Nov 27
Chat Between Chapters: Books we can’t forget

Chat Between Chapters: Books we can’t forget

 What are some books that stay with us forever. These are books we just cannot forget.  Julie: Some books hold a special place in my heart just based on the time they found me. The books got me back into reading after a long, long break. They will always be books I can’t forget, as they rekindled my love of reading. A children’s book that stuck with me even though I read it as an adult is . What a spectacular story, so much hope and so many lessons. A series that I can’t forget, for different reasons, is the… Read more »

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Nov 21
The Bionics Review

The Bionics Review

The Bionics by Alicia Michaels Series: The Bionics #1 Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing Date Published: September 13th 2013 Genres: Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 96 Audiobook Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins Audiobook Narrator: Marissa Clay Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: All I ever wanted was to be a normal girl. I had dreams of joining the ranks of the Military Police and making my family proud. But the nuclear war that laid waste to our country destroyed any hope I had of being normal ever again. They took everything away from me, including my humanity…. Read more »

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Nov 20
Chat Between Chapters: reading outside your comfort zone

Chat Between Chapters: reading outside your comfort zone

Do you read outside your comfort zone?  Julie: To be honest, I rarely do. I read for fun. I read to enjoy my time. Usually, my time driving as that is the only time I get to read. So I read what I like, I read what makes me happy. I read what makes the 1.5 hour commute (on average) in traffic not seem as horrendous on the horrendous day. So most of the time, I read within my comfort zone and books I expect to enjoy. Pre solo parenting the kiddo I used to go to book clubs, and… Read more »

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Nov 18
Reawakened Release Day Blitz

Reawakened Release Day Blitz

Title: Reawakened Author: Carrie Pulkinen Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: November 18, 2016   About the Book: Jules Hume lives in a world where magic is a myth and supernatural creatures are fiction—or so she thinks. As a strong, independent woman, a relationship is the last thing she needs. Then she meets Ian Kincaid, a mysteriously sexy bachelor with otherworldly charm. She’s instantly enamored of him, drawn by an inexplicable magnetism. Ian awakens something magical inside her, opening her mind to things she never thought possible. Things that shouldn’t be possible. But Ian has secrets Jules is better off not… Read more »

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Nov 17
Book Review – Starflight (Starflight #1)

Book Review – Starflight (Starflight #1)

Starflight by Melissa Landers Series: Starflight #1 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Date Published: February 2nd 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 368 Audiobook Length: 9 hours 44 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Amanda Dolan Rating: Description: Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, butit’s not like the law has ever been on her side.Still, off-world travel doesn’t come cheap; Solara is left with no choice but to indenture herself in exchange for passage to the… Read more »

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Nov 15
Guest Post: Create a Fictional Town by Janet Chester Bly & Giveaway

Guest Post: Create a Fictional Town by Janet Chester Bly & Giveaway

One Easy Way to Create a Fictional Town Janet Chester Bly My late husband, Christy Award winning western author Stephen Bly, chose all his fiction story settings to happen in the West, whether historical (1880-1905) or contemporary. When I started writing solo adult novels of my own, I determined to stay with that brand and his specific geographical boundary. However, I also heeded the most basic sage advice for beginning writers: “write what you know.” As I conceived my own stories, I found inspiration outside my office window. Here I was in a small town (popl 350) at 4,200 foot… Read more »

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Nov 14
Blog Tour and Review: Sleigh Bells Ring #LoneStarLit

Blog Tour and Review: Sleigh Bells Ring #LoneStarLit

SLEIGH BELLS RING  Four Contemporary Romance Novellas by Sandra D. Bricker, Lynette Sowell, Barbara J. Scott, & Lenora Worth Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Publisher: Gilead Publishing Date of Publication: October 14, 2016 Number of Pages: 320  scroll down for giveaway!     Santa Claus is coming to town, and so are the Tucker sisters.  Never mind a pony. The Tucker girls have inherited their father’s horse farm for Christmas. Make that . . . a run-down horse farm. It needs some serious TLC in order to make it sell-ready. Joanna knows that by recruiting her sisters and one handsome ranch… Read more »

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Nov 13
Chat Between Chapters: Books everyone has read but me

Chat Between Chapters: Books everyone has read but me

 There are books that it seems like everyone else has read, but you haven’t for whatever reason. What are they?  Julie: My reading has slowed down so much in the last couple of years so it feels like everyone has read everything but me! I mean, I was the one super late to the Harry Potter game (but better late than never)! Let’s see, here are just a few that I haven’t read. (or Fantastic Beasts – I did mention the original series before and should include these) or the series Game of Thrones series – series, though it’s on… Read more »

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Nov 10
Chat About Covers: Blind Sight

Chat About Covers: Blind Sight

  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.   There is just so much going on with this cover it is kind of making me dizzy. First, the forest. It looks cool, right? It seems to fit the book blurb, about hunting someone in a backwoods cabin. But then, we have… Read more »

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Nov 07
Echo Review

Echo Review

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Date Published: February 24th 2015 Genres: Historical, Music, Performing Arts, Social Issues, Social Themes, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 592 Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins Audiobook Narrator: Andrews MacLeod, David de Vries, Mark Bramhall, Rebecca Soler Rating: Description: Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a… Read more »

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