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Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe
 

Sufficiently Advanced Magic

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Witch by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
 

Witch

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It’s Agent Week!

It’s Agent Week! 

UPDATE: It’s agent week! Head over to our Facebook group to ask our featured agents your burning publishing questions! If you’re an aspiring writer, dreaming of a publishing deal and one sacred day of seeing your hard work on the shelf at your local bookstore, then you’ll likely need an agent. These mysterious beings, hidden […]

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Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe

Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe 

Ferris Bueller Goes to Hogwarts: the Video Game. Though both have left tire tracks over my books in the charts and competitions, I can’t decide whether I hold a deeper grudge against Jonathan French’s Grey Bastards or Andrew Rowe’s Sufficiently Advanced Magic. For whatever reason, Amazon classifies LitRPG as Asian Myths and Legends, and as […]

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Witch by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié

Witch by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié 

“She must be rich, Holly thought. Then, for the first time, she realized, I’m rich now, too.” Readers, I rolled my eyes. Your parents were going to get you a horse for your eighteenth birthday. What can you call that but rich? I may not have been quite that bitter at reading those sentences, but […]

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Critical Role Is A Natural 20 Of A Good Time

Critical Role Is A Natural 20 Of A Good Time 

“How do you want to do this?” is a phrase that’s branded on t-shirts and hoodies, stickers and scarves. It’s hinted at around gaming tables, talked about on the Internet, and usually followed by screams of joy once a certain dungeon master says it during a game. The game is Dungeons & Dragons; the DM, […]

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Character Development: Character Death and the Ultimate Sacrifice

Character Development: Character Death and the Ultimate Sacrifice 

Killing a character in your novel is a tried and true method for advancing your plot. Allegiances are torn, revenge is sought, kingdoms fall apart. Character death feels as essential to the fantasy genre as magic—perhaps more-so. But in a narrative sense, is death really the “ultimate” sacrifice? The most effective character deaths are those […]

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Legend by David Gemmell

Legend by David Gemmell 

Legend introduces us to a tribe called the Drenai, who feature in 12 other books by Gemmell which form The Drenai Saga. Under attack from the Nadir, all is seemingly lost, but as a menagerie of characters merge together, they become an unstoppable force defending against the sieges of the Nadir. The initial irritation for […]

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Chasing Graves by Ben Galley – Cover Reveal & Guest Blog

Chasing Graves by Ben Galley – Cover Reveal & Guest Blog 

I’m a firm believer that cover art is part and parcel of the book – conjoined twins impossible to separate. The cover plays an important role. It represents the words inside a book, communicates genre, indicates quality, and is ultimately responsible for attracting the eye of the reader. It’s got a vital job, and although […]

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James Wolanyk Interview – Schisms

James Wolanyk Interview – Schisms 

Today we have the pleasure of interviewing James Wolanyk, author of The Scribe Cycle. His latest book, Schisms, was released in the US by Rebel Base Books in February of this year and in the UK by Kensington Publishing Corporation in July. Let’s get right into it! First, would you please tell us a bit […]

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Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce

Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce 

Spoilers Warning: This review contains spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. “He was born under a dark moon.” I grew-up with a hearty, diverse digestion of equestrian nonfiction: Anna Sewell’s Victorian Black Beauty, Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion series and Will James’ Western Smoky the Cowhorse. Peter S. […]

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Black Man (a.k.a. Thirteen) by Richard Morgan

Black Man (a.k.a. Thirteen) by Richard Morgan 

Carl Marsalis is a Variant Thirteen, a genetically-engineered throwback to a strain of human that died out thousands of years ago. He is a tough, aggressive loner, instinctively cunning and brutal, predisposed not to follow rules. Thirteens are used as elite soldiers by the government and forcibly retired to Mars, where they can be kept […]

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James Jakins Interview – Knights of the Dead God

James Jakins Interview – Knights of the Dead God 

Today we have the pleasure of interviewing one of SPFBO finalists from last year, James Jakins. His book, Jack Bloodfist: Fixer, was Lynn’s Books pick for 2017’s final ten. Its sequel, Jack Bloodfist: Freelancer, is due out around the end of the year. But urban fantasy is not all he has to offer. He currently […]

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Darkly Dreaming by Chloe Hammond

Darkly Dreaming by Chloe Hammond 

This is a book about vampires, about becoming one and subsequently coping with the changes that being a fatal predator of the night brings (i.e. expect a high body-count). It’s also about the healing power of friendship, about marrying the wrong person, regrets, living life through fantasies and all the different ways that human beings […]

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