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The Best Romance Beach Reads

04 Aug 2022 The Best Romance Beach Reads What better than a romance book to accompany you on your next beach vacation? If you like romances full of steam, dreams, and a little bit of drama then these new romance reads are for you! Here Lies North by Ava Harrison …
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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read

26 Jul 2022 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 Paige Dearth, S. …
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Interview with William A

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Diary of an Atmospheric Sailor? My inspiration for writing Diary of an Atmospheric Sailor was a book I bought at Barnes and Noble that was heavily promoted as steampunk science fiction, but I thought it missed the mark. (I …
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Super Vacation: A Comic Book Travel Guide

We’re well into summer now, and you know what that means: vacation time! Have you made any plans yet? A trip to the beach, perhaps, or a week in some historic city? That may be nice, but wouldn’t it be even cooler if you could really take some time away …
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Interview with S. R. Leinbeck, Author of Detective Richard Nolan

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Detective Richard Nolan (Complete Series)? I took an online course to improve my writing. The final project was to write a short story. I loved the characters and had so much more to write. I decided to turn it …
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12 Fantastic Early Chapter Books for Beginning Readers

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I remember well the transition from picture books to early chapter books in my daughter’s reading life. After years of reading aloud to her, we had both grown to love snuggling together on …
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Books That Fictionalize Real Historical Figures

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books that fictionalize real historical figures are pretty common in historical fiction. Although they are still fictional, they offer a fascinating insight into real lives and the period in which these people lived. …
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Hopeful Stories about Hard Times: Picture Books to Help Kids

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Hopeful stories for kids are so necessary right now. After all, it isn’t an easy time to exist in the world. I feel perma-stressed, and it gets worse each time I check Twitter …
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Interview with Cyn Mackley, Author of Camelot West Virginia

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Camelot West Virginia? It’s jointly inspired by growing up in Appalachia and by the work I’ve done as a crime reporter in that region of Ohio. It is also inspired by my love of Arthurian legend and Appalachian folklore. …
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20 Must-Read Queer Books to Get Excited About in the

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Every year, a ton of queer books come out during Pride Month. I lost track of how many it was this year, but a quick glance at my new release spreadsheet (yes, I …
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Listen To Me: Start Your Audiobooks All Over Again

Many readers, when they hear about audiobooks for the first time, or when someone encourages them to try them out, often show concern about the medium. They worry that consuming a book in this manner will be something difficult to do, or not give them the same joy reading in …
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Should We Still Study Shakespeare? An Exploration

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Should we still study Shakespeare? There isn’t a simple answer. For one thing, it depends what is meant by “study” — perhaps a better question, at least as far as answerability goes, is …
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Interview with R.M. Schultz, Author of Knights, Witches, and the

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Knights, Witches, and the Missing? I love epic fantasy, but often get bogged down during the travels in those books when encountering and fighting random monsters to keep the pace going. Also when those books get up to around …
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Interview with Jillian David, Author of Fallen Comrade

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Fallen Comrade? This is going to sound bizarre, but when hubs and I moved into our home several years ago, there was a bench in the walk-in closet that hid a storage space below it. I started thinking, what’s …
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Interview with Sophie Barnes, Author of Mr

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Mr. Grier and The Governess? I began developing the Brazen Beauties trilogy when some of my readers requested historical romance novels with older couples. And since I wanted my three leading ladies to stand out from each other, each …
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Books Like the Movie NOPE

So you’ve seen Jordan Peele’s Nope and you’re looking for what to read next? Here are a few ideas. Warning: minor spoilers connected to the themes of the movie Nope to follow. You’re probably here because, like me, you haven’t been able to stop thinking about Nope, the latest film …
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Interview with Lindsay Buroker, Author of The Princess Paradigm

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Princess Paradigm? I’ve long been a fan of elves (the first fantasy books I fell in love with were R. A. Salvatore’s Drizzt books), so when I started thinking of doing fantasy romance, it was natural to want …
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