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Featured Review: #Murdertrending (Gretchen McNeil)

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About This Book:   WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the...
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Featured Review: The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow (Alyssa Palombo)

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About This Book: When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their shared love of books and music, they form a friendship that quickly develops into romance. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher...
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Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing - The Editing Games

Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing - The Editing Games



The Editing Games  How can indie authors get it right?     The best part of being an indie author can also be the worst part. Indie authors get to maintain absolute control over every aspect of the products we produce. With total creative freedom, we get to make all of...
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Featured Review: Demigods & Monsters (Raye Wagner)

Featured Review: Demigods & Monsters (Raye Wagner)
About This Book:  Can Apollo’s curse be broken? Hope Nicholas is done running. Apollo’s curse has ruled her entire life, limiting her choices and robbing her of the things that matter most. But she refuses to live in fear any longer. In fact, she’s ready to do whatever it takes to...
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