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It’s #NationalPumpkinDay! Celebrate Your Favorite Fall Flavor

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Have you prepared your Jack-O-Lantern Halloween yet? We hope so, because today is #NationalPumpkinDay, a day to celebrate the pumpkins that line everyone’s yards and make up some of our favorite desserts! Did you know that every year, the US produces more than 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins? Now that you’ve learned a new fun fact, we have some pumpkin-related suggestions for new reads, that will spook you and leave you in stitches: Pumpkins in Paradise, Kathi Daley You will be surprised by how a mystery novel and #NationalPumpkinDay fuse together so well in the first part of a 7-part TJ Jensen Mystery Series, but it’s bound to have you at the edge of your seat! TJ Jensen has a…

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Tall Poppies Review: Laura Drake Takes Sibling Devotion to a New Level in ‘Days Made of Glass’

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“Shared blood defines a family, but spilled blood can too…” ~ Days Made of Glass Buckle up readers, because your emotions are in for a roller coaster ride in Laura Drake’s Days Made of Glass – A gripping story of sibling devotion, mental illness and having to face hard truths about oneself. The symbolism in this story hits from every angle. Shattered glass is the splintering of the illusion of reality. In Drake’s novel the smashed mirrors are a sign of both enlightenment and madness. Shards of glass are everywhere, representing broken dreams, broken promises, broken relationships and broken people. Two sisters—tough-as-nails Harlie (the protector) and her younger sister Angel (the lost soul), have had a rough life. So far Harlie…

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True Love ‘Blooms’ in This Week’s AuthorBuzz

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  Dear Reader, Before Hitler, there were the Pashas… It is 1913 and late summer in the Ottoman Empire. The sun rises, full and golden, atop a lush, centuries-old village tucked into the highlands where the blood-red poppies bloom. Outside the village leader’s home, the sound of voices carries past the grapevines to the lane where Anno, his youngest daughter slips out unseen. She heads to a secret meeting place. She forgets that enemies surround her village…. Enter to win your free copy at [email protected] http://www.maralboyadjian.com  

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Redemption and Second Chances in Thomas’ ‘The Future She Left Behind’

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A story of new beginnings in old places – with baggage. Unwanted baggage. Katelyn ran from her small-town roots as soon as she could. Don was everything she wanted: ambitious, caring, safe. After nineteen years, the kids have left for college, and she’s just beginning to realize her life has been on autopilot when her husband serves her divorce papers. She decides to go home to Little Springs Texas to visit her mother and regroup. Through a series of mishaps and misinformation, she ends up having to take her mother-in-law with her. She’s a doozy: uppity, opinionated and memory-challenged. And she doesn’t think much of her son’s wife, either. Everything in Little Springs is the same, so maybe its Katelyn…

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Tasty Food and Book Pairings for Every Literary Genre

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There are food and wine pairings, book and wine pairings, and even book and coffee pairings but no one knows what to eat with a book! What should you munch on while reading Mockingjay? Or nibble while reading New Moon? Well, lick your lips and attack a snack, because here are five foods pairings to go with every literary genre: Romance Ah, yes, the red wine and bubble bath classic. And what goes better with red wine than some nice dark chocolate? As you probably know, chocolate is the food of love. Turns out, there’s actually a chemical found in chocolate that can release serotonin, which can make you feel like you’ve gone down Lover’s Lane, never to return. But…

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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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10 Steamy Reads for Those Hot Summer Nights

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It’s the heart of summer, and we’re settling in for the humid weather and steadily rising temperatures. While those sunny days are perfect for relaxing on the beach or by the pool, it’s the nights that give us trouble, leading to stifling rooms and tossing and turning until dawn. If the heat is keeping you up anyway, then why not spend those steamy evenings diving into some equally steamy reads? We’ve rounded up 10 of the hottest new books, complete with sexy heroes and even sexier bedroom scenes. You won’t even care about the heat outside when you’re buried in a story this unforgettable. Just know that it might lead to a cold shower or two (and not just because…

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Christina Lauren: How Two Minds Make One Awesome Author

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this Q&A with the writing team of Christina Lauren, author of Dating You / Hating You. As our loyal readers know, the Bookish team adores Christina Lauren. We’ve followed along with their Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, and were ecstatic to dive into their first standalone, Dating You / Hating You. It’s a contemporary romance that follows two talent agents who find themselves competing for the same job and fighting their growing sexual tension. We caught up with both Lauren Billings and Christina Hobbs (the writing duo behind the pen name Christina Lauren — often affectionately shortened to CLo) at BookCon and chatted with them about their latest release, everyday sexism, and the best…

