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#day36 #abookaday. Question: What’s the most miserable book you’ve read? #review

#day36 #abookaday #Review and bookish #question Question: What’s the most miserable book you’ve read? My Review: This is an Amazon Vine Free Book Review.  4 out…

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#CoverReveal: Princesses Of The Night @TichBrewster

Welcome to the latest Alternative-Read.com cover reveal, where I {excitedly} share the latest gorgeous new book covers on the day of their release!

So without further ado, lets find more out about our featured authors, (yes, there are two authors for this book) and then I’ll reveal the new cover…

Author Bio’s:

Tich:
Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Teresa:
Born and raised in Oklahoma. I have a passion for writing, reading, basically anything book related.

I completed my first novel in 2010, Princesses of the Night, which happens to be the first in a series titled Royal Blood.

My novels fall under the genre Paranormal/Fantasy/NA

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Sassy’s #SundaySpotlight #1 : #Author: Roy Pickering @AuthorofPatches

Welcome to my featured author Sunday post, aptly named Sassy’s #SundaySpotlight.

Here I focus on a different author every Sunday — be it a classic writer you know and love, a New York Times / Sunday Times bestseller, or an Indie Author deserving to step up into the spotlight and have their voice heard.

So, lets meet this Sunday’s Spotlight Author!

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Posted in #AltRead 2017 Comment Challenge

Summer 2017 Comment Challenge: Aug Partners #Summer17CC

I’m pleased to say that this August I’m joining in with the Summer 2017 Comment Challenge, where I have been partnered with a fellow blogger, Lauren @ Always Me.

We have both pledged to visit each other’s blogs to comment at least 10 times in the month of August. This challenge creates a lovely chance to get to know someone I may not have otherwise met and to discover new books along the way.

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#FreeBookFriday! Books 1&2 Riley Paige Mystery #Series

Welcome to another #FREEBOOKFRIDAY post!

As always, do check they are free before buying, as Amazon do change their prices at lot!

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Posted in #AltRead Audiobook Free Books! Meme : Free Book Friday!

Free Audiobook: City of Golden Shadow | Penguin Random House Audio

Here’s a free audio book, but hurry!

Offer ends on Friday, July 28th, at 11:59 AM ET.

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Haylen Beck’s “Here and Gone,”My #Friday56 & #Instagram56 with @fredasphotos & #BookBeginnings

Welcome to my #Friday56 & #BookBeginnings #Friday post. Where I share the book beginning and page 56 of my current read via Instagram!

If you leave a comment below (thank you!) I’ll pop by and visit you, too. I love comments, and returning the favour x

P.S. It’s also #FollowFriday! I’ll follow you back, if I’m not already following you.

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Posted in #AltRead Book News

#BookNews: Debut author in her 20s on the Man Booker longlist #ManBookerLongList @ManBookerPrize

Love it (or hate it) the #ManBookerLongList is here!

What do you think?

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#BookBlitz + Contest : Hunger Moon ~ Alexandra Sokoloff ~ Revenge has no limits ~ @AlexSokoloff

Welcome to my latest featured author’s #BookBlitz

I can’t wait to tell you more about this author, so let’s jump right in!

Oh, and I’m going to review all of this series! *So excited*

Author Bio:

“Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” – The New York Times

ALEXANDRA SOKOLOFF is the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Black Quill Award-nominated author of the Amazon bestselling Huntress/FBI series (HUNTRESS MOON, BLOOD MOON, COLD MOON, BITTER MOON, HUNGER MOON – now in active development as a TV series), and the supernatural HAUNTED thrillers (THE HARROWING, THE PRICE, THE UNSEEN, BOOK OF SHADOWS, THE SHIFTERS, THE SPACE BETWEEN). The New York Times Book Review called her a “daughter of Mary Shelley,” and her books “Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.”

As a screenwriter she has sold original horror and thriller scripts and adapted novels for numerous Hollywood studios. She has also written three non-fiction workbooks: SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS, STEALING HOLLYWOOD, and WRITING LOVE, based on her internationally acclaimed workshops and blog (www.ScreenwritingTricks.com), and has served on the Board of Directors of the WGA West and the Board of the Mystery Writers of America.

Alex is a California native and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, where she majored in theater and minored in everything Berkeley has a reputation for. In her spare time (!) she performs with The Slice Girls and Heather Graham’s all-author Slush Pile Players, and dances like a fiend. She is also very active on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. But not an addict. Seriously, it’s under control.

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

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Posted in #AltRead Book Blitz

#TheSullivans #BookBlitz + Contest! @bellaandre

Author Bio:

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Maverick Billionaires”, “The Morrisons”, and the NYT bestselling “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” sweet romance series written as Lucy Kevin.

