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Showcase of Beautiful Book Authors Websites - Hongkiat Authors are the masters of language, but most are not on the Web. Many authors do not emphasize on having a strong web presence, usually falling back on static sites that lack design and optimized navigation. But times are changing and as more and more modern authors hit the big time, many of them are starting to realize the importance of that having a nicely designed, interactive (and really cool) site. The Internet space offers great opportunities for bestselling authors to become close to their readers, to tell them more about their life, their aspirations, their books and their plans for the future. It is also a great place to gain feedback and appreciation from their loyal readers. We take a look at the websites from 10 great authors to illustrate this point. Recommended Reading: Showcase of Beautiful WordPress-Powered Websites 1. Dan brown’s website meets you with the Mona Lisa painting, a reflection of the genre of his books. 2. Always an agent of change, J.K. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Welcome to Library Booklists and Bibliographies Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists « older | Main Largehearted Boy Page | newer » Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists For the seventh straight year, I am aggregating every online "best of 2014" book list I find in this post. Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed. Daily updates to this list. Revisit previous years' lists from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade) online year-end book list collections. #khibookswap (top books) 100 Great Books Before Lunch (favourite books)100 Great Books Before Lunch (favourite graphic novels)125 Water Street - Liz Whaley (favorite books)27gen (best books)4th Estate (favourite books)7:30 Bookclub (best books)80 Books (favorite books) A.E. (best arts and photography books)Amazon (best audiobooks)Amazon (best biographies and memoirs)Amazon (best business and investing books)Amazon (best children's books)Amazon (best comics and graphic novels)Amazon (best crafts, home & garden books)Amazon

Showcase of Beautiful Book Authors Websites Authors are the masters of language, but most are not on the Web. Many authors do not emphasize on having a strong web presence, usually falling back on static sites that lack design and optimized navigation. But times are changing and as more and more modern authors hit the big time, many of them are starting to realize the importance of that having a nicely designed, interactive (and really cool) site. The Internet space offers great opportunities for bestselling authors to become close to their readers, to tell them more about their life, their aspirations, their books and their plans for the future. It is also a great place to gain feedback and appreciation from their loyal readers. And what better way is there for fans to indulge further into the fantasy world that these writers have created in the pages of their writing. We take a look at the websites from 10 great authors to illustrate this point. Recommended Reading: Showcase of Beautiful WordPress-Powered Websites Want More?

Auckland Libraries Staff Picks Black Irish by Stephen Talty: South Buffalo Takes Care of Its Own I kept seeing the book cover for Black Irish by bestselling author Stephen Talty in industry publications and it intrigued me. When I read the concept, I decided it was a thriller I wanted to try since it features a deeply rooted Irish community in an area I don’t normally associate with being Irish. I know that may seem like an odd reason to pick a book but I sometimes pick books for odd reasons. If you like psychological thrillers then read on because this one is definitely worth exploring further. When thirty-one-year-old Absalom “Abbie” Kearney was growing up in South Buffalo, NY, she always felt like the odd person out. “And with a flash, the picture of a young face came to him [Jimmy Ryan]. When Jimmy Ryan’s ritualistically tortured body is found in the basement of St. “She began to pull out the object. “’I had the scanner on,’ he [her father] said, his accent still bearing the traces of County Clare in Ireland…’I know a construction worker who lives across the street.’

The Reader's Advisor A Is For Action!: Great reads with plenty of high-octane excitement Ted Bell Hawke. Atria, 2003.When he was a child, Alex Hawke witnessed the brutal murder of his parents. Now the business mogul (and former naval hero) uses uses his consider bale wealth to moonlight for government agencies when they need some "unofficial" assistance combating evil-doers all over the world. Followed by: Assassin (2004), Pirate (2005), Spy (2006), Tsar (2007), Warlord (2010) & Phantom (2012). Alex Berenson The Faithful Spy. Larry Bond & Jim Felice Red Dragon Rising: Shadows of War. Larry Bond & Jim De Felice Larry Bond's First Team. Andrew Britton The American. Dale Brown Flight of the Old Dog. Dale Brown's Dreamland. Lee Child Retired military cop Jack Reacher, the thinking man's Rambo, is a man not exactly without a country, but he is certainly one without an address. he more or less roams the 50 states as a sort of freelance dispenser of justice and defender of the helpless. Rainbow 6. Op-Center. H.

The Book Case Blog | Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Book Blogs Donald Harstad worked for 26 years as deputy sheriff and chief investigator for the police department of Clayton County, Iowa. Harstad transforms those experiences into thrilling mysteries with his popular Carl Houseman series. The sixth in the series, November Rain, finds Houseman far from his usual heartland setting, as he travels to the UK to consult on a kidnapping case—and to protect his own daughter. In a guest post, Harstad shares a bit of the real-life inspiration behind November Rain. Guest post by Donald Harstad I’ve written six novels about a fictional deputy sheriff named Carl Houseman, set in a fictional county in northeast Iowa. I certainly never thought I would write a book until I actually wrote my first. Scenarios. The first officer arrived 19 minutes after I called. That’s where Eleven Days, my first novel, had originated. For my latest, November Rain (Crooked Lane Books), I send Carl to London for an assist in a homicide investigation. Thanks, Donald!

Review: The Return by Silvia Kwon Set in rural Victoria in the 1960s, Silvia Kwon’s debut novel, The Return, looks at small-town Australia, post-World War II. Paul has been working and living in Japan away from his family. Back home, his mother, Merna, pines for his return and his dad, Frank, a war veteran, was against him ever going and can’t wait for Paul to leave Japan behind him. Eventually, Paul does return to visit, but he’s brought a Japanese woman home with him. While Merna tries her best to be accepting, Frank, still very much tormented by the war, sees Paul’s actions as a kind of betrayal, and a similar resentment is felt among a number of the townsfolk. In town, the young couple face discrimination and things at home aren’t much better. There are tender moments throughout the book; Kwon nicely handles intimacies between the young couple and between Merna and her son. Ella Mittas is a freelance reviewer.

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