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What Readers Want in a Novel

The latest LURKING FOR LEGENDS episode was a unique one: a reader panel! We were lucky enough to get four readers who aren’t writers and who favor totally different genres: mystery, fantasy, romance, and classic literature. They answered some tricky questions, including: what they love and hate in books fair book pricing what’s most important: […]

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Currently Reading The Watcher Girl by Minka Kent

My last read that I reviewed was historical suspense book After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore, and you can read that review here. Now I’m on to the domestic thriller The Watcher Girl by Minka Kent. This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and so far it’s off to a very […]

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After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore: Historical Suspense

After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was excited to read a fellow historical suspense author’s bookโ€”I LOVE historical suspense, especially since it should move faster than books in its overarching genre of historical fiction. There are some really good things about this book and some detractors, so […]

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THE ARTIST Is LIVE!

IT’S RELEASE DAY! My latest historical suspense short story is LIVE! THE ARTIST is a surprising secret-driven historical suspense short story and a quick read. ๐†๐ซ๐š๐› ๐ข๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž!Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dt4M6xiBooks: bit.ly/TheArtistAppleBookB&N: bit.ly/TheArtistBNKobo: bit.ly/TheArtistKoboSmashwords: bit.ly/TheArtistSmashwords ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ: Miss Grantโ€™s sole purpose in life is to help Civil War veterans by painting portraits of them to reveal […]

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Christie Stratos Interviews Romance Author VK Tritschler

In this month’s Writers Showcase Podcast, I interviewed romance author VK Tritschler, who talked about writing multiple WIPs at the same time, the spice level of her latest upcoming paranormal romance series, what she does when characters make their own decisions, participating in NaNoWriMo, and lots more! VK Tritschler is a full-time busy body, and […]

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Dr. Mary Walker & The Offense of Wearing Pants

Happy Women’s History Month! As you all know, I love forgotten and little-known history, so that’s what I’m going to share with you today. Have you ever heard of Dr. Mary Walkerโ€”Mary Edwards Walker? Often ridiculed in the 19th century, Dr. Walker was an American female surgeon back when the “women’s sphere” existed, and marriage […]

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Rare Half-Price Sale on My Novels!

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you already know that there’s a rare sale on my novels! Want to find out about sales before everyone else? Sign up here: bit.ly/christiestratosnewslettersignup For Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week, both of my novels are 50% off. I only put my novels on sale once or twice a year […]

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Live Reading of The Artist Tonight at 7pm ET!

I’m beyond excited to be doing a live reading of The Artist at 7 p.m. ET tonight with Richard H. Stephens on his weekly live read stream! I’m going to read one scene that happens toward the beginning of the book, and Richard will read a couple of the parts, so this will be lots […]

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