Jun 18
Chat Between Chapters: Worst Fathers in Literature

Chat Between Chapters: Worst Fathers in Literature

  For Father’s Day, let’s do like we did for Mother’s day at chat about the worst fathers we have read about.  Books aren’t always positive and happy rainbows, right?  Julie: Sometimes we at Chapter Break go dark, and I think this is a bit of a dark topic. Some awful fathers or father-figures that come to mind: Lucius Malfoy from . Because forcing your child to prove his worth by murder? Yea, messed up. ‘s father, who keeps saying she should have been born a boy Lisbeth’s father from the series, so abusive that he turns her into a kick-ass… Read more »

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Jun 17
Under a Summer Sky: Book Blog Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Under a Summer Sky: Book Blog Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

UNDER A SUMMER SKY Follow Your Heart, Book 3 by Melody Carlson   Genre: Contemporary Romance / Christian / Inspirational Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: June 6, 2017 Number of Pages: 320 Scroll down for Giveaway!    High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. The house is luxurious in a way that only old money could make it, and the gallery promises interesting days in a gorgeous setting. Yet it isn’t long before her ideal summer turns into more than she bargained… Read more »

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Jun 15
Chat About Covers: And I Darken & Violet Grenade

Chat About Covers: And I Darken & Violet Grenade

  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 month, I was reading some blog reviews and these two books came up the same day. I was struck how beautiful the covers are. But also how similar. I had to click back and forth between the two reviews multiple times to… Read more »

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Jun 14
The Eldridge Conspiracy (Sir Kaye the Boy Knight): Book Blog Tour, Book Trailer, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

The Eldridge Conspiracy (Sir Kaye the Boy Knight): Book Blog Tour, Book Trailer, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

THE ELDRIDGE CONSPIRACY Sir Kaye the Boy Knight, Book 4 by Don M. Winn   Genre: Children’s Chapter Book / Adventure / Medieval Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press Date of Publication: June 16, 2017 Number of Pages: 166, B&W illustrations Scroll down for Giveaway!     Kaye’s father is in danger! The young knight, Kaye, and his friends Reggie and Beau enter Eldridge in search of the only man who can save Kaye’s father. During their journey, they encounter and make a powerful enemy of Baron Thomas—the self-proclaimed heir to the throne of Eldridge—who also has his sights set on ruling… Read more »

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Jun 13
Roar: Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

Roar: Book Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

From New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack comes her debut young adult fantasy, ROAR! Releasing June 13, 2017, ROAR takes readers on an adventure filled with charismatic characters in an enthralling world sure to keep them turning the pages. Order your copy today!   New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack’s young adult debut: Roar. In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe… Read more »

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Jun 12
The Swimming Holes of Texas Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

The Swimming Holes of Texas Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

THE SWIMMING HOLES OF TEXAS by Julie Wernersbach & Carolyn Tracy   Genre: Travel / Outdoors / Swimming Publisher: The University of Texas Press Date of Publication: May 16, 2017 Number of Pages: 240, 100 color photos Scroll down for Giveaway!      Nothing beats a natural swimming hole for cooling off on a scorching summer day in Texas. Cold, clear spring water, big old shade trees, and a quiet stretch of beach or lawn offer the perfect excuse to pack a cooler and head out with family and friends to the nearest natural oasis. Whether you’re looking for a… Read more »

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Jun 08
That’s what HE said Thursday- June 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- June 2017

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.   Julie’s Quote: Jest is a Joker, the King’s fool, and talks in silly funny ways. “Perhaps we know each other in the future and you’re only remembering backward.” And in riddles. Lots of riddles. “The easiest way to steal something, is for it to… Read more »

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Jun 07
Breakfast in Texas: Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Breakfast in Texas: Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

BREAKFAST IN TEXAS by Terry Thompson-Anderson   Genre: Cookbook / Southwest Cuisine Publisher: The University of Texas Press Date of Publication: April 18, 2017 Number of Pages: 312 Scroll down for Giveaway! Texans love the morning meal, whether it’s bacon and eggs (often eaten in a breakfast taco) or something as distinctively nontraditional as saag paneer omelets, pon haus, or goat curry. A Lone Star breakfast can be a time for eating healthy, or for indulging in decadent food and drink. And with Texas’s rich regional and cultural diversity, an amazing variety of dishes graces the state’s breakfast and brunch… Read more »

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Jun 05
#BabyLove: My Toddler Life Tour Review #LoneStarLit

#BabyLove: My Toddler Life Tour Review #LoneStarLit

#BABYLOVE: MY TODDLER LIFE by CORINE DEHGHANPISHEH   Genre: Children’s Picture Book / Technology / Family Publisher: My Art to Inspire Date of Publication: September 20, 2016 Number of Pages: 40 Scroll down for Giveaway!   A curious toddler loves to play… especially with his mommy’s smartphone! When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment.  Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention. Her simple reminder: Put down our phones. Praise for #BabyLove: My Toddler Life: “This poignant and entertaining tale about a… Read more »

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Jun 04
#ShelfLove 2017: Mid-year check in

#ShelfLove 2017: Mid-year check in

#ShelfLove Challenge 2017 We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought!   June 2017/July 2017: Mid-year check in post. How are you doing with the challenge? Look back at your January post and let us know how you are doing.  Share an updated picture or list of your TBR pile. Julie’s Challenge Update:   I have read 6 books on my shelf love shelf so far this year. Only 6. That’s not quite that many is it? However, I knew my life would be crazypants this year, and… Read more »

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