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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Andrew Gross, Author of Everything to Lose

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  “The reader will develop an emotional attachment to the heroine and hope she finds a way to save herself…very clever.” — RT Book Reviews   “Heart-stopping climax.”  — Publishers Weeky    “Andy Gross is a master of no-nonsense, good, old-fashioned suspense” —  Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author   “If there are tricks of the trade, Gross has learned them all. He writes with seeming ease, offering no fancy stylistic tics, no overwrought prose, no melodrama, just a menacing tale with effective twists, perfect pacing, intriguing characters, and heart-gripping suspense.” —  Library Journal ANDREW GROSS is the author of New York Times bestsellers Reckless, The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, Don’t Look Twice, Eyes Wide Open, 15 Seconds…

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Finding words for the opposite of loneliness

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Like too many writers and artistic voices before her, Marina Keegan left too soon. Five days after graduating magna cum laude from Yale, Keegan—who had a play to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker—died in a car accident at age 22. Her last essay, and the title of her posthumous collection, “The Opposite of Loneliness” went viral, receiving more 1.4 million hits after being published in The Yale Daily News. Despite her age, Keegan left behind a treasure trove of prose that captures her generation’s hopes, uncertainties, and possibilities. The Opposite of Loneliness (Scribner, April 8), a book in which Publishers Weekly declares that Keegan “brings self-awareness to…

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Secret lives and uncensored poems of maximum security inmates

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Poems written by people who usually have no voice in our society and spend a large part of their lives in behind bars are presented in the new book, How to Survive a Bullet to the Heart: Secret Lives and Uncensored Confessions of Maximum Security Prison Inmates, which publishes April 21 during National Poetry Month. The book is the result of a successful prison education program taught by bestselling fiction and nonfiction author John Wareham who prompts inmates to write about their emotional and intellectual journeys from the moment of their crime to the moment of their release. Here are two of the poems from Wareham’s program.   QUESTIONS By Sheldon Arnold Who am I? What have I done? I…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with M.J. Rose, Author of The Collector of Dying Breaths

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THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS Florence, Italy—1533: An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, René brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fra­grances and potent medicines—and a formula for an alchemic process said to have the poten­tial to reanimate the dead. From the internationally bestselling author, a lush and imaginative novel that crisscrosses time as passion and obsessions collide In France, René becomes not only the greatest perfumer in the country, but also the most dangerous, creating deadly poisons for his Queen to use against her rivals. But while mixing herbs…

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STEAL THE NORTH is vocally graceful and fearlessly intimate

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Vocally graceful and fearlessly intimate, STEAL THE NORTH is a striking portrait of modern identity, faith, family, and love in all of its forms. In their starred review, Booklist said of the book’s plot and characters: “Bergstrom’s magnetic debut resonates on several levels, but first and foremost it is a poignant story of the love between two mismatched teens… The reader becomes involved in this thoroughly engaging first novel’s denouement because of how perceptively Bergstrom has drawn her central characters.” With visceral writing and engaging characters, reminiscent of Ann Patchett and Sue Monk Kidd, Heather Brittain Bergstrom has delivered a novel that will appeal to literary and commercial readers alike, especially those who enjoy YA and Women’s fiction. “Bergstrom has…

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Live Interview with Cym Lowell, Author of JASPAR’S WAR

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JASPAR’S WAR Greenwich, Connecticut socialite Jaspar Moran has it all-a magnificent estate, two beautiful children and a loving husband, Trevor, serving as the Secretary of the Treasury. Protected, admired and living in the lap of luxury, Jaspar is reeling from the news that her government jet has crashed just as her children vanish without a trace. An ominous message warns her to keep silent about her husband’s role in the President’s economic plan. Or else. Determined to save her children, she’ll go to hell and back, form alliances with assassins, traitors and Mafioso, and commit unspeakable acts-if that’s what it takes. With alarms sounding around the world, hunted from all sides, and unsure of who to trust, she finds herself…

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6 Most Quotable Lines of Poetry

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There are some lines of poetry so evocative that once read they resonate in the heart and mind forever. To celebrate National Poetry Month, the poetry nerds at BookTrib have gathered some of the most quotable lines from the great poets. This is just a sampling—your favorite line of poetry might be missing. If it is, please share it with us in the comments section. If we get several good ones we might just do another round of poetry memes. When great work is shared everyone benefits.

