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Interview with Avi Datta, Author of The Winding

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Winding (Time Corrector Series book 1)? In 1994, I dreamed of speaking with a girl fluently in Japanese. But this dream seemed like a past life set in the future. I ignored it and dived into the world …
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Interview with H.Y. Hanna, Author of Wrongfully Infused

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Wrongfully Infused (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries Book 11)? This book is the 11th title in my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, which is inspired by my own time studying at the famous university and living in the beautiful, historic city of Oxford …
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Interview with David Boito, Author of Valley Fliers

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Valley Fliers? I live near a miniature airfield in the San Fernando Valley and frequently ride my bike past there. I would stop to watch the remote control “rc” pilots fly maneuvers and I thought it made a really …
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June 2022 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Feb 7th, 2022 (Last Updated Feb 7th, 2022) Notable upcoming books to be published in June 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: For the Throne (Wilderwood #2)Hannah F. WhittenWhat It’s About: The First Daughter is …
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Interview with Matilda Adler, Author of A Killer Opening

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Killer Opening? I’ve always loved mysteries. My mother gave me an Agatha Christie as a Christmas stocking filler when I was nine, and of course, we sat on the sofa together every week watched Poirot and Miss Marple …
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Interview with John Hundley, Author of Half Human

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Half Human: Spaceship Huey Adventures Book One? My urban fantasy protagonist was left at the end of the series with the ghost of his ex-lover in his mind for the remainder of his thousand year lifespan. I wanted to …
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Interview with Eleanor Chance, Author of Delicate Brushstrokes

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Delicate Brushstrokes? I’ve been fascinated with the Renaissance era since I was young, and I read Irving Stone’s The Agony and the Ecstasy multiple times. When I later became a writer and read Girl with a Pearl Earring by …
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How Are Libraries Recognizing Black History Month?

In February (the shortest month of the year), we celebrate Black History Month in the U.S. (P.S. I discovered only last year that the Brits celebrate in October.) There are various ways we can celebrate, including attending events (virtually, probably, in 2022), reading books, seeing speakers, holding concerts, and having …
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Interview with Emma Lynden, Author of The Holiday Plan

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Holiday Plan? The story behind the story is basically written right in! Chapter One of The Holiday Plan begins with an author receiving a rejection letter for her latest romance novel manuscript right on Valentine’s Day – which …
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Sweet Valentine’s Bookmarks for Your Bookish Sweetheart

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. My sweetie is a pretty classic Valentine’s Day giver: I can count on flowers and chocolate, plus a smoochero or two. He’d never buy me a book because A) he thinks I have …
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The Case for Writing Letters

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I’ve always loved reading letters. Whether they are addressed to me or to somebody else, whether they are real or fictitious, there is something special about being privy to a person’s thoughts and …
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#SuperheroProblems: So You’ve Been Invited Out to Hollywood

Almost everyone dreams of big-screen stardom at some point in their lives, and it turns out superheroes are no exception. When Hollywood bigwigs come a-knockin’ with grand plans to build their next blockbuster around someone’s super-exploits, our heroes are usually more than happy to oblige — if only so they …
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Interview with Roxanne Rhaman, Author of That’s Our Brother

02 Feb 2022 What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write That’s Our Brother? After working on That’s My Sister and getting requests for a sequel, I really started thinking about it and Kacie’s story just came to mind! What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it …
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The Story Behind Damaged Grump by Nicole Snow

Lessons for life from a steamy new office rom com that will break your heartstrings: Don’t insult a handsome stranger in a first-class lounge. Not even when you overhear him breaking every moral fiber in your being. Don’t take a dream job that’s way too good to be true. There’s …
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Anatomy, A Love Story: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz. Quick(-ish) Recap In 1817 in Scotland, Hazel is …
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My Least Favorite Batman Comic

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Batman will always hold a special place in my heart as the first superhero I ever loved. The ’60s TV series almost single-handedly turned me into the superhero/comic book nerd I am today. …
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Summary and Review: Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

Book review and synopsis for Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz, a historical fiction novel set in Scotland in the early 1800s about a girl who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Synopsis Set in Scotland in the early 1800s, Anatomy: A Love Story is centered around Hazel Sinnett, an …
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Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read

03 Feb 2022 Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read | February 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 Matilda Adler, Brandon Kimbrough, Dean Koontz, …
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Romance Reads You’ll Love

03 Feb 2022 Romance Reads You’ll Love | February 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 Molly Jebber, Nicole Snow, Eleanor Chance, Emma Lynden, R.S. Grey, and Ashley Jade. Enjoy your new …
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The Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Reads of the First Half

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In all honesty, it took a bit for me to get into historical fiction. As a girl that has always loved her fantasy and romance, for some reason historical reads were never first …
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20 Best Books with Asian American Protagonists (for Adults)

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Feb 1st, 2022 (Last Updated Feb 2nd, 2022) Many fantastic novels and books with Asian American protagonists have been published, especially in the last few years. It’s been a noticeable trend since before, when it came to Asian representation, there were largely only historical fiction …
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