Monthly Archives:: March 2017

Mar 23
What Books Taught Us – Tattoos

What Books Taught Us – Tattoos

Have you checked out our various Features pages lately? Julie and I are all about Features posts. (Who doesn’t need an occasional break from reviews?) In this new feature post, we will be discussing What Books Taught Us. And no, we don’t mean cooking, crafting, or organizing. We are talking about serious, useful skills. Like how to pick a literary tattoo. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! Do you regret that Tweety Bird/Tasmanian Devil/Micky Mouse tattoo from college?  In this episode of What Books Taught Us, we are going to focus on some characters who… Read more »

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Mar 22
A Stolen Heart: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A Stolen Heart: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A STOLEN HEART Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1 by AMANDA CABOT   Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Publisher: Revell / Baker Publishing Group Date of Publication: March, 2017 Number of Pages: 352  Scroll down for Giveaway! “Endearing characters, a tender love story, and intriguing mystery all work together to make Amanda Cabot’s A Stolen Heart a compelling and enjoyable read.” —Margaret Brownley, author of Left at the Altar Bestselling author Amanda Cabot takes readers back in time to the 1880s Texas Hill Country in her new historical romance novel, A Stolen Heart. This is the first book in a brand-new series… Read more »

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Mar 19
Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t or won’t finish

Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t or won’t finish

 Let’s chat about those series we just have to quit on. Why is that? Which series?  Julie:   We chatted earlier about when to break up with a series or author, so now we’re chatting about which such series we have broken up with. I feel like this post applies to a long series, not like a trilogy that we only read the first book from. But an extended series we read quite a few and then gave it up. That’s what we’re chatting about here. One such series for me is the Love At Stake series. I loved quite… Read more »

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Mar 16
Chat About Covers: Kaitlin’s Tale

Chat About Covers: Kaitlin’s Tale

  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.   Well, I haven’t been a huge fan of any covers in this series. The series and spin-off books I have enjoyed, but the covers have all been kinda odd. Why is she running through a book? Is it supposed to be a… Read more »

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Mar 15
The Big Inch Book Blog Tour Guest Post #LoneStarLit

The Big Inch Book Blog Tour Guest Post #LoneStarLit

THE BIG INCH by KIMBERLY FISH   Genre: Historical Fiction, WWII Date of Publication: January 19, 2017 Number of Pages: 344   Scroll down for Giveaway! Kimberly Fish’s debut novel, The Big Inch, was released in February, 2017 and it reveals the lengths to which Texas oilmen, state, and federal governments would go to get Texas crude oil to the troops fighting their first mechanized war. With Nazi threats (and a steady stream of oil tankers sunk by German submarines) speed was necessary, as was OSS intelligence. The Office of Strategic Services was often staffed with female spies and Longview’s… Read more »

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Mar 13
How to Date Dead Guys Review

How to Date Dead Guys Review

How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser Series: The Witch’s Handbook #1 Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press Date Published: July 14th 2014 Genres: Fantasy & Magic Format: eBook Pages: 304 Rating: Description: College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”. But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters. Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she… Read more »

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Mar 11
Foy: On the Road to Lost Book Blog Tour and Video Guest Post #LoneStarLit

Foy: On the Road to Lost Book Blog Tour and Video Guest Post #LoneStarLit

FOY:ON THE ROAD TO LOST by GORDON ATKINSON   Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Material Media LLC Facebook  I  Twitter Date of Publication: March 1, 2017 Number of Pages: 194   Scroll down for Giveaway! Gordon Atkinson, of the popular blog RealLivePreacher, brings us Foy, a recently- divorced, recently-resigned pastor in the midst of redefining personal meaning. As Foy travels to New Orleans, hoping to find a new identity separate from the church, he keenly observes the everyday, rendering ordinary moments unexpectedly significant. Atkinson’s own background as a preacher and blogger inspires Foy’s confessional voice, the voice which characterizes this story… Read more »

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Mar 09
That’s what HE said Thursday- March 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- March 2017

We are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. We will be doing our posts once a month rather than weekly. The Linky will be open all year long and you are welcome to continue doing your post weekly and linking them up.   Lynn’s Quote: Tink really is my favorite character in the Wicked books. He’s hilarious. And I learned A LOT more about Brownies in Wicked. (And not the girl scout variety!) This month, I’m featuring a bunch of Tink quotes. Because I can.   I’m… Read more »

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Mar 06
Wickedly They Come Review

Wickedly They Come Review

Wickedly They Come by Cathrina Constantine Series: Wickedly #1 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Date Published: December 16th 2015 Format: Audiobook Pages: 352 Audiobook Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins Audiobook Narrator: Andrea Emmes Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description: A gripping dark fantasy! A Destined Prophecy: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Julie’s Review: My quick-fire thoughts: This book won an award? And now for more detail, I suppose. Look, I’m a huge fan of shows… Read more »

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Mar 05
Chat Between Chapters: Fictional cars we’d love to drive

Chat Between Chapters: Fictional cars we’d love to drive

 Let’s chat about the fictional cars we’d love to drive.  Julie: Check it out, what a fun topic. Even Wikipedia has an article on fictional cars! And there’s this other article on the 50 coolest fictional cars. I would totally LOVE to drive, er, technically that isn’t the right word. But the flying car from Harry Potter. I mean, wouldn’t you? Skip right over traffic. yes, please. Also, I mean, the time machine. Because DUH. And a little more obscure and bookish is the caddy called Mariah from Out of the Easy. Now that sounded like a nice ride.     … Read more »

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