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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — American Horror Story edition

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I will readily admit that when I started watching American Horror Story I did not know what to expect. Suffice it to say that I was not expecting a series whose premise changes completely from one season to the next. (Shall we discuss my confusion when Season Two had nothing to do with Season One aside from certain members of the cast?)  Underneath the twists and turns are themes as old as time itself – infidelity (Season One – Murder House), sanity (Season Two – Asylum) and oppression (Season Three – Coven). For 13 glorious episodes, I faithfully wore black on Wednesdays. To say that American Horror Story: Coven was the best season to date is not hyperbole. New Orleans,…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Longmire edition

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Despite being unexpectedly cancelled by A&E after three seemingly successful seasons, there’s still hope for Sheriff Walt Longmire and Absaroka County, Wyoming. Insiders report that the Longmire team is preparing pitches for possible suitors, chief among them Netflix (a logical choice because the first two seasons—and soon the third—are already streaming on the site) and Amazon, though traditional cable networks like TNT and AMC will probably also be courted. But while fans wait (in between bouts of tweeting and retweeting #LongLiveLongmire) for the show’s fate to be decided, here are some book ideas to pass the time until Walt returns. If you just like everything about Longmire… There’s nothing better to get you through this bout of Longmire-us interruptus than…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Brooklyn Nine-Nine edition

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How does one describe FOX’s freshman hit, Brooklyn Nine-Nine? I’ll let the show’s star, Andy Samberg, do it for me: “We’re a like a family with two black dads, two white sons, two Latina daughters and a strange baby thing.” If that sounds like stunt casting to you, don’t be so sure. Captain Raymond Holt (played by Andre Braugher, the actor who cornered the market on gravitas) is a no-nonsense commander who just happens to be married to a male university professor. Detective Sgt. Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews) spends as much time babysitting his staff as he does his adorable preschool daughters. Wiseass Detective Jake Peralta (Samberg) is a whiz at solving cases, equaled only by the overachieving Amy Santiago…

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Orphan Black books that will take the edge off waiting for Season 3

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Calling all #CloneClub members! How are you holding up since the Season 2 finale of Orphan Black? I bet you’re still jamming to the catchy tune from that epic clone dance scene. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably checked yourself into Clonehab and are shaking life a leaf desperately wanting your weekly dose of awesomeness. Whether Cosima is on the brink of death or making crazy science with Dr. Cormier, the introduction of a transgender clone, Helena’s recapture, or the shocking reveal (SPOILER ALERT AHEAD) that there is a whole secret operation of male clones (shockingly not played by Tatiana Maslany—or are they?), this break can’t be easy. My mind continues to reel from that shocking cliffhanger and I’m…

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Presenting final week of International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Class of 2014

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We’re excited to introduce the International Thriller Writers Debut Author Program where you’ll meet the stars of tomorrow from the Class of 2014. Each week, beginning June 13 and running until July 11, BookTrib members will have a chance to win a copy of these adrenaline-pumping new releases. Meet the next four members of the class!   A KILLING AT COTTON HILL by Terry Shames “Readers will want to see more of the likable main character, who compassionately but relentlessly sifts the evidence. Convincing small town atmosphere and a vivid supporting cast are a plus.” —Publishers Weekly “Shames’ novel is an amazing read. The poetic, literary quality of the writing draws you in…” —RT Book Review The chief of police of Jarrett…

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Presenting week three of the ITW Class of 2014 Debut Thrillers

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We’re excited to introduce the International Thriller Writers Debut Author Program where you’ll meet the stars of tomorrow from the Class of 2014. Each week, beginning June 13 and running until July 11, BookTrib members will have a chance to win a copy of these adrenaline-pumping new releases. Meet the next four members of the class!   DOING HARM by Kelly Parsons “A twist worthy of a surgical knot. Flawed characters standing on moral pedestals. Insight into the world of medicine and the ambitious geniuses who make life and death decisions.  Doing Harm is more faction than fiction, presenting a world so close to our own that you find yourself second guessing the characters as if they’re sitting next to you. Repeatedly,…

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Presenting Four More ITW Class of 2014 Debut Authors and their thrillers

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We’re excited to introduce the International Thriller Writers Debut Author Program where you’ll meet the stars of tomorrow from the Class of 2014. Each week, beginning June 13 and running until July 11, BookTrib members will have a chance to win a copy of these adrenaline-pumping new releases. Meet the next four members of the class!  RUN TO ME by Diane Hester  A woman and a child are on the run in the woods of northern Maine in this non-stop suspense thriller with a compelling emotional twist—Jodi Picoult meets Harlan Coben It’s been two years since Shyler O’Neil’s beloved son Jesse was killed, but his final moments are as vivid to her now as they were that dreadful day. Suffering from…

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Presenting Four ITW Class of 2014 Debut Authors and their thrillers

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We’re excited to introduce the International Thriller Writers Debut Author Program where you’ll meet the stars of tomorrow from the Class of 2014. Each week, beginning June 13 and running until July 11, BookTrib members will have a chance to win a copy of these adrenaline-pumping new releases. Meet the next four members of the class!   MONTANA by Gwen Florio Journalist Florio’s outstanding first novel introduces foreign correspondent Lola Wicks…..Quirky and cantankerous, Lola is grudgingly willing to learn from experience. Believable action complements razor-sharp observations of people and scenery. Publishers Weekly, starred review Montana is a highly accomplished first novel from Gwen Florio. …. This is one of the best murder mystery thrillers of the year. San Francisco Book Review Journalist Florio’s story about a friend’s…

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