Posts By: Julie

Sep 04
Chat Between Chapters: Unrealistic Jobs in Books

Chat Between Chapters: Unrealistic Jobs in Books

Some books have really weird jobs that are just not realistic. Let’s chat about some of these.  Julie: There’s a big kick lately on books with the self-made Billionaire. We are all familiar with the series as famous as it is, but I find that to be an unrealistic job. The little boy who came from absolutely nothing who is now in his 20s and is rich as sin? I mean, we all dream of this, but it isn’t all that realistic. OK, and let’s go into the urban fantasy route. One of my favorite spin-off series books is the… Read more »

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Sep 01
#ShelfLove: Be Kind to Writers Month

#ShelfLove: Be Kind to Writers Month

#ShelfLove Challenge 2016 We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought! September’s topic: It’s Be Kind to Writers and Editors Month! Write a thank you post to your favorite person (or people) in the publishing industry. Julie’s Challenge Update: To all the Authors who make our hearts pound, our brains act, and our souls soar. For all the words on pages that we read or hear. For the covers we admire. For the characters, we wish we could meet. For all the heartbreak and love we endure beside them. For… Read more »

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Aug 29
Ancient Magic Review

Ancient Magic Review

Ancient Magic by Linsey Hall Series: Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress #1 Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press Date Published: April 6th 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 260 Audiobook Length: 7 hrs Audiobook Narrator: Laurel Schroeder Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: I’m good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third—but not because I want to be good at hiding. I have to be. I’m a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon’s soul. Being born with the dragon’s covetousness should… Read more »

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Aug 28
Chat Between Chapters: Authors Good at Social Media

Chat Between Chapters: Authors Good at Social Media

 Let’s focus on some authors who we just LUV to follow on social media. These authors are awesome at it, posting all the time and sharing fun stuff with us.  Julie: You know who rocks at social media? Colleen Hoover rocks at social media. From her Instagram videos about her life as well as when on tour for books to her heartfelt Facebook updates. Like this one. There is even a Facebook group for and by her fans, because fans love her so much. I also enjoy following Rachel Vincent on Twitter. She often talks about her silly cat and playing pranks… Read more »

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Aug 26
Texas In Her Own Words, Review and Tour #LoneStarLit

Texas In Her Own Words, Review and Tour #LoneStarLit

TEXAS IN HER OWN WORDS (Second Edition)   by   Tweed Scott Genre: Texas / Texana / General Interest Publisher: Tejas Publishing Date of Publication: June 16, 2016 Number of Pages: 336 Scroll down for Giveaway!   Texas in Her Own Words is a peek into the Texas psyche. It explains why Texans are the way they are . . . where all that attitude comes from. This work is the result of a statewide search for what author Tweed Scott calls the “T-Chromosome.” Texans are different but why?  Scott went statewide to find the answers to three basic questions…. Read more »

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Aug 22
The Heart Thief Review

The Heart Thief Review

The Heart Thief by S. Lee Benedict Series: The Rhapp’s Barren Triptych #1 Date Published: November 21st 2014 Format: Audiobook Pages: 355 Audiobook Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins Audiobook Narrator: R.C. Quartermaine Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: Ezra Keene is an artistic sixteen year-old who wants nothing more than to settle in at his new school and put the tragedy of his brother’s death behind him. He awakens one night, reeling from a hazy dream, to find his fingers blackened with pencil lead and a new drawing in his sketchbook—a drawing that depicts the grisly… Read more »

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Aug 21
Chat Between Chapters: Cookbooks

Chat Between Chapters: Cookbooks

  Let’s chat about cookbooks or cooking sites. Cause you know we all love to eat.  Julie: I don’t read cookbooks exactly, but I do read various cooking sites and blogs. Lots of blogs. Why do I read so many blogs? But that’s beside the point – lots of blogs like to share amazing food porn either in roundups or their own dinner creations for the week. There are also great food sites like All Recipes and Recipe.com and the like. And lots of those recipes are simple and quick, which is how I like it, so I tend to print those… Read more »

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Aug 15
Numbers Ignite Review

Numbers Ignite Review

Numbers Ignite by Rebecca Rode Series: Numbers Game #2 Publisher: Diamond Patch Press Date Published: January 26th 2016 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 432 Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 5 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Stacey Glemboski Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: Treena and Vance think they’ve escaped the numbers game forever. They’re wrong. After Treena’s disastrous attempt to unite the nation, she has the deaths of hundreds haunting her dreams. Now, with hatred and accusations following her past the border, she’s determined to leave that horrible day behind and find a peaceful, uneventful life with… Read more »

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Aug 14
Chat Between Chapters: Cowboys & Western reads

Chat Between Chapters: Cowboys & Western reads

  Alright Pardner let’s hear ’bout ’em westerns. Do you read them? Any particulars you recommend? Do I sound drunk in that first sentence?  Julie: I don’t tend to read a lot of historicals in the first place, so I don’t get to read about many cowboys. Actually, we ended up putting “cowboy” on last month’s Bookish Bingo card, and so I had to find me a western to read. Lynn picked it out actually, found one available for me at the library, and I jumped on it: . I actually liked it. It was a romance, but not too romancey. It… Read more »

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Aug 07
Chat Between Chapters: Social Media Posting

Chat Between Chapters: Social Media Posting

 Let’s chat about Social Media. What posts do we like to see the most on social media? What types of messages do we like to share?  Julie: So… I’ve gotten quite a bit social media happy. For the most part, I have one account. Except Facebook pages – this blog has it’s own FB page, and so does my other blog, and of course I have my personal profile. But Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – just the one account. SO I SHARE IT ALL. If it interests me, it gets shared. Depending on the platform, and what is appropriate of course…. Read more »

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