New Wave by Jennifer Ann Shore

Imagine living in a world of extreme poverty and famine while those in power thrive just like the Capital of The Hunger Games. Society is divided into sectors laid out across islands with each territory having a socialist purpose. Yet, no one is happy, people are being tortured and dying, and many resort to illegal activities to survive. Mol is no different, caught in a world she loves but equally despises. Her entire life is about to change as she attempts to hawk her dead mother’s necklace for money to buy food. Captured, she becomes a key player in a revolution while falling for the man who helped create the world that imprisons her. Sound like Bel Canto? New Wave by Jennifer Ann Shore is a brand new YA feminist fiction and dystopian novel about distrusting romance that questions if love can change all. Or is love a trick of…

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9 Wanderlust-Inspired Destinations For Your Birthday Vacation

“Oh, shit. Where are we?!” “Venice is safe to walk around at 1 AM, right? We got past the Rialto so we are on the right side, I thiiii….OH MY GOD, CANAL. Why don’t they have fences? Or warnings?” “Can we just sleep here?” “Oh f’, I have to pee. Do you have a few Euros? Or should I just buy another drink; it is my Birthday vacation after all.” “No. NO, I DON’T WANT YOUR FREAKING OVERPRICED ROSE! Stop following me. Stop it!” “Did he just throw a rose at me?! WTF?” Wakes up the next day at 1 PM, gagging on toothpaste and wondering where I went wrong… P.S. I have never slept in on a vacation. So there I lay sprawled out zombie-style in a fancy boutique hotel in a non-touristy part of Venice hung over and 30. How did this happen? I did not take turning…

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My MacArthur By Cindy Fazzi

Are you looking for a historical fiction novel that is full of sexual tension, secrets, and all that is forbidden? Drinking during Prohibition, powerful older men sneaking around with feisty younger biracial women, and steamy love making scenes? My MacArthur by Cindy Fazzi is a brand new historical fiction romance that introduces readers to Douglas MacArthur’s coveted lover, Isabel Rosario Cooper. Although not much is known about the real Isabel, Fazzi breathes vitality and fire into her persona. Fazzi places Isabel at the heart of the stage that she so dearly craves instead of her usual stand in position. Power, distrust, passionate love, and utter devastation will keep readers sailing through pages until Isabel can no longer share her tragic story. Book Review of My MacArthur By Cindy Fazzi One fateful night, in the 1930’s, Douglas MacArthur passes a beautiful young Filipino singer and dancer a note. Behind the scenes,…

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Increase Blog Traffic With These 5 Easy Tips

Are you there, God?  It’s me, Christine.  Is anyone reading my blog? I must, I must, I must increase my page views.  Yup, blogging as an adult is pretty similar to Margaret wanting boobs and even her girlie flowww.  Milestones that amount to a dreadful amount of work but transcend you into superwoman status.  If you don’t know this bookish reference and have decided that I’m already too much for you, just skim by to learn how to increase blog traffic and start seeing your hard work pay off.  As a book blogger, I had to honor my niche first. via GIPHY Are you blogging off your behind to no avail? About six months ago, I decided that instead of returning to a public library job with my newly minted MLIS-degree, I would monetize my blog and turn my website into a business.  I made that sound so easy. HAHA. …

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Inspirational Books For Writers

Are you looking for inspirational books for writers?  The Uncorked Librarian asked eight indie authors to share the books that most influenced their writing.  Find these authors’ top book recommendations ranging from intuitive nonfiction and foreboding futuristic classics to storytelling fantasy and world building science fiction.  Learn how these inspiring and motivating books shaped self-published novels, and discover a favorite new indie title along the way. 8 Inspirational Books For Writers And The 8 Indie Books They Influenced 1. Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds Submission by Odin Oxthorn The story follows the exploits of Tanner Mirabel, a security operative on the search for a former employer. His path leads him to Chasm city, which has suffered the aftermath of the Melding Plague, a disease that attacks victims with cybernetic augmentations. After an exhausting chase, Tanner learns a little too much about a former past that leaves him shaken and questioning…

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Gifts For Book Lovers That Aren’t Books

Are you looking for gifts for book lovers that aren’t books? These are some of The Uncorked Librarian’s favorite bookish gifts paired with iconic authors and titles from childhood to adulthood. Find butterbeer tea, Shakespearean enamel pins, and funny bookish Fifty Shades spoofs. Yet, this is not just another BLAH bookish gift list either.  Learn about TUL’s writing heroes and daily sources for inspiration.  Read more about infamous authors and books that leave imprints on your soul like footprints on the beach or wine stains on your lips. Ten Themed Gifts For Book Lovers That Aren’t Books Dear Momma Claus, Daddy Tooth Fairy, Grandma Easter Bunny, Uncle Birthday Wish Fulfiller, Best Friend Anytime Of The Year You Wish To Shower Me With Gifts Giver: This year, The Uncorked Librarian and her friends would like the following gifts for book lovers that aren’t books. Although, these bookish gifts paired with the actual book…

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