Posts By: Julie

Oct 06
Lost in the Light Audiobook Tour

Lost in the Light Audiobook Tour

Author: Mary Castillo Narrator: Mary Castillo Length: 8 hours 46 minutes Publisher: Reina Books Released: Jan. 26, 2017 Genre: Paranormal Mystery One October morning in 1932, Vicente Sorolla entered the white house on the hill and was never seen again. Now, Detective Dori Orihuela witnesses his brutal murder in her nightmares. Drawn to this tough but tender woman, Vicente materializes out of the butler’s pantry and asks her to find his lost love, Anna. Dori wonders if she’s not only about to lose her badge, but also her sanity. Dori has always been drawn to the mysterious Queen Anne Edwardian… Read more »

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Oct 01
Chat Between Chapters: Bookish Weaknesses

Chat Between Chapters: Bookish Weaknesses

  What are your bookish weaknesses? What aspects of books make you weak in the knees?  Julie: So, I’ve gotten a lot less weak when it comes to book hoarding. I used to collect (or hoard, whatever you call it) anything that drew my attention, but our Shelf Love challenges and my utter lack of reading time lately has helped. But what used to make me want to possess a book? Gorgeous cover – yep, melt me with bright and beautiful covers. A cover that conveys a fun paranormal adventure with a kick-ass heroine and maybe a hottie sidekick/love interest?… Read more »

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Sep 17
Chat Between Chapters: Why I decide to read a particular book

Chat Between Chapters: Why I decide to read a particular book

  How do you decide whether to read a particular book? What makes that book your pick?  Julie: There is so much that goes into selecting which book to read next. So many factors, decision-making points, or outside “pressure” to read something specific. When something decides for me: A book club book (if I ever start going to those again) Book I agreed to read and review Next new release in a series I have been devouring A friend is saying I must read this next now or else When I have to decide: Cover/blurb of a new to me book… Read more »

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Sep 04
#ShelfLove 2017: Top Books You are Addicted To

#ShelfLove 2017: Top Books You are Addicted To

#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! September 2017/October 2017 Topic: Top Books You are Addicted To   Julie’s Challenge Update:   Wow as you can see I am really sucking in this challenge this year. I need to go put myself in time out. But life has been cray-cray and moving and all that. I’m just not reading much, and what I am reading (listening to) have been mostly supplied by the free audiobooks from Audiobook Sync summer program. As for books I… Read more »

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Sep 03
Chat Between Chapters: Jobs of Characters in books

Chat Between Chapters: Jobs of Characters in books

Let’s chat about the jobs a character may have. Do their jobs really matter?  Does the character even NEED a job?  Julie: Honestly, most characters appear to not have much of a job, or if they do, their jobs are so flexible that they can run off on some heroic journey and all is well. Many of my characters are YA, so they’re in school so they apparently can just ditch it whenever they like. No one will notice, it’s cool. I feel like jobs are so rarely focused on in these books, like in real life can I just not… Read more »

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Aug 30
20 Inspiring Quotes From Young Adult Books [Infographic]

20 Inspiring Quotes From Young Adult Books [Infographic]

YA literature is rich with wonderful quotes and inspiring and uplifting messages. Here are some great ones. Which one is your fave? Thanks to hookedtobooks.com for sharing this graphic. Save Save Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 17,551 other subscribers Email Address

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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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