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  • Book Review: Awaken Your Confidence by Rachel Smets
    February 16, 2019 / No Comments » / Book Review

    Book Title: Awaken Your Confidence: 15 People Share Their Journey to Success Author: Rachel Smets Genre: Self-help Amazon rating: 5 Do you:: feel stuck? Feel like your life will never change? Ask yourself the same questions over and over again, without getting answers? Do you feel trapped, confused, stressed and frustrated? You’re not alone. Often,
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  • Wednesday Words: Beyond the Skin by Barbara Tyree
    February 13, 2019 / No Comments » / Poetry

    Barbara Tyree was born and raised in Lexington, Virginia. She always thought Lexington was boring with nothing to do until she got married and moved to Leesville, Louisiana. After living there for three years she and her husband moved back to Lexington. She attended Dabney S. Lancaster. She has always had a passion for reading and
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  • Author: Amie Irene Winters
    February 11, 2019 / No Comments » / Author Interview,Interviews

    AMIE IRENE WINTERS is the award-winning author of the STRANGE LUCK series. Shortly after she received her BA in Anthropology and MA in Environmental Studies, she began writing fiction in her spare time. Born in California, she now lives and works in Prescott, Arizona. When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dog,
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  • Meet The Staff: Glenda Kilgore
    February 10, 2019 / No Comments » / Interviews,Meet The Staff

    Welcome to our Meet the Staff feature! Every month, you’ll get to meet one of the many wonderful peeps behind the scenes at Our Write Side. Today we’ll be meeting Glenda Kilgore. Q: Let’s get the basics out of the way. Give us a short bio – what’s your name? What do you do for OWS?
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  • Book Review: The Dire King by William Ritter
    February 9, 2019 / No Comments » / Book Review

    Title: The Dire King Genre: Fantasy Author: William Ritter Rating: 4.6 The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant, Abigail Rook. An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and
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  • Wednesday Words: Evening Primrose Path by Cynthia Gallaher
    February 6, 2019 / No Comments » / Poetry

    Welcome to Wednesday Words, where each week we’ll dazzle you with words from a variety of poets! This week’s poem comes from Cynthia Gallaher, and her contribution to our Feminine Flower poetry submissions. Cynthia Gallaher, a Chicago-based poet and playwright, is author of four poetry collections, including Epicurean Ecstasy: More Poems About Food, Drink, Herbs
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  • Author: John Murphy
    February 4, 2019 / No Comments » / Author Interview,Interviews

    John Murphy was a Corporal in the US Marine Corps. He graduated college and had a successful career in the software industry. He’s the father of 3 adult sons.  In addition to writing great stories to share, he enjoy a good cigar, riding motorcycles, shooting guns, drinking tequila, downhill skiing fast and traveling the world
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  • Book Review: The Fell by Lindsey Harper
    February 2, 2019 / No Comments » / Book Review

    Title: The Fell Genre: Dark Fantasy Author: Lindsey Harper Rating: 4.6 After the brutal death of his mentor, Leer Boxwell’s only desire is vengeance. However, his belief that the murderer is the mythical Grimbarror has made him the laughing stock of the Vale. When Leer witnesses the beast steal away the princess in an unexpected
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  • Wednesday Words: Shade by DS Maolalai
    January 30, 2019 / No Comments » / Poetry

    Welcome to Wednesday Words, where each week we’ll dazzle you with words from a variety of poets! This week’s poem comes from DS Maolalai, and one of his contributions to our Feminine Flower poetry submissions. DS Maolalai recently returned to Ireland after four years away, now spending his days working maintenance dispatch for a bank
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  • Author: Barbara Tyree
    January 28, 2019 / No Comments » / Author Interview,Interviews

    Barbara Tyree is your above-average book-a- alcoholic. She loves cooking, knitting, crocheting, and collecting anything koala bears and birds, especially hummingbirds and cardinals. How long have you been writing? I started when I was in high school.  I had stories in my head but of course at the time computers didn’t exist; then I stopped for
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  • Book Review: A Merchant In Oria by David Wiley
    January 26, 2019 / 3 Comments / Book Review

