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Book Review of Lamb – Visionary Fiction

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/book-review-visionary-fiction/ LAMB – THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BIFF, CHRIST’S CHILDHOOLD PAL, by Christopher Moore Loved, loved this unique book about Jesus and speculation on his early years, as told from the view point of his best friend, Biff. The Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John leave a gaping hole in the story […]

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What is the Difference between Visionary Fiction and Speculative Fiction and Why Should I care?

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/what-is-the-difference-between-visionary-fiction-and-speculative-fiction-and-why-should-i-care/ Well, to answer the last part of the question, writers need to care where their books fit on bookstore shelves, and in our case the virtual bookshelf. Gary and I, writing as Phoenix, are genre rebels, writing what we want to write, but when it comes to having people find our stuff, well […]

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An Interview with a Vampire about Vampires

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/an-interview-with-a-vampire-about-vampires-2/On an early evening in October, we caught up with Victor Bainbridge, a vampire who is very British but lives in a splendid home in Spain. It was obvious from his palatial home that being a vampire was not hurting his earning capabilities. As the authors of Leon’s Lair, in which he is a […]

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The Phoenix

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/the-phoenix/The phoenix, a fabulous bird connected with the worship of the sun, especially in ancient Egypt and in classical antiquity. The phoenix was said to have resembled an eagle, but was larger and had brilliant scarlet and gold plumage and a melodious cry. Only one phoenix existed at a time, and was very long-lived […]

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Vampire and Werewolves

Vampire Facts for Dummies

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/vampire-facts-for-dummies/Separating Myths from Facts in Vampire: The Requiem By Justin Achilli, Ken Cliffe, and Colleen Totz Diamond from Vampire: The Requiem For Dummies http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/separating-myths-from-facts-in-vampire-the-requiem.html Where does Vampire’s mythology diverge from popular belief? Where do the conceits ring true? The following statements outline real-world legends of the undead, clarifying their truth or falsity in the […]

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How to Kill a Werewolf – True or False?

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/how-to-kill-a-werewolf-true-or-false/ FROM: http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/how-to-kill-a-werewolf.html You probably already know how to kill a werewolf, even if you don’t realize it. Unlike vampires, werewolves don’t have specific methods that need to be used to kill them. That doesn’t mean it’s an easy task, though. Werewolves can be killed through a various number of methods, much like humans. […]

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How to Kill a Vampire – True or False?

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/how-to-kill-a-vampire/ FROM: http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/how-to-kill-a-vampire.html So you want to know how to kill a vampire. Hopefully this is you being pro-active just in case you run into a vampire one day that needs killing. Otherwise this likely means that there is a vampire outside of your door and this is your last ditch attempt to survive […]

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Why Can’t We Call Our Wizard a Warlock?

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/why-cant-we-call-our-character-a-warlock/When writing our paranormal thriller, Leon’s Lair, I did some research on witches because we have a main good guy, Wolfgang Ulrich, who is a what? … a Wizard? Sorcerer? Magician? Mage? Warlock. Witch? It seems all of these appellations are fine if your witch has good intentions … with the exception of the […]

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I Heard You Were Having a Bad Week

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/having-a-bad-day/THIS IS HOW I HEARD YOUR WEEK WAS GOING … First you had trouble getting out of bed. You had a stiff neck. Your new diet really doesn’t seem to be working out. You pulled a muscle when you tried to exercise. Your new hat looked better on at the store. You keep losing […]

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Feedback from the first of our Beta Readers for LEON’S LAIR

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/feedback-from-the-first-of-our-beta-readers/This is from the first of our beta readers to finish. Brought tears to this tired writer’s eyes. I just had to share it. 5 STARS If you are looking for an adventure in the palm of your hand this book is a MUST read. The Authors take you to a paradise beyond belief, […]

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Would you like to be a character in a novel?

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/would-you-like-to-be-a-character-in-a-novel/I posted an event on Goodreads. Here’s the link. EVENT As promised, you can look at the following descriptions of seven characters. You can choose one more to be renamed, using your name, first and last. We will decide on the name. If we don’t find a name we like, we’ll leave it as […]

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Looking for Beta Readers

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/looking-for-beta-readers/We have a few beta readers, but are looking for some more for LEON’S LAIR. The perks are a coffee cup with the cover of the book on it, a free Kindle version when it is published, and your name in the acknowledgements of the book if you wish. Here is a description: LEON’S […]

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Progress Report

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/progress-report-2/Writing can be such solitary work, exciting but lonely. So having a co-writer is an amazing experience. We work on it together, and sometimes there are arguments, but mostly it really works. Gary is brilliant writer and works out amazing plot twists. I love how his mind works. He is the one who mostly […]

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Whew! Done.

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/1050/OKAY! 600 pages done. Whew! Gary and I are doing a last read-through before sending to beta readers for feedback. We are at page 150. If you are interested in possibly being a beta reader, let us know. There are some cool perks to doing that. Below is a description of the story. We […]

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Happy Birthday

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Follow http://fictionbyphoenix.com/happy-birthday/Sunday is my co-author and husband’s birthday. Gary Jordan will be 69. In no way does he act or look like someone that age. His body just obeys his commands. If he is busy, he can go without food, sleep and in no way is he affected. I am so jealous because my body […]

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