Here is a wonderful post from Kimberly Kinrade:
Do you see the magic in the everyday moments?
As a fantasy writer, I create magic all the time. My characters dive into darkness, challenging monsters, overcoming fears, and mastering their powers.
But what about in real life? How does a writer of magic find the magic in something so benign as doing dishes? Escapism and the willing suspension of disbelief are wonderful tools to let us immerse ourselves in story. Staying in the present is the tool we need to immerse ourselves in our own magical lives. Read more... (996 words, 6 images, estimated 3:59 mins reading time)
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The Three Lost Kids and the Death of The Sugar Fairy by Kimberly Kinrade Guest Post
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Today, Just Another Rabid Reader is visited by Christopher Lynch, author of “One Eyed Jack”.
Below, Please find Mr. Lynch’s thoughts!~
I wrote for twenty years before I really discovered writing. By that, I mean that I was so focused on “making it” by getting a sale and being published, that I left my passion for what I was writing about on the shelf. It was a huge mistake that costs me two decades of work. Read more... (656 words, 3 images, estimated 2:37 mins reading time)
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Author Christopher J. Lynch on “A Writer’s Awakening”
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Title: The Time Keeper
Author: Mitch Albom
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Page Count: 240
Where I got: Publisher/Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo
How much: $24.99 List Price Hardcover 16.00, ebook 9.50 Kindle, 9.50 Nook, 12.50 Kobo
Format I read it in: E-Book.
From the author who’s inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper – a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours. Read more... (714 words, 5 images, estimated 2:51 mins reading time)
WARNING This book contains content that is not suitable for younger readers. There is sexually explicit content that is only suitable for a mature audience.
Title: Alice’s Wonderland
Author: Allison Dobell
Publisher: Avon Red
Publication Date: November 6, 2012
Where I Got It: Publisher via Edelweiss
This book is not yet released, so pricing information is not yet available. The cover image above links to the Amazon page, so hopefully that will be updated soon, but I have heard rumor that the pricing will be roughly $0.99.
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After the Cross by Brandon Barr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After the Cross has a little bit of everything for every reader. There is mystery, history, and a little bit of romance. There is suspense, danger, violence, and a journey of self discovery.
There was a bit of shifting POV and I know for some people that can get confusing, but in this book it was beautifully executed and well organized so as not to detract from the story at all.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. I loved the history behind it, which seemed very well researched and easily incorporated into the story. Read more... (181 words, 4 images, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (July 23, 2012)
( ISBN: 978-0-8129-8437-8, 104pp, $0.99 from Amazon)
From one of the most acclaimed young writers of fiction in America today comes a fast-paced and fantastical novella about a young girl’s journey into a dark netherworld to find her missing best friend. This eBook edition contains an exclusive excerpt from Victor LaValle’s new novel The Devil in Silver, about which Gary Shteyngart raves, “Literary horror just found a new master.” Read more... (556 words, 4 images, estimated 2:13 mins reading time)
Cassandra by Starlight
by SUSAN MAC NICOL
A London woman is swept off her feet into the glamorous yet surprisingly dangerous world of an up-and-coming star of stage and screen.
TO CATCH A RISING STAR
Unconventional though she may be, Cassandra Wallace leads the life of an average Londoner, from blind dates to rush hour traffic. Then, along comes Bennett Saville. Charming, erudite, the up-and-coming actor is like the hero of a romantic movie. He sets Cassie afire like he has the stage and screen, and defies the tragedy that brought them together. From the tips of his Armani loafers to their scorching hot first kiss, he’s perfect. Only, he’s ten years younger and from the upper class, and those emerald eyes invite dangerous secrets. The world is full of hungry leading ladies, and every show must have its villain. Yet a true romance will always find its happy ending. Read more... (3478 words, 6 images, estimated 13:55 mins reading time)
Alright folks. Black, White and Read Tours currently has 14 hosts signed up. So, here is what the powers that be here has decided.
We are going to put all host registrations into the Random.org hat once we hit at least 20 registered hosts in the next week or so. Once we break the 20 host mark, after 7 days or so from the day the 20th host registers, I will give away one ebook from Barnes and Noble of the winner’s choosing, up to 5 dollars. If we break 35 hosts, I will give away a second one. Read more... (402 words, 3 images, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)