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Critter Notices

Critters is 23!

Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

Critters no longer accepting European Union members :(

It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce Critters can no longer accept people in the European Union as members. This is a result of the "GDPR" privacy laws going into effect. I'm a big fan of privacy, and applaud the general idea behind the GDPR, but the way it's implemented forces me to close the door to EU writers. [read more why...]

Books from Critters!

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

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)

Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (Also via Amazon)

P&E Has a New Caretaker!

I'm very happy to announce that P&E has been handed off to a new caretaker! Check out the site for news and such. Hurrah!

Interviewed!

I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19/16, on Colorado Public Radio - www.cpr.org has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area. [Interview is done, you can listen on the site]

Free Web Sites

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.

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!

Network speeding up

I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.

Preditors & Editors Changeover

With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at pred-ed.com.

Critters Server is Dying has been Replaced

See important details here in my blog. Let me know if you find anything that isn't working right. (Manuscripts are now available for this week, FYI.)

Book Recommendation

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Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Standings for Romance Novels

1. Beauty's Beast, Amanda Ashley, Zebra, [link][comments]




2. Rules of Protection, Alison Bliss, Entangled, [link][comments]
3. Irish Inheritance, Paula Martin, Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, [link][comments]
4. Athena's Oracle, J.D. Brown, Amazon, [link][comments]
5. JUELLE'S LEGACY, Carol Henry, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
6. Pianissimo, Lauren Shiro, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Smolder on a Slow Burn, Lynda J Cox, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
8. Josey's Mountain, Elle Marlow, Solstice, [link][comments]
9. Her Forever Cowboy, Donna Michaels, Amazon, [link]
10. Bad Intentions, Lauren Sharman, Whiskey Creek Press, [link][comments]




