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BookTrib Exclusive: Brad Meltzer on Magic and the Secret Service in ‘The Escape Artist’

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Magic tricks and the Secret Service may not seem like they have a lot on common, but Brad Meltzer’s new thriller,  The Escape Artist proves otherwise. When a body is found on a plane that fell from the sky, the military quickly identifies the dead woman as Artist-in-Residence Nola Brown.  However, one man, Zig— who has a special connection to Nola— uncovers Nola’s secret: not only is she still alive, but she’s on the run. The witness to something she was never supposed to see, there are more than a few people who would love nothing more than to make sure that Nola disappears permanently. Working together, Zig and Nola do whatever it takes to expose the trickery and deciet by the…

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‘The Immortalists’ Review: If You Knew You Were Going To Die Tomorrow, How Would You Live Today?

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In the summer of 1969, four children from a Jewish family on the Lower East Side of Manhattan visit a psychic and are told the date they will die.  Does this information, this prediction, change the way they choose to live?  That question is wrapped in mystery in The Immortalists, a story that takes us through each of the siblings’ lives. Author Chloe Benjamin provides us with a mesmerizing story of these rich characters, and their choices about how to live. Simon, the youngest brother, moves to California to live his truth and gets caught up in the sexual revolution of the 1980s. His sister Klara, who is irresponsible in many ways, chooses to become a magician. Daniel, the oldest brother,…

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AuthorBuzz: Murder on the Open Seas, Immortal Kings, and More!

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I love dragons. I love Scotland. And I love that I get to bring you stories about immortal Dragon Kings who are Highlanders. It’s always great fun to see what exploits the Dragon Kings will find themselves in. It’s almost as much fun as watching the strong women who fall in love with them along the way. So grab your cappuccino and something sweet to curl up in a comfy spot and see what happens when a Dragon King clashes with an Ice Queen. Please write to [email protected] to win one of five copies. http://www.1001darknights.com/donna-grant-dragon-burn/ If you enjoy sea stories, military fiction, or thrillers, I think you’ll like Hunter Killer. It’s a great introduction to my work, continuing the story…

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Creating Characters That Readers Love: 3 Tips for Writers

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Walt Gragg, author of ‘The Red Line,’ shares with us and you his tips for creating unforgettable characters readers will surely love. One of the great things about being a writer is that you get to meet so many other writers along the way. From the extremely famous to the highly obscure, the chance to interact and talk about the trade with others who are a part of this business happens for most of us at least a couple of times each year. Something you soon learn is that none of us goes about the process of creating a novel in exactly the same way. There are as many approaches to this craft as there are people writing. No one…

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Trailblazing Author Mike Bond Answers One Question about ‘Assassins’

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Mike Bond writes with an urgency few other authors have been able to maintain. Mailer was able to do it to some degree. Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson had their ears to the ground. But Mike Bond has assumed this mantle for the 21st century. His writings have covered the most war-torn corners of the world to the familiar, rugged shores of Maine. Assassins (Mandevilla Press, December 8, 2016) covers a war that continues to define generations and it’s his most ambitious novel yet. With the Middle East being a melting pot of complicated strife, Bond maps a decades-long war through a military and cultural lens over several generations and characters. For our ‘One Question and Answer’ series I asked…

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This Week’s Personal Stories from Authorbuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s author has 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, The most explosive novel yet in the bestselling Dan Lenson series, ONSLAUGHT unfolds a frightening scenario of how a global war with China could unfold. The U.S. Navy struggles to hold Taiwan, Korea, and Japan against a massive Chinese offensive. The prize: domination of Asia and the Western Pacific. This latest novel in Poyer’s longrunning series of military thrillers received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. I’m giving away five copies of the hardcover first edition. Write to [email protected] to win! http://us.macmillan.com/onslaught/davidpoyer Dear Reader, When Suzanne Dietz,…

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D-Day plus 70: A World War II veteran looks back

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In 1944, US Army Signal Corps Cpl. Herbert F. Geller was serving as a radio repairman attached to the Eighth Army Air Force in Burtonwood, England. This is his reminiscence of D-Day. D-Day, the Allied invasion of France was no military secret in England before the real D-Day. We all heard on the radio and read in the British and American newspapers that a huge Allied invasion being organized in England was going to take place in June 1944. How could anyone in England not know that this was going to happen very soon? Anyone driving on M-1, the main highway through central England to the Channel, could see that one lane of the highway was blocked by hundreds or…

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So, what is it really like to serve in Afghanistan?

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Through glossy photos, pull-out literature, and writings by Steven Hartov, readers start from the outset of servicemembers’ deployment and finish not only with the service members’ heartfelt return, but with a deeper understanding of their experience in Afghanistan. Robert Cunningham’s high-gloss, high-definition photographs will inspire readers through his portrayal of what our brave servicemembers feel and see every day, on and off the battlefield. With detail, emotion, and conviction, the narrative illuminates everything from the tears left on the tarmac as a service member deploys, their downtime, life beyond the protection of the base, iron horses (helicopters, planes, and armored trucks), the military chaplain, what happens to wounded soldiers, how fallen service members are brought home, and other aspects of…

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