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Unflinching Look at the Media’s Influence on American Justice System

Justice in the Age of Judgement by Anne Bremner & Doug Bremner What’s it About? An investigation of several high-profile cases illustrating the negative effect of media on the execution of justice. The American justice system is under attack from the court of public opinion feeding off the media’s myths, …

Twin Sisters at the Core of Dark Coming-of-Age Psycho Thriller

Free Rider by Janet Porter Most good thriller novels keep readers guessing until the end. Then there are some that cause jaws to drop.   TKO Rogue has launched debut author Janet Porter’s intriguing, intricate and gory psychological thriller FREE RIDER, a dark coming-of-age story set in 1970s New York …

An Earnest, Heartfelt Guide to Unlocking Life’s True Potential

My Life’s Lessons: Epiphanies and Revelations by Michelle León What’s it About? “Life lessons that have taught me how to heal, grow and create a warm, loving environment for others.” The best advice is not always supplied by counselors, therapists, seasoned professionals or talking heads. Sometimes it comes from the …

A Young, Tatted-Up Nun Takes On Murder

Scorched Grace by Margot Douaihy What’s it About? Sister Holiday, a chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun, puts her amateur sleuthing skills to the test in this debut crime novel. We’re always there, us nuns, to witness, to hold space for miracles in the terror, in the boredom, in the wretched …

Not So Monstrous: The Best Complex Monsters in Children’s Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Monsters have been staples of children’s fiction since the beginning — which is unsurprising, when we consider how much the genre owes to fairytales, myths and legends. The Hobbit has Smaug the dragon; …

Books to Read if You Like Taylor Swift

26 Jan 2023 Books to Read if You Like Taylor Swift Have you been loving Taylor’s newest album Midnights? Well, we’ve got the perfect list of new romance releases that are perfect to read while you’re listening to songs like Lavender Haze, Midnight Rain, and so many more! Check out …

Books to Read if You Like Jodi Picoult

26 Jan 2023 Books to Read if You Like Jodi Picoult Jodi Picoult is best known for her breathtaking novels like My Sisters Keeper, Mad Honey, Wish You Were Here, and so much more. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in your next literary fiction read, don’t miss out on …

Travel to Salem in This Deliciously Macabre Tale of the

The Scribe of Salem by Kathie Costos In The Scribe of Salem: Ministers of the Mystery, the first book in the Ministers of the Mystery series, Kathie Costos takes readers on a wild fictional journey that has one foot in reality. Filled with suspense, historical intrigue, magic and scripture, get …

Man Gains Power to See the Future in Grounded Dark

Future Skinny by Peter Rosch What’s it About? Readers enter the dark, psychological existence of a complicated man named Casey Banks who possesses the ability to see the future by binge eating As a devout reader of fantasy and dark fiction, one of my most common criticisms of the genres …

Books to Read if You Like Avatar

26 Jan 2023 Books to Read if You Like Avatar So you’ve seen the newest Avatar movie, but you can’t shake the need for more epic science fiction and fantasy stories… Well, we’ve got the perfect list of books to read that will be sure to immerse you in a …

Six Geopolitical Thrillers to Scratch Your Globetrotting Itch

The trust and fate of millions in the hands of few! Who doesn’t love a geopolitical thriller? They are packed full of action, double-dealings and secrets, which makes them perfect reading for taking on a vacation or just unwinding after a long day. Here are six great political thrillers for …

The Best of the Weird West: 8 Alternate History Westerns

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Despite my dad’s best efforts and his love of John Wayne, I was never a fan of westerns growing up. That all changed, though, when I discovered the world of alternate history westerns. …

Interview with Brian Kaufman, Author of A Shadow Melody

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Shadow Melody? Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights was an influence, as was some pastoral poetry I’d been reading. But the story originated from childhood events. My father was a NASA scientist. Among other projects, he studied electromagnetic field theory, …

Interview with Brooke Sivendra, Author of Black Widow

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Black Widow? This story is a love letter for fans of the James Thomas series. No matter what stories I write, my readers keep asking for more James Thomas, so I set this book a few years after the …

