, Barbara Walters has included me as one of her Ten Most Fascinating People of 2014. The third, actually. Though I am not sure the order actually matters.

LiveJournal is not letting me em... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 19:23 • 69 views
Joleene Naylor Joleene Naylor's blog:

Wholikes author interviews? Me for one, and here’s hoping you do too, because Book Goodies was kind enough to post an interview with yours truly. They had some great questions, like:


What do you think about the future of book publishing?

I think it’s only going to get harder from here. Indie publi...

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Published on December 17, 2014 04:52 • 13 views
J.C. Hart J.C. Hart's blog:

It’s that time when peoplestart to gather their thoughts on the year that was and plan ahead for what the new one will bring. I love this kind of thing, so I went digging for my goals post from the start of this year to find out what ridiculous and out there plans I made.


I was pleasantly surprise...

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Published on December 16, 2014 19:13 • 12 views
Claire Delacroix Claire Delacroix's blog:

The Warrior's Prize, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix and book #4 in the True Love Brides SeriesAnd so, I have erred. Somehow when I was uploading the final version of The Warrior’s Prize, I managed to put it on sale at iBooks. The pre-orders began to deliver today. If you only buy books once they’re live for sale, it’s right here.


This isn’t an epic issue—it just means that you will get an...

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Published on December 17, 2014 13:57 • 11 views
Josh Lesnick Josh Lesnick's blog:


What hilarious presents did Wendy give Skippy this year?

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Published on December 16, 2014 14:46 • 6 views
S.G. Rogers S.G. Rogers's blog:

dec17-fb-bannerThree more freebie goodies for your stocking, from Musa Publishing!


guardinghisheart-200Guarding His Heart (Paranormal)



On an island where paranormals walk secretly among humans, can Trevor trust his heart and his secret to a human woman?


School teacher Cassidy Sinclair’s sanity is questioned after claiming to see her...

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Published on December 17, 2014 04:00 • 5 views
Jane Friedman Jane Friedman's blog:
Requesting permission

wilhei55 / via Flickr


If you’re an author in the unenviableposition of requesting permissions for your book, then one of the first things you’ll probably need is a standard permissions letter request form.


Just about every traditional publisher provides their authors with such a form(be sure to as...

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Published on December 17, 2014 02:00 • 10 views
Linda Kage Linda Kage's blog:
My very good friend, IVY BATEMAN, has a new release I'd like to brag about today, if you don't mind! I don't know how she manages to always mix the fanciful with realism, butshe pulls it off beautiful! Pure talent, I guess. So without further ado,congratulations toIvy for releasing:

The Art of Fa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 03:00 • 11 views
Isabell Lawless Isabell Lawless's blog:
I'm about to do a book blog tour with interviews, giveaways, gifts, and other fun things. What questions would you like to see in the author interview? What gifts except for my book would you as a reader enjoy getting... if you win? Thanks to all. I'm still having a blast writing and promoting no... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 19:48 • 13 views
Jessica Zafra Jessica Zafra's blog:
Cuttlefish in ink and spicy cabbage at Le Servan. Credit Edouard Sepulchre Restaurant Report: Le Servan, Iya’s daughter’s restaurant.
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Published on December 16, 2014 22:07 • 6 views
Jim Ottaviani Jim Ottaviani's blog:
It's finally getting cold again, and I'm staying
inside and reading more. You might also plan to spend extra time
indoors in the next few weeks. Or months. We'll see what the Polar Vortex has to say about that. So in case you wondered, here
are the best books I read in 2014, complete with
my brie... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 16, 2014 19:18 • 7 views
Bart D. Ehrman Bart D. Ehrman's blog:

In my previous post I started to talk about why scholars recognize that 2 Thessalonians is (or appears to be) by a different author than 1 Thessalonians. There are actually lots of reasons, as I will show in subsequent posts, but for now I’m simply giving my discussion as found in my trade book F...

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Published on December 17, 2014 06:48 • 5 views
Rachel Neumeier Rachel Neumeier's blog:

Here’s an interesting post on Philip K Dick, over at tor.com. This bit, a quote from Dick himself, is what caught my eye:


“I used to dig in the garden, and there isn’t anything fantastic or ultradimensional about crab grass…unless you are a sf writer, in which case, pretty soon you’re viewing cra...

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Published on December 16, 2014 14:03 • 6 views
Marie Brennan Marie Brennan's blog:

Antelope Medallion

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This work by http://www.swantower.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Maybe it’s a gazelle? I don’t know; I can’t tell my ungulates apart. It’s some kind of four-legged creature with horns, and it is one of the countless anima...

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Published on December 17, 2014 08:00 • 1 view
Helen Hollick Helen Hollick's blog:

The Christmas Season
(whatever your belief or religion)is the time for merry-making and parties… So come back on the 20th December
and join some wonderful authors
(and their characters) for an Online Virtual Party
and averitable feast of entertainment!(Anda few giveaway prizes!)

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Published on December 17, 2014 10:27 • 14 views
Eloisa James Eloisa James's blog:

» A holiday treat! Four Nights with the DukeEloisa just posted the complete prologue ofFour Nights with the Duke for you to enjoy. The last line is a cliff-hanger, so be sure to check back next month and see whether Mia can keep her promise! In the meantime, check one more thing off your holiday lists and pre-order Four...

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Published on December 17, 2014 12:22 • 6 views
Amy Lane Amy Lane's blog:
Dear animals--

I understand you have the need to dominate my time every single waking moment of the day.

I mean, who could blame you?

I am fat and warm, and fun to sleep on-- I see that now.

When I am not sitting still, you know, trying to work, I am doing entertaining things like trying to cook, o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 16, 2014 23:59 • 19 views
James Gurney James Gurney's blog:
Today we continue with Episode Six of the serialized podcast ofDinotopia: A Land Apart from Time.To listen, click the orange play button below, orfollow the link to the Soundcloud file.


Are there meateaters in Dinotopia? You bet! And in this episode we see what happens when you encounter them.

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Published on December 17, 2014 06:02 • 11 views
R.J. Scott R.J. Scott's blog:
Cover Art by Meredith Russell
The Book

For Jesse Connor, Christmas is nothing but a series of bad memories. It takes a man imbued with the spirit of Christmas to help him realize that the Christmas spirit lies in everyone. If they only know where to look.

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Published on December 17, 2014 19:00 • 22 views
Morgan Shores Morgan Shores's blog:
We're in the final editing stages of book II in The Balance Series. Spirit has been working and we have been doing a lot of teaching in our service to Creator. We would like to say thank you for your reviews good and not so good. We enjoy reading them and do take them as a learning tool. As we st... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 19:18 • 30 views
E. Cee Kalie E. Cee Kalie's blog:
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