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Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
Here is your Saturday excerpt from “Quest for the Red Sapphire. Enjoy.
“It is safe, Anvar. You can come out of the corner.” In the far corner of the deck, between a chimney and wall, came the sight of a small orange light. After having puffed his pipe, Anvar exited the shadows and walked over to h... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 20:39 • 1 view
Helene Cardona Helene Cardona's blog:
The Friends of the Claremont Library proudly present a reading by Hélène Cardona and John FitzGerald, reading from their new books, Dreaming my Animal Selves and Favorite Bedtime Stories, respectively.

As always, this event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided, and poets w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 20:36 • 24 views
John     Fitzgerald John Fitzgerald's blog:
The Friends of the Claremont Library proudly present a reading by Hélène Cardona and John FitzGerald, reading from their new books, Dreaming my Animal Selves and Favorite Bedtime Stories, respectively.

As always, this event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided, and poets w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 20:27 • 29 views
Golden Keyes Parsons Golden Keyes Parsons's blog:

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The Renewed Heart – Part 2
Matters of the Heart Series

Are you working hard for Jesus, but have left your first love?In the Book of Revelation, Jesus complimented the church at Ephesus. He knew they had worked hard, persevered and not grown weary in their work for Him. However, he had a word of a...

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Published on August 21, 2014 12:46 • 4 views
Leigh Carron Leigh Carron's blog:

Provocative Contemporary Romance

One reader calls today’s highly-entertaining read, FAT GIRL (A Provocative Romance) by Leigh Carron, “…one HOT, emotional, and all-around EXCELLENT contemporary romance!” The first book in this provocative two-part series about love and self-acceptance now boasts...

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Published on August 22, 2014 14:12 • 1 view
Maddie Dawson Maddie Dawson's blog:
Okay, so I don't really have a kid going off to college this year, but I wrote this a few years ago when I did. So this is for all of you who this week are packing up your car (and what's left of your heart) and getting ready for the Big Goodbye. Trust me, it's going to be okay.


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Published on August 22, 2014 20:02 • 12 views
Patricia A. Knight Patricia A. Knight's blog:
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To launch Pre-Orders ofHERS TO CLAIM, Book 4 in the Verdantia Series,I am offering a $119.00 Kindle Paperwhite for $2.99, and GIVING AWAY signed bookmarks and an autographed paperback copy of each title in the series: Hers To Command, Hers To Choose &... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 17:43 • 3 views
Marcha A. Fox Marcha A. Fox's blog:

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Avoid adverbs and adjectives whenever possible. For example, rather than saying, He walked slowly say, He strolled or He dragged his feet. Using exactly the right word brings clarity and moves the story along more quickly. Verbs are powerful; use them properly and they strengthen your writing.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 12:14 • 1 view
Nicholas  C. Rossis Nicholas C. Rossis's blog:
Athens is very hot today. We have reached temperatures in the upperthirties(100 F) while the weather service is promising new …

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Published on August 21, 2014 22:00 • 2 views
Becky    Johnson Becky Johnson's blog:
2 out of 5 stars

This book wasn't all bad. The suspense story line was good. Fast moving. Nice twists and turns. Betrayal, explosions, car chases. Everything you could ask for in a suspense novel. I found the characters cliché, and I have never met a four year old as clear headed as Tyler. He must... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 21, 2014 19:46 • 5 views
Denise Drespling Denise Drespling's blog:
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photo from Flickr via Creative Commons from BasicGov



Sometimes I think about giving up.


It’s usually one of those days where, for whatever reason, I’ve encountered some form of rejection (or perceived rejection) in regards to my writing.


But not always. It’s just as easy to think my book is awesome...

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Published on August 22, 2014 05:00 • 1 view
Mardi Maxwell Mardi Maxwell's blog:
$0.99 cents for To Love and Obey for a limited time at Amazon. If you've been wondering what all the buzz is about then here's your chance to read the first book in this series for only .99 cents. The sale ends September 14, 2014.

If you love romance, suspense, hot guys and sassy women as well as... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 19:41 • 13 views
Dalia Rehab Dalia Rehab's blog:
يومان طويلان، والكثير من التفاصيل، أبسطها أنني لم أنعم بقسطي من الكسل السبوعي المحبب، ولكن هذا لا يضايقتي، فالتجربة و التفاصيل تستحق كل الارهاق الذي أشعر به، لكن لو أن الصداع يتوقف! ، لو أنني استطيع ببساطة النوم دون التفكير؟ لو أنني أستطيع الثرثرة هنا دون أن يخل ذلك بما في جعبتي من نص لم يكتب بعد... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 13:41 • 8 views
Eleanor Gustafson Eleanor Gustafson's blog:

No, that’s not a spelling mistake. Read on.


I am a Gustafson. Before marriage I was an Emmans. My father’s middle name was Titus, named after his mother’s maiden name.


Titus. Hold that name.


A week ago, Jim and I visited a cemetery in Hackettstown NJ. Atop a modest rise we found a dramatic monumen...

