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  • Ms. Marvel #10
    Battle against robots and parrot men in this week's top comic "Ms. Marvel #10"
    With 2014 drawing to a close, one of Marvel Comics' biggest successes has got to be the launch (or relaunch, technically) of "Ms. Marvel". Spinning off of their promotion of Carol Danvers to "Captain Marvel", a new Ms....
  • Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story
    Saturday book sign: 'Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story by Michael Rothenberg '
    Michael Rothenberg is here in Los Angeles. This is more than exciting. This is a great honor. And every poet reading this now understands the need for an Ambassador to greet the man who, when he reads this will more than likely giggle and guffaw...
  • 'Boom Town' by Glenn Rolfe
    'Boom Town' by Glenn Rolfe
    I recently read “Abram’s Bridge” by Glenn Rolfe and found that to be a haunting novella. When I had to opportunity to read the upcoming novella “Boom Town” by Rolfe, I jumped at the chance hoping for another...
  • Book Review: "The May Bride" by Suzannah Dunn
    Book Review: "The May Bride" by Suzannah Dunn
    Jane Seymour was known for being King Henry VIII's most beloved wife. She managed to steal him from the alluring Anne Boleyn. She gave birth to his only legitimate male son. She was the wife he compared all the other five wives too. What was...
  • The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin
    Interview with young adult urban fantasy author Jonathan L. Ferrara
    Jonathan L. Ferrara was born in San Pedro, California to an Italian fisherman and a mother from New York. Growing up with one older brother, Jonathan had several hobbies: finding the best hiding spots to jump out and scare his mother, discovering...
  • A lovely life lost
    'The Wild Truth' reveals painful truths about life ended in Bus 142
    The story of Chris McCandless, as told by Jon Krakauer in “Into The Wild” has become an iconic and revered modern classic. Not only is Krakauer’s writing powerful and his investigations thorough, making for a captivating read,...
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    Ready Player One - A Perfect Gift for the Gamer in your life
    Over the course of the last year a steady buzz had been forming about a certain book. I couldn't escape it. Goodreads, Youtube, Book bloggers, everyone was talking about Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. As a gamer I was immediately intrigued...
  • Riddle #8 of Pottermore Christmas released
    Riddle #8 of Pottermore Christmas released - UPDATE
    Last week, it was announced that JK Rowling and Pottermore will be hosting an event where every day from December 12th thru December 24th a riddle will be released with #PottermoreChristmas.Fans have to solve the riddle and after so many people...
  • Pam Ward
    Poetry Examiner's Friday pick: Pam Ward's 'I didn't survive slavery for this'
    Los Angeles Literary Arts Center Happening: A Pam Ward production at Beyond Baroque with fellow World Stage Poets TONIGHT! Friday December 19th, 8 PM.I DIDN’T SURVIVE SLAVERY FOR THIS!isa multi-media performance & poetry reading written,...
  • Cover
    The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
    The thing with most poetry anthologies, ranging from the best to the mediocre and beyond, is a monumental task, in and of themselves: how do you give full justice to a wide array of poetry, of artists who tirelessly worked on their craft, without...
  • 'The Lodge on Holly Road'
    Holiday Book Giveaway, Day 4: Sheila Roberts on 'The Lodge on Holly Road'
    On this, the fourth day of our annual Holiday Book Giveaway Extravaganza, HBE will be offering a copy of Sheila Roberts’ The Lodge on Holly Road. For your chance to win, simply email HBE at HartfordBooksExaminer@aol.com by no later than 11...
  • Scarlet Spiders #2
    "Scarlet Spiders #2" brings on some clone wars in time for Christmas
    Another week, another crossover tie in to "Spider-Verse" is sold by Marvel Comics. All of them have the unfortunate task of crafting some sort of comprehensive narrative on the heels of an event which does them no favors. The key motions...
  • 'No One Else Can Have You' by Kathleen Hale: Creepy YA murder mystery
    'No One Else Can Have You' by Kathleen Hale: Creepy YA murder mystery
    "No One Else Can Have You" by Kathleen Hale is a very different kind of young adult murder mystery. There are many aspects of this novel that set it apart from other books of that genre.The protagonist, Kippy Bushman, is a rather strange...
  • Book stack
    The online storyteller for you and your children
    Many adults enjoy memories of having had parents or family members who read to them. According to Andrew Pudewa of the Institute of Excellence in Writing, there is nothing to equal the benefits of being read aloud to, but in today's fast-paced...
  • KEEP A BALANCE
    Writers Tricks of the Trade - Day Two of promotion case study
    It is Day Two of the free Kindle promotion for Terror in a Teapot, Indications are that it is definitely tougher to promote a free book on Kindle Select than it was just a few months ago. This is probably due to the trend of more and more Kindle...