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Oct 01

[Guest Post] Patrick Swenson on The Positives and Negatives of Negative Reviews

About the Author Patrick started writing when he was in 2nd grade. His first classic was Mr Mooney Goes to the Moon. It was followed by Mr Mooney Goes to Mars and Mr Mooney Goes to North Dakota. True story. The manuscripts were lost when his family moved from one side of the state of Montana to …

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Sep 30

[Guest Post] Brian Staveley on Fractal Conflict in Storytelling

About the Author After teaching literature, philosophy, history, and religion for more than a decide, Brian began writing epic fantasy. His first book, The Emperor’s Blades (released by Tor Books in January), is the start of his series, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. The first seven chapters can be had for free here. The second book …

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Sep 29

Bitter Greens – Kate Forsyth + GIVEAWAY

(Scroll to the end to see the GIVEAWAY details!) Publication Date: September 23, 2014 | Thomas Dunne Books | Hardcover; 496p | ISBN-10: 1250047536 Genre: Historical/Fantasy/Fairy-Tale Retellings The amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power …

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Sep 26

[Guest Review by Joao Eira] City of Stairs – Robert Jackson Bennett

This review was originally posted here. Thanks so much to Joao Eira for letting me nab it for my website! — About the Book A densely atmospheric and intrigue-filled fantasy novel of living spies, dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, ever-changing city-from one of America’s most acclaimed young SF writers. Years ago, the city …

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Sep 25

[Guest Post] Susan Klaus on The One Star Amazon Rating and Review

About the Author Susan Klaus was born in Sarasota, Fla. and has had an extensive career with animals from a business selling rabbits as a child, to a pet groomer of 30 years, to exhibiting dogs in obedience trails, to breeding show cats and founding the Fiesta Cat Fanciers Club, and has bred and raced …

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Sep 24

[Guest Review by Steven Long] Age of Iron – Angus Watson

About the Book  LEGENDS AREN’T BORN. THEY’RE FORGED. Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south to join up with King Zadar’s army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar’s most fearsome warriors, who’s vowed revenge on the king …

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Sep 23

[Guest Review by Alyx Dellamonica] Shining New Light on the Embers: The Golden Princess, by S.M. Stirling

About the Book First novel of a new “Emberverse”/”The Change” trilogy. It’s Change Year 46, two generations after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn’t survive. The children born after the Change and their children are again battling against powers that are not sympathetic to humans and human concerns. 432 …

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Sep 22

[Guest Post] Carol Berg on Writing Evil

About the Author Berg holds a degree in mathematics from Rice University, and a degree in computer science from the University of Colorado. Before writing full-time, she worked as a software engineer. She lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, and is the mother of three mostly grown sons. Berg’s hobby of …

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Sep 21

Upcoming Posts

So… this is surgery week. I’m thrilled (/sarcasm font). I just spent about two hours lining up posts for the first two weeks during/after the operation. Here’s what you can expect to see on Bookworm Blues. I tried to fill all the weekday slots and left the weekends open, but I probably screwed up somewhere. …

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Sep 18

California Bones – Greg Van Eekhout

About the Book When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian. When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the hands of the Hierarch of Southern California, devoured for …

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