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Interview with Emma V

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Sunken City? I’ve always had an obsession with the water; I grew up in Chicago, next to Lake Michigan, and I was a competitive springboard diver for a long time. The idea for this novel was born over …
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Interview with Davina Stone, Author of The Felicity Theory

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Felicity Theory? I love road trips. I love the grumpy meets sunshine trope, it always lends itself to all kinds of misadventures. And I totally love the shared bed trope. And finally, I love the idea of two …
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Idaho’s Book Ban Bill Will Likely Not Be Heard in

Though House Bill 666 in Idaho passed this week, it most likely won’t be heard in the Senate, rendering it dead. The bill would criminalize librarians were children to borrow “objectionable” content from libraries. “I think it’s mischief, and something that doesn’t need to happen,” said Senate President Pro Tem …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 10, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. A Court of Thorns and Roses in Dramatized GraphicAudio! Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by NEW A Court of Thorns and Roses in Dramatized GraphicAudio! Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 The Veiled …
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Pride, Prejudice, And Peril: How Is Asian Fiction Exposing The

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Democracies are a fragile affair. The pride of the ruling class, the prejudice of the majority, and the perils of the underprivileged are all part and parcel of the crumbling structures of our …
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Interview with Anna Dahland, Author of Swedish Again

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Swedish Again: a memoir of motherhood and identity? I had one of those “life is stranger than fiction” experiences, and when it was over, my friends urged me to write it down! Briefly, I ended up back in Sweden, …
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Interview with Monica Murphy, Author of A Million Kisses in

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime? A variety of little pieces came together to inspire this book. I planned on starting a different book about a different Lancaster but this one came to my mind (Crew) and demanded to …
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Summary and Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Book review and synopsis for Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, an eventful family drama about two siblings whose mother reveals their family history to them in her will. Synopsis Black Cake is about two siblings, Benny and Byron, who reunite after their mother has recently passed away. They learn that …
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Inspiring Interior Design Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I’m gonna be honest: I’m kind of obsessed with interior design books right now. While I love the ones that show a bunch of beautiful homes and might make great coffee table books, …
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Interview with Nurit and Rami Harpaz, Authors of Letters From

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Letters From Captivity : The Israeli Pilot and his Wife? This book is actually an epistolary novel. Using the authentic letters exchanged between Rami and myself while he was in captivity in Egypt. Throughout the years of Rami’s captivity …
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Why I Used to Be Scared of Poetry (But Can’t

Poetry. When I was really young (I’m talking grammar school age) I loved the stuff. Silly poems about dudes in bathtubs, nursery rhymes, that ridiculous “red is for roses” stuff. It was fun. I mean, who doesn’t love playing with rhymes? Surely I can’t be the only one who cherishes …
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Bookish Newsletters Are a Throwback to Book Blogging And I

It was somewhere around 2006 when I first learned what blogging was, and it didn’t take long for me to set up my very own, learning in the process all about HTML and coding before I knew what coding was. My first site was a book blog, one I maintained …
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Horror Where the Supernatural Takes a Back Seat

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. After reading an advance copy of Claire Kohda’s Woman, Eating back in October (don’t worry; it’s finally out next month), I did what I usually do when a book sticks with me: I …
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Interview with Brenda Trim, Author of Magical Complications

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Magical Complications? When I initially decided to start writing in the Paranormal Women’s Fiction genre, I developed a group of friends that went through a midlife magical crisis and this book is from Aislinn’s point of view when her …
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Julius Caesar in Modern and Contemporary Literature

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Quick! Name a historical figure from 2,000 years ago whose likeness also appears on a pizza box. Julius Caesar. The answer is Julius Caesar. March 15, or the Ides of March, is Julius Caesar’s stabbing …
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Interview with Kieron Holland, Author of As Thick As Thieves,

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write As Thick As Thieves, The Price of Infamy? I just love period adventures and fantasy adventures. I have been into them all my life. I am also into crime fiction and heist stories, and this was an attempt to …
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What Fictional Character Are You? A Quiz

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. What fictional character are you? Have you ever wondered? If so — or if you are just bored and want to take a fun quiz — these 15 questions will help answer the …
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A Review of Filthy Figments: An Erotic Comics Website

For as long as people have been making comics, people have been making erotic comics. Luckily for us, we live in the blessed age of the internet, which means we live in the age of the webcomic. While webcomics have been around in some form or another since the 1980s, …
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Why Didn’t The New York State Education Department Defend Its

In celebration of Read Across America Day, schools and libraries championed favorite books in a giant celebration of all things reading. Among the participants on social media was the New York State Education Department. Several employees had their photos taken with a book they love, alongside a short statement of …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 11, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Macmillan eDeals Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Macmillan eDeals. Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Get This Deal $2.99 The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin …
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Interview with Denise Daye, Author of Under Covers

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Under Covers? I often find myself rooting for unlikely couples when I watch TV, so I try to offer this theme to readers who are right there with me. What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same …
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Interview with Daniel Sherrier, Author of The Silver Stranger

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Silver Stranger? I reread the first appearance of Spider-Man from 1962 and noticed how it reads almost like a supervillain origin story until the twist at the end. That got me thinking about how some superheroes are not …
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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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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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