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43 Thrillers: Everything You Need To Know For This Fall

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As a reviewer and insider, Ryan Steck has been called “the Godfather of the thriller genre.” In this first contributed piece to BookTrib, Ryan names every thriller hitting the bookshelves this fall that genre aficionados should know about. Visit Ryan at www.therealbookspy.com. With half of this summer’s biggest titles already in bookstores, we’re turning our attention to fall, which is shaping up to be action-packed and full of suspense. Anytime you get new books starring Mitch Rapp, Harry Bosch, James Bond, Jack Reacher, and Stephanie Plum over the course of just a couple months, you know it’s going to be a good time. Check out all the must-read thrillers coming out this fall below. Happy reading!   Red War(Atria)by Kyle Mills Release…

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The 10 Best Science Thrillers Ever Written: Jon Land’s Picks

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So my latest Caitlin Strong thriller, Strong to the Bone, is heavily based in science, particularly bio-engineering, after clinical trials for a groundbreaking anti-rejection drug go horribly wrong. That results in bad guys, really bad guys, ending up in possession of what could be the ultimate weapon. So I got to thinking about the genesis of thrillers at least reasonably grounded in scientific principals, and I came up with a list of books to which I can only hope Strong to the Bone, to be published on December 5, 2017 by Forge Books, will be compared favorably. The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton What can I say? This is the grandfather of the entire genre by the man who practically invented…

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Dean Koontz, Peter Lerangis, and More Discuss the Power of Words for National Bullying Prevention Month

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October may be the season of Jack-O-Lanterns, candy corn, and ghost stories—but for many, it’s also an opportunity to address a pervasive social issue: bullying. Often a learned and cyclical behavior, bullying affects more than 1 in 5 students in the USA. It’s a statistic that PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center has worked tirelessly to reduce since launching their first anti-bullying campaign in 2006. Every October, they educate schools, businesses, and communities across the country about bullying prevention and promoting inclusion. Their efforts span from hosting support walks and online pledges to advocating for improved student protection laws. Books, too, can play a role in the movement by being champions for diverse voices. Such stories can broaden children’s understanding of the world…

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Just the Right Book! Podcast: Episode 38: Dean Koontz

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Just the Right Book! Podcast, hosted by Roxanne Coady of Connecticut’s acclaimed, award-winning, independent bookseller R.J. Julia, is now available on BookTrib.com, the premier website where readers meet writers. The podcast and BookTrib are both dedicated to helping readers find their next favorite read and this pairing will open up a world of great possibilities. Dean Koontz joins Roxanne Coady in this special episode of Just the Right Book! to discuss a variety of subjects in the novel world, such as his writing process, what his wife thinks of his books, and his relationship with his alcoholic father. Dean Koontz has had a wonderful career that spans almost five decades, with fourteen novels that reached the number one spot on…

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The Top 10 June Books to Read as You Soak up the Sun

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The birds are chirping, the sun is out (finally), and June is in full swing. It might not be warm enough to jump into a pool yet (at least for some of us), but we’re so close to the heart of summer that we can almost taste those BBQs. That also means it’s the perfect month to soak up some much-needed sun with a good book. Or 10. Yep, June books are here and there’s a pile on our nightstand that says we’ve got some amazing reads waiting for us. Diana Gabaldon, anyone?! Here are the June books that we can’t wait to dive into: Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte Press, June 27, 2017) Fans of…

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