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Rebecca Moll Rebecca Moll's blog:
Ever try your hand at fiction? Feel like your characters are part of the great flat Stanley family reunion?
Well, then get a copy of Keith Blenmans's Character Development for Badass Writers. Funny and smart, this little book will get your characters off the page, far away from the Stanley-clan,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 14:34 • 1 view
Dave  Vizard Dave Vizard's blog:
Just finished reading the work of one of my favorite Michigan authors. Top-notch crime/cop novel by the late, great Elmore Leonard. Took me a chapter or so to get into the rhythm of his writing again, but enjoyed it very much. The late, great Leonard has a kind of Joe Friday (Dragnet) narrative s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 14:04 • 8 views
Paula Shablo Paula Shablo's blog:
Monday, Sept. 11, 1972

Dear Diary,

I hate seeing Mom so sick still. Her ears are so plugged up she can't hear anything, and the doctor won't give her any good medicine because they could harm the baby.

Last night at dinner I was trying and trying to tell her something, and she kept saying, "What? W... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 13:53 • 6 views
Ken  Cruickshank Ken Cruickshank's blog:
...and then it was gone 12 hours later! This book business is brutal, but I'm beyond thrilled that my memoir popped into that position; perhaps it will again. My base of readers has grown and I continue to receive strong reviews from Goodreads and Amazon followers. A sincere thank you to every re... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 13:35 • 33 views
Allison Symes Allison Symes's blog:
What makes you recommend a book to a friend?

For me, it has to be the great characters in the book. If I think they're great, my writing and other friends are likely to think so too.

I've never understood the character -v- plot debate. Characters drive the plot. Their actions and reactions are pivo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 13:29 • 4 views
Pino Shah Pino Shah's blog:
Brownsville Architecture: A Visual History reveals the heritage and history of Texas’s southernmost city as told by its buildings. Outstanding architectural images by Pino Shah show the influence of diverse cultures and regional styles that have shaped the border city’s built environment since 18... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 13:21 • 9 views
Aviva Vaughn Aviva Vaughn's blog:
Read the full review here: https://amandasbookreviewsite.wordpre...

Here’s my favorite part of the review:

"I love this series so far! I read this book in exactly 2.5 hours because I could not put it down! Both of the main characters are so different but together they just make sense, even if they... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 13:12 • 1 view
Ellen  Garrison Ellen Garrison's blog:
The audible version of Revenge of the Trailer Dogs (TD2) will be available in a couple of weeks. I'll have some promo codes to give away. (Let you get the audio book for FREE) . More information on my website at that time.

www.trailerdogs.net


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Published on February 19, 2018 13:01 • 1 view
Kelly Siskind Kelly Siskind's blog:
Only 6 weeks until LICKS is live. This book takes place over 36 hours. It got me thinking about time and watches and how NO ONE uses them anymore!

Do you wear a watch?
Or do you just use your phone?

Add LICKS to your TBR today: hyperurl.co/GoodreadsLicksTBR

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Published on February 19, 2018 12:56 • 17 views
Βασίλειος Ι. Μέγας Βασίλειος Ι. Μέγας's blog:
Το 4ο ebook είναι γεγονός. Διατίθεται δωρεάν στο: http://www.lulu.com/shop/vasil-meg/dr...

Αναμένω εντυπώσεις...
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Published on February 19, 2018 12:42 • 7 views
Richelle E. Goodrich Richelle E. Goodrich's blog:




The fifth book in the Harrowbethian Saga is scheduled to be released in April 2018!  Eena, The Tempter's Snare will be available for purchase at most online book-retailers in e-book and paperback form. Until then, get ready to continue Eena's adventures with the following ten things you want...
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Published on February 19, 2018 12:36 • 1 view
M.J. Chrisman M.J. Chrisman's blog:
Ever been in a situation where you had to defend your beliefs to someone, whether it was a political, spiritual, or social position? Perhaps during a family dinner or over drinks with friends?

