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Floating Library

From September 6th through October 3rd, the historic Lilac Museum Steamship will be hosting a pop-up Floating Library.


No More Illusions

Daniel Babka

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The Hermaphroditic Contortionist

D. L. Mangles

Rating:  star star star star star 


The Sword and the Well

Ann Chamberlin

Rating:  star star star star star 

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Labor Day/End of Summer Edition

We are all sad to see it go, but why not say farewell with one last beach/backyard/vacation book?

IR Interview  |  

NYTimes & USA Today Bestselling Author Victoria Ashley Loves a Good Bad Boy

“My definition of a bad boy would have to be dark, mysterious, tatted, confident and don’t take crap from anyone.”

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Gone Girl,” Check out These 5 Twisted Thrillers

As the film campaign for David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl slowly but steadily barrels ahead, I can’t help but remember why I was addicted to the novel.

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Other Pursuits  |  

The IR Interview with Tracey Wheeler Noonan

Screenwriter, blogger and now cupcake creator extraordinaire

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All About the Book  |  

Rose Senehi on her IRDA Winning “Dancing on Rocks”

A turbulent summer in a small mountain tourist town where four women must reveal their secrets in order to heal a twenty-five-year-old wound.

Web Comics  |  

5 Webcomics Guaranteed to Keep You Glued to Your Screen

Just like their paper-printed counterparts, they come in all shapes and sizes, from crime-busting heroes, harrowing serializations and subdued slice-of-life narratives.

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked Edan Lepucki’s “California”, You’ll LOVE…

Choosing an indie book can be hard. We’re here to help.

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Before & After  |  

Fifty Shades of Grey

E.L. James is one of the great indie success stories, taking a Twilight fan-fiction series published on the web to a Hollywood film in under five years.

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An Animal Life  |  

Howard Krum on his IRDA Winning “An Animal Life”

An Animal Life is inspired by the real-life adventures of four veterinary school classmates.

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Indie Voice  |  

Hachette vs Amazon War. Pointless?

Friday Freebie, What’s an E-book Worth, International E-Book Day + more in this week’s round-up

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August descends, a trembling thunderstorm, a vague sense of passage, clinging to shorter days, sharper frenzy, a summing up of another vanishing season, reaching, grasping each smell, taste, sudden contact.

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Taboos  |  

Literary Taboos

Even in 2014, our society is full of taboos. Some writers not only acknowledge these taboos, but explore them unabashedly in daring books.