2019 Debut Novel

24 May 19
Love the Villain

!!!Spoiler Warning!!! If you haven’t read any of these books yet, I give away some key spoilers! on Goodreads There is a wonderful Reading Challenge this year on Goodreads. I’m going to be following it as closely as I possibly can, however I’ll probably be interpreting some of the briefs very loosely, so I’ll make sure to add some […]

24 May 19
STEVEN A. McKAY - Historical Fiction Author

This article came to be when I was asked by the Historical Novel Society to write something outlining how I went about launching my latest novel, The Druid. Some of the tips will not be relevant to you, and that’s fine – these are just things that I tried with this particular book and it seemed […]

24 May 19
BOOKAPOTAMUS

“Compulsively Readable” The best description I’ve seen so far of this book! Remember that Natalie Portman movie Black Swan? That was my first glimpse into the intense competition that goes on in the ballet world. Picture that level of competition, obsession, and desire to be the best – but add in being a teenager and […]

24 May 19
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Hey everyone! I just have some friendly reminders for all the other book lovers out there. Even though we collect e-book copies of different book/novels/etc in The Maze Runner là bộ phim được chuyển thể từ bộ truyện cùng tên có nội dung giả tưởng về nhóm bạn trẻ bị giam giữ trong In the […]

24 May 19
paper cat press

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24 May 19
Behind Closed Doors Book Review

Title: Brick Author:  ML Nystrom Series: Dragon Runners, book 5 Genre: MC Romance Release Date: July 6, 2019 Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing Cover Designer: Booksmith Design In the beginning, there was one determined man and one strong woman. In their struggles, they created a dynasty. Brick had one mission since he was a boy: become a Dragon […]

24 May 19
Daily Breeze
May 26 Antique Street Faire: More than 200 sellers will be on hand at the Torrance Antique Street Faire at 1317 Satori Ave., Torrance. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 310-328-6107. Cinderella: Palos Verdes Ballet presents “Cinderella” at the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. 2 p.m. $28-$38. 310-544-0403, extension 221. Democratic Club: The Palos Verdes Democratic Club holds its meeting at the Peninsula Center Library’s community room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. pvpdemocrats.org. Gardena memorial: The Gardena Nisei Memorial VFW holds its Annual Memorial Day Service in the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute Nisei Veterans Hall, 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena. 2 p.m. Free. 310-324-6611. Food drive: The Islamic Center of South Bay-LA sponsors a food drive at 25816 Walnut St., Lomita. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 310-906-8932. Saved by the ’90s: Saint Rocke presents “Saved by the 90s” at 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach. 8 p.m. $10. 310-372-0035. May 27 Big book: Herb K. presents Big Book Workshop at Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. 7:30-9 p.m. $5. 310-940-5352, herbk.com. Green Hills: Green Hills Memorial Park hosts its 34th Annual Memorial Day Observance at 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 323-466-3445. Redondo Beach: Redondo Beach, the Veterans Memorial Task Force and the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge No. 1378 present Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Veterans Park, 309 The Esplanade, Redondo Beach. 1 p.m. rbveteransmemorial.com. Remembrance day: The Battleship Iowa Museum hosts Annual Remembrance of Military at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., Berth 87, San Pedro. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 877-446-9261, pacificbattleship.com. Roosevelt memorial: Roosevelt Memorial Park holds short Memorial Day Remembrance at the flag pole in the middle of the park at 18255 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena. 10 a.m. 310-329-1113. Spring camp: AdventurePlex hosts its spring camp at 1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $60. For ages 4-12. Register: adventureplex.org. Tres Hombres: Saint Rocke presents Tres Hombres at 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach. 3 p.m. $10. 310-372-0035. Wilmington memorial: Wilmington VFW Post and Auxiliary holds Annual Memorial Day Services at Wilmington Historical Cemetery, 605 E. O St., Wilmington. 11 a.m. Free. 310-561-4173. May 28 Local author: Redondo Beach Public Library welcomes local author Gwendolyn Womack to talk about her book, “The Time Collector,” in the Main Library’s second floor meeting room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 310-318-0675. Meditation circle: Meditation Circle brings zen to the community at the Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Drive, room 3, Torrance. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 310-517-4711, torrancememorial.org. Motor Mouths: The Motor Mouths Toastmasters Club of Torrance holds its meeting at Encounter Community Church, 18749 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. 6-7:15 p.m. 609097.toastmastersclubs.org. Overeaters Anonymous: First Christian Church of Torrance holds Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 2930 El Dorado St., room 4, Torrance. 7:30 p.m. 310-529-5708. Space Park Chorale: Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation presents the Space Park Chorale to perform in the Manhattan Beach Library’s meeting room, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 310-545-8595. Tax return prep: Russ Nolte Annex offers tax return preparation at 1339 Post Ave., Torrance. 9 a.m.-noon. taxaide-southbay.org. Toast of the Bay: Toast of the Bay Toastmasters holds its meeting at Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Ave., Torrance. 7-8:30 p.m. meetup.com. Vocal jazz: El Camino College Center for the Arts presents the Guitar and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in the Haag Recital Hall, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. 5 p.m. $10. 800-832-2787. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] May 29 Alzheimer’s support: Family Connect Care presents an Alzheimer’s support group in the Peninsula Center Library’s conference room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 424-558-3444. Life workshop: Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro presents “Center for Optimal Aging: Strategies for Staying Safe in Your Home as You Age” by Patti Logan at the Peninsula Center Library’s community room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 1-2 p.m. Free. 310-377-9584, extension 601. Mac users: The South Bay Apple Mac Users Group will give a presentation on the iPhone camera and photo apps at the Lomita VFW Hall, 1865 Lomita Blvd., Lomita. 6:30 p.m. Free. 310-644-3315, sbamug.com. Parent connection: Beach Cities Health District hosts a parent connection group at Aviation Park, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. 9-10 a.m. bchd.org. Parkland conservancy: Redondo Beach Historic Library presents 2019 South Bay Parkland Conservancy Summit at Veterans Park, 903 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. 7 p.m. Free. 310-937-6844. Screening: The South Bay Film Society presents screening of “The Fall of the American Empire” at AMC Rolling Hills Theater, 2591 Airport Drive, Torrance. 7-9:07 p.m. Tickets for seating in the front three rows will be available at the door at 6:50 p.m. 310-326-1167, southbayfilmsociety.com. May 30 Choreography showcase: El Camino College Center for the Arts presents Choreography Showcase in the Campus Theatre, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. 1 p.m. $10. 800-832-2787. CPR education: Inglewood Public Library presents Hands-Only CPR Educational Campaign at Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library, 11141 Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewood. 3-4 p.m. Free. 310-412-5403. Elovaters: Saint Rocke presents the Elovaters with For Peace Band at 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach. 8 p.m. $10. 310-372-0035. Entrepreneur program: Carson Community Center hosts a free enrollment into its Entrepreneur Education Center Miracle’s Young Adult Entrepreneur Program at 801 E. Carson St., Carson. 6-8 p.m. 323-757-7506. Papa’s Shoes: Pages Bookstore welcomes local author Madeline Sharples to talk about her debut novel “Papa’s Shoes” at 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 7 p.m. Free. brownpapertickets.com. Pops Concert: The Mira Costa High School Band Boosters presents annual Pops Concert featuring David Benoit in the High School Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 7 p.m. $10. 310-210-5744, miracostabands.weebly.com. STEM Expo: Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools present its inaugural Stem Expo at 1 Rolling Hills Prep Way, San Pedro. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. 310-791-1101. Toastmasters: The Toastmasters Club 111 presents “Home Improvement” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1450 W. Seventh St., San Pedro. 6:30-9 p.m. Toastmasters Club 111 aims to help people get over their fear of public speaking and learn to speak like a leader. 310-729-0087. Young Adult Group: The South Bay LGBTQ Center hosts the Young Adult Group, a social network for people ages 17-28, at 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. 5-8 p.m. Free. 310-328-6550, southbaycenter.wixsite.com. Ongoing Bipolar support: The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s West Tower, on the second floor, room A, 3325 Medical Center Drive, Torrance. 310-497-8801 or dbsasouthbay.org for dates and time. Happy Hats: Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals is looking for volunteers to help with computer research and telephone calls for several hours a week at 923 Van Ness Ave., Torrance. 310-787-0970, happyhatsforkids.org. Internships: Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program offers 203 university and community college students with paid on-the-job experience at more than 100 arts organizations across L.A. County this summer. Information: lacountyarts.org. Rehearsals: Auditions for the Neighborhood Church’s musical “Treasure Island” takes place every Tuesdays at 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. 5-8 year-olds, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 9-13 year-olds, 4:30-5:30 p.m. The musical is at 11 a.m. June 9. 310-372-3412. Senior softball league: A softball league for men 60 years of age and older who live in the South Bay is forming at Dorsey Field, 1601 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. Games are played at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. 310-529-1248, mbssa.webs.com. Upcoming Gardena High reunion: Gardena High School’s class of 1969 will host its 50-year reunion Oct. 12 at the Crowne Plaza, Redondo Beach. Contact Glenn Tachibana, gladyscats@aol.com), or visit Gardena High School Class of 1969 on Facebook or Classmates.com. Send Out & About items two weeks in advance to: calendar@dailybreeze.com. Sign up for The Localist, our daily email newsletter with handpicked stories relevant to where you live. Subscribe here.
24 May 19
Novel Heights

