Showing posts from April, 2018

Season of Stories, SYNC, and more . . .

Here are some links you might want to know about:
The summer of FREE audiobooks has begun! Check out my post about it here:

Season of Stories has been going on for a few weeks now, but you can still sign up for it.

Sir Anthony having a bit of fun.
Meet the author of The Girl Who Smiled Beads. This book sounds amazing! 

Find out what Paula McLain is reading.

Fall in love with audiobooks with SYNC's summer of FREE #audiobooks

Fall in love with audiobooks this summer with SYNC's summer of FREE audiobooks. You read that right: FREE. We're huge audiobook fans in my house and we've enjoyed this program over the past few years. I have two (at times) reluctant readers. Audiobooks has helped open the door to exploring new books by making reading fun. The right narrator can make a book come to life like never before. 
With those of you who are unfamiliar with SYNC, here's the deal:
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 26, 2018, SYNC will give away (aka FREE) two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.  
SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. In advance of accessing the program, download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go! *The app is FREE too! I've downloaded it on my computer since the files can be large …

Review: The Elizas by Sara Shepard

THE ELIZAS by Sara Shapard
Hardcover: Atria | ISBN: 9781501162770 | On sale: April 17, 2018 | 352 pages | $26.99 eBook: Atria | ISBN: 9781501162794 | On sale: April 17, 2018 | 352 pages | $13.99
When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it’s just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness.

Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it upon herself to investigate. But as the publication date for her novel draws closer, Eliza finds more questions than answers. Like why are her editor, agent, and family mixing up events from her novel with events from her life? Her novel is completely fictional, isn’t it?

The deeper Eliza goes into her investigation while struggling with memory loss, the closer her life starts to resemble her novel, until the line between reality and fiction starts to blur and she can no longer tell where her protagonist’s life ends and hers begi…

Mary Shelley Official Trailer and Six Picks: Debuts and Historical Fiction

I am looking forward to watching this movie! 

Looking for a new book? Check out Six Picks

SYNC audiobooks, Literary Telephone Pictionary, and How the Romance Genre Empowers

SYNC 2018—year 9—launches April 26th and ends July 25th! They will be giving away 26 titles—two paired audiobook downloads a week. This year's authors include Kwame Alexander, Jazz Jennings, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

These audiobooks are FREE to download. All you need to do is go to and sign up. Easy. Peasy. Lemon Squeazy! 

Check out this year's selection:

If you haven't tried audiobooks before, now is the time! 

#Giveaway: The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems....

Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.

Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee--something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past.

Sugar's stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother's seem…

Why Kill the Innocent?

WHY KILL THE INNOCENT  (Berkley Hardcover; April 3, 2018; $26)
In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Where the Dead Lie, a brutal murder draws Sebastian St. Cyr into the web of the royal court, where intrigue abounds and betrayal awaits.
WHY KILL THE INNOCENT transports readers to 1814, during the height of a frigid London winter. Lady Devlin literally stumbles upon trouble when she trips over a cadaver on a snowy city street. She soon realizes that the body belongs to the royal princess’s music instructor, and that murder is to blame. As the winter air turns bitterly cold, the brooding and contemplative Sebastian finds a chilling number of potential suspects, all with ample reason to kill the brilliant musician. Which of them forced Ambrose to take her final bow?

Praise for Why Kill the Innocent
“The best St. Cyr yet.”—Booklist

“The mystery highlights the circumscribed course of women’s lives of the Regency era while exposing the rot that underlies the pe…

Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman Giveaway

Behind every closed door is an open secret. . .  A Most Anticipated Book of 2018 of InStyle, Elite Daily, PopSugar, and HelloGiggles
OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES By ABBI WAXMAN, author of The Garden of Small Beginnings

Praise for Abbi Waxman & Other People’s Houses
“Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author EMILY GIFFIN
“Charming yet provocative. . . . This is a voyeuristic (in a nice way) and humorous trip through what is usually hidden behind closed doors. Waxman is a master at purveying the wry humor that rides just below the surface of even the tough times. An immensely enjoyable read.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A smart, thoughtful look at marriage and suburbia.”—PopSugar
“Once again, [Waxman] manages to take a far-reaching topic and sprinkle it with spicy dialogue, adorable kids, and characters who feel like best friends. . . Recommend to those who like to turn pages quickly without sacrificing complex characters.”—Booklist
“We absolutely adored [The …