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Sharon's Love of Books Reviews Jim Butcher's Newest Release: Skin Game: The Dresden Files (Series, #15)

My post, today, is the recently released Jim Butcher book, "Skin Game," Book 15 of the series. What an exciting read! You've got to check out my review at:http://sharonsloveofbooks.blogspot.com/ I really enjoyed this action-packed book with humor, action, and mayhem! Please share / Tweet / Pin / or Post! Thanks, Everyone! All my love, Sharon.…

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Added by Sharon Powers on July 10, 2014 at 17:50 — No Comments

The City: A Novel by Dean Koontz...This Brand New Novel to be Released 07-01-14! [BONUS: "The Neighbor," The Short Story Prequel Review Included!]

My new book review is a Dean Koontz novel slated for release to bookstands on July 1, 2014; it is The City: A Novel. Please check out my review of this enjoyable book at http://sharonsloveofbooks.blogspot.com/ Thank you so much, in advance; PLEASE SHARE / POST / TWEET / or PIN (Thanks, everyone!).…

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Added by Sharon Powers on June 19, 2014 at 3:26 — No Comments

Gemmell Awards 2014 - THE WINNERS!

Tonight saw the prizegiving ceremony for the Gemmell Awards, with prestigious prizes given to the very best in fantasy fiction over the last year. In the fabulous surroundings of London's prestigious Magic Circle, the three awards were presented by some of the genre's most acclaimed names.



The opening award of the evening, the Ravenheart Award for best cover…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 13, 2014 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

My New Book Review of Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia--on Bookstands 07-01-14!

Please check out my new blog post at Sharon's Love of Books at: http://sharonsloveofbooks.blogspot.com/ Please share/RT/Pin Thank you. Sharon Powers.…

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Added by Sharon Powers on June 12, 2014 at 22:13 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Brandon Sanderson

Morning all,



The days are well and truly ticking away until this year's Gemmell Awards ceremony, and today I'm delighted to be able to present our interview with Legend-nominated author Brandon Sanderson, shortlisted this year for The Memory of Light. The following is transcribed from an audio recorded especially for this interview,…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 11, 2014 at 10:12 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Luke Scull

Morning all,



As we count down the days until the Gemmell Awards ceremony, we'll be going into maximum overdrive with our awards interviews for this year! And in that spirit, this morning we catch up with Luke Scull, author of the Morningstar-nominated THE GRIM COMPANY.





Alex: Tell us a little about your Morningstar-nominated title, The Grim Company.



Luke: The Grim…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 10, 2014 at 9:18 — No Comments

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman in Movie Development--Read the Book Before it Comes to the Big Screen!

Please check out my new book review of Neil Gaiman's, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Find the review of this wonderful book on my blog at: http://http://sharonsloveofbooks.blogspot.com/…



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Added by Sharon Powers on June 9, 2014 at 18:24 — No Comments

The Gemmell Interviews 2014 - Peter V Brett

Evening all,



With the Gemmell Awards ceremony closing in, we're going to be picking up the ante with our 2014 interviews, and today we're chatting with the author of the Legend-nominated The Daylight War, Peter V Brett. So let's get to it...



Alex: Tell us a little about your Legend-nominated title, The Daylight War.…



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Added by Alex Davis on June 3, 2014 at 19:36 — No Comments

Jay Lake RIP

Hail Mighty Readers,

I'm sad to have to let you know that author Jay Lake, a previous nominee with the awards (for his books Endurance and Green,) has passed away.

The news was broken on…

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Added by drosdelnoch on June 1, 2014 at 22:24 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Brian McClellan

Evening all,



It's that time again as we continue the countdown to the 2014 Gemmell Awards ceremony with our series of nominee interviews, and today we're catching up with Morningstar-nominated author Brian McClellan, author of Promise of Blood.



Alex: Tell us a bit about your Morningstar-nominated title, Promise of Blood.



Brian: Promise of Blood is the first book in the Powder Mage Universe. It begins with the hero,…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 29, 2014 at 20:43 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Mark T Barnes

Morning all,
It's interview time again, and today we're chatting with the first of our Morningstar-nominated authors, Mark T Barnes. So, without further ado...
Alex: Tell us a bit about your Morningstar-nominated title, The…
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Added by Alex Davis on May 27, 2014 at 8:26 — No Comments

The Gemmell Interviews 2014 start here!

Good morning world,



Today I'm delighted to once again don my guise as Michael Parkinson and get back into the swing of our annual Gemmell Awards interviews. Over the course of the next few weeks we'll be chatting with our Legend and Morningstar nominated authors on this blog, and where better to start than one of this year's…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 20, 2014 at 10:16 — No Comments

Roll up, Roll up!

Morning all,



Fancy being at the Gemmells Awards ceremony? Taking place at the fantastic Magic Circle in the heart of London, the ceremony gathers together a host of authors and key figures in publishing for a celebration of the very best in fantasy fiction. This glamorous event sees the prizegiving for all three categories of the Gemmell Awards, as well as the live auction and a stunning reception with champagne and nibbles.



We have a very limited number of tickets…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 14, 2014 at 12:38 — No Comments

2014 Gemmell Awards shortlist announced!

2014 SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS FOR FANTASY

This year sees the sixth running of the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, one of fantasy fiction's most prestigious prizes, with the superb trophies to be awarded at a stunning ceremony this June at London's glamorous Magic Circle. With just a few months to go until this exciting event, the shortlists for each of the three prize categories have just been announced at…

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Added by Alex Davis on April 19, 2014 at 12:25 — No Comments

Eastercon

We will be announcing the Gemmell Awards 2014 shortlisted titles this Saturday at Eastercon, Satellite 4, Glasgow at 12 noon in Argyll 2. 

Please join us if you can!

Added by Christine Harrison on April 14, 2014 at 14:36 — No Comments

Review time!

Reviews are a great way for us to see what you think about our long list and a guide for people considering something new to read.  Books featured in our long list are available for you to read and review on our site - if you are interested, read on....

Titles are sent out on a first come first served basis but we will do our best to make sure as many people as possible get a book to review and hopefully their preference.  For the first time this year we have a couple of titles…

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Added by Christine Harrison on February 28, 2014 at 12:20 — No Comments

Voting has commenced

Vote now for your favourite book, new author or cover art - the long list is open!

Get involved with the literary fantasy equivalent of the Oscars.

The readers decide......

Added by Christine Harrison on February 28, 2014 at 12:11 — No Comments

Nominations 2014

Just so you know - we have opened our gates to nominations for 2014 (books published in 2013).

Our calendar goes like this:

Nominations for the long list until 31st January 2014

Long list published and voting begins on Friday 28th February 2014…

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Added by Christine Harrison on December 10, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments

Winners' interviews 2013

Afternoon all,



Well, the dust is beginning to settle on this year's Gemmell Awards, and we thought this'd be a good opportunity to have a chat with the 2013 winners while they are still basking in the glow of victory. First up on the roll of honour is Brent Weeks, whose novel The Blinding Knife claimed the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel. We caught up with him shortly after the results had broken.



First of all, a huge congratulations on…

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Added by Alex Davis on November 11, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Gemmell Awards for Fantasy - the 2013 winners!

Evening all,



Well, while I couldn't make the ceremony myself, I'm delighted to be able to announce the winners in each of the three categories of this year's David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy. A truly international list, and some absolutely world-class talent on the winners list. Congrats to all those who took the prizes home, and also to all the nominees for making the shortlist.



So, drumroll please...



2013 RAVENHEART AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY COVER ART

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Added by Alex Davis on October 31, 2013 at 21:10 — No Comments

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