Monthly Archives:: November 2017

Nov 30
Death at Thornburn Hall Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Death at Thornburn Hall Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

DEATH AT THORBURN HALL A Drew Farthering Mystery, #6 by JULIANNA DEERING   Genre: Historical British Mystery / Suspense Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Date of Publication: November 7, 2017 Number of Pages: 336 Scroll down for the giveaway! Investigating a suspicious accident leads Drew on a path that points to international intrigue and ever-growing danger Drew Farthering arrives in idyllic Scotland for the 1935 British Open at Muirfield, hoping for a relaxing holiday with his wife, Madeline, and friend Nick. But death meets him once again when Lord Rainsby, their host at Thorburn Hall, is killed in a suspicious riding accident–only… Read more »

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Nov 30
A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug Review Tour

A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug Review Tour

A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug by Sarah Lacy Publisher: HarperBusiness Date Published: November 14, 2017 Genres: Non Fiction Format: ARC Pages: 320 Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description: A rallying cry for working mothers everywhere that demolishes the “distracted, emotional, weak” stereotype and definitively shows that these professionals are more focused, decisive, and stronger than any other force. Working mothers aren’t a liability. They are assets you—and every manager and executive—want in your company, in your investment portfolio, and in your corner. There is copious academic research showing the benefits of working mothers on… Read more »

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Nov 28
Blog Tour and Author Interview for Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire 

Blog Tour and Author Interview for Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire 

Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire  The Sempervian Saga (Book 2) by Kayelle Allen BLURB: Humans created the Ultras, a genetically enhanced race, to defend mankind. Instead, Ultras became their greatest threat. With the help of traitors, humans captured half a million of the immortal warriors. Exiled to an alien world with no tech, no tools, and no resources, their leader, Pietas, must protect his people, find food and shelter and unite them. But before he can, he must regain command from a ruthless adversary he’s fought for centuries–his brutal, merciless father. Ultras are immortal, and no matter how they die,… Read more »

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Nov 27
The Secret Room Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

The Secret Room Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

THE SECRET ROOM (Amber-Autumn Series, #4) by JOHN ALEXANDER   Genre: Children’s Mystery / Chapter Book Date of Publication: October 14, 2017 Number of Pages: 159 Scroll down for giveaway! Amber and Autumn, elementary school sisters, don’t seek out problems to solve, but they often find themselves engaged in uncovering truths, solving mysteries, and helping others in the process. Autumn’s natural curiosity, combined with her boldness, leads her to push for answers to anything she does not understand. Amber, her older sister, more cautious and easily spooked, prefers to let Autumn drive ahead to solve mysteries which come their way, but… Read more »

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Nov 22
Sea of Rust Book Blog Tour #LoneStarLit

Sea of Rust Book Blog Tour #LoneStarLit

SEA OF RUST by C. ROBERT CARGILL   Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Robot Western Publisher: Harper Voyager, an imprint of Harper Collins Date of Publication: September 5, 2017 Number of Pages: 384 It’s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI—but not all robots are willing to cede their individuality—their personality—for the… Read more »

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Nov 20
Curiouser and Curiouser (Steampunk Fairy Tales) Review

Curiouser and Curiouser (Steampunk Fairy Tales) Review

Curiouser and Curiouser (Steampunk Fairy Tales) by Melanie Karsak Series: Publisher: Clockpunk Press Date Published: 09-13-17 Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Steampunk Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins Audiobook Narrator: Lesley Parkin Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: To save the Hatter, Alice must work with the one man she despises so much that she might still love him. * * * Alice thought she’d turned over a new leaf. No more working for Jabberwocky. No more making deals with the ruthless Queen of Hearts. No more hanging around The Mushroom with tinkers, tarts,… Read more »

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Nov 18
To Marry a Texas Outlaw Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

To Marry a Texas Outlaw Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

TO MARRY A TEXAS OUTLAW Men of Legend, Book 3 by LINDA BRODAY   Genre: Western / Historical / Romance Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Date of Publication: November 7, 2017 Number of Pages: 384 Scroll down for Giveaway! Hunted by lawmen, those seeking the bounty, and other outlaws hoping to become famous for killing him, Luke Weston survives by little more than his wits. He expects the bullet that will end his life to come any day. He’s cheated death too often. Over the last two years, Luke has been working to right his wrongs and claim his birthright. Only one… Read more »

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Nov 16
Chat About Covers: Wicked Luck

Chat About Covers: Wicked Luck

  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.   The cover is quite brilliant and creepy and just the right amount of purple to get me to click click click! Then, I’m with Lynn on the blurb. Nope. No thanks. Too bad I hit buy it now since it’s FREE. Now… Read more »

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Nov 14
Chicano Soul Book Blog Tour #LoneStarLit

Chicano Soul Book Blog Tour #LoneStarLit

CHICANO SOUL Recordings and History of an American Culture (Anniversary Edition) by Ruben Molina   Genre: Music / Chicano History Publisher: Texas Tech University Presson Twitter  ┃ on Facebook Date of Publication: September 15, 2017 Number of Pages: 160 In 2007, Ruben Molina published the first-ever history of Mexican-American soul and R&B music in his book, Chicano Soul: Recordings and History of an American Culture. Ten years later, Chicano Soul remains an important and oft-referenced study of this vital but often overlooked chapter of the greater American musical experience. Chicano soul music of the 1950s and 1960s still reverberates today, both within Chicano communities… Read more »

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Nov 12
Chat Between Chapters: Why has reviewing gotten so hard?

Chat Between Chapters: Why has reviewing gotten so hard?

  Why has reviewing books gotten so hard?  Julie: It feels like the longer we are book bloggers, the harder it is to write reviews. I feel like I am being repetitive and saying the same things review after review because it is the same things I notice or the same types of things that bother me. This is especially true when reviewing multiple books in a series – how do you say something new when the author and narrator are the same? I don’t want to give stuff away from the plot, but that’s really what is different, and what… Read more »

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