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Fantasy Wins: 11 Novels by Female Authors Giving Us Book Fever

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A few months ago, we brought you 15 fantasy novels by female authors that are just electrifying the genre. Since then, even more female-written fantasies have — or are about to! — hit bookshelves, and we couldn’t be more excited. Here are the best of the best: 11 more fantasy novels by female authors that are definite must-reads: The Fate of the Tearling: Queen of the Tearling, Book 3, Erika Johansen (Harper, November 29, 2016) Johansen wraps up her successful Queen of Tearling series with the final installment of Kelsea Glynn’s story after she ascends to the throne. But Tear is still in turmoil, and it’s up to the strong leader to save her realm and her people. Closer to the…

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The Top 10 January Books Keeping Us in Hibernation Mode

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With the holidays behind us and the dark days of winter looming ahead, January is one of those months where we don’t particularly want to leave the house. Ever. Which is why it’s an excellent time to hunker down with that giant pile of novels you got for Christmas or an excuse to use those Amazon gift cards to buy a bunch of new January books to get you through the coming winter storms. Here are the top 10 new January books that we can’t wait to hibernate with: Carve the Mark, Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books, January 17, 2017) Roth follows up her bestselling young adult Divergent series with a love story set in space. This highly anticipated YA novel…

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Newest Giveaways From This Week’s Featured AuthorBuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, 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 dream of having a dragon of your own? Then come meet the sexy Highlander Dragon Kings. Rachel Marek is intent to expose the Dragon Kings to the world – until she meets suave, daring Asher. As the truth is revealed to her, she finds she’s fallen for him. Now only Asher can save her from an enemy out to destroy them both. Please write to [email protected] to win one of five copies. http://www.1001darknights.com/2016-books/donna-grant-dragon-fever/     Dear Reader, Winter Park is a darkly funny tale of two unlikely…

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Get FREE Books! Check out What AuthorBuzz Authors Have to Say

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Dear Reader, 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, With so many wonderful books published every week, how on earth do you choose a book that you know beforehand will be a sure fire good read, something you’ll enjoy and feel was time well spent? As an avid reader myself, I know the problem only too well so I’d like to tell you why I want to recommend Les Parisiennes, a book that tells true stories about ordinary women facing extreme life and death circumstances in Nazi-occupied Paris during WWII, a book that will challenge you to think: what would I…

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These Emmy Award Nominees Exist Thanks to 6 Amazing Books!

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The 68th Emmy Awards are right around the corner! Television is pretty easy to love, but it’s even easier to love when it comes attached to a little reading material. Plus, you know that here at BookTrib, we are completely obligated to only root for shows that are based on books (sorry Mr. Robot). So, without further ado, here are our favorite shows up for an Emmy (and the books they’re based on)!   A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Reprint, 2011) This first one is no secret. In fact, the divergences between HBO’s hit show and Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series have caused alternating bouts of outrage and curiosity from fans of the…

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If You Like Starz’ Outlander, You’ll Fall in Love with These 10 Books

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As a self-proclaimed Outlander junkie, I’m always on the lookout for different books that are just as romantic and compelling as my favorite series. Claire and Jamie are a force to be reckoned with, and it’s not easy to live up to that kind of love. Not to mention the historical details that Diana Gabaldon brings to the narrative, or her unique touches of fantasy and mystery. But over the years, I have found a few books that come close. Here they are, along with this guarantee: if you like Outlander, you’ll love these 10 books. Promise. Outlander Book Recommendations Into the Wilderness, Sara Donati (Delta, 2008) This is the first book in a series that Gabaldon herself recommends to readers — and…

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Check out What AuthorBuzz authors have to say! Get free books

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Dear Reader, 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, It’s been almost three years since the first installment of the Fixed Trilogy released. Since then it’s become an international phenomenon, an Amazon #1 bestseller, and one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Most Read book of 2014. Falling Under You is the latest in the series, showcasing the love affair of Norma Anders and Boyd Barrett. We’ve peeked at these characters throughout the series. Finally, the spotlight is on them. I’m giving away five copies!  Please write to [email protected] to win one of five copies. Laurelin Paige www.laurelinpaige.com http://www.1001darknights.com/2016-books/laurelin-paige-falling-under-you/…

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The Other, Other George R.R. Martin Series Comes to Television: Wild Cards

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Superheroes are clearly super hot right now. So is the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels, which is hot off its extremely well-received sixth season. “Hmm, if only there was a way to capitalize on the success of both these franchises…” one lonely television executive wondered wistfully. Well, some wishes do come true. As it turns out, Universal Cable Productions has acquired the exclusive rights to adapt Martin’s Wild Cards series for television. What is Wild Cards, you ask? Well, to call it Game of Thrones with superheroes would be an unfair boiling-down of a truly unique and fantastic tapestry of heroic science fiction-y novels and…

