Putting The Magic Back Into Young Adult Fantasy

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As the market becomes saturated with young adult fantasy books in the “Harry Potter” mold, how long will it be before the genre loses its magic? “If, like me, you’ve noticed that the spell being cast by the latest crop of young adult fantasy novels is becoming less potent, it seems a fair question to […]


Statues And Fountains In Florence

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The vogue for statues and fountains of contemporary rather than classical figures extended through the end of the century. In 1599 Cioli went to Carrara to obtain the marbles for four statues and matching fountains: two dwarfs (a Morgante and a Mar-gutte) and two peasants (a digger and a vintager). As the sculptor died before […]


The Path Of Daggers Audio Book Fantasy At Its Finest

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The Path of Daggers book, penned by the acclaimed author Robert Jordan, is a brilliant piece of work and is a great example of the fantasy category of book. As many of you know, not so long ago the fantasy genre had been the classification that many readers looked towards for new and unique subject […]


A Man Writing Love Stories In A Woman S Publishing World

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My publishing journey has been unusual enough that friends and publicists alike have suggested I write about it, especially the part about being a man writing love stories in a woman’s genre. But it’s not just the genre. The whole publishing and agency world I encountered was dominated by women. Sound interesting enough? Okay. There’s […]


The Different Romance Genres

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It was actually my grandma who first got me hooked on romance novels one summer just before the start of high school. I kept watching her night after night go through this entire routine which began with her getting out her favorite afghan, making a cup of tea, and then turning on the Tiffany lamp […]


Free Flash Online Arcades

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Free flash arcades may seem a little intimidating for a new user. If someone really wants to enjoy the entertainment that an online arcade may provide, then they just need to have a little extra help. Understanding the many different categories of games and who they may interest is probably the first step in actually […]


Who Were The First European Travel Writers

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Travel writing is a major genre. Go into any bookshop and see the vast array of travel writings aimed to appeal to every type and taste. There are food travel books for food enthusiasts, historical travelogues for the historians, humorous travel books for the irreverent, and every other imaginable slant on travel. But where did […]