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Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

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On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members–including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot–the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens.Continue reading






Posted Thursday, August 11, 2016 by Kimberly

Review: Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

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Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do.

You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.

Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.Continue reading






Posted Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by Kimberly


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Guest Post: Radio Days by LS Hawker

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Setting a novel in a radio station has been a long-time dream of mine. Early in my career, when I had no concept of how much money was required to both pay rent and eat, I worked at a small-market top-forty station in a Midwestern college town. My current thriller Body and Bone is set in a radio station modeled on that one, and the memory of it sparks almost insane levels of weepy nostalgia.

This was my first full-time job after graduating from the University of Kansas, and most of the employees were early-twenties recent college grads eager to take on the broadcasting world. We built that station from the ground up—the building wasn’t even finished when I was hired—and worked twelve- to sixteen-hour days for weeks ramping up to go on the air.
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Posted Thursday, June 2, 2016 by Kimberly

Review: The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen

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In rural McCown County, Missouri, a young pregnant woman is found beaten to death in a trailer park. The only witness to the murder is Ivy, her six-year-old daughter, who points to her mom’s boyfriend—father of the unborn child. County prosecutor Madeleine Thompson promises the community justice, and in the Ozarks, that can only mean one thing: a death sentence.Continue reading






Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Kimberly

Young Adult and Middle Grade Buzz Books at Book Expo 2016

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I posted here on Thursday with Buzz Books for adults from Book Expo 2016. Today, I want to tell you about the Buzz Books for Young Adults and Middle Grade readers. Every year, I’m amazed at the creativity of authors who are writing for these age groups, there are many fantastic new books on the way that I think your young readers will really enjoy!Continue reading






Posted Monday, May 16, 2016 by Kimberly


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Book Expo 2016: Editor’s Buzz Books

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This week is Book Expo America and it’s being held right here in Chicago! Yesterday was the Bloggers Conference where I heard many new good ideas and tools to use to make blogging a great experience. I got excited all over again about what I can do in this space and felt a renewed energy to focus on the blog.Continue reading






Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016 by Kimberly

Showcase: The Ebola Game by Glenn Shepard

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ISIS terrorists are trying to start an Ebola epidemic in America.

Only Scott James is immune.

“The Ebola Game just keeps coming at you and at you. Incredible.” -John HaslettContinue reading






Posted Thursday, April 7, 2016 by Kimberly

Showcase: Dimorphic by Cy Wyss

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It’s easy to become a superhero.

First, discover a superpower. It might take a while to get used to, though — especially if it’s something as weird as being your twin brother half the time.

Second, recruit a sidekick. Or, two.Continue reading






Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Kimberly

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