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"I'm a daydreamer with a big imagination"

Ahead of our live chat with romance author Samantha Young we asked her to tell us a little about herself and her writing ...

BingeBooks: Where and when do you like to write? 

Samantha Young: I write in my office and I write in the early mornings and early afternoons. My brain is usually too tired by evening time to string sentences together, lol.

BB: Is there anything - furnishings, art, equipment, etc - you always like to have around you when you write?

SY: Books! I love being surrounded by books and fairy lights as I write. It's cozy.

BB: Who are your influences? What are you reading right now? What book would you recommend for a great winter vacation read?

SY: Oh goodness, I have so many favorite authors and musicians who inspire…


Rainy weather, a comfy chair and Cuban coffee - A.R. Torre details the essential ingredients for writing characters that readers "love to hate" 


Ahead of our live Book Club chat with A. R. Torre on Tuesday January 24, 2023 (watch again at our Book Club page) we asked Alessandra to tell us a bit more about herself and her writing ...


BingeBooks: Where and when do you like to write?

A. R. Torre: My favorite place to write is in our backyard. I’m pretty sure the environment isn’t the best for writing - the #1 rule of word production is No Distractions! - but we have lots of palm trees that sway in the breeze and provide a soothing soundtrack. I have a comfy chair that is in our cabana and I like to prop my feet up on a beanbag and write there, especially when the weather is nice and…


"Three weddings and a food truck on the beach"


Ahead of our live Book Club chat with Jan Moran we asked Jan to tell us a bit more about herself and her writing ...

BingeBooks: Where and when do you like to write?

Jan Moran: Mostly afternoons and evening—and almost anywhere with my laptop. Variety keeps me fresh and inspires me, so you might find me in my garden, at the kitchen table, at a coffee shop, or in a library. My faves: Writing near the beach on in the mountains, on airplanes, and in beautiful hotel lobbies. My office is for business, not so much for creativity.

BB: Is there anything - furnishings, art, equipment, etc - you always like to have around you when you write?

JM: Interesting views and background music such as jazz, classical, or Or surrounded by the so…


Before their live chat for BingeBooks Book Club, on Historical Mystery Day, Thursday September 29, we asked Sara Rosett and Lee Strauss to answer some favorite author questions.


BB: Where and when do you like to write?

SR: I use dictation to get a first draft down in the morning. Once it’s transcribed I like to edit the draft in my office, which has bookshelves full of my favorite novels and all my reference books.

LS: Usually afternoons in my sunroom. I take care of business matters in the mornings. I also like to play pickleball three mornings a week, so it's nice to have a flexible schedule.


BB: Is there anything - furnishings, art, equipment, etc - you always like to have around you when you write?

SR: I like to have my divided keyboard, which keeps my wrists in alignment s…


We asked some of our favorite bestselling romance authors to give us their Valentine's Day recommendations. Which will you be giving, or bingeing on, this February 14th?


Favorite Love Story

A.L. Jackson recommends The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon:

"The Law of Moses is hands-down my favorite book. I have never been quite as affected as I was by this love story. It marked me and I carry it with me always."  

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

Laurelin Paige says: "In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennans is one of my all-time favorite romances. Talk about slow burn! It's the ultimate friends-to-lovers. A quie…


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.




My name is Jen Webster, and I am a team member, site curator and pinner extraordinaire for BingeBooks. I also pen the blog The Immersive Bookshelf. My blog’s chief focus is on reviewing my immersive reading experiences.

What is an immersive reading experience you say? Well, let me tell you, it is an experience worth trying. Immersive reading is listening to an audiobook while following along with the book. Whether it be a paperback, hardback, or a digital copy on your e-reader, the results are the same. Pairing a fantastic book with a phenomenal narrator and you have a reading experience that is spectacular!

If you love a book or series, and you get lucky enough to get a great narrator that can truly bring the story to life, you will experience it in a way you never expected to …


Books bring joy through the year, but there's something about a pile of books around the tree that touches every booklover's heart.

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).


Browse our Author and Staff Selections


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."

Melissa F Miller



We asked cozy mystery authors Sara Rosett and Tonya Kappes to answer a few questions …


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! 



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