Recommended Reading - December 2019


What They Say

“People say, ‘What advice do you have for people who want to be writers?’ I say, they don’t really need advice, they know they want to be writers, and they’re gonna do it. Those people who know that they really want to do this and are cut out for it, they know it.”
—R.L. Stine



Back issues of the older print magazine are still available. Order a copy today!

FMAM Magazine

Four issues from 2005 and six 2006 issues are available to order in both PDF and Print Digest format. The current PDF issue price is $4.50 and the cover price for the print version is $11.95 plus postage. (2005 issues are $3.50 and $9.50).

FMAM Magazine

You can check out the Table of Contents for each issue 2005, 2006 and 2007 by following the links below:
May-June 2005 , July-Aug 2005 , Sept-Oct 2005, Nov-Dec 2005, Jan-Feb 2006, Mar-Apr 2006, May-June 2006, July-August 2006, Sept-Oct 2006, Nov-Dec 2006, Jan-Feb 2007, Mar-Apr 2007


by Lida Quillen
Founder and Publisher of Twilight Times Books and Paladin Timeless Books


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  • Bryant & May: The Lonely Hour: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
    Christopher Fowler
    Bantam, 448 pages, $28.00, December 3, 2019
    ISBN: 978-0525485827


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  • Just Watch Me: A Novel
    Jeff Lindsay
    Dutton, 368 pages, $26.00, December 3, 2019
    ISBN: 978-1524743949


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  • Thin Ice
    Paige Shelton
    Minotaur Books, 288 pages, $26.99, December 3, 2019
    ISBN: 978-1250295217

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  • Verse and Vengeance: A Magical Bookshop Mystery
    Amanda Flower
    Crooked Lane Books, 307 pages, $26.99, December 10, 2019
    ISBN: 978-1643851518

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  • Winter Grave (An Embla Nyström Investigation)
    Helene Tursten
    Soho Crime, 336 pages, $26.95, December 3, 2019
    ISBN: 978-1641290760




Twilight Times Books

The Coal Elf, fantasy by Maria DeVivo.

The Coal Elf, fantasy by Maria DeVivo.
Ember Skye is not another spell casting wizard or vampire groupie. She is a fed up teenage Coal Elf with a big ashy chip on her shoulder. After six years of obedient service in the coal mines, her possession of the fabled "Naughty List" sets into motion a chain of events that will see her take on her demonic boss, a mysterious Council and the head of the North Pole himself: Santa Claus!

Mirror Image, fantasy by Christopher Nuttall.

Mirror Image, fantasy by Christopher Nuttall.
Years ago, Heart's Eye was captured by a necromancer. All seemed lost, until Emily killed the necromancer and retook the school. Now, she intends to found a university, a place where magical knowledge and mundane technology are brought together for the benefit of all. But dark secrets lie within the shadowed school and Emily finds herself facing a shadow that has walked beside her from the day she came to the Nameless World. It might bring about the end of everything. Book 18 in the Schooled in Magic series.