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Is Shattered Glass The New Profile of A Woman For Trendy Book Covers?

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They say to never judge a book by its cover, but most of us are guilty of picking up a shiny novel just because of the awesome book cover image. It’s hard not to be enticed by a particularly cool graphic or just the right picture to whet your appetite. Book covers are works of art in and of themselves, pulling in the audience and setting the stage for the reading experience to come.  But if you’ve browsed enough bookstores, you start to notice that some of the covers look alike. Maybe it’s a bold print, or a similar type of photo, but soon you’re recognizing the same images in book after book. It makes sense: just like with fashion,…

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Kim Alexander Tackles Hair Details in Her Series on World Building

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In my continuing series on world building, I’ve mostly been talking about big-picture components: time, religion, the written word. In this edition, let’s narrow the focus. Picture a woman. Now get closer. Let’s look at her head. What’s she got going on? Is her hair flawless; waist length and perfectly highlighted? So we can assume she can afford to get a regular blow-out, or her work demands that she always looks just-so, or someone pays her salon bills. Maybe she’s young and carefree, or she’s trying to cling to her free-flowing youth. Maybe she’s got it yanked into a post-gym ponytail, or cut short because she just had a baby and wants to keep little hands from yanking it. Is…

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Stories and Free Books from Three New Authorbuzz Authors This Week

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader A few years ago, my wife’s ex-boyfriend from England came to visit for a few days. We got on fine, but I thought…”What if?” And that was the inspiration for The Best of Adam Sharp. It’s not a simple love story like The Rosie Project: things get complicated when you’re older. But, you should recognize the male point of view, the humor, and hopefully the heart. And it has a classic rock soundtrack. Sincerely, Graeme Simsion http://us.macmillan.com/static/smp/best-of-adam-sharp/ Dear Reader, My first two novels took readers to Paris.…

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Enter Now to Win These New Releases from This Week’s Four AuthorBuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader: Magic, mayhem, and an assassin who never gives up are all part of Snared, the latest book in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Snared focuses on assassin Gin Blanco. When a college student goes missing, her sister asks Gin for help. Gin’s search leads her to an evil that she never imagined—and a killer who wants to make her the next victim. Enter to win at [email protected] Happy reading! New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep Dear Readers, Second chances don’t come easy and sometimes for…

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Free Books and More from Four New AuthorBuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader, Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has zero time for romance–but the handsome ex-con, Adam Stone, she enlists to help her with a wayward teen may convince her to make time for love. We are giving away 5 copies of this wonderful story. Write me at [email protected] to win! http://www.irenehannon.com/   Dear Reader, I came up with the idea for No Turning Back during one sleep-deprived day a few weeks after having my little girl. The idea just came out of nowhere as I walked through a leafy park…

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Stories and Giveaways from Four New AuthorBuzz Authors!

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.   Dear Reader On April 15, 2013, I waited with my five-year-old son at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. When the blast of a homemade bomb packed with nails and screws went off three feet away, my legs took the brunt of the explosion, but protected my son. Seventeen surgeries and sixty-five procedures later, I made the decision to have my left leg amputated. It was the best decision I ever made. This is the story of how I took my life back. Revell is giving away…

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Interview with Herb Freed, author of ‘Bashert’ (Video)

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Herb Freed,” now! Here, we discuss his newest release, Bashert, what exactly it means to Herb Freed and what’s next for him in 2017. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Would you recognize your soul’s complement in another? Beyond the bliss of actually finding your soul mate, there is a belief that the universe hinges on predetermined people finding their other half, their bashert, to maintain cosmic balance. In BASHERT author, screenwriter, director and former rabbi Herb Freed immerses us in the heady intoxication and thunderous losses of what it really means to be bashert. Dan Sobol and Marion Gladstone meet by chance at…

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AuthorBuzz Authors are Excited to Offer This Week’s Many Giveaways!

