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for readers and writers: characters with disabilities

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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: Readers: who are some of your favorite characters with disabilities in speculative fiction, and why? Writers: what have you written? Writers: This is a reader/writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Chat on FacebookChat on MeWe


Kelpie Blue - Mell Eight

Mell Eight has a new MM paranormal/fantasy romance out, Out of Underhill Book 1: “Kelpie Blue.” And there’s a giveaway! When a beautiful blue horse asks Rin to go for a swim, Rin doesn’t realize how much his life is about to change. Blue is unlike anyone else Rin has ever met, and the magic of the fae, and of this particular kelpie, is wondrous, but deadly. Rin learns too late he might be in for a swim he won’t survive. Get It At Amazon | NineStar Press Excerpt Mama was a cowboy. Okay, technically she was a cowgirl, but … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Glorious Day – Skye Kilaen

Glorious Day - Skye Kilaen

Skye Kilaen has a new FF sci fi romance out: “Glorious Day.” And there’s a giveaway! Elsenna Hazen left spaceport security and ended up a royal bodyguard. She should have known better than to fall in love with a princess. It’s been two years since one ill-advised kiss in the garden pulled them apart. With uprisings in the streets, the nervous princess transfers Elsenna back into her service. Her Highness has no idea Elsenna is leaking data to the revolutionaries bent on overthrowing the princess’s oppressive father. Now Elsenna wakes up each day wondering what will happen first: her own … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Tale of a Dragon Princess, by Lizzie Colt

Tale of a Dragon Princess

Lizzie Colt has a new FF Fantasy book out: The day Princess Mellie turns sixteen, her parents reveal she was cursed as a baby and will spend the rest of her nights as a dragon. Two years later, she discovers a chance to break the curse, but it will take a quest with only her chosen bodyguard, a brave female warrior who has lost her lust for fighting but has developed an attraction for the princess. NineStar Press | Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Kobo  Giveaway One lucky winner will receive a $10.00 NineStar Press Gift Code! … Read more

FOR READERS: Characters With Different Abilities

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Tracy Timmons-Gray: Since we need more books including characters with different abilities (mental and physical), what disabilities would you like to see a Main Character have/represent in a story? What would you like to see most? And what are some examples of this, done well? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat