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STRONG WOMEN CAN’T COOK AND OTHER ANNOYING STRONG WOMEN TROPES

I’ve been thinking about strong women protagonists lately as I write the sequel to The Seeds of Winter. I tend to value strong women in my creative outlets. The characters I write, the movies and TV shows I watch, the books I read, and even my avatars in the video games I play all include strong women protagonists. Writing the protagonists that carry your story is tricky. Writing strong women protagonists can be even more so, especially if you’re a writer who is conscious how the facets of your character’s personality and actions relate to and represent woman-ness (did I Read More

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THE SEEDS OF WINTER IS NOW LIVE!

When I woke up, five years had passed. The war over our creation is over. The planet is devastated and the modern world destroyed along with most of the human race.  My only connection to the world I once knew is Tor, a stranger who protected me as I slept. A cyborg. Like me. Others of our kind are out there. I can see what they see, and it’s terrifying. To save them we must navigate a hostile landscape and confront those who oppose our very existence, including one of our own. As we begin to doubt the true nature Read More

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Free Chapters Month: THIEF OF THE NIGHT GUILD (QUEEN OF THIEVES BOOK 2) by Andy Peloquin

  BLURB “I am Ilanna, Journeyman of House Hawk. I do the impossible.” A cunning thief of unrivaled ingenuity, Ilanna is determined to secure her freedom. Nothing will prevent her escape from the Night Guild’s callous cruelty, not even the most powerful man in Praamis, Duke Phonnis. Commanding a crew of pickpockets, bounty hunters, poisoners, and assassins, Ilanna schemes to disgrace the Duke. She must survive blackmail, a bloodthirsty rival syndicate, and enemies within her own House to claim her spoils: vengeance for the deaths of her friends and gold to buy independence. But all Ilanna’s skill may not suffice Read More

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Free Chapters Month: FULL DIVE by T.M. Rain

  BLURB In the virtual city of Atlantis, Wil Romero is a low-res avatar and failed dance club designer. He’d like nothing more than to log out, throw away his visor, and travel the world—the real world. Desperate for cash and an escape from routine, he becomes a test subject for a new, fully-immersive, simulated world. When the simulation turns deadly, Wil is swept up in a conflict that takes him from the back alleys of Atlantis to a hostile virtual forest. He must track a mysterious and elusive avatar who might know the truth of what’s happening, and amidst the chaos, Read More

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Free Chapters Month: CRIMSON SON 2: MOTHERLAND (CRIMSON SON UNIVERSE) by Russ Linton

  BLURB All Spencer really wanted was a normal life. College, a degree, maybe even a dissertation which culminated in finding a way to free his mother from the psychic snow globe where he last saw her. But as the powerless son of the world’s most powerful Augment, normal is too much to ask for. He’s soon sucked back into his father’s world of weaponized humans by his best friend, Eric, and the Crimson Mask himself. The battle this time isn’t with a psychotic robot builder, but with an enemy whose vision of the future is as infectious as the Read More

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Free Chapters Month: HUMAN: ARCA BOOK 2 by Karen Diem

  BLURB Death? Acceptable risk. Taxes? No problem. Ancient magical cutlery of mass destruction? Bad, very bad. Following a brief foray into the world of superpowered vigilantism, extreme sports enthusiast and halfhearted tax preparer, Zita Garcia, wants her old life, her shiny new abilities, and none of the consequences. She’s even willing to hide her powers since the alternative means endangering her family and living life as a literal lab rat. Unfortunately, supervillains are searching for the pieces of a decrepit magic dagger, hurting innocents and fueling nasty anti-super protests. Her close friends, who helped before, are barely speaking to Read More