The Power of Read Local

Leigh Goff takes over my blog today with her interesting article on a “local first” trend. Take it away Leigh! There is a social trend of ‘local first’ movements spreading around our nation that focuses on improving local economies and supporting communities from within. Supporting local, whether it be farms, shops, authors, or restaurants is a…

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Dog Eared by Jojo Debrazza

Welcome to the virtual book tour for Jojo Debrazza’s new children’s book, Dog Eared! Follow the tour to read reviews, excerpts, and book spotlights: https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2018/05/book-tour-schedule-dog-eared-by-jojo.html Publication Date: April 10, 2018 ASIN: B07C47Z4V4 Length: 140 pages Genres: Children’s Fiction Amazon Goodreads About Dog Eared: Dogs can’t read. Right? When Sophie’s grandfather moves in to a retirement…

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Amazon Giveaway & Limited Time Offer

To celebrate the launch of Unquiet Dead, I am hosting giveaways on Amazon. Unquiet Dead (Chiaroscuro Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle Edition). Click to Enter NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Mar 31, 2018 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.     Starter Zone (The Revelation Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle…

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Bewitching Hannah by Leigh Goff

Being a witch is the last thing she wants… Bewitching Hannah Leigh Goff Publisher: Mirror World Publishing Publish Date: September 17, 2017 Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Romance Follow the tour to read reviews, exclusive excerpts, guest posts, and book spotlights: https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2017/09/virtual-book-tour-schedule-bewitching.html About Bewitching Hannah: Sixteen-year-old Hannah Fitzgerald has always known she is descended from a troubled…

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5 Minutes with Andrew Leon Hudson

5 Minutes with Andrew Leon Hudson This is a chance to learn a bit more about Andrew Leon Hudson, whose new Weird Western ebook series End Trails has only just begun… What I love most about writing . . . …is relatively rare for me, but occasionally I’ll get totally absorbed to the extent that…

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Interview with Steampunk Author Kara Jorgensen: Creative & Professional Writing

Kara Jorgensen is an independent author with two highly successful steampunk novels—The Earl of Brass and The Winter Garden—and a novella—An Oxford Holiday—in her Ingenious Mechanical Devices series. Her newest novel, The Earl and the Artificer, will be released on January 30, 2016. But the publication of this novel is unusual; it also serves as the Master’s Thesis for her MFA in Creative and Professional Writing. Not only did Jorgensen have the clamoring voices of her fans demanding the next installment in the series when she was writing, but her thesis advisor adding pressure as well!

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Review: The Best of Spanish Steampunk

I received this anthology as a gift and opened it with a great deal of anticipation. Short, speculative fiction has been my favorite genre for many years and reading an entire anthology of steampunk stories would be a treat on a cold winter day. But as I read, I found myself to be puzzled: there were ghost stories, gaslight romances, alternate histories, and references to Victorian authors and their creations, but very few elements that reflect the steampunk aesthetic.

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Alicia Joseph’s New Release: Loving Again

Dana Perkins lost her longtime partner in a tragic accident. Although she still struggles with the loss, her profound loneliness is evidence that it is time to move on. She knows her deceased lover, Casey, wouldn’t want her living this way. Dana begins her slow process of letting go, removing reminders of Casey from her house, and dating again.

The women she meets leave Dana uninspired and missing her deceased partner even more. Just as she is about to resign herself to the belief that she will never love again, Dana meets Emily Daniels, a married woman who is deeply conflicted over her attraction to women. Soon, the two women form a friendship that leads to deeper emotions. They discover that one moment in their past had brought them together in a way neither woman could have ever imagined. Is that one moment in time enough to let both women follow their hearts, or will they let their past continue to rule their future?

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Review: For The Memory of Dragons

For the Memory of Dragons by Julie Wentzel When I first picked up this book, I didn’t know much about the author or the story. It was a fantasy, mystery, and romance; those elements were enough to intrigue me. The fact that there were dragons (one of my favorite fantasy creatures) was an added benefit.…

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5 Minutes With Karissa Laurel

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Karissa Laurel, author of Midnight Burning. Website: www.karissalaurel.com Twitter: @karissalaurel Facebook: www.facebook.com/karissalaurel Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/karissalaurel Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/karissalaurel Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0YLj4g3D About the Author The toughest thing about writing . . . I have a full time job, a boisterous family, and a tiny house. Finding time…

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In Praise of eBooks by Carol Browne

I am proud to share today’s post by Carol Browne, who writes in praise of eBooks.  Enjoy!  Chris __________________________________________________ In Praise of eBooks As a voracious book reader, I have lived my life believing in the superiority of the printed book; then my beta-reader kindly gave me her Kindle. Once I had figured out how…

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Book Review: Workman’s Complication

I knew that I would like this novel from the very first line: “It was harder to sing with the vampire teeth than I thought it would be.” This is a very evocative image, especially given the number of television shows and movies that have featured vampires in the last decade. I often wondered how…

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5 Minutes with Jeb Kinnison

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Jeb Kinnison, whose novel Red Queen: The Substrate Wars, was published in December 2014. Website: jebkinnison.com Twitter: @jebkinnison About the Author I started writing when I took writing classes at MIT and Harvard, then worked with a writing group in Cambridge. After receiving rejection notices…

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5 Minutes with Devorah Fox

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Devorah Fox, whose most recent novel, The King’s Redress, debuted on June 11, 2014 Website: http://devorahfox.com Twitter:@devorah_fox Facebook: https://facebook.com/DevorahFoxAuthor About the Author I started writing . . . I don’t remember ever NOT writing. I kept as diary as a very little girl (as if…

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On Writing: Researching Accurately and Efficiently

I have always enjoyed learning new things. I can spend hours looking through books on multitudes of subjects and finding out new facts and information. When I am cooking I will watch shows on P.B.S. or National Geographic. (This is one of the few times a day I watch television and shows with no real…

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