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Carolee J. Horning Carolee J. Horning's blog:
It is an understatement to say that a lot has happened in the last week. So much so, I'm just going to write about the highlights.

The creep, my abuser, died on December 2nd. I didn't find out until December 11th, which was the day of the funeral. This was also my graduation week. As my mother put... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 19:20 • 21 views
L.M. Elliott L.M. Elliott's blog:
I've written short bios on all the real life people in my upcoming novel HAMILTON AND PEGGY: A REVOLUTIONARY FRIENDSHIP. There are a few surprises! Check it out at :http://lmelliott.com/book_landing_pag...
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Published on December 17, 2017 18:38 • 9 views
Heidi Peltier Heidi Peltier's blog:
This is the last installment. I hope you've enjoyed it!

Our Own Little Christmas part 8/8:
She lays the rectangular shape in her lap and begins to tear off the paper. Inside is a black leather folder. Inside that is my master’s diploma.

“The University of Palermo,” she mutters, skipping lines, “have... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 18:16 • 28 views
Kathy J. Jacobson Kathy J. Jacobson's blog:
I lost a friend this past week. I met her through books. She was new to town and came to book club. We were the only ones who had enjoyed the month's book selection that evening. It was clear we had similar tastes. After the meeting, I introduced myself and when we got to our cars, I gave her a c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 18:12 • 40 views
Adam Graham Adam Graham's blog:
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No NormalMs. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


This is a book you are SUPPOSED to like. It boasts on its cover copy that it's the most IMPORTANT comic book of the year. This is a red letter warning that this book is not very fun, but given the critical acclaim of the boo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 17:54 • 1 view
Gina Olson Gina Olson's blog:
I blog, therefore I am. Not really. I was inspired by a red button I have that says "I read, therefore I am." And that, of course, was inspired by René Descartes' "I think, therefore I am."

Anyway, if my first statement is true, then I am not. I am not a blogger. I am a writer and reader. I am a t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 17:08 • 15 views
Abbie Fine Abbie Fine's blog:
A debut author and a bookseller are friends—and both obsessed with YA literature—so here is their conversation about writing, book selling and what’s hot right now in YA.Abbie is the debut author of THE LAST FIRST DAUGHTER.Scarlet is a manager at Barnes & Noble (the resident YA expert), a mus... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 11, 2017 19:27 • 10 views
Carrie Cross Carrie Cross's blog:
I've written a mini sequel to Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of Shadow Hills, and am looking for feedback, constructive criticism, and typo-finders. If anyone would like a free copy of my new fantasy novella, Gwendolyn's Revenge, in exchange for honest feedback, please P.M. me on Facebook: https://w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 16:35 • 14 views
Stephanie  Lake Stephanie Lake's blog:
The GoodReads' M/M Romance Group and Don’t Buy My Love Program is giving away Florian's Garden by authors Jules Radcliffe & Stephanie Lake and His Midshipman by author Stephanie Lake for honest reviews on GoodReads and sites of your preference.  If you are a M/M Romance Group member, sign up... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 16:13 • 15 views
David McMullen-Sullivan David McMullen-Sullivan's blog:
Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writing was a visual language of mystery and wonder. I can only imagine Howard Carter, upon discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun, reading the walls.

Something like this:

"Oh, look! Here we see the God Ra carrying the Pharaoh across the Nile to the afterlife. Amazing!"

B... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 15:10 • 10 views
Charlene Vermeulen Charlene Vermeulen's blog:
Looking at me face-on, the doctor held both sides of my head with his two large hands. “How do you feel, Miss Churny?”
Disoriented, I closed my eyes in a deep blink, and opened them to manage a mumbled, “Uhhhm. I’m gooood.”
“You did beautifully. Perfect surgery.” My doctor’s enthusiasm warmed my... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 14:59 • 58 views
Melissa Foster Melissa Foster's blog:
Diving into Reed and Grace and those hilarious Montgomerys!! OMG you guys, they say "write what you know" - Can you tell I come from a family with seven kids?! I have six brothers - the Montgomerys are six sisters and one brother. Bwahahahaha **rubs hands together** This is going to be so much fu... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 14:34 • 9 views
Chris Bohjalian Chris Bohjalian's blog:
The following is a holiday tale -- a short story.