Awkward Is the New Cool in Laugh-Out-Loud Memoir

How to Be Awkward by Amanda Turner What’s it About? A humorous yet insightful collection of essays, taking readers through some of the author’s most humiliating and awkward life experiences. In a world where we are constantly striving for perfection, held to high standards and compared to others, Amanda Turner …

BookTrib’s Bites: Diverse Titles Sure to Hold Your Interest

The Violin Thief by Genie Higbee A startling coming-of-age tale that twines magical realism with musical history and legend. It’s 1941. A wondrous violin is charming six-year-old Douglas Tryzyna. In her wordless language she tells him they are destined to spark kindness and joy together. Overawed, Douglas names the violin …

8 Really Good SFF Series That Also Grapple With Racism

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Sci-Fi/Fantasy has a reputation for being escapist, yet some of the most powerful works of SFF (in my opinion) are the ones that grapple with racism. It may sound counterintuitive, but if you …

Seven Novels That Explore the Power of Music

There’s something about music that just brings people together. Whether it’s a parent lulling their baby to sleep, a couple of friends singing obnoxiously loud in the car, or a roaring crowd of strangers at a concert. Music transcends the boundaries of logic and language to speak to us on …

The Story Behind the Story: Four Writer Tools by Stella

The Story Behind the Story: Four Writer Tools by Stella Atrium How to open the second book in a series? I puzzled with this question for a good long time while writing THE BODY POLITIC which is Book II in my series.   Elements to consider include: How much time …

Find Dark, Gristly Tales in the Best Revenge Manga

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Revenge. It’s one of the oldest literary themes in the book. From Shakespeare to Stephen King, The Count of Monte Cristo to Gone Girl, readers have always been drawn to revenge stories. What …

Gospel Singer Offers Spiritual Path Towards Healing from Anxiety

Breaking Through: A Christian’s Perspective on a Journey to Freedom from Anxiety and Fear by Royanne Mitchell What’s it About? A compilation of spiritual strategies and effective coping mechanisms the author has gathered along her own journey healing from anxiety. When you struggle with anxiety, just beginning the recovery process …

“Good Hats” and Bad Words — Plus the Newest Heart-Pounding

Emma Straub’s Historic F-Bomb: The Houston Chronicle reported that a school district in Texas uninvited novelist Emma Straub (This Time Tomorrow) from a planned visit with elementary school students because the author dropped multiple F-Bombs in a Tweet in 2022. Emma Straub had been invited to read her new children’s …

Interview with Dale Mayer, Author of Landon

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Landon? K9s have always been a big interest in my world. All pets/animals are in truth, but the working dogs are especially interesting. Hence the journey to track down and find as many of the lost ones as I …

Discover Unbreakable Bonds of Brotherhood in Middle Grade Fantasy Series

The Hawk’s Flight by Elizabeth Jensen Award winning fantasy writer Elizabeth Jensen is back with the second installment of The Three Brothers trilogy, The Hawk’s Flight (Gryphon Publishing). Jensen continues the story of the Wolfensberger brothers, the family’s three promising fighters, who are caught in the thick of the wars …

How Can a Mystery From Multiple Points of View Keep

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The past few years, we’ve seen the success of books written from different points of view (POV), including George R. R. Martin’s Game of Throne series with chapters alternating from several characters. It’s …

Interview with J. Willis Sanders, Author of The Essence of

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Essence of Emmaline Strong? Being a musician and a writer, I wanted to write a novel with music at its core. I also wrote some songs in it. If you had to pick theme songs for the main …

Join a Paranormal Hunt for a Vanished Town in Snowy

Abandon by Blake Crouch What’s it About? Crouch tells us two unsettling tales side by side, set deep in snowbound Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The opening quote of Abandon reads: “In the West, the past is very close. In many places, it still believes it’s the present. – John Masters” …

A Banned Book Club Reading Guide for NEW KID by

Banning books has been around since approximately one minute after books themselves. Even if you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years — and let’s face it, who hasn’t in a lot of ways — you’ve probably heard something about the many brouhahas surrounding the availability of …
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