Monthly Archives:: January 2016

Jan 31
Chat Between Chapters: Sports

Chat Between Chapters: Sports

  Let’s chat about sports in books. Who are some of your favorite characters who are also jocks?  Julie: I’ve been trying to rack my brain to figure out if I’ve read any books where our main hero or heroine is a jock or really into sports, but I’m drawing a blank. Methinks this is not my genre. I looked at some of the Goodreads Lists for such a topic, and am not really coming up with any that I have marked “read”. There are some lists that include the Beautiful Disaster/Walking Disaster books, which I have read, but I don’t… Read more »

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Jan 30
Chapter Break Bingo – January 2016 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – January 2016 Completed Cards

  Alright everyone, did you fill out your Bookish Bingo Cards? Share your cards, and link up your posts below! For a recap, here are the rules: Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments. The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and down, corners stuff. Just… Read more »

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Jan 29
Book Blind Date – January 2016

Book Blind Date – January 2016

  Go out on a Blind Date with a book and Chapter Break! Can’t decide what to read next? How about trying a blind date with a book. Below you’ll find some book covers that I drew myself! And by drew, I used the computer because my hand writing/drawing skills are sub par. Click on the picture to take you to the book. Then get to reading. Or add it to your ever-growing TBR list. Book #1    Book #2 Book #3   Book #4   Which cover did you pick? Did you guess the book by my amazing art… Read more »

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Jan 27
Guest Post: Rachel Dunning on Writing to Please Everyone

Guest Post: Rachel Dunning on Writing to Please Everyone

Writing to Please Everyone (HINT: It Ain’t Gonna Happen…) by Rachel Dunning   The first book I ever wrote got two reviews almost instantly after publishing: A scathing, horrible, painful, depressing one-star. And a glorious, over-the-top, mind-blowing, filled-with-gifs, praising, laudatory five-star. The one-star was on Amazon. The five-star was on Goodreads. By chance, I happened to see the five-star review first. It’s why I’m still writing today. There are only two truly important skill levels a writer should know about: Good enough. Not good enough. The key word there is enough. Authors try too hard to write “the perfect story.” It’s… Read more »

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Jan 25
The New Agenda Review

The New Agenda Review

The New Agenda by Simone Pond Series: The New Agenda #2 Publisher: Ktown Waters Date Published: June 2nd 2014 Genres: Dystopian Format: Audiobook Pages: 298 Audiobook Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins Audiobook Narrator: Ryan Kennard Burke Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: In book two, Ava’s journey continues as she searches for Chief Morray inside the mainframe network. She needs to stop him before he causes any further damage to civilization. Hitting his archive files, Ava goes back to Morray’s teen years before he became a corrupt and tyrannical leader.Society was collapsing but young, idealistic William… Read more »

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Jan 24
Chat Between Chapters: Come In From The Cold and Read a Book

Chat Between Chapters: Come In From The Cold and Read a Book

 Let’s all celebrate “come in from the cold” day, and read a book instead. What is your favorite way to read a book in winter time?  Julie: So if you know me, you know that I hate the cold. I much prefer to curl up with a warm blanket and a cup of tea, and a lovely book. A recliner or the couch will serve just fine for a good spot to read. I even enjoy having one of my furry (or the non-furry) critters joining me in the warm snuggle. *sigh* I do miss the days of curling up… Read more »

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Jan 22
Read-a-Long Announcement: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Read-a-Long Announcement: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Chapter Break is doing a Read Along! During the month of February, join Julie and Lynn as we read .   Each Saturday in February, we’ll post our thoughts on the current chapters. And for an hour on each Saturdays, we will be doing a twitter discussion with everyone who is reading along with us. We’ll be using #CBConfess as the read along hashtag. If you haven’t already read Confess, or have read it and want to discuss it anyway, join us as we read it! Confess Read Along Schedule: Here’s the schedule we’ll be following: February 6: Read and… Read more »

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Jan 20
Chat About Covers: The Calling

Chat About Covers: The Calling

  We’re starting a new feature here on Chapter Break called Chat About Covers. ‘Cause you know we all judge books by covers, whether we admit it or not. We judge the style, the color and font choices, and just the overall look. That might not keep us from reading the book, but we do still judge.   Alright there is just so much going on in this cover that is just so not working. The girl, looks kinda Tomb Raider-y, appears to be kick-ass awesome. But behind her I’m seeing some kind of portal/vortex/fire?? Is this a weird type… Read more »

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Jan 19

Guest Post: Tips To Mold Your Writing

would be the best person to draw from when it comes to writing, be it a story or a thought or whatever. He had said that “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” And most aspiring writers place the excuse of inability to publish for their lack of enthusiasm to write. There is no dearth of publishers today and given the internet and blog rolls, the publishing world has just turned open source. The pen tip The writing process is what needs to be honed and practiced, like any other creative skill process,… Read more »

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Jan 18
The Short Life of Sparrows Review

The Short Life of Sparrows Review

The Short Life of Sparrows by Emm Cole Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Date Published: September 30th 2014 Genres: Coming of Age, Paranormal Format: Audiobook Pages: 416 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins Audiobook Narrator: Pamela Lorence Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: The Nightbloods and Seers have many buried secrets, and some of them are deadly. Beneath the light of a full moon, the coven is dancing. They are dancing as they await another Awakening, a dream that defines every witch’s destiny. It doesn’t matter that the coven is cheering and anticipating her turn into… Read more »

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