Posts By: Julie

Oct 26
Chat About Covers: Fomorian Earth

Chat About Covers: Fomorian Earth

  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 book is particularly bad. It has two covers, one on Goodreads and one on Amazon for Kindle, and both are horrendous, wouldn’t you say? The one on the left looks like a bad Star Wars impression.  WTF is up with that… Read more »

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Oct 23
Chat Between Chapters: Magazines

Chat Between Chapters: Magazines

 Do you read magazines? Which ones?  Julie: When I was a teenager I read all the magazines. You know, Teen, YM, Seventeen. For a while I read Cosmo. I more recently used some expiring airline miles to get the smart magazines, like Time, and Parents. But dude, who has time to read magazines? If I read, I prefer my novels. ha. So I just have piles of magazines lying around and eventually getting thrown out.   Lynn: Unlike Julie, I’m pro magazine. I’m always tempted by their shiny covers while I’m waiting in line at the store. What I like… Read more »

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Oct 18
Interview with Nicky Peacock

Interview with Nicky Peacock

Author Interview with Nicky Peacock At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? I can’t remember a time I didn’t want to be an author. But it was only back in 2010 that I started to take my dream seriously. I began writing short stories for the anthology market. I’d previously tried writing novels but had always lost interest halfway through. Short stories seemed to be a good way for me to learn how to finish something (something you wouldn’t think is a skill, but is) Next thing I knew I… Read more »

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Oct 17
White Raven Review

White Raven Review

White Raven by J.L. Weil Series: Raven #1 Publisher: J.L. Weil Date Published: March 27th 2015 Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 366 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins Audiobook Narrator: Caitlin Kelly Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: DREADFUL LIES.UNEXPECTED LOVE.IMPOSSIBLE TRUTH. It only took one heartbeat to change my life-one chilling phone call in the middle of the night.And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH…. Read more »

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Oct 16
Chat Between Chapters: Books that make good gifts

Chat Between Chapters: Books that make good gifts

 The gift-giving season is fast approaching. What books are great as gifts for others? What books do you love to give as gifts?  Julie: Gifting a book is super difficult, I think. You really have to know the person’s interests, and even know whether or not that person already has the book! Gift giving, in general, is a stressful thing for me and I tend to go the gift card route to avoid the awkwardness of the person: a) not liking it or b) already having the thing I thought was so perfect. Still, there are some books that are… Read more »

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Oct 10
Incubus of Bourbon Street Review

Incubus of Bourbon Street Review

Incubus of Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase Series: Jade Calhoun, #6 Publisher: Bayou Moon Press, LLC Date Published: December 13th 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Ghost, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 238 Audiobook Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins Audiobook Narrator: Traci Odom Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: From New York Times Bestselling author Deanna Chase. Newlyweds Jade Calhoun and Kane Rouquette have barely said “I do” when there’s a disturbance in the shadow world that’s draining the energy of angels. As shadow walkers, Jade and Kane are pressed into service, tasked with the impossible mission of… Read more »

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Oct 09
Chat Between Chapters: Favorite Romance Authors

Chat Between Chapters: Favorite Romance Authors

Let’s chat about our favorite romance authors. Why do we love the romances they write so much?  Julie: I’m not big on just romance novels, but I do enjoy a good romance in my books. We’ve talked about our favorite couples before, but now let’s talk about the writers who create them. Obviously, the romance between Claire and Jamie has to top the lists.  Diana Gabaldon knows how to weave a complicated love story and make us superfans of the couple. Well-developed characters who you feel like you just know make them fun to read about. Characters you relate to, characters… Read more »

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Oct 06
That’s what HE said Thursday- October 2016

That’s what HE said Thursday- October 2016

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 are switching things up now and doing our posts once a month rather than weekly. The Linky will be open all month long and you are welcome to continue doing your post weekly and linking them up.   Julie’s Quote: “Je t’ai aimée pendant mille et un. –R.” -R (aka Reyes) to Janie (aka Charlie) ( by: Darynda Jones) Translation:  I’ve loved you for a thousand and one. –R. This was written on a tip. A $100 bill tip…. Read more »

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Oct 05
Stolen Magic Review

Stolen Magic Review

Stolen Magic by Linsey Hall Series: Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress #3 Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press LLC Date Published: June 18th 2016 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 260 Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins Audiobook Narrator: Laurel Schroeder Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: Being a FireSoul has its perks. Cass Clereaux can find any type of magical treasure or steal any magical power. She’ll pick hunting treasure any day because she doesn’t have to kill for it, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t stolen powers before. She needs them to stay alive…. Read more »

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Oct 04
Blog Tour and Author Interview: Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander #LoneStarLit

Blog Tour and Author Interview: Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander #LoneStarLit

WHISPER HOLLOW   by   Chris Cander Genre: Literary Fiction / Friendship Publisher: Other Press Date of Publication: March 17, 2016 Number of Pages: 400   Scroll down for Giveaway!     Set in a small coal-mining town, Whisper Hollow is full of secrets, love, and betrayal, where Catholicism casts a long shadow and three courageous women make choices that will challenge our own moral convictions.             One morning in Verra, a town nestled into the hillsides of West Virginia, the young Myrthen Bergmann is playing tug-of-war with her twin, when her sister is killed. Unable to accept her own… Read more »

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