Jun 04
iFeel by Marissa Carmel Review Tour

iFeel by Marissa Carmel Review Tour

iFeel by Marissa Carmel Series: Vis Vires Trilogy #1 Publisher: GMTA Publishing Date Published: June 4, 2012 Genres: Paranormal Format: eARC Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description:   Lust. Anger. Hate. Desire. Love. Happiness. Joy. iFeel. What happens when an unknowing empath meets a pixie who wears leather, a snitch who is repulsive and a fiery angel who can literally set your soul on fire? A whole lot of emotional turmoil and one love story ignited. Liv Christianni is isolated, alone, tortured and withdrawn, saddled with the torrential downpour of the world’s emotions. Accepting of her providence… Read more »

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Jun 02
Armchair BEA 2013 – Wrap-up

Armchair BEA 2013 – Wrap-up

The final day of Armchair BEA is a wrap-up discussion: On this final day, we encourage you to wrap-up the week with your favorites and highlights of the week.  Did you learn something new?  Did you connect with a new-to-you blogger?  What was your favorite discussion topic?  Do you have ideas for future years?      Julie’s Thoughts This was my first Armchair BEA and I thought it was just super awesome. Not only did I get to meet so many great book bloggers, I got to see again how wonderful this community of people really is. Everyone is so willing… Read more »

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Jun 01
Comicpalooza 2013

Comicpalooza 2013

Comicpalooza is a comic convention in Houston. It was held over Memorial Day weekend and I decided to go this year. It was my first con like this and it was a bit overwhelming. The program is 64 pages! I blogged about the non-bookish stuff I saw at the con on my personal blog, so I’m only going to post the bookish related stuff. Feel free to read the rest on my personal blog’s post. 🙂 I went to a lot of bookish panels and met a bunch of authors. These authors were also signing during the day, but there… Read more »

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Jun 01
Armchair BEA 2013 – Keeping it Real and Children’s/YA Lit

Armchair BEA 2013 – Keeping it Real and Children’s/YA Lit

Day 5 of Armchair BEA discussion topics are keeping it real and children’s and/or YA literature: What exactly does “keeping it real” mean?  The meaning lays in keeping.  How do you not only grow an audience, but how do you keep them coming back for more?  If you have been around for years, how do you keep your material fresh?  How do you continue to keep blogging fun? Our final genre focuses on the younger crowd:  children’s picture books and young adult literature and everything in between.  What are the top 5 (or more) books that every child should have… Read more »

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Jun 01
Release Party Blast: Triskele Books Giveaways

Release Party Blast: Triskele Books Giveaways

Triskele Books Day 7 International giveaway of one signed paperback of each Triskele book. Readers enter the giveaway for whichever book(s) they would like to win. This in conjunction with live pics, Tweets (#TriskeleWWJ) and news from the launch at Foyles in London. This release party blast is organized by Colorimetry. Please see tour organizer website for giveaway rules. Follow the Rafflecopter giveaway links to enter each giveaway.  *~*~*~*~* Complicit by Gillian E. Hamer ‘On the beach stood the adverse array (of Britons), a serried mass of arms and men, with women flitting between the ranks. In the style of Furies, in robes… Read more »

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May 31
Armchair BEA 2013 – Ethics and Non-Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Ethics and Non-Fiction

Day 4 of Armchair BEA discussion topics are ethics and non-fiction: Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due?  Have you had an experience with plagiarism?  How did you deal with it?  What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow? Do you read non-fiction?  Why or why not?  Is there a specific type of non-fiction that you prefer to read (i.e., historical, true crime, memoirs, biographies, etc.)?  What is the perfect book for a first-time non-fiction reader?    Julie’s Thoughts The plagiarism topic is a complicated one since it sometimes… Read more »

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May 31
Ten Tiny Breaths Review

Ten Tiny Breaths Review

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1 Publisher: Papoti Books Date Published: December 11, 2012 Genres: New Adult Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Rating: Description: Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together… Read more »

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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 482 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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