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Science Fiction eBook & Paperback Giveaway!

eBook & Paperback Sweepstakes! (2) Winners of eBook “Gift Baskets” of ALL ebooks Other Winners of individual ebooks or paperbacks (randomly selected)

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Cover Art Critique

This is an amazing cover. I adore the illustration, and the subtle puzzle pattern adds questions and intrigue. The color scheme is soft and pleasing, and the unique font, while still perfectly legible, is amazing. I’m a huge fan of

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Fresh Friday New Releases!

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Book Cover Critique

Limited color scheme? Check. Strong imagery? Check. Atmosphere in the artwork? Check. The only thing I don’t really care for is the red spider symbol. I think it could be better integrated with the background cover art, or placed somewhere

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Misfortune of Vision is LIVE!

That’s right – for the first time since March, Misfortune of Vision, book four in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now re-released! Ebook on Amazon, on Kindle Unlimited, and as print at lots of venues, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. UNIVERSAL LINK HERE!

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Book Cover Critique

With any fantasy cover, there’s always the urge to put too much on the cover. You’re trying to define an entire world, after all. However, with just a few iconic images, you can offer a hint of the world-building without

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Come vote for Taming of the Few!

The cover art for my urban fantasy novel, Taming of the Few, is in the Crème de la Cover Contest at InD’Tale Magazine! CLICK HERE TO VOTE TODAY!!! The contest runs all week until Saturday, July 30th at 5pm PST. You

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Win a Kindle Reader!

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The Apocaylpse Bloodline by Michael Piers

The Apocaylpse Bloodline by Michael Piers When his teenage son is kidnapped, concerned father Chase Creighton jumps on the trail of a group of sinister religious extremists. As panic grows across the United States in response to a string of

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Free book fair!

eBook & Paperback Sweepstakes! (2) Winners of eBook “Gift Baskets” of ALL ebooks Other Winners of individual ebooks or paperbacks (randomly selected)

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The Dragon Awards Nominations

Hey, folks! I would love it if you could submit my book, Taming of the Few (by my pen name, Rowan Dillon), to the Dragoncon Awards Nominations, they’re open for two more days! https://application.dragoncon.net/dc_fan_awards_nominations.php

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Cover art critique

Sometimes dragons, magical lights, and fantasy iconography aren’t the right choice. But visual drama always works. This book is simple, almost non-fiction in it’s feel. But it does spell out (literally) that it’s a novel. The simple white figurines with

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Misfortune of Vision will return August 1!

That’s right – for the first time since March, Misfortune of Vision, book four in The Druid’s Brooch Series, will be available. I will have it as ebook on Amazon, on Kindle Unlimited, and as print at lots of venues,

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Cover Art Critique

This is another haunting cover. I am loving this simple, evocative image. While the overall color scheme is pale, bright, it’s still obviously a dark and poignant story. The hint of handwriting in the background implies letters, correspondence, something nostalgic,

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They’re Here….

Fantasy and Science Fiction stories to tickle your mind… Searching for your next favorite story? Look no further! These bestselling authors have teamed up to offer a delightful selection of new books. Available for a limited time.

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Cover Art Critique

This is some amazingly strong work. And while her armor isn’t quite practical, at least it’s better than a lot of ‘women’s armor’ you see in illustrations, made only for the male gaze and not actually any protective qualities. The

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JUNE BOOKBUBGIVEAWAY

Discover a new author, discover your next favorite read1 Enter to Win a $400 Amazon Gift Card. We’re giving away a Whopping $400 AMAZON GIFT CARD to one lucky reader. For your chance to win, follow our authors on BookBub. Winner

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Alas, there is a thing as Too Much Garlic.

I went to San Francisco for a weekend immersion Irish language course AND to visit my best friend, Kim. Kim took me to The Stinking Rose, a garlic restaurant just on the edge of Chinatown. With the basket of bread,

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June Kindle Unlimited Giveaway!

Will a 2-year Kindle Unlimited Subscription and a $250 Amazon Gift Card! KINDLE UNLIMITED READ FOR FREE Discover a new author, discover your next favorite read. Our Kindle Unlimited Prize Money was made possible by the authors of the books

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Cover Art Critiques

This doesn’t look like your typical ‘hard science fiction’ cover, but I love it. It has that lovely limited color palette, and while the silhouettes don’t offer much detail, we don’t need much detail. We know there’s an ensemble cast,

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