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Gail Carriger Gail Carriger's blog:
Gentle Reader, please welcome Clare P to our little assembly. Some time ago Clare wrote an essay on Alexia and I asked if I might showcase it here. Sadly it has been too long since I made that request, but I found it hiding out in my pending file and brushed it off. I hope you enjoy her offering,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 08:13 • 1 view
Martha Wells Martha Wells's blog:
I need to do a Comicpalooza report, but wanted to say real quick that Stories of the Raksura I: the Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud is on sale now for $1.99 on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Raksura-Falling-World-Indigo-ebook/dp/B00KK6BJJU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 and Nook http:... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 05:06 • 1 view
Laurell K. Hamilton Laurell K. Hamilton's blog:
All of us are built upon the bones of the dead. The experiences of loss are part of what make us who we are. We talk about survivors, but if the tragedy is large enough, painful enough, traumatic enough, then … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 13:04 • 1 view
Lorelei James Lorelei James's blog:

More than just a little drool worthy–and the tats ain’t bad either.

crawling

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Published on May 25, 2015 08:01 • 6 views
Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold's blog:
Pat Wrede and Pamela Dean have put together a volume of their Liavek tales, some old, a few new.

https://ganxy.com/i/102292/patricia-c...

As there have been several new audiences cycle through since these last came out, this definitely qualifies for "everything old is made new again." Check it out!... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 10:41 • 9 views
S. Jane Sloat S. Jane Sloat's blog:
Listened to: I’ll Keep It With Mine, one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs, in honor of his birthday
Watched: This spoof on women fending off compliments
Inside: Dog hair city
Outside: That time of year when the wisteria rhymes with hysteria
Read: Wislawa Szymborska’s “The Kindness of the Blind
Wrote: L... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 14:32 • 2 views
Ed Lynskey Ed Lynskey's blog:
SMOKING ON MOUNT RUSHMORE: 16 Smoking on Mount Rushmore 16 Selected & New Short Stories by Ed Lynskey Crime Stories is on Memorial Day sale for 99 cents. http://amazon.com/dp/B00AY2VW1A
Smoking on Mount Rushmore: Selected & New Short Stories assembles 16 stories (55,000 words), most of them published from 2000-2010 by Ed Lynskey. The crime fiction first appeared... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 10:29 • 34 views
Christine M. Lloyd Christine M. Lloyd's blog:
On Friday, the Railroad had a ceremony honoring the veterans, and those who served and died in various wars. There was a little parade, bagpipes were played, and speeches made. As I stood there in the blazing sunlight, a soft wind rippling the flags in our hands and sitting at half mast on the po... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 10:23 • 4 views
Raegan Butcher Raegan Butcher's blog:
Stars & Stripes Forever

both of my grandfathers
fought in WWII

one saw Europe from inside
a Sherman tank

the other hit France
at the end of a silk
parachute

both were wounded
both survived

the tank driver died
after a lifetime
of Pall malls, Chesterfields, and Camels

the Nazis didn't get him
R.J Reynolds... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 10:21 • 31 views
Hilary West Hilary West's blog:
This book was a delight. It was full of the atmosphere that is Iceland; the geysers, the mudholes, the sulphur baths and of course the snow. Set against this wonderful backdrop Aileen Nowatzki builds her drama. A leading academic has been murdered, Marta Pedersdottir, and Bev and Brian, two Ameri... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 10:11 • 22 views
Julie Anne Lindsey Julie Anne Lindsey's blog:
A lot has happened over the past six months. Seriously. Like, a whole lot. As a result, I've fallen away from blogging in favor of making contracted deadlines and self-imposed ones.

Busy busy busy

My stress level is creeping toward insanity levels, but insanity is my sweet spot.



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Published on May 25, 2015 10:06 • 3 views
Abby McCarthy Abby McCarthy's blog:
Hurt You releases tomorrow!! So Wreck You and Fight you are on sale for one week only for 99 cents!! Fight You has only been on sale one other time so pick this up!! These books can all be read as stand-alones and in any order!! Check them out!!!
Fight You http://amzn.to/1FgJPFZ
Wreck You http://a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 10:02 • 16 views
Julie Eberhart Painter Julie Eberhart Painter's blog:
JOB YEAR

So far, this has been the year of “Job”, as in unlucky Job, biblical Job, being –tested Job. I won’t innumerate the major interruptions, disruption and frustrations, but believe me some days I just wait for the locusts and think to h*** with it.

