Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet
This is the 5th instalment in Ms Cochet's THIRDS series. If you haven't read them yet, please do! One of the best shifter series out there. Seriously addicting.
As the fiercest Defense Age... Read more of this blog post »
Many thanks to everyone who entered the Queen of Fire giveaway. Also thanks for the all the kind comments in the emails and apologies for not being able to respond to everyone individually. Without further ado, the randomly selected winners are:
1st place: Jared Pannell, winning a signed, lined an...Read more of this blog post »
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Hello all! Welcome to the cover reveal event for Against The Grain, the fifth book in the THIRDS series.
It releases on August 3, 2015, published by Dreamspinner Press.
As the fiercest Defense Agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delt...Read more of this blog post »
J.A. Jance with Bill Farley of the Seattle Mystery Bookstore, December 21, 2013.
I’ve just spent eight hours of my life signing tip-in sheets for Dance of the Bones. What that means is, the publisher sent 3200 title pages to autograph. It took eight hours total—six yesterday and two today. I wor...Read more of this blog post »
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Από το 2012 κι ύστερα, οι εκλογές που γίνονται σ' αυτή τη χώρα είναι υπέροχες. Θαυμάσιες. Για πρώτη φορά στην ιστορία της Γ' Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας -ίσως για πρώτη φορά γενικότερα-, οι Έλληνες πολίτες ψηφίζουν τόσο ελεύθερα και ανεμπόδιστα σύμφωνα με ό,τι υπάρχει μέσα στο κεφάλι τους. Έτσι ολόκ...Read more of this blog post »
This weekend, as we celebrate the founding of our great nation, I want to encourage you to pray for our country. Not just a hit-0r-miss, occasional prayer, but consistent, concentrated prayer. Not for political agendas, but for people.
To this end, my dear friend Lisa Holmes and I have been meet...Read more of this blog post »
The first chapter of Veiled is now up on this site in extract form! You can read it here.
Back in the UK after several weeks of travel. I’m dealing with various non-writing things, and in the meantime I’m working on the edits for Burned and figuring out plans for Alex Verus #8.Read more of this blog post »
Where do stories come from? One of my favorite topics when speaking to readers is where writers get their ideas and how to turn ideas into stories.
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There’s nothing worse for a writer than missing a deadline. For Griffin Montgomery, his failure to do what he loves comes at a blow. He didn’t understand how it was affecting his life until his well-meaning family intercedes. His sisters have hired h...Read more of this blog post »
Reddit is in flames. I can only see one way out of it that preserves the site’s unique value.
I say this as an old man who loves Reddit despite being way outside its main demographic. Of course there are outrageously objectionable subreddits—topical discussion boards—but you don’t have to visit th...Read more of this blog post »
“Here’s where we add the “arguably not metal” disclaimer. Locrian have
long occupied a peculiar space in extreme music, their innovative and
avant garde sound having roots in noise, industrial, dark ambient and
shoegaze. But it’s definitely he...
I encourage you to read through this great post by Kevin DeYoung, then consider sharing it. I also highly recommend Kevin's recent excellent book What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?
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40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags
For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s Su...
This is a Celebration by my good friend and author blogger,Nikita Jonhri. I’m in it, and lots of my favorite authors are too, so you know it’s going to be good! The contest lasts the month of July so you have plenty of chances to win! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...Read more of this blog post »
Good luck! And, as always, please contact me directly if you'd like a PDF for free.
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Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary and that means that Victor and I havebeen married for 19 years.
15 years was giant metal chickens and I think 17 years was when I rented thatsloth and a tiny kangaroo to surprise Victor in our living room (he was very surprised) but I didn’t know what to do for...Read more of this blog post »
All good questions, and the answers are: sometimes, if you're diligent, and sorry, wish I did. But for those who are out there searching, or who have a group that may not be functio... Read more of this blog post »
YAY!! It's FriYAY!!! Congratulations winners!! YOU have one week to claim your prize by emailing me through my contact page on my website.
Monday's winner of the garden fun pack: Mary Richardson
Tasty Tuesday Winner: Peggy and roman holiday cocktail!
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CAN A SINGLE MEMORY SAVE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE YOU LOVE?
Annie Doyle believes the answer is yes, but will she find it in time?
