Snow In July By Kim Iverson Headlee

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TITLE – Snow in July

SERIES – N/A

AUTHOR – Kim Iverson Headlee

GENRE – Young Adult Paranormal Historical Romance

PUBLICATION DATE – July 2014

LENTH (Pages/# Words) – 386 pages/94K words

PUBLISHER – Pendragon Cove Press

COVER DESIGNER – Natasha Brown

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Sir Robert Alain de Bellencombre has been granted what every man wants: a rich English estate in exchange for his valiant service at the Battle of Hastings. To claim this reward, the Norman knight must wed the estate’s Saxon heiress. Most men would leap at such an opportunity, but for Alain, who broke his vow to his dying mother by failing to protect his youngest brother in battle, it means facing more easily broken vows. But when rumors of rampant thievery, dangerous beasts, and sorcery plaguing a neighboring estate reach his ears, nothing will make him shirk duty to king and country when people’s lives stand at risk…

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The Infinite Character of King Arthur: His History and Legend, His Camelot and Avalon by Jill M Roberts

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Hi All! For my friends in the US and the UK, here’s the link for my new book on King Arthur! If you get the chance to pick up a copy, please let me know what you think. Hope you all enjoy!
All My Best,
Jill

For US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LY876EU

For UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LY876EU

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Quote of the day

These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off. 

Giorgio Vasari

 

In his Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, Giorgio Vasari (born July 30, 1511) wrote artistic biographies and essentially created the first book of art history.

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Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple. 

Natalie Babbitt

Happy 82nd birthday, Natalie Babbitt! The American writer and illustrator is the author of the haunting children’s classic, Tuck Everlasting.

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How much does one imagine, how much observe? One can no more separate those functions than divide light from air, or wetness from water.

Elspeth Huxley

Her childhood on a coffee farm in colonial Kenya provided writer Elspeth Huxley (born July 23, 1907) with background for her memoir, The Flame Trees of Thika.

Word of the day!

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mot juste
moh ZHYST

–noun

1. French. the exact, appropriate word.

Quotes

I felt very bad because here was the man I liked and trusted the most as a critic then, the man who believed in the mot juste —the one and only correct word to use—the man who had taught me to distrust adjectives as I would later learn to distrust certain people in certain given situations…
— Ernest Hemingway , A Moveable Feast , 1964

I felt that something might be learned of what I wanted from Flaubert and the mot juste so admired by Ford and Pound.
— A. S. Byatt , “Still Life/nature morte,” Passions of the Mind , 1991

Origin

Mot juste is a borrowing from the French word of the same spelling and meaning. It entered English in the late 1800s.

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The best thing to do was to brazen it out, throw your head back, walk with a swagger…

Sarah Waters

Happy 48th birthday, Sarah Waters! The Welsh novelist found success with her first book, Tipping the Velvet, a Victorian picaresque with a lesbian protagonist.

Word of the day!

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formidable

—adjective

1. causing fear, apprehension, or dread: a formidable opponent. 

2. of discouraging or awesome strength, size, difficulty, etc.; intimidating: a formidable problem. 

3. arousing feelings of awe or admiration because of grandeur, strength, etc. 

4. of great strength; forceful; powerful: formidable opposition to the proposal. 

Related forms

for·mi·da·ble·ness, for·mi·da·bil·i·ty, noun
for·mi·da·bly, adverb 
non·for·mi·da·bil·i·ty, noun 
non·for·mi·da·ble, adjective 
non·for·mi·da·ble·ness, noun 
non·for·mi·da·bly, adverb 
qua·si-for·mi·da·ble, adjective 
qua·si-for·mi·da·bly, adverb 
su·per·for·mi·da·ble, adjective 
su·per·for·mi·da·ble·ness, noun 
su·per·for·mi·da·bly, adverb 
un·for·mi·da·ble, adjective 
un·for·mi·da·ble·ness, noun 
un·for·mi·da·bly, adverb 

-adjective
If you describe something or someone as formidable, you mean that you feel slightly frightened by them because they are very great or impressive. We have a formidable task ahead of us.

Origin
c.1500, from M.Fr. formidable, from L. formidabilis, from formidare “to fear,” from formido “terror, dread.” Related: Formidably.

Examples

•But getting from interest to a viable formula is proving a formidable challenge.

•By the way, these kittens may be cute, but the adult felines are actually quite formidable.

•The difficulties which seemed so formidable have mysteriously vanished.

•The resulting shift of precipitation patterns makes for a formidable weather weapon.

•Instead of being tamed through scientific description, though, the giant squid seemed more formidable than ever.

•At night, the dogs are tied into position to form a living fence around our tents and sleds, a formidable warning system.

•But global graying offers an even more formidable challenge to less wealthy countries.

•Most people may dismiss their fantastic feats-and their formidable foes-as mere fantasy.

•By any name, these fascinating insects are formidable predators.

•It’s the cerebrum that makes the human brain-and therefore humans-so formidable.

Quote of the day for Sunday, July 20th

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I don’t think a tough question is disrespectful.

Helen Thomas

A year ago today, groundbreaking American journalist Helen Thomas died at age 92. After a long career covering every president from Eisenhower to Obama, she resigned at age 89, after her comments about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict caused controversy.