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10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018

Posted about 3 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with action-packed, alternative histories, apocalypse, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, compelling, dystopian, engaging, Faerie realm, historical fantasy, intricately plotted, magic, mystical, near future, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Sci-Fi, strong sense of place, superhero stories, suspenseful, thought-provoking, urban fantasy, voyages and world building

The science fiction and fantasy novels in this blog post include stories that are compelling, imaginative, richly detailed and thought-provoking.

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10 Best Fiction Books of 2018

Posted about 5 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, books to read, Historical Fiction, notable books, reading recommendations and Short Stories

So many books, so little time. A short list that includes notable fiction titles from 2018 and lots of "best of the year" lists to explore for further reading.

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Writing a Good Story is Never Easy: Explore Effective Plot Strategies for Your Novel

Posted about 13 days ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, novel plots, story writing tips, writing and writing skills

Learn more about creating powerful plots for your next novel.

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Holiday-Themed Mysteries that are So Good You'll Want to Read Them Year-Round

Posted about 14 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with christmas mysteries, Christmas stories, cozy mysteries, Crime Fiction, detective fiction, holiday mystery novels, holidays, Murder - Investigation - Fiction, murder mysteries, mystery anthologies, mystery fiction, Suspense Fiction and women sleuths

'Tis the season for mysteries ... continue reading to find an extensive selection of holiday-themed mysteries.

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9 Wonderfully Witty, Fast-Paced Funny Fiction Novels

Posted about 16 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, caper novels, character-driven, Crime Fiction, detectives, Domestic Fiction, engaging, family relationships, fast-paced, funny fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, likable, Love Stories, murder mysteries, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, satirical fiction, Short Stories, snarky, suspense, Unconventional and witty

Fans of witty writing and fast-paced stories with humor sprinkled in will love these books.

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7 Really Good Reasons to Read to Your Baby and Toddler

Posted about 20 days ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting | Tagged with babies, books for children, child development, early literacy, picture books, reading and toddlers

Reading to your baby from the start will lead to positive long-term benefits including cognitive, language and social skills. This post includes helpful tips and resources for parents, teachers and caregivers of young children.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted about 22 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted about 29 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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