Sign up for Bella’s newsletter at http://www.BellaAndre.com/Newsletter
Visit Bella’s website at http://www.BellaAndre.com
Follow Bella on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bellaandre
Join Bella on Faceboook at http://www.facebook.com/bellaandrefans

Having sold more than 6 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 32 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America” and she has been featured by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

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Posted in #AltRead Book Blitz

#BookBlitz #KindleFire #Giveaway (US/CAN) #GotMine @NicoleLoufas

Author Bio:

 

Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she’s lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years – give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short – kids that lie become writers.

 

 

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Posted in #AltRead Cover Reveal

#CoverReveal + Contest : Watertight ~ E.J. Stevens #UrbanFantasy @EJStevensAuthor

Welcome to the cover reveal for Watertight by E.J. Stevens, the seventh novel in the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series.

First, here’s a little more about the author:

E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS’ GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.

BTS Red Carpet Award winner for Best Novel, SYAE finalist for Best Paranormal Series, Best Novella, and Best Horror, winner of the PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Paranormal Series, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Young Adult Paranormal Novel and Best Urban Fantasy Series.

When E.J. isn’t at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

Connect with E.J. on Twitter @EJStevensAuthor. For more, including a list of her books, freebies, and upcoming events visit http://www.EJStevensAuthor.com.

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#FREEBOOK + Contest! #TheWitchbreedSeries Thanks @RobinLMartinez

FREE book shout out! (Only from July 20 – 24, 2017):

First, let’s find out more about this lovely author!

Being a stay-at-home mom is probably the hardest job Robin’s ever had (and that’s after working at places like Goodwill, MCL Cafeteria, and Captain D’s). Her house is never clean! No matter how many dishes she does or toys she picks up, her two little ones come right behind her and make a whole new mess. Anyway, this is the first time she hasn’t had some sort of job outside the home since she was fifteen. Kinda scary!

Now that her kids have both started all-day school, she can fling herself into the stories that constantly swirl inside her head. One of the main reasons she writes is to read books that she wishes other people were writing. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two small sons, two naughty canines, and a mouse-killing cat.

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This is my #Friday56 & #Instagram56 with @fredasphotos & #BookBeginnings #TheLonelyHeartsHotel #bookstagram #bookstagrammer

Welcome to my #Friday56 & #BookBeginnings #Friday post. Where I share the book beginning and page 56 of my current read via Instagram!

If you leave a comment below (thank you!) I’ll pop by and visit you, too. I love comments, and returning the favour x

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Posted in #AltRead Book Blitz

#BookBlitz + Contest! #SimpleMan #Contemporary #Adult #Romance @drashleyhampton

Welcome to my latest featured author’s #BookBlitz with an international contest included.

I can’t wait to tell you more about this author, so let’s jump right in!

Ashley Hampton works as a Licensed Psychologist in private practice during the day. When she leaves work, she puts on her writer and photographer hats and enjoys living in the worlds created in her mind. She lives near her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama with her cat, Gemma. Ashley wanted to find a creative way to meld her love for music and psychology with writing, and the Southern Rock Lyrics series was born. With other series planned, Ashley wants to write in the romance, erotica, and psychological thriller genres.

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#BookBlitz + INTL Contest! Till the Other Side of Time by Kris Embrey #Adult #Romance @Kris_Embrey

Welcome to “Till The Other Side Of Time” #BookBlitz!

Here’s a little bit more about the author:

Kris Embrey’s love of music took her to New York for theatre and auditioning in the late 80’s to be an MTV VJ, meeting several bands popular of that time, who inspired her love for writing rock and roll fiction.
She later moved to Kansas City where she attended UMKC to learn recording engineering, and had a chance of a lifetime, when she landed a job working for Dick Clark.


Embrey later moved to Los Angeles to work as a runner for his production company.
Embrey’s career has included being a Media and Operations Director for a large advertising agency in Los Angeles.


Embrey is working on the follow-up to her first book due in June of 2017 entitled Till the Other Side of Time, and also a theatre release of her first book Tell Me You Want Me.

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Posted in #AltRead Cover Reveal

#CoverReveal : Monsters And Angels @monstersnangels #NewAdult #ParanormalRomance

Welcome to Anne Marie Andrus’ cover reveal post for her historical paranormal romance titled “Monsters and Angels”!

Author Bio:

Anne Marie has been an equestrienne, chorale singer, candy-striper, EMT, and baseball fan. Roaming the back roads of New Jersey with her family, she found great respect for antiques, historical locations and the stories they hold. Her current list of favorite pastimes include coffee, bourbon, and Les Miserables–which requires more bourbon. She has been known to attend sporting events just for the flyover. The boat she and her husband christened Glory Days, is her escape from the chaos of everyday life.

