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Hi and welcome to my blog!  My name's Tara and I'm obsessed with books!! I will be posting book reviews and my many book hauls on this site.  My favorite genres to read are Young Adult Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Middle Grade, and Fantasy.

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  1. Good morning Tara,

    I hope my novel appeals to you enough to write a review.

    Here’s the blurb:

    Even though she lives hundreds of miles away, when Langston, who dreams of being a chef, meets Cecile, a Juilliard-trained pianist, he is sure that his history of being a sidekick, instead of a love interest, is finally over. Their connection is real and full of potential for a deeper bond, but the obstacles between them turn out to be greater than distance. Can these busy, complicated people be ready for each other at the same time? Does it even matter? Before they can answer these questions, each must do battle with the ultimate demon—fear.

    Told in a witty combination of standard prose, letters, emails, and diary entries, LETTING GO, in the tradition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's AMERICANAH, is a long-distance love story that also examines race, religion, and the difficult choices we make following our passions. From the Great White North to the streets of New York City to the beaches of Bermuda, LETTING GO is a journey of longing, betrayal, self-discovery and hope you will never forget.

    If you think you might be interested, I can send a mobi, epub, or pdf file.

    Links to Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes and Noble are below. I have also included samples from the companion CD, which consists of my performances of pieces mentioned in the book, along with readings of passages that refer to them. My novel was published on Createspace, July 4, 2016.

    Here's my bio:

    Maria Thompson Corley is a Canadian pianist (MM, DMA, The Juilliard School) of Jamaican and Bermudian descent, with experience as a college professor, private piano instructor, composer, arranger and voice actor. She has contributed to Broad Street Review since 2008, and also blogs for Huffington Post. Her first novel, Choices, was published by Kensington. A poem about her son, "Malcolm," which she presented at the 2016 National Autism Conference, is featured periodically on the Scriggler All Stars Twitter page. "Drop Your Mask" was awarded second place in New York Literary Magazine's love poetry category and appeared in that publication's AWAKE anthology in December, 2016.

    Here are my websites (the first is more pertinent to writing):

    www.mariasworld.us
    www.mariacorley.com

    Thanks!
    Maria
    maria_corley@hotmail.com
    https://youtu.be/F7X42fibmEQ

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    Chopin Fourth Ballade in F Minor, Op. 54
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    Maria Thompson Corley, piano From the CD "Music from the Novel Letting Go" available on iTunes; Dec. 15, 2016 on Amazon and Createspace. "Letting Go: A Novel...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze-xJz4qcmQ
    https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVP.-6DZGMEOUHrjqww-M_FJfAHgFo&pid=Api
    An excerpt from the Novel "Letting Go"
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    Read by the author. Letting Go by Maria Thompson Corley is available on Createspace, Smashwords, and Amazon. Music from Letting Go, featuring readings and piano ...


    https://www.amazon.com/Letting-Go-Maria-Thompson-Corley/dp/1535044373/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470877840&sr=8-1&keywords=maria+thompson+corley+letting+go

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/maria+corley+letting+go?_requestid=201988

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31081165-letting-go?ac=1&from_search=true

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    1. Hi Maria. Unfortunately, I cannot accept review requests at this time. Thank you so much for checking out my book blog! Hopefully, my schedule will open up in the future. The best way to contact me is at tarabookaddict@gmail.com. Thank you. Tara

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  2. Hi, Tara,

    Would you be interested in reviewing my tween/teen novel, The Ugly Girl Party? If so, I can email you a PDF copy.

    Faith's wish to get off to a good start at her new high school is shattered on the first day, as she quickly discovers that drop-dead gorgeous Hunter and friends decide she lives in the "wrong" house and wears the "wrong" clothes. They systematically harass her and seem determined to make her life miserable. She fantasizes about how she'll get even some day when she is a famous singer/actress, but meanwhile just wants to make it through the day.

    She meets a couple of possible friends, but finds it hard to trust anyone. When maybe-friend Julia tells her about the upcoming talent show, Faith is determined to win in order to impress her tormentors. Then nice-guy neighbor Riley invites her to the homecoming dance. She's excited to go until she gets there and realizes that something is up--something terrible. And when she reacts, she finds herself in danger of being suspended from school. Faith questions her own goals, decisions, and values as she struggles to find her way.

    Thank you for your time and attention.

    Best,

    Ann Herrick

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    1. Hi Ann. Unfortunately, I cannot accept review requests at this time. Thank you so much for checking out my book blog! Hopefully, my schedule will open up in the future. The best way to contact me is at tarabookaddict@gmail.com. Thank you. Tara

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  3. Hi Tara,
    Here's my pitch for a book review of "Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist's Tale."
    A thoughtful, deeply insightful and humorous book filled with wisdom and relational truth Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist’s Tale is both an autobiography and a quest story. It interweaves the life of Charles McCormack with his becoming a psychotherapist. Born into a violent home, Charlie is then abandoned in a French boarding school at age eleven. There he is again abused. Unable to speak the language, cut off from his family, disoriented and confused he begins a lifelong struggle to make sense of relationships, the world and his place in it. He fails high school, is expelled from college, and goes on an odyssey to Mexico. He then pursues a career as a psychotherapist, suffers PTSD following the suicide of a patient, begins writing, becomes published, and encounters professional success. He is invited to join the faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry, promoted to Senior Social Worker of Long-Term Adult Inpatient Services at a famous psychiatric hospital, named the Clinical Social Worker of the Year in Maryland, and writes a book on how to treat difficult to treat couples entitled “Treating Borderline States in Marriage: Dealing with Oppositionalism, Ruthless Aggression and Severe Resistance.” Yet, as his career is evolving his personal life is disintegrating. He divorces twice, confronts mental illness in his family, deals with his own depression, and begins to recognize and confront the impact of his early years on his capacity for love and loving, fathering and grandfathering. He wonders, "What is life about? What is love and loving?" His answers will surprise you.
    Midwest Book Review (May 2017) says: “Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist’s Tale" is an inherently fascinating, thoughtful, and thought-provoking read from beginning to end. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary American Biography collections, "Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist’s Tale" will also prove to be of immense interest to the supplemental studies reading lists of psychology students as well.”
    Despite the dystopian nature of many of the topics you will find yourself laughing along the way.
    If you're interested in taking the journey please read the book. I can provide it in pdf, mobi, word, or audible versions.
    Best wishes,
    Charlie
    www.hatchingcharlie.com
    charlesmccormack81@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Charlie. Unfortunately, I cannot accept review requests at this time. Thank you so much for checking out my book blog! Hopefully, my schedule will open up in the future. The best way to contact me is at tarabookaddict@gmail.com. Thank you. Tara

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  4. Tara,
    What's the best way to contact you about a possible review?
    PJ

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    1. Hi PJ. Unfortunately, I cannot accept review requests at this time. Thank you so much for checking out my book blog! Hopefully, my schedule will open up in the future. The best way to contact me is at tarabookaddict@gmail.com. Thank you. Tara

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