Posts By: Julie

May 30
Armchair BEA 2013 Giveaway

Armchair BEA 2013 Giveaway

Who doesn’t love giveaways, right? I decided to keep this giveaway small, so I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card so you can buy a book from one of the authors at BEA, or whatever else you want 🙂     Click on the “giveaway” image to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 484 other subscribers Email Address

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May 30
Armchair BEA 2013 – Literary Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Literary Fiction

Day 3 of Armchair BEA discussion topic is on literary fiction: Which works of art have changed your life?  Be creative and make a list outlining books featuring specific subjects (i.e., animals, recommended prize-winners, outstanding authors, etc.).    Julie’s Thoughts What is literary fiction? (Thanks Wikipedia) Literary fiction is a term principally used for certain fictional works that are claimed to hold literary merit. Despite the fact that all genres have works that are well written, those works are generally not considered literary fiction. To be considered literary, a work usually must be “critically acclaimed” and “serious”. In practice, works of… Read more »

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May 30
Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Title: Awaken Author: Jaime Guerard Publication Date: March 2013 Goodreads description:  Three things run through my mind at this very moment… ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same. TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist. THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death. Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she… Read more »

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May 29
Armchair BEA 2013 –  Blogger Development and Genre Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Blogger Development and Genre Fiction

The topics for day 2 of Armchair BEA are: How do we develop ourselves as bloggers Genre Fiction – what draws us to a specific genre      Julie’s Thoughts    This is only my second month book blogging, so I definitely have a lot more development to do as a blogger. I think it really helps that we started this project together, so we already have our own support system. We’re starting off on a free wordpress site, but hope to eventually upgrade. It would be awesome to start earning some money through the blog, at least to cover giveaways,… Read more »

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May 27
Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions

Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions

Book Expo America (BEA) is going on in NYC, but not all of us are lucky enough to be able to attend. So this wonderful thing called Armchair BEA was created so some of us can participate from the comfort of our homes! We’re thrilled to participate in this huge event in our second month of blogging! Woot! Armchair BEA is kicking off with introductory posts so we can get to know everyone better.    Julie’s Introduction What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? Well you can see what I’m… Read more »

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May 24
Book Blast, Guest Post and Giveaway: In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater

Book Blast, Guest Post and Giveaway: In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater

Title: In Darkness We Must Abide: The Complete First Season Author: Rhiannon Frater Genre: NA Modern Gothic Horror Publication Date: May 24, 2013 Synopsis: In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night. Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.  As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a… Read more »

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May 24
City of Glass Review

City of Glass Review

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare Series: The Mortal Instruments #3 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date Published: March 24, 2009 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Rating: Description: To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As… Read more »

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May 18
Guest Post and Book Blast: Eyes Ever to the Sky by Katie French

Guest Post and Book Blast: Eyes Ever to the Sky by Katie French

Title: Eyes Ever to the Sky Series: The Sky Trilogy #1 Author: Katie French Publisher: Katie French Books Publication Date: May 13, 2013 Goodreads description:  When Hugh wakes up in a smoldering crater—no memory, no clothes—a single thought echoes in his head…trust no one. Frightened and alone, with no memory of who he is, he stumbles upon a grisly murder scene and is fatally shot. He wakes, only to find he can heal himself. He has superpowers, and he’s going to need them. Desperate and bleeding, Hugh stumbles upon fifteen-year-old Cece, who’s got enough troubles of her own. Between caring… Read more »

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May 14
The Adoration of Emma Wylde by Kimberly Russell Guest Post, Review and Giveaway

The Adoration of Emma Wylde by Kimberly Russell Guest Post, Review and Giveaway

The Adoration of Emma Wylde Date Published: May 5, 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult Format: eARC Rating: Description: Emma Wylde is the world’s biggest pop star. After another drunken mishap, and with the threat of losing her record deal, she is forced to make drastic changes in her life. A promotional event lands Emma in Bayberry, a small town in Texas, where she is out of her element in every way possible.  While there Emma meets people she grows fond of, and starts questioning herself and all of her past choices.      Julie’s Review      Emma Wylde is a spoiled brat… Read more »

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May 08
Angelfall Review

Angelfall Review

Angelfall by Susan Ee Series: Penryn and the End of Days #1 Publisher: Feral Dream Date Published: May 1, 2011 Genres: Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins Audiobook Narrator: Caitlin Davies Rating: Description:  It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who… Read more »

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