11. Last Hope Alaska, Linda Trout, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
12. Midnight Heat, Sarah Grimm, Sarah Grimm, [link][comments]
12. The Dysfunctional Test, Kelly Moran, Samhain, [link][comments]
13. My Commander, Alanea Alder, Sacred Forest Publishing [comments]
14. Wild About Rachel, Blaire Edens, Entangled, [link][comments]
14. Spanish Nights, Valerie Twombly, Valerie Twombly, [link][comments]
15. Windswept Danger, Terry Odell, Terry Odell, [link][comments]
16. The Two Towers, Jamie A. Waters, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
17. Wish Upon a Star, Jim Cangany, Uncial Press, [link]
17. Pink Pucks & Power Plays, V. L. Locey, Secret Cravings, [link][comments]
18. Darkest Angel, Tabitha Shay, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
19. The Courtesan, Killarney Sheffield, Books We Love, [link][comments]
19. H.I.S. Desire, Sheila Kell, Sheila Kell, [link][comments]
19. Words That Bind, Ash Krafton, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
19. Vampire King of New York, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Soul Mate Publishing, [link]
20. The Bankrupt Viscount, Caitlyn Callery, Museitup, [link][comments]
20. The Ulfric's Mate, Leona Bushman, Three Worlds Press, [link]
20. Under Texas Blue Skies, Debra Holt, Astraea Press, [link][comments]
20. Wyne and Dine, Donna Michaels, Amazon, [link]
20. Capturing the Pirate's Heart, Annie Seaton, Emerald Romance, [link][comments]
20. Hot Rock, Annie Seaton, Entangled Publishing, [link][comments]
21. Mystic's Touch, Dena Garson, Ellora's Cave, [link][comments]
22. Play, Kylie Scott, St. Martin's Griffin, [link][comments]
22. Warrior Lord, Nancy J. Cohen, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
22. When Love Happens Again, Diane Craver, Amazon, [link]
22. Death is the Pits, Suzanne Rossi, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
22. The Wrong Brother's Bride, Allison Merritt, Lyrical/Kensington, [link]
22. Angels In Red, Adelle Laudan, Amazon, [link][comments]
23. Wait Watchers: A Liberty Heights Novel, Elle Druskin, MuseItUp Publishing, Inc., [link][comments]
23. Always a Bridesmaid, Jana Richards, Uncial Press, [link]
23. Whirlwind Romance, M. S. Spencer, Secret Cravings, [link]
23. What Lies Within Us, Kiki Howell, Amazon, [link]
24. Human Interaction Series, Cheyenne Meadows, Secret Cravings, [link]
24. The Jewels of Warwick, Diana Rubino, Solstice, [link]
24. Cowgirl Fever, Dawn Brower, Hartwood, [link]
24. My Summer With the King, Melissa Goodman, Createspace [comments]
24. Ironhearted, Cate Ashwood, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
24. The Hidden Heart, Linda Hays-Gibbs, Amazon, [link]
24. Jewel of Ramstone, J.M. Powers, Breathless Press, [link][comments]
24. Sean's Sweetheart, Allie Kincheloe, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
24. Trail of Crosses, Jo Grafford, Astraea Press, [link]
24. The Unwanted Earl, Ruth J. Hartman, esKape Press, [link]
25. Another Man's Son, Glenys O'Connell, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
25. The Perfect Shoot, Lea Bronsen, Evernight Publishing, [link]
25. The King's Gift, Kate Martyn, Uncial Press, [link][comments]
25. A Spartan Love, Kayla Jameth, Dreamspinner Press, [link][comments]
25. First Love, Kristal McKerrington, Indie Gypsy, [link][comments]
25. Reality Bites, Gail Koger [comments]
25. Elanessë, Julie A. D'Arcy, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
25. Variation on the Theme of Man, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
25. Sinners' Obsession, Linda Nightingale, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
25. NELLIE, Cynthia Woolf, Cynthia Woolf, [link]
26. Worth the Fall, Claudia Connor, Loveswept, [link]
26. In Too Deep, Neva Squires-Rodriguez, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link][comments]
26. At War In The Willows, Kiki Howell, Naughty Nights Press, [link]
26. Sleeping with Santa, Debra Druzy, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
26. Return to Me, Melissa MacKinnon, esKape Press, [link][comments]
26. Rock Band, Laura Kitchell
26. The Irish Lady's Spanish Lover, Icy Snow Blackstone, Class Act Books, [link]
26. Amazon Sunset, Marie Higgins, Amazon, [link]
26. Shield of Winter, Nalini Singh [comments]
26. Protect Her, Sophia Kimble, Soul Mate Publishing, [link]
26. Morning Song, Susan Simone, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
26. His Cemetery Doll, Brantwijn Serrah, Breathless Press, [link]
26. The Grey Curse, Krista Kelley, Breathless Press, [link]
26. Craving a Hero, Barbara Raffin, Plain Wrapper Publishing, [link]
26. Not Long Ago, Susan A. Royal, MuseItUp, [link]
26. Storm Clouds, Lacy Danes, Samhain Publishing, [link][comments]
26. Ghost, John Ringo, Baen, [link]
26. Solomon's Sieve, Victoria Danann, 7th House, [link]
26. Rumer, Angela Kay Austin, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link][comments]
26. The Prince Who Loved Me, Karen Hawkins, [link]
26. Housebroken: A River's Edge Romantic Suspense, Charmaine Gordon, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
27. Without a Trace, Laurie White, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
27. Sicilian Engagement, Rachel Lyndhurst, Entangled, [link]
27. Starter Wife, Moriah Densley, esKape Press, [link]
27. Wishing on Buttercups, Miralee Ferrell, David C. Cook, [link]
27. Mythica, L.J. LaBarthe, Bottom Drawer Publications, [link]
27. Kept, Sally Bradley, Amazon, [link][comments]
27. Broken Promise, Christy R. Diachenko, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link]
27. Border Love, Alice Wootson, Prism Book group, [link][comments]
27. Bone River, Megan Chance, Amazon, [link]
27. Not My Type, Emma Caruso , Amazon, [link]
27. Proper Attire, Danielle Thorne, Amazon, [link][comments]
27. Hush In The Storm, Julie Cosgrove, Prism Book Group, [link]
27. Secrets of Ugly Creek, Cheryel Hutton, THe Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
27. Elven Obsession, Decadent Kane, Breathless Press, [link]
27. Time and Forever, Susan B. James, Soul Mate Publishing, [link]
27. Cutting Out, Meredith Shayne, Bottom Drawer Publications, [link]
27. Grieving Heart, Alina Ray, Torquere, [link]
27. Luna's Lovers, Honor James, Siren Bookstrand, [link][comments]
27. Wedding Belle Blues, Mia Epsilon, Breathless Press, [link]
27. Tynie's Place, Rebecca Skovgaard, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link]
27. Drifting Into the Unknown, M.C. Holman, Eternal Press, [link]

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