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Yo, folks,

If you haven't already picked up Time and Tithe, you probably want to.

LJ Cohen is--what's the phrase--a damn good writer. I haven't read T&T, but I've read her Halcyone Space books (in the middle of the third one now, neener neener) and they're really good stuff.

So get this, read this, enjoy.
 
Last day to pick up TIME AND TITHE for free on Kindle.

Only months after her victory over Oberon and Titania, everything Lydia thought she'd accomplished is unraveling: Faerie is falling into decay, the Fae are restless, and Taylor—the baby sister she sacrificed everything for—has grown up without her.

When Taylor tumbles out of the ordinary world and into Faerie, she discovers that Aeon, her imaginary childhood friend, is all too real. He is a powerful Fae, trapped in a maze of vengeance, memory, and madness. His unleashed power threatens to free Oberon and Titania and reignite the war Lydia had ended.

The sisters, now nearly strangers to one another, must figure out how to keep Aeon from destroying Faerie and safeguard the mortal world, all without sacrificing the Fae who was once friend to them both.

The long-awaited sequel to THE BETWEEN, TIME AND TITHE also can be read as a stand-alone story of the world of the Fae.

Even if fantasy isn't your thing, would you help a writer out and download it anyway? The more downloads a free book gets, the better visibility it has for new readers to discover it. And, hey, you might even like it! ;)

http://www.amazon.com/Time-Tithe-Changelings-Choice-Book-ebook/dp/B00STRSQ1G
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Hey guys guys guys, I got a chance to read an advance copy of this, and it's very entertaining.

+Samantha Dunaway Bryant has a style that makes you feel like you're not so much reading a story as sitting at a backyard BBQ drinking the adult beverage of your choice and listening to an old friend tell you all about the weird crap that's happened to them lately.

If you dig superhero stories, I think you'll like this.

If you're into romances and you're open to something that kinda sorta feels like a romance without actually being one, I think you'll like this.

This is actually the second in a series, though, so you might want to start with the first one, Going Through the Change.
 
#newrelease   And we're live! The Kindle edition of Change of Life, book 2 of the Menopausal Superheroes series is now for sale! The paper edition will follow in the next few days. #booklaunch  
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Apparently this is the 19th anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I took that as an excuse to watch a little.

We watched Band Candy because we were in that kind of mood. Then I started picking out some scenes because I really need to go to bed.

And there's that scene in The Body at Willow and Tara's dorm room. I absolutely adore that scene. Everyone is the most them in that scene.

Willow wants to help but she can't so she worries about the stupidest little thing that has the most tenuous connection to helping ever.

Xander is just looking for the right thing to punch.

And Anya, the vengeance demon, says all sorts of inappropriate things because she completely doesn't understand normal social situations and then it morphs into one of the most human things in the whole series with her talking about how she doesn't understand death.


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I just finished rewatching the series, and that episode is so hard to watch, but so good.
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So I'm watching The West Wing and I'm wondering how long I could have Toby Ziegler's job before I got fired.

I set the over/under at a week and a half.

I'm thinking about taking the under.
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Toby is sad. All the time.
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The Matrix is a pretty mediocre movie.
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Cyberpunk with a touch of cypherpunk, but no grunge, +MrsA Wiggins​. 
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On the other hand, I've watched about 3.25 episodes of Mad Men and I just don't think I can keep watching. It's just so sad I can't take it.
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Word-nerds,

people often judge books by their covers... even though we know we shouldn't. +S. A. Hunt​ makes some of the best covers I have seen. He does it professionally, and for his own fantastic books as well. Right now he has a deal going on which is beyond reasonable; in fact it is a steal. So, take advantage of the opportunity to get your cover in professional shape.

Click through to the link to look at some samples, and while you are there check out some of his writing. I am in the middle of Malus Domestica and it is fabulous (well written, inventive, fast paced, thrilling, and with characters you will fall in love with).

#supportartists #supportwriters #supportindie
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It's pretty much all over but the shouting.

On the Democratic side, if my math is right, there are 3158 delegates left to be awarded in primaries and caucuses and Clinton currently has a lead of pledged and superdelegates of 630.

In order to tie, Sanders would have to win 60% of the remaining pledged delegates or make up the difference in superdelegates and there's really no indication he can do anything like that.

On the Republican side, Ted Cruz just had the night that Marco Rubio needed to have.

The Ted Cruz path to victor was to win Iowa, win South Carolina, win most or all of the southern states last night, emerge as the frontrunner, and feed of the momentum. The only problem is that Trump won most of his states and more than his fair share of media coverage. There are a few Cruz friendly states left, but on the whole, the remaining calendar isn't that favorable to him.

