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Nutcrackers & Handsprings: Books About the Cutthroat World of Ballet and Gymnastics

Today I am sharing four books that capture the fierce passion and wild side of ballet and gymnastics.  Scandal, abuse, injuries, eating disorders, and love fill the pages of today’s reads.   The lineup is dripping in all of the blood, sweat, and tears that we love to read about.   And GUESS WHAT?  Legwarmers and leotards are entirely optional.   You can be captivated by these stories from the comfort of your living room couch wearing sweatpants and a baggy t-shirt.  How great is that!!!!

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DIG HERE

I am over the moon to share with you one of Fall’s most anticipated and buzziest new books.  This September, Lisa Jewell is back with her latest creation,The Night She Disappeared.  Once again, Jewell delivers another fantastic read!

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Love Me Tender

I was instantly seduced by the cover of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s newest sensation, Velvet Was the Night.   Luscious lips coated in a sticky pink gloss about to take a drag off of a tantalizing cigarette being gracefully handled by pointy manicured nails with a drizzle of smoke permeating the air!!!    Ummmmm, I had to see what’s inside! And guess what????  I am happy to report that the pages of this historical noir were just as mesmerizing as its cover.   Let’s take a look.

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The Way You Look Tonight

Happy Saturday! Do you remember when I told you about how much I loved Melissa Grace’s book, Home is Where You Are? Well guess what??? The sequel, Home Again, is coming out for all the world to read July 27, 2021 and I am here to tell you how fabulous it is. Grace once again dazzled me with her passionate characters and heartfelt tale. The spotlight is on Ella and Cash this time around, and their love story does not disappoint. I am now impatiently waiting for book three.

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Watermelon Queen

Passerby (Out Today), by the lovely Britney King was my perfect Saturday night read. King never fails to thrill me with her suspenseful tales and her latest did not disappoint. Small town living and dead bodies wrapped in a bit of southern charm is what’s on tap today my literary friend. Grab an ice coffee and your sunnies….the heat is on!

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Happy 122nd Birthday Ernest Hemingway

I am here to share with you that today would have been Ernest Hemingway’s 122nd birthday. Just to refresh your memory, Hemingway was born in 1899 and died at the age of 61 years of age. He is considered one of America’s greatest novelists and short story writers of all time.

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A Letter To Steven Rowley

For the first time ever, Kelly from Dear Mr. Hemingway is writing to a DIFFERENT author. Today’s letter is to Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus, The Editor and The Guncle.

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Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)

Pirates have been the butt of hundreds of jokes for decades upon decades and because of this, Indie Author Teddy Stoecklein compiled and wrote 50 of the best Pirate jokes to share with his readers in The Illustrative Anthology of Pirate Jokes. Did I mention he illustrated this chucklesome read as well? Whether you are on a boat, sitting around a firepit or chatting it up at your neighbor’s BBQ, Stoecklein offers his readers all the tricks they need to be the greatest jokester around.

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The Underworld

Ahhhhh, the moment that the world has been waiting for is less than a week away. Alex Michaelides, author of the best selling book, The Silent Patient is back with summer’s most anticipated read. The Maidens comes out June 15th and it does not disappoint. Don’t get too comfy basking in the sun reading this thriller. Plan on having to remove your sun soaked body from your beach chair to pick your jaw up off the ground when you finish. Need I say more?

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DMH~Pages Well Paired Summer 2021 Box

I am thrilled to reveal what will be inside our first Pages Well Paired box this summer. Our first box includes a paperback copy of The Other Passenger (Atria Books) by award winning UK author, Louise Candlish. This book is being published in the United States for the first time on July 20, 2021. Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times best selling author, calls Candlish “the queen of sucker-punch twists”, and I couldn’t agree more.

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Triple Threat

Today I am coming at you with not one, but three books to quench your reading desires. Caul births, Jackie O. and a cliffside villa on the coast of Italy is what’s in store for you with this triple threat selection. Even though all three books could not have been more different, they all are fantastic reads in their own special way and I highly encourage you to add them to your TBR. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Here Comes The Sun

Love is in the air, and it feels like Valentine’s Day… in the beginning of May. Because of this, I have to share with you the most sprightly and heartwarming book. It Had To Be You by Georgia Clark has all the “feels” and I literally can’t stop smiling. Love almighty love is the theme here, and Clark delivers a five star tale blending a sprinkle of Modern Love with a dollop of Love Actually. This twenty-first century romantic comedy is a ray of sunshine and I can’t wait for the world to read it.

