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New from Tara West

witchflamekindle-nook New today from Tara West, the FREE prelude volume of her Keepers of the Stones series gets a shiny new cover, that would be Feira over there. <–.

Do stop by Tara’s blog for a bit more background, along with links to everywhere Witch Flame is available for free. :-)


Posted by on February 7, 2013 in author interviews, epic fantasy


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Free Apocalypse! (that sounded weird)

APOCALYPSE_ad_jpgHappy Friday, and just a couple things I’d like to mention today – first off, the newest short story collection from the Eclective is available for FREE today from Amazon (and Amazon UK ). This one is seven stories by seven authors all dealing with The Apocalypse, so we figured we should get it out free this weekend…just in case.
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Second, over on Ed’s Casual Friday at Indies Unlimited, today’s column details some of the signs that you might, in fact, be a writer of Epic Fantasy.

Thanks for stopping by, have a good weekend, and be sure to check out the post immediately below this one to join the Holiday Hop for a chance to win prizes ranging from all the books of the Norothian Cycle, to a Kindle Fire. :-)


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Ed’s Casual Friday: Pantser Monologue

squirrel coffeeToday on Ed’s Casual Friday over at Indies Unlimited, I pants myself.

By which I mean I opine about what it’s like for a writer who is a “Pantser” to sit down every morning in front of their writing instruments with no earthly idea what the hell they are doing there. ;-)

Plus, there’s a squirrel.


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“Almost Ice Road Truckers, except for the Tulip Bulbs.” Tag Line Tuesday with Carolyn Steele

Today on Tag Line Tuesday, we sit down with (no huge spoilers here) an author! Let’s just jump straight in, shall we?carolyn steele

Ed: Hola! Since I hear writers are creative people, please answer each of the following biographic questions twice, once with the truth and once with a lie.

CS: Carolyn Steele. And, they call me Rocky…it’s a nickname that stuck after a long and boring story about installing some closet doors. When you go through life with a name that doesn’t lend itself to diminutives, you get kinda desperate for a nickname so I allowed it to stick. Oops, that’s not a lie. But then I write non-fiction. Read the rest of this entry »


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Ed’s Casual Friday: Digesting Every Word

Today at Ed’s Casual Friday over at Indies Unlimited, I go even more casual than usual as I loosen my belt in the wake of Turkey Day, and pontificate about the benefits of taking a day off from writing now and again.

I’m only kidding about the belt…I’m actually wearing sweatpants.

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Ed's Casual Friday, M. Edward McNally, Writing


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Ed’s Casual Friday: What NOT to say to book reviewers.

For today’s column over at Indies Unlimited, 15 writers offer up 15 things no writer should ever, ever, EVER say in response to a review. No matter how bad we might want to say it. ;-)

(the panda thing will make sense, trust me)


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Ed’s Casual Friday – So you want to be an Indie…

Today on Ed’s Casual Friday over at Indies Unlimited, I ask if you are sure. I mean really, really sure. ;-)

And because <– that picture is titled “Knee-to-Groin,” I look forward to getting a lot of disturbing search hits.


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The Haunted Collection, Free Oct 5th and 6th.

 Hiya, Halloween fans. :-)

Happy to announce that The Haunted Collection - the most recent short story compilation from the eclectic, cross-genre authors known collectively as The Eclective (see how that name works?) is FREE for Amazon Kindle this Friday and Saturday, (Oct 5th and 6th).

Just to explain a little bit about us: The authors of The Eclective write in a number of different genres, from epic fantasy to paranormal YA to contemporary to parody, and a ton of stuff in between. But we have come together to do some projects. Actually, we mostly came together to hangout on facebook and amuse each other, but we also have a “communal” website and page, and a few times a year we put out short story collections.

These are generally built around a theme of some kind, though everybody comes at it from their own direction, and does stories they feel like doing, without regard for what genre or classification they might happen to fall into. Our theory, inasmuch as we have one, is that the story is the thing. If a reader finds a story that they like, we tend to feel genre is at best a secondary distinction.

The Haunted Collection is the fifth we have done, and I am highlighting it specifically here at The Sable City blog as it is the second collection where my story is set within the world of the Norothian Cycle. In last year’s Halloween Collection, “The Village of Those Who Touch the Dead” featured the yakuza character Yu Pao Long, years before he had left the Farthest West and come to Noroth. In the Haunted Collection, my story is entitled “Empty Vessel,” the tale of a ghost ship adrift at sea. While it does not feature any of the characters of the Norothian Cycle directly, the Trade Houses of Miilark and the Musket & Magic setting will be familiar to fans of the series.

Me and my fellow Eclectivites hope you’ll check us out, and maybe find something that you like. Even if it is outside of your normal genre preferences. Oh, and in case I wasn’t clear before, we do make all the collections FREE everywhere as soon as we are able to do so. The first four are always free, on Amazon, B&N, Apple, etc. :-)

The Pride Collection

The Celtic Collection

The Holiday Collection

The Halloween Collection

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Posted by on October 5, 2012 in giveaways, M. Edward McNally, The Norothian Cycle


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“…trying to find the shortcuts to happiness in life.” – Tag Line Tuesday with Susan Wells Bennett

Welcome to Tag Line Tuesday, home of the “Long Form” author interviews (I always feel like I should have questions written on a stack of blue cards when I say that). Let’s jump right in, shall we?

Ed: Top of the [insert time of day here]! As I hear writers are creative people, please answer each of the following biographic questions twice, once with the truth and once with a lie.


SWB: Susan Wells Bennett / Cassandra Daniels

Ed: Where you from?

SWB: Phoenix / Chicago Read the rest of this entry »


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“Nimbly, she let her fingers have their way.” – Tag Line Tuesday with Jacqueline Hopkins

Today, Tag Line Tuesday sits down with the author of Wilderness Heart, who I will now allow to introduce herself.

Ed: Hola! As I hear writers are creative people, please answer each of the following biographic questions twice, once with the truth and once with a lie.


JH: Jacqueline Hopkins. Jackie Collins (well I can wish can’t I?)

Ed: Where you from?

JH: I’m a displaced Okie who has lived in many places. Retired, living in Hawaii. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on September 25, 2012 in author interviews, Tag Line Tuesday, Writing


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