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Latest Giveaways From This Week’s Featured AuthorBuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, 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 What happens when a woman has a vision of the death of a man who could be her new employer? She takes the job to save his life, of course. But what she doesn’t wager on is the fact that she isn’t able to save her heart in the process. A marriage of convenience leads to so much more in a unique historical setting in The Lady Who saw Too Much. Email Lyrical Press at [email protected] to win one of five copies! http://www.thomasinerappold.com Dear Reader When you run a…

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Video: Missed It? Watch After Dark with Elisabeth Naughton and Unchained: An Eternal Guardians Novella

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PROMETHEUS – One of the keenest Titans to ever walk the earth. Until, that is, his weakness for the human race resulted in his imprisonment. For thousands of years, Prometheus’s only certainty was his daily torture at Zeus’s hand. Now, unchained by the Eternal Guardians, he spends his days in solitude, trying to forget the past. He’s vowed no allegiance in the war between mortal and immortal, but when a beautiful maiden seeks him out and begs for his help, he’s once again powerless to say no. Soon, Prometheus is drawn into the very conflict he swore to avoid, and, to save the maiden’s life, he must choose sides. But she has a secret of her own, and if Prometheus…

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These 15 Fantasy Novels by Female Authors are Electrifying the Genre

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Fantasy is everywhere these days, and I’m not complaining. I’ve always loved reading about other worlds, with their kings and queens and dragons and epic romances. When I was younger, most of the fantasy authors I would see on the shelves were men. These days, I’m happy to see that more and more female authors are being published within the genre. I might even go as far as to say we’re in a boom of female-driven fantasy. Thank God. While I could just put endless amounts of books in this list, here are 15 recent (or about-to-be released) fantasy novels I just can’t wait to read; all written by women, of course. Marked in Flesh (The Others #4), Anne Bishop (Roc, March…

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This Week’s Author Jill Hughes on the Butterfly Effect + Giveaway!

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Dear Reader, 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, I’m so excited to be releasing DOMINO EFFECT and BUTTERFLY EFFECT, the first two books in the sexy, suspenseful Domino Series! I was inspired to write these books one day when wondering what might happen if I set a romantic/erotic suspense story against today’s unstable, often violent geopolitics around the world. BUTTERFLY EFFECT picks up right where DOMINO EFFECT left off—heroine Nancy Delaney and her enigmatic romantic interest Peter Rostovich are trapped in the criminal underworld of the former Soviet Union, and death is on their heels? Can they…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books that Sent Us Straight to Fantasy Land

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Fantasy/urban fantasy, science fiction and dystopian genres are some of the hottest books available right now, especially in YA, and I’m going to be completely honest: I had a really hard time ranking these five amazing novels. From Gena Showalter to A.L. Davroe to Karen Marie Moning, I just couldn’t say a bad thing about any of them. That’s why you’ll find that the temp never dropped below 90° in this edition of Heat Index. Get ready to dive right in, because you’re going to want to immerse yourself in these worlds. Guile, Constance Cooper (Clarion Books, March 1, 2016) “Memorable, well-drawn characters…Those who like unusual fantasies will enjoy this and will identify with the appealing Yonie as she searches for her roots and a place…

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Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Bring Stephen King’s Magnum Opus to Life

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After years in film development purgatory, Stephen King’s epic 8-book series, The Dark Tower, will make its way to the silver screen. The book series, which revolves around a mysterious Clint Eastwood-like gunslinger from a medieval fantasy dimension, has been linked to Ron Howard and Javier Bardem in the past. More recent rumors have revolved around Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Those casting rumors were confirmed yesterday by King on Twitter:   It’s official: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed. #DarkTowerMovie @McConaughey @IdrisElba — Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016   Elba and McConaughey have both been officially cast as two of the biggest characters in the fantasy-scifi-western series: the gun-slinging hero Roland Deschain, and…

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When Artists Compete: Make It or Break It Reality Shows Worth the Binge

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There are a lot of reasons to watch competition reality shows. Maybe you’re excited to see people hone a craft they’re really, really good at. Or maybe you just want to watch someone have an epic meltdown in front of all their competitors, a panel of judges, and a live studio audience. Competition shows bring out the best and worst of people. I like the ones that are visually pleasing, with clearly talented artists who have to design/make/or craft something that has the potential to embarrass them and the person they’re draping/painting/tattooing it on. So here are my favorite reality shows — plus one book! — to binge on when you’re looking for a little not-so-friendly competition: Project Runway From…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books That Take Us Out of This World

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This week’s Heat Index is all about getting out of this world. Not only are there sorcerers in different dimensions, but strap in for haunted ruins, wars and romance as we explore these five new releases that are sure to bring out the mystical side of every book lover. Sometimes all we really want is to escape from our every day lives and jump into a pool of illusion, even just for a short time. If nothing else, these reads will allow you to expand the mind and explore the many realms they have to offer. Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt and Co., September 29) “Cracking page-turner with a multi ethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who…

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