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Point of View: My Life is Political.

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I’m going to do something authors are never supposed to do, because they tell us it will drive away potential readers. I’m going to talk about politics. I’m not doing this to be divisive. Far from it. I’m doing it because I am scared to death at what might be coming, and the only way to release some of the pain and fear is to talk about it. There was a long time, growing up, when I cared nothing for politics. I’ve voted in every election since I turned eighteen, but I never worried much about what it might mean … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Edale Lane

Edale Lane

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: Edale Lane is an Amazon Best-selling author and winner of Rainbow, Lesfic Bard, and Imaginarium Awards. Her sapphic historical fiction and mystery stories feature women leading the action and enticing readers with likable characters, engaging storytelling, and vivid world-creation. Lane (whose legal name is Melodie Romeo) holds a bachelor’s degree in music education, a master’s in history, and taught school for 24 years before embarking on an adventure driving an 18-wheeler over-the-road. … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Twelve

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, Marissa tracks Ben down and they have a heart-to heart, until some bad news interrupts their chat… < Read Chapter Eleven Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter TwelveOh Crap Marissa watched Ben throughout the meal, taking … Read more

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Review: Talio’s Codex – J. Alexander Cohen

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Genre: Fantasy, Legal Thriller, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Bi Get It At Amazon | Publisher | Universal Buy Link About The Book Is love worth destroying his reputation? Ten years ago, the theft of his codex destroyed Talio Rossa’s career as a magistrate in the four cities. But when his ex-wife—finally willing to forgive finding him in bed with a man—presents him a long-shot legal case, he has the chance to get his career back on track. While fighting to rejoin the legal community, Talio uncovers a conspiracy so big it threatens the origins of the four cities themselves. Their prosperity is only thanks … Read more

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Point of View: It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This

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I am struggling. Everything seems to be collapsing all around us. Our leaders are feckless and timid in the face of this rolling disaster, unable to stand up to the rising tide of darkness, hatred and ignorance. Our courts are bereft of the moral authority they once carried, hollowed out by years and years of attacks and subversion, now active participants in the decline. Violence stalks our land, made manifest in an eyeblink at a Pennsylvania farm, and dark storm clouds are gathering on the horizon, threats to both our liberty and safety. And it just keeps getting worse. It’s … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Karenna Colcroft

Karenna Colcroft

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: Karenna Colcroft lives just north of Boston, Massachusetts, and has been in love with the city since childhood, though she has yet to encounter any werewolves, vampires, or other paranormal beings in her travels. At least none that she knows of.  Karenna is a polyamorous, nonbinary human who lives with her husband. She also has two adult children and a bonus son, four grandchildren, and three cats. Find out more about Karenna … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Eleven

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, Marissa and Marcos try to downplay their own problems at the family dinner at Zocalo… < Read Chapter Ten | Read Chapter Twelve > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter ElevenDinner Party Mash-Up Dave and Marcos … Read more

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New Release / Giveaway: Take Some Tahini – Karenna Colcroft

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Karenna Colcroft has a new MM paranormal romance out, Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat book six: Tahe Some Tahini. And there’s a giveaway. Tobias Rogan never wanted to be a leader. But here he is, the Anax of the United States, ruler of all werewolves in the country. Only two weeks after winning the rank in a challenge fight against his senile predecessor, Tobias and his mate Kyle are still adjusting to their new reality when a frantic call alerts Tobias to the massacre of nearly half the wolves in a pack in North Dakota–including the pack’s Alpha and Beta. … Read more

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New Release: Song of Howls – M.D. Grimm

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M.D. Grimm has a new FF fantasy romance out, Sisters of Song book 2: Song of Howls. And there’s a giveaway! As Alaiya reclaims her life, she never intended to capture the heart of a she-wolf. Alaiya was trained by her parents to be the perfect wife. Due to her beauty, they knew they could entice a wealthy man to wed her and raise their status. She was a trophy, a prize, brought out to entertain like an obedient dog. Their efforts were rewarded when Lord Salazem claimed her to become his next wife, intent on adding her to his … Read more

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Point of View: BayCon!

BayCon Book Launch Party 2024

Just got back from BayCon and am madly running around putting things away and processing inventory and sales data, so today will be brief. We had a great time. We ran the LimFic table with Marvin Neu, Bel Sikes, Sheryl Hayes, Denise Tanaka, Amanda Cherry, Lillian Csernica, RL Merrill, Mike Karpa and Sumiko Saulson, and sold a decent amount of books. This was the first year for BayCon under new management – Mark and I are charter members of the reorganized con. And for the next two years, WesterCon and BayCon will merge, so we’re hoping for even more good … Read more