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Interview with Michael Mullin, Author of Gothic Revival

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Gothic Revival? I’ve always been a fan of classic, gothic stories like Frankenstein, Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, House of Usher, and such. Sometime last year I came across a reference to Mary Shelley and the Villa Diodati and started …
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Books & Looks Podcast: Secrets of Scent & Daring Desperadoes,

Books & Looks: Real Books for Real Readers was started as a podcast to supplement Blaine Desantis’ website, ViewsOnBooks.com, and expand into audio interviews with authors. With Books & Looks, Blaine’s goal is to focus on real books that real people will read. At least half of the books he reviews are either …
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Interview with C M Debell, Author of The Many Shades

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Many Shades of Midnight? The story explores a crisis similar to climate change, although it’s very much a fantasy version, more of a zombie apocalypse than global warming. But the real story of the book is the greed …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 26, 2023

Book Deals This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Today’s Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday’s Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Read The Full Article Here
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A Woman’s Traumatic Past is Not Easily Forgotten in New

Learning to Forgive Everything But Your Name by Lara Rae Butler What’s it About? One woman must craft a new life for herself while avoiding the traumatic past trying to catch up with her. He watched her every move. Hidden cameras at every turn. He monitored her time at the …
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9 of the Best Documentaries About Writers

A major problem with telling stories about writers is that the act of writing can look quite boring. Most viewers might not find it cinematically exciting to watch someone sit at a desk and write, or pace around their office in search of a distraction to avoid writing. The best …
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Nine Novels Showcasing 65+ Stories to Read for Women’s History

This month in BookTrib, we are celebrating women’s fiction titles that showcase Third Act — 65+ stories. These characters have decades of experience and plenty of opinions. They have so much to tell us, and we can’t wait to hear from them! Going Through the Change by Samantha Bryant “The …
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The Story Behind One Bossy Offer by Nicole Snow

The Story Behind One Bossy Offer by Nicole Snow Just like life, all good romance books should be bursting at the seams with banter, hilarious obstacles, and heartfelt moments so intense they leave you in a fuzzy smiling haze. In my latest grumpy-sunshine romance novel, One Bossy Offer, the seams …
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With No Memory of Their Trip, One Couple Fights to

The Sundial Inn by Stephen John Ross The Sundial Inn (FriesenPress) by Stephen John Ross is haunting in the best sense of the word. From the protagonist to the eponymous inn, this novel begins in eerie fashion from the very first sentence, which only continues in this paranormal thriller. We’re …
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Intertwined Love Stories Meet Unconventional Decisions in the Face of

My Name’s Not Jenny by Jeannine Lokey What’s it About? The novel reads like a memoir as it documents the untimely and prolonged health crisis of Anna Scott, diagnosed with cancer in her forties. Jeannine Lokey’s debut novel My Name’s Not Jenny: An Unconventional Journey is an unconventional book. Based …
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Six Books That Dive Deep Into the Glitz and Glamour

What is it about Hollywood of yore and its black-and-white icons that continues to seduce readers today? There’s something about the past that feels nostalgic, more wholesome. But as we dig deeper, losing ourselves in the pages of a good book that goes behind the scenes in Tinsel Town, the …
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Vivian Stephens: The Legendary Romance Novel Editor

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Vivian Stephens is a name that all romance novel fans should know, but it is one that doesn’t come up enough. I’ve noticed her name popping up over the last few years on …
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YA, MG, and Picture Books To Support The Monumental Task

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When we’re told to work on “loving yourself,” we have every right to be confused. The term is loaded and confusing. For my purposes here, I’m discussing our feelings about the way we …
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Interview with J.J. Thorn, Author of Apocalypse Assassin

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Apocalypse Assassin (System Orphans: Claire)? The story behind the story is that I was stuck in a tiny apartment with my girlfriend (at the time) in Toronto during COVID and I was bored out of my mind haha. We’d …
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Interview with Yurie Kiri, Author of New York Stories

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write New York Stories? I get a lot my inspirations from current events, news stories, and what people are talking about, bits of overheard conversations. The themes in New York Stories: crime, the police, the homeless, global warming, the decline …
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One of the 19 Kids and Counting, Jinger Duggar Vuolo