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Video: Missed It? Interview with John Wareham, Author of HOW TO SURVIVE A BULLET TO THE HEART

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HOW TO SURVIVE A BULLET TO THE HEART An Amazing New Life Changer: With breathtaking honesty, long-term prison inmates share their emotional voyages from violent crime to incarceration, despair to hope, vice to virtue and lawlessness to love. Their exhilarating transformations are reported in powerful prose and rhyme poems, and happen in a 13-week class led by top corporate coach John Wareham, who brings the reader right into the classroom, and offers profound insights into each aspect of the astonishing journey. JOHN WAREHAM created the Eagles Foundation in 1996. An unpaid volunteer, Wareham regularly presents the Taking Wings program in New York prisons. Students’ low recidivism rate is unrivaled. John’s pro bono work is funded by his human resource practice which…

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Secrets and lies: An excerpt from Scottoline’s KEEP QUIET

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New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline is loved by millions of readers for her suspenseful novels about family and justice. Scottoline delivers once again with Keep Quiet, an emotionally gripping and complex story about one man’s split-second decision to protect his son – and the devastating consequences that follow. Jake Buckman’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare.…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Lori Foster, Author of DASH OF PERIL

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 “Lori upends her tried-and-true romantic suspense thriller format for the satisfying fourth Love Undercover novel [and]…skillfully balances steamy seduction and police work as Margo and Dash learn to be a team in and out of the bedroom.”  ― Publishers Weekly DASH OF PERIL A no-nonsense female cop reluctantly teams up with the one man who makes her lose control in a deliciously sensual new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster. “Intense, edgy and hot. Lori Foster delivers everything you’re looking for in a romance.”    ― New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz on Hard to Handle To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret “Margo” Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial…

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The CAPTAIN AMERICA cheat sheet from the BookTrib Nerd Squad

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You’ve agreed to go see the new Captain America movie with your offspring/BFF/main squeeze/parental unit but you’re just not sure who is who. The redhead is the Black Widow? How does that work? Why does everyone keep mentioning what happened in New York? And what put the guy with the eye patch in such a bad mood? Well, wonder no more. Our resident experts on nerd culture have assembled this easy primer on who’s who in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  We’ll have you sounding like a fanboy or girl in no time. So go ahead, study up, there might be a quiz. Captain America, a.k.a., Steve Rogers: You can’t miss him—he’s the big guy with the star in the middle…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Ariel Lawhon, Author of THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS

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    “More meticulously choreographed than a chorus line. It all pays off.” –THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW     THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS A wickedly entertaining novel that reconstructs one of America’s most famous unsolved mysteries–the disappearance of Justice Joseph Crater in 1930–as seen through the eyes of the three women who knew him best: his wife, his maid, and his mistress. Representing three very different walks of life, Stella, Ritzi and Maria reveal a New York City brimming with seediness and contradictions, a place where women are second-class citizens and greed and desire permeate the lives of those who live on both sides of the law. “Inspired by a real-life unsolved mystery, this mesmerizing novel features characters…

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Video: Missed It? After Dark with Julie Kenner and Caress of Darkness

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Appearing LIVE December 16, 2014 8pET Right here on BookTrib. Don’t take the risk – get on the list for a reminder the morning of her event. Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures. Her most recent…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Mike Bond, Author of HOUSE OF JAGUAR

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House of Jaguar A tense, dangerous thriller of CIA operations in Latin America, guerrilla wars, drug flights, environmental catastrophes and genocides. Shot down over the Guatemalan jungle with a planeload of marijuana, Vietnam veteran Joe Murphy gets caught up in the country’s brutal Civil War, and in an attack on a Mayan village by the Guatemalan Army and its CIA “advisors”. Badly injured, he escapes on a nightmare trek through the jungle, hunted by the Army, the CIA, and death squads. He is healed by guerrilla doctor Dona Villalobos, falls in love with her and tries to save her from the War’s widening horror of insanity, tragedy, and death. Based on the author’s personal experience as a human rights and…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Holly Peterson, Author of THE IDEA OF HIM

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  “Holly Peterson’s THE IDEA OF HIM is the perfect novel if you want to plunge into great dialogue, a twisting and unexpected plot, shady Wall Street schemes, betrayal, girl friends.. and sex. It is unputdownable.” –Lesley Stahl, CBS News 60 Minutes Anchor THE IDEA OF HIM Have you ever wanted someone, something, so badly to be true that you’d overlook every shred of evidence to the contrary? Enter Wade Crawford – the dazzling, urbane, hotshot magazine editor of Meter. With gorgeous hazel eyes, strong shoulders, a chiseled face, and long blondish hair, he was everything that Allie ever thought she wanted in a man and a husband. Until she realized he was anything but. The Idea of Him, the…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Jason Mott, Author of THE RETURNED, inspired the new ABC series “Resurrection”

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“In his exceptional debut novel, poet Mott brings drama, pathos, joy, horror, and redemption to a riveting tale.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review “This book offers a beautifully written and emotionally astute lens at our world gone awry….Poet and debut author Mott has written a breathtaking novel that navigates emotional minefields with realism and grace.” -Kirkus, starred review “Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That’s what all the Returned were.” Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their…

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