Posts By: Julie

Jul 17
The Duchess and the Highwayman Tour

The Duchess and the Highwayman Tour

The Duchess and the Highwayman By Beverley Oakley Beverley is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate and an ebook The Mysterious Governess.to randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here.    ~*~*~*~*~*~ Interview with Author Beverley Oakley Thank you so much for inviting me! What do you do when a new idea jumps out at you while you’re still working on a book? Do you chase the squirrel (aka “UP syndrome”) or do you… Read more »

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Jul 13
Chat About Covers: Twisted

Chat About Covers: Twisted

  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. This is kind of an interesting cover that caught me eye. And a freebie might I add. I kind of like the kind of creepy dark feel of the cover. The girl looks mysterious and I kind of want to know more about this… Read more »

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Jul 10
Guest Post – Library Love: How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet

Guest Post – Library Love: How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet

How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet These days, most writers do the exact same thing when they have a question, big or small. They whip out their smartphones or open a new tab in a web browser, and Google provides the answer. In mere seconds, they have the answer to the information they seek. Once upon a time, though, things weren’t so easy or convenient. Whether you wanted quick answers to satisfy mere curiosity or needed to conduct serious research for an important written work, you scheduled a trip to the library. What was it really… Read more »

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Jul 09
Chat Between Chapters: Books with Foodie Characters

Chat Between Chapters: Books with Foodie Characters

  Let’s chat about our favorite foodie characters.  Julie: I think we absolutely have to start with Julie from . There is nothing more foodie than spending a year working through your favorite cookbook while saving your life. Then there’s Nastya from (one of our favorite YA novels here) with creation of cakes at Sunday dinner. Also, check out Flavorwire’s recs for 50 Essential Novels for Foodies.     Lynn: Goldy from the series by Diane Mott Davidson. She’s a caterer who solves murders. Right up my ally! Theo from the by Laura Childs. As a tea drinker, this is… Read more »

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Jul 01
First Half of 2017, Reviews Wrap-Up

First Half of 2017, Reviews Wrap-Up

  Let’s check out all the books (or adaptations) we have reviewed so far in 2017! Have you read our reviews? Which book is your favorite from our list?     Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 483 other subscribers Email Address

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Jun 29
Chat About Covers: The Dystopia Spell

Chat About Covers: The Dystopia Spell

  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.   OK so as a mashup this is quite awesome. It is half sci-fi alien adventure and half dystopian looking futuristic city society. I don’t know how well the book will pull off the mashup of genres, but I think the cover does… Read more »

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Jun 28
2017 Audiobook Challenge: Mid-Year Update

2017 Audiobook Challenge: Mid-Year Update

Julie’s 2017 Audiobook Challenge Update: Yay for another fun year of the Audiobook Challenge. This is my favorite because you know by now that audiobooks are pretty much the ONLY way I read these days. My goal: Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+ Currently, I have read 22 audio books. So, not quite halfway there. Gotta step it up. I have embedded my GR shelf below.   How are you doing with your challenge? Save Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 483 other… Read more »

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Jun 26

Guest Post: Historical Accuracy of Weaponry on Game of Thrones

A Look at the Historical Accuracy of Weaponry on Game of Thrones If you’re feverishly waiting for July 16th to arrive this year, the chances are pretty good that you’re a big Game of Thrones fan. You’ve seen the teasers and discussed what every last detail could mean with your social circle over and over again. You’ve probably even thoroughly planned the menu for your first viewing party already. In the meantime, it never hurts to re-immerse yourself in George R.R. Martin’s fantastically complex world to really get yourself primed and ready. We all know that Game of Thrones is… Read more »

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Jun 19
Gun for Hire Tour, Interview with J.J. Montgomery

Gun for Hire Tour, Interview with J.J. Montgomery

Gun For Hire The Maui Heat Series by J.J. Montgomery  Author Interview At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? I think this is something I’m deciding to do every day – it’s like maintaining a relationship. Either you care for it, or you don’t. Either you put in the work…or you suffer the consequences! Fundamentally I started writing because I loved telling stories in my head and I needed an outlet. And then I came to a place where I had more time on my hands and could finally devote… Read more »

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Jun 18
Chat Between Chapters: Worst Fathers in Literature

Chat Between Chapters: Worst Fathers in Literature

  For Father’s Day, let’s do like we did for Mother’s day at chat about the worst fathers we have read about.  Books aren’t always positive and happy rainbows, right?  Julie: Sometimes we at Chapter Break go dark, and I think this is a bit of a dark topic. Some awful fathers or father-figures that come to mind: Lucius Malfoy from . Because forcing your child to prove his worth by murder? Yea, messed up. ‘s father, who keeps saying she should have been born a boy Lisbeth’s father from the series, so abusive that he turns her into a kick-ass… Read more »

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