GiveAways, Author Interviews, Terrorizing Pool Goers, Demons, Assassins and The Walking Dead at Comic Con OH MY! This Week At Novel Lives

Since we didn't have any up front fun last week I realized I never put up anything from Comic Con! So how about we have a little fun? And yeah-- this is the official trailer put up from Comic Con by AMC so I'm not breaking any laws-- everyone breathe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jsF4AZOYuk One more piece of …

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Fact: Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware Is Exactly Not What You Think It Is. Bless Be The Summer Reads.

Facts are everything to Rowan, main character in Ruth Ware’s latest novel, Turn of the Key. In honor of her, let me state these facts very clearly, up front: Thank You to Scout Press/Simon and Schuster, NetGalley and Edelweiss for an ARC in exchange for a fair review.   Fact: I read this book in …

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Knowing Information Only As Characters Do While Utilizing The Setting AND Writing Structure As Characters Provide A Slow Burn Intensity That Turns Rory Power’s Debut Wilder Girls Into One Of The Best Of The Year

Discussing the content of Rory Power's debut novel Wilder Girls is going to be very difficult without ruining the totality of what makes it without any doubt, in my mind, the best of the year to date. Having said that, I will do my best. Before that exercise in futility, there is plenty to discuss about …

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Bye June, Hello July-The Summer Fling ADDS A Giveaway, Battle Inner Demons, Spin the Dawn, Torture Kae…I mean Characters with SJ Hartland, My Mid-Year Freak Out And Rory Power’s Playlist For Wilder Girls

Songs of the Week: For Vesper (Beckoning Shadow Review Link Below). I used one song as a dedication to you as you fight the demons inside. It is something I related to, something I understood. And something everyone will have to read to find out what happens. However, I mentioned there was another I had …

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Planning the torturing… Ummm.. I mean Character Arcs, Karma Of Sequels Torturing Authors (Not That I Am At All Amused) And Not Taking Twenty Pages To Describe A Tree With 19th Bladesman Author SJ Hartland

SJ Hartland is the author of the Shadow Sword Series... and torturer of one, Kaell (but I'm not bitter at all).  Ok she loves Angel....  FINE ...  but I don't have to forgive EVERYTHING.  Having already read and reviewed the first novel in the series, 19th Bladesman, I am desperately awaiting the sequel, Last Seer King. According to …

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Wilder Girls Author Rory Power Talks About The Draw Of Complicated Characters, Provide the Perfect Wilder Girls Playlist, Her Summer Reading List and Tidbits About Her Next Project…

Rory Power is one of a handful of young and upcoming authors with highly anticipated debut books (see what Powers is looking forward to reading at the end of the interview) that either have been released this spring or are being released this summer. Together they are forging a new path in the publishing world and …

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Readers Often Hate Authors. Admit It. We Do. It Is Ok. I Have Your Back On This One. In 19th Bladesman, The First Book Of The Shadow Sword Series By S.J. Hartland, She Proves Why

It isn't harsh. It isn't even criticism. It is a credit to the writing craft, truly. We all have those characters in our head. You know the characters I'm talking about. And stop right there. I'm not talking about Kaz. That boy can take care of himself. So, quit it. Characters that we fall in …

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