Posts by kristadb

State of the books, Mar 2017 edition

Hello everyone! Well, surgery is well behind me now and all of the work I’ve been putting into my health really feels like it’s finally paying off. I have a lot less pain and and am a lot more mobile. It’s still difficult to sit for long periods of time, and I still tire easily, but it’s nothing like where I was before my surgery. First, I want to thank everyone for...

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Some tips on how to help your favourite authors/books

Originally published on r/fantasy. You can read the discussion here.   A couple of months ago, someone asked how they could help a debut author. This topic comes up a couple times a year, so I thought I’d write a full post about it. Note: Some of these things don’t apply to authors wanting to hit the NYT bestsellers list, the USAT bestsellers list, etc. Also, some might not apply to those...

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Is “Good” Good Enough? – Marketing’s Effect on What We Read & How to Change It

Originally published on r/fantasy. You can see the discussion in the comment here.   We want to read good books. What qualifies as a good book varies between us all, but in the end we are all on the search for that next good book. It’s why we’re all here, and why there are so many recommendations threads. I know that regulars sometimes get frustrated by recommendation threads (myself...

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You are cordially invited…

A Spirit Caller and a Tall Man are finally getting hitched. Provided the spirits and Rachel’s mother don’t take over the wedding plans. The final Spirit Caller novella is coming September 28th. You can preorder the novella now for the special release price of 99c (regular: $2.99) on Amazon and Kobo. If you are behind in the series, you can preorder the Spirit Caller: Books 4-6 bundle...

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Book recommendations from my READ pile

The biggest book surprise for me this year was Tanya Huff’s Enchantment Emporium. It was a breath of fresh air from all of the urban fantasy I’ve been reading. There were no PIs, no detectives, no James Bonds. Just a girl inheriting a store, taking on some dragonlords, and banging her second cousins. (That ‘s’ was not a typo; it does make sense, as they use sex magic). I...

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