The inspiration for Anne Marie’s debut novel, Monsters & Angels, is her fascination with vampires and her passion for everything New Orleans. When she isn’t writing, she can be found working nights with the critical care team in a busy trauma center.

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Posted in #abookaday #AltRead Article Meme : 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

#day35 #abookaday: 1001 Books You MUST Read Before You Die- The List #AltRead

Now, way back in 2006, when I wrote this: 1001 Books: A Bibliophile’s Dream!  I said I would read some of these books and display my findings on this blog….

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#abookaday: #day34 – What’s the last romance book you’ve read? @MillsandBoon 💞#millsandbooninsiders #millsandboon #love 💗 #romance

I’m so excited to be accepted as a #millsandbooninsider! They sent a brilliant goodiebag, which included a notebook, (I’m a bit of a stationery geek/fan)…

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Posted in #abookaday A Book A Day Book Books Instagram Meme: Book Beginnings Meme: Friday56 Photos

This is my #Friday56 #Instagram56 with @fredasphotos & #BookBeginnings #TheGoodDaughter by #KarenSlaughter #Friday #TGIF! #FollowFriday! #F4F

Welcome to my #Friday56 & #BookBeginnings #Friday post. Where I share the book beginning and page 56 of my current read via Instagram!

If you leave a comment below (thank you!) I’ll pop by and visit you, too. I love comments, and returning the favour x

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Posted in #All Reviews #AltRead 2017 Book Reviews GoodReads Review Meme : Throwback Thursday

#Review: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Welcome to my #ThrowbackThursday post were I feature an old review, or an old book never reviewed before. Either way it will be a new-to-you review. Enjoy!

Do you revisit old books? Have you got a favourite review you’d like to share with my readers and I? Leave a message, or link to your post below in comments!

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Posted in #AltRead 2010 Book Reviews Meme : Throwback Thursday

#Review: Dawn of the Demontide | William Hussey #ThrowbackThursday

Welcome to my #ThrowbackThursday post. Here I’ll feature an old review, or an old book never reviewed before. Either way it will be a new-to-you review. Enjoy!

Do you revisit old books? Have you got a favourite review you’d like to share with my readers and I? Leave a message, or link to your post below in comments!

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Posted in #All Reviews #AltRead 2017 Book Reviews 2017 Reviews Amazon VINE Book Amazon VINE Review ARC copy

#Review: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (RhymeTime)

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of seventeen thrillers, including the Grant County and Will Trent series, COP TOWN, PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER and the e-original short stories “Snatched” “Busted” “Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes” and “Last Breath.”

Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the term “investigoogling” in 2006.

THE KEPT WOMAN is available in paperback NOW!

THE GOOD DAUGHTER, is available now in the Netherlands and Flanders and arrives July 2017 in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and August 8, 2017 in the US.

US BOOK TOUR
NEW YORK, NY – Barnes & Noble, Upper West Side
Monday, August 7th 7PM
With authors Kate White and Alafair Burke

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Warren County Public Library, The Bob Kirby Branch
Wednesday, August 9th 6pm

FRANKLIN, IN – Johnson Public Library
Thursday, August 10th 7PM

CLEVELAND, OH – Beachwood Branch
Friday, August 11th 1PM

HOUSTON, TX – Murder by the Book
Saturday, August 12th 4:30PM

CORTE MADERA, CA – Book Passage
Monday, August 14th 7PM

PHOENIX, AZ – Poisoned Pen
Tuesday, August 15th 7PM

ATLANTA, GA – Foxtale Bookshoppe
Saturday, August 19th 2PM

PORTSMOUTH, NH – Writers in the Loft @ The Music Hall Loft
Wednesday, August 23rd 7PM
In-conversation with Lisa Gardner
Ticket Package $42/$40 for members (includes seat, copy of THE GOOD DAUGHTER, bar beverage, and author presentation)

WASHINGTON, DC – National Book Festival
Saturday, September 2nd

Facebook: Facebook.com/AuthorKarinSlaughter

Website: http://www.karinslaughter.com/

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Posted in #AltRead Article Free Book Promo GoodReads Meme : BkTrailerMeme Meme : The Monday Movie Book Trailer Swap Monday Movie Tags: Monday Movie

The Monday Movie Book Trailer Swap! Spotlight on: The Beguiled ~ A Penguin Classic ~ Share your book trailer links here

Welcome to the latest Monday “Movie”  book trailer swap. The idea is simple. If you have you made a book trailer to promote your book – please leave the link in the comments section below, so my readers and I can pay you a visit and watch. Why? More views could lead to more book sales!

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Posted in #AltRead Closed competitions and winners

Thrust Competition Winner!

Here I’m announcing the winner of Sybil Bartel’s THRUST competition!

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