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Author Interview – Amanda Cherry

Post Views: 173 MRV: Hi, Mandy! Thanks for taking a few minutes to talk with me and the readers at Split Horizons. AC: Thank you so much for the opportunity! I am always thrilled for the chance to chat with fellow authors and connect with readers. MRV: I don’t usually do author interviews, but I understand you’ve had a bit of a special collaboration with this novella. Can you tell us how it happened, and how that feels to you? AC: Yes. This book has been the absolute wildest ride. Four years ago (!) our editor at DefCon One proposed an anthology where those of us with pet/favorite heroes would team up with one another to write short stories featuring those heroes teaming up—the more unlikely the pair, the better.…

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Blog Tour – Alison DeLuca’s “Devil’s Kitchen”

Post Views: 778 Review of “Devil’s Kitchen” If you’re looking for sweetness and light in your reading, then don’t look for it in Alison DeLuca’s “Devil’s Kitchen”. This is what happens when Wells, Dickens and Faust have an agreement about what a Victorian dystopia should look like. I’ll stop here and tell you that, as with any proper Steampunk-esque adventure, the Good Guys do eventually win and the heroes of the story are the Good Guys. But what makes “Devil’s Kitchen” worth reading is the utter slog that the heroes endure to make it there. DeLuca has built a solid, interconnected, ugly underbelly to the glitter of steam and brass that everyone loves in neo-Victorian stories and settings. Labour houses, indentured service, an absolute vacuum of worker rights, this book has it…

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Author Interview – Alison DeLuca of the “Crown Phoenix” Series

Post Views: 209 MRV: Hi, Alison! Thanks for taking a few minutes to talk with me and the readers at Split Horizons. ADL: Thanks so much for hosting me, Michel! It’s a beautiful site.   MRV: I don’t usually do author interviews, but I understand you’ve hit a special milestone. You’ve got your third book in your “Crown Phoenix” series out. Can you tell us how that feels to you? ADL: Fantastic – unbelievable! And, it also makes me want to work harder. I’m close to the end of the final book in the four-part series, so I’m concentrating on the work ahead. Once that book, the South Sea Bubble, is up, I’ll have a host of other projects that have been tugging at my sleeve for the past year. I think…

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Orangeberry Book Tours – Stephanie Abbott

Post Views: 286 Greetings one and all! Trying something new and different here at Split Horizons… having a guest author, Ms.Stephanie Abbott, provide a character interview for her novella “Past Lives #1 Rachel”. Do me a favor and leave some feedback … 1) are you interested in seeing more guest posts from other authors and 2) would you be interested in seeing a few character interviews with the gang from the Bloody Rose? Let me know! Without further ado, allow me to present Ms.Stephanie Abbott (AKA S.A. Reid)! ———————————–  “What Do You Like About People?” By Stephanie Abbott  If you’d asked me this question before the crash, I probably would have gotten snarky and said, “When they leave me alone,” or “Watching them back the hell off.” Oh,…

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Book Review: Mina’s Daughter…The Harker Chronicles

Post Views: 159 Mina’s Daughter…The Harker Chronicles- Volume 1 S.L. Schmitz (Author) 8 pages $0.99, Amazon Mina’s Daughter…The Harker Chronicles- Volume 2 S.L. Schmitz (Author) 12 pages $0.99, Amazon Mina’s Daughter…The Harker Chronicles- Volume 3 S.L. Schmitz (Author) 13 pages $0.99, Amazon The opening scene drops you in, feet first, into literary cold water. Three young ladies are out for a picnic in Regent’s Park and a large example of Canis Lupus drops in for tea. And then things get weird. The writing in the opening scene is loaded with well paced pieces of detail that frame the time, place and culture of the story within just a few paragraphs. At the same time, they are never overwhelming or distracting from the flow the story. It is rapidly established…

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From Trestle Press – One Day Throw Down!

Post Views: 411 Sale Within A Sale — Paul D. Brazill’s “Brit Grit Too -Monday- And Monday Only -$.99, Plus The Buy One Get One Free Is Still In Force!! Amazon Kindle Best-Selling and trailblazing author Paul D. Brazill has decided to drop the price of his legendary “Brit Grit Too” to $0.99 for one day, Monday, January 16, 2012. If you purchase “Brit Grit Too” Trestle Press will match that with any title up to the full purchase price of $4.99 as part of the BOGO sale. Just email Paul D. Brazill or find him at his legendary blog- http://pdbrazill.blogspot.com/ Or email Trestle Press directly with your proof of purchase-trestlepress@gmail.com This is what you will find contained within “Brit Grit Too”: Edited by Paul D Brazill, Brit…

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Upcoming Give Away

Post Views: 251 So, my publisher Trestle Press is so happy with how my first novel it doing, he wants me to give away a few copies. That makes sense, right? I’m sure it does. So over the next five weeks, I’ll be announcing a new contest every week with an opportunity to win a signed PDF copy of “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name“. The first place you can start is with my author interview over at romance author Carrie Ann Ryan’s blog page.  Just leave a comment on the interview on her site with your email address in it, and in two weeks I’ll randomly draw from the addresses there and send you your copy!  It’s that easy!  While you’re there, check out her…

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Book Review – “The Electric City: The Stehelins of New France”

Post Views: 253 The electric city: The Stehelins of New France by Paul H Stehelin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fantastic book for anyone interested in Canada in the Victorian Era as well as the indirect influences that Europe’s political and social issues which impacted on “New France”. Electric lights, hand-built railway systems, carving civilization from wilderness … an excellent read made better by the fact it is all true. View all my reviews

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