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Feature Friday – Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down by Dangerous Lee

Welcome to Paperback Writer and our Feature author for today, Dangerous Lee. Dangerous is talking about a subject that has been taboo for many decades. It was thirty years ago that actor Rock Hudson announced that he had the dreaded and scary disease of AIDS. Since, that time AIDS is a disease that has become as mainstream and the flu. It has stricken both men and women. It knows no gender, occupation or skin color. Join us as Lee talks about her book and why she tackled this subject. [caption id="attachment_1785" align="alignleft" width="196" caption="Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down"][/caption] About Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down is something that Dangerous Lee's grandmother used to say as a warning against having sex too soon. Those words were never forgotten and the advice is greatly needed, especially today. African Americans

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Live To Tell by Author Lisa Gardner – Book Excerpt

Join Lisa Gardner, author of the mystery novel, Live to Tell (Bantam July 2010), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Lisa Gardner Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include The Neighbor, Hide, and Alone. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England, where she is at work on her next D. D. Warren novel, Save Me, which Bantam will publish in 2011. You can find Lisa online at http://www.lisagardner.com About Live to Tell He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide. On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things about Sally Koslow’s Books – With Friends Like These

Join Sally Koslow, author of the women’s fiction book, With Friends Like These (Ballantine Books August 2010), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About With Friends Like These When Quincy, Jules, Talia, and Chloe become New York City roommates in the early nineties, they become fast friends despite their drastically different personalities. Now, nearly twenty years later, their lives have diverged as much as they possibly can within one city: Quincy is mourning a miscarriage and lusting for the perfect Manhattan apartment; Jules, a woman with an outsize personality, is facing forty alone; Talia, married and the mother of a four-year-old, is her family’s reluctant breadwinner; and Chloe faces pressure from her hedge fund manager husband to be more ambitious. As these women grapple with the challenges of marriage, motherhood, careers, and real estate, they can’t help

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Plan B – author interview – Steven Verrier

[caption id="attachment_1134" align="alignleft" width="194" caption="Click on the picture to purchase"][/caption] Paperback writer welcomes author Steven Verrier, author of Plan B as he interview with us during his virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. About Plan Life was good to fifteen-year-old Danny Roberts. He was a model student, playing violin in his high school orchestra and earning straight A’s on the fast track to university. But then things went very wrong very fast. The problems started when a teacher wouldn’t let Danny out of class to go to the bathroom – even though he said “I’ve really got to go!” Danny responded by defying authority for the first time in his life. That shocking act of defiance earned him a suspension, and Danny’s troubles snowballed from there. But Danny isn’t your typical student, and he doesn’t take his lumps lying down. He fights back on his terms as he

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Short Circus – Book Excerpt – author interview – Stephen Masse

[caption id="attachment_1068" align="alignleft" width="415" caption="click on the banner to purchase the book"][/caption] About the Book: Twelve-year-old Jem Lockwood has been fatherless for four years and finally gets a Big Brother, but just as the best summer of his life is about to begin, he discovers that Jesse Standish’s rented house is about to be sold. Jem does all in his daring imagination to make Jesse’s house unmarketable, and the neighborhood unfit for prospective buyers. This three-ring circus romps with with Jem’s boyhood friends and older brother Chris, all recognizable kids who share in the rough-and-tumble delight of living in a northern Massachusetts city whose newspaper is delivered by kids on bikes, where kids play in the streets, and the local convenience store is owned by the family of Jesse’s girlfriend, Andrea. Sadly the city’s swimming pond has been sabotaged, and the city has to close it to all recreation after

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Featured Author Mayra Calvani

Today, at Chitchat we have Mayra Calvani, horror fiction author and we are here to talk about her latest book, Dark Lullaby. Mayra writes non-fiction and fiction in a variety of genres—horror, paranormal, satire, mystery, literary fantasy, and children’s.    Mayra, thanks for joining us at Chitchat, that’s quite an impressive list of genres. Is there anything that you do that allows you to switch writing between genres? Actually ‘switching modes’ is the key phrase here, but it happens pretty much automatically. I could never write in only one genre. Many things inspire me and I write what I love. When I write children’s stories it’s as if a switch turns on and I’m in my children’s writer mode. When I write horror, the horror switch turns on, and so on with the other genres. I love the idea of being a multifaceted author and don’t really care about branding

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