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POINT OF VIEW: Following the Plan

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Last January, I announced that I had a plan. Going all in on my agent search. Writing every morning from 5:30 to 7:00, to maximize my writer productivity. And putting together another novel. So here we are, almost at the end of 2020, and I figured it was time to look back and reassess. In … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: SI Clarke

SI Clarke

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, SI Clarke – SI CLARKE is a Canadian misanthrope who lives in Deptford, sarf ees London. She shares her home with her partner and an assortment of … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Navigating the Interregnums

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interregnum /ˌin(t)ərˈreɡnəm/ noun1) a period when normal government is suspended, especially between successive reigns or regimes.2) an interval or pause between two periods of office or other things. The world is holding its breath. As I sit here writing this, I find myself living through a number of nested interregnums. We’re still in the throes … Read more

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NEW REVIEW: Lander

Lander - J. Scott Coatsworth

Just got a great review for Lander from Melissa at Paranormal Romance Guild and Queer Sci Fi: “…amazing world building… holy wow does Coatsworth take you on an adventure…. My favorite part of this book is the inclusion of so many interesting and strong characters. They are of all genders and do not follow the … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: The PV-3 Mutagen – Beryll And Osiris Brackhaus

Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus has a new sci fi/space opera book out, Virasana Empire: Dr. Laurent Book 1: “The PV-3 Mutagen.” As a history scholar and courier for the secretive Circle of Thales, Rene Laurent is a man of many talents – none of them lending themselves much to a life of adventure. But when … Read more

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Five Heart Review for “The Stark Divide”

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Just got a great review for “The Stark Divide” from Diary of a Wannabe Writer: I was blown away by the writing. There are no info dump or dry spots, the setting and backstory unfold naturally during the storyline. It gripped me from the start and was hooked. 🙂 5 Hearts. Full Review: https://diaryofawannabewriter.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-stark-divide-by-j-scott-coatsworth.html Grab … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: After the War

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So I didn’t “win” Pitch Wars. My regular readers will know that I first entered this annual mentorship contest last year with “Dropnauts,” hoping to snag a mentor who would help me rework the manuscript for the Pitch Wars Agent Showcase in the spring. I didn’t even get a request from my four chosen mentors … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: The Wicked Stepbrother and Other Stories – Warren Rochelle

The Wicked Stepbrother and Other Stories - Warren Rochelle

Warren Rochelle has a new collection of gay fairy tales out: “The Wicked Stepbrother and Other Stories.” And there’s a giveaway! Fairy tales. We all know the traditional stories, right? Prince Charming, the hero, fights evil, wins the princess, happily ever after. Three sons, three wishes, witches, dragons, a quest, and happily ever after. These … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: M.D. Neu

M.D. Neu

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, M.D. Neu – M.D. Neu is an international award-winning inclusive queer Fiction Writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Steadfast – K.L. Noone

Steadfast - K.L. Noone

K.L. Noone has a new contemporary MM romance out: “Steadfast.” And there’s a goveaway too! A love story for the ages! An intimate confession! An epic quest! And happily ever after on the horizon… Jason Mirelli loves Colby Kent. And Colby loves him. They’ve told the world. And Colby’s recovered from injury, so they’re back … Read more