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December 2017 Releases

Done with November 2017 Releases? Here are December 2017 Releases. Even though it’s already January 2018. I didn’t get around to catching up on doing the monthly release compilation properly, so here’s an “express” edition: author, title, and purchase links. Click on them to find out about the books. And for future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Keri Arthur: The Black Tide: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

Rachel Caine: Killman Creek: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

Janet Edwards: Defender: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Francesca Haig: The Forever Ship: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Hardcover) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Paperback)

Lydia Kang: The November Girl: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

Kate Kessler: Three Strikes: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

Justine Larbalestier: My Sister Rosa: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Hardcover) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Paperback)

Katie McGarry: Take Me On: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Paperback)

Katie McGarry: Breaking the Rules: Buy (US) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Beth Revis: Paper Hearts Workbook: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Michelle Rowen: Nightshade: Buy (US) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback)

Rachel Vincent: Wild Card: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

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[GUEST POST] Andrea Cremer’s Writing Process

Tez says: This post comes courtesy of Andrea Cremer and Hachette Australia. For more info about Andrea’s books, scroll to the end of the post.

When asked about my writing process I’m always a bit befuddled, as I am when I’m asked where I get the inspiration for my stories. My writing process is spontaneous rather than methodical, and rather than requiring meticulous plotting and planning I need creative flexibility in my stories. When I’m seized by an idea or a character, I write in long bursts. I love spending entire days writing and losing myself in the world of the story.

I rarely get writer’s block because I don’t write in chronological order; thus, if I get stuck in a particular scene I simply jump to another point in the story and begin writing anew. The change usually shakes whatever obstacle was inhibiting my writing lose and I can go on without too much of a delay. The creation of my novels is very much like putting together the pieces of a puzzle, rather than following a clearly marked path (I don’t like outlines!) I don’t plan what will happen in a story, I need to let the characters lead me.

That said I tend to know the overarching story of a series before I begin writing. I knew how Bloodrose would end when I was just beginning to write Nightshade. What I didn’t know was how I would get there, what would happen to the characters along the way, and how they would be changed by the journey.

Like the writing itself, the ideas for my books arise at unexpected moments and usually involve a character or characters playing out a scene in my head. The story starts with characters the writing becomes a process of me trying to understand what’s happening in their lives. Based on the problems they face, their hopes and fears, a world emerges to fill the pages.

I don’t need be in a particular place to write, or write only at a specific time. I write wherever I can, whenever I can. I’m not a morning person, so I do my best writing after I’m well-bolstered by coffee. Music inspires me, and I find it particularly helpful when I’m drafting a manuscript. I create playlists for all of my books and when I’m listening to those songs I am transported into the world that I’m writing.

I’ve learned that I can’t force my writing. I have to let the story carry me, unfolding as it will, but it’s that dream-like state when the book takes over that I love the most about being an author.

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Support Canadian Authors on Canada Day

July 1st is approaching, and you know what that means: Canada Day! No matter where you live, celebrate the occasion by supporting Canadian authors. Here are some books by Canadian authors on my wishlist:

R. J. Anderson: Ultraviolet Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Joëlle Anthony: Restoring Harmony Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Kelley Armstrong: Spell Bound Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Kelley Armstrong: Hidden Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)
Kelley Armstrong: The Calling Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Jes Battis: A Flash of Hex Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Jes Battis: Inhuman Resources Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Jes Battis: Infernal Affairs Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Sean Cummings: Unseen World Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Kathleen Peacock: Deadly Hemlock Buy (UK) Buy (Worldwide)
Michelle Rowen: Nightshade Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Michelle Rowen: Bloodlust Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

[COVER ART] Crossed, Nightshade, Wolfsbane, The Girl with the Granite Heart

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February 2011 Releases

Done with January 2011 Releases? Here are February’s releases. To see further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.

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Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, Day 2: Great Covers

Today, December 22, is the second day of Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, and today’s particular challenge is…Great Covers!

Adele’s list may be YA only, but I’m including all age brackets. Where necessary I’m listing the country, because some countries get fabulous covers while other countries get stooged.

Anyhoo, here we are, counting down from 5 to 1 – yes, I do play favourites:

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Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, Day 1: Great Debuts

Today, December 21, is the first day of Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, and today’s particular challenge is…Great Debuts!

Adele’s list may be YA only, but I’m including all age brackets. I read quite a few debuts, but not all of them were published this year, as I tend to read things by availability and my ordered lists. There are probably many awesome books published this year that I may not read until 2011 or beyond.

Anyhoo, here we are, counting down from 5 to 1 – yes, I do play favourites:

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