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July’s Author Crush: Brenda Novak is Queen of the Romance Novel

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Sometimes we fall in love with an author who has written one or two amazing novels. Maybe they put out a book every three years or so, and we patiently wait for that new release to show up on our shelves. If it ever does. And then there are the powerhouses. You know who we’re talking about; those authors who often put out multiple books a year, who’ve written dozens of bestsellers and who know their audience like the back of their hand. Think Stephen King, Nora Roberts and James Patterson. These are the authors we turn to over and over, trusting that they’ll consistently deliver an awesome read. And as avid readers we need these authors, relying on their…

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The 25 Beach Bag Books You Should be Reading — WIN a Bag FULL of Books!

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There’s nothing quite like being at the beach. Picture it, you’re lying in the warm sun, listening to the waves crash in front of you as the beautiful breeze keeps you cool; it’s pretty much every person’s dream day. The only thing that can make it even better is having the perfect beach read to really help you kick back and relax. Well, get ready because we’ve got the perfect list for all of those gorgeous summer beach days coming up. Here are 25 of the perfect books (in no particular order) that you definitely NEED to have in your beach bag. WIN 12 of the 25 amazing books below and a BookTrib Tote Bag!  Click the bag to ENTER: The Girls In The Garden…

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Meghann Foye: What I Learned from My Own ‘Meternity’ Leave

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In my first novel, Meternity (MIRA Book, April 26), the protagonist, Liz, is 31, single and burned out from her job at Paddy Cakes, the baby magazine for hypercompetitive helicopter parents. Or, more accurately, from covering for of all the moms on staff while they go home at 5 p.m. each day. When a malfunctioning baby tracker app leads her bosses to believe she’s pregnant, she panics and lets them run with it—it’s finally her chance to have a maternity leave. When I came up with the idea, I was newly 31 myself, and it was one of those moments where all of my single friends seemed to be getting married and announcing their pregnancies right at the same time.…

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The Top 10 May Books We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands On

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The days are getting longer, the sun is out again, and flowers are starting to pop up here and there amid the newly green grass. May is upon us, and it looks like snowstorms and ski jackets are finally behind us. If we’re being completely honest, late spring makes us want to curl up with a good book in the sunshine while we wait for the hot, beach-filled days of summer to arrive. Luckily, there are tons of great new books coming out in May to satisfy all of our cravings. Here are the top 10 we can’t wait to get our hands on: The Trials of Apollo: Book One The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion, May 3) In his new middle grade…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books You Must Read Before the End of Summer

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Summer is almost over–can you face it? Before it slips away, we have five hot new books about facing it — feelings, family secrets, the one who got away. Before you head off to fall’s state fairs, you’ll want to indulge in this lingering taste of summer. Starlight on Willow Lake, Susan Wiggs (Mira Books, August 25) “Wiggs’ carefully detailed plotlines, one contemporary and one historical, with their candid look at relationships and their long-term effects, are sure to captivate readers.” —Booklist, starred review Heat Index: After a horrible accident, Alice Bellamy must hire a caretaker to help her get around. When Faith McCallum, Alice’s new live-in nurse, stumbles across some damning evidence about the accident, it’s up to her…

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Sheila Roberts: Mothers and Daughters, and Weddings, Oh My!

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When we think of weddings we naturally think bride and groom. But, when it comes right down to it, a wedding encompasses so much more. Of course, weddings are about the happy couple, but they’re also a community celebration when family and friends gather to celebrate the joys of true love. (And to snicker when the ring bearer lies down for a nap in the middle of the ceremony.) Weddings are about two people pledging to be there for each other through all the bumps and turns in life’s road. They’re also an occasion for family to welcome a new member. And they even allow mothers and grandmothers, aunts and cousins to relive their own special day. In short, weddings…

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