Posts By: Julie

Jul 30
Beat the Heat Read-a-Thon (July 29 – August 11, 2013)

Beat the Heat Read-a-Thon (July 29 – August 11, 2013)

The Beat the Heat Read-a-thon runs from July 29th through August 11th. What does this read-a-thon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for two weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal! There will be mini-challenges throughout the Read-a-thon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end! Sign up at Auntie Spinelli Reads or Phantasmic Reads. You may join whenever you like, but to be eligible for our grand prize giveaway, you must sign up by August 5th…. Read more »

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Jul 30
Blog Tour: Again by Brandy Jeffus

Blog Tour: Again by Brandy Jeffus

Title: Again Author:  Brandy Jeffus Released: May 15, 2013 Self-published Synopsis via Goodreads: From recess buddies to high school sweethearts, Eli Stone and Bonnie Jinks were constants in each other’s lives. Although young, their relationship had withstood the test of many teenage tribulations. Marriage and a happy ever after were in their future plans. One alcohol fueled mistake rips them apart. Bonnie ends up on the road with her new boyfriend while Eli joins the military. It seems as if their lives will never intersect again. A near  fatal accident brings them together and their chemistry is undeniable. But will the pain of… Read more »

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Jul 29
The Sentinels of New Orleans series Review Tour

The Sentinels of New Orleans series Review Tour

  Title: Royal Street Series: Sentinels of New Orleans Book One Author: Suzanne Johnson Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: April 10, 2012 Source: ebook provided for review purposes Description:  As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond. Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood… Read more »

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Jul 26
Jane Bites Back Review

Jane Bites Back Review

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford Series: Jane Fairfax #1 Publisher: Ballantine Books Date Published: December 29, 2009 Genres: Paranormal Rating: Description: Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves—but now it’s because she’s the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York. Every day she watches her novels fly off the shelves—along with dozens of unauthorized sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations. Jane may be undead, but her books have taken on a life of their own. To make matters worse, the manuscript she finished just before… Read more »

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Jul 26
Feature and Follow Friday – July 26, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday – July 26, 2013

Feature for July 26, 2013 – What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?   Rose: Shhhhhh! We must not speak of such things out in the open where they  can hear.  <looking around suspiciously> I have a stack, you see. I mean, we all do really. In the closet of my library, that’s where I keep mine.  <drop to exaggerated stage whisper>  I stack books there for <one glance directed cautiously over left shoulder> future selling.  Yeah you heard me right. I sell my books back to bargain books sellers and use the proceeds from selling back unwanted (or one time-read-only books, sorry bad PR) to purchase NEW… Read more »

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Jul 26
Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Nomad by J.L. Bryan

Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Nomad by J.L. Bryan

Title: Nomad Author: J. L. Bryan Publication Date: July 26, 2013 Genre: NA time travel dystopian novel Goodreads description:They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood. By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own… Read more »

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Jul 26
Blogger Book Fair: Juli Caldwell Guest Post

Blogger Book Fair: Juli Caldwell Guest Post

Please welcome Julie Caldwell to Chapter Break as part of the Blogger Book Fair! Guest Post: Top Ten Quick Quotes from Psyched: 1. Aisi sat up impatiently and glowered at the figure before her. The shadow of a person bore the faintest trace of bobby socks, saddle shoes, and poodle skirt in her translucent, luminous form. Aisi snorted derisively. “You’re dead, okay? And from the looks of your outfit, I’d say you’ve been gone about sixty years. I would gouge my eyes out before I’d wear something like that.” 2. ‘Go toward the light’ was cliché, but effective.  3. Her… Read more »

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Jul 25
Blog Tour: The Corollaria by Courtney Lyn Batten

Blog Tour: The Corollaria by Courtney Lyn Batten

Title: The Corollaria Author: Courtney Lyn Batten Release date: February 2nd 2013 Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: Emily has always felt like there was more to her parents’ mysterious death, more to her being sent to live with the Lyall’s when she was fifteen. And definitely more to her inexplicable infatuation with Luke, the Lyall’s youngest son. Luke can’t help but be drawn to Emily. She has these perfect blue eyes, unlike any he’s ever seen. And he feels a fierce need to protect her. Suddenly, one night, changes everything. He feels conflicted about his feelings and his destiny, as he and… Read more »

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Jul 24
Blogger Book Fair: Megan S. Johnston Guest Post

Blogger Book Fair: Megan S. Johnston Guest Post

Please welcome Megan S. Johnston to Chapter Break as part of the Blogger Book Fair! Guest Post: Top ten tips for new and aspiring writers By Author, Megan S. Johnston These are my top ten tips for new writers, if you want to be taken seriously. # 1:      Be who you really are ~ in other words, be yourself. It is essential to never copy or imitate another’s work. You will eventually find you own style and voice. # 2:      Know your subject matter ~ whether you are writing non-fiction or fiction, you have to know what you… Read more »

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Jul 23
Blogger Book Fair: Sophie Duncan Guest Post

Blogger Book Fair: Sophie Duncan Guest Post

Please welcome Sophie Duncan to Chapter Break! I’d like to thank Chapter Break for hosting me as part of the Blogger Book Fair. As an author, I’ve turned my hand to many genres, from horror through to erotic romance and as a reader, I like books of great variety as well (especially since I got my Kindle). However, I do have my favourite tropes and themes, magic being one of them, so, today, I’m going to show you my top ten favourite magics from literature, tv and film and talk about how they’ve influenced me. I’m going to cheat and… Read more »

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