Mystery and Thriller Book for Review: Four Shots Neat by Rebecca Marks

For mystery and thriller fans, check out Four Shots Neat by Rebecca Marks, newly added book available for review at Reading Alley. Readers who are interested to review may head over to the Reading Alley site and request for a copy.

FOUR SHOTS NEAT
Author: Rebecca Marks
Series: A Dana Cohen Mystery, Book 2
Genre: Mystery and Thriller

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Romance Book for Review: Pot Love by Sylvia Ashby

Can learning to cook burn your heart?

Here’s a newly posted romance book available for review at Reading Alley. Pot Love by Sylvia Ashby. We welcome all interested reviewers to check it out.  For those who have already read it, do write a comment below or on the Reading Alley site and share with us your thoughts on the book.

POT LOVE
Author: Sylvia Ashby
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction

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LGBTQ Romance Book for Review: Worth the Risk by C.J. Lynne

LGBTQ readers and fans, check out Worth the Risk by C.J. Lynne, now available for review at Reading Alley. For those who have already read it, do write a comment below or on the Reading Alley site and share with us your thoughts on the book.

WORTH THE RISK
Author: C.J. Lynne
Series: Infinity Series, Book 1
Genre: LGBTQ, Romance

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Young Adult Book for Review: The Stone Of Mercy by M.J. Evans

Here’s a treat for all avid Young Adult fans.

From award winning author M.J. Evans, The Stone of Mercy is now available for review at Reading Alley.  For those who have already read it, do write a comment below or on the Reading Alley site and share with us your thoughts on the book.

The Stone of Mercy
Author: M.J. Evans
Series: The Centaur Chronicles, Book 1
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Young Adult

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New Books (Nov 10, 2016): Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Check out these newly added titles at Reading Alley.  For today’s post, we feature titles from 3 genre: Paranormal, Romance, and Sci-Fi and Fantasy. If any book catches your eye, head on over to the Reading Alley site and request for a review copy.
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5 Writing Tips to Creating a Page Turner or What Makes A Good Story

Want to get readers to keep on turning the page well into the night?

Here are 5 tips from Eileen Cook, author of With Malice:

  1. Create stakes that matter
  2. Unpredictable characters
  3. Unpredictable plot
  4. Pace with purpose
  5. Give readers something to talk about

Source: Writers’ Digest

You may also want to check out Chuck Wendig’s post on What Exactly Makes a Damn Good Story?

BEA News

BEA this year moved its venue from New York to Chicago, and it’s a welcome change for some booksellers, who hadn’t attended the convention in over two years. However, this means a smaller representation from the big publishing houses, as they sent fewer staff to set up the booths.

Is a flat royalty rate across all formats of a book possible? This was one of the panel discussions held at the convention.

“The idea for the flat royalty came in a debate about whether the e-book royalty rate should move from the current 25% to 50% as advocated by the guild.”

Related to this, Kobo has learned that while most book marketing is spent on millennials, those using Kobo are actually much older at 50+ years of age for both print and digital titles. Maybe because they have more time to read?

Source (photo and articles): Publishers Weekly

Romance for Review: Moon Over Alcatraz by Patricia Yager Delagrange

Brandy Chambers was looking forward to the birth of her first child. She and Weston move from San Francisco to the small town of Alameda to start a family, she’s writing her second book, and Weston has a fantastic job working on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge project. Having this baby would make her already-wonderful life perfect.

But when the baby dies after a difficult birth, Brandy’s perfect life blows up in her face. Stricken with grief, she and Weston pull apart. This new distance leads them both to disaster. Not until a chance encounter with her high school friend, Edward Barnes, does Brandy pull herself together. Brandy and Weston agree to recommit to each other, striving to forgive infidelity and recreate their previous existence.

Everything is once again going according to plan—until Brandy discovers she’s pregnant. While she struggles to cope with this new obstacle, Edward Barnes returns to town and discovers she’s having a baby, while Weston is torn between his love for his wife and his anger at her betrayal. Can Brandy manage to keep her marriage to Weston together? Will Edward be a part of Brandy’s life if she and Weston separate?

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Praise for MOON OVER ALCATRAZ:

“Emotional and heart wrenching.” ~ CV36, 5 stars

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Paranormal Romance for Review: Eve’s Amulet by Carole Avila

Mandy Ruhe finds a sacred amulet and is swept back in time to Texas 1845, where romance goes hand in hand with gunrunning. Mandy finds herself inside the body of ranch owner, Carmena Luebber, and assumes Carmena’s role. Caught in the lives of the people who work the ranch, and torn between two men in love with the woman she portrays, Mandy hopes that true love can triumph over time. Trapped in the past, she must return to her own life—before she messes up the future for everyone!

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Praise for EVE’S AMULET:

“Stunning book that ticks a lot of boxes.” ~ Sheereader, 5 stars

“Fascinating read.” ~ SJ Francis, 5 stars

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Romance for Review: Tempt Fortune by Hebby Roman

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, Angelina Herrera flees from Cuba to Key West to start a new life and build her own business. But when her past catches up with her, she realizes the only way she can avoid the arranged marriage is to marry another … in name only.

Drawn to the fiercely independent beauty Angelina, Cuban revolutionary, Alejandro Estava marries her. Though outwardly he agrees to the platonic relationship because of his secret past, he cannot deny his powerful desire to possess her completely.

But tempestuous forces more powerful than the hurricane descending on their island home unleashes their mutual passion while threatening their yearning for a lifelong bond.

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Praise for TEMPT FORTUNE:

“A classic romance story, set in an interesting time and place.” ~ CV36, 3 stars

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