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The 11 Best Books I Read in 2015

I read and read and read.  Reading books on my phone has become one of my favorite non-writing past times.  Using my subscription to Scribd , I read, on average, 4 or 5 books a month. Going through my Scribd Library, I read some great books, some okay books, and some that I never finished.  Here are the 11 best books I read this past year.  I gave all these books 4 stars or higher on Goodreads . No particular order.  I kept series together.  Enjoyed them all. Clockwork Heart (Clockwork Heart, 1) by Dru Pagliassotti Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind (Clockwork Heart, 2) by Dru Pagliassotti Clockwork Secrets: Heavy Fire (Clockwork Heart, 3) by Dru Pagliassotti Calling On Fire (Fire and Stone, 1) by Stephanie Beavers The Watcher’s Keep (The Triadine Saga, 1) by Timothy Bond The Dragon Rises (The Triadine Saga, 2) by Timothy Bond Riddle in Stone (The Riddle in Stone, 1) by Robert Evert Betrayal in the Highlands (The Riddle in Stone, 2) by Robert Evert Blood i

Top 10 Favorite Songs of 2015 (with vids)

I discovered so many new songs this year.  Which ones kept the best company while I wrote, panicked, and danced in the kitchen?  I pared it down to the top ten songs on my phone’s playlist. 10.  Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene by Hozier  (Hozier) 9.  I Am by Awolnation  (Run) 8.  Smoke and Mirrors by Imagine Dragons  (Smoke and Mirrors) 7.  Black Cadillac by Shinedown  (Threat to Survival) 6.  Drown by Bring Me the Horizon  (That’s the Spirit) 5.  Ghost of Muskegon by Pop Evil  (Up) 4.  Ten Tonne Skeleton by Royal Blood  (Royal Blood) 3.  Could Have Been Me by The Struts  (Have You Heard) 2.  Superpower by X Ambassadors  (VHS) 1. Human Race by Three Days Grace  (Human) Honorable Mentions: Landmine by Three Days Grace I Am Machine by Three Days Grace Run by Bring Me the Horizon Footsteps by Pop Evil Who We Are by Imagine Dragons Renegad

Shhhh… Whispers Is Coming

Magical manipulation—the anti-imperialists’ advantage over the Empire. “Imagine an unknown, unseen entity watching your every move, listening to your every word….” Can the Whispers be stopped before the anti-imperialists invade every corner of the world in-between the portals? Whispers , Book 4 of the World In-between Epic Fantasy Series Releases Dec 23 rd The book that almost didn’t. Originally, Whispers was supposed to be out in October.  Deadlines zoomed past.  My characters weren’t ready to be finished with this one.  Even on the way to the final plot point, they took a detour.  But thanks to my sheer determination to make the year’s final deadline and an even bigger thanks to my editor and betas for getting through it on turbo, Whispers just edged under the wire. Let’s break Whispers down by the numbers: 1   Word title: Whispers 2   Pens to ink the first draft 4   th Book of the World In-between fantasy series 6   Pieces of ma