    Title: A Merchant in Oria Author: David Wiley Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult Amazon rating: 5 stars Firion is a young merchant descended from generations of merchants. His first big break comes along when he sets out to trade with the wealthy Dwarven kingdom of Oria. He has always dreamed of visiting this grand kingdom, having heard
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  • Riftmaker Blog Tour Masterlist
    January 23, 2019 / No Comments » / Tour Announcements

    Buddy’s favorite thing is curling up at the foot of Ethan’s bed. Then he stumbles through a portal to a clockwork city plagued by chimeras, and everything changes. Well, not everything. Sure, his new human body comes with magic powers, but he’d still rather nap than face the people of Excelsior, who harbor both desire
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  • Wednesday Words: Homeostasis by Stacy Overby
    January 23, 2019 / No Comments » / Poetry

    Welcome to Wednesday Words, where each week we’ll dazzle you with words from a variety of poets! This week’s poem comes from our own Stacy Overby, and one of her contributions to our Feminine Flower poetry submissions. Stacy Overby is a columnist and graphic designer at www.ourwriteside.com. Her short stories and poems have been featured
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  • Author: Renee Scattergood
    January 21, 2019 / No Comments » / Author Interview,Interviews

    Renee Scattergood lives in Australia with her husband, Nathan, and daughter, Taiya. She has always been a fan of fantasy and was inspired to become a story-teller by George Lucas, but didn’t start considering writing down her stories until she reached her late twenties. Now she enjoys writing dark fantasy, and she’d dabbling with paranormal
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  • Story Time: The Window by Shubham Mamgain
    January 19, 2019 / No Comments » / Short Stories

    Shubham Mamgain is a literature enthusiast currently pursuing his English honors from Delhi University. He first wrote an English poem, a crude rhyme as he puts it, in 6th grade. His first short story, written in Hindi, was published in his school’s magazine when he was in 8th standard. After that he hasn’t looked back. He
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  • Story Time: The Best Birthday by David Wiley
    January 19, 2019 / No Comments » / Short Stories

    David Wiley is an author of science fiction and fantasy stories, choosing to write the stories that he would love to read. His short fiction has previously been published in Firewords Quarterly and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Mystic Signals as well as an anthology by Uffda Press. David resides in central Iowa
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  • Story Time: The Long Walk Home by Stacey Meservy
    January 19, 2019 / No Comments » / Short Stories

    Stacey Meservy resides in Utah and is a writer, long-time blogger, occasional podcaster, runner and mom.  She has previously published two other short stories and hopes to continue in her quest toward eventually completing and publishing a novel. Stacey has also written about parenting for many blogs and newspapers over the years, but loves stretching her
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  • Book Review: The Machine by E.C. Jarvis
    January 19, 2019 / No Comments » / Book Review

    Title: The Machine (Book 1 of the Blood and Destiny series) Author: EC Jarvis Genre: Steampunk, Contemporary, Science Fiction Amazon rating: 4 stars In a world driven by steam, one man has the knowledge and the means to construct the most powerful machine in existence; one final element is all he needs. That same world
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  • Wednesday Words: Ribbons by Rosa Marchisella
    January 16, 2019 / No Comments » / Poetry

    Welcome to Wednesday Words, where each week we’ll dazzle you with words from a variety of poets! This week’s poem comes from Rosa Marchisella, one of the contributors to our Feminine Flower poetry submissions. Rosa Marchisella is an author of both fiction and non-fiction books (under the name Rosa Arcade). Her other written work include
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  • Author: A.F. Stewart
    January 14, 2019 / No Comments » / Author Interview,Interviews

    A steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek, A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and still calls it home. The youngest in a family of seven children, she always had an overly creative mind and an active imagination. She favours the dark and deadly when writing—her genres of choice being
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  • Book Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson
    January 12, 2019 / 2 Comments / Book Review

    Book Title: Nightshades Author: Melissa F. Olson Genre: Urban fantasy Amazon rating: 4.3 Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades. Or vampires, as they’re more widely known. Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indie Winners Announced
    January 7, 2019 / No Comments » / Uncategorized

