Search Results: "Megan Lisa Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 28, 2013

"A well-researched, personable advice book on helping children become the best they can be."
A comprehensive, hands-on guide to raising happy, successful children. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE by Megan Lisa Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2014

"An invigorating nail-biter, especially when it focuses on story over relationships."
Jones' (Captive, 2010) latest thriller has a celebrity talk show host and a war journalist teaming up to foil an assassination plot somewhere in Manhattan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

A provocative, biting and often entertaining collection of essays by a Village Voice columnist who explores black identity and the ``politics of style.'' A ``Bulletproof diva,'' writes Jones (a playwright and co- author of three of Spike Lee's movie-making books), has ``lip and nerve'' and she makes tart columns out of what could be coffee talk: ``my slave name,'' black men who flaunt their infidelity, the dramas (and politics) of hair care, the ``butt revolution...brought to you by black music, designer jeans and MTV.'' A feminist and artist, Jones explores the aspirations of her post-civil-rights-era middle-class urban peers, and has seen enough of the country to tell race tales of Utah and of Minneapolis, where ``jungle fever'' works only for white women. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER DAY THAT ENDS IN Y, ANOTHER ROMANCE SMACKDOWN
by Bobbi Dumas

Oh goody.

The New York Times Book Review finally has a Romance piece.

Well, I should say, another romance piece. I had one once. You can read it here. It was short and actually reviewed the books on their merits, as opposed to filtering them through my own idea of their merits that hinged on my condescending attitude toward the ...


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A potentially useful resource for counselors and teachers. (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
Seventy authors for children and young adults talk of their relationship to bullying in lists, free verse and comics but primarily in bland prose. Read full book review >

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BAD DEEDS by Lisa Renee Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"High drama, luxury lifestyles, aggressive masculinity, and a large and interconnected cast of characters will please fans of this series."
Third in a Dynasty-esque romance series revolving around a powerful family with criminal ties, the son who wants to go legit, and the woman on the run who falls for him. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE CONTROL by Lisa Renee Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An intriguing high-concept premise sabotaged by glacial pacing and a static central romance."
Second installment of a contemporary romance series revolving around a powerful family with criminal ties, the son who wants to go legit, and the woman on the run who falls for him. Read full book review >

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HARD RULES  by Lisa Renee Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Angst-y, sexy contemporary romance with big emotional and financial stakes set against the backdrop of two dynamic families. Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment."
First in a new contemporary romance series that brings together two powerful families on opposing sides of the law. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An enchanting, exquisitely rendered collection of Christmas Regency shorts."
A quartet of Christmas novellas by some Regency romance favorites ushers in the season with wit and distinction. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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