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Interview with J. Kenner, author of 1001 Dark Nights’ ‘Hold Me’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… J. Kenner,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release from 1001 Dark Nights, Hold Me, a Stark Ever After Novella. Want to know more about the world of Stark? Watch now and find out all you need to know — plus, what’s next for J. Kenner now and in 2018? You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms. But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials. I know we will…

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Interview with Lexi Blake, author of 1001 Dark Nights’ ‘Arranged’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Lexi Blake,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release from 1001 Dark Nights, Arranged, where she’s at with her Masters & Mercenaries series and so much more. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her. Dayita Samar comes from one of…

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ICYMI! Our Top Picks from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards

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It’s once again time for the annual Goodreads Choice Awards, where thousands of readers choose their favorite books of the year. The competition is stiff this go around, with three stages of voting and tons of awesome reads to choose from. Goodreads has always been about the readers, bringing together authors and their fans in a truly personal way. The Choice Awards are no exception, and is, according to Goodreads, “the only major book award decided by readers.” Which is why this is such a great chance for the book lovers of 2016 to let their voices be heard The Opening Round vote started on November 1 and goes until the 6, so if you haven’t voted yet, now’s the time!…

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May’s Author Crush: Maya Banks Can Write Every Kind of Romance

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If you’re a romance reader, then you know that “romance” is actually a huge category of books that includes all different types of genres. From historical to thrillers to westerns to erotic contemporary novels, romance readers have a wide variety of settings and tropes to choose from. And we all have certain authors we turn to when we’re craving a certain type of novel. Historical romance? Julia Quinn. Romantic thriller? Sandra Brown. But then there are those rare authors who can do it all, delivering genre after genre of romantic and well-written stories. Maya Banks is most definitely one of those rare authors. Not only is she prolific; publishing multiple books a year, but she’s also versatile, transitioning from contemporary…

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Book Love for Moms on Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, which means it’s time to celebrate the mothers in your life. Maybe you’re a mother yourself, or maybe you have a mother or a mother-type figure you appreciate. Regardless, why not make this Mother’s Day a literary one? Celebrate in a way that everyone is guaranteed to love: with some truly awesome books. The great thing about a book is that it’s the gift that keeps on giving. So for this Mother’s Day, we’re recommending four books that are sure to put a smile on your face. Joyful and fun, these are stories that you can also enjoy at any time of the year. After all, why only celebrate motherhood for one day? Whether it’s…

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Lighten Your Life This Spring with These 6 Must-Reads

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The spring weather is here! This winter seemed like it would never end, but now the birds are chirping, the trees are budding, and purple and blue flowers are just starting to poke their way out of the ground. It’s the time of year where all you want to do is sit on a porch, basking in the sunshine – and devouring an awesome book, of course. Spring is the season of rebirth, of cleaning house and of rejuvenation after those long winter months. There’s a different energy in the air, with more people out on the streets, friendlier faces everywhere you look, and a light-hearted feeling that permeates everything you do. It’s also a great time to pick up…

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We’re Spending Our Sleepless Nights Reading These 10 Books

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Anyone obsessed with books knows that the struggle is real: sometimes you’re just not going to get any sleep. For some reason, it always seems like a good idea to start a new novel right before bedtime. Four hours – and plenty of blurry eyes later – and you still have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. But what books do you choose to spend your sleepless nights reading? At BookTrib, we have plenty of experience with sleepless nights brought on by reading, and we’re always discovering new novels that keep us from getting any shut-eye. Personally, I’ve been on a bit of a reading binge lately, which has definitely been messing with my REM cycle.…

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Julie Ann Walker on Why Men Should be Reading Romance — Really!

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this article written by Julie Ann Walker. Think only ladies can read romance? We definitely don’t agree. Julie Ann Walker doesn’t either, and she has her own opinion on who reads the female-centric genre.  Here at Bookish, we think that good books are for everyone, regardless of genre. In fact, some of the most enlightening and exhilarating reading experiences can come from stepping outside of your comfort zone. Julie Ann Walker, author of Wild Ride is definitely on our wavelength. Here, Walker writes about what men who read romance novels know. Men who avoid the genre you assume it isn’t for you: You could be missing out on something…

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