    Hello lovelies! We apologize for the delay in sharing this exciting announcement. Things just got crazy over the holiday break. I’m sure you understand. But as I’m sure you will recall, we had two cool giveaways during this year’s OWS12 Days of Indies and we forgot to announce the winners! So the first giveaway was
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  • Book Review: Maidens & Magic Anthology
    January 5, 2019 / 1 Comment / Book Review

    Title: Maidens & Magic Publisher: Crimson Edge Press Genre: Fantasy & Magic Amazon rating: 4.8 Crimson Edge Press celebrates the fortitude of heroines in fantasy with their first anthology, Maidens & Magic. An assembly of five original stories, this selection promises to satisfy young adult and adult readers who love dark and dangerous tales. From
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  • Wednesday Words: A Song of the Sea Gods by Stacy Overby
    January 3, 2019 / No Comments » / Poetry

    Welcome to Wednesday Words, where each week we’ll dazzle you with words from a variety of poets! Today’s poem comes from Stacy Overby’s latest poetry collection, Scath Oran! Stacy Overby is a columnist and graphic designer at www.ourwriteside.com. Her short stories and poems have been featured in multiple anthologies, online, and in lit journals. Scath
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  • Author: R.A. McCandless
    December 31, 2018 / No Comments » / Author Interview,Interviews

    R.A. McCandless has been a writer both professionally and creatively for over two decades. He was born under a wandering star that led to a degree in Communication and English with a focus on creative writing. He’s the author of the urban fantasy TEARS OF HEAVEN winner of the 2014 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy
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  • Book Review: Crimson Bayou by Alizabeth Lynn
    December 29, 2018 / No Comments » / Book Review

    Title: Crimson Bayou Author: Alizabeth Lynn Genre: Paranormal Romance Amazon Rating: 4.7 stars For Carissa Blaine, going home is both the easiest and the hardest decision she’s ever had to make. She is a young widow looking to move on with her life, and she soon meets Aden McTarver, her handsome neighbor with a deep
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  • Book Review: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
    December 22, 2018 / No Comments » / Book Review

    Title: All the Birds in the Sky Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/ Author: Charlie Jane Anders Rating: 3.9 An ancient society of witches and a hipster technological startup go war as the world from tearing itself. To further complicate things, each of the groups’ most promising followers (Patricia, a brilliant witch and Laurence, an engineering “wunderkind”) may just
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  • Wednesday Words: The Divine Comedy by Robert Cano
    December 19, 2018 / No Comments » / Poetry

    Welcome to Wednesday Words, where each week we’ll dazzle you with words from a variety of poets! This week’s poem comes from Robert Cano, one of the contributors to our Feminine Flower poetry submissions. A writer or a storyteller? A poet? An artist who has chosen to paint with words, Robert Cano began a journey
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  • Author: J.J. Reichenbach
    December 17, 2018 / No Comments » / Author Interview,Interviews

    J.J. Reichenbach is a professional editor by day and a horror writer by night. J.J. lives just outside of Calgary, with two affectionate hell hounds and bookcases full of nightmares. She is an avid traveler and likes to spend time in Thailand as often as possible, where she writes and edits on the beach. She
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indies Day 12
    December 12, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to the last day of 12 Days of indies! Anyone just joining us and isn’t familiar with 12 Days of indie, each day we have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief description and a link to buy. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopters for a chance to win.
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indie Day 11
    December 11, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 11 of 12 Days of indies! Hope everyone is having fun. Anyone just joining us and isn’t familiar with 12 Days of indie, each day we have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief description and a link to buy. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopters for
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indie Day 10
    December 10, 2018 / 1 Comment / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 10 of 12 Days of indies! I can’t believe the event is almost over for this year. Hope everyone is having fun. Anyone just joining us and isn’t familiar with 12 Days of indie, each day we have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indie Day 9
    December 9, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness,Uncategorized

