Monthly Archives:: March 2016

Mar 31
Book Review – Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy #1)

Book Review – Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy #1)

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Series: Ruby Red Trilogy #1 Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR) Date Published: May 10th 2011 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Time Travel, Young Adult Format: Hardcover Pages: 336 Rating: Description: Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up… Read more »

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Mar 30
Chapter Break Bingo – March 2016 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – March 2016 Completed Cards

Alright everyone, did you fill out your Bookish Bingo Cards? Share your cards, and link up your posts below! February’s Bingo is all about the romance books, and the book boyfriends we all love. Plus, we’ve added a Shelf Love square for everyone participating in that challenge as well. Recap of 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… Read more »

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Mar 28
Madison’s Song Review

Madison’s Song Review

Madison’s Song by Christine Amsden Publisher: Twilight Times Books Date Published: September 15th 2015 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance Format: Audiobook Pages: 272 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins Audiobook Narrator: Melissa Reizian Frank Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: Her voice is enchanting; his soul is black… Madison Carter has been terrified of Scott Lee since the night he saved her from an evil sorcerer – then melted into a man-eating monster before her eyes. The werewolf is a slave to the moon, but Madison’s nightmares are not. Despite her fears, when… Read more »

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Mar 27
Chat Between Chapters: Easter Egg Hunt

Chat Between Chapters: Easter Egg Hunt

 Let’s go on an Easter Egg hunt! Do you know any little secrets and goodies that authors have placed in their books?  Julie: So I’ve heard that a lot of books have Easter Eggs in them, and it is kind of curious to find them out. I know of one book that specifically used Easter Eggs as a plot device, and that is .  In that book, most of the competition is based on Easter Eggs. I also like when spin-offs happen in parallel and the characters from the novels interact. Like in the Night Huntress and Night Prince come… Read more »

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Mar 25
Book Review – Vampire Academy Series

Book Review – Vampire Academy Series

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead Series: Vampire Academy 1-6 Publisher: Razorbill Date Published: 2007 – 2010 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Young Adult Format: eBook Pages: 2,688 Rating: Description: Enter the complete saga of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth’s magic. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent… Read more »

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Mar 21
Chat About Covers: Evil Secrets Series

Chat About Covers: Evil Secrets Series

  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.   Oh, there is so much wrong with these covers. They took nice-looking stock photos, added creepy floating heads, and difficult to read font. Can we just STAHP with the creepy floating heads? That trend makes no sense to me! The font choice… Read more »

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Mar 20
Chat Between Chapters: Alien Abduction Day

Chat Between Chapters: Alien Abduction Day

 Let’s chat about aliens. What are some of your favorite alien books? Have you ever been abducted? Kidding.  Julie: Well, I’ve never been abducted, that I know of. I haven’t read too many alien books, though. The ones I’ve read include: The The The If you don’t know what 42 is, you nerd card is now revoked. Otherwise, it seems like I’m not very well-read in the aliens genre. There is a list on Goodreads about Alien Romances that you can check out.   Lynn: Personally, I refuse to accept that we are alone out there in the giant universe…. Read more »

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Mar 18
Book Review – Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (Lord John Grey #2)

Book Review – Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (Lord John Grey #2)

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon Series: Lord John Grey #2 Publisher: Delacorte Press Date Published: 2007 Genres: Historical Format: Audiobook Pages: 494 Audiobook Length: 15 hours 31 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Jeff Woodman Rating: Description: In her much-anticipated new novel, theNew York Times bestselling author of the Outlander saga brings back one of her most compelling characters: Lord John Grey—soldier, gentleman, and no mean hand with a blade. Here Diana Gabaldon brilliantly weaves together the strands of Lord John’s secret and public lives—a shattering family mystery, a love affair with potentially disastrous consequences, and a… Read more »

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Mar 16
Guest Post: Hal Levey’s Path to Publication

Guest Post: Hal Levey’s Path to Publication

Guest Post: Hal Levey’s Path to Publication Every self-publisher can recall how his/her first book was born. This is my story. “Under the Pong Pong Tree” is a historical novel dealing with the Japanese atrocities committed against the Chinese residents of Singapore during World War II. The book was incubated several years ago during a year spent as China Medical Board Visiting Professor on the medical faculty of the National University of Singapore. My journal of that year became a valuable background resource. I also met friends and colleagues who suffered under Japanese occupation. Nevertheless, the year in Southeast Asia… Read more »

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Mar 14
Immortals Review

Immortals Review

Immortals by Ednah Walters Series: Runes #2 Publisher: Firetrail Publishing Date Published: August 5th 2013 Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Pages: 342 Audiobook Narrator: Stephanie Terry Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something… Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories… Read more »

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