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Published on August 22, 2014 06:16 • 3 views
Don Lively Don Lively's blog:
Starting today, and for a week, The Social Event Kindle ebook is £0.99 at Amazon.co.uk. That is 50% off. If you are a reader of Dystopian fiction then you will want to investigate this, at the very least. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 19:26 • 11 views
Blak Rayne Blak Rayne's blog:
Welcome to BRB, everyone! My guest today is an author of mixed talent. She writes in several genres and she's good at it. So, let's get the interview started. It's great to have you here today, Ashley. Thank you for stopping by! :) What genre do your currently write? And, is
there a genre you'd li... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 21, 2014 23:01 • 3 views
Lisa Anne Morris Lisa Anne Morris's blog:

What is the deal with Republicans refusing to raise the minimum wage? Oh yeah…I forgot. They aren’t interested in us slaves. Just let us work for the privilege of having a roof over our heads, and maybe we can eat.


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Published on August 21, 2014 18:45 • 1 view
Kevin R. Doyle Kevin R. Doyle's blog:
Issue #26 of Night to Dawn magazine is out, which includes my short story "By the Screened-in Back Porch." It can be found at B&N, Amazon and Lulu, but the direct link to the publication info is here: http://bloodredshadow.com/about/night.... Problem is, this now leaves me with no original sh... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 19:17 • 7 views
Nic Starr Nic Starr's blog:

I wanted to share this video because of itsreally important message. You may havealready seen it because its been around for a while but I hadn’t (thanks for Sara York who shared on FB and brought it to my attention).


The song is beautiful and sad.



Do take the time to read the message at the end of...

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Published on August 21, 2014 14:00 • 7 views
Aidan Moher Aidan Moher's blog:
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I’m glad to see that artist Larry Rostant is giving Lara Croft some work while she’s in between installments of Tomb Raider. The Skull Throne will hit store shelves on March 24, 2015 from Del Rey.


The post Cover Art for The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett appeared first on A Dribble of Ink.


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Published on August 21, 2014 17:01 • 6 views
Scarlett Finn Scarlett Finn's blog:

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We all spend so much time thinking about what is not done, “You didn’t take out the trash,” “you forgot to buy milk…” etc. that we so often fail to notice the things that are done.

Taking things for granted in life is something we have all been guilty of. That’s why so often praise or gratitude...

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Published on August 22, 2014 04:20 • 11 views
Meda White Meda White's blog:
I always enjoy learning about the writing process of other authors. When I first began reading craft books and taking classes several years ago, I thought I was doing it wrong. What I’ve learned is there’s no one way or … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 08:59 • 6 views
W.S. Long W.S. Long's blog:








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OUAT Men doing the Ice Bucket Challenge


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Published on August 21, 2014 20:20 • 1 view
Lee Horbachewski Lee Horbachewski's blog:
The sudden passing of Robin Williams has affected me more than I have let on. The details of Robin’s death initially led to nightmares of my own suicide attempts, a deep sadness for the loss of such a brilliant man, and also the negativity surrounding his passing. I have found myself jump around... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 01:12 • 4 views
Rick Steves Rick Steves's blog:

While Oslo and Bergen are the big draws for tourists, Norway is first and foremost a place of unforgettable natural beauty. There’s a certain mystique about the “land of the midnight sun,” but you’ll enjoy the most scenic travel thrills per mile, minute, and dollar by going west from Oslo rather...

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Published on August 22, 2014 12:44 • 3 views
C.J. Burright C.J. Burright's blog:

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I am so thrilled to be a part of my friend and fellow Georgia McBride Media Group author Lisa Cresswell’s cover reveal for her upcomingbook, Vessel! Ain’t it a beauty? Stay with me, people – there’s a giveaway going on at the end of the post!


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The sun exploded on On April 18, 2112 in a Class X s...

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Published on August 22, 2014 05:00 • 9 views
A.J.  Adams A.J. Adams's blog:

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(As I am walking through the store a customer approaches me from the electronics section holding a DVD of an old classic film.)


Customer: “Excuse me, young lady. I have a question about this movie?”


Me: “Yes, sir?”


Customer: “Is it alive?”


Me: “I’m… I’m sorry but I don’...

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Published on August 22, 2014 14:00 • 1 view
Suz Korb Suz Korb's blog:
My next new short story is available for pre-order now! Booty Call is due out on Monday so spread the word and get sharing. Cheers!
A romantic comedy short story from author Suz Korb about a not very great quickie that could lead to something more. Lauren hopes so anyway.

Lauren readily agrees to...
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Published on August 22, 2014 04:21 • 1 view
Paul Durham Paul Durham's blog:
Here’s the very first peek at the cover of Book 2 in The Luck Uglies series.The Luck Uglies:...
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Published on August 21, 2014 15:45 • 9 views
Andra Watkins Andra Watkins's blog:
Yesterday, I wrote a post about Vikings in the Mississippi River. I got the link from a reader, and in my word-addled haze of revising, I didn't even check the source or determine whether it was legitimate. I just wrote a story and hit 'Schedule' because I was fried. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 01:00 • 8 views
Elodie Nowodazkij Elodie Nowodazkij's blog:

#Selfpub corner button


It’s Friday on my side of the world…which means it’s time for #Selfpub Corner…


Topic of theweek: cover


Covers are important, they really are. But just to show you how important the cover of One, Two, Three has been important in getting the word out, here are a few quotes from reviewers.


