Monthly Archives:: September 2015

Sep 30
Guest Post: A Persona of Characters by Jean Shorney

Guest Post: A Persona of Characters by Jean Shorney

A Persona of Characters, Guest Post by Jean Shorney Aidan McRaney On my writing journey I’ve created many characters. Of all of them I suppose my favourite as to be Aidan McRaney, for whom I’ve written the Aidan McRaney Trilogy. The Trilogy begins with his initial release from prison, to his undercover work as a covert operative for Sir George Treveleyan, a wheelchair bound ex-police officer. Treveleyan’s maxim is ‘who knows the criminal underworld better than the criminals themselves?’ He is 29 when we meet him in the first novel, Stalking Aidan. In Progeny Of A Killer he has already turned… Read more »

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Sep 29
2015 Audiobook Challenge: Q3 Update

2015 Audiobook Challenge: Q3 Update

Julie’s 2015 Audiobook Challenge Update: Goal: I previously mentioned that I am hoping to reach the Marathoner level. I know I can reach the lower levels of “My Precious” easily so I kind of want to challenge myself, since audio books are like the only way I read these days anyway. (Thank you 3 hour round trip commute Houston traffic!) Below are the two levels I’m looking at meeting. My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50 Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+ Currently, as of the end of Q3, I have read 39 audio books and am currently in the… Read more »

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Sep 28
Keys to the Coven Review

Keys to the Coven Review

Keys to the Coven by Vicky Loebel Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Date Published: November 1st 2012 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 360 Audiobook Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins Audiobook Narrator: Emily Beresford, Nick Podehl Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: Welcome to “Keys to the Coven” a witty, tightly plotted, sometimes very dark, (adult) urban fantasy/romance set in an original universe where karma is power, sex is karma, and it’s not who you know but whose soul you own that matters. To become a demon, you must die in complete and utter… Read more »

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Sep 27
Chat Between Chapters: Lesser Known Books Everyone Should Read

Chat Between Chapters: Lesser Known Books Everyone Should Read

 Let’s talk about the lesser-known authors/titles that you think everyone should read.  Julie: I think people should check out  the YA books written by a fellow book club lady, Kimberly Russell. I found all her books to be tasty to gobble up while exploring some serious topics.   Lynn: I’ve been struggling for ideas for this post all week. Are we just talking about independent authors here? I’m not one of those people who track Twitter followers or Facebook likes. Is there a minimum number before an author is “famous”? Even authors like John Green, Colleen Hoover, or Rainbow Rowell… Read more »

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Sep 25
Book Review – The Lightning Stones

Book Review – The Lightning Stones

The Lightning Stones by Jack Du Brul Series: Philip Mercer *8 Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Date Published: August 11th 2015 Genres: Action & Adventure, Hard Science Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Suspense, Thriller, Thrillers Format: Hardcover Pages: 352 Rating: Description: An exciting new adventure for Doubleday–introducing #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor Jack Du Brul, and his erudite geologist with a special taste for international intrigue, Philip Mercer.      Sinking thousands of feet below the surface of the earth in the Leister Deep copper mine in Minnesota, Philip Mercer rides a series of heavy-duty elevators to visit his old friend and mentor, Abraham… Read more »

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Sep 24
That’s what HE said Thursday Rewind- September 24, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday Rewind- September 24, 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: “Do you think I can’t protect you should you persist with your idiotic passivity? … It’s time. … You’re not living anymore, Rainbow girl.” “You better bring your ass back to me, woman.” –Jericho Barrons to MacKayla Lane (Burned by: Karen Marie Moning) The cover art for Feverborn was released recently, which had me thinking back on Burned. I really think January 19 is a long wait for the next book in this series…. Read more »

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Sep 23
Guest Post: Five Things Every Romance Novel Should Have by Brenda Thornlow

Guest Post: Five Things Every Romance Novel Should Have by Brenda Thornlow

Five Things Every Romance Novel Should Have Humor. A strong female lead. Have both the male and female leads have lives of their own in the story (ie. scenes with the female lead and her friends/family and same with the male lead and his friends/family) I believe that ads more depth to their character. Show some sort of vulnerability in both characters. I don’t mean vulnerability with each other, that’s already a given in romance stories, but something in their personal life that makes them human and that the reader will find endearing. For example in Love and Miss Communication… Read more »

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Sep 21
The Stars Never Rise Review

The Stars Never Rise Review

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent Series: The Stars Never Rise #1 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Date Published: June 9th 2015 Genres: Action & Adventure, Demons, Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Hardcover Pages: 368 Rating: Description: From RACHEL VINCENT, New York Times bestselling author, comes the first book in a new series about a girl who must join forces with rogue exorcists to save her sister and, ultimately, humanity. Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are… Read more »

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Sep 20
Chat Between Chapters: Characters you want to party with

Chat Between Chapters: Characters you want to party with

 Okay let’s talk about those characters that are so cool that we want to party with them. Who are some you’d love to invite?  Julie: I don’t really party. I mean, my idea of a party is getting together with some friends and hanging out while talking about stuff we’re interested in. Sounds like Book Club heh. But if I was a partier and were to party with some bookish characters, I’d probably want to party most with Travis Maddox and Abby from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. They throw some crazy parties and know how to have a good… Read more »

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Sep 18
Book Review – Asa

Book Review – Asa

Asa by Jay Crownover Series: Marked Men #6 Publisher: HarperCollins Date Published: April 21st 2015 Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance Format: eBook Pages: 384 Rating: Description: You never know which moment might lead to forever . . .Asa Cross struggles with being the man everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t change its spots, and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for… Read more »

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