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Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member who's unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM

The Sigil Trilogy

If you're looking for an amazing, WOW! science fiction story, check out THE SIGIL TRILOGY. This is — literally — one of the best science fiction novels I've ever read.


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

Free Web Sites

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ReAnimus Acquires Advent!

ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of the legendary Advent Publishers! Advent is now a subsidiary of ReAnimus Press, and we will continue to publish Advent's titles under the Advent name. Advent was founded in 1956 by Earl Kemp and others, and has published the likes of James Blish, Hal Clement, Robert Heinlein, Damon Knight, E.E. "Doc" Smith, and many others. Advent's high quality titles have won and been finalists for several Hugo Awards, such as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Heinlein's Children. Watch this space for ebook and print editions of all of Advent's current titles!

Book Recommendation

THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock

Announcing ReAnimus Press

If you're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Official Results

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Standings for Romance Short Stories

1. Prodigal, Robin Bayne, White Rose Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Faery's Bargain, Madeleine Drake, Cobblestone Press, [link][comments]
3. Scarlet Ribbons, Cheryl Pierson, Victory Tales Press, [link][comments]
4. Temptations: On Broadway, MC Scout, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
4. Coyote Gorgeous, Vijaya Schartz, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
5. Broken Angel - Jia's Sacrifice, Helen McNicol, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Design for Life, Cate Masters, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
6. A Valentine to Remember, K.S. Manning, Red Rose Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Chalan's Story, Kissa Starling, Red Rose Publishing, [link]
8. Halloween in the Catacombs, R. Ann Siracusa, Sapphire Blue, [link][comments]
8. Lacy: A Bad Girl's Revenge, Cherie De Sues, Noble Romance Publishing, [link][comments]
8. First Thanksgiving, Ronna Gage, Romance Divine, [link][comments]
9. Flaws And All, Mahalia Levey, Beautiful Trouble Publishing, [link]
10. Vampire in the Basement, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Tease Publishing LLC, [link]
10. A Bid for Love, T. D. McKinney & Terry Wylis, Amber Allure, [link]
10. Malicifer, Aubrie Dionne, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
10. The Oak King's Daughter, Emily Pikkasso, MuseItHOT! Publishing, [link]

11. The Gift, Lindsay Maddox, TTM, [link]
11. Her Captain Dares All, Eliza Knight, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
11. All That Jazz, Charlie Cochrane, MLR, [link][comments]
11. Those Who Wait, Veronica Lynch, Decadent Publishing, [link]
12. The jingle Bell Jinx, Linda V. Palmer, Uncial Press, [link]
12. Ghostly Passions, Delilah K. Stephans, MuseitHot! Publishing, [link]
12. First Date, R. Ann Siracusa, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
12. Love Always, Jake, Lucinda Gunnin, TTM, [link]
13. Blood Evolution, Kimberly Adkins, Siren Bookstrand, [link]
13. Christmas Bonus, EM Lynley, Ravenous Romance, [link][comments]
13. The Traveler's Tale, Teel James Glenn, Eternal Press, [link]
13. Finding a Dream, S.J. Frost, MLR Press, [link][comments]
14. Cry Wolf, Donica Covey, Samhain Publishing, [link]
14. Love's Learning Curves, Diana DeRicci, Purple Sword Publications, [link][comments]
14. The C-Word, Don Pizarro, Dagan Books, [link]
14. Fallen Snow Angel, Cia Leah, Red Rose Publishing, [link][comments]
14. Hurricane Warning, Ginger Simpson, Muse It Up Publishing, [link]
14. Legends Unleashed Series, Heather Beck, Diamond Dust Books, [link]
14. Wishing Tree, Stephen D. Rogers, True Romance
14. Kipling and Camping, Sophia Deri-Bowen, Diversity, [link]
14. The Festival of the Flowers: the Courtesan and the Scholar, Denise Golinowski, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
14. Dark Succession, Teresa D'Amario, Freya's Bower, [link][comments]
14. Family Secrets, Susanne Marie Knight, Uncial Press, [link]
14. Cross the Line, Wendy Ely , Lyrical Press, [link]
15. The Harder They Buck, Sayde Grace, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
15. In the Shadows of Angels, Kiss Carson, Solstice Publishing, [link]
15. Night Shift, Red Haircrow, JMS Books , [link]
15. Zimaya Heights, Stevie Woods, Torquere Press, [link]
15. Take It Off, Warrior, Eliza Knight, Ellora's Cave, [link]
15. Demonic Persuasion, Mahalia Levey, Liquid Silver Books, [link]
15. One Small Step, Stevie Woods, Phaze Books, [link]
15. Alwys and Forever, Jay Faulkner, Absolute XPress, [link]
15. Carolina Pearl, Sela Carsen, Samhain, [link]

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