Posts By: Julie

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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May 24
Harlequin’s Deception Tour, Interview with Candy Fox

Harlequin’s Deception Tour, Interview with Candy Fox

Harlequin’s Deception The Naked Truth Series By Candi Fox Author Interview: Candy Fox At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? I’ve been writing for years. Making stories for friends. In my early 30’s I decided I want to write a novel. It would more than a decade until I actually finished one and published it. My dream was to be with Random House. When it came closer to being done with my book I decided to do it Indy style. I wanted more control over cover, content, pub date. What… Read more »

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May 18
Chat About Covers: Time Burrito

Chat About Covers: Time Burrito

  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. Blurb:  With great burrito comes great responsibility. Pete’s food truck at the University of New Mexico isn’t going well. Seniors dare freshman to eat his burritos. Frats use them for pledges and pranks. Rumors fly around campus that they are chupacabra ground up… Read more »

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May 17
Second Half of 2016 Reviews

Second Half of 2016 Reviews

  Let’s check out all the books (or adaptations) we have reviewed in the second half of 2016. Kind of a belated wrap-up, but just making sure you didn’t miss any 😉 Have you read our reviews? Which book is your favorite from our list?     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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May 15
Heartless Review

Heartless Review

Heartless by Marissa Meyer Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Date Published: November 8th 2016 Genres: Adaptations, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 416 Audiobook Length: 14 hours 35 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Soler Rating: Description: Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her… Read more »

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May 14
Chat Between Chapters: Worst Mothers in Literature

Chat Between Chapters: Worst Mothers in Literature

  It’s Mothers Day, so let’s chat about the WORST mothers we have read about. You know, we can’t always chat about just the positives, right?  Julie: The first book that springs to mind with this topic is the horrendous step-mother in . She is abusive and horrible and seriously why doesn’t the girl’s Dad see it? Publishers Weekly has a list of the 10 worst Mothers in books. A similar good point about the step-mothers in Hansel and Gretel. Also check out this list from Penguin Random House of 16 worst mothers in books!   Lynn: Dang! Julie always has… Read more »

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May 08
Audiobook Tour Review: The Glitch

Audiobook Tour Review: The Glitch

Author: Ramona Finn Narrator: Genevieve Kaplan Length: 6 hours 28 minutes Publisher: Relay Publishing⎮2017 Series: The Glitches, Book One Genre: Science Fiction On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving. In Lib’s world, it’s dangerous to stray from the Norm. In fact, for someone who doesn’t live up to the AI’s standards, it’s practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up with her memories erased in a barren wasteland, and only one thought lodged in her mind: It’s all her fault. Lib is a Glitch—an imperfect human component of the… Read more »

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May 04
A Reading Ruckus

A Reading Ruckus

We have a fun contributed post today about the different types of readers. I definitely fall into the second category – I read purely for escapism and enjoyment. Do you bicker with those who read for education purposes? Picture Credit   There is snobbery in all walks of life. You are always going to get people who think their way is the best and only way. We hate to break it to you, but reading is far from exempt. There are many reading bickers that we could go into, but we’re going to focus on reasons for reading. We all… Read more »

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Apr 30
Chat Between Chapters: Independent Bookstore Day

Chat Between Chapters: Independent Bookstore Day

  Let’s chat about our favorite Indie Bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day!  Julie: I think my favorite indie bookstore would have to be Powell’s in Portland, Oregon. The store covers an entire city block! It is uh-mazing! Rose (our former co-blogger) and I visited it on a fun vacation trip! Our awesome metro of Houston has a ton of great indie bookstores.  Murder by the Book is an excellent one and always has some fun author event or another going on. I’ve met so many wonderful authors that way. I’ll stop here and let Lynn mention some of the other winning… Read more »

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Apr 26

Guest Post: 10 Reasons Why I’m So in Love with My Ereader

10 Reasons Why I’m So in Love with My Ereader If you’re avid readers who socialize with other book lovers, you must have noticed the trend to have an e-reader among your circle. What is it all about, you wonder? After all, it’s another electronic device that looks similar to an iPad, except much less attractive. What makes all e-reader owners so obsessed with their devices? via GIPHY As the owner of a Basic, I can tell you a thousand reasons why I’m crazy about the e-reader, and why it is an integral part of my daily life. Here are… Read more »

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