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Red as blood, white as bone

I did not feel like working this afternoon, so I did a bit of writing for a project I’d like to see take off in the next days (due date the last of May), and then I brew me a cup of tea and dug out one of the (virtual) stack of novellas I have here. Short, high quality fantasy fiction – what’s better on a rainy Saturday afternoon? Red as blood, white as bone is a fairy-tale story by Theodora Goss, a wonderful writer with a great catalog of excellent books. It is a deceptively simple story about stories, and their importance and value. It starts like a re-telling of Cinderella, then swerves in Angela Carter territory (but better, in many respects, than Carter’s Blood Chamber stories),...
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Sample Saturday: “Two Days in June”

Two Days in June
Today’s sample is from my latest edition of Pocketful of Stories, currently available for pre-order via Amazon and Smashwords . Enjoy! —– Bahorel bought another round of wine for the group; it was his turn, after all. At least Grantaire was late; that meant the bottle would last longer. The veteran-student was always drowning his sorrows. Combeferre and Feuilly were playing dice, while Courfeyrac and Prouvaire loudly debated a point of philosophy. It looked to be just one more night in the dingy tavern on the rue de la Chanverrie. Until Grantaire entered, his face solemn as a judge, followed by an equally subdued Enjolras. Grantaire picked up the nearest glass — which happened to be Bahorel’...
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Hot New Release – Grab it Now at Only 0.99

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Check out this hot new release. Watch the Mini Movie first. Death Among Us Pre-Order Link Special Pre-Order Price Who knew death could be so eclectic? Relish this mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up of short stories. The stories include the 2019 SIA Award-Winning Murder Mystery Short Story ‘The Rose Slayer.’ Murder and mystery have been the […] The post Hot New Release – Grab it Now at Only 0.99 appeared first on Stephen Bentley . Original link

Book Review: The Impaler’s Wife by Autumn Bardot

If you haven’t checked the updates to our review policy, please do. I am taking over in the meantime. Our latest I Love Romance Blog review selection is The Impaler’s Wife by Autumn Bardot. What a great read! 😀 The … Continue reading → Original link

Release Blitz – Jessamyn Kingley

Today, I’m hosting author Jessamyn Kingley and her latest release No Ordinary Drakeling, book twelve in the D’Vaire series. **** RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: No Ordinary Drakeling (D’Vaire, Book 12) Author: Jessamyn Kingley Publisher: Self-published Cover Artist: LJ Anderson of Mayhem Cover Creations Release Date: May 16, 2019 Genre/s: M/M Urban Fantasy Romance Trope/s: Fated … Continue reading Original link Original author: Maggie Blackbird

#May2019 #IndieBooksBeSeen #Indie #Author #Books #Monthly #BookReview!

Hey Everyone!! :-) It's the 18th again, so time for my #IndieBooksBeSeen monthly indie author book review!! Enjoy! :-) The Twelve Terrors of Christmas by Claudette Melanson: Has Christmas ever seemed just a little bit sinister to you? Does the most magical time of the year make you wonder about the flip side; the dark magic? Have you ever wondered what might happen if you refuse to believe in the magic? If so, this is definitely the anthology for you! There are twelve Christmas stories in this book, each one spookier than the last. To be honest, they're so scary, I found myself wondering if this was a book for Christmas or for Halloween. But whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, this boo...
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ABOUT THE BOOK Life has always been sweet on Georgia’s Peach Cove Island, but a case of murder has Marygene Brown down in the pits . . .
 For generations, the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner. Since their mother's passing two years ago, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business. Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown, where she can almost feel Mama's presence.
But all is not peachy back home. Marygene has barely tied on an apron when a diner regular drops dead at the counter. When it turns out the o...
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Are You Making These Errors?

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 Attract the Right Job or Clientele: If you are making these errors listed below, today is an excellent time to change your routine. The habits we allow ourselves to get into are sometimes the reason business declines. My Story 3 Errors Regarding The Approach: The way we approach others is the beginning phase of attempting to build a business. Whether you email, message on social platforms, call, or network, the plan has to be above board and well thought out. Unfortunately, I receive messages on a variety of social media platforms, in addition to unsolicited email, that frequently raises an eyebrow. The commonality is my inclination to delete instantly. The issues are many, but three appear...
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“Two Days in June” is Available for Pre-Order on Smashwords!

Two Days in June
Hi, everyone. I’m excited to report that latest edition of Pocketful of Stories, “Two Days in June,” is available for pre-order via Smashwords (click the link). Other outlets will follow soon. The book will be published on June 5, the anniversary of the 1832 Student Rebellion in Paris. Back cover copy: Starvation. Fear. Fighting in the streets. It’s June 1832, and Paris is once again at war. The students of the Sorbonne rise up against those in power, believing that right and the people are on their side. But King Louis-Philippe has other plans. Read “Two Days in June,” the latest edition of Pocketful of Stories, and enter the world of Les Miserables. Editing to add the Amazon US pre-order l...
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Do No Harm: Unlawful Harvest by @pdworkmanauthor

MacKenzie reached for the ringing phone, trying to drag herself from sleep, but her hand encountered only the empty base of the phone, the wireless handset missing.   She pried her eyes open while feeling for it on the bedside table, knocking off keys and a glass and an empty bottle and other detritus. She swore and blinked and tried to focus. Where had she left the handset and who was calling her so early in the morning? The phone rang five times and went to her voicemail. Too late to answer it. She sank back down onto her pillow and closed her eyes. Whoever it was would have to wait.   But no sooner had it gone to voicemail than it started ringing again. MacKenzie groaned. “Are you serious...
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Weekend Reads: “First Blood”

