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Joni  Parker Joni Parker's blog:
Three hundred years ago, the United Republics of Mars (URM) invaded Earth and the war destroyed the planet--well most of it. Only one sky city remained and the rest of the population lives in squalor on the planet surface. Dr. Ido (Christoph Waltz) wanders through the scrapyard to salvage parts o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:34 • 22 views
Ivona Walker Ivona Walker's blog:
There are positives and negatives that go with writing the first draft by hand.
For me, one of the biggest benefits of hand writing are that it is much more difficult to try to make every sentence perfect when you can't erase, so it allows me to keep going to get the basic story out and down on p... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:33 • 17 views
Melissa Foster Melissa Foster's blog:
What a great surprise! <3 I'm thrilled to see Apple Books featuring BAYSIDE ESCAPE in their New This Month in Romance announcement <3

See all the book and snag your copy of Bayside Escape here:
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:21 • 4 views
Sherryl D. Hancock Sherryl D. Hancock's blog:
Today is the last day of the free promotion for Building Empires! If you wanted to check out the Midknight Blue series now’s the time! Building Empires Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:18 • 5 views
Joseph Max Lewis Joseph Max Lewis's blog:
Friends - For the next few weeks we’re going to debunk some common myths about dogs:

Myth 4 - One human year equals seven dog years

Many dog owners automatically give two ages when asked how old their dog is: human years and "dog years" (the latter of which they calculate as human years times seven... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:06 • 6 views
Dick Baynton Dick Baynton's blog:
Here’s something you need to do today. That’s yes, today. Here’s why; in the amazing book for all readers entitled, ‘The Handbook of Small Business’, there is a page that is worth reading over and over. The famous words on page XIII (Preface) are worthy of repeating perpetually. As we all know, w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:00 • 6 views
Rev. Tijs Theijsmeijer Rev. Tijs Theijsmeijer's blog:
The other day I saw an add that said: "What is your money worth if you don't get to enjoy it?". We all have to deal with the questions it raises. Jesus was asked several times about it and how it might be rightly used. Obviously money is a necessary aspect of modern life. You need money to pay fo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:54 • 4 views
Julia Maiola Julia Maiola's blog:
Here’s a quick update on the science fiction project:

The second draft is complete, and I will begin working on the third draft this week. While I wrote the first draft, I left notes for myself along the way, and part of the third draft will be addressing those notes. This stage will also involve... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:44 • 1 view
Jessica M. Simpkiss Jessica M. Simpkiss's blog:
Chapter Nine excerpt …

The house was as still as the death that lived in it. Lachlan laid in the same bed he had as a child, listening to the ticking of the wall clock on the other side of the room. He remembered how it had lulled him to sleep as a child, but now, every second it recorded with it... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:20 • 1 view
Jaka Tomc Jaka Tomc's blog:


My book 720 Heartbeats is on sale. For the next few days you can get it on Amazon for only $0.99.

Give it a try and let me know if you liked it. Thanks! Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:13 • 7 views
Barbara Russell Barbara Russell's blog:

Imagine the KissCrystal Creek Book 7by Laura Haley-McNeilGenre: Clean Romantic Suspense
Two people open themselves to the truth and open themselves to each other.

Her marriage in ruins, violinist Teagan Whitloch Munroe escapes into her music and the solace she finds at the Crystal Creek Ranch. P... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 11:10 • 1 view
Molly Gaudry Molly Gaudry's blog:



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This week, I started my new gig and got to observe two classes.

First, a 3000-level philosophy course called “Theory of Knowledge.”

Then a 1000-level nutrition course called “Scientific Foundations in Nutrition and Health.”

In the philosophy class, students were reviewing William James’s “The Wil...

