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History to Fantasy
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As many of you know, as Patricia Rice, I’ve been published in historical romance since 1984. I’ve written westerns, Americana, Victoriana, Regencies, and paranormal historical romance well before any of those genres became popular. Historical romance has cycled through variations … Continue reading


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What’s in a Word: Shared Worlds/Shared Words
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In my last article on word-smithery, I made the observation that “There are two parties to [the author-reader relationship], of course, the writer has to know how to use the words, but the reader has to know how to read … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Poisoned Pearls by Leah Cutter

Poisoned Pearls

Poisoned Pearls by Leah Cutter Kyle still smelled of baby oil and cigarette smoke, though I figured he’d been dead for at least two hours, based on the light dusting of snow that covered his artistically torn jeans and preppy … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Giving Him Hell by Jamie Quaid

Giving Him Hell by Jamie Quaid

Giving Him Hell Saturn’s Daughter 3 by Jamie Quaid Tina Clancy is looking forward to a nice, quiet Christmas, but life has other plans for the newly-minted lawyer. As a Daughter of Saturn, Tina expects a healthy dose of crazy … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Spiral Path by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Spiral Path by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Spiral Path Night Calls 3 by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel “The world is woven of secrets.” Ritual magic mixes dangerously with wild magic. Yet Alfreda Sorensson’s talent has grown until she becomes a target for worldly and unworldly powers. Now, to … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Rondo Allegro by Sherwood Smith

Rondo Allegro by Sherwood Smith

Rondo Allegro by Sherwood Smith In Palermo, sixteen-year-old singer-in-training Anna Maria Ludovisi is married by her dying father to Captain Henry Duncannon, the Perennial Bachelor. Minutes after the wedding he sets sail. The threat of French invasion causes Anna to … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Hinky Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson

The Hinky Brass Bed

The Hinky Brass Bed Hinky Chicago #1 by Jennifer Stevenson from Chapter Three She thought she would never come, and then she did. Then they fell from the ceiling to the bed with a thump that knocked the wind out … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Kindred Rites by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Kindred Rites

Kindred Rites Book Two of the Night Calls series by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel   A Christmas Eve Visitation       “Ready for a lesson?” Marta said suddenly. I blinked, surprised by the question. “Tonight?” Marta lifted her head to … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Nine White Horses by Judith Tarr

Nine White Horses by Judith Tarr

Nine White Horses by Judith Tarr Nine stories of horses and their people. Nine tales of magic and enchantment. Horses of the ancient world, horses of the Middle Ages and the Arabian Nights, horses of the present and the future, … Continue reading


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Let’s Talk About Feminist Science Fiction

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I’m one of the people reading for The Year’s Illustrious Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy, an anthology of stories published in 2014 which will be edited by Nisi Shawl and published by Aqueduct Press. According to the announcement, this anthology … Continue reading


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