Changes

Hey everyone! Today I will be talking to you guys about some changes I’ll be making to my blog. As I have already changed the look of my blog again recently, it won’t be anything like that (this theme is here to stay… for now). Read More


The Importance of Reading Diverse Literature: A Discussion

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Hey everyone! I’m back today with a discussion post! If you haven’t read my previous discussion post on hyped up books, you can read it here. Now, onto the discussion!

We live in a very diverse world and as book readers, we all want the worlds we read about to be somewhat similar to ours. We read to escape, but what should naturally carry over to the stories we read are different cultures, religions, and ethnicity.

But that doesn’t happen. Let me tell you why diversity is important in literature. Read More


The Book Prophet is 1!

 

So today is an exciting day, it’s my blog’s first birthday! Isn’t that exciting?? It’s been an entire year since I signed up for WordPress to create this blog. I didn’t actually actively start blogging here until October, but still. That’s crazy insane! It doesn’t feel like I’ve been a part of the blogging community like this for that long! You’re all just such amazing people, really, there is literally not any other community as awesome as you guys are. Read More


My Experience at North Texas Teen Book Festival!

Hello everybody! Today I will be telling you guys about my experience going to my first ever book festival! Only a few weeks ago I stumbled upon the North Texas Teen Book Festival somewhere online (I’m not sure where, as I’ve already forgotten, I think it might’ve been Twitter), and I realized that it was taking place only 40 minutes away from where I live. The second I found that out I told my sister and my parents and they said that I could go! Read More


The Bad Book Project #7 | World Building (by Savannah)

I wrote a guest post on a friend’s blog about world building. Check it out!

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Welcome back to my 12-week project in which I attempt to prepare for writing my own novel in Camp NaNoWriMo this April. You can check out the last posts here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. This week’s post is about world building and it is written by one of my favourite blogger friends Savannah, I hope you love it as much as I do!


Hello everybody! My name is Savannah and I’m a blogger over at The Book Prophet. Today, I’m here to talk to you about World Building and the easiest (and best) ways you can create the world in your novel.

As you might know, World Building is crucial to any book, especially fantasy and sci-fi. When you’re creating an entirely different world instead of putting your own spin on the present world, it can become overwhelming and difficult. I…

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Blog Tour-Author Interview | CORRUPT ME by Jillian Quinn

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Hello everybody! Today I am pleased to announce that my second post in the Corrupt Me Blog Tour by Jillian Quinn is an Author Interview! I had some questions for Jill about her novel, which was released yesterday, and she answered.

Not only is Jill a new author, but she’s also one of my book blogger friends. Her blog is Rant and Rave About Books, and she has wonderful and honest reviews about books that she’s read on there as well.


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Where to Buy:


Amazon (universal link) myBook.to/CorruptMe

Barnes & Noble http://tinyurl.com/zmewnm4

Kobo http://tinyurl.com/hs57ewx

iBooks http://tinyurl.com/jno2tzhl

Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn on Goodreads

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Stalker Links


Facebook | Twitter | Author Website | Goodreads Profile


Interview:


1. What romance novels inspired you to write Corrupt Me? 

A romance novel did not inspire Corrupt Me, but I was inspired by Mafia movies as well as the novel and the movie, The Godfather. I was having one of my Mafia movie binge days, switching from the movie Goodfellas to The Godfather, both of which are my favorite movies of all time, and I started to think about the relationships between both Karen and Henry in Goodfellas as well as Michael and Kay in The Godfather.

2. What are some romance novel pet peeves of yours?

Female characters without a backbone are very common in romance novels, and as a strong female, I do not appreciate reading about a weak heroine who allows the man to walk all over her, only to take him back without another thought.

3. What were a few inspirations for your main characters?

In Goodfellas, Karen was strong and stood up to Henry, and I always respected her for that, where Kay backed down to Michael in The Godfather and let him control her and the kids until she finally had the nerve to leave him. Izzie’s character was inspired by the portrayal of Karen Hill by Lorriane Bracco in Goodfellas.

4. If you had to choose one author to co-write a book with, who would it be and why? What would the book be about?

I would want to write a book with Jamie McGuire because I love her books and because her book, Beautiful Disaster, is what hooked me on new adult romance novels. I had never read one until Writers Digest mentioned her book in one of their newsletters, and I have been hooked on the genre ever since. I’d like to write a romance novel involving addiction with Jamie, if that were possible. She creates amazing characters with a lot of depth and addiction is something I would like to write more about someday.

5. Are there any other books that you’re currently working on? If so, what’re they about?

My next novel, Parker, is a hockey romance novel that is part of the Face-Off series. Parker comes out on February 14, 2017. I am also releasing Divine Powers, a fantasy romance novel about witches and magic on May 9, 2017. I’m also working on a companion novella for Corrupt Me that I am planning to give out for free to all of my newsletter subscribers as well as writing other books in the Philly Corruption and Face-Off series.


Thank you Jill for giving me this chance to ask you questions concerning your first novel, Corrupt Me. If you’re interested in Jill’s future work, check out her author website here. Happy reading!

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My BookTube Channel and more!

Hello everybody! So recently I’ve decided that I wanted to create my own BookTube channel, and I’ve only just published my first video. I also created my own Instagram and Twitter accounts solely for The Book Prophet.

 

My First Video:

So, yup, that’s me! I’d appreciate it if y’all checked out my channel and subscribed, as well as following me on Twitter and Instagram.