A slightly different version of this story appeared originally in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine in the year 2000.

Happy reading.

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by Chris Bohjalian

HE LEANED AGAINST THE cement wall, a father who was no longer young with a daughter who was... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 14:32 • 14 views
M.K. Alexander M.K. Alexander's blog:
Ten Ways to Sell More Books
6. Pricing for Indie-Authors

There’s nothing simple about setting the right price for your book, though common sense dictates: the cheaper the book, the more copies you’re likely to sell. It’s up to you to do the math: sell 100 copies at 99 cents each and reap 99 dolla... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 14:08 • 44 views
Mia London Mia London's blog:
Hello friends!
I hope this note finds you well!

As you recall, I partnered with five other authors to create an anthology called Blame It On Fate. These six stories had only one thing in common- Fate!

Well, now we are each selling our stories separately. My story, Undeniable Fate, is about an Americ... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 13:47 • 10 views
Patricia Beal Patricia Beal's blog:
Meu marido está na Carolina do Norte reformando a casa que compramos quando nos casamos, há doze anos, para podermos voltar a morar lá.

Devíamos ter feito isso há um ano e dois meses, quando ele deu baixa do exército. Esse era o nosso plano. Mas recebi uma oferta de trabalho para continuar no Texa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 13:35 • 9 views
Ines Vieira Ines Vieira's blog:
It's almost here!
The clock is ticking and in no time you'll be able to get your hands on this little baby!

But I'm going to give you a little treat!

You can READ NOW the first chapters before it goes LIVE!

Grab it and One-Click WSGITW while it's at $0.99! Price will go up after launch week.

https:/... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 13:30 • 23 views
R. Joseph Hoffmann R. Joseph Hoffmann's blog:
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It begins when Fate says blink:
when I felt in one look
the story of my longing for you,
for I have longed for you always,
And longing is deeper than love.

It begins in a tide of silence,
in the swordplay of eyes,
or the memory of pain, lovers who fled,
lying, and weeping for moments
you could not know o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 13:36 • 16 views
James   Chapman James Chapman's blog:
From the beginnings of civilization, mankind dwelled in caves, worked the land and built their homes in small groups. Then a few individuals decided to reach out and explore new lands and new experiences.

Over many centuries there developed two distinct tribes; the first of which I call, comfort z... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 12:59 • 13 views
Jenna Moquin Jenna Moquin's blog:
When Chuck Grassley made that comment about people wasting their money on “booze or women or movies” it reminded me of when Jason Chaffetz said that people should purchase healthcare instead of having an iPhone. Both comments are ignorant on their own considering how much more expensive healthcar... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 12:39 • 21 views
William L. Ingram William L. Ingram's blog:

HAVE A BLESSED DAY


I remember the first time I heard that phrase. I don’t remember who said it but I remember my reaction. It was in a retail store a few years ago. After totaling my purchases and bagging them the checkout lady said, “have a blessed day,” with a smile in her voice.


“Thank you, a...

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Published on December 17, 2017 11:49 • 22 views
M.N. Arzu M.N. Arzu's blog:
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Undercurrent – A Merfolk Myth

~ Extras ~

Extra scene: Hangover

This is set on chapter 14, the day after Gwen met with Nathan, Higgs, and Andrew at the bar in Brooklyn. A little Gwen-Jason interaction.
 

Gwen winced at the sunlight streaming in the living room, and shivered as she felt the curren...

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Published on December 17, 2017 10:43 • 13 views
Alba Arango Alba Arango's blog:
For those of us who love to read, receiving a book as a present is like winning the lottery. But, for reluctant readers, especially children, receiving a book as a gift is sometimes viewed as a downer. But, we have the power to change that.