It can get frustrating and messy, and yet, it’s through these sorts of conversations that we grow.

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Published on February 19, 2018 12:33 • 10 views
Flora Lanoux Flora Lanoux's blog:
It's been a chilly winter ... so a new Italian billionaire romance was needed to heat things up!

On March 2, 2018, another book will be born ... The Italian Billionaire's Extraordinary Proposal. Join 31-year-old Italian billionaire Vito Macaluso and 24-year-old Pim Holister -- self-professed waitr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 12:26 • 1 view
Fred Van Lente Fred Van Lente's blog:
Happy Presidents Day! If you are a US-based Goodreads member, you can enter to win a free copy of ACTION PRESIDENTS VOL 2: ABRAHAM LINCOLN!

Click here and go for it!

You can enter until March 8. Good luck!

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Published on February 19, 2018 12:18 • 61 views
Chelle Bliss Chelle Bliss's blog:
Every once in a while, I think filthy things about her that maybe I shouldn’t because she's my best friend...

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Published on February 19, 2018 12:04 • 10 views
Heather Ames Heather Ames's blog:
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Backstory Books & Yarn
6010 SE Foster Rd., Portland, Oregon

I'll be speaking about my research, character development (how quirky can they be?) and making the setting not only atmospheric, but a presence in this stand-alone suspense novel with a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 11:38 • 1 view
George Thomas Clark George Thomas Clark's blog:
Check out NRA.org. I ain't kiddin'

Click here to read:
http://www.georgethomasclark.com/?p=1...
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Published on February 19, 2018 11:31 • 4 views
Mike  Downs Mike Downs's blog:
Mare Island is a special place for me. Just a few miles away, it evokes in me WWII stories of brave men and women fighting for our country. I based two of my novels around the shipyard using the Navy base as the backdrop. Before the yard was abandoned by the Navy in 1996, it had a very rich histo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 11:29 • 1 view
Terry   Lloyd Terry Lloyd's blog:
It is quite possible that the name of Thales of Melitus might not ring a bell but he is credited with being the first ancient western philosopher to link natural events and substances to reasoned cause in a scientific way. He lived 624-546 BC and studied astronomy and mathematics. He was able to... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 11:22 • 106 views
Jennifer Locklear Jennifer Locklear's blog:
This month, I read Twin Sacrifice by Jennifer Lane.

Releasing on February 28, Twin Sacrifice is the story of two brothers, Matthew and Justin, who endure a tragic childhood. When the long-term circumstances of their upbringing hurl them into weapons manufacturing and terrorism, the twins must conf... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 10:53 • 9 views
W.H.  Mitchell W.H. Mitchell's blog:
For a limited time (02/19-02/23)get The Arks of Andromeda for FREE!
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Published on February 19, 2018 10:53 • 7 views
Doug Lewars Doug Lewars's blog:
Avenue of MysteriesAvenue of Mysteries by John Irving

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


*** Possible Spoilers ***

Even in fiction one can sometimes learn something factual. In this case, I learned never, ever, to take Beta Blockers. I checked the internet for side effect and they're exactly as John Irving described. Mind you J... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 10:50 • 8 views
M.L. Garcia M.L. Garcia's blog:
It's Cover Reveal day for:
The Long Road to Serenity!
This is a New Adult novel with
a great dose of Romance and
some Military Romance and Suspense
feel to it. <3

Want to see the full cover and more?
Check it out on here:
THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY COVER & GIVEAWAY INFO (CLICK HERE)

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Published on February 19, 2018 10:49 • 8 views
Lynn Warford Lynn Warford's blog:
Warum im Jahr 2018 die weißen Europäer haben für ihre eigene Existenz zu streiten???
Wie haben wir uns zu einem Punkt in der Geschichte, dass eine Rasse von Menschen hat, zu argumentieren, plädieren und für ihr Recht auf dieser Erde existieren betteln kommen? Und dann entschuldigen und ihre Bemerk... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 10:47 • 53 views
John Grover John Grover's blog:
10 horrors realized. 10 Horrors revealed. 10 Horrors Unearthed.

