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What’s not to love with a cozy mystery?

Aug 30th, 2017 | By

Have you discovered the cozy mystery novel yet? They are most often set in small local towns and feature amateur detectives who investigate local murders and disappearances, most often as a sideline to their day job . The murders are pretty much bloodless, and generally happen off-page, the love interest mostly hinted at, quite the

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And now for something a little different … introducing Gilda Trillim

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

We love to discover something unusual, to give a voice to a different sort of story at Roundfire. One that will surprise, intrigue, and perhaps challenge you; Gilda Trillim: Shepherdess of Rats by Steven L. Peck delivers all that and more. A woman struggles to discern the meaning of life when she is taken as POW in

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A Ghost Story with a twist for rainy-day holiday reading

Jul 24th, 2017 | By

I don’t know about you, but I love having the time on holiday to read different genres from my usual choices. Much as I love the sunshine, I do also relish those odd days when the wet weather keeps me indoors curled up on the sofa and I can indulge and get lost in a great

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The Emancipation of B

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

The Emancipation of B by Jennifer Kavanagh (Roundfire Books) But it must not be sought for or – heaven forbid!  – dug for.  No, no dredging of the sea bottom here.  That would defeat one’s purpose. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures

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Featured Book: Lost Eagle

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

  The Untold Story of HIH Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia. An epic drama of world-changing events revealed through the visionary consciousness of Tatiana, one of the four daughters of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra. This is Tatiana’s story, told through her diary: from idyllic childhood in the last royal

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Creepiness and Sinister Mice

Feb 15th, 2017 | By

Here are a few excerpts from Intelligent Designing for Amateurs, featuring creepy mice. I blame Douglas Adams entirely, I just can’t get enough sinister mice… Charlie caught the dog-faced boy trying to put wheels on one of the mice. “So it can go faster,” he explained. “But mice aren’t supposed to have wheels!” She felt

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Featured Books: Wellsprings

Feb 13th, 2017 | By

    2026. The earth’s ecosystem has broken down under human abuse. Water supplies are shrinking. Rain is rare, and North America is gripped in the Great Drought with crops withering and forests dying. In the midst of ecological and social collapse, an old woman and a young man set out to heal nature and

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Top Hat Books

Nov 19th, 2016 | By

This week we’re taking a closer look at our historical fiction imprint, Top Hat Books. Whether it’s a story of rebellion, loyalty and love in Ireland in the early 20th century, or an alternative version of the epic tale of Beowulf, Top Hat’s novels all have one thing in common: a compelling story that keeps

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Author Peter Tieryas Liu

Nov 15th, 2016 | By

  Peter Tieryas Liu is the author of the new science fiction book, United States of Japan (Angry Robot Books), Bald New World (Perfect Edge Books) and Watering Heaven (Signal 8 Books).  Bald New World was long listed for the Folio Prize 2015, listed as one of Buzzfeed’s 15 Highly Anticipated Books of 2014, and

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An interview with Peter Bartram

Nov 10th, 2016 | By

The author of the Crampton of the Chronicle crime mysteries talks to us about his roller-coaster career and latest book, and gives his advice on how to creating a winning plot.   Tell us about yourself. I’ve been a writer and journalist all my working life. I sold my first story to a national newspaper

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