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The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires Amazon TV

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Jan 7th, 2022 (Last Updated Jan 7th, 2022) The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix has a TV series adaptation in development at Amazon Studios. For all the details about a potential jump to film for this book, here’s what we …
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Interview with Stephanie Fournet, Author of Dream House

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dream House? The inspiration for this book literally came to me in a dream exactly a year ago. A rambling, old house, a host of characters, and a sweet guy with a rock collection were all there. What became …
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Interview with Peter Darman, Author of Outcast

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Outcast? I have always been interested in little-known aspects of history, such as the Parthian Empire, the Northern Crusades in the 13th Century and the end of the Byzantine Empire, all of which I have written about in the …
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Interview with Eileen Mueller and A

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Snow and Red (Dragon Shifters’ Hoard, Book 1)? It’s so exciting to finally launch Snow and Red. I remember the walk A. J. Ponder and I took through Central Park, here in New Zealand, when we first plotted this …
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Interview with Dr. Meander Swotty, Author of Lower Education

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Lower Education: A Tale of Passion, Perseverance, and Missing Meatloaf? I suppose writing Lower Education was kind of like therapy. You see, I used to be young and happy and idealistic. I wanted to change the world “one child …
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The School for Good Mothers: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version: Frida …
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Interview with Math Bird, Author of Hidden Grace

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Hidden Grace? This is the second book in the Ned Flynn series, so I wanted to continue his story and his character development. This is a different Flynn, a man changed by recent events and soon to be affected …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 27, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The NOVL Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The NOVL. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 Verity by Colleen Hoover Get This Deal $2.99 The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon Get This Deal …
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Summary and Review: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine

The two-paragraph version: Frida is a mother who gets reported for neglect when she leaves her baby daughter, Harriet, alone for a few hours. Child Protective Services separates her from Harriet, investigates her and determines that she must enter into a year-long prison-like rehabilitation program to assess her capacity as …
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20 Best Book Club Books for 2022 (New & Anticipated)

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Jan 8th, 2022 (Last Updated Jan 8th, 2022) If you’re book club is looking for some great new releases to read, here are some of most-anticipated Best Book Club Books for 2022. This book list is limited to new and upcoming books that are being …
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Interview with Barry Kirwan, Author of When the Children Return

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write When the Children Return? It’s about the danger of super-artificial intelligences (AIs), and how they would see the rest of organic species. We’re really at the beginning exploring AI technology. Stephen Hawking already warned about a potential ‘singularity’ with …
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Superhero Showcase: Howard Bloom

As nearly as bright as the full moon in the darkened sky and with the power able to wipe out galaxies and the planets inside of them, the illuminating author Howard Bloom emits the same energy in an instant that our sun will generate in over a million years. Founder …
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Interview with Reed Logan Westgate, Author of Dirge of the

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dirge of the Dead? Dirge of the Dead was written as the pandemic lingered on. Many people felt alone and isolated, myself included. I wanted to harness those feelings and use them to help shape Xlina’s evolution as a …
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Interview with Carissa Andrews, Author of Immortals

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Immortals? Immortals is the third book in the Diana Hawthorne Supernatural Mystery series. This particular book was a crossover with my Windhaven Witches series (in particular, Soul Legacy). I was inspired to write this book the way I did …
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April 2022 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Jan 8th, 2022 (Last Updated Jan 8th, 2022) Notable upcoming books to be published in April 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: InsomniaSarah PinboroughWhat It’s About: In this twisty, mind-bending thriller from the bestselling author …
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24symbols Review: Is It Better than Scribd?

The competition in ebook and audiobook subscription services has flourished in the past few years. While many have gone bankrupt, Scribd, a major player in the industry, remains very popular to many bookworms. But now it’s being challenged by other subscription services, including one called 24symbols. In this 24symbols review, …
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8 Books like THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When we talk about books that made us, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a key foundational text for me. Granted, I played the text-based video game first before reading the book, …
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Books About Living by the Seasons

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Every season comes with its own sets of joys and challenges that can either boost or disrupt our daily routines. If you’re looking to learn how to better navigate these ups and downs, …
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The Husband’s Secret Movie: What We Know (Release Date, Cast,

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty has had a TV series adaptation in the works for a while now. For all the details about this book to film adaptation, here’s what we know about The Husband’s Secret movie: What’s it about? What’s the plot of The Husband’s Secret? The Husband’s …
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Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read

06 Jan 2022 Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read | January 2022 Don’t miss out on these exciting new mystery, thriller, and suspense books that are perfect to add to your reading list this winter! Check out these new books by bestselling authors Jonathan Dunne, Ryan Alexander, Lily Harper …
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Why It’s Okay if You Didn’t Read This Year (and

If you’re anything like me, you’re staring at your Goodreads challenge or reading wishlist for the year and feeling a little guilty about how little you read. Each year I feel so hopeful for the number of books I’m going to read. And then it gets to the end of …
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You Will Never Understand Comics (and That’s Okay)

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The internet abounds with lists about where to start reading to get into superhero comics, whether in general or from a particular company or with a particular character. I’ve written plenty of them …
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