There are books on so many subjects, finding a book on a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 10:43 • 9 views
K.M. Morgan K.M. Morgan's blog:
What do you get a cozy mystery sleuth for Christmas?
My friend Meredith Potts just wrote a fun little blog post detailing the top gift items for the sassy, wisecracking, crime-solver in your life:
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Published on December 17, 2017 09:54 • 11 views
Bryan  Murphy Bryan Murphy's blog:
Where does the real revolution take place – on the streets or in our heads?

Portugal, 1973. Ed Scripps has left his homeland to seek his fortune. After a promising start to life abroad, Ed loses his business to a political revolution, his wife to a sexual revolution, and his best friend to a spiri... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 09:49 • 20 views
Marc  Kemper Marc Kemper's blog:
Hallo Freunde! Weihnachten ist bekanntlich die Zeit des Gebens und der Besinnlichkeit, weshalb ich heute ein kleines Anliegen an euch habe!

Vor einigen Tagen ging nämlich das Voting für den Indie-Selfpublisher-Preis 2017 an den Start, und ich wurde in der Kategorie "Thriller & Krimi" nominier... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 09:36 • 10 views
Raúl Sepúlveda Tello Raúl Sepúlveda Tello's blog:
Hola a todos. Hoy se cumple el segundo aniversario de la apertura de esta página, la cual descubrí por pura casualidad al ver que un amigo había calificado por aquí a "Rosaura".
Estos han sido dos años maravillosos en los que he conocido nuevos libros y gente con la que comparto la misma pasión.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 09:21 • 29 views
Suzy  Davies Suzy Davies's blog:
Just received a 5 star Book Review on Amazon Worldwide for my brand new Children's Book "Luna The Moon Pig" - it's made my day!
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Published on December 17, 2017 09:11 • 103 views
Evan Currie Evan Currie's blog:
Well, Weston's back and the Empire is stirring up more trouble so I guess it's time to throw another wrench into the works for the crew of the Odysseus...

With a known enemy on the horizon, you'd think that fate would consider that enough for them to deal with. Too bad fate doesn't work that way.

C... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 08:24 • 19 views
Alma Muerte Alma Muerte's blog:
Who would you choose if you were in Lyssa's position? Arric or Eros? They both have redeeming features, they both have flaws. It's impossible for me to choose, but I'd love to know what others think.
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Published on December 17, 2017 07:50 • 19 views
C.J. Carver C.J. Carver's blog:
Yippee! The eBook for Know Me Now is now out! And so far the reviews have been great, so I’m really pleased. It’s always a bit of a harrowing time until you get some feedback on a new book, and the relief at all those 4 and 5 star reviews has been massive, believe me.

Know Me Now (Dan Forrester #3) by C.J. Carver The paperback is published... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 07:46 • 15 views
Kristin Bartley Lenz Kristin Bartley Lenz's blog:
Great Lakes Great Books, Great Lakes Great Reads, Great Michigan Read, Michigan Notable Books... What are all of these Michigan book awards? There's something for everyone on these lists:

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Published on December 17, 2017 07:39 • 9 views
K.C. Hunter K.C. Hunter's blog:
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Creating A New Story

You’ll often find that indie authors will discuss the marketing and promotion of their ebooks online. But what about the creative side? What about when you’re struggling to make your first ebook series?

Indie writer KC Hunter — the author of The Broth... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 07:18 • 16 views
Aubrey Law Aubrey Law's blog:
My naked skin and bones became as a ghost but the spell's effect was shallow and ended quickly. A few seconds of time was all I needed to pass through the solid steel door to the other side. The transition to wraith was extremely dangerous because it was only a partial transformation. If I tried... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 06:58 • 16 views
Kasia Bacon Kasia Bacon's blog:
The polls of the Members' Choice Awards Best of 2017 opened yesterday.

