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Author Interview: Auston Habershaw


Today I am interviewing Auston Habershaw, author of the new epic fantasy novel, The Far Far Better Thing, final book in the Saga of the Redeemed series.

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DJ: Hi Auston! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Auston Habershaw: Hi, Thanks for having me! I’m an author by night, college professor by day. I’ve been writing professionally for about ten years now and have published about 16-17 short stories (in places like Analog, F&SF, Galaxy’s Edge, and others) and four novels. I also won the Writers of the Future Award in 2015. I live in Boston, Massachusetts with my wife, three lovely children, two cats, and a dog.

DJ: What is The Far Far Better Thing and then the Saga of the Redeemed series about?

Auston: The…

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Not Dead Yet by Jenn Burke _ Release Day Blitz & Review


not dead yet resizedNOT DEAD YET by Jenn Burke

Series: Not Dead Yet #1
Publisher: Carina Press
ReleaseDate: February 4, 2019 (ebook only)
Length: 91,000 words
Subgenre: Paranormal mystery romance
Warnings: Depression, talk of suicide, murders, paranormal violence

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Dying isn’t what it used to be.

Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he’s never witnessed murder. Until now.
His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going…

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The Window by Glenn Rolfe (My 5⭐ Review)

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Given that Possession is my favorite sub genre of horror, I was instantly sold on the synopsis for The Window by Glenn Rolfe. Little did I know, I’d be reading it quicker than any book I’ve read this year, and quite possibly 2017 as well.

We’re introduced to James, a teenager who has been forced to move towns to live with his mother and her boyfriend after she and his father divorce. James is less than enthused about being forced to spend the rest of his summer with the pair, instead of with his much more lenient father Richie and the father’s girlfriend Alison. We then find out that Richie is feeling much of the same. Having been left by his wife, and then suffering the loss of his business, he decides that he’s not going to let his ex wife dictate the remaining time left during the summer that…

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Blog Tour: Behind the Painting

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30 years ago, a young girl took her own life, leaving behind only her paintings to remember her. When Lorelei purchases one of these paintings, she doesn’t expect it to stir up unfinished business from the past that will put her life in jeopardy.

From day one, disturbing things start to happen and they’re only getting worse. Working alongside her best friend, Lorelei is thrown into a world of the supernatural. When paranormal investigators dig up even more chaos, she seeks out the only person who may be able to help; a shamanic practitioner. She will reveal a truth so unexpected, it will change Lorelei forever.

Author, Amanda Leeber, delivers a fast-paced, haunting tale that may just have you considering new possibilities.  


Amanda Leeber is an Independent Writer and photographer who lives…

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The Stranger in the Woods (Book Review)


The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel is one of the most interesting non-fiction books I’ve read in a long time. It’s about a man who spent 20 years living in the Maine woods very close to civilization and no one found him. He survived by stealing food and others items from summer homes and the summer camp by the lake he lived near, so they searched for him. He and his campsite were simply never found in all those years.

Finkel, who is a journalist, hears about the “hermit” and starts visiting him in jail. This book is a recounting of his talks with Chris Knight and what he learned about this strange story.

Finkel himself has a great voice. He tells the story very well and mixes in his respect and care for Knight to create a really stunning narrative. Finkel is careful in his writing and…

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Jee’s #bookreview of #TheHouseofOneThousandEyes by Michelle Barker #AnnickPress #NetGalley #fiction

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20181005_215447Title: The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker

Publisher: Annick Press

Verdict: 3/5

In a nutshell (Amazon):

Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it’s particularly hard. After the death of her parents in a factory explosion and time spent in a psychiatric hospital recovering from the trauma, she is sent to live with her stern aunt, a devoted member of the ruling Communist Party. Visits with her beloved Uncle Erich, a best-selling author, are her only respite.

But one night, her uncle disappears without a trace. Gone also are all his belongings, his books, and even his birth records. Lena is desperate to know what happened to him, but it’s as if he never existed.

The worst thing, however, is that she cannot discuss her uncle or her attempts to find him with anyone, not even her…

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City of Ghosts by V.E. SCHWAB | Book Review + Discussion

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So to start-off this month of September, we’ll be doing a non-spoilery book review and discussion by one of the highly anticipated books this year 2018 which is City of Ghosts by V. E Schwab!

Y’ALL DON’T KNOW HOW EXCITED I AM TO FINALLY READ THIS BOOK, but unfortunately life’s being a jerk and it wouldn’t let me finish reading it for one night *coughs* school *coughs*.  The whole past week of school has pretty much been one hell of a ride, I couldn’t pick up a book without being guilty about my school works. Fortunately there’s always light at the end of the tunnel and I literally allotted this day just to finish reading this book.

So this blog post would be divided into two: (1) A non-spoilery book review for those who haven’t read the book and (2) a Book Discussion where we can discuss all those…

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Review: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena #bookreview

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The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti || Review

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Title: The Eight Mountains
Author(s): Paolo Cognetti
No. of pages: 239
Genre: Literature, Coming of age
Publication date: November 8th 2016
Date read: June 25th 2018
5/5 ★

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Review – Snake Ropes by Jess Richards

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I have had this on my physical shelf for years. I originally bought it on sale and it didn’t come with a dust jacket so there wasn’t much to go on. I only knew it’s a dystopian setting on the Scottish Isles. I tried a chapter earlier this year with the hopes of not being interested and, therefore, unhauling it. That didn’t work out as planned…

Snake Ropes

by Jess Richards


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Set on an isolated island off the Scottish coast, in a community run by women who are in awe of a mysterious structure called the Thrashing House, the novel is narrated by two teenage girls in very different circumstances. Mary is doing her best to protect her younger brother, Barney, as the island’s sons are mysteriously disappearing. Morgan is scheming to escape the prison her parents have made of their home. The two girls unite, each on…

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