My publisher, Champagnebooks.com, has invite... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 10:05 • 29 views
Stacey Marie Brown Stacey Marie Brown's blog:
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Published on May 25, 2015 09:25 • 42 views
Donald J. Bingle Donald J. Bingle's blog:
Top Ten Ways Californians Are Wasting Water During The Drought

Number 10: Still drinking scotch on the rocks instead of neat.

Number 9: Not closing any of the three million Starbucks locations statewide.

Number 8: Crying at weddings.

Number 7: Crying during divorces.

Number 6: Peeing a little during r... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 09:18 • 26 views
Justin Wilkerson Justin Wilkerson's blog:
On this day, I wanted to craft a masterful, memorable, heartfelt piece of writing which properly thanks our troops for their service, but there is no such thing. There is no such way to properly express the gratitude that every soldier deserves.

On this day, I think of my visits to Pearl Harbor, a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 09:12 • 15 views
Terry   Lloyd Terry Lloyd's blog:
Authors that have made an impression on me, every one of them taken to heart, this is my loved author list in no particular order...

The earphones crackled and sprang into life as an urgent voice screamed the command. “Dive, dive roll and turn Ginger you have a Messerschmitt on your tail!”
A few m... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 09:01 • 25 views
Katherine Harbour Katherine Harbour's blog:
We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni
We Hear the Dead
Maggie and Kate Fox, in turn-of-the-century New York, become the first celebrity mediums after they stage a prank that soon makes them famous. This fictional account of the true story of two fascinating young women reminded me of Little Women in its depiction of their dramatic li... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 08:30 • 28 views
K.E. Page K.E. Page's blog:
This is the part of writing I find most difficult. This is probably not unusual. The fun is getting the ideas together, plotting, making it all fit together. For Choose Yr Future - my second novel - I am now passed that point. All of the events are now written. What is needed now is a keen eye an... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 08:29 • 18 views
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
I hope all of my American friends and readers have been enjoying a tranquil Memorial Day holiday, and that everyone else is enjoying a sunny weekend—yes, even in Wales, where the sun does shine occasionally. I have been trying to remember if I’ve ever celebrated a Memorial Day weekend in which we... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 08:13 • 13 views
Jane Davitt Jane Davitt's blog:
Closing the Loop my BDSM romance set on a gay cruise is now available from Riptide and every other place you can buy books. Full list, with buy links, excerpt, and all the fun stuff is here:

http://www.janedavitt.com/ClosingLoop...

And today kicks off the blog tour. Want a signed paperback copy of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 07:59 • 10 views
Mark  Gordon Mark Gordon's blog:
WIN A SIGNED REVIEW COPY OF THE SNAIL'S CASTLE
FROM MAY 25-30.

READ THIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NOVEL OF ROMANCE, LUST, AMBITION, AND REDEMPTION. A STORY SET AT A UNIVERSITY IN 1960s MONTREAL THAT PITS STUDENT AGAINST PROFESSOR.

"YES," ONE READER SAID,"I DID GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO READ A... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 07:57 • 8 views
Brenda Tetreault Brenda Tetreault's blog:
So sorry for the span of time between posts. I've been rather busy writing the new Nightshade book and with a few things in my personal life. (More on that in the next post, I promise!)

As I said, I've been writing the new Nightshade novel, and If you take a quick look, you'll find the place holde... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 07:47 • 29 views
Lucinda Race Lucinda Race's blog:
Hello Again,

Memorial Day 2015 is upon us. Traditionally, in the northeast, it’s the signal to plant vegetable gardens and fill the flowerpots with an abundance of color and fragrance. This year the weather isn’t cooperating. The days are cool and the nights are colder still. My dear husband and I... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 07:21 • 20 views
Sydney Landon Sydney Landon's blog:
Mended is now available. Pick up your copy today for the special price of $2.99!
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Published on May 25, 2015 07:14 • 6 views
Mary Papas Mary Papas's blog:
No reader likes the same characters.
(Yay!)
No author likes the same characters.
(Yay!)