I also just reached 100 followers today! Thank you all so much for supporting my blog, it means so much! I have so much fun writing these posts and sharing my bookish opinions with you all.

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Blog Tour- Spotlight Post|CORRUPT ME by Jillian Quinn

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Today I am promoting a fellow Blogger’s first published novel, Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn (known to the Bookish Community as Rant and Rave About Books). I’m honored to take part in her Blog Tour for this novel. If you’d like to find out more about the Blog Tour’s Schedule, click here.


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Corrupt Me

By: Jillian Quinn

Synopsis

Izzie Rinaldi has everything going for her. All she has to do is make it through her senior year of college, and then she’ll be off to law school, one step closer to assuming her position at the head of her family’s empire. After a chance encounter with the campus bad boy, Izzie can’t get him out of her head.

Luca Marchese, the smooth-talking son of the most notorious man in Philadelphia, is used to getting what he wants. He hasn’t forgotten the girl he knew as a child, and now that he has Izzie’s attention, Luca will stop at nothing to have her.

Luca’s defiance of the law turns Izzie on more than she cares to admit. She wants Luca to corrupt her in every way possible, despite his reputation as the king of one-night stands. Their attraction is undeniable, but their desire for one another isn’t enough for Izzie to overlook visits from federal agents and the potential ruin of her family.

Linked to Luca and a criminal underworld, Izzie discovers she’s more like him than she thought. But a future with Luca could mean swapping her diamond bracelets for a pair of handcuffs.

*Corrupt Me is a standalone novel that is the first book in the Philly Corruption series.

Where to Buy:

– Amazon (universal link) myBook.to/CorruptMe

– Barnes & Noble http://tinyurl.com/zmewnm4

– Kobo http://tinyurl.com/hs57ewx

– iBooks http://tinyurl.com/jno2tzhl

Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn on Goodreads


About The Author:

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Jillian Quinn was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently lives in sunny Cape Coral, Florida where she still pretends it’s okay to drink hot chocolate and curl up on the couch with a good book, even when it’s ninety degrees outside. From an early age, writing and storytelling have been her passion. In her spare time, she loves creating fictional worlds and living inside the minds of her characters as well as reading, art, and watching basketball and hockey.

Jillian is also a successful book blogger, dubbed by her followers as The Queen of Rants after making her blog, Rant and Rave About Books, a popular destination in the bookish community because of her honesty and passion for books.

Corrupt Me is her first novel with other young adult and new adult titles to follow.

Stalker Links:

Facebook | Twitter | Author Website | Goodreads Profile

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Travelling the Pages 2017 Reading Challenge

Since it’s 2017, and I’ve talked to you all about my 2017 New Year’s Resolutions, My Favorite (and Least-Favorite) Books of 2016, as well as my last Monthly Wrap-Up of the year, I thought it was time to introduce y’all to a reading challenge that I’m going to be a part of. This challenge is called the 2017 Travelling the Pages Reading Challenge, which was created by Books For Thought and Alice’s Book Vault. The information about the challenge is on both of their blog links I linked to their names above.


There are four different levels in the challenge. The levels are:

  • Beginner: complete all the square in one of the + rows. That means a minimum of four books.
  • Intermediate: complete all the squares in one of the x rows. Also a minimum of four but slightly harder challenges.
  • Hard: complete all the squares in two whole rows. Any rows at all! This means a minimum of eight books.
  • Expert: complete all the squares! I personally think we should all aim for expert and see what happens.

So, I’ve decided that I will be striving for Expert. There are 25 squares on the bingo sheet, and my reading goal for this year is 40 books, so this should be quite easy for me to accomplish, I think. Now, let’s get to the actual challenge and the books I chose for each square.

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The most difficult part with picking and choosing books would have to be the fact that NONE of them can take place in the United States. This was so difficult for me because one of the squares says ‘Books set in a place you’ve been’ and being the All-American Texan girl I am, I’ve never gone farther than Kansas or California. So I asked Chelsea from Books For Thought what I should do in this situation, and she told me that I could just choose a place I would like to visit. So that’s what I did. I also tried to choose from books that I already own, or that were already on my TBR list. Now, onto the books I chose for each topic!

A book set in South America. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

A book with an author from a different country. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

A fantasy book inspired by a real place. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

A book with a place you didn’t think you’d want to visit. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

A book set north of the equator. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

A book set in a place you’ve been to you want to visit. After You by JoJo Moyes

A book featuring mythology. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

A book set in a sunny place. Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine

A book that is a biography or memoir. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

A book with a character who speaks more than one language. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

A book set outside of Earth. Starflight by Melissa Landers

A historical fiction book. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Freebie! A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

A book set in a cold place. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

A post apocalyptic book. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

A book with its own made up language. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

A book set in a place you’ve never read about before. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A book set in a place you’re dying to visit. London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton

A book set in two or more countries. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

A book set in a city. Rook by Sharon Cameron

A book set south of the equator. I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

A book published in 2017. Gilded Cage by Vic James

A book set in an Asian country. Cress by Marissa Meyer

A book set on an island. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

A book set in Africa. Diamond Boy by Michael Williams


I’m very  excited for this year in reading. I’ll read some books that I’ve either been in the middle of reading for months, that have been on my shelves for ages, or new books that I’ve never heard of before. This shall be very exciting and I hope that some of y’all decide to participate in this challenge as well.

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