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Anita Hughes Fills Your Summer with Romance and Adventure in ‘Emerald Coast’

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At BookTrib, we are constantly searching for the best ways to connect readers with writers, opening their eyes and worlds to fresh ideas! This is how we came across a wonderful group known as the Tall Poppies, who are not only avid readers, but extremely talented writers as well! This is the second installment of our weekly Tall Poppies book review series, and more are on the way! Beautiful people, idyllic destinations, page-turning plots: it’s tempting to call Anita Hughes’ novels escapist. Of course, they are—but they also happen to be much more. I’ve been a fan of Hughes’ fiction since her debut, Monarch Beach; Hughes has a breezy way of writing that pulls you in from the first page, and even…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Allan Topol and The Italian Divide

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When prominent Italian banker Frederico Castiglione is murdered in an apparent jewelry robbery gone wrong, things are not what they seem. Former CIA Director Craig Page is enjoying his new life as Italian race car driver Enrico Marino―but when he hears that his friend and sponsor has been found dead, he suspects foul play. Shortly after Castiglione’s death, Italian banker Andrew Goldoni is asked to sell―or else. When he refuses, his daughter goes missing. Craig embarks on an investigation to solve the riddles underlying Castiglione’s murder and rescue Goldoni’s daughter, but the pieces don’t quite fit. The murderers are Russian, but the takeovers are based in China, and somehow Roberto Parelli, the Italian separatist candidate for President, is involved. With…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with K.M. Weiland and Storming: A Dieselpunk Adventure Novel

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In the high-flying, heady world of 1920s aviation, brash pilot Robert “Hitch” Hitchcock’s life does a barrel roll when a young woman in an old-fashioned ball gown falls from the clouds smack in front of his biplane. As fearless as she is peculiar, Jael immediately proves she’s game for just about anything, including wing-walking in his struggling airshow. In return for her help, she demands a ride back home . . . to the sky. Hitch thinks she’s nuts—until he steers his plane into the midst of a bizarre storm and nearly crashes into a strange airship like none he’s ever run afoul of, an airship with the power to control the weather. Caught between a corrupt sheriff and dangerous…

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Spartan Up! Monty Halls Reveals Our Inner Savage

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When you take away the comforts of home, what is left? That’s the question Monty Halls set out to answer when he stranded himself on a remote Scottish island. It wasn’t long until Halls learned that in order to survive he’d have to look at his surroundings and trust his own instincts. After all, as Halls points out, we’re never more than seven meals away from becoming a savage. For his full experience, listen to the Spartan Up! Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off…

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Ellen Roth dreams up a bewitching fairy tale for adults in Ten Fingers Touching

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The recent success of the new Cinderella movie teaches us one crucial thing: everyone loves a fairy tale. But for adults, it’s not always easy to find a book that captures the magic and romance of those classic stories we grew up on while still appealing to a more mature audience. This is why we’re so drawn to Ellen Roth’s Ten Fingers Touching, a new book that combines love, adventure, and breathtaking illustrations. Roth’s mature fairy tale tells the story of Martak and Marianna as they fall in love and fight the forces of Evil as he tries to defeat Good. Not only is it an epic tale, but the book is filled with lush, colorful drawings by John Blumen.…

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Christopher Rice and Dani Pettrey dish on their new books!

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See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.   Dear Reader, Do you remember the exhilaration you felt watching Indiana Jones on the big screen? How about Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, or Tomb Raider? That’s what I hope you will experience in Sabotaged: the thrill of adventure, the excitement of travel to far-off places, the romance of falling in love, and the heroism of saving the day. The beauty of a good novel is that all you have to do is flip the page and you open the door to adventure! To enter to win one of five copies of…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Andrew Gross and No Way Back

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No Way Back is a thrilling page-turner from Andrew Gross, the New York Times bestselling author of15 Seconds and The Blue Zone. One woman is framed for a horrific crime, and desperate to prove her innocence. A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends in a shocking murder. Wendy Gould is an average mom—and the only witness. Nanny Lauritzia Velez knows a shocking secret that could prove to be deadly. Both of their lives in danger, this unlikely pair must work together against a network of dangerous men who want nothing more than to see them dead. A fast-paced, riveting tale with strong, compelling characters, No Way Back is an edge-of-your-seat read with nonstop action and a complex mystery.…

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Live Interview: Mike Bond talks socially-conscious thriller THE LAST SAVANNA, and his real-life experiences fighting elephant poachers in Africa

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Back by popular demand, bestselling author and wildlife conservationist Mike Bond joined us for another fascinating chat on BookTrib. Viewers tuned in to ask him questions about his new socially-conscious thriller, THE LAST SAVANNA, and his real-life experiences fighting elephant poachers in Africa. LAST SAVANNA Adventure Survival Kit, full of survival and backpacking essentials and your very own copy of Mike Bond’s latest thriller. MIKE BOND Aired LIVE January 28, 2014: 4:00 PM (ET) The Last Savanna As ivory poachers are gunning down Africa’s last elephants, former SAS officer Ian MacAdam leads a commando squad against them. He pursues the poachers through jungled mountains and searing deserts, only to find they have kidnapped a young archaeologist, Rebecca Hecht, whom he once loved and…

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Why we love adventure

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As a kid I was often late for dinner because I was wandering the forest and didn’t want to come home. It was a huge forest of low rolling hills, stony ridges, valleys and swamps, alive with bear, deer, raccoons, cottonmouths, water moccasins and hundreds of other wild species – an absolute Paradise for a boy of eight. Day after day I’d find new valleys, climb a different rocky outcrop to a new vista and then want to go there, beyond that vista and see what could be seen from there. It’s always been the same – to reach an unknown spot then see the distant rocky horizon and wonder what’s over that mountain range. What undiscovered country lies beyond,…

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