As has become traditional the CWA Dagger longlists were announced at Crimefest in Bristol earlier this month. The Diamond Dagger has already been confirmed and the shortlists for the remainder will be announced in July. The winners of all the CWA Daggers will be announced at the Dagger Awards Dinner to be held on 24 […]

24 May 19
Comics Pit

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1 (of 3) Sam Maggs • Sweeney Boo (a & c) Go higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel in this brand-new, all-ages adventure! Carol Danvers’ quiet night with BFF Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman) takes a cat-astrophic turn when Manhattan’s bodegas are suddenly overrun by a host of angry felines! And […]

24 May 19
Comics Pit

DOCTOR WHO 13TH #11 CVR A TEMPLE Jody Houser (A) Roberta Ingranata, Enrica Eren Angiolini (CA) Hannah Templer The Doctor confronts her childhood hero – a roguish Time Lord who isn’t all they seem! Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Faith, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows) continues the third arc of the […]

24 May 19
SaltyReader

Hey ya’ll. While roaming around Goodreads during my spare time (instead of reading) I came upon the Goodread’s Summer Reading Challenge. It seems fun. However, I’m deciding to make it a Half Year Reading Challenge (starting in June) instead of just summer and see how many I can cross off by the end of 2019! […]

24 May 19
Pirate Patty Reviews

Azalea Marie Centre aka Knot, a nickname from her father. We follow her story from 1941 to 1987. She has moved to the town of West Mills, North Carolina to teach school. Or to be out from under her family, either way, she’s here and she’s a complete mystery to the town folk of this […]

24 May 19
Bookevin

A heart-warming tale about two young men who find themselves falling in love with each other when they are forced to be in a fake friendship. A recipe for disaster? I think not.

24 May 19
A Cup of Cyanide

Publication Date: 12 February 2019 Publisher: Simon Pulse Format: eBook, ARC Pages: 496 Word Count: ~155,000 ISBN: 1534424628 Summary: I had a sister, once… In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped […]

24 May 19
Laura Mae

My chat with Lucie Guerre!