However, there are some characters that noone likes. (or to be more specific, very few people like). All those fictional characters have some things in common.

1) Wannabe Victims

Seriously. Who likes characters th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 06:55 • 24 views
Ronald Malfi Ronald Malfi's blog:
Just over a decade after its initial publication, my first horror novel, The Fall of Never, will be released as an audio book next month.

--RM
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Published on May 25, 2015 06:54 • 7 views
Jessie L. Jones Jessie L. Jones's blog:
May 25, 2015. Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember our veterans who gave their lives serving our country. War is a hideous thing; it destroys. I challenge you to visit the Vietnam War Memorial located in Washington, DC and see the thousands of names printed on the wall. Every name r... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 06:36 • 3 views
A.A. Schenna A.A. Schenna's blog:
Writing tips from a newbie writer
Many thanks to Kathi, Tracy, Cynthia, Judi and Carla
Part 3

1) Focus on the story and your characters. If they need further development, don’t waste your time, Do it!

2) Always check POV.

3) Omniscient voice: confusing!

4) Never forget emotions, readers want to see the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 06:33 • 60 views
Haim Kadman Haim Kadman's blog:
Her ex bodyguard
The Remote Control Job
An excerpt
At the other end of the apartment, in his room Andrei Rosier, Nicole's house agent sat slumped and rather gloomy in an armchair, smoking a cigarette; after having contacted Center through his tiny radio-transmitter, as he had just a few moments earl... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 06:09 • 29 views
Alberto  Rodríguez Alberto Rodríguez's blog:
La Magia era como un portal que se abría al niño elegido para recibir sus dones

La Magia evolucionó desde los tiempos de Talamun, convirtiéndose en un proceso cambiante que, según los propios Magos, sigue sus propias reglas. Esta afirmación, que parece un tanto ambigua a priori, es bastante exact... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 00:23 • 4 views
Linda Maye Adams Linda Maye Adams's blog:

Even with something like breakfast, which seems simple, the Army had its own way of doing things. Once we got done with physical training (PT), we had 90 minutes to eat and get dressed. Some of the married soldiers went home to eat and change. For the soldiers living in the barracks, we came back...

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Published on May 25, 2015 03:24 • 5 views
C.B. Archer C.B. Archer's blog:

This week for Flash Fiction we decided that the word was Forrests. Well, they decided to write abut Forests, I wrote about Forrests. We had all week to write it, which allowed me time to research, but otherwise we only were allowed 15 minutes to write.


Forrests

“Oh god, not this again.” Mars Sr. sa...

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Published on May 24, 2015 20:11 • 4 views
Bianca D'Arc Bianca D'Arc's blog:
descriptionThat's right! Matt is scheduled for an August 18th release and you can pre-order the book now from:

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1FIH0Of
Nook: http://bit.ly/1RaA8Lx
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1BheL1L
Release Date: 8/18/15
Reserve yours today!

And since you probably realize I kind of stink at navigating Goodre... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 06:00 • 10 views
Leah Williams Leah Williams's blog:

That’s not weird at all, bb!! I am so glad you were able to extricate yourself from someone like that. You’re a brave, amazing person. Thank u for the kind message, truly.

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Published on January 25, 2015 16:36 • 2 views
Sasha Holden Sasha Holden's blog:
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I could feel his body strengthen

inside me as he moved

in and out at pace

my hips now in the groove

he then began to slow

his face now tightening up

his mouth speaking somewhat slowly

about to let it out

I begged him for his juice

his soft beautiful cream

as arching back I writhed and bucked

with pleasur...

