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It’s my party!

Urbanhype101

To celebrate the release of HUNTRESS in paperback. I’m having a party on the showcase.  This invitation is open to EVERYONE!
May 15th on FaceBook

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What is the showcase?

Here you will find special offers, free books, giveaways, book and author news and much more. We will also have events and author takeovers here and everyone is welcome.
This is a multi genre book group. Posts will need to be approved by admin.
Authors, if you or someone’s book is on offer, please share it with the group.
Readers have fun. scroll though this library of diverse fiction and please get involved with any discussions.

Join now and DON’T miss the fun!    SHOWCASE

There’s going to be games, prizes, silly fun and a few more surprises.

Hey! What are you doing here? The party has already started!


Huntress is a urban romance/MC thriller. Book two of the hit series…

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#TopTenTuesday

So proud my book made it onto this list!

Sunshine Somerville

Top 10 Favorite Indie or Small-Pub Books:

1:   Immanent Death.  It’s sad that this author is apparently not writing anymore.  The book is out of print, as far as I can tell.  My dad lost/ruined (I think) my copy.  But this book is absolutely the best I’ve read in terms of use of language and philosophy.  Read my review. 
2:   The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree.  If you’re a fan of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series, this book series is a wonderful way to fill that void.  It’s smart and funny and clever and truly inventive.  I picked the first book for this list cuz, well, it’s the first.  I’m reading the third currently.  Read my review.
3:   The Distant Sound of Violence.   This is a book that hits you in the feels.  It wasn’t at all what I was expecting and…

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Why I’m doing a #BookGiveaway (Psst. There are actually 2)

Sunshine Somerville

free-booksHere’s something the average reader may not know:  Most authors at some point think making our ebooks free seems like a good idea.  Once it’s free, we see a spike of downloads — “Look at my ranking! This is amazing!” …And then we don’t see much after that.  But we keep trying, because it’s a good way to get our books “out there” and maybe build up our audience.  And, quite frankly, everyone else is doing it so we feel like we have to or else we’ll get lost in the shuffle.

Unfortunately, ebook consumers are “trained” to look for freebies — “why pay $0.99 for a book that might be a dud when I can get this other one for free?”  But a lot of free ebooks get lost to the sad end of a rotating Kindle carousel, never to be looked at again.  Admit it, we all have them (I’m including…

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Book Release Day!!

Sunshine Somerville

“The Woman of the Void” is out now!  See here for details.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has read it and left reviews already!

I could not ask for a better start to my day than to wake up and read this blog review by Jason Greensides, a fellow #awethor I really, truly respect as a writer. Read his thoughts on “The Woman of the Void” and “The Kota” here.

Hope you enjoy!

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Re-Blog This! Indie Author Interview Collection

The Dichotomous Author

Today I am rolling out my new series, Re-Blog This! where I will concentrate on re-blogging interviews or promotions in an effort to further promote hard working authors. Today, I am going to concentrate on reblogging some interviews of some very awesome indie authors. I will post the links here, so feel free to read the interviews and get to know some amazing authors!

Lu Whitley

The first interview is with the lovely Lu Whitley who is extremely active in promoting indie authors and has recently become a friend. She has her book BloodMarked out on Amazon right now and it will be on sale for 99 cents August 7th – 11th. Mistral Dawn sat down with her recently.

The book link is

http://www.amazon.com/BloodMarked-Fraktioneers-Book-Lu-Whitley-ebook/dp/B00U5BQA58/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1438356219&sr=1-1&keywords=bloodmarked

Check out the interview at: http://mistralkdawn.blogspot.com/2015/07/lu-whitley-interviewed-by-mistral-dawn.html?zx=69a8351935c06718

Lu also did an interview with Scribbling Owlet. Check out what she reads, what she doesn’t, and who her character…

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Presenting a Special Guest-CE Vance

Jessica Wren Fiction

Good evening, and please join me in welcoming a special guest. Meet CE Vance, author of How Maxwell Grover Stole My House.

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C.E. Vance is an avid reader and proud Indie author. Aside from dreaming up fantastical tales for her books, she also enjoys writing poetry and short stories. She loves all types of literature, but has a soft spot for children’s fantasy. “How Maxwell Grover Stole My House” is her debut novel and is the initial book in a trilogy for middle-grade readers. She happily resides with her husband and four children in Utah.

Additionally, Vance is also a fantastic supporter of indie authors via organizations such as IndieBooksBeSeen, Author Promo Co-op, and Get Down with the Awethors.

How Maxwell Grover Stole My House.

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Currently on sale at Amazon, How Maxwell Grover Stole My House tells the story of a ten-year-old boy who enlists his best friend’s help to…

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A Guest Post by Author Jason Greensides

KURT★BRINDLEY

Mysterious Characters and Unforgivable Acts of Violence
by Jason Greensides

One piece of writing advice that never set well with me – however useful it is at a practical level – is to know your characters: that you should be able to understand every little aspect of your character if you ever want them to be believable, sympathetic, and to leap off the page. Of course, in general this is useful advice, however, not only has this the potential to make writing less fun (one of the reasons I write is to discover something I didn’t know), but seems a fundamental flaw in how we should perceive other people in everyday life, particularly the violent and anti-social ones. It presupposes that characters and real people can be fully understood (and therefore judged), which I believe to be not only impossible, but ethically wrong.

The Baltimore Riots and other events of…

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