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Tall Poppies Review: “The Feathered Bone” Brings Light to the Darkness

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Sometimes we open a book of fiction hoping to escape to another place and time. While we read, we can imagine living in a world of wizards and gentle giants; diving 20,000 leagues under the sea; or flying in a hot air balloon over rainbows and yellow brick roads. At other times, fiction pulls us into the dreams and fears of those who live through hardships that most of us can hardly imagine. These are the stories that make news headlines, that cause us to shudder, and that move us to hold onto our loved ones a little bit tighter. They’re the stories that open our eyes to dire struggles in the world – and they’re the stories that inspired…

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Passion and Desire Mix Together in This Week’s Authorbuzz

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Dear Reader, What happens when a human female is impregnated with a Pantera child? A hunt is on to find her! Blade tells the story of a male shifter who escaped captivity, only to become obsessed with finding the human woman who was implanted with his DNA. A woman who’s had her mind altered to believe she was assaulted by the very male who only wished to protect her. Emotions run high. Passion runs deep. And the hope that these two beings from different worlds can find each other again. Please write to [email protected] to win one of five copies.   Dear Reader, In The First Day I wanted to create a character who was committed equally to faith and desire; and…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Frank Schaeffer, Author of Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in GOD

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Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend’s death, Frank Schaeffer finds himself simultaneously believing and not believing in God – an atheist who prays. Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief, sharing his innermost thoughts with lyricism that only great writers of literary nonfiction achieve. Schaeffer writes as an imperfect son, husband and grandfather whose love for his family, art and life trumps the ugly theologies of an angry God and the atheist vision of a cold, meaningless universe. Schaeffer writes that only when we abandon our hunt for certainty do we become free to create beauty, give love and find peace. Meet the Author New York Times best selling author of more than a dozen…

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