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Video: Missed It? Watch Interview with Carolyn Carpeneti and Taking Flight: Mastering Executive Function

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What should we do when our children struggle academically? Should we let them fail so they’ll learn from their mistakes and do better next time? Perhaps. But what if they lack the organizational tools to succeed? Carolyn Carpeneti’s son had effectively coped with learning differences through high school and was accepted into the university of his dreams. Only weeks into his freshman year, Carpeneti was stunned to discover that her son was flunking. The problem, it turned out, was not lack of intelligence, interest, or motivation but weak executive function—the ability to plan, organize, manage time, initiate action, and achieve goals, a skill set that often does not develop in the human brain until the late teens and midtwenties. Executive…

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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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Video: Missed It? Watch Interview with Lisa Unger and Ink and Bone

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An instant page-turner (Lisa Gardner) that straddles the line between thriller and horror…sure to appeal to a wide range of readers, including Stephen King fans. (Booklist, starred) A young woman’s mysterious gift forces her into the middle of a dangerous investigation of a little girl’s disappearance.  Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone.  Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her. When Finley’s abilities start to become too strong for her to handle – and even the roar of her motorcycle or another dazzling tattoo can’t drown out the voices – she turns to the only person she knows who can help her:…

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Video: Author Adam Dunn Discusses His Trilogy the ‘More’ Series

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Tech noir author Adam Dunn opens up about his trilogy, the More series, in this interview with BookTrib, answering some key questions and setting up a story that I promise will keep you on the edge of your seats. Rivers of Gold, The Big Dogs and Saint Underground make up the More series: a strange, twisted ride through dystopian New York City, filled with police chases and kinky sex all wrapped up in a grossly funny narrative. After reading the first two novels and listening to the third on Audible, I was lucky enough to sit down with Dunn to ask him about his process and how he went about constructing such a disturbing, believable world; A world he believes our society might…

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Podcast with Brenda Jackson and Bane (The Westmorelands)

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Listen to BookTrib’s Podcast with New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson: The last Westmoreland bachelor is a navy SEAL on a mission to protect the woman who got away…  After five years, navy SEAL Brisbane Westmoreland is back home on his ranch and ready to reclaim the woman he left behind. But when he tracks her to Dallas, he’s in for a shock. Crystal Newsome isn’t ready to forgive Bane for saying he loved her then vanishing from her life. Only now the beautiful chemist needs his protection. As their own irresistible chemistry takes over once again, can Bane keep Crystal safe and convince her they can have the second chance they both deserve? Meet the Author BRENDA JACKSON is…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Katherine Reay and The Brontë Plot

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“You’re going to love The Brontë Plot.” —Debbie Macomber When Lucy’s secret is unearthed, her world begins to crumble. But it may be the best thing that has ever happened to her. Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious liberties to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend, James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt and trouble. Something has to change; she has to change. In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother, Helen, hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Alexandra Kleeman and You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine

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A woman known only as A lives in an unnamed American city with her roommate, B, and boyfriend, C, who wants her to join him on a reality dating show called That’s My Partner! A eats mostly popsicles and oranges, watches endless amounts of television, often just for the commercials— particularly the recurring cartoon escapades of Kandy Kat, the mascot for an entirely chemical dessert—and models herself on a standard of beauty that exists only in such advertising. She fixates on the fifteen minutes of fame a local celebrity named Michael has earned after buying up a Wally’s Supermarket’s entire, and increasingly ample, supply of veal. Meanwhile, B is attempting to make herself a twin of A, who in turn…

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Beatriz Williams’ Tiny Little Thing looks at a political wife in the Mad Men era

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A woman inserting herself in the epicenter of politics in 1966 was unheard of, and worse, frowned upon. But Beatriz Williams’ Tiny Little Thing (GP Putnam’s Sons, June 23, 2015) turns this notion on its head and brings us a story about what happens when a picture-perfect woman, who has a lot to hide, threatens the political stability of her husband. Christina Hardcastle, also known as “Tiny,” comes from a wealthy and influential family. But while her husband, Frank, aims for a seat on the Senate, the past resurfaces to haunt “Tiny” and secrets she thought were long-buried threaten to come out. Reputations and futures are on the line in this political and suspenseful romance. Author Beatriz Williams is a…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Carla Neggers and Declan’s Cross

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An escape to an idyllic Irish seaside village is about to turn deadly in this riveting new novel by master of romantic suspense Carla Neggers.  For marine biologist Julianne Maroney, two weeks in tiny Declan’s Cross on the south Irish coast is a chance to heal her broken heart. She doesn’t expect to attract the attention of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, who are in Ireland for their own personal retreat. Ten years ago, art was stolen from a mansion in Declan’s Cross, but it has never been recovered and the elusive thief never caught. Now, from the moment Julianne sets foot on Irish soil, everything goes wrong. The well-connected American diver who invited her to Ireland has…

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Live Interview with Maisey Yates, Author of AVENGE ME

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  AVENGE ME Book One in the Fifth Avenue Trilogy Austin Treffen was too intoxicated by all the power to care. To truly hear Sarah and the weight behind her words. He was blind to her extreme stress and sadness that resulted from working for his father’s demanding law firm. No, he was too focused on himself. And why not? Life had always been there to serve him. He had it all, he had it easy. His family name was everything and he traded on it. Like father like son and all. Then Sarah had thrown herself off a building. Rumors begin to swirl that Austin’s father Jason Treffen might not be the saint that others imagined him to be.…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Joshilyn Jackson – author, award-winning narrator

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Welcome to Booktrib’s Live Chat with JOSHILYN JACKSON, New York Times Bestselling Author. She discusses her newly released novel Someone Else’s Love Story, answers readers questions and even shows the viewers her adorable dog! About SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY  Someone Else’s Love Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson’s funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren’t always what they seem—or what we hope they will be. Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She’s got enough complications without…

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Live Interview: One of the 21st century’s most exciting authors talks new existential thriller

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Welcome to Booktrib’s Live Chat with MIKE BOND, the “master of the existential thriller”. He discusses his newly released thriller Saving Paradise, answers viewers questions and explains the root of his environmental interest. When a beautiful journalist drowns mysteriously off Waikiki, Hawaii, Special Forces veteran Pono Hawkins, now a well-known surfer and international correspondent for surfing magazines, soon gets embroiled in trying to find out why she died. What he quickly learns makes him a target for murder or life in prison as a cabal of powerful corporations, foreign killers and crooked politicians places the blame on him. Haunted by memories of Afghanistan, and determined to protect the Hawaii he loves from dirty politics tied to huge destructive energy developments, Pono…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Raymond Khoury, author of Rasputin’s Shadow

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 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Last Templar chatted with BookTrib, answering questions from the viewers, and even gave away copies of his latest historical thriller Rasputin’s Shadow! Watch and enjoy. On a cold, bleak day in 1916, all hell breaks loose in a mining pit in the Ural Mountains. Overcome by a strange paranoia, the miners attack one another, savagely and ferociously. Minutes later, two men—a horrified scientist and Grigory Rasputin, trusted confidant of the tsar—hit a detonator, blowing up the mine to conceal all evidence of the carnage. In the present day, FBI agent Sean Reilly’s search for Reed Corrigan, the CIA mindcontrol spook who brainwashed Reilly’s son, takes a backseat to a new, disturbing case. A…

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