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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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Standings for category: Romance Short Stories

1. Merry Christmas, Henry, Aubrey Wynne, Melange Books, LLC, [link] [comments]
2. Loving Her Volume 1, Lauren Shiro, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link] [comments]
3. Father of the Bride?, Brenda Gayle, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
4. The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Vicki Batman, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
5. The Best Bad Christmas Gift, Addison James, MuseItUp, [link]
6. A Cowboy Christmas, Tanya Stowe & Delia Latham, Pelican Book Group, [link] [comments]
7. A Highlander in Her Past, Maeve Greyson, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
7. Anything You Want, River Jewel Resort Book 1, Madison Sevier, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
7. Under the Mistletoe, Susan Haught, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link]
8. The Unwanted Christmas Guest, Penny Estelle, MuseItUp, [link] [comments]
8. Lexi's Heart, Delia Latham, Pelican Book Group, [link] [comments]
8. Gunpowder & Lead, Kate Lynd & Melissa Goodman, Hydra Publications, [link] [comments]
9. Forever Love, Melissa Keir, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]

10. The Wedding Night, L.J. Holmes, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
10. Lea's Gift, Delia Latham & Tanya Stowe, Pelican Book Group, [link] [comments]
11. Love in the Afternoon (Lingerie Series), Yvette Hines, Romance Management, Inc, [link] [comments]
11. A special kind of love, Tamara Hoffa, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
11. The Christmas Angel, Jimn Cangany, Uncial Press, [link]
11. Hatchling's Guardian, Helen Henderson, Author, [link]
11. Island Girl, Russell James, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
12. It Only Takes A Minute, Jillian Chantal, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
12. Hold My Hand, Paloma Beck, Author, [link]
12. Devil's Devotion, Nicole Campbell, Secings Publishingret Crav, [link]
13. Fried Pickles and the Fuzz, Calico Daniels, Astraea Press, [link]
13. Gifts, Stephanie Burkhart, Victory Tales Press , [link]
13. FAEted, Linda Palmer, Uncial Press, [link]
13. Instant Grandpa, Charmaine Gordon, Vanilla Heart Publishers, [link]
13. Cinderella Dreams, Cate Masters, Decadent Publishing, [link]
14. Christmas Plans Gone Awry, R. Ann Siracusa, Breathless Press, [link]
14. Dom of the Dead, Virginia Nelson, Decadent Publishing, [link]
14. Promises Made Under Fire, Charlie Cochrane, Carina, [link]
14. Declaration of Courtship, Nalini Singh, [link]
14. Sparking a Change, Joselyn Vaughn, Astraea Press, [link]
14. Garrett, Jayna Morrow, Prism Book Group, [link]
14. Wedding Heat: Wife Watching, Giselle Renarde, Excessica, [link]
14. Calling You Home, Kristal McKerrington, Solstice Publishing, [link]

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