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“About as Romantic as a Pair of Handcuffs”: 8+ Neo-Noir

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Let’s start with a definition, or rather an anti-definition: neo-noir isn’t a book term. Neo-noir refers to the revival of the film genre; film noir primarily refers to films released in the years …
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6 Books About Journeys Through Hell (and Other Realms)

Presence, The Play by William Jefferson This book centers on the spiritual journeys of Brother Script, a member of the Order of Message Makers, a group of storytelling monks. They live on Estillyen Isle, surrounded by the misty Storied Sea, a sort of semi-mythical Hy-Brasil. Brother Script has toiled for …
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9 Books Inspired by PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Let

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. With Phantom of the Opera supposedly leaving Broadway in the coming months (though reports vary on when), I’ve felt myself longing to read more Phantom-inspired adaptations. As a 7th grader, I loved the …
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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction

31 Jan 2023 Literary fiction readers are in for a treat. This week’s latest releases list is full of intriguing reads you won’t want to miss! The new releases list includes so many bestselling authors like Robert Horton, Eleanor Shearer, Liz Harmer, and many more. Enjoy your new literary fiction books. Happy …
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New Romance Books to Read

31 Jan 2023 Looking to fall in love with some new romance reads? You’ll adore these exciting new novels! This week you can get your hands on books by bestselling authors Measha Stone, Paula Adler, Allyson Lindt, and more. Enjoy your new romance books and happy reading! Related selena scrolls_pure; if (shouldBeFixed …
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Michelle’s New Podcast, Colleen on the Big Screen, Meryl to

MICHELLE OBAMA LAUNCHES PODCAST BASED ON BOOK TOUR: Readers who couldn’t see Michelle Obama on her last book tour will have the chance to experience it via podcast. The former First Lady announced via Instagram that The Light Podcast will launch on March 7. COLLEEN HOOVER BESTSELLER HEADS TO BIG …
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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read

31 Jan 2023 Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including John Etterlee, Richard …
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Books & Looks Podcast: Exploring Resistance in Occupied France

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 …
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8 Moving Stories of Solo Parenting

This month in BookTrib, we are celebrating women’s fiction titles that showcase stories of solo parenting. Perhaps your protagonist is a parent who is widowed, or abandoned, or their partner has gone missing. They may be a grandparent suddenly with the responsibility of a grandchild, or an adult caring for …
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Interview with Theophilus Monroe, Author of The Vilokan Asylum of

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Vilokan Asylum of the Magically and Mentally Deranged Omnibus? I first developed the character of Dr. Cain in my book “Bloody Mad.” In that book, Mercy Brown (a vampire) is committed to an asylum for supernatural creatures. Cain …
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What Adaptations Get Wrong About Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The first version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that I saw was “Hyde and Go Tweet,” a 1960 Warner Bros. cartoon starring Sylvester and Tweety. My grandparents had …
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Interview with T.W. Pearce, Author of Forbitten Fae

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Forbitten Fae? Well, I love vampire stories, and I’ve also always been intrigued by the mystical world of the forest fae. We all know that opposites attract, and you cannot get much more divided than a vampire, who is …
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Mother Shares Harrowing First-Hand Account of Child-Carrying Ordeal

Surviving Nine Months by Sherry Rudd What’s it About? What if you have horribly debilitating “morning sickness” that lasts throughout your entire pregnancy? This is the situation that author Sherry Rudd found herself in, which she shares in her book, Surviving Nine Months We often hear about the “joys of …
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Interview with Measha Stone, Author of Ravaged Innocence

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Ravaged Innocence? Luka appeared as a small secondary character in Ruined Innocence and he was so much fun, he needed to tell his story. He’s overbearingly protective and immediately feels protective over Avery. He deserved a shot at finding …
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Interview with John Etterlee, Author of Blood Red

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Blood Red? The current conflict in Ukraine inspired me to write the book. I thought it would be an interesting story to include a top secret team (which may or may not be true) working with Ukraine behind the …
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Marvelous Lives of Circus Performers Blurs the Lines of Reality

Circus Home by Jason Ollander-Krane What’s it About? A look into the lives of a variety of circus and carnival performers, whose stories reveal the common human experiences of love, loss and heartbreak. You’ve heard the old expression that the clown is smiling on the outside but crying on the …
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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read

24 Jan 2023 Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Michele Scott, Paul …
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Interview with Layla Reed, Author of Something Good

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Something Good? When I started writing this story, I wanted to portray the importance of family relationships, especially with sisters. What would cause sisters to not speak to each other for 18 years? I wanted to go back to …
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Interview with Jackie McCarthy, Author of The Hybrid Cure

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Hybrid Cure (The Kaseath Chronicles Book 1)? I have always been drawn to dystopian worlds, and visions of the future where humans haven’t learned to stop their worst nightmares from coming true. But I also love spreading hope. …
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8 Books About African Mythology From Around the Continent

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Saying books about “African mythology” is a bit like saying European or Asian mythology. Like, that’s an entire continent, full of different cultural groups with their own stories and beliefs. There may be …
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Beacon Audiobooks Releases “The Memory Bell” By Author Kat Flannery

Grace Penner’s safe haven crumbles when a body is found outside of town. Gifted the memory bell, a family heirloom from her grandfather’s will, Grace’s excitement is soon squashed when the bell gets broken right after she receives it. While gluing the pieces back in place, she discovers three are …
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Interview with Larry Jordan, Author of Pathic

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Pathic? Generally, I’m a lover of sci-fi books. But I would say the building of lightsabers was the start. My nieces and nephews asked if I had names for them. Then they suggested I should create characters for each …
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Interview with Colin Blough, Author of Twins Formation

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Twins Formation? Since I started thinking about writing romantic comedies, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to do tropes in a way that hasn’t been done. I remember it was New Year’s Eve a few years back and …
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Advice for Discarded Kids

by Mark Oshiro 2:27 p.m. Sunday. The diner is packed. Not surprising. It’s off a long stretch of the 5. Lots of campers. Families heading out to hike or visit relatives. There  isn’t  a  big  city  for  hundreds  of  hundreds  of  miles  in  any direction. Even fewer places to grab …
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Here are the 2023 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Award Winners

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents. Lahore, Pakistan. Then. Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq …
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Interview with Paul Levine, Author of Early Grave

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Early Grave? Real world issues inspire me. In “Cheater’s Game” in 2020, I took on the college admissions scandal, which is still going on in federal court in Boston. While that will eventually end, I’m afraid the loss of …
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Take Part in a Psychic Arms Race in Cosmic Science-Fiction

The Message by Bill Harvey In my last review for Bill Harvey, I expounded on the difference between science fiction and fantasy, and eventually came to the conclusion that, as Ray Bradbury puts it, “Science fiction is really sociological studies of the future, things that the writer believes are going …
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Books to Read for Fans of Crime Junkie

26 Jan 2023 Books to Read for Fans of Crime Junkie If you’re as obsessed with listening to true crime podcasts as us, we’ve got the perfect selection of new mystery and thriller books for you! These storylines will have you at the very edge of your seat. Check out …
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Design Your Own Dark Academia Reading Room

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Dark academia is having a moment, and book nerds everywhere are enjoying the hell out of it. After all, the genre combines two groups that already have significant overlap: the bookish and the …
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