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My Ultimate Querying Resource List

My Ultimate Querying Resource List #amwriting

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Since the whole querying process is fresh in my mind, I wanted to put together of a comprehensive list of resources for querying writers.  These are things that I personally used at some point over the year, and two books, I queried.  I am certain there are more and if there’s something else that you found super-helpful, feel free to leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Wild by Sophie Jordan

Waiting on Wednesday: Wild by Sophie Jordan

Summary:

A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own The Most Books From

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I own a minimum of five of each of these author’s books, and as many as 20+.  This includes both physical and electronic copies, purchased over my lifetime as a reader.

1.  Jodi Picoult

2.  Megan McCafferty

3.  Judy Blume

4.  J.K. Rowling

5.  Jennifer Armentrout/J. Lynn

6.  Ann Brashares

7.  Karen Marie Moning

8.  V.C. Andrews

9.  Sophie Kinsella

10.  L.M. Montgomery

11.  Marian Keyes

12. …

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Getting Out of a Reading Slump

I’ve seen a lot of readers complaining about being in a slump lately, myself included.  This is, sadly, when the books you’ve chosen to read – either for review or purely for pleasure – just aren’t doing it for you.  Reading them becomes a chore and you find every excuse to not read them, which is pretty tragic because you LOVE to read.  When a book hooks you, you can read it in one sitting…

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The Fever by Megan Abbott

Friday Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

Summary:

The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie’s best friend is struck by a…

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Waiting on Wednesday: Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder

Waiting on Wednesday: Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder @SSchroeder_

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With college graduation looming, three childhood friends vow to make spring break their last blast of pure fun. But at least one of them didn’t count on such incredible heat…

Layla Sharpe is definitely more math ninja than bikini babe, and her future has been calculated with razor precision. Convinced to let loose over spring break, Layla is finally ready to party—until her car breaks…

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Top Ten Tuesday: On A Deserted Island

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1.  Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) – I expect she’ll be on a lot of lists.  She’s the queen of survival, quite literally.

2.  Matt Finch (Open Road Summer) – so we have something nice to look at, and entertainment.

3.  Landon Lucas Maxfield (Easy & Breakable) – he could teach me how to protect myself from any dangerous people.  In case it isn’t actually deserted.

4.  Nora Henderson (Taste…

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Catch Your Breath by Shannyn Schroeder

Catch Your Breath by Shannyn Schroeder @SSchroeder_ @KensingtonBooks #romance

Summary:

As kids they steered clear of one another–but now a beautiful, well-connected reporter and a sexy, driven detective are all grown-up and on the job…

Moira O’Leary’s work as a reporter gives her access to some of Chicago’s swankiest soirées. She knows how to navigate the jet-set crowd, and her style and confidence help her blend right in. But when her childhood crush starts popping…

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Boomerang by Noelle August

Summary:

Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well … one…

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Breakable by Tammara Webber

Breakable by Tammara Webber #newadult

Summary:

As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul…

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