The 20 Most Highly Anticipated Games of 2016

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The year 2015 was a surprisingly good one for gamers. In 2014, who would have predicted that a Bethesda game—Fallout 4—would lose out on Game of the Year to Witcher 3? Could anyone have guessed that indie RPG Undertale would turn the gaming world upside down? Yes, 2015 gave us a lot of gems. However, it’s now time to look ahead to ... Read More »

Wallpaper: A Deafening Silence in Heaven by Tom Sniegoski

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For the past few years, I have been a beta-reader for Tom Sniegoski’s Remy Chandler series, an urban fantasy about a fallen angel who voluntarily left Heaven to live on Earth.  The cover for book seven, A Deafening Silence in Heaven (doncha just love that title?), was revealed early last week, closely followed by Tom’s birthday this past Wednesday. So ... Read More »

Free Giveaway of The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

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Due out tomorrow is Brian Staveley’s new novel The Providence of Fire. It’s the sequel to The Emperor’s Blades, an amazing epic fantasy novel in the tradition of Brandon Sanderson and George R. R. Martin. If you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to do so. It’s a great read! To celebrate the release of The Providence of Fire, Brian ... Read More »

On the Limits of Outlining – A Guest Post by Brian Staveley

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Brian Staveley made his debut last year with the wonderful epic fantasy novel The Emperor’s Blades, the first in a new series titled The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. The sequel, The Providence of Fire, comes out tomorrow. Here’s the blurb for The Providence of Fire: The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over. ... Read More »

Samantha Warren, Author of The Risen King

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On December 30th, indie author Samantha Warren released her most recent novel, The Risen King. The Risen King is the third and final book in the Risen King trilogy. The first book, The Iron Locket, is available as a free eBook. Why not download it and see if you like it? Here’s the short blurb for The Risen King: In an ... Read More »

Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet #2) by Lois Lowry

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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry is a very good example of a young adult dystopian work. Even though it is considered to be part of Lowry’s The Giver quartet, this novel can stand alone. Many who are fascinated with the dystopian genre, like myself, will find this book to be a fascinating introduction, but an introduction nevertheless. As a young ... Read More »

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

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The name “Dracula” brings to mind darkness and evil to this day. He ignited the literary obsession with vampires and still inspires our imagination and remains to a fascinating subject in literature. Elizabeth Kostova’s novel The Historian is an extremely rich piece of historical fiction that traces the adventure of Paul, Elizabeth’s father, as he seeks to find both his missing ... Read More »

Guest Post by Sunstone Author Freya Robertson: Cycles

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Somebody asked me (jokingly, I think) on Twitter the other day whether I could sum up my new epic fantasy, Sunstone, in one word. I was, like, uh… no, not really. How can you condense 160,000 words into one? Epic? Or maybe… fantasy? He pressed me, though, so I trawled through a variety in my head. Adventure? Courage? Battle? Medieval? ... Read More »

Giveaway: Lockstep by Karl Schroeder

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Today, we’re thrilled to have a hardcover copy of Karl Schroeder’s Lockstep up for grabs, courtesy of the generous folks over at Tor. To win this hardcover copy of Lockstep, all you have to do is fill out the form below with your name and email address. Unfortunately, this giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only. ... Read More »