Lurking... creeping... hiding no more.

Pick up this short collection of creeping horror today!
Amazon Prime Members read for FREE!

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Published on February 19, 2018 10:43 • 10 views
Andrew Seiple Andrew Seiple's blog:
Cripes, it has been almost a month!

I've been buried up to my elbows in sorting out Threadbare. Writing the trilogy was the easy part. Getting it sorted and into print is taking blood, sweat, and tears.

But I'm over halfway done. The print edition for the second book is available, now.

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Published on February 19, 2018 10:18 • 17 views
Eric Jay Dolin Eric Jay Dolin's blog:
PRE-ORDER BLACK FLAGS, BLUE WATERS: THE EPIC HISTORY OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS PIRATES, which is publishing on September 18, 2018. Check out the early praise below, and reserve your copy today from your local bookstore or Amazon. It's a great and surprising read!
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Published on February 19, 2018 10:01 • 9 views
Gail Chianese Gail Chianese's blog:
This is my first read by Elizabeth LeBan and I suspect it won’t be my last. Overall, this was a really good book, with some interesting characters.

If you’re looking for a good women’s fiction book, with a cute romance and quirky, yet believable characters this is a good book for you.

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Published on February 19, 2018 09:53 • 9 views
Saffron A. Kent Saffron A. Kent's blog:
Hey, guys!! Gods & Monsters is LIVE early!!! YASSS! It's only 99c for a LIMITED time and FREE in #KU

One Click: http://bit.ly/GodsAndMonsters-Kindle

TBR: http://bit.ly/Godsandmonsters-GR


Sexy, sweet, smoldering, heart breaking, true love... this book has it all! I swear, I'm still lost in my boo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:41 • 11 views
Asghar Abbas Asghar Abbas's blog:
I did dream of you, you know, after all, after all this time. I dreamt I was as kind to you as you were to me when we were both awake. Were you in a dream then, or were you a dream? Are you in this dream? Are we dreaming? We were the ones wandering, did we sell all our dreams to those vagrants by... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:33 • 14 views
Evelyn   Wood Evelyn Wood's blog:
“You are not enjoying this game”
The statement jolted me out of my concentrated enjoyment. I looked up. I was being stared at angrily.
“Yes I am.” I objected.
“If you were enjoying this, you'd be jumping about and whooping, you are not enjoying this”
“I'm enjoying it in my way.” I protested.
“No you a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:28 • 30 views
M. Ocampo McIvor M. Ocampo McIvor's blog:
This ex-Google guy is back in the news, sheesh.

image via the AP

Anyhoot, there's more than one type of smarts. And this guy wasn't smart enough to avoid falling into the trap of... well, here are 2 great (tangential) articles that'll give it more context.

On Women in STEM.

On Stereotypes.

Plus, there are numerous li... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:18 • 35 views
Jessie Mihalik Jessie Mihalik's blog:

Part of the serial story The Queen’s Gambit

Thank you so much to everyone who joined me on this journey. As a new author, I didn’t know what to expect, but you all have been amazing. I loved reading your comments as the story unfolded. :)

Thank you once again to my volunteer betas: Regina Brandt,...

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Published on February 19, 2018 07:58 • 11 views
Chris Enss Chris Enss's blog:
Enter now to win a copy of Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom from Wild Women

A blazing hot sun shone through the branches of a few canadensis trees standing beside a crude wooden table in the patio of a small café in the town of San Vicente in Bolivia. The two men and one woman at the table p... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:08 • 9 views
William H. Coles William H. Coles's blog:
In general, in fiction, backstory should only be employed to advance the front story.  For excellence, the concept is almost always required in short stories but is also useful in the broader sweep of a novel.

