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Must read summer releases

Must read summer releases

This summer is packed full with books that I’m itching to read. To begin with, there is Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh. Which was the reason I re-read the series now. Mmm.  ( I’ll admit that I’m crossing my fingers that my book store makes the same mistake they did last year. *cough*) Then in July  Shaman Rises by C.E Murphy releases. *sob* I’m still struggling with the fact that it is the last Walker Paper novel. Also in…

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The 2014 Edition: 5 Women SF/F Writers to read

The 2014 Edition: 5 Women SF/F Writers to read

Close to a year ago, I wrote a blog post about my top 3 female SF/F writers.  With the recent hubub about the Waterstone list, I thought it might be a good idea to write a new  list.   Unlike last year when it was solely unknown authors, it is a mix of wellknown and less well known writers. Chrysoula Tzavelas: I pledged the Matchbox Girls Kickstarter solely on C.E. Murphy’s blurb. And I haven’t regretted it since.  Since the moment…

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5 Fantasy and Urban Fantasy authors you should read

5 Fantasy and Urban Fantasy authors you should read

The theme for the latest Mind Meld is Up and coming authors in the last 5 years, which is a great topic, and I plan to read some of the authors on it. Except when I read it, I thought: What about the midlisters, or the new authors that are writing good books but are published by small presses? So here is my list, of authors that should be among the up and coming authors. And if you have read…

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What makes a book successful?

What makes a book successful?

Reading about the success of 50 Shades Of Grey made think about what makes a book wildly popular.  I have read a lot of books, that have had  engaging characters, fast paced plots, and fascinating settings.  Yet  they aren’t up and fighting on the bestseller lists. So why is they plodding along? I think part of it is that they are missing that  extra”something.” The something that keeps the reader coming back again and again. Let’s take Amanda Hocking.  She…

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A new feature

A new feature

I have decided to add a new feature to this blog, Author Recommendations. At least once a month I will recommend an author *and* put up a review of a book by the same author 🙂