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Larry Correia takes a turn away from guns and monsters (which are awesome) toward India-inspired epic fantasy heavy with prophecy, curses, dynastic politics, oaths, demons, and chivalric orders. This is great stuff. Son of the Black Sword tells the story…
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The Seer is a gripping epic fantasy novel about the curse of talent and the overreaching of power. Sonia Orin Lyris’s debut novel The Seer follows young Amarta, who has a limited ability to see the future. The future is not fixed, shifting with the…
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The year is 1859. US Army agent Sam Clemens rides west in his amphibious steam-truck, the Jim Smiley. His mission is to get the unruly Kingdom of Deseret, with its air-ships and its rumored phlogiston guns, into the looming conflict on the side of the…
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Shean Pao’s debut novel The Feather and the Moon Well is a deeply romantic fairy tale told about and from the points of view of the fairy creatures, that asks the question: can a creature change its nature? The owner of the Moon Well is Anarra, also…
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No, just their natural choices. Get rather crazy with willy nilly notions reigning over thought. 
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One day the North Wind delivers a baby to a baker and his wife. They love the child without giving her a name, and mostly the village of Snelling-on-the-Oak accepts her… mostly. But the child is magical. She builds homes for fairy folk and tells herself…
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Nat Morgan is unrememberable. Literally. If you leave his presence, in sixty seconds you’ve forgotten him entirely. He’s been this way since birth; the only reason he survived infancy was his mother’s recognition of the problem, and her determined writing…
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One would think the phenomenon great enough he'd be famous from birth but not knowing why, perhaps. 
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The Edge of the World is book one of Kevin J. Anderson’s Terra Incognita trilogy. The trilogy is set in a Byzantium / Crusades style world, immediately putting itself beyond the herd of faux-Europe off-the-shelf fantasies. Anderson’s world is dominated by…
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YA literature has been exploding in recent years, but in all its eccentric fecundity, it’s never seen this before: post-apocalyptic all-girl cattle drive. In 2058, the Juniper—that part of North America that used to be Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming,…
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The Nymphos of Rocky Flats is the only vampire novel ever de-classified by the Department of Energy. In looking at the Amazon reviews as I write this, I see a few complaints about the title. I’m not sure why — the title gets straight to the point. Nymphos…
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I've seen people offended by nudity in a Strip Club. Nothing insane is shocking, just that it's tolerated. 
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Alain is a Mage; his power, like that of all his Guild, comes from the key insight that the world and everything in it are unimportant illusion, easily manipulated. When the caravan he is guarding comes under attack from suspiciously over-armed bandits,…
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“Ordinary people were much more aware of the heavenly bodies than they are today. It is artificial lighting, in street and house, which has made us less conscious of their endless mutations. Few dwellers in large cities now know what the current phase of…
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Second Paradigm‘s title refers to a new paradigm for thinking about time, time travel, and paradox, and its story is an exploration of that paradigm. The challenge in trying to tell you about a book as intricately plotted as this one is that just about…
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Shopkeeper, 72, will not face charges over florist raid death - Telegraph
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An elderly shopkeeper, Cecil Coley, who stabbed to death a burglar in Manchester will not face charges, as prosecutors reassured homeowne

Collings Notes: Functional Creation: John H. Walton’s THE LOST WORLD OF ...
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First, thanks where thanks are due: I was introduced to John H. Walton's study of the worldview of Genesis 1 by means of D. John Butler&

“He Said, She Said”—Speech Tags in Narrative | JournalStone
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Oh, no. Not another article on speech tags. Why? Perhaps the best reason to talk about dialogue attribution is that when used inappropriatel

Creative Writing: Description Prompt
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Description Prompt. (Hope you like it, Cori ;D Thanks for the challenge~) -------------- His eyelids fought to open against the drug-induced

Creative Writing: Cold Blooded - Draft 1
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Cold Blooded - Draft 1. THIS IS MY FIRST DRAFT. It is very rough and I know that it's bad and has many revisions to go but I figured tha

April Theme, "There's a Unicorn in my Rainbow", by Platte F. Clark
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April is a happening month. I'm not saying that just because my birthday is on April 1st. Here's what it's like being born on Ap

42wd Publishing: Pace Yourself - And Your Reader
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The book I'm reading right now has me thinking about pacing. It's a fiction novel with a historian as the main character. The writin

42wd Publishing: 42wd Publishing Sometimes Daily News
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Tombstone with the words The Web is Dead on it. I don't plan on doing a year in review, I don't plan on doing a 2012 prediction, and

42wd Publishing: Singin' the Rough Draft Blues
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237 pages When December 1 came around, I promised myself I would give it until January to start the edits. The thing is a beast: it's 23

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Featured New Book: Devil Sent the Rain by DJ Butler » West of Mars
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I met DJ Butler not too long ago, when he dropped into my inbox. A mutual friend had suggested we hook up, and let me tell you, I owe that m

D.J. Butler, HELLHOUND ON MY TRAIL (ROCK BAND FIGHTS EVIL, I)
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In more ways than one, that response seems eminently suitable for Butler's Hellhound on My Trail as well. It is a story that never gives

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Washing Pots in Prison, Looking For...
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EXCLUSIVE: Ever since Rod Blagojevich reported to prison, it's as if he vanished. But FOX Chicago News has learned exclusively that Illinois

E-Tales Read Lately
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I'm gonna repost here the review I put on amazon (on my wife's account) This short story is an excellent introduction into Charles G

On Writing Reviews
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For me, a review has a single purpose: To impel the reader to the book. If the reader has not yet read the work in question, the review shou

Have You Seen This? Great BYU prank |
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Some BYU students get high praise for one of the best pranks you have likely ever seen.

The Legend Thief (A Summary)
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The blog tour is in full swing. A big thanks to Dave Butler Writes for kicking things off yesterday! If you want the gory details about the

Literary R&R: Guest Reviewer Sarah Reviews: Hellhound on My Trail (R...
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Heaven doesn't want them. Do they stand a chance in Hell? Bass player Mike Archuleta is down on his luck in a major way. The shattered s

At last, it can be told. « NATHAN SHUMATE
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I haven't been updating my progress on my novel Black Tears, mainly because I haven't made any progress. Updates here on the blog ar

Collings Notes: Context Counts--D. John Butler Explores the Book of Mormon
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Nephi's small plates are a time capsule from the sixth century B.C., containing a “loser's eye view” of religion that strongly contr