Posts By: Julie

Aug 20
Chat Between Chapters: Most Intimidating Books on the TBR List

Chat Between Chapters: Most Intimidating Books on the TBR List

  Let’s chat about all those intimidating books on our TBR list. What intimidates you from your list?  Julie: I think what intimidates me most on my TBR list are the series. The long series, that have been out for a while and even where I have collected the books but haven’t read them yet! They definitely intimidate me more than the one-off books I have, first in series, etc. These series where I have been collecting and not reading include The Hollows (Dead Witch Walking), Mercy Thompson (Moon Called), Dark Days (Nightwalker), and Dresden Files.       Lynn: I have three… Read more »

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Aug 17
Chat About Covers: Spinning Time

Chat About Covers: Spinning Time

  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 sheesh. What is going on here? We’ve got an overlay of a girl walking on water?  Some weird building thingy. Things that look like clockwork.  A planet? Ayaiyai! Ok, I do like the font. It like the gold, and the curvy… Read more »

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Aug 14
Devil’s Run Book Tour

Devil’s Run Book Tour

Devil’s Run  Scandalous Miss Brightwell series By Beverley Oakley Author Interview At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? Hi and thank you for inviting me here. Well, I made this momentous decision when I was seven and writing my “School for Witches” series which I’d read to my sisters when we were on holiday at our beach cottage in South Australia.   Describe your writing process. Do you outline, plot and plan, or is your writing more organic? I usually start with a story set-up or ‘what if?’ and write… Read more »

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Aug 06
Chat Between Chapters: Books that should have had a sequel

Chat Between Chapters: Books that should have had a sequel

 Let’s chat about those books that should have had a sequel, but for some reason did not.  Julie: I tend to read a lot of series, or very tied up standalone books that really can’t call for a sequel anyway. But here are some I can think of that could go on. School Spirits is a spin-off in the Hex Hall world, but is a standalone. There’s a ton more that can be done in this world following Izzy and I’d certainly read some more by this author. Also, Eleanor and Park could really use some closure.     Lynn:… Read more »

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Jul 31
Reality Alternatives Review

Reality Alternatives Review

Reality Alternatives by Lesley L. Smith Publisher: Quarky Media Date Published: May 27th 2016 Genres: Science Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 308 Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins Audiobook Narrator: Susan J Iannucci Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: What would you do if you found your perfect life? When lonely physicist Chloe Carsen discovers a parallel world she becomes addicted to her life there with a perfect family and a perfect career. She doesn’t even care that her physical body in the real world is wasting away. But, then, in the alternative world her ideal life… Read more »

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Jul 24
Monstrous Beauty Review

Monstrous Beauty Review

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama Publisher: Macmillan Date Published: September 4th 2012 Genres: Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Mermaids, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 304 Audiobook Length: 8 hrs and 1 min Audiobook Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Rating: Description: Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra… Read more »

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Jul 23
Chat Between Chapters: Books that should have had a cover change

Chat Between Chapters: Books that should have had a cover change

  Let’s chat about those books that really *really* should have had a cover change.  Julie: If you’ve been following along recently, you’ve seen our awesome Cover Chat posts. Some covers are great, some are horrendous, and some we disagree on haha. I stand behind my comments and there are surely some that could benefit from a completely different cover. In order to not have this be a repeat, I’ll pick a book that we read a long time ago and haven’t discussed as part of that series.   We read Rules in book club some time ago. And reviewed it… Read more »

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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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