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Friday Five!

Time flies when you’re having fun! The Friday Five helps keep you up to date on all of the great things happening with us! Check out more on these topics on our website!

1.  Karen A. Chase and BONJOUR 40 on The Write Stuff

Fantastique author Karen A. Chase was a guest blogger on The Write Stuff  to discuss how she turned her travel blog into e-book BONJOUR 40! The travel memoir just broke the Amazon bestseller list and is currently in the top 75 for travel-French-nonfiction downloads.

The author explains how her trip turned from adventure blog to book on our site!


2. Jon Reiner on I’m a Reader, Not a Writer

Author of memoir THE MAN WHO COULDN’T EAT Jon Reiner visited I’m a Reader, Not a Writerand did a great Q&A where he tells readers what life is actually like as The Man Who Couldn’t Eat. 

3. Karen A. Chase on Women Travel Blog

Karen A. Chase -Author of Amazon bestseller list climber BONJOUR 40 - was a guest blogger onWomen Travel Blog and wrote a fabulous blog post titled "The Deliberate Tourist". Here is the a highlight from Karen’s post where she discusses BONJOUR 40 and more (read the rest here):

"I researched all the guidebooks and started making lists of what to see, and as I shared my plans with close friends, they began making comments about how amazing it was going to be. “This trip will change your life!” one friend said. Perhaps, I realized, but only if I boarded the plane with more intent. So, in a city commonly toured, what if I didn’t go as a common tourist? What if I went as a deliberate tourist instead?"

 

4. GAME OF SECRETS on Reader Unboxed

Literary thriller GAME OF SECRETS - by Dawn Tripp - received a great review on Reader Unboxed! Here is a highlight:

In the same way that a simple word on the Scrabble board becomes a more complex, longer word by the careful placement of a few tiles, so does the very game become loaded with meaning. Week by week, words are literally spelled out before the two women on the worn game board. The existing undercurrent of tension builds, unasked questions are answered, and secrets are slowly and thrillingly laid bare.

Game of Secrets is part mystery, part thriller, part love story, and a brilliant metaphor on the game of Scrabble, all the while probing the question: What do we really know about the history we’ve grown up knowing about our family? What do we really know about each other?

5. MARCO POLO on SheKnows

And in SparkPoint Studio news (yes, we have non-book clients!), we would like to introduce you to our new, European and fabulous client MARCO POLO! The Italian jewelry maker’s Strawberry Cream Jewelry line was featured on SheKnows in a post called “5 Fun Ways to Support a Friend With Breast Cancer”. A portion of sales goes toward breast cancer research - even more fabulous. Here is what the blog post said about our Italian friends:

Author Interview: “The Man Who Couldn’t Eat”

Popular book review blog site I Am a Reader, Not a Writer picks the brain of Jon Reiner, author of “The Man Who Couldn’t Eat.” CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Still moving stuff in, but we are so excited to be working out of our new space this week!

Still moving stuff in, but we are so excited to be working out of our new space this week!

Need a re-cap of the latest great client coverage? Check out the Friday Five every week on the blog! 

Need a re-cap of the latest great client coverage? Check out the Friday Five every week on the blog

Fabulous review for Isabella Lafleche’s new book J’Adore New York on Chick Lit+!

Fabulous review for Isabella Lafleche’s new book J’Adore New York on Chick Lit+!

Allie Larkin’s amazing Dog Karma contest is almost over! Enter to win on her blog!

Allie Larkin’s amazing Dog Karma contest is almost over! Enter to win on her blog!

Chick Lit Central posted a comment about J’ADORE NEW YORK’s quickly approaching release date, October 4th! For now they shared the book trailer and posted there thoughts on Isabelle LaFleche‘s latest masterpiece.

Chick Lit Central posted a comment about J’ADORE NEW YORK’s quickly approaching release date, October 4th! For now they shared the book trailer and posted there thoughts on Isabelle LaFleche‘s latest masterpiece.

John Reiner, author of THE MAN WHO COULDN’T EAT, shared an essay on NPR’s Three Books.

John Reiner, author of THE MAN WHO COULDN’T EAT, shared an essay on NPR’s Three Books.

Isabelle Lafleche feature on Book End Babes!

Isabelle Lafleche feature on Book End Babes!


Guest Blogger Tiernan McKay Talks With Author Lisa Tucker on Tattered Cover Book Blog

Guest Blogger Tiernan McKay Talks With Author Lisa Tucker on Tattered Cover Book Blog