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From Writing Advice to The Literary Dating Show. Check out these clips!

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Advice for aspiring writers 


Julie Klam presents THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER 


Patrick Bateman (AMERICAN PSYCHO) & Amy Dunne (GONE GIRL) | BOUND, the literary dating show


Jamie Ford (author of Love and Other Consolation Prizes) | What I'm Reading


The writing tools authors can't live without

Author Christopher Rice (RAMSES THE DAMNED) on the ideal writing space and taking risks


Author Erin Chack (THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING) on simple words and bookmarks


Review: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz

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Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe Hardcover, 240 pages Published October 17th 2017 by St. Martin's Press ISBN 1250141397 Available @ Amazon
Summary
Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her dad and little brother.
Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32 and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Soul Bound Excerpt and Narrator Interview

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Author: Jas T. Ward Narrator: Edward Mittelstedt Length: 8 hours 46 minutes Series: Soul Bound, Book 1 Publisher: JTW Publishing Released: Oct. 6, 2017 Genre: Paranormal Romance
Death May Be The End... But Love Doesn't Give A @&%#.


Murderer... Jace Camden is haunted by his past. One that has many believing he got away with murder. He's run from it, trying to start a new life in a new town. But his past hasn't let him escape and it's determined that his future will not be a long one. Death will demand it's due. And his late wife will make sure that debt is paid. Kitt Thomas' life is in a rut but that changed when she looked into the sad, haunted eyes of Jace Camden. Something about his wounded soul called to her--like a flicker in a very dark cave she should have had the sense not to step into. But his past will make sure she is no more part of Jace's future than life is. Because he's soul bound. And that's a bind that can only be broken by deat…

Review: Ready Player One

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline  June 5th 2012 | Broadway Books | 9780307887443
Summary It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. 
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune — and remarkable power — to whoever can unlock them. 
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved — that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in thi…

Do you #loveaudiobooks? Check out my recommendations and enter to win a few of your own.

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Holiday travel season is about to begin, so weather you're flying, driving, or taking the train, it's a great season for audiobooks A good audiobook speaks volumes. and if you need some help picking some out this holiday season, I have a few suggestions.


I know I recommend this series often, but it's just so awesome that it fits in practically every list I make. If you're traveling with kiddos, this audiobook would be perfect. Jim Dale narrates the entire series. He does an amazing job!




If you think the movie is great, you should read the book! Agatha Christie is the Queen of Mystery and it's no secret why. The girl knows how to write! There are many recordings of this book available, but the two narrators I would recommend are Dan Stevens (from Downton Abbey) and Kenneth Branagh. They both do an excellent job.





I've read Jane Eyre about ten times in my life, but I had never listened to it in audiobook format before. So this year, I decided to re-read Jane Eyre

Release Blitz of HOOKED ON A WITCH by Zoe Forward

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NEW BOOK RELEASE !! from award winning author Zoe Forward HOOKED ON A WITCH Zoe Forward Series: Keepers of the Veil Book 4
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: September 11, 2017 The witch hunter can't fall for the witch. Pleiades witch Shannon Randolph has been framed for a theft she didn't do. She has one week to return a stolen relic to the god it belongs or she will be executed. What's worse? Evil magic-wielding wackos are coming out of the woodwork after her to get it. But the biggest danger is Merck. This sexy, dangerous witch-hunter who understands all forms of magic might be her only hope. Enlisting his help may require she be a very naughty witch. The moment Shannon strolls back into Jason Merck's life he's in trouble. There's something about the witch he can't resist, but he must. The witch hunter cannot date the witch. Add to Goodreads "...an entertaining and spellbinding tale of two destined soul-mates overcoming incredib…

#Rosemarked Blitz #Giveaway

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Hi Everyone!
This is Livia Blackburne, and I'm thrilled to share ROSEMARKED with you at long last. There are a lot of elements to this book, including a love story, a spy story, reflections on trauma and mortality, medical ethics, and political intrigue.  Perhaps because of this, my research for the book was equally eclectic, from archery and stick fighting lessons, to chats with memory researchers and soldiers, and lots and lots of reading, including books about leper colonies, hospice care, and PTSD. Hopefully, I wove it all into an entertaining and thought-provoking story!
This story centers on Zivah, a talented healer with an incurable illness, and Dineas, a traumatized soldier. The two couldn't be more different, and I had a lot of fun writing their unlikely love story.  In order to work together, they both have to let go of their own prejudices and preconceptions. It's a painful process, with fights and misunderstandings, anger, laughter and tears, but in the end, the…

Review and Giveaway: Death in the Stacks

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Death in the Stacks (Library Lover's Mystery #8) By Jenn McKinlay November 14th 2017 | Berkley Books | 9780399583759

Summary
Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library's annual Dinner in the Stacks fund-raiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover's dream--it's the library's biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, the new library board president is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable. 
Although Olive Boyle acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success. But when Olive publicly threatens the library's newest hire, Paula, Lindsey cracks like an old book spine and throws Olive out of the library. 
The night of the fund-raiser, Lindsey dreads another altercation with Olive--but instead finds Paula crouched over Olive's dead body. Paula may have secrets, but Lindsey and the rest of the crafternooners know she's not the one…