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Wrapping up NaNoWroMo!!

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  I didn't share at the beginning of this year's NaNo journey, but I'd like to follow up now! Yes, for yet another year I took the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Crazy? Maybe. The great part is, I always seem to get a pretty good book out of the deal. A few have been published such as Drop Dead Cowboy and Dead Man's Doll - yup, both were contest books!  To buy:  http://bookswelove.net/bator-diane/ After just over three weeks of writing, I've mostly finished a new Glitter Bay Mystery, All That Shimmers. For those of you following the series, Laken has moved into the apartment above her sister's shop, Vintage Sage, but has what she thinks are critters in her attic. Wait. She has an attic? Yup!  Just one of many things she finds out starting the day she discovers her ex-husband, B-List actor Emery Samson, lying face down in the courtyard behind Vintage Sage. Following Emery's sudden death, Laken meets the new Chief of Police, Gavin McKelvey, and t

Sudbury Author, Scott Overton, Sounds a Warning About Coming Technology

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sudbury Author Sounds a Warning About Coming Technology   Enhancing our brainpower with computers—is it a Pandora’s Box we don’t dare open?   Sudbury author Scott Overton is offering a cautionary story with his new science fiction novel Augment Nation . The augments referred to in the title are brain-computer interfaces (BCI)—small computerized devices directly linking our brains to powerful processors and even the internet. That’s the direction Overton sees consumer technology going within the next two decades, and we’ll need to be prepared.   Human brains with direct access to the internet. What could go wrong?   Since the age of fourteen Damon Leiter has had a brain-computer interface implanted beneath his skull to correct a neurological disorder. As a teenager, it branded him as an outcast—as an adult it endows him with extraordinary abilities. He may represent the next step in human evolution. When computerized brain augments replace smartphones

Long Lost Elvis! The Boomer's Tales Fun Continues. By critically acclaimed author, Christine Isley-Farmer

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  Long Lost Elvis! Book 4 of the Boomer’s Tales Series   The Fun Continues by critically acclaimed author Christine Isley-Farmer   The book is published by Wandering Woods Press and is available in digital format A donkey runs out in front of Nana Weathers's car when she, Chloe, and Boomer are returning from Camp Resound. Mr. Brown, a farmer, drives upon the scene. To thank them for keeping his donkey, Elvis, safe, Mr. Brown invites everyone to his farm. There, they discover that his wife's favorite painting is missing, and so begins a new mystery for Chloe and friends to solve. Will their efforts be successful, and what surprises will they learn about Elvis, the runaway donkey?   https://books2read.com/u/4AvGdp Other Books in The Series:   This was a fun book that made me want to read more about the puppy named Boomer, a little girl named Chloe, and the adventures that await them and their friends. It will be a clear winner for children to read on their own, but also f

A new spin on the holiday season! Allow Me to Ruin Your Christmas, by Freddy Cruz

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    A new spin on the holiday season!!! Allow Me to Ruin Your Christmas by critically acclaimed media host Freddy Cruz   Released and published by Tuscany Bay Books The book is available worldwide in e-format     He just discovered why his dad died. Now ‘tis the season for a rampage of revenge… Beckett needs his eyes bleached. Catching his mom and his favorite podcaster doing things that will get them on Santa’s naked and naughty list is enough to turn his stomach. And after he agrees to officially meet the new boyfriend, his slightly nauseous Yuletide cheer devolves into rage when he learns the guy was involved in his father’s death.   Driven by the need for vengeance, the incensed son sets out to stuff the home-wrecking grinch’s stocking with burning coal—by going after the loser’s wife and daughter. But as Beckett's gore-trimmed plan descends into chaos, another ghastly secret could send him into murderous overdrive.   Is he about to unwrap a no-holds-barred

GHOST MARK, the newest supernatural thriller by Award-Winning novelist, JP McLean

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  GHOST MARK Book 2 of the Dark Dreams Series   The newest supernatural thriller by Award-Winning novelist, JP McLean   Released by Windstorm Press The book is available worldwide in digital and print format     Jane’s nightmares are back—and this time, they’ve unleashed a brutal killer. Jane Walker’s nightmares aren’t imaginary—they’re glimpses into the traumatic past; and the past can be dangerous, especially now that Jane’s protective birthmarks are gone. Worse, she’s no longer invisible within her dreams—and learns this the hard way while using her power to incriminate a ruthless killer. Inadvertently revealing her ghost form, she launches him on a relentless hunt to track her down. Even more disturbing, Jane knows this man. She once tried to use her power to save him from injury, but instead set him on a path of violent crime. Now, he’s targeted the man she loves, and Jane must keep one step ahead of this cold-blooded assassin before he gets rid of Ethan permanen

THE BACKSIDE OF HADES, Book 4 of the Deadwood Undertaker Series by Author Ann Charles and Sam Lucky

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  THE BACKSIDE OF HADES! Book 4 of the Deadwood Undertaker Series   The Saga Continues by the All-Star Duo of USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ann Charles and Sam Lucky!   The book is available worldwide in digital and print format   “This here place? Worse than the backside of Hades.”  ~ Hank Varney First let me say, this here trip to Slagton weren’t my idea. This place is chock full of bad company done helped itself to a double dose of bad medicine. Slagton needs cleanin’, accordin’ to Miss Clem, and I know the crew to do it. I’m one of ’em. Hank Varney’s the name. Miss Clem and me, along with the two Sidewinders from Santa Fe—we’ll get the sharp-toothed vermin cleared out. Now, some people say I’m lucky, but I don’t know if’n it’ll do me any good, what with the army of trouble me an’ the crew are facin’. If’n we don’t live through it, well, there goes Deadwood. Maybe even the whole of the Black Hills. We’ll all be down the privy hole then, lookin’ up at the Backside of

Anthology from Saskatchewan publisher Shadowpaw Press features science fiction and fantasy authors

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  Anthology from Saskatchewan publisher features short fiction by  bestselling and award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors   For the third year in a row, Regina publisher Shadowpaw Press ( www.shadowpawpress.com ) has produced an anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories that includes works from multiple bestselling and award-winning authors from Canada, the United States, and Australia.   Edited by Regina author Edward Willett, Shapers of World Volume III features new new fiction from Griffin Barber, Gerald Brandt, Miles Cameron, Sebastien de Castell, Kristi Charish, David Ebenbach, Mark Everglade and Joseph Hurtgen, Frank J. Fleming, Violette Malan, Anna Mocikat, James Morrow, Jess E. Owen, Robert Penner, Cat Rambo, K.M. Rice, and Edward Willett, new poetry by Jane Yolen, and previously published stories by Cory Doctorow, K. Eason, Walter Jon Williams, and F. Paul Wilson.   All of the authors were guests during the third year of Willett’s Aurora Award-winni