Jul 31
Reality Alternatives Review

Reality Alternatives Review

Reality Alternatives by Lesley L. Smith Publisher: Quarky Media Date Published: May 27th 2016 Genres: Science Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 308 Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins Audiobook Narrator: Susan J Iannucci Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: What would you do if you found your perfect life? When lonely physicist Chloe Carsen discovers a parallel world she becomes addicted to her life there with a perfect family and a perfect career. She doesn’t even care that her physical body in the real world is wasting away. But, then, in the alternative world her ideal life… Read more »

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Jul 28
Book Review – A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

Book Review – A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA Date Published: May 2nd 2017 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance Format: Audiobook Pages: 698 Audiobook Length: 25 hours 8 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Amanda Leigh Cobb Rating: Description: Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for… Read more »

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Jul 27
That’s what HE said Thursday- July 2017 Bonus TWHS

That’s what HE said Thursday- July 2017 Bonus TWHS

We are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. We will be doing our posts once a month rather than weekly. The Linky will be open all year long and you are welcome to continue doing your post weekly and linking them up.     Lynn’s Quote: “I have no regrets in my life, but this. That we did not have time. That I did not have time with you, Nesta. I will find you in the next world – the next life. And we will have that… Read more »

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Jul 24
Monstrous Beauty Review

Monstrous Beauty Review

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama Publisher: Macmillan Date Published: September 4th 2012 Genres: Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Mermaids, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 304 Audiobook Length: 8 hrs and 1 min Audiobook Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Rating: Description: Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra… Read more »

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Jul 23
Chat Between Chapters: Books that should have had a cover change

Chat Between Chapters: Books that should have had a cover change

  Let’s chat about those books that really *really* should have had a cover change.  Julie: If you’ve been following along recently, you’ve seen our awesome Cover Chat posts. Some covers are great, some are horrendous, and some we disagree on haha. I stand behind my comments and there are surely some that could benefit from a completely different cover. In order to not have this be a repeat, I’ll pick a book that we read a long time ago and haven’t discussed as part of that series.   We read Rules in book club some time ago. And reviewed it… Read more »

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Jul 20
What Books Taught Us – Summer Vacation

What Books Taught Us – Summer Vacation

Have you checked out our various Features pages lately? Julie and I are all about Features posts. (Who doesn’t need an occasional break from reviews?) In this new feature post, we will be discussing What Books Taught Us. And no, we don’t mean cooking, crafting, or organizing. We are talking about serious, useful skills. Like how to spend your summer vacation. That is if you have plans to do something besides read! We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared!   Take a hike: If you are thinking about getting back to nature this summer, follow along… Read more »

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Jul 17
The Duchess and the Highwayman Tour

The Duchess and the Highwayman Tour

The Duchess and the Highwayman By Beverley Oakley Beverley is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate and an ebook The Mysterious Governess.to randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here.    ~*~*~*~*~*~ Interview with Author Beverley Oakley Thank you so much for inviting me! What do you do when a new idea jumps out at you while you’re still working on a book? Do you chase the squirrel (aka “UP syndrome”) or do you… Read more »

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Jul 13
Chat About Covers: Twisted

Chat About Covers: Twisted

  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. This is kind of an interesting cover that caught me eye. And a freebie might I add. I kind of like the kind of creepy dark feel of the cover. The girl looks mysterious and I kind of want to know more about this… Read more »

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Jul 10
Guest Post – Library Love: How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet

Guest Post – Library Love: How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet

How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet These days, most writers do the exact same thing when they have a question, big or small. They whip out their smartphones or open a new tab in a web browser, and Google provides the answer. In mere seconds, they have the answer to the information they seek. Once upon a time, though, things weren’t so easy or convenient. Whether you wanted quick answers to satisfy mere curiosity or needed to conduct serious research for an important written work, you scheduled a trip to the library. What was it really… Read more »

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Jul 09
Chat Between Chapters: Books with Foodie Characters

Chat Between Chapters: Books with Foodie Characters

  Let’s chat about our favorite foodie characters.  Julie: I think we absolutely have to start with Julie from . There is nothing more foodie than spending a year working through your favorite cookbook while saving your life. Then there’s Nastya from (one of our favorite YA novels here) with creation of cakes at Sunday dinner. Also, check out Flavorwire’s recs for 50 Essential Novels for Foodies.     Lynn: Goldy from the series by Diane Mott Davidson. She’s a caterer who solves murders. Right up my ally! Theo from the by Laura Childs. As a tea drinker, this is… Read more »

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