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Great Reads for a Rainy Winter Day

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The redwoods have been getting their fair share of the rain, and I’ve been holed up with a pile of wonderful books. Some of these came from my gigantic “To Be Read” bookshelf and others fall under the category of … Continue reading

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BVC Announces “The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall” by Chris Dolley

The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall

The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries 4 by Chris Dolley An escaped cannibal, a family curse … and Reginald Worcester turning up on the doorstep. Could things get any worse for the Baskerville-Smythe family? As the … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall by Chris Dolley

The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4 by Chris Dolley This novel is the 5th story in the R&W Steampunk Mystery series. Stories 1 and 2 were published in the ebook What Ho, Automaton! Stories … Continue reading

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A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being

I seem to be reading more good literary novels of late. They seem to fall into two categories: realistic stories and ones that incorporate elements from fantasy, science fiction, or both. The realistic ones that I’ve enjoyed have been detailed … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Chains and Memory by Marie Brennan

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Chains and Memory Wilders 2 by Marie Brennan Manifestation was only the beginning. The Otherworld has returned — bringing with it the sidhe, the source of humanity’s psychic powers. Some mortals welcome these creatures of legend, some fear them . … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: The Once and Future Book

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I think I am in an abusive relationship with my manuscript. I’m fighting it, it’s fighting me. I’ve written, rewritten, unwritten, spat, cursed, prayed. I’ve walked away, but I can’t stay away because there’s something about this one, that elusive … Continue reading

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I Sing of a Maiden

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As has become somewhat of a tradition over the years, the Horseblog is taking a winter break. It will be back in the new year, with more horse stories and rants and reflections and odd bits of equine lore. As … Continue reading

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Writing Nowadays: The Story So Far

Back when I wrote the Silent Empire, I wanted each book to stand completely alone so that no matter what order readers might find them, they could read them all.  I also wanted to avoid the problem of readers saying, … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Remscela by Gregory Frost

Remscela by Gregory Frost

Remscela The Sequel to Tain by Gregory Frost Cu Chulainn was only a teenaged boy when he defeated the combined armies of Queen Maeve. Now, with nothing to fight, Ulster’s warrior seems cursed–by a child he never knew he had; … Continue reading

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Story Special: “Leaf” by Katharine Kerr

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Editor’s note: As a holiday treat, Book View Cafe is happy to share a short story by Katharine Kerr featuring her psychic detective, Nola O’Grady. Leaf by Katharine Kerr  I saw the case first on the local news websites. “Prominent … Continue reading

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