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 9 of 12 Days of indies! Anyone just joining us and isn’t familiar with 12 Days of indie, each day we have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief description and a link to buy. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopters for a chance to win. You
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  • Book Review: Ambrosia Anthology
    December 8, 2018 / No Comments » / Book Review

    Title: Ambrosia: A Poetry Anthology Genre: Poetry Author: Several Amazon Rating: 5 *Delight in the nectar of the gods. Feed your mind with Ambrosia* Whispers to the gods are like honey from a poet’s lips. When several poets raise their voices together, it’s a sacred feast of memories and dreams. Poetry is divine food for
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indie Day 8
    December 8, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 8 of 12 Days of indies! It’s hard to fathom that the event is more than half over! there’ve been so many great books for sale this year! Anyone just joining us and aren’t familiar with 12 Days of indie, each day we have a list of indie books priced
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indie Day 7
    December 7, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 7 of 12 Days of indies! Today is devoted to poetry. Hope you are finding plenty of great new reads for 2019. Some of us have definitely been buying more than one book a day and are super stocked up for next year!  Anyone just joining us and aren’t familiar
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indie Day 6
    December 6, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness,Uncategorized

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 6 of 12 Days of indies! Today is devoted to poetry. If you aren’t a fan of poetry, feel free to purchase from one of the other days but comment today what you purchased to get the entry for the giveaway. For those who aren’t familiar with 12 Days of
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  • Tattoos Tour Masterlist
    December 5, 2018 / No Comments » / Tour Announcements

    One hushed cry in the middle of the night, and Eli Thorson’s life unravels. A highly trained Black Ops specialist, he is used to danger, but Eli’s path forces him to confront the illusions he’s been taught his whole life — ones that make him question all the good he thought he was doing. Unable
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indie Day 5
    December 5, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 5 of 12 Days of indies! For those who aren’t familiar with 12 Days of indie, each day we will have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief description and a link to buy. We encourage our readers to buy at least 1 book each
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indies Day 4
    December 4, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 4 of 12 Days of indies! For those who aren’t familiar with how this works, each day we will have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief description and a link to buy. We encourage our readers to buy at least 1 book each day
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indies Day 3
    December 3, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness,Uncategorized

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to the 3rd day of 12 Days of indies! For those who aren’t familiar with how this works, each day we will have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief description and a link to buy. We encourage our readers to buy at least 1 book each
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indies, Day 2
    December 2, 2018 / 1 Comment / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to day 2 of 12 Days of indies! For those who aren’t familiar with how this works, each day we will have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief description and a link to buy. We encourage our readers to buy at least 1 book each day
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  • OWS 12 Days of Indies, Day 1
    December 1, 2018 / No Comments » / Bookish Goodness

    Hello Lovelies, Welcome to the first day of  our second year of 12 Days of indies! For those who aren’t familiar with how this works, each day we will have a list of indie books priced $2.99 or less with a brief description and a link to buy. We encourage our readers to buy at least
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  • 12 Days of Indie is Coming
    November 29, 2018 / 4 Comments / Bookish Goodness

    Guess what time it is? Welcome back to the annual #OWS12DaysofIndie! This event is held every December 1st – 12th. For those of you who this is your first year, the idea of this event is that OWS Ink LLC hosts books that are on sale $2.99 or less. Several of the regular reviewers purchase
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  • Dinner at Dark by Lyssa Medana
    November 23, 2018 / No Comments » / Short Stories

    Today’s story is an excerpt from Dinner at Dark, a novella by Lyssa Medana. Lyssa Medana is a 50 year old author living in West Yorkshire, UK. Her works include The Forgotten Village, Digging up the Past, Cats in the Bible, Dinner at Dark and Tales from the White Hart. Lyssa also regularly publishes poems
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  • Author: J.K. Allen
    November 19, 2018 / No Comments » / Author Interview,Interviews

    JK Allen received her BA in Creative Writing and English from Michigan State University. She wrote her first story when she first learned how to write and hasn’t looked back since. Common writing themes that can be found in her work address identity, everyday magic, and the type of strength that can be found in
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