Fifty years of memories are hidden in the walls of the loft. Now Ophelia Browne is l...Read more of this blog post »
Just wanted to say that a new book is available on Amazon.com. "To Nowhere" is a young adult book about a young woman named Lyris who is suddenly thrust into another world where giants are no longer creatures from fairy tales.
Any takers? Any one out there looking for something differe... Read more of this blog post »
(Pictured from left to right: Top; Scott Goudsward, Peter Dudar, Josiah Pitchforth, and Duane E. Coffill. Bottom: Dale Phillips, Katherine Silva)
This past weekend, I battled hordes of cosplaying people and visited Port-Con, an annual convention celebrating geek culture in South Portland. Thi...Read more of this blog post »
Why is it when I finally have time to myself one of the family (mainly the kids) has to come and annoy the crap out of me?... Read more of this blog post »
Chapter 1 & 2
The Clown Gods Are Laughing Out Loud
Seven year old, Evangeline Murphy was in her bedroom she shared with her twin sister, with the door closed, cupping her ears with her hands, cring... Read more of this blog post »
They call her the Queen of the Outcasts. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world-unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave-subject to the whims of all. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words, peace from the brutal word aroun...Read more of this blog post »
Lucas’s warning was in my thoughts when I heard a Tick-tock, tick-tock sound; a clock was ticking nearby to the beat of my heart. I hadn’t yet opened my eyes; the feeling of being burned alive crowded my mind. The stench of burning flesh was etched into my memory forever. My life as Summer... Read more of this blog post »
Your kitchen: Get used to it.
Have you lived through a house renovation and lived to tell about it? Did your marriage almost fall apart after living in a ripped up house for a year or so? Have you had it up to here with construction guys showing up at your house at 7 am 5 days a week for months a...Read more of this blog post »
After almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfrie... Read more of this blog post »
A full case history in the order in which they were originally written:
1) JULIUS KATZ, originally published in the Sept/Oct 2009 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Shamus & Derringer award winner, 3rd place in Ellery Queen's Readers Choice Award, honorable mention in Best American Myste... Read more of this blog post »
For the past couple of years, our pastor has issued a challenge to read through Proverbs during July. Thirty-one days in the month, thirty-one chapters in the book. It is a very straight-forward, practical book about living out faith – and the consequences that come when we don’t.
Here’s what I h...Read more of this blog post »
Five HOT 1Night Stand stories by Jessica E. Subject about sexy heroes from other planets.
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What do a librarian, a nurse, a director’s assistant, a housekeeper, and an orphan have in common? They all end up spending an evening with a gorgeous stranger. But, will one night lead to more, or will th...
Just stopping by to let you know that the pre-order for, Porn Star, is now available at Amazon. This book is released on July 6th, and it is a standalone. :-)
Jason is known as Bone Harder, a porn star with a ten inch dic...Read more of this blog post »
WRITE THE BOOKS I LOVE AND PUBLISH THEM WITH AMAZON.
THE SAME THING I’VE DONE SINCE THE BEGINNING.
Somehow this has worked for me amidst all of the changes, controversy, new programs, tweaks to the programs and g...Read more of this blog post »
I spent last weekend at Bovington Tank Museum, attending Tank Fest 2015. For those who aren’t aware, Tank Fest is an annual event, where the museum brings out a selection of vehicles and has them drive around the arena. It’s a chance to see the vehicles running, rather than stationary in a displa...Read more of this blog post »
My first attempt at jewellery: bronze and silver rings featuring one of my favourite obsessions, the bauta mask. This is also my first go at a patina. I used liver of sulphur and got quite varied effects. The first two rows are bronze and the rest are silver (the first silver row is polished back...Read more of this blog post »
That's when I realized how very tired I was. You know? It's like doing a lot of physical work and not realizing how tired you are until you... Read more of this blog post »
I forgot I said that. :)
To live through the zombie apocalypse they have to survive each other first.
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Thank you, Keira Andrews, for a kickass zombie apocalypse book!… Andrews builds a world that’s familiar and before our eyes transforms it int...
You’re probably going to think I’m making something out of nothing, but this bugged me enough to write a post, so . . .
I get quite a few emails from strangers – readers asking when the next book’s out (I’m working on it, I promise!), moms who want to know if my stories are an age-appropriate gift...Read more of this blog post »
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