Our July Book Club was one of our most popular, with Dean Koontz joining us for a live chat about his latest release, The Big Dark Sky.
It was a fantastic conversation about his life, where he got his idea for The Big Dark Sky, his writing process, and more!
Ready to catch up on the fun? Just click below (or continue scrolling to read the transcript).
Transcript of the chat:
Alessandra: Hello everyone, and welcome to our BingeBooks Book Club chat. I am Alessandra Torre and I am joined today by Dean Koontz, who is going to be talking to us about his newest release and everything book. So welcome so much, Dean. It's fantastic to have you here.
Dean: Well, thank you for having me there.
Alessandra: We have live viewers that are joining us from Facebook and YouTube, and we already h…
August 9, 2022
Ahead of our chat, we asked Meghan about all the important stuff ...
BingeBooks: Where and when do you like to write?
Meghan Quinn: In the morning, in my pink velvet chair in my office.
BB: Is there anything you always like to have around you when you write?
MQ: Music (I make a playlist for each book), flair tip pens, and my dog.
BB: Who are your influences?
MQ: Marie Force... she helped me a lot when I first got started.
BB: What are you reading right now?
BB: What book would you recommend for a great summer va…
Favorite Love Story
A.L. Jackson recommends The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon:
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Favorite for Valentine's Day Gift
Meghan Quinn chooses A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria. She says, "Second chance romance with a childhood best friend ... is my cup of tea!"
Favorite Friends-to-Lovers Romance
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Much has been said about the power of a book's opening line. BingeBooks allows you to peek at more than just the opening line - we specialize in offering the ability to "binge" on opening chapters until you find a style and story that appeals to you.
Here are some opening lines from books that have taken over TikTok. See which appeal to you and click on the ebook icons to read a longer excerpt.
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They are perfect gifts for almost everyone in your life. So, with a little help from some of our author and reader friends, we've rounded up some great recommendations for this holiday season (and maybe there might be room for one or two titles as a gift for you).
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Jeff Wheeler, fantasy author is giving Small Magic by Terry Brooks: "Terry is a master storyteller and the man who inspired me to write fantasy. This collection of his short stories is for those who are his biggest fans (me included) as well as anyone who hasn’t read him before. The variety and depth to each make it the perfect holiday gift."
BingeBooks: How did you start writing?
Sara: I'd always dreamed of writing a mystery and when I had my second child, I thought "my life is only going to get busier," so I started writing during nap time a couple of days a week. I researched the publishing industry while I was writing the draft and went to writers conferences.
After about three years of writing and revising I had a novel. I queried agents the old-fashioned way, with a letter, and found an agent. She sold the manuscript in a 3-book deal. The book came out six years after I first started writing.
Tonya: I was a child therapist that belonged to a book club. It was my turn to host the book club and like most hosts of a book club, I'd …
As part of our monthly BingeBooks Book Club, we dove into a chat about Horror with two bestselling authors - and had so much fun!
I hosted and we jumped right into the conversation, where they discussed topics like:
- Their most recent book releases
- When in a book they introduce the suspense
- Different types of horror and suspense books
- How dread and suspense work together in a book
- Their favorite horror books
They also answered questions from the live reader audience. You can watch their video by clicking below - or continue reading to see the full transcript.
If you want to join in on our next book club, visit our Book Club page - we'd love to see you there!
Alessandra: All right. We are alive. I am so excited to be here with the BingeBooks Book C…