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Interview with Avanti Centrae, Author of The Doomsday Medallion

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Doomsday Medallion (A VanOps Thriller Book 3)? After penning the first two books in the VanOps series, The Lost Power and Solstice Shadows, I wanted to tell a different tale, one that probed the origin of the deep-seated …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 5, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Dreamscape This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Dreamscape. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Jody Goffney Get This Deal $1.99 Death in the Air: The True …
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Historical Fiction with a Hint of Magic

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This list of historical fiction novels was originally published in our historical fiction newsletter, Past Tense. Sign up for it here to get historical fiction recs straight to your inbox! When I think about historical …
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Interview with M. L. Taylor, Author of Written From Her

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Written From Her Heart? Written From Her Heart is book #6 in The Heart Series, but can be read as a stand alone book. The story is about triumph in finding love when everything else in the main characters …
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Interview with J. T. Skye, Author of First Strike: Rebellion

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write First Strike: Rebellion Begins? I love the sci-fi genre and felt this new series would complement the broader space opera series’ already created. What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write? …
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Interview with Joshua Senter, Author of Still the Night Call

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Still the Night Call? Writing on the TV series Desperate Housewives, I quickly learned most folk’s stories involve some sort of breaking point, that desperate moment when they decide to take action to change a destiny they no longer …
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What Was The First “YA” Book?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This post on the first YA book was originally published in our YA newsletter, What’s Up In YA. Sign up for it here to get YA news, reviews, deals, and more! In early August 2021, …
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Interview with Lauren Lee Merewether, Author of The Curse of

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Curse of Beauty? Since I’m a historical fiction author, I wanted to write a story of what could have actually happened in ancient history to inspire the myths spanning the generations of Greek titans and gods. The myths …
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An Audiobooks App I Can’t Live Without

While my screenreader CAN read these shorter pieces, I don’t enjoy the listening experience. At this point, my screenreader still very much sounds like a robot. So when I learned about Audm, I knew I had to try it out. Audm is a subscription service that allows people to listen …
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Interview with Betta Ferrendelli, Author of The Long Way Home

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Long Way Home? It is the sixth book in a continuing mystery series that features reporter Samantha Church. The Long Way Home dovetails On the Border, the fifth book in the series. If you had to pick theme …
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Interview with Sean O’Neil, Author of The Omega Variant

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Omega Variant? The story is based on the biggest story in the world over the last two years, Covid. The book jumps three years ahead, when the world has put Covid in the rear view mirror, or at …
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Interview with Sean P

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write An Apology to Lucifer? My father and I love books, and we are both huge fans of the Indiana Jones movies. We must have watched those movies a dozen times. Well, at least the first three of those movies. …
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Interview with Allyson Lindt, Author of Matchmaking in Progress

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Matchmaking in Progress? I thought it would be fun to explore the idea of someone matchmaking two of her closest friends, but falling in love with both of them at the same time. Kind of an added love interest …
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Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read

03 Mar 2022 Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read | March 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 Betta Ferrendelli, Sean O’Neil, Verity Bright, …
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Beautiful Editions of Your Favorite Books

US publishing has some beautiful book covers, and in the last decade in particular (thanks to social media), design has become such a focal point in the marketing of a book. A good book cover can sell a mediocre book, just as a mediocre cover can tank a really great …
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Romance Reads You’ll Love

03 Mar 2022 Romance Reads You’ll Love | March 2022 In the mood for a new romance read this week? Check out our favorite new romance paranormal and romantic suspense books from bestselling authors Lyz Kelley, Angela Lam, Allyson Lindt, Michelle Mankin, Lucy Lennox, and Penelope Ward. Enjoy your new …
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New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read

03 Mar 2022 New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read | March 2022 Have you been searching for some exciting new sci-fi and fantasy reads? You’ll be able to explore fantastic new worlds with these amazing new releases from bestselling authors Wayne E. Haley & Sean P. Haley, Cameron …
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New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations

03 Mar 2022 New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | March 2022 Looking to add to your literary fiction list this February? Check out these new novels by bestselling authors Lauren Lee Merewether, Joshua Senter, Roberta Kagan, Lee Cole, Suzette D. Harrison, Jennifer E. Smith. Enjoy your new literary fiction book …
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Interview with London Lovett, Author of Murder at North Pond

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Murder at North Pond? I’ve always wanted to write a series that takes place on an island, a place that was covered with flora, fauna, and quirky inhabitants. My inspiration came from a place off the coast of Rhode …
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8 Lovestruck Eros and Psyche Retellings

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Of all the Greek mythology tales, of which there are many, the story of Eros and Psyche is my favorite (yes, even over Eurydice and Orpheus, which puts my heart in my throat …
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What’s Next for DC: Breaking Down DC’s 2022 Teaser Trailer

On February 11, DC dropped a one minute long trailer for its 2022 superhero movies. The video serves as more of a sizzle reel than anything else, offering sneak peeks at the upcoming The Batman, Black Adam, The Flash, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Take a gander: The trailer …
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Interview with Jenny Hale, Author of Butterfly Sisters

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Butterfly Sisters? This book is about two sisters–one, a creative, and the other, an academic. It’s inspired by the two sides of me. I am a creative but was raised an academic, and what I found was that it …
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The 2022 Summer Scares Horror Winners Are Here

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In celebration of National Library Lover’s Day, the Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist, is delighted to announce the fourth annual Summer Scares reading list, …
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