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Published on February 16, 2019 06:30 • 7 views
Victoria Ray Victoria Ray's blog:
Time to choose the best book cover for Dulcinea and The Death Code! Number #1 or #2?  “Aspiring authors, get this through your head. Cover art serves one purpose, and one purpose only, to get potential customers interested long enough to pick up the book to read the back cover blurb. In the inter... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 05:20 • 6 views
E.G. Manetti E.G. Manetti's blog:
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:09 • 7 views
J. Zachary Pike J. Zachary Pike's blog:

A man in armor with a shield and sword


This is part of a series examining the gods and powers that shape life on Arth. If you’re new to the series, get started with an overview.


The gods of war, strength, and combat are different from the other gods. When the Creator raised up a number of Titans to become Arth’s gods, there was n...

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Published on February 18, 2019 09:56 • 6 views
Hope Bolinger Hope Bolinger's blog:
I'm scared. My book is up for pre-order in two weeks.Mostly because I worry no one will want to read it. Sure, one-star reviews frighten me, and every criticism ranging from "Is this girl even a Christian? She has characters doing drugs in this book" to "dang, who taught her how to write?" can gr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 15:18 • 1 view
Peter F. 'Rius Jílek Peter F. 'Rius Jílek's blog:
Publikuje pod pseudonymom Mark E. Pocha a štylizuje sa do roly Charlesa Mansona na českej a slovenskej literárnej scéne. Dá sa však predpokladať, že nie je členom žiadnej nebezpečnej náboženskej sekty a ani potajme nikoho nemučí či nevraždí. Jeho doterajšia tvorba ale potvrdzuje záľubu v hororov... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 17, 2019 15:00 • 6 views
B.  Cranford B. Cranford's blog:
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SHE WASN’T LOOKING BUT STILL . . .

SHE FOUND HIM
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TITLE: She Found Him

AUTHOR: B. Cranford

RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2019

One thing Rose Riley is proud of: standing up for what she believes in while living her best life kindly. 


One thing she’s not so proud of: whacking a man...

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Published on February 19, 2019 04:00 • 6 views
Carlos Natálio Carlos Natálio's blog:


It's all good news now
Because we left the taps running for a hundred years
So drink into the drink, plastic cup drink
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Published on February 19, 2019 03:45 • 6 views
Adrianna Schuh Adrianna Schuh's blog:

Hey lovely readers!


Here’s a book review for you!


[image error]“Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand...

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Published on February 18, 2019 07:30 • 3 views
Nick Roark Nick Roark's blog:

“Our hope is not found in understanding why God allowed suffering into our lives.


Our hope is not found in the belief that somehow we will tough our way through.


Our hope is not found in doctors, lawyers, pastors, family, or friends.


Our hope is not found in our resilience or ingenuity.


Our hope is n...

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Published on February 18, 2019 09:00 • 6 views
Alan Jacobs Alan Jacobs's blog:

Tomorrow I’ll be teaching Plato’s Gorgias, and today I’ve been reviewing it. It strikes me, as it always does when I read this dialogue, that this is Socrates at his worst, and I find myself asking, as I always ask when I read this dialogue, whether Plato knew that.


Socrates’s chief opponent here,...

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Published on February 18, 2019 13:58 • 7 views
Rick Taubold Rick Taubold's blog:
From Rick: For any would-be author, the decision to write a book falls into one of two categories: hobby or business. As soon as you decide to seek a traditional publisher, you’ve moved from hobby to business because you’ve committed yourself to trying to make money from the book. Writing as a ho... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 17:28 • 6 views
Lucas Vargas Sierra Lucas Vargas Sierra's blog:

Lo primero que aprendió fue a arrancarse los aguijones con los dientes. Lo idea sería tener siempre a la mano unas pinzas, incluso la hoja de un escalpelo para poder drenar bien la herida y prevenir toda alergia posible. Pero, en la precariedad de las eventualidades poco importan los escenarios i...

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Published on February 18, 2019 13:20 • 4 views
Joseph Sciuto Joseph Sciuto's blog:

Graham Greene’s “The Ministry Of Fear” is a gripping and brilliantly written novel. In short, it is one of the very best books I have read about London and the German Blitz of that city during World War 2. It is a thriller, a mystery, a psychological and sociological study of the effects of bomba...

