Snapped | April 1st, 2014

Favorite Reading Spots

We think anywhere you can sneak in a few chapters is great. But many of us have a particularly special spot to curl up with a book. We asked a few of our favorite readers to share theirs–and invite you to add your picks to the comments!

Charles BlackstoneCharles Blackstone, author of Vintage Attraction:

“My favorite reading spot is on my couch. I like to keep beverages (water, wine, whiskey, depending on the book) within easy reach, and, of course, Haruki the pug nearby for warmth and companionship and to occasionally turn the pages for me when I have a glass in one hand.
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Book Buzz | March 31st, 2014

New Releases 4.1.14

Spring break is finally here! These are the reads we’ll be spending some quality time with on our few precious days off.

The Winter Bride

The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie

Damaris has her reasons for not being open to the idea of marriage—but she allows her guardian to convince her to make her debut anyway.
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Book Buzz | March 30th, 2014 | 8 responses

Mother/Daughter Book Club: Spring Break Books by Carlene Moore

The Rosie Project

At 28-years-old, the concept of “spring break” is a nostalgic one for me. I haven’t taken 7-10 days off of my responsibilities during March/April to jet to a fabulous destination since college. But this year, I’m driving down memory lane with a 5-day road trip of California’s central coast with my mom! We are incredibly excited about our impending trip and have been discussing everything from hotels to outfits to books. And that’s where we’re stumped. We want to pick the perfect mother/daughter spring break book so I’ve been on the lookout and have found five possibilities. Here is the list of contenders:
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Book Buzz | March 27th, 2014 | 20 responses

Newport, Rhode Island – a Love Story! by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at the Breakers

The first book in Alyssa Maxwell’s Gilded Mystery Series, Murder at the Breakers, features 21-year old Emma Cross who is reporting on a grand ball at the Vanderbilts’ summer home for the society page of the Newport Observer. But that takes a backseat when she witnesses a murder and her black sheep brother is framed as the killer. Emma must find out what really happened no matter what the cost. The author fills us in on her love for Newport, the setting for this fabulous and fun new series.
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Book Buzz | March 27th, 2014 | 2 responses

Announcing: Official Launch of Shelf Pleasure Radio!

Shelf Pleasure Radio

‘Shelf Pleasure Radio’ Gives Readers Books to Buzz About

Online radio show for women features great reads & bookish conversation.

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 27, 2014 – Shelf Pleasure Radio launches on LA Talk Radio as the premier online radio show for women who love to read.
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Trailers | March 26th, 2014 | 2 responses

Trailer: Midnight Crossroad

Midnight Crossroad
Missing Sookie Stackhouse? Charlaine Harris is back with a new rural Gothic trilogy set in Midnight, Texas (population: 84).
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Book Buzz | June 25th, 2013 | 39 responses

Warning: This Book Will Change Your Life by Kelly Watts

Kelly Watts

I am beginning to think that books should carry warning labels, like cigarettes and alcohol. Several years ago, I bought a seemingly benign book for my depressed husband and after he read it, he announced that we should quit our jobs and sail around the world. Now that book – Tania Aebi’s Maiden Voyage – should come with a “Reader Beware” sticker. And if books need warnings, perhaps life should come with flashing lights and a siren because we actually did it. We quit our jobs, sold our house and set sail – but we weren’t sailors.
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Rants/Raves | September 22nd, 2013 | 37 responses

Too Bad Romantic Suspense is Dead By Dana Marton

Dana Marton

In a recent interview, I was asked how I felt about romantic suspense being dead. This was new to me, since I published six romantic suspense novels in 2012 and will be publishing six again in 2013. In fact, I have a new book out every month from August to December.

But yes, if someone really looked at the last couple of years, the star of romantic suspense appears to be waning. After the genre became a huge trend a few years ago, publishers decided that the market was now glutted and did not sign new romantic suspense authors. This meant, if you looked on review sites or in review magazines like Romantic Times Book Review, you saw the romantic suspense reviews page shrink, then disappear.
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Rants/Raves | April 5th, 2013 | 36 responses

What Is A Good Read Worth? by Laurie Stevens

Laurie Stevens

I’m primarily an author, but I enjoy working in business, too. My husband and I buy closeouts from major U.S. manufacturers and resell them to discount stores.
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Book Buzz | November 14th, 2012 | 27 responses

Fall is a Great Time for a Lowcountry Boil

Lowcountry BoilSusan M. Boyer’s Lowcountry Boil is the first in a delicious new mystery series featuring private eye and modern Southern Belle Liz Talbot. When Liz’s beloved grandmother is murdered, she hightails it back to South Carolina to find the killer – and things get even more complicated when her long dead best friend pops up. Liz took a break from detecting to pop by Shelf Pleasure and share her recipe for a true Lowcountry Boil. 


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Book Buzz | March 27th, 2014 | 20 responses

Newport, Rhode Island – a Love Story! by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at the Breakers

The first book in Alyssa Maxwell’s Gilded Mystery Series, Murder at the Breakers, features 21-year old Emma Cross who is reporting on a grand ball at the Vanderbilts’ summer home for the society page of the Newport Observer. But that takes a backseat when she witnesses a murder and her black sheep brother is framed as the killer. Emma must find out what really happened no matter what the cost. The author fills us in on her love for Newport, the setting for this fabulous and fun new series.
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Nightstand | October 25th, 2012 | 19 responses

Toby Neal’s Picks

 

I’m a mystery/suspense writer and diagnostic mental health therapist, and I began my “profiling” of people very early—as an 11-year-old babysitter. 
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