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Let’s Get It On

To Love and To Loathe by Martha Waters is out today and its flirty, fresh and everything in between. An easy-peasy lemon-squeezy read is the best way to kick off spring in my opinion and Water’s latest historical rom-com will have you smiling from ear to ear.

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The Art of Seduction

A mind bending story with sharp turns and more twists than a pretzel is what I crave more often than not. My go to author for this kind of fun is Britney King. Any one of her books paired with a fabulous glass of pinot noir is my perfect Friday night. Her latest book, Kill me Tomorrow is out TODAY, and let me tell you something….it did not disappoint. Let’s take a look!

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Guest Writer~Kristen Granata

Today’s guest writer is Indie Author, Kristen Granata. Kristen Granata is a teacher by day, and an author by night. Known for writing emotional contemporary and new adult romance, she loves creating realistic, flawed characters who struggle through the darkest parts of life and come out stronger on the other side. Kristen is a self-proclaimed “bitter cynic trapped in a hopeless romantic’s body.” Her characters pack a sarcastic punch, make you laugh, make you think, make you ugly cry – and they will always live happily ever after. If you’re a lover of moving, inspirational reads, Kristen’s your girl.

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Guest Writer~Kandi Steiner

It is Friday friends and I am in absolute love with today’s Indie Author Guest Writer. Best Selling author Kandi Steiner is on the blog today and I couldn’t be more excited. Steiner is best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories and loves bringing flawed characters to life. No two Kandi Steiner books are ever the same. If you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, Steiner has got you covered.

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Thunder Only Happens When It Rains

I’ve talked to you before about my love for the author duo Christina Lauren. Well guess what…they are back and taking matchmaking to a whole new level in their latest creation, The Soulmate Equation. Only Lauren can take on DNA and statistics and make it heartfelt and sexy. Let’s take a look and see what’s going on, shall we?

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Guest Writer~Melissa Grace

I am so excited to share with you today’s guest writer. Indie Author Melissa Grace is on the blog and I am jumping for joy! I was first introduced to Grace on The Indie Author Book Club. I loved her vibe from the second I checked out her website and instagram page…love at first sight my friends. Grace is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in publications like Medium, Thought Catalog, the To Write Love On Her Arms Blog, and The Mighty. Home Is Where You Are is her first novel and I absolutely LOVED it! You can read my rave review of it RIGHT HERE!

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April 2021~Buddy Read

It’s all about the backlists, so get ready to check your shelves for all those unread books that keep staring you down. This April we will be reading 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘯𝘦 by John Marrs @johnmarrs.author. This will be my second book by Marrs and I CAN’T WAIT! ⁣You can check out what I had to say about What Lies Between Us, RIGHT HERE!

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Guest Writer~Maria Ann Green

Today on the Blog is USA TODAY and Internationally Best Selling Indie Author, Maria Ann Green. Green is the author to many, many, many books. She’s a creative, mouthy, introverted, proud bisexual, highly-sensitive INFJ, Slytherpuff, dork with a sweet-tooth. Ha….now I’ve got your attention. Green is also the co-host of the Indie Author Book Club Podcast where she shares all things books and writing with fellow Indie Authors.

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Guest Writer~Eve Kasey

I am giddy to share with you today’s guest writer. Eve Kasey is in the house and she brought along with her some castles, kilts and a whole lot of steamy hot Scottish men. Are we all on board now? Kasey is the author of five contemporary literary romance novels that balances sweetness and steam, while aiming to teach readers something new. Whether it’s a new place, profession, or culture, the meticulous research that goes into her novels hopefully satisfies readers’ innate curiosity about the world.

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Today on the blog, I am talking about Kim Neville’s debut novel, The Memory Collectors. Her fictional tale dives deep into the world of memories and how they can shape,define and even sometimes destroy us… if we let them. Let’s take a look.

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Guest Writer~B. Ivy Woods

I am so happy to share with you today’s Guest Writer. Indie Author B. Ivy Woods is on the blog today and your Friday is about to get a whole lot better. Woods self-published her first novel in 2020 and since then has published five more. With two more books on the horizon, this writer is on fire!

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