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Published on February 19, 2019 05:01 • 2 views
Robert E. Kearns Robert E. Kearns's blog:
From the bag I went with the visual clue which was photograph of a waterfall in Yosemite National Park.

The first occasion I witnessed it in writing
I presumed it's appellation was pronounced Yose Mite

It's only after being corrected that I recalled Yosemite Sam - That raiser of hell from Saturday m... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 05:35 • 12 views
Russ White Russ White's blog:

Microservices architectures probably will not “take over the world,” in terms of solving every application you can throw at them, but they are becoming more widespread. Microservices and related “staged” design patterns are ideal for edge facing applications, where the edge facing services, in pa...

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Published on February 18, 2019 10:00 • 5 views
John R. Cobb John R. Cobb's blog:
Mad tribalism
Fervent beliefs and few facts
No pragmatism

https://spillwords.com/tribalism/
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Published on February 19, 2019 05:31 • 6 views
Patricia Roberts-Miller Patricia Roberts-Miller's blog:

I mentioned elsewhere that, after years of avoiding it, I decided I should teach a course about racism.  I was hesitant because I think there are too damn many white people telling non-white people about their experiences. I decided to teach it when I realized my goal wasn’t telling non-white peo...

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Published on February 18, 2019 09:13 • 5 views
Katrina  Rose Katrina Rose's blog:
What's your favorite way for a book to be made? Perhaps, I'm still a bit old fashioned because I love hardback and paperback books. Not because I want to waste trees, but because I love to hold the book in my hands. Savor the words. Feel the pages between my fingers. With that being said, I'm ver... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 05:23 • 4 views
Michelle Magnotta Michelle Magnotta's blog:

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Jilly thinks she knows everything, but when her little sister Emma is born Deaf, she realizes that’s not quite true after all. Jilly loves fantasy novels, and connects with Derek, another fantasy fan, who also happens to be Deaf. She turns to Derek for advice so she can b...

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Published on February 18, 2019 07:00 • 2 views
Glynn Young Glynn Young's blog:

I was sitting with a woman in the Human Resources Department. There had been a reorganization of our department, part of a general reshuffling across the company, and I’d been assigned to sit with her to work out the new organization chart. 
You would think this was something of a useless exercis... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 07:19 • 1 view
Thom  Collins Thom Collins's blog:
      
Mystery, ThrillerPublisher: Black Rose WritingRelease Date: February 19, 2019
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Two detectives’ steamy past complicates their hunt for a psychotic killer and puts them in an assassin’s deadly sights.
Would you trust a former lover who'd betrayed you? Detectives Cole Trane and Mollie Simmons... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 00:01 • 6 views
Melissa Embry Melissa Embry's blog:
Part I:

How could I not have realized that this year’s ConDFW, that grand North Texas science fiction/fantasy convention would be the last of its 18-year run? But if all good things must come to an end, ConDFW went out with a booster rocket of a blast, including discussions by literary guests of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 15:10 • 7 views
Robert  Batten Robert Batten's blog:

Netflix and Marvel have confirmed the relationship is coming to an end with the cancellation of their remaining marvel shows. After five years the two giants of entertainment are going separate ways, with the last of Netflix's Marvel shows now axed, bringing an end to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Ir...

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Published on February 18, 2019 14:30 • 4 views
Brian G. Shellum Brian G. Shellum's blog:
I decided to write African American Officers in Liberia after completing my second book on the military career of Charles Young (Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment). In that book I covered Young’s two tours in Liberia but was left with the feeling that there was a much larger story to te... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 05:09 • 6 views
Elizabeth Amy Hajek Elizabeth Amy Hajek's blog:
I'm turning 30 this week and it is unexpectedly emotional.

