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Call for blog hosts: Virtual Book Tour and Giveaways!



VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAYS!



Calling for host bloggers and websites for a Virtual Book Tour featuring Disrupted Lives by Brenda Youngerman. The first chapter of Disrupted Lives is available and in celebration of her sixth novel being released, Brenda is also offering us the first chapter of her seventh book Skewered Halo…
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Added by Cynthia on May 7, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Build Me A World!



What is it about the words ‘world building’ that on one hand conjures up images of fantastical lands with mythical beings and heroes / heroines willing to face any challenge, while on the other hand it sets off my anxiety?

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Added by Tania. F. Walsh on May 7, 2011 at 12:58am — No Comments

I've Been Interviewed

Me Interviewed on Tim Ellis' Blog:

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Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far…

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Added by Ey Wade on May 6, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Book Cover for Travel: The Well-Known Secret

Hello Everyone,

 

Please check out my book cover image for my book Travel: The Well-Known Secret about my life and travels to 117 countries coming soon! I am hoping to post a link for purchase in 7-10 days. Be on the lookout!

http://travelthewellknownsecret.wordpress.com

Hope you will help me get the word out!

Thanks-

Added by Mindi S. Johnson-Eluwole on May 6, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Reading

I have a huge stack of books beside my bed. Massive. Probably twenty or so in heavy rotation and another stack that are waiting for a bit of attention. I keep them there not so much for reading, as I used to when I was younger, but for motivation.

 

When I'm working on my novel, and I need to see some great dialogue, or a chapter intro that really works, that uses minimal words to paint a scene, or some heart-thumping action, I have books for that. I read them and find the…

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Added by Jonathan Sprung on May 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

TWCS April/May Newsletter

The TWCS newsletter is out today, and this month I was asked to contribute. In the last news letter one of our editors gave their perspective on love scenes. This month, I provided an author's perspective.

Added by Sherri Hayes on May 6, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Leo Maloney Termination Orders Code Name Cobra

 

This was a great week to read this novel. Leo Maloney and his character Cobra, are very patriotic guys: doing the right thing for the right reasons. The story is emotional, raw and intense. I love a novel that wears its heart on its sleeve, makes for a good read. Let’s get right to the action shall we?

“Leo J. Maloney, former Black Ops contractor, penned this action thriller novel as a quasi-memoir about the dark but arguably necessary side of intelligence that the…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 6, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Ghost Hunter Susan Kronick at Pump Up Your Book Live! Chat Tonight!

Ghost hunter Susan Kronick, author of the paranormal, Sarah, They’re Coming for You, will be appearing at Pump Up Your Book Live! on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 9 p.m. eastern time (adjust to your time zones) to 10 p.m. and will be talking about her new book and her experiences as a ghost hunter!  She will also be… Continue

Added by Dorothy Thompson on May 6, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Books with impact

Every now and again I read a book that has a profound effect on me. Today I am going to review two such books.



I was at a particularly restless time in my life a few years ago when I read  Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth…





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Added by Tracey Chick on May 6, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Reviewers, Part 2

I wrote last week's rant a few weeks ago during the time I was attempting to find reviewers for "Night Shadows." At the time, I didn't plan for this to go any further than one blog. However, since then, I've taken on a new assignment: reviewing books for Suspense Magazine, a monthly Internet publication. You can find more details about the magazine at www.suspensemagazine.com. I've agreed review a couple of books per month. If you're…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on May 6, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

Sherri Hayes Discusses Hidden Threat

Sherri Hayes is available for interviews and guest posts on your blog. If you would like to host Sherri Hayes, please contact donna at thewriterscoffeeshop dot com.

 

Writing is a great escape for me. Growing up I loved singing and acting. The best parts of both were getting into the characters heads and bringing them and their stories to life. Nothing has changed; expect that I now do the same thing with words rather than my voice or my body.



I tend to fall…

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Added by The Writer's Coffee Shop on May 6, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments

The 6th Man David Baldacci

What can I say about a novel by a guy whose last name ends in a vowel like mine? What do you think? I wonder does he come from the old country like I do, I mean Trenton, N.J. I really don’t know; I haven’t had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing one of my favorite authors on this planet. I have read and consumed every word that the man has written that I can get my hands on. Here in The 6th Man I thought, hey, he is taking Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, one…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 6, 2011 at 6:54am — No Comments

here's my new book trailer

Middle Time… Continue

Added by Priya Vasudevan on May 6, 2011 at 4:53am — No Comments

Middle Time released in May 2011

This is just to say that you can find my book on flipkart, vedamsbooks and niyogibooks websites. Write a review!

Added by Priya Vasudevan on May 6, 2011 at 4:50am — No Comments


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Fighting the Devil - A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder by Jeannie Walker



A Texas millionaire rancher discovered his wife and bookkeeper had stolen thousands of dollars from him. After he demanded the money back, he started getting sick. While in the hospital, doctors were mystified as to how an otherwise healthy, energetic man could become so deathly ill. The dying man told everyone…

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Added by William R. Potter on May 5, 2011 at 7:12pm — No Comments

How I Celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week

Did you know that this is National Teacher Appreciation Week? Don’t feel bad if the answer is no. I’m a teacher, and it wasn’t even on my radar. I still celebrated though. Here’s how:



Monday: In the afternoon there was an e-mail message from my principal, wishing the entire staff a good week, and… Continue

Added by Laurel Osterkamp on May 5, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Books to Grow By...

So many books, so little time is a common lament heard amongst we bibliophiles.  Someone once asked me, "What's a 'good book'?"  The short answer is: That depends.  The longer answer may vary as widely as the Grand Canyon.  So in the interest of "reading time well spent" I recently compiled a list of Books to Grow By, which is featured on the Book Shelf page of…

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Added by Kristine Lowder on May 5, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Alexandrea Weis Guest Post Recovery

The Meaning of Recovery

 

In writing Recovery, the sequel to my first book To My Senses, I incorporated a great deal of my experiences with the aftermath of Katrina into the novel. It was not a cathartic event but writing this novel did help me to redefine what the concept of recovery meant to me.

 

     I had lived in Lakeview about a half a mile from the now infamous seventeenth street canal. When we were finally allowed back into…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 5, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments


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Punkin Designer Stephen A. Colyer

As many of you may know, Punkin House loves art, artists, and the like. On staff, we have a hand illustraitor, Stephen A. Colyer who has just blown us away with this talents.





 

We'd like to share with you some of those talents today. Some handrawn pieces by Steve can be found in The Punkin House Digest Volume 1, Mayhem by Marc Anthony Brownlee and usually all over Punkin Press.





 

Enjoy ~
See the…
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Added by Amy Dharma Ferrell on May 5, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Brett Battles Sick

I am going to channel my teenage son here: “Sick is just sic, it is off the hook sic, basically it can’t get any sic’r than it is.” Now to understand the teenage mind just a little bit, that means it is good in a good way even though it doesn’t sound that way. For me, being the geezer that I am, I would say that it is just rad, hip and cool, peachy keano, or something along those old man one foot in the grave type things. But seriously folks, I am a big Cleaner fan, the…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 5, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

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