May 03
Chat Between Chapters: Genre: Classics

Chat Between Chapters: Genre: Classics

 Let’s talk about all things Classics. Do you like the genre? What are some of your favorites?  Julie: Honestly, I’m not very well read in the classics genre. I read the ones we had to for school, but seeing as those were quite a bit stuffy and we analyzed them to death, I mostly got turned off on the genre. There are some, however, that I’ve read by choice and loved, such as Gone with the Wind, Jane Eyre, and Phantom of the Opera.  Rose: I find the classics to be difficult to understand as I am sure others do… Read more »

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May 02
#Shelflove: Best Sales Pitch for the Book You Must Buy

#Shelflove: Best Sales Pitch for the Book You Must Buy

No Book Buying Challenge 2015 – April Update As you know, we are co-hosting the Show Your Shelves Some Love: A No Book Buying Challenge. You can also review the details of the post on the “No Book Buying Challenge“ page from the menu above.  It’s almost the middle of the year, you haven’t bought a book yet and you are dying for the latest release. Give us your best sales pitch to convince the world you deserve that book. Julie:  If there’s any book I absolutely must have (you know, if I had any time to read a physical… Read more »

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Apr 30
That’s what HE said Thursday- April 30, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday- April 30, 2015

Every Thursday we are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Lynn’s Quote: “Once upon a time, an undeserving boy pulled a little half-drowned, wannabe mermaid out of the ocean. He laid her on the sand, thinking his heart would break if she didn’t wake up. The moment she opened her big dark eyes and looked at him, his heart wasn’t his anymore. After that moment, his life’s quest wasn’t a matter of searching for his other half, because he knew right where she was…. Read more »

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Apr 29
Guest Post: Inspiration for Fly Again by Tracy Sherwood

Guest Post: Inspiration for Fly Again by Tracy Sherwood

Guest Post: Inspiration for Fly Again by Tracy Sherwood As a writer, you never know from where your inspiration will arrive. For instance, in my earlier days of becoming a published writer, I had the opportunity to submit a personal essay to A Cup of Comfort for Women.  I was excited by the prospect of having my work included in this popular book series. Here was the chance for me to jump from basement presses to international distribution. All I needed was the right story about the “transitions in a woman’s life” to impress the editors. Fingers hovering over the keyboard,… Read more »

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Apr 28
“Knowest thou thy Shakespearean English?” Quiz

“Knowest thou thy Shakespearean English?” Quiz

Celebrate the Bard’s birthday (April 23) by taking this quiz from Grammarly.com. (Click the image above.) For more of the Bard, check out their article, Do You Understand the True Bard or the False? Some Shakespeare Etymologies.    I got: Shakespearean English Student. Ha, I only got 4 right. This one is hard, and  I haven’t read many of the plays mentioned.   What results did you get? Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 456 other subscribers Email Address

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Apr 27
Book Review – Sweet

Book Review – Sweet

Sweet by Tammara Webber Series: Contours of the Heart #3 Publisher: Self-published Date Published: April 27, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Pages: 373 Source: Provided as part of book tour Format: eBook Description: He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it. She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival. He was damaged and wild, but resilient. She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless. Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants… Read more »

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Apr 26
Chat Between Chapters: When to Break Up with Series or Author?

Chat Between Chapters: When to Break Up with Series or Author?

 At what point do you break up with a series or an author?  Julie: Honestly, if I’m not enjoying where the series is going, I’m probably out. If it takes me several books into the series to realize it isn’t fun anymore, oh well. If I only have a couple of books left to finish the series, probably oh well too. Because there are so many books out there, why waste my time reading something not enjoyable? Same goes for an author – at whatever point I lose respect for them or their writing style, I’m out. Authors behaving badly?… Read more »

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Apr 24
Book Review – To Love a Lady

Book Review – To Love a Lady

To Love a Lady by Cynthia Sterling Series: Titled Texans #1 Date Published: November 20, 2014 Pages: 244 Format: eBook Description: An English lady runs away to Texas, in pursuit of a groom. Lady Cecily Thorndale has lived her whole life preparing for her future role as wife to the Earl of Devonshire. But when the future Earl, Charles Worthington, goes to Texas to oversee land the family has purchased – and stays there – Cecily decides the only thing to do is to track him down. Arriving in Texas with her lady’s maid and all the determination she can… Read more »

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Apr 23
That’s what HE said Thursday- April 23, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday- April 23, 2015

Every Thursday we are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Julie’s Quote: “Do you cook too?” he asked, the tone teasing. “ ’Cause any woman who does a weapon striptease, handles a Benelli like she knows how to use it, and can cook, pushes all my buttons.” –Bruiser to Jane Yellowrock (Skinwalker by: Faith Hunter) I thought this quote was fun to share cause of the teasing bantery nature     An InLinkz Link-up Please leave a comment after linking up. Don’t forget to… Read more »

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Apr 22
Writing Influenced by Dreams, Guest Post from Tania Joyce

Writing Influenced by Dreams, Guest Post from Tania Joyce

Guest Post: Writing Influences by Tania Joyce As I find with all my writing, Propositions was influenced by a combination of many elements.  Some straight forward, while others were so left-wing, I was even baffled sometimes wondering where the ideas came from. When I started writing this book two years ago, I was going through the phase of high school and university reunions and catching up with friends I had not seen in a very long time. I was faced with meeting old boyfriends, girlfriends and intrigued by the life choices we had all made to end up where we… Read more »

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