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Published on May 24, 2015 13:45 • 5 views
Avelyn Paige Avelyn Paige's blog:
I wanted to pop in and say Happy Memorial Day to my U.S. fans. This weekend is not only for spending time with our families and friends eating and drinking together, but for remember the loved ones we've lost and the men and women who laid down their lives to keep our country free. As the first M... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 20:55 • 5 views
Matt Cary Williams Matt Cary Williams's blog:


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Published on May 20, 2015 21:42 • 7 views
Nuno Nepomuceno Nuno Nepomuceno's blog:

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Após um ano de ausência, estarei de regresso à Feira do Livro de Lisboa nos próximos dias 7 e 13 de Junho (anunciei via Twitter o dia 6 inicialmente, mas, por questões pessoais, tive de reagendar para 7). Fiz a minha estreia em 2013, curiosamente também com duas sessões, na altura no stand da Bo...

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Published on May 24, 2015 08:54 • 2 views
R. Frederick Riddle R. Frederick Riddle's blog:
While the practice of decorating soldiers' graves with flowers is an ancient custom, soldiers' graves were decorated in the U.S. before and during the American Civil War. It is also known as Decoration Day.

Here is a brief history:
•In 1906 the first Civil War soldier's grave ever decorated was in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 05:51 • 29 views
Paula C. Moss Paula C. Moss's blog:
I now have the revised cover for 'The Widow's Tale.' I'd be interested in what people think - Is this an improvement on the previous cover? It is meant to depict the arrival of the hero Nate Weatherall in Lottie's world on the Yorkshire Moors.

New cover versus old cover



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Published on May 24, 2015 08:29 • 7 views
O.E. Boroni O.E. Boroni's blog:
Hello dear readers, today I bring you updates! *Drumroll* It’s nothing terribly exciting, but I am happy to share. As is written everywhere on this site, my debut novel -The Beginning of Never- will be released on the 28th of … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 03, 2015 21:36 • 6 views
Louisa Leontiades Louisa Leontiades's blog:
I grew uppart of a social world, which assessed your worth of inclusion by the clothes you wore, the music you listened to, your accomplishments and your hobbies. Although academic work was important, it was not indicative of your class status. Anicely elocuted recital ofKeats or a charming rendi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 03:27 • 6 views
Robert  Enright Robert Enright's blog:
So after being overwhelmed by the positive reaction to my debut novel, One by One, I was pumped up to jump into writing again. I had finished writing the book in December and had 3 months of edits, rewrites, promotional stuff etc. But now I could finally get right back to what I love most.....wri... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 05:42 • 32 views
Barbara  Ross Barbara Ross's blog:

by Barb, who has a book due–okay actually this book due–June 1 (Ulp!)


Look what just showed up on Amazon. (This is the first I’m seeing it, too.)


Foggedinncover


What do you think?


Would you buy this book?


Do you see the inspiration from this Pinterest board?


What do you think the story is about? (Note: If y...

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Published on May 25, 2015 02:09 • 8 views
Lea Hart Lea Hart's blog:

I’m so looking forward to seeing this documentary about the world of Romance readers and writers. It’s coming to the Los Angeles Film Festival at the end of this month. Take a look and tell me what you think……


Love Between the Covers Trailer from Laurie Kahn on Vimeo.



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Published on May 24, 2015 12:35 • 7 views
Mike  Dawson Mike Dawson's blog:














Gremlins is a slasher film where Billy Peltzer and his mother are the maniac killers. Four gremlins are gruesomely murdered. Spike is the Final Girl who escapes with his life, and finally manages to turn the tables on the humans.

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Published on May 24, 2015 07:05 • 2 views
Mike Figliuolo Mike Figliuolo's blog:
Performance review ratings can be tricky business. No one likes to hand out low ratings but no one wants grade inflation either. Here are 5 ways you can prevent grad inflation from happening. Today’s post is by Victor Prince, one of our thoughtLEADERS instructors and co-author of Lead Inside the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 04:02 • 2 views
Catherine     Marshall Catherine Marshall's blog:
So here I am - here I was - fully grown-up, married for three decades, children grown and gone but in regular contact, doing a job I find tedious in the extreme to help pay bills and the mortgage which looms over us yet, paddling about in the sea-froth of self-publishing

and I hear that two of my... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2015 05:34 • 8 views
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