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Shameless Iron Axe Giveaway

Here’s a business-of-writing thing for you.  The magic number of reviews at Amazon is 20. Once a book has 20 reviews, Amazon starts recommending a book along with other books.  This is a huge help to the author in the … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Arrows of the Sun by Judith Tarr

Arrows of the Sun

Arrows of the Sun Avaryan Resplendent, Volume I by Judith Tarr Drums beat, pulse-beat. Slow, slow, then swifter, rising up and up to a rattle of panic-terror. The boy ran. Sometimes as he ran he was himself: wind in his … Continue reading

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The Hobbit 3: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough I’m a real fan of snappy, tight work. So I was annoyed by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. This thing is at least an hour too long. All the pernicious influences of modern … Continue reading

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Engineer, Technologist, Alchemist

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For the past couple of weeks I’ve been part of a Storybundle. This is a very interesting crowdfunding concept, and one I like quite a lot. It brings together for a limited time a group of works under a common … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Moon Dreams by Patricia Rice

Moon Dreams by Patricia Rice

Moon Dreams by Patricia Rice Raised in rural isolation, Alyson Hampton is bereft after the death of her aristocratic English grandfather. Introduced to society, she is horrified to learn that her illegitimacy–and the wealth she’s inherited–leave her a target for … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Boy From the Burren by Sheila Gilluly

The Boy From the Burren

The Boy From the Burren The First Book of the Painter by Sheila Gilluly          I woke to the deep dark of middle night. Around me the other boys’ sleeping breath was a shushing like that of … Continue reading

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Visiting Lucinda’s Pawnshop
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I’m pausing in my writing rants to promote a non-Book View Cafe book that will be released in July of 2015 by Bird Street Books.  The book is Devil’s Daughter which we—the creative team behind said novel—hope will spawn a … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Signatures by James A. Hetley

Signatures by James A. Hetley

Signatures by James A. Hetley John Patterson thinks he damn well earned his pension. He survived more than twenty years as a police forensic wizard, tracking down and fighting the worst that criminal magic could throw at him. If he … Continue reading

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BVC Announces A Mindy Klasky Sampler

A Mindy Klasky Sampler

A Mindy Klasky Sampler by Mindy Klasky Passion: The Diamond Brides Series–nine tales of white-hot love set against the backdrop of the Raleigh Rockets baseball team. A May-December romance that scorches the sheets and the boardroom… A twice-jilted bride determined … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Beyond Grimm edited by Deborah J. Ross

Beyond Grimm

Beyond Grimm Tales Newly Twisted edited by Deborah J. Ross Hair Raising by Pati Nagle Once upon a time there was a beautiful Maiden named Rapunzel, which means “radish.” Her name was given to her by the Evil Witch who … Continue reading

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