“I total...

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Published on August 21, 2014 15:01 • 4 views
J. Anson Brandes J. Anson Brandes's blog:
Let me start with God bless James Foley and his family. Along with all humanity in this fight of good vs. evil.

To James Foley directly. If God is the being that I think he is, when you entered the kingdom of heaven, God stepped off of his throne and knelt at your feet. You are the embodiment of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 18:11 • 17 views
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
August 22nd is a sad day for all Ricardians, of course, for on this date in 1485, Richard III, the last Plantagenet king, was slain at the battle of Redmore Plain, now known as Bosworth Field. Rania gave eloquent expression in her post yesterday to the most despicable thing that Tudor did—dating... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 18:11 • 26 views
Bernice L. Rocque Bernice L. Rocque's blog:
Ten years ago, when I began to write about my family history, I had no idea that the process would gift me so much joy, and offer new paths for my own life Journey.

Triskele Books, an author collective invited me to reflect on a decade of writing about my family's history. Take a look. let me know... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 18:09 • 6 views
C.M.T. Stibbe C.M.T. Stibbe's blog:
G.P. Taylor is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist. His works include Shadowmancer, Wormwood, the Mariah Mundi trilogy and the Tizzle Sisters.

On the publication of his highly acclaimed debut novel Shadowmancer, he was heralded as ‘hotter than Potter’ and the ‘new C.S. Lewis.’... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 07:08 • 13 views
Andrew Hilbert Andrew Hilbert's blog:
A few weeks ago we went to Marfa. I'd never been and I have always heard stories about the Marfa lights and the cool, hippie, art town Marfa was. I used to work for a medical contracting company and I had to do one of many networking breakfasts. The very first breakfast I went to, I spoke to only... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 08:26 • 9 views
Jennifer C. Barnes Jennifer C. Barnes's blog:

For Your Viewing Pleasure We are pleased to share the book trailer for Maria Alexander’s MR. WICKER with you! A lot of talented people were involved in making this awesome trailer.John Palisano directed and created the special FX, with backup from major Hollywood effects pro and author, Mike McCa...

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Published on August 22, 2014 11:23 • 12 views
Michael  Goldberg Michael Goldberg's blog:
True Love Scars

<br /><br /><br /><P><p><P><p><P><p><P><p><P><p><br />Last night (August 21, 2014) I read from my rock 'n' roll novel, True Love Scars, for the first time in public.<br /><br />You can listen to the entire reading <a href=

Last night (August 21, 2014) I read from my rock 'n' roll novel, True Love Scars, for the first time in public.

You can listen to the entire reading here.

The reading consists of me being introduced to the audience, my brief intro about the novel, me reading for about 30 minutes, an... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 18:08 • 6 views
Marc Aplin Marc Aplin's blog:
The following is a 15 minute interview with Patrick Rothfuss focused on his upcoming novella, The Slow Regard of Silent things. I’ve uploaded the audio – *CRINGE* – and transcribed the entire thing (as best I can) for people who’d prefer to give it a read. As you will know, Patrick Rothfuss doesn... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 00:00 • 4 views
Robyn Hugo McIntyre Robyn Hugo McIntyre's blog:

definition of character



What if I don’t want to, she asked me.

It’s a consideration, I replied. But not one that will change my mind.

When will you come back?

When it’s appropriate.

When is that?

I’ll know. Until then, you’ll have to bear with it.

Aren’t you asking a lot of a kid?

Indeed. I smiled. But it can’t be helped, an...

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Published on August 21, 2014 14:28 • 11 views
Fran Macilvey Fran Macilvey's blog:

I have an aversion to repetitive tasks, and yet….there are some I can’t help but be soothed by. I know what is going to happen, I know what to do and – YAY! – I even know how to do it, without any bother.


I say I dislike jigsaws, but I suspect this has more to do with fear that I may become swallo...

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Published on August 22, 2014 01:22 • 12 views
Michelle Hughes Michelle Hughes's blog:




In the weeks following Lillian Taylor’s burial, her four loving children assemble for the reading of her will. For the grieving youngest sibling, Lacey, life is about to come crashing down as a deep secret is revealed. The fall-out affects every member and they struggle to regain the happy fami... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 22, 2014 04:00 • 10 views
C.L. Hesser C.L. Hesser's blog:

For any of you guys out there struggling with a diagnosed mental illness, please, please, please – I urge you to seek assistance in lieu of profession treatment.


Even if you think you’re beyond help, or if you think your symptoms are far too
mild to warrant treatment, I hope you’ll take the follow...

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Published on August 22, 2014 12:07 • 14 views
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