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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

How to Write SF

The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor. (This is one of the books your ol' Critter Captain learned from himself, and I highly recommend it.) (Also via Amazon)


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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

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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]








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Standings for Romance Short Stories

1. Charade of Hearts, Sharon Donovan, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]

2. No Ordinary Love, Kate Lynd, MuseItHot, [link][comments]
2. Honor the Pack, Kaycee A. Looney, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
3. A Trace of Love, Danielle Ravencraft, MuseItHot, [link][comments]
4. Simple Gifts, LB Gregg, Musa Publishing, [link]
5. Dragger Ella, C. Margery Kempe, Noble Romance, [link][comments]
6. Temptations 2: School's Out, MC Scout, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
7. The Last Waltz, K. Starling, Red Rose Publishing, [link][comments]
8. The Corset & The Cowboy, Ruth D. Kerce, Smashwords, [link]
8. Homecoming, Cheryl Pierson, Western Trail Blazer, [link]
9. Dido's Tale, Anne Brooke, Bluewood Publishing, [link]
9. Midnight Find, Christine I Steeves, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
10. City of Gold, L. J. LaBarthe, Dreamspinner Press, [link]

11. Narcissist Seeks Narcissist, Giselle Renarde, New Dawning Bookfair, [link]
11. The White Cay, Jennifer Thorne, Silver Publishing, [link]
11. Across the Veil, Lisa Kessler, Lisa's Lair, [link]
11. Hands On, Adele Quinn, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
12. Cinderella Wore Combat Boots, DL Jackson, Decadent Publishing, [link]
12. Tania, Victoria Cannon, Dark Roast Press, [link]
12. Dream Lover, Heather Kuehl, Eternal Press, [link]
12. Captain's Virgin Fantasy , Abby-Rae Rose, Noble Romance , [link]
12. Jungle Heat, Sarah Mäkelä, Changeling Press, [link]
12. Embracing the Lemonade Life, Sandra Sookoo, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
12. Witch of the Wind, Lee Rowan, Silver Publishing, [link]
13. Sharing Among Friends, Tonya Kinzer, Smashwords, [link]
13. Christmas Eve On Olympus, Lisa Beth Darling, Moon Mistress, [link]
13. Time To Live, H.C. Brown, Noble Romance, [link]
13. Under the Moon, Julia Talbot, Torquere Press, [link]
13. A Surprise For Christmas, Lizzy Stevens, Solstice Publishing, [link]
13. Joy of the Season, T.A. Chase, MLR Press , [link]
13. Blind Date, I.G. Frederick, Pussy Cat Press, [link]
13. Winter in Paradise, T. C. Archer, Etopia Press, [link][comments]
14. C'est La Vie, Lynn Lorenz, Amber Quill Press, [link]
14. Leather and Pleasure, Jennifer Labelle, Romance Divine, [link]
14. Three to Tango, Chloe Cole & LC Chase, Loose Id, [link]
14. Illuminations, Maggie Nash, Total-e-bound, [link]

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