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each 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 child prodigy is no longer a child? Joanie, Meg, and Avery Promise struggled to escape the notoriety and pressure that accompanied the publication of their narcissist mother’s bestselling book. Now, twenty years later, a new documentary will help The Promise Girls redeem their artistic ambitions, reclaim their true selves, and uncover shocking family secrets. I hope you’ll read The Promise Girls. It’s a story you’ll get swept up in and a perfect book club pick. I’m giving away 5 books. Write to –…

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This Week’s Four NEW Giveaways and Stories from AuthorBuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.   Dear Reader, Since my 1947 family saga was published last March, the response has been overwhelming! One of the year’s greatest thrills was when The Two-Family House was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards. I’ve loved meeting so many of you at book clubs, libraries, and book festivals, and I can’t wait for more of you to discover this story. Find out what happens when two sisters-in-law give birth during a blizzard in a Brooklyn brownstone, and follow the consequences of the secret…

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The Top 10 March Books for Those Sunny Spring Afternoons

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Spring is officially here and so are March books! Sadly, we’re getting warm days, then cold ones. Snowy mornings and sunny afternoons. But the end of winter is finally in sight, which is gearing us up for potential BBQs, beach days and leaving the house without a bulky parka on our backs. That renewed spring energy is making us excited about March books, too. We just want to sit on a sun-soaked porch and dive into a great new read. Luckily, from fantasy to poetry, there are some awesome new releases this month. Here’s a preview of the top 10 March books we can’t wait to wile away the afternoon with, that have either just released or are coming out soon:…

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Ann Claycomb Explores the Life of a Mermaid in ‘The Mermaid’s Daughter’

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this article from Ann Claycomb! Fiction and creative nonfiction writer Ann Claycomb has become the master of the underwater life of mermaids since researching for her latest novel, The Mermaid’s Daughter. Below, she shares with Bookish her discoveries and the ultimate lure of the fictional creatures that live under the sea. Mermaids. What would you give to be part of their world? When studying mermaids, Ann Claycomb found their portrayals fascinating. They were either tranquil, pastel sunbathers or powerful, deadly sirens. Here, Ann Claycomb explores that dichotomy and shares how it inspired her latest novel, The Mermaid’s Daughter (William Morrow, March 7, 2017). When you write a book about mermaids,…

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AuthorBuzz Authors Share Giveaways and Stories in This Week’s Edition

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader, The 2014 death of a teenage boy reopens Salem’s most famous cold case, the 1989 Halloween murders of three young women, all descended from victims of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. With the accusation of Rose Whelan, once a renowned scholar who has fallen on hard times, the story becomes a modern day witch-hunt. A triple mystery with mythical roots, The Fifth Petal stands alone, but fans of The Lace Reader will welcome familiar characters. I’m giving away five books. Write to me at [email protected] Brunonia Barry…

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New Giveaways and Stories from Four AuthorBuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader: Every romance reader loves a bad boy hero. In Last Night with the Duke, Griffin has never lived down his reputation as a rake. But hiring a chaperone for his sisters is the only thing on his mind–until he meets the intriguing Esmeralda. In ways he couldn’t have expected, she arouses more than his curiosity. As a chaperone, Esmeralda considered herself too sensible to fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met one of London’s most notorious rakes. Email me at [email protected] to win one…

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Kristan Higgins Picks Five Fictitious Sister Duos That are BFF Goals!

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this article about Kristan Higgins! Kristan Higgins’ new novel released January 31, 2017 and Bookish caught up with the popular author to discuss sisters and her top five picks for the best sisters in books. Read on for more! There’s something indescribably special about the bond between sisters. Having a sister means having a built-in best friend, a second closet to steal (ahem, borrow) clothes from, and someone in your corner who will love and stand up for you. Author Kristan Higgins explores the sisterly bond in her new novel On Second Thought. Here, in honor of her book’s release, she shares her five favorite sister duos in fiction.…

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Interview with K. Bromberg, author of ‘Sweet Rivalry’: a 1001 Dark Nights Novella (Video)

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… K. Bromberg,” now! Here, we discuss her 1001 Dark Nights release, Sweet Rivalry, how it fits into her current series, Bromberg’s crossover from traditional to indie publishing and what new books she has slated for the rest of 2017! You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by BookTrib.com, a Meryl Moss Media production. Ryder Rodgers had a plan. He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell. Harper Denton. She was always…

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Debut YA Author Tiffany D. Jackson Changes the Narrative of the Child Nobody Wants

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Girls can’t be murderers. What can our society do with them? No girl can be sweet and soft with the blood of an innocent person on their hands. But Mary Addison challenged this norm at 9 years old when she was convicted of killing a baby. Allegedly (Katherine Tegan Books, January 24, 2017), a Young Adult novel by Tiffany D. Jackson opens up with this cryptic information, mentally preparing the reader for the rousing plot to come. Set primarily in a group home of argumentative teenage girls, we get to know a now sixteen-year-old Mary who has to deal with the perils of adolescence while wearing the covert label of murderer. As the story unravels, we realize like a number of childhoods…

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