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Book Review: One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is one of my favorite authors and I love reading her domestic thrillers that are released every spring. Her latest,Ā One Perfect Lie, is a solid thriller. However, I didn’t find it nearly as compelling or satisfying as her previous work.

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Spring Reading List: Three Books Worth Checking Out

My to-read list is never ending. However, there are three books that are near the top of the list and I think you should check them out.

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Book Review: Damaged by Lisa Scottoline

LisaLisa Scottoline released a terrific book this week entitled Damaged. It’s yet another compelling thriller from one of my favorite writers. What separates Lisa from her peers is that her books feature characters, plots and dialogue that have an unparalleled level of emotional depth. When you’re reading her books you can’t help but feel connected to the characters and the decisions they make. I had this experience when reading Damaged. Read more…

Working With James Patterson: BookShots Authors Tell All

IMG_7188In June James Patterson launched his BookShots imprint, and since then more than one million copies of these bite-sized thrillers have been sold. I recently spoke with two of the authors who’ve written books for this imprint: Brendan DuBois and Erin Knightley.

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Cross My Heart and Hope To Die by James Patterson

patterson-ac2122uk-e1417455534602Cross My HeartĀ andĀ Hope To DieĀ by James Patterson are two parts of one story. The first part takes place inĀ Cross My HeartĀ and it concludes inĀ Hope To Die. To my knowledge, this was the first time James Patterson did this so, naturally, many fans were upset with the cliffhanger ending of the first book. I wasn’t because I knew this going in. If anything, it made me look forward to readingĀ Hope To DieĀ even more, so I could see how things wrapped up.

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Kindle Oasis vs. Kindle Voyage vs. Kindle Paperwhite

FullSizeRenderAside from the basic entry-level Kindle e-reader, there are three additional Kindles for you to choose from: Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage and Kindle Oasis. Which one should you buy? Watch my video below comparing these three models to find out.

John Oates Announces Memoir: Change of Seasons

Change of Seasons

John Oates, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and one-half of the most successful pop duo in the world, Hall & Oates, will give readers an inside look into his life and career with his newly announced memoir: Change of Seasons. The book, set for release on April 4, 2017 will also include a bonus set of original and traditional songs that reflect the stories in the memoir, including an exclusive live version of ā€œManeater.ā€

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James Patterson Starts A Reading Revolution

IMG_7188Today, James Patterson started a reading revolution. Its name is BookShots, a new imprint under Little, Brown and Company. What makes these books so special? EachĀ title will be under 150 pages, competitively priced at less than $5, and will be available in a new compact paperback format (and as ebooks and audiobooks). Patterson will be writing, collaborating on, or personally curating every title. Oh, and there’s already 117 of them ready to go.

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Book Review: Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

Most WantedA couple days ago I finished reading Lisa Scottoline’s newest thriller,Ā Most Wanted.Ā This book’s fascinating premise reeled me in from the start, but did it keep me compelled from the first page to the last? Watch my book review below to find out:

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Book Review: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

91xiR2VC2qLI recently finished reading Harlan Coben’s newest thriller,Ā Fool Me Once. As many of you know, Harlan is my favorite author. However, does his latest novel live up to his tremendous reputation? Watch my book review below to find out whether or not you should pick up a copy ofĀ Fool Me Once:

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