Posts By: Julie

Apr 24
Moon Called Review

Moon Called Review

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson #1 Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 2006 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 288 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins Audiobook Narrator: Lorelei King Rating: Description: Mercy Thompson’s life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn’t exactly normal herself.  Julie’s Review: I finally read this. Finally. Finally borrowed the (amazing) audiobook from the library because Moon Called has been on my TBR and ShelfLove shelf forevah! I actually… Read more »

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Apr 20
Chat About Covers: Chasing Rabbits

Chat About Covers: Chasing Rabbits

  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.   Some previous versions of this cover are on the bad side but this current one is quite nice actually. I’m intrigued by the premise – I do love Alice in Wonderland topic spin-offs. I liked the checkered floor and the doorway –… Read more »

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Apr 17
Blog Tour and Author Interview with Izzy Szyn

Blog Tour and Author Interview with Izzy Szyn

Interview with Izzy Szyn    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 finish your current project first? Totally squirrel. Ideas tend to form around 3am and won’t leave me alone until I get it written out.   Have you been able to incorporate your previous experience in [jobs/education] in your writing? I’ve worked in customer service most of my life, so a lot of it creeps into my writing. Currently work in a call center dealing with cell… Read more »

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Apr 16
Chat Between Chapters: Hidden Gems

Chat Between Chapters: Hidden Gems

Let’s chat about those books that are hidden gems. Books you came across by accident, not because of their popularity, and just loved.  Julie: To me, the Dragon’s Gift series is a hidden gem. They are fun and exciting and delicious and not at all well known. I was so happy to have gotten the first 3 audiobooks for review, and now I need the rest NOW!        Lynn: I’m not entirely sure what constitutes a hidden gem. Outlander and Harry Potter are clearly not hidden gems. But if I’ve heard of a book it can’t be too hidden!… Read more »

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Apr 10
How To Read 100 Books A Year [Infographic]

How To Read 100 Books A Year [Infographic]

Book check for us bibliophiles!   How many books have you read so far this year? It’s never really about quantity, it’s about what you read not how many. Though if you’re aiming to read all of the books in your must-read list or more this 2017, here’s a very helpful cheat sheet infographic Darius Foroux and Visme created for us book lovers! 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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Apr 02
Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t wait to finish

Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t wait to finish

Ooh what series are you THISCLOSE to finishing? Either you’re almost done reading a completed series, or the series itself is coming to an end and you just can’t wait to find out how it all ties up. Let’s chat!  Julie: I’m working my way through the Sookie Stackhouse series and am only a couple of books away from completion. It has been a while since the series ended so I am looking forward to finishing the story. I’m also up to date with the Charlie Davidson series, though the series has not ended yet, but I think only a… Read more »

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Mar 30
Interview with Author Cátia Skye

Interview with Author Cátia Skye

Interview with Cátia Skye At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? Well, I’m not published yet. Fingers crossed, fingers crossed… 🙂   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 finish your current project first? More often than not, I finish what I’m working on. Although I’ve picked up and dropped more stories than I can count. The worst part is that usually those bright ideas I get… 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 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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