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Point of View: Writing to Distraction

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There’s a great skit in Portlandia where Fred Armison plays a character working on his computer, getting calls and messages on his cell phone, alerts on his iPad, and “Netflix” style DVDs in the mail, all of which drives him to distraction. It was hilarious at the time. Who would let themselves be sucked into … Read more

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New Release / Giveaway: First Born Sons – Vincent Traughber Meis

First Born Sons - Vincent Traughber Meis

Vincent Traughber Meis has a new LGBTQ+ contemporary literary book out (gay, trans FTM, bi, gender fluid): First Born Sons. A group of coastal California residents battle wildfires, racism, and their own demons in five distinct narratives set in late 2019 and 2020. The book is populated by a cast of diverse LGBTQ+ individuals who … Read more

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New Release / Giveaway: She’s the One Who Won’t Behave – S.R. Cronin

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S.R. Cronin has a new fantasy book out, The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters book 6: She’s the One Who Won’t Behave. And there’s a giveaway! Gypsum, the sixth of seven sisters, has always been a rebel. Yet no one thought she would go so far as to join the reczavy, a group living … Read more

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Author Spotlight / Giveaway: Ira Nayman

Ira Nayman

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. Giveaway: The first six commentors will get a free e-book copy of Futures in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear. Today: Ira Nayman is a humor writer who … Read more

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Point of View: I Will Not Be Ashamed

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This is not a political post, but it does deal with things that are inherently political in nature, as issues in my life often do. If you are offended by this, my email list is probably not a good fit for you. But I wish you well even if you decide to unsubscribe from my … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Trusting the Reader

Does it Matter

I started in on my edits from the amazing Gus Li today for The Dragon Eater, book one of the Tharassas Cycle. Yeah, I know. Been working on this thing forever. More on that front soon. These books have a lot of mind-to-mind talk between humans and other creatures, and I signify it with italics … Read more

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NEW RELEASE/GIVEAWAY: Blood Bound – Courtney Maguire

Blood Bound

Courtney Maguire has a new MM paranormal historical romance out, Youkai Bloodlines book 3: Blood Bound. And there’s a giveaway! Two hundred years can strain even the seemingly eternal love of the youkai. When Hideyoshi’s coldness drives them apart, Hiro finds comfort in his friendship with Takanori, a vociferous human man he met at a ramen shop … Read more

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NEW RELEASE: Red Sun – M.D. Grimm

Red Sun - M.D. Grimm

M.D. Grimm has a new MM paranormal book out, Shifter Chronicles book 14: Red Sun. And there’s a giveaway! Raphael is no ordinary wolf shifter. Raphael knows he must be possessed by a demon. What else could explain the aggression, the physical, beastly transformations? To protect himself and others, his father locks him away. But when … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Triumph’s Ashes – Adam Gaffen

Triumph's Ashes - Adam Gaffen

Adam Gaffen has a new LGBTQ+ space opera out, The Cassidy Chronicles volume 5: Triumph’s Ashes. And there’s a $100 giveaway! Viva la revolucion! The Primus, Vasilia Newling, is facing her worst nightmares: A revolution on Luna. Titan and the Asteroids abandoning the Solarian Union. Defections from within her own government. All because of those … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: The Ex’s Boyfriend – Hurri Cosmo

The Ex's Boyfriend - Hurri Cosmo

Hurri Cosmo has a new MM paranormal ghost romance out: The Ex’s Boyfriend. And there’s a giveaway! Mark has always been a Dominant. The Top in every relationship. Just ask Leon, his very ex-boyfriend, because that’s what he told Mark he was. Okay, Mark’s only had the one relationship so the ‘always’ was a reach, … Read more