Not that I consider "30" old. I don't like categorizing any age as "old." God created every stage of life with a purpose. Each new year brings new experiences of life, which should ideally bring maturity and a greater ability to live at ea... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 09:06 • 6 views
Jeanne G'Fellers Jeanne G'Fellers's blog:

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Title: Power Surge (The Evanstar Chronicles Book 1)


Author: Sara Codair


Publication Date: October 2018


Publisher: Ninestar Press


ISBN13: 9781949340921


Length: 293 pgs


Genre: Urban Fantasy, NA


Note: I was provided an ebook copy of this novel by the author for review, and I thank them for th...

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Published on February 18, 2019 22:34 • 6 views
Penny Reid Penny Reid's blog:

 

HEAR YE, HEAR YE! If you’re tired of being TORTURED by the wait for SPACE, I have a very exciting announcement… You can grab SPACE two weeks early, exclusively on Apple Books! Keep an eye out on February 25th for SPACE on Apple Books. It will release on all other platforms as scheduled on Mar... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 15:18 • 6 views
S. Jane Sloat S. Jane Sloat's blog:

I spent a couple hours in the library yesterday scavening for loose ephemera. The library no longer uses cards at the back of books to track check-outs, or the small sheets of paper with date stamps. Everything is electronic. Occasionally you’ll find a book that houses such a card or sheet, but h...

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Published on February 19, 2019 02:04 • 10 views
Samantha Bayarr Samantha Bayarr's blog:
Amish Homecoming: The Auction






Amish Homecoming: The Proposal
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Published on February 18, 2019 17:38 • 5 views
Grace Mullins Grace Mullins's blog:

Yay, a Top Ten Tuesday Post!!! I haven’t joined in on these since… well, a long time. Happy to be doing one again! Oh, and you can find others’ Top Ten Tuesday posts at The Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s prompt is called “Recent Additions to My TBR List.” So I’m sharing ten of my most recent TBR addi...

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Published on January 29, 2019 14:20 • 8 views
David Olier David Olier's blog:

Elric de Melniboné, de Michael Moorcock, es uno de esos personajes a los que no se reconoce tanto como debería. Cuando se habla de sagas fantásticas, siempre se incluyen los mismos grupos de libros muy conocidos y reconocidos, pero la saga del emperador albino suele quedarse fuera.

Yo mismo abando...

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Published on February 18, 2019 22:07 • 6 views
Rachel Alexander Rachel Alexander's blog:

I think all the Greek gods have a capacity for favor and wrath.  Persephone was the bringer of fruit, but she was also the queen of curses.

Demeter brought bountiful harvest and famine.

Apollo was a healing god, but also a bringer of plague.

And Zeus, while we know him more now for his unchecked sex...

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Published on February 18, 2019 22:51 • 7 views
Liviu Szoke Liviu Szoke's blog:




Cea mai așteptată carte a anului apare în imprintul Armada în luna mai: FOC ȘI SÂNGE , de George R.R.Martin, istoria Targaryenilor care începe cu 300 de ani înainte de Urzeala Tronurilor, este la precomandă pe nemira.ro și ajunge în librării pe 27 mai!


Cartea este la precomandă exclusiv...

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Published on February 19, 2019 00:17 • 7 views
Wendy Gamble Wendy Gamble's blog:
A former UNB Engligh professor sent this review to me instead of posting it with his rating of the book:

Extremely well written, Earth and Beyond: MedSci Missions 1 by Wendy Gamble is the first of a proposed series that deals with human beings living in a semi-edenic world under attack by creature... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 04:30 • 6 views
Edir Macedo Edir Macedo's blog:

Quem é de Deus escuta as Palavras de Deus… João 8.47


Mas quem prega ou ensina a mesma Palavra, obrigatoriamente, tem de ser o primeiro a praticá-la.


Nesta mensagem o Senhor Jesus separa o joio do trigo, definindo bem quem é dEle e quem não é. Faz assim para alertar os verdadeiros servos.


Quando...

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Published on February 18, 2019 19:01 • 6 views
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