Apr 02
Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t wait to finish

Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t wait to finish

Ooh what series are you THISCLOSE to finishing? Either you’re almost done reading a completed series, or the series itself is coming to an end and you just can’t wait to find out how it all ties up. Let’s chat!  Julie: I’m working my way through the Sookie Stackhouse series and am only a couple of books away from completion. It has been a while since the series ended so I am looking forward to finishing the story. I’m also up to date with the Charlie Davidson series, though the series has not ended yet, but I think only a… Read more »

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Mar 31
Book Review – American Gods

Book Review – American Gods

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Publisher: Headline Date Published: 2005 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction Format: eBook Pages: 640 Audiobook Length: 19 hours 39 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Daniel Oreskes, Dennis Boutsikaris, Ron McLarty, Sarah Jones Rating: Description: The extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday… Read more »

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Mar 30
Interview with Author Cátia Skye

Interview with Author Cátia Skye

Interview with Cátia Skye At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication? Well, I’m not published yet. Fingers crossed, fingers crossed… 🙂   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 finish your current project first? More often than not, I finish what I’m working on. Although I’ve picked up and dropped more stories than I can count. The worst part is that usually those bright ideas I get… Read more »

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Mar 29
Cover Reveal and Release Day Announcement: All Closed Off

Cover Reveal and Release Day Announcement: All Closed Off

    From New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack, comes the highly anticipated fourth standalone title in her Rusk University Series, ALL CLOSED OFF! A passionate story and journey, get ready to be mesmerized with Stella’s story! ALL CLOSED OFF is coming your way May 1, 2017!     Cover Design and Photography by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton at K. Keeton Designs ABOUT ALL CLOSED OFF (Releasing May 1, 2017): Stella Santos is fine. Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge… Read more »

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Mar 25
Timekeeper: Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

Timekeeper: Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

Author: Tara Sim Narrator: Gary Furlong Length: 8h 50m Publisher: Forever Young Audiobooks Genre: YA Fantasy Release date: Feb. 14, 2017 Two o’clock was missing. In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly… Read more »

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Mar 23
What Books Taught Us – Tattoos

What Books Taught Us – Tattoos

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 pick a literary tattoo. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! Do you regret that Tweety Bird/Tasmanian Devil/Micky Mouse tattoo from college?  In this episode of What Books Taught Us, we are going to focus on some characters who… Read more »

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Mar 22
A Stolen Heart: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A Stolen Heart: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A STOLEN HEART Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1 by AMANDA CABOT   Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Publisher: Revell / Baker Publishing Group Date of Publication: March, 2017 Number of Pages: 352  Scroll down for Giveaway! “Endearing characters, a tender love story, and intriguing mystery all work together to make Amanda Cabot’s A Stolen Heart a compelling and enjoyable read.” —Margaret Brownley, author of Left at the Altar Bestselling author Amanda Cabot takes readers back in time to the 1880s Texas Hill Country in her new historical romance novel, A Stolen Heart. This is the first book in a brand-new series… Read more »

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Mar 19
Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t or won’t finish

Chat Between Chapters: Series you can’t or won’t finish

 Let’s chat about those series we just have to quit on. Why is that? Which series?  Julie:   We chatted earlier about when to break up with a series or author, so now we’re chatting about which such series we have broken up with. I feel like this post applies to a long series, not like a trilogy that we only read the first book from. But an extended series we read quite a few and then gave it up. That’s what we’re chatting about here. One such series for me is the Love At Stake series. I loved quite… Read more »

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Mar 16
Chat About Covers: Kaitlin’s Tale

Chat About Covers: Kaitlin’s Tale

  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.   Well, I haven’t been a huge fan of any covers in this series. The series and spin-off books I have enjoyed, but the covers have all been kinda odd. Why is she running through a book? Is it supposed to be a… Read more »

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Mar 15
The Big Inch Book Blog Tour Guest Post #LoneStarLit

The Big Inch Book Blog Tour Guest Post #LoneStarLit

THE BIG INCH by KIMBERLY FISH   Genre: Historical Fiction, WWII Date of Publication: January 19, 2017 Number of Pages: 344   Scroll down for Giveaway! Kimberly Fish’s debut novel, The Big Inch, was released in February, 2017 and it reveals the lengths to which Texas oilmen, state, and federal governments would go to get Texas crude oil to the troops fighting their first mechanized war. With Nazi threats (and a steady stream of oil tankers sunk by German submarines) speed was necessary, as was OSS intelligence. The Office of Strategic Services was often staffed with female spies and Longview’s… Read more »

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