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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: R. Ramey Guerrero with Dust of a Moth’s Wing

This is the last weekend in July, and today I have R. Ramey Guerrero for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 8 Spotlight. Ramey's SPFBO 8 entree, Dust of a Moth's Wing is also eir debut novel and the beginning of a thirteen book series following an ex-convict who might be the one to usher in the …

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The Roman Church Taught People to Believe Intellect is Superior over Emotions

The Medieval Roman Catholic Church (and the more traditional Roman Catholic Church today) taught that only so-called 'Reason' was safe. The imagination was the playground of the devil, the emotions and the passions were subject to sin, and God forbid anyone follow intuition over logic and 'reason'. Of course, they also taught that Reason was …

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Self-Published Authors Appreciation Week: The Weather Tag

I’m borrowing a tag for Self-Published Authors Appreciation Week that I found on Witty and Sarcastic Book Club. (Before that, it came from Bookstooge’s Reviews on the Road.) This one focuses on weather analogies (which don't really make sense to me for the most part; one of these days remind me to make my own …

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Announcing Noblebright Spotlight Series: Call for Authors and Input from Readers!

Hello! This is the page explaining why I am launching another Spotlight series and what it will be about, and asking for involvement from both authors and readers! You will also be able to find the entire series up-to-date at the bottom of the page. I recently received a Discord invite and got an introduction …

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Book Review: Magician: Apprentice and Master by Raymond E. Feist

Magician: Apprentice Series: Riftwar Saga, #1 Author: Raymond E. Feist Genre: Fantasy Book Description: To the forest on the shore of the Kingdom of the Isles, the orphan Pug came to study with the Master Magician Kulgan. But though his courage won him a place at Court and the heart of a lovely Princess, he …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: K.A. Wiggins with Blind the Eyes

Hello! Today we welcome K.A. Wiggins whose SPFBO 8 entree, Blind the Eyes, is about a main character "who should in no way work." Find out more about that below! First, a quick introduction to Blind the Eyes. In the City of Nightmares, one haunted girl is taking back more than just her dreams. In …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: Noel Coughlan with Fatal Shadow

It has been right around a month since I started doing Author and Book Spotlights for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 8 Authors. This time we have Noel, who writes what he describes as nobledark fantasy. His entree is called Fatal Shadow. Long ago, magic cracked apart the world and suspended great continents between two suns. …

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Book Review and Guest Post: Birth of the Storm (Demon Storm #1) by Valerie Storm (Escapist Book Tours Review)

Birth of the Storm Genre: Demon Storm, #1 Author: Valerie Storm Genre: Fantasy Book Description: Kari, a young wolf demon, learns her parents' isolation is justified when they're killed by humans from the village near their mountain home – humans who found them because of Kari's carelessness. With her dying breath, Kari's mother orders her …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: J.C.M. Berne with Wistful Ascending

Hello! Welcome back to the Self-Published Fantasy 8 Author and Book Spotlights with Raina Nightingale. Sometimes, the weeks tend to have something of a theme to them. Yesterday's spotlight was D.H. Willison with Hazelhearth Hires Heroes, a book that doesn't quite fit into conventional genres, perhaps by touching too many of them. Today's spotlight is …

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