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  • #lastbestbook recommendations

    #lastbestbook recommendations


    On Twitter I asked for people’s last best book read because I’m going on vacation and need to fill up my Kindle. I thought I’d share those recommendations here. Perhaps you have recommendations of your own or comments on the books… more

    Book Reviews
  • REVIEW:  Fair Play by Josh Lanyon

    REVIEW: Fair Play by Josh Lanyon


    Dear Josh Lanyon: Fair Game was one of my first reviews for Dear Author and it remains one of my favorite romance reads. When I heard you were planning to write a sequel, I was both thrilled and apprehensive. Thrilled… more

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  • New Publishing? A Manifesto of Sorts


    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

  • First Page: Unpublished Manuscript (m/m)

    First Page: Unpublished Manuscript (m/m)


    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


    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

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  • REVIEW:  Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe

    REVIEW: Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe


    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

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We do offer promotional threads once a month as well as an opportunity to have your first page of an unpublished manuscript critiqued.  Read more about what Dear Author offers to authors including why we write our reviews as a letter!

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Open Thread for Authors and Readers

Here is our monthly Open Thread.Open Thread is like open mike night. Come and talk about everything and anything. Exchange recommendations with other Dear Author readers. Promote your own book (in the Author thread) Tell us how you feel about current trends or current books. Take it over. It's your space.