Posts By: Julie

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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Jun 08
That’s what HE said Thursday- June 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- June 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.   Julie’s Quote: Jest is a Joker, the King’s fool, and talks in silly funny ways. “Perhaps we know each other in the future and you’re only remembering backward.” And in riddles. Lots of riddles. “The easiest way to steal something, is for it to… Read more »

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Jun 05
#BabyLove: My Toddler Life Tour Review #LoneStarLit

#BabyLove: My Toddler Life Tour Review #LoneStarLit

#BABYLOVE: MY TODDLER LIFE by CORINE DEHGHANPISHEH   Genre: Children’s Picture Book / Technology / Family Publisher: My Art to Inspire Date of Publication: September 20, 2016 Number of Pages: 40 Scroll down for Giveaway!   A curious toddler loves to play… especially with his mommy’s smartphone! When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment.  Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention. Her simple reminder: Put down our phones. Praise for #BabyLove: My Toddler Life: “This poignant and entertaining tale about a… Read more »

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Jun 04
#ShelfLove 2017: Mid-year check in

#ShelfLove 2017: Mid-year check in

#ShelfLove Challenge 2017 We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought!   June 2017/July 2017: Mid-year check in post. How are you doing with the challenge? Look back at your January post and let us know how you are doing.  Share an updated picture or list of your TBR pile. Julie’s Challenge Update:   I have read 6 books on my shelf love shelf so far this year. Only 6. That’s not quite that many is it? However, I knew my life would be crazypants this year, and… Read more »

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Jun 03
Armchair Book Expo 2017 – Day 4 – Giveaway & ISO #ArmchairBookExpo

Armchair Book Expo 2017 – Day 4 – Giveaway & ISO #ArmchairBookExpo

  Giveaway! Alrighty! To be lazy (I mean super efficient and helpful of other bloggers) we are giving away a sidebar ad for a fellow book blogger. a Rafflecopter giveaway ISO Books: As readers, we are always looking for our next book to read or a stack to fill our TBR shelves. This is your opportunity to ask using our Armchair Book Expo Book Suggestion Generator (aka YOU!). Are you wanting to expand your horizons with minority characters? Are you in search of your next book club read? Do you want to explore your graphic novel or comic book options?… Read more »

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Jun 02
Armchair Book Expo 2017 – Day 3 – Diversity & Authors #ArmchairBookExpo

Armchair Book Expo 2017 – Day 3 – Diversity & Authors #ArmchairBookExpo

  Delving Into Diversity: Book Expo sparked quite the controversy a couple years ago regarding diversity in books and authors. Where are we now? OR, let’s take a different direction and explore the diversity of the format of a book. Do we judge a book by its cover and/or content (e.g., audio, digital, graphic, etc.)? Or, combine the two topics and discuss diversity found in alternative content (e.g., representation in graphic novels). Get creative and maybe even controversial!      Julie: I’m not huge on the diversity aspect of the book itself in that I don’t search out diverse characters specifically…. Read more »

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Jun 01
Armchair Book Expo 2017 – Day 2 – Readers & Collaborate #ArmchairBookExpo

Armchair Book Expo 2017 – Day 2 – Readers & Collaborate #ArmchairBookExpo

  What Do Readers Want? What makes or breaks a book? How do we rate the books, or determine if it is good literature or a good story? What do we want from an author event? How does diversity representation fit into all of this?      Julie: For me, I’m looking for a fun read. I want to enjoy the book, not be traumatized or bored to tears. I want good characters to make difficult decisions and show growth and development. I want them to be relatable. I want the plot to be exciting and pull me in. During an… Read more »

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May 31
Armchair Book Expo 2017 – Day 1 – Intros & Best Practices #ArmchairBookExpo

Armchair Book Expo 2017 – Day 1 – Intros & Best Practices #ArmchairBookExpo

  Armchair Book Expo Introductions      Julie: I am . . . a whole heck of a lot of things and these open ended things are never easy for me. I am a reader. I am a mom. I am a wife. I am a blogger. I am a full-time working mom who reads on her commute to stay sane. Lots of things else I’m sure. Currently . . . eating lunch at work, that’s when I do most of my blogging I love . . .  A wonderful book that takes the stress out of traffic and grips me… Read more »

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May 31
Understanding the Stars Audiobook Tour Review

Understanding the Stars Audiobook Tour Review

Author: X. Culletto Narrator: Lori Prince Length: 5 hours 45 minutes Publisher: Xela Culletto⎮2017 Genre: Science Fiction Alexandra Blackwood is minding her own troubled life when she unknowingly gets caught up in an extraterrestrial conflict. Ronan, a human with his own alien-entangled past, has been keeping an eye on her and sets out to help her escape looming abduction, and maybe win her heart. Buy on Audible⎮Amazon Xela is a working mother of three, living in the Utah. She teaches secondary English and after talking to students for years about following their dreams and doing whatever it takes to achieve… Read more »

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