Example 1. Scene: no backstory. Story momentum intact.

The curtain parted just far enough... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:07 • 8 views
Billy Roper Billy Roper's blog:
Hasten the Day: The First Year of the Balkanization of America64 reader reviews now up for Hasten The Day: The First Year Of The Balkanization Of America by Billy Roper

https://www.amazon.com/Hasten-Day-Fir... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:05 • 27 views
Heather Young-Nichols Heather Young-Nichols's blog:
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:04 • 8 views
Margaret-Maggie Honnold Margaret-Maggie Honnold's blog:
The Art of Continuing Anyway Blog by Margaret-Maggie Honnold
A Reader’s Choice
I don’t know why somethings are the way they are – they just are.
I don’t know why bad things happen to good people – they just do.
I don’t know why some people die young and some “old goats” seem to live forever – it just... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:03 • 21 views
Ray Else Ray Else's blog:
Just got back from Chiang Mai, Thailand (check out my travel blog https://rayelse.com for pictures and text).
I like to take at least one big trip a year to wake up my brain from the numbness of day-to-day stuff. I find big trips to foreign locales spiritually and mentally invigorating. And it te... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 09:01 • 8 views
Katheryn Maddox Haddad Katheryn Maddox Haddad's blog:
Come Fly With Me (They Met Jesus #8) by Katheryn Maddox HaddadThe scripture for today, February 19 (2/19), is Ephesians 2:19 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:

"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household."

Let us pretend there is a nation called Occland and we want to b... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 08:58 • 8 views
Roxanne Rhoads Roxanne Rhoads's blog:
W.I.P. it real good: William Blackwell shares his next project + giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/4nFp30itYyb

Casey Wyatt's Creative Pursuits #bewithcingbooktours http://ow.ly/yJkK30itYe7

Please Welcome Annabelle McInnes as She Tells Us About Her LGBTI Speculative Romances, TRUE REFUGE,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 08:38 • 9 views
P. Wesley Lundburg P. Wesley Lundburg's blog:
A recent reader of The Stateroom Tryst (set in San Diego) commented to me that as a San Diego resident, he really felt a familiarity in the setting due to its capturing the details and vibe of the city. He said the local feel of the book really helped him become immersed. He then went on to compl... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 08:37 • 10 views
Mike Thorn Mike Thorn's blog:
For Where the Reader Grows, I wrote a guest post about my favorite book, film and album released the year I was born.

Read the post here.
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Published on February 19, 2018 08:34 • 8 views
Carl Alves Carl Alves's blog:
A Life of Death starts with an interesting concept. Alex, the story’s protagonist, can relive the dying moments of a person’s life by holding something that they were touching at the time of their death. You would think there wouldn’t be many objects being touched by people as they were dying, bu... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 08:29 • 8 views
Celeste Grande Celeste Grande's blog:
"You never feel the dark until your light is gone."
BREATHE YOU.
ONE MORE WEEK.

#TheyreComing #PiecesOfBroken #BookTwo #TheEndIsHere #AngstFest #BlakeandEva #Duet

Read LIVE ME --> http://amzn.to/1MZaoNG
Add BREATHE YOU to GR --> http://bit.ly/1UplJx3

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Published on February 19, 2018 08:22 • 8 views
Pamela K. Kinney Pamela K. Kinney's blog:
If you didn't get to listen live to me being interviewed or reading an excerpt from How the Vortex Changed My Life, the Speculative Fiction Cantina show I did was archived, so you can listen anytime at your convenience. Find it at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writestr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 08:16 • 8 views
Mary Faderan Mary Faderan's blog:
Hello All,

I've started working on a new novel, a sequel to The Loveable Resident. The title is a secret but the acronym for the title is: LTT.

One of the characters in the Loveable Resident will have their own story. It's going to have a contemporary slant, and will also have great characters and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2018 08:15 • 17 views
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