First Blood
First Blood by David Morrell My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had the pleasure of taking a workshop from author David Morrell in 2018. Yet, I had not read his debut work. I finally took care of that this year. Wow. I think it’s important to point out that I was not a fan of the “Rambo” movies. There were continuity errors galore, as well as errors about weaponry, etc., that were obvious to me from my time with the Dept. of Defense. The good news here is that the films have very little in common with the book. Rambo has come home from Vietnam with a Medal of Honor and a bad case of PTSD. He wants to get lunch in a tiny Kentucky town, and runs afoul of Sheriff Wilfred Teasle. Teasle doesn’t want any ...
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, vol 1

And so it’s here, in all its glory, the first volume of the definitive edition, in English by Vertical, of the manga version of the old Mobile Suit Gundam. A gift for my fifty-second birthday. And I have already discussed how, at the tender age of fifty-two, it feels weird to be so excited by a comic based on a cartoon I watched when I was fourteen. But like in that old song, it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. Or I’ll enjoy Gundam. A quick recap, in case you missed the thing. In the near future, Earth has colonized the near space using O’Neill cylinder colonies in the Lagrange points of the Earth-Moon system. The farthest colony secedes, the leader of the secession dies (heart attack? ...
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A #99c #sale! "Haunting. Forbidden. Dangerously sexy." Romance + Ghosts #Paranormal #FridayReads #Books

Hurry - Haunted Souls is on sale for just 99c!  At 75% off the usual price, this steamy second-chance romance with a haunting mystery is now less than a latte...check out the blurb below and grab your copy! A damaged soldier,  a secret baby,  and a haunting mystery  collide in HAUNTED SOULS "Packed with angst, turmoil, danger, and romance...captivating" ~ Splashes Into Books Reviews 5*s "Haunting.  Forbidden.  Dangerously sexy.  This book is incredible...everything a 5* read should be" ~ Nom de Plume Book Reviews 5*s "These two are smokin' scenes are filled to the brim with heat, passion, and tenderness...Everything you could want, from romance to suspense...I found it hard to put...
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For the Love of Writing

Throughout my lifetime, my mind has often been at work, creating a story. I did this long before I ever identified as a writer. But it wasn't until I'd written my first full-length novel when I realized how truly exciting writing can be. There is a feeling of empowerment which derives from creating a world spurred solely by way of one's imagination, a world in which the author alone determines the players, the chain of events and the outcome. Storytelling is addictive. The bridge between fantasy and reality, the path of a writer is a visionary's dream. Reality is that which can never be fully escaped from, even when our imaginations are hard at play. For me, this has meant different things a...
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Book Blast – K R Allen

Today, I’m hosting author K R Allen and her latest release Last Loose End. **** BOOK BLAST Book Title: Last Loose End Author: K R Allen Publisher: Self-published Cover Artist: Fiverr Release Date: May 6, 2018 Genre/s: Contemporary M/M Romance, Action/Adventure/Spies Trope/s: Gay for You Themes: Authenticity, acceptance Heat Rating: 3 flames Length: 122 917 … Continue reading Original link Original author: Maggie Blackbird

Meet Award-Winning Author Judy Ann Davis and Read About Her New 19th Century Romance, WILLIE, MY LOVE

ABOUT JUDY ANN Judy Ann began her career in writing as a copy and continuity writer for radio and television in Scranton, PA. She holds a degree in Journalism and Communications and has written for industry and education throughout her career. Over a dozen of her short stories have appeared in various literary and small magazines, and anthologies, and have received numerous awards. To date, she was written five novels, a collection of short stories, and a novella. Her works encompass romance, mystery, western, and paranormal in the historical as well as the contemporary arena. Her last novel, Four White Roses, was a finalist in the Book Excellence and Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie awards. ...
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New beginnings, temporary goodbyes

It’s Thursday. Outside, it’s raining. Which isn’t anything new for this part of the world, but we were dry (and warm) for a time. It’s been a crazy few weeks since my last post. I haven’t gotten far on either of my wips, which I need to change. I need to stop putting the writing on the back burner. It’s hard, though, when so many other things seem more important. We said a temporary good bye to one of our gaming buds. Ed’s job changed shifts on him, and he wasn’t going to make it to the table on Saturdays because of it. Work does take precedence. Gaming’s great, but it doesn’t pay the bills. So, head over to my page for D&D stories and read up on what Jinnaari’s up to while Ed’s on hiatus. H...
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colorfulgradients     Shades of red fall from the sky, Puddles of crimson from high. I’m covered by the bloody hue. I refuse to stay here with you.   Time travel has brought us here. I refuse to live in fear. A fake town is not for me. Why can’t you let me be free?   Demons hide in this forsaken place. Don’t bother to show me your true face. I know what you really are. From here, I want to be far.   PREY FOR THE DEAD Original link Original author: Susanne Leist

‘La Mesnée d’Hellequin’

I’m reading two books, as one does. One is a mystery set here in the place where I live, and I’ll talk about that another time. The other is Claude Lecouteux’ Phantom Armies of the Night: The Wild Hunt and the Ghostly Processions of the Undead, a very thorough coverage of the legends and folklore connected with the Wild Hunt, a medieval European legend with its roots in a much deeper past and with echoes that reach us today. And apparently the Mesnée d’Hellequin, as it was called in Old French has acquired some recent popularity due to a bestselling series of fantasy novels and an equally popular video-game franchise – but I don’t care. I’m doing some research for a story (or five) and I wan...
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Don Travis: Splendid Desolation (Part Two of Four parts)

Don Travis: Splendid Desolation (Part Two of Four parts) : blog post #337 Courtesy of Last week we meet Vince Lozander, an ex-trucker meets Davy, a tw... Original link