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Kristina Riggle and Things We Didn’t Say

Kristina Riggle and Things We Didn’t Say

From the front cover: “Impossible to put down, even harder to let go of.” __Julie Buxbaum, author of The Opposite of Love, After You In her first two books — Real Life & Liars and The Life You’ve Imagined –, Kristina Riggle wrote about ordinary individuals caught up in the dilemma of how to resolve complicated problems in their lives. However the author twists the scenario a bit in Things We Didn’t Say available for purchase tomorrow at your local…

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Presenting Debutante Tawna Fenske
and Making Waves

Presenting Debutante Tawna Fenske
and Making Waves

By her own admission it took Debutante Tawna Fenske a while to find her literary voice (see Finding Where You Fit Is Harder Than It Looks) but — once she discovered that her humor and love of romance combined perfectly together — it was full sail ahead for her debut novel, Making Waves, available August 1, 2011. The result is a delightful, warm-hearted, endearingly twisted tale of romance and adventure, complete with hijinks….though the goal was a hijack. Yes it’s…

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Presenting Debutante Elise Allen and Populazzi

Presenting Debutante Elise Allen and Populazzi

To date, Elise Allen has earned and enjoyed a successfully diverse writing career in both Hollywood and New York, however it’s the upcoming publication of her solo YA novel Populazzi — debuting August 1, 2011 — that has her heart right now. Introducing herself at The Debutante Ball in the August 30, 2010 post, If It’s Monday, It Must Be Deb Elise, she wrote: “I live in L.A., and came out here immediately after college to follow my big dreams…

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Camille Noe Pagán and The Art of Forgetting

Camille Noe Pagán and The Art of Forgetting

Camille Noe Pagán’s debut novel The Art of Forgetting — with its stunning cover and intriguing title — bows down from bookstore shelves next Thursday, June 9, 2011. The book, based on a seemingly simple premise of forever friends, is actually a complex, multi-layered tale that both fascinates, frustrates, and fills a reader with questions to what it means to be or who is a friend? The idea for the storyline came first from the author’s desire to write a…

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Eileen Cook’s Fourth Grade Fairy

Eileen Cook’s Fourth Grade Fairy

Truth be told, Eileen Cook (The Education of Hailey Kendrick YA, What Would Emma Do? YA, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA, and Unpredictable) is among The Divining Wand’s most popular authors with her positive, common sense, and humor-filled storytelling for all ages. Case in point is Eileen’s latest book, Fourth Grade Fairy, the first of three middle school novels. (The second in this series, Wishes for Beginners will be released on June 14, 2011 followed by the third and…

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Julianna Baggott (aka Bridget Asher) and
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

Julianna Baggott (aka Bridget Asher) and
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

“This novel is dedicated to the reader. For this singular moment, it’s just the two of us.” It is with the above Dedication that Julianna Baggott welcomes the readinbg audience into her latest Bridget Asher novel The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted. And that singular moment will become hours as the author tells a multi-generational tale of: “Grief is a love story told backwards.” In fact that’s the first line in the book. According to the author, that sentence captured…

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Laura Dave and The First Husband

Laura Dave and The First Husband

With witty, wise, storytelling regarding the complexities of modern love — complemented by her elegantly honest prose –, Laura Dave (The Divorce Party, London Is the Best City in America) offfers readers her third novel, The First Husband, available Thursday, May 12, 2011. How good is it really? In its May 2011 issue, Marie Claire designated The First Husband as a “NEED TO READ” decadent novel noting: “What distinguishes Dave from her peers are her keen observations about the difficulty…

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Therese Fowler and Exposure

Therese Fowler and Exposure

As easily as Therese Fowler (Souvenir, Reunion) accepts the fact that her third novel, Exposure — in bookstores tomorrow, May 3, 2011 –, was meant to be, she also shrugs off early reviews that describe her writing as brave. Every fictional story begins with an idea of truth and, while the author’s truth came from her son’s arrest for what the media dubbed a sexting crime, Exposure is entirely fictional. However Therese is a Mother, sociologist, and novelist who knows…

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Meg Waite Clayton and The Four Ms. Bradwells

Meg Waite Clayton and The Four Ms. Bradwells

National bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Sisters) had a dream of becoming a novelist but — not knowing how to achieve that career — she went to college to become a doctor and emerged from academia seven years later as a corporate lawyer. Truth and dreams have a way of being recognized though. They did for Meg and they also did for her characters in The Four Ms. Bradwells. Intelligent, insightful, and issue-complicated, the story is an ode…

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Jael McHenry and The Kitchen Daughter

Jael McHenry and The Kitchen Daughter

Jael McHenry’s passion for cooking and writing combine together in the most unique blend of sweet and bittersweet for her debut novel, The Kitchen Daughter in bookstores tomorrow, April 12, 2011. And, let it be noted, the clever, quirky cover art is the perfect appetizer for the feast spread within the pages. The idea for the book began with the author creating a character who loves food, loves cooking, but is closed off from the rest of the world. Even…

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