Becoming Free Indeed by Jinger Duggar Vuolo Growing up is difficult enough without having any extra pressures to contend with, but for those who are raised in the limelight, under the scrutiny of millions of viewers, it’s unimaginably worse. For Jinger Duggar Vuolo, the author of Becoming Free Indeed (Thomas …
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12 March 2023 Book Club Picks To Get Reading With

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Thanks to social media, bookish celebrities, and marginalized book lovers, there are now lots of options for book clubs, for many kinds of readers. You can find enough monthly book clubs that you …
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Interview with Kay Bratt, Author of In My Life

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write In My Life? In My Life is loosely based on a true crime that hit a close knit family, resulting in tragedy and sending shock waves through the community. I used the real story to give my fictional characters …
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Interview with Rebecca Leigh, Author of A Duke Always Breaks

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Duke Always Breaks the Rules? I have always had a vivid imagination that allowed me to create these different worlds or scenes, and sometimes those stories inspire me to put them on paper in the hope that others …
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Interview with Davidy Rosenfeld, Author of Farewell, My Babylon

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Farewell, My Babylon (Erez Brown Series Book 1)? I’m a huge admirer of Raymond Chandler, Philip Marlowe is one of my childhood heroes, so I wanted to write a Philip Marlowe novel set in Modern Tel Aviv; my city …
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Interview with Parker S

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write My Dark Romeo? We are OBSESSED with fairytale retellings, historical (romance books for Leigh and Asian dramas for Parker), so we thought… What if we combine what we love about both and turn it into this epic enemies-to-lovers romance? …
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In the Mood for Love: 7 Romance Listen-Alikes

February is the month to celebrate love and romance, so go big with these new romantic listens. To double your listening enjoyment, each new audiobook has been paired with another favorite listen with a similar theme or setting. Get cozy and turn up the volume! Before I Let Go by …
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BookTrib’s Bites: Fact, Fiction and a Little in Between

Michael Kutza by Starstruck “Starstruck: How I Magically Transformed Chicago into Hollywood for More Than Fifty Years” is the author’s rollicking, provocative, racy, colorful, irreverent show business memoir culled from decades of rubbing elbows with the giants of film at both the Chicago Film Festival, which he founded, and numerous …
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Book Bans, New Book Lands and More Books-to-Screen News

That “Old Babe” Margaret Atwood: At 83, Margaret Atwood has seen more than her fair share of good fortune and tragedy to know a thing or two about the subject. In her first collection of short stories since 2014, Old Babes in the Wood fully embraces the complicated discussion of …
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A History of the This Is Fine Comic

If you’ve spent any time on the internet during the past 10 years, then you know about the “This Is Fine” comic. We’ve all seen it: a two-panel strip of a dog in a bowler hat, holding a mug, and calmly saying “this is fine” as the room is swallowed …
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AuthorBuzz: Hollywood Intrigue and Scandal Turns Enemies into Lovers

Sapphire Storm by C. Travis Rice (Blue Box Press) Dear Reader, My favorite romance novels are about two people who try to destroy each other before realizing they’re destined to be together. That’s Sapphire Storm in a nutshell. When gorgeous young Roman Walker rolls into Sapphire Cove, his number one …
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Must-Read Mystery and Thriller Books for Fans of Tana French

17 Mar 2023 Must-Read Mystery and Thriller Books for Fans of Tana French Attention all fans of Tana French! Are you in search of your next gripping read? Look no further! We’ve put together a list of 6 must-read mystery and thriller books that are perfect for fans of Tana …
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Writers, Ink Podcast: Vaishnavi Patel Explains How She Hit the

BookTrib is proud to present to our readers the Writers, Ink podcast, a show about the business of writing. J.K. Rowling was nearly homeless when she wrote the first Harry Potter book. Stephen King penned Carrie on a small desk wedged between a washer and dryer. James Patterson worked in advertising and …
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Less is More: Minimalist Book Covers of 2023

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In case you’re new around here, you should know that we love a good cover trend at Book Riot. Pantone color of the year? Check. Best covers of the year? You betcha. Books …
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