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Faithfully depicts events in Europe during the Middle Ages: Honour and Glory by @burns_writer

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Honour and Glory The Battle for Saxony
A Historical Novel Set in the Dark Ages by Nathaniel Burns

How the new SimCity game could sell so many more copies without a lot of effort. #simcity

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This is a major deviation from the normal content on this site, but I hope you find it interesting nonetheless.

It's been a long time coming. The new SimCity is coming out in just a few days. I'm really excited. The graphics look awesome. The game play is getting me hyped.

However, the new game is getting some grief from long time SimCity fans. I won't get into all the details here. I'll just summarize.

Long time fans don't like the small city size, non-adjacent city borders, and the lack of modding tools. Probably a few other things as well.

Authors, would you like to add your book to our book review waiting list?

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The following is in continuation of the post When will we be accepting new book review requests?

In the previous post I expressed the desire to open up book review requests again but that we would have to do it in a controlled manner. The first thing we'll be implementing is that no book will be added to our waiting list unless the book has been delivered to us. That doesn't guarantee a review; it simply speeds up our processing time. Another thing we're going to try is described below.

When will we be accepting new book review requests?

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We haven't publicly accepted new book review requests since last summer. It was around that time that Diantha became the Review Crew Manager, and her first suggestion/order was to cut off new book review requests. At the time we had about 150 books waiting to be picked up.

The Ups and Downs of Being Dead by @marshacornelius - unique sci-fi plot #review

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The Ups and Downs of Being Dead
Written by M. R. Cornelius



Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Showcase Sunday #7: Featuring @divamomrockstar

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Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones 

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BufferShowcase Sunday a fun weekly meme hosted by Vicky over @Books, Biscuits and Tea. It's a great way of showing off what we've bought, borrowed and received this week.

What do you think of our new header?

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Show N' Read Saturday #7–MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL

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Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones 

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Buffer A weekly meme hosted by Diantha Jones where we share and rate TV shows and movies we've seen, and the books that we have read or have now been inspired to read.

Guest Review: The Forever Girl by @InkMuse, review by @lavinyaapash

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THE FOREVER GIRLan Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance Novel of the Occult
Forever Girl Series #1
by Rebecca Hamilton




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Becoming Human by @elizagreenbooks - excellent use of foreshadowing

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Becoming HumanThe Exilon 5 Trilogy, Book 1
Written by Eliza Green



Genre: Science Fiction

Cover Crush #7: The Tale of Mally Biddle by @MelissaLeGette

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Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones 

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Guest Review: Empowered by @darlenejones47, review by @anneli33

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EMPOWERED
by Darlene Jones




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Taken on a twisted adventure: Darkest Embrace by @MissRobynPierce #review

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Darkest EmbraceThe Lanistter Chronicles
Written by Robyn M. Pierce



Genre: Paranormal Romance

A fine sense of justice, honor, fable and fact: The Spirit Archer by @Mike_Evers

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The Spirit Archer by Mike Evers

I didn't read this novel, I experienced it. Rebirth by @amethysteyes01

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Rebirth by Debbie Brown

Amazon Launching Virtual Currency for Kindle Apps, Games

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Amazon Launching Virtual Currency for Kindle Apps, Games (via slashdot) As if Amazon didn’t have enough irons in the proverbial fire, the online giant up and decided to launch its own virtual currency. But these “Amazon Coins” aren’t a competitor to Bitcoin, an online currency based on an open-source protocol and used for a variety of transactions worldwide; at…

Are you stuck at the 2,000 follow limit on Twitter?

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"I'll follow when Twitter lets me."
"Following back when I get out of Twitter jail."
"Twitter won't let me follow you back."


I see tweets like this all the time when I follow new people, which I do on a regular—even religious—basis. Many may not know that Twitter only allows you to follow 2,000 people ... unless a certain number of people are following you back.

Entertaining, definitely something else: Alice Parker's Metamorphosis by @nicolalpalmer #review

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Alice Parker's MetamorphosisBook 1 of the new adventure series for children
Written by Nicola Palmer



Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Released - short story by @SelahJanel

Released Short Story by Selah Janel


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A teenage alien girl might endanger her comrades in-arms due to... Prossia by @RaphyelMJordan

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Will make you sit back and think: Sea of Trees by @robhollywood #review

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Sea of Trees
Written by Robert James Russell



Genre: General Fiction, Suspense

Prossia Blog Tour–LAST DAY!

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Welcome to day eight of the Prossia Blog Tour, hosted by us, The Masquerade Crew!

Young Adult Science Fiction: Prossia by @RaphyelMJordan #review

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Prossia
Written by Raphyel M. Jordan

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

The Dreaded Outline - syndicated from @DeAubreyDigest

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The following is syndicated from deaubreydigest.wordpress.com and is posted here with permission.


I am not an outliner. I never have been. I most likely never WILL be. I enjoy the ways the story takes me, the art of crafting it and the surprise of writing it was my characters take me along their story. This, however, is not how you sell books, by all accounts. Unless you’re naturally good at your characters sticking to what’s important, you have to have some idea where the story is supposed to go.

Prossia Blog Tour–Day Seven (4 Stops)

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Welcome to day seven of the Prossia Blog Tour, hosted by us, The Masquerade Crew!

Women's fiction packed with drama: Distraction by @JL_Campbell

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Three Jamaican women walk a tightrope of decisions when their lives are derailed by blackmail, deceit and infidelity.

Humorous Sci-Fi: Alien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse by @FordForkum #review

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Alien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse
Written by Ford Forkum



Genre: Science Fiction (Humor)

Showcase Sunday #6: Featuring @robhollywood

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BufferShowcase Sunday a fun weekly meme hosted by Vicky over @Books, Biscuits and Tea. It's a great way of showing off what we've bought, borrowed and received this week.