Star Reporter Kevin Donovan Publishes Murder Mystery

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Two murder cases I covered for the Toronto Star quite early in my career were the inspiration for the plot of The Dead Times, my new mystery thriller. There was heartbreak and mystery in both killings and I wondered: what if these crimes were linked? What would be a reason to commit these seemingly random murders? This is the mystery I charged my creation, Jack Temple, with solving. Temple is a homicide cop turned reporter, struggling to live a life on the other side of the yellow police tape. In my thirty years as an investigative reporter I have had my share of scrapes, failures and victories. I have been shot at, punched, yelled at and threatened with death. I have dined with killers and royalty, tracked an axe murderer and stray wolves through the bush. I have been woken up in the … [Read more...]

Horror Selfies: Because Not Reading is Scary!

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The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has recently launched the Horror Selfies campaign, just in time for the Halloween season, in an effort to highlight the exceptional work, both literary and cinematic, produced by the horror genre. Inspired by the popular “Say it with a Sign” meme—used by everyone from Ellen DeGeneres and Jon Bon Jovi, to David Beckham and Princes William and Harry—the HWA is utilizing the vast reach of social media to provide a platform through which people can tell the world why they love horror. The HWA put out the call to authors and readers, actors and directors, fans and followers, to submit a selfie in which they hold a sign encouraging others to read horror/dark fantasy, to watch horror movies, or to write horror. Additionally, the HWA is also encouraging … [Read more...]

Indie Insider’s Next Picks – July and August

Check out the this summer's installments of INDIE INSIDER’S NEXT PICKS, a list of recommended indie titles and authors, by IndieReader in collaboration with industry experts (including Kobo!). Indie Insider’s Next Picks is a great place to discover great books and new authors. Check it out today to find the books everyone will be talking about tomorrow! New picks will be available every month. Find Indie Insider’s Next Picks for July here. Find Indie Insider's Next Picks for August here. … [Read more...]

Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Brochure is now on the Kobo Store

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      Working in partnership with Kobo, Edinburgh International Book Festival has published its 2014 brochure through Kobo Writing Life. The Book Festival’s eBook brochure is now available on the Kobo Store across over 190 countries. Readers can download it free, and read it across Kobo tablets and Kobo free reading apps.       If you already have a Kobo account and own either a Kobo tablet or a free Kobo reading app, you just have to download the brochure from the Kobo Store here --- If you do not have a Kobo account or a Kobo reading app, follow our step-by-step guide below for an easy way to browse the Book Festival brochure anytime, anywhere.     Kobo mobile reading apps are available for: Android, iOS, … [Read more...]

How to Beat Boxed Set Burnout: Making the Summer Lovin’ Series

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By The Summer Lovin' Authors Being an author means more than writing a book. Authors are businesswomen, just like any other person who creates a product for sale. Part of our business is delivering a high-quality product—in our case, a great book!—and another part is finding ways to enhance the reading experience for the reader. When our group first began talking about writing a project together, it was in response to the prevalence in the romance market of themed box sets. Since box sets are a fabulous way to introduce readers to new authors at a bargain price, we started off considering that approach. However, the conversation quickly changed after we talked about how some of our readers were experiencing what we called “box set burnout,” which meant that they either purchased a … [Read more...]

Indie Insider’s Next Picks – June

Check out the third monthly installment of INDIE INSIDER’S NEXT PICKS, a list of recommended indie titles and authors, by IndieReader in collaboration with industry experts (including Kobo!). Indie Insider’s Next Picks is a great place to discover great books and new authors. Check it out today to find the books everyone will be talking about tomorrow! Kobo’s picks are right at the top. New picks will be available every month, so don’t forget to bookmark the link. Find Indie Insider’s Next Picks here. … [Read more...]

Indie Insider’s Next Picks – May

Check out the second monthly installment of INDIE INSIDER’S NEXT PICKS, a list of recommended indie titles and authors, by IndieReader in collaboration with industry experts (including Kobo!). Indie Insider's Next Picks is a great place to discover great books and new authors. Check it out today to find the books everyone will be talking about tomorrow! Kobo’s picks are right at the top. New picks will be available every month, so don’t forget to bookmark the link. Find Indie Insider’s Next Picks here. … [Read more...]

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