But Rubio just isn't winning. He's won one contest and finished third all over the map last night, failing to meet the viability threshold in a number of states. We're moving into states where he should do better, but that mostly looks like a lot of second place finishes.

If either Rubio or Cruz would drop out, the other might have a chance to beat Trump, but neither of them are going to do so. Trump's going to win Florida and, in fact, most of the remaining contests and cruise to the nomination whereupon he will get flattened by Clinton in the general election.
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If you're an indie writer and you're looking for a good book cover, you'll want to pay attention to this.

+S. A. Hunt makes some of the best covers you can imagine, but he stopped doing them to concentrate on his own writing. Well, now he's doing them again for a limited time. Don't be a moron. Go check out his covers and sign up to get one.
 
If anybody needs--or you know anybody that needs--a book cover, I'm running a sale to muster funds for a trip back to Michigan to spend the summer with this beautiful woman, the light of my life. Yes, [gasp], I'm doing book covers for a little while. I have to go back. I must go back.

$100 for both Kindle cover and physical book jacket, free revisions up to 3.
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Am I the only one who doesn't give a damn about the Oscars?

(also applies to the Emmys, Grammys, Tonys, and every other damn award show ever)

Why the hell am I supposed to care? The point is to recognize and honor the people in a given profession who did a really good job in a given year. That's cool. They should have fun and rock out with their bad selves.

Why the hell should I care?

I'm not an actor. I'm not a director. I don't even know what the hell producers do. Why the hell should I care who gets recognized?

How good a movie is on some objective scale is completely irrelevant to me. What matters is whether I'll like a movie. The two aren't even remotely linked. A lot of people were very entertained by Sharknado. I wasn't one of them, I never saw it, but from what I hear from others, it was actually a pretty damn terrible movie.

And people liked it anyway.

Why the hell am I supposed to care who wins an Oscar?

Note, this ranty blather is not in any way associated with the fact that only white people got nominated for anything this year.
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Haven't watched award shows in years. It's the rich patting other rich on the back, and who needs to see that?
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My wife and I were musing around about religion in politics as we do when we're watching 11.22.63 and I've had a pain pill and some booze and I thought back to Kennedy's speech in Houston about religion.

I have attached a transcript courtesy NPR and I am excerpting the relevant paragraph:

I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

If a Republican were to run for any office higher than dogcatcher, and said this, they wouldn't make it out of the primary. If a Democrat said this, I don't think they would get much farther.

What the hell happened? I don't remember anyone asking Reagan or Mike Dukakis about religion. I remember my friends and I being a little put off when actual Reverends like Jesse Jackson or Pat Robertson ran.

Do people just not know jack shit about history? (Answer--yes, they know jack shit)

In the entire history of Catholocism, it was at its worst when it tried to govern an actual country that was larger than a postage stamp. When the Pilgrims left to establish a colony where they could enjoy religious freedom, the first thing they did was kick Roger Willliams out for religious reasons.

Is your faith really so week that you need to have it constantly fawned over by the government? Do you think your right to free exercise is curtailed if our currency doesn't mention god at all?

It's baffling to me. Absolutely baffling.


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My wife and I have been watching The Walking Dead lately. We're about to start S4, Episode 14 and I have gotten to the point where I just don't give a damn about any of these people.

I also think this season has been pretty terribly handled. They're bouncing from story to story to story to story and they're all about different people.

I also have some stupid questions.

Why didn't they ever get new vehicles? I have a very hard time believing that there aren't plenty of dealerships of cars, motorcycles, and RVs in the Atlanta area. Reliable transportation would have made an enormous difference to any number of plot points.

When they were at the farm, why didn't they just build a big ditch around the place? Ten feet deep, ten feet wide, surround the whole place, have some drawbridges for when you need to get out. The zombies can't get in unless they fill up the trench and walk on top of each other and you can prevent that with a little maintenance. Easy peasy. Ditto for the prison and Woodbury and everywhere else.

Nobody seems really concerned that "terminus" means "The end."

If I were in a zombie apocalypse, I'd be holed up at a Costco or Sam's Club.
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A big ditch. Ten feet deep, ten feet across, maybe more.

That might not keep the biggest herds away, but you wouldn't have to worry about the random onesies and twosies.
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In first grade, my teacher asked the kids to vote on what book she was going to read to us during story time. I raised my hand for one thing. The entire rest of the class raised their hand for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

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