May 11
Five by Five – JES YOUNG and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five by Five – JES YOUNG and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five Authors and the Five Books that Inspire Them – Five by Five, May 7th – 11th:   Due to unfortunate, unforeseen, and totally understandable circumstances, the author originally scheduled for today, was unable to contribute.  So, I decided it would be a great opportunity to introduce you to a… Read more »

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May 10
Five by Five – JENN BENNETT and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five by Five – JENN BENNETT and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five Authors and the Five Books that Inspire Them – Five by Five, May 7th – 11th:   Jenn Bennett is the Atlanta-based author of the wonderful Arcadia Bell series.  She is also a visual artist, a Tiki bar expert,  and a dark fairytale enthusiast.  Now, this totally explains the… Read more »

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May 09
Five by Five – NICOLE PEELER and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five by Five – NICOLE PEELER and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five Authors and the Five Books that Inspire Them – Five by Five, May 7th – 11th:       Nicole Peeler is actually Dr. Peeler, if you please.  With both a bachelor’s and a PhD in English Literature, she teaches writing at Seton’s Hall MFA program… when she is… Read more »

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May 05
Five by Five – CAROLYN CRANE and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five by Five – CAROLYN CRANE and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five Authors and the Five Books that Inspire Them – Five by Five, May 7th – 11th:    Minneapolis-based writer Carolyn Crane is a freelance advertising writer by day, and a kick-ass urban fantasy writer by night.  She is the creator of the Disillusionist Trilogy, quite possibly the most original… Read more »

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May 05
Five by Five – DELILAH S. DAWSON and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five by Five – DELILAH S. DAWSON and the Five Books that Inspire Her

Five Authors and the Five Books that Inspire Them – Five by Five, May 7th – 11th: Delilah S. Dawson’s debut novel, Wicked As They Come, was published in March 2012 and it quickly became one of my favorite reads this year.  A Georgia native, Dawson has been a Disney princess,… Read more »

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May 05
Shelf Candy – LISA DESIMINI, Cover Artist for the Sookie Stackhouse Series

Shelf Candy – LISA DESIMINI, Cover Artist for the Sookie Stackhouse Series

Shelf Candy is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Five Alarm Books.  This meme gives us an opportunity to highlight a cover we love and the artist who created it.  Please click the button above to find out how to participate and to see what other covers are being discussed… Read more »

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May 04
FIVE BY FIVE WEEK 5/7-5/11 – The Kick-Off!

FIVE BY FIVE WEEK 5/7-5/11 – The Kick-Off!

Next week I am hosting something I call, “FIVE BY FIVE.”  Five of my favorite authors will be stopping by the blog during the week to discuss five of the most influential books of their reading lives – one author a day.  I love this kind of thing because I… Read more »

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May 01
Stay Thirsty, My Friend – The World’s Most Interesting Vampire

Stay Thirsty, My Friend – The World’s Most Interesting Vampire

Welcome to the Dos Equis Most Interesting Vampire List.  And if you aren’t familiar with the Dos Equis Man, please take a look here.     I compiled this short list when thinking about some of the most interesting vampires I’ve read about in recent years.  And by “most interesting”… Read more »

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Apr 30
New Review – GLAMOUR IN GLASS by Mary Robinette Kowal

New Review – GLAMOUR IN GLASS by Mary Robinette Kowal

  TITLE:  Glamour in Glass AUTHOR:  Mary Robinette Kowal PUBLISHER:  Tor Books PUBLICATION DATE:  April 10, 2012 ISBN-10:  0765325578 PURCHASE:  Amazon | B & N | Book Depository   ARC received courtesy of publisher.   GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades of Milk… Read more »

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Apr 28
Shelf Candy – Interview with LARRY ROSTANT, Cover Artist for THE TAKEN by Vicki Pettersson

Shelf Candy – Interview with LARRY ROSTANT, Cover Artist for THE TAKEN by Vicki Pettersson

 Shelf Candy is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Five Alarm Books.  This meme gives us an opportunity to highlight a cover we love and the artist who created it.  Please click the button above to find out how to participate and to see what other covers are being discussed… Read more »

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