worst ways to start a book

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People judge books by their covers, but the real test often comes with the opening pages. Those first words can pull you in to a book. Or they can smack you with a WTF so hard that you might have to reread it a few times to fully comprehend what’s happening or why you should care. Here are some surefire ways … Read More

book nerds aren’t easy

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Is it just me, or are book nerds seriously misjudged? Especially around the holidays. In fact I have heard on numerous occasions, “Oh, Kristen is so easy; just buy her a book, and she’ll be happy!” Yeah, no. Do I adore books to a somewhat obsessive degree? Yes. Do I love all books that way? No. Unless you know the exact types … Read More

lessons learned from the gilmore girls

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While everyone else not living under a rock has been watching the revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, I’ve been busy playing catch up on the show. At this point, I’m living with that theme song in my head and practicing my witty comebacks on strangers I pass at the supermarket. But scaring the locals isn’t the only valuable … Read More

cyber monday sale

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Who doesn’t love Cyber Monday? You get to score the best shopping deals with so little effort! You can shop in your pajamas, in between classes, sitting in your office…anywhere! And while you are one-clicking away, why not treat yourself to five amazing books for the price of a cup of coffee? That’s right–the entire Blaze catalog is still on … Read More

survive the masses: a black friday survival kit

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Black Friday is as ominous as it sounds. Sure, it has calmed down in recent years due to the adaptation of online shopping, but that hasn’t curbed all of the insanity. Are you planning to take a leap of the sane expresses and delve into the darkness of 2:00 a.m. shopping? Well, save me a seat, because I am too. … Read More

shadow fall excerpt

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Are you ready? The shadow is falling, and the meteor is coming… SHADOW FALL by Audrey Grey has arrived! The stakes are high–it’s #trialordie. You’ve seen the teasers, but now we have a full excerpt prepared for you. Read on below, and be sure to get your copy today for the special release week price of 99 cents! about the … Read More

shadow fall first chapter reading

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Are you ready? The shadow is falling, and the meteor is coming… SHADOW FALL by Audrey Grey has arrived! You can get your copy now for the special release week price of 99 cents! And as a special treat, we have the first chapters read to you by Audrey herself: about the book: The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will … Read More

shadow fall release day

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Are you ready? The shadow is falling, and the meteor is coming… SHADOW FALL by Audrey Grey has arrived! You can get your copy now, and be sure to meet us at the Facebook Party happening right now! about the book: The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions. The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their … Read More

thanksgiving bucket list

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Anyone else doing a little dance, so happy that Thanksgiving break is finally here? But with that little dance comes one startling thought: What am I going to do with all that extra time? It’s the same thought I’ve had pretty much every holiday break ever, especially after adulthood hit. But since I don’t want to spend my holiday adulting, … Read More

ranking harry potter

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Where does FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM rank in the WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER films? It’s been five years since Harry Potter’s story concluded with HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 on screen, and the popularity of the world author J.K. Rowling created in her absurdly huge series has waned very little since that time. … Read More