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  • New Publishing? A Manifesto of Sorts

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    In my last post, I talked about how publishers have not leveraged some important technology developments nor, it would seem, understood the implications of those developments. I’ve never been at any publisher’s internal strategy meeting, though the DOJ anti-trust suit… more

    Essays
  • First Page: Unpublished Manuscript (m/m)

    First Page: Unpublished Manuscript (m/m)

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    Welcome to First Page Sunday. Individual authors anonymously send a first page read and critiqued by the Dear Author community of authors, readers and industry others. Anyone is welcome to comment. You may comment anonymously. You can submit your own… more

    First Page
  • Really good people deserve love too

    Really good people deserve love too

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    A Family for Christmas by Noelle Adams. $ 0.99 From the Jacket Copy: For years, Lydia has dreamed of overseas mission work, the way some women dream of getting married. How ironic that she needs a husband to finally make… more

    Book Deals
  • REVIEW:  Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe

    REVIEW: Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe

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    Dear Ms. O’Keefe: I passed over this book when it first came out because the hero was getting into politics. I don’t like books   where politics are driving part of the conflict.  but then I’d like several books where politics… more

    B- Reviews
  • First Page: Fluency Skills – Contemporary Romance

    First Page: Fluency Skills – Contemporary Romance

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    Welcome to First Page Saturday. Individual authors anonymously send a first page read and critiqued by the Dear Author community of authors, readers and industry others. Anyone is welcome to comment. You may comment anonymously. You can submit your own… more

    First Page
  • Daily Deals: Scandalous brides, dangerous highwaymen, dark manors

    Daily Deals: Scandalous brides, dangerous highwaymen, dark manors

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    Midnight Vengeance by Lisa Marie Rice. $ .99 From the Jacket Copy: Morton “Jacko” Jackman isn’t afraid of anything. He’s a former Navy SEAL sniper, and he’s been in more firefights than most people have had hot meals. Lauren Dare… more

    Book Deals

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