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Brooke Bailey Peters

Brooke Bailey Peters is a library tour guide by day and an indie author by night. She's a sucker for poetry slams, thrillers with unlikable protagonists, and handwritten letters. Her novel The Artist's Retreat is available on Amazon. She'd love to hear from you at

Fiction, Funerals, and the Opioid Epidemic

A reader reflects on how fiction about the opioid epidemic has helped her say goodbye to those she's lost to addiction.

20 Must-Read Crime Novels to Keep You Up at Night

These new crime novels are guaranteed to entertain and chill you to your core. Add these new and upcoming releases to your TBR in 2021, including Lightseekers by Femi Kayode.

10 Great Feminist Children’s Books

A reader shares the feminist children's books she hopes to read to a future son or daughter when the time comes. Add these to your TBR!

10 Children’s Books About Empathy

These children’s books about empathy will help teach the young reader in your life about the importance of caring for others, including Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lai.

5 of the Best Dark Thrillers on Kindle Unlimited

Get ready to turn those pages with thrillers, including Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier, that are free on Kindle Unlimited.

Second-Chance Romance Books to Make You Swoon

These second chance romance books will give you all the feels (and maybe make you nostalgic for the one that got away). It's never too late.

Reminiscing on Vacation Reads

A reader thinks back to adventures from before the pandemic and the vacation reads that went with them.

What Makes A Good Sex Scene?

What makes a good sex scene? Readers, writers, and editors weigh in on the complex art of a well-executed steamy scene.

Follow Your Fears to Your Next Thriller Recommendation

Pick some things that give you thrills