I'm still buzzing pleasantly over being nominated in TWO categories:

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- Best Short Story (Under 50 Pages) for The Mutt

- Best Fantasy for The Highlander

I can't even tell you how chuffed and humbled it makes me feel. Frankly,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 06:19 • 16 views
Nina Wirk Nina Wirk's blog:
Adrift in a fathomless ocean,

without a moral compass.

Lost in a quagmire,

without a foundation on which to build.

The long night has come to the neon-lit fantasy park,

and history repeats itself.

-Nina Wirk
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Published on December 17, 2017 05:49 • 12 views
C.S. Poe C.S. Poe's blog:
I am honored to be an official nominee in Goodreads' M/M Romance Members' Choice Awards for 2017. Voting began last night and will go until December 31st. If you are not a member of the M/M Romance Group, you are welcome to submit a request to join so that you can take part in the voting!

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Published on December 17, 2017 05:42 • 11 views
Jasmine Bryner Jasmine Bryner's blog:






Romantic SuspenseDate Published: September 26, 2017Publisher: Broadback
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She Do Run Run is a fast, double-shot-of-espresso read. Its heart-racing story can be consumed in a few quick hours.
Jenny’s life is shattered when her Special Ops husband is killed. To escape the pain, she falls into a dang... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2017 05:00 • 13 views
Daley Downing Daley Downing's blog:

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So, the other day, I was picking up my holds from the library, and something a little strange happened. As I loaded the titles into my bag, I realized that I only remembered requesting one of them, and why. (It was due to the blogisphere screaming about how good it was. Valid reason in spades fo...

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Published on December 16, 2017 08:48 • 9 views
Emmy van Ruijven Emmy van Ruijven's blog:

Als bibliotheekmedewerker zie ik heel erg veel boeken. Heel erg veel boeken die ik ooit nog zou willen lezen. En dus nam ik een tijdje terug een stapeltje boeken mee waarvan ik dacht; dit is het moment. Ondanks mijn mega TBR. Een van die boeken was het boek Een van Sarah Crossan. Ik was vooral […...

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Published on December 16, 2017 22:00 • 12 views
Kyle Robert Shultz Kyle Robert Shultz's blog:

I have big plans for 2018.

The first trilogy of the Beaumont and Beasley books is finished. The Stroke of Eleven has dramatically changed the status quo for the series–but I won’t say how, in case you haven’t read it yet. (If not, what are you waiting for? It’s getting great reviews.) Also, Hor...

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Published on December 16, 2017 17:20 • 10 views
Timothy P.  Brown Timothy P. Brown's blog:

As we approach the 104th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2018, let’s look back at the events leading up to the 4th Rose Bowl game in 1918. Frederick “Jumbo” Hunter, at 31 years of age, was the oldest man to ever appear in a Rose Bowl game. Hunter played […]


The post Today in History: December 16, 191...

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Published on December 16, 2017 07:08 • 10 views
K. Sterling K. Sterling's blog:

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Published on December 16, 2017 15:10 • 13 views
Louise Dean Louise Dean's blog:
Hello. You're Not Dead!

But, you feel stale.


You keep tidying stuff, chucking out crap, or wiping down the kitchen counters.


You toss books aside as ‘too easy’ or too hard’.


You turn about your life, like a cat trying to find a way to settle.


You’re sentimental. About old memories, old things. Objects...

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Published on December 16, 2017 23:00 • 9 views
Darko Tuševljaković Darko Tuševljaković's blog:

 

You have to be interested in the mental health of your characters, that’s what it’s all about. Or if not in their health, then certainly their condition. I believe we all suffer from some sort of mental condition, we are all troubled in our specific ways – it’s the inevitable consequence of be...

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Published on December 17, 2017 05:12 • 9 views
B.J.  Richardson B.J. Richardson's blog:


Melchior, Caspar (or Gaspar), Balthazar. Do these names ring a bell? According to Catholic tradition they are the three wise guys who visited Jesus at his birth. They are all scholars, saints, and the kings of Persia, India, and Arabia respectively. While the first and the last of these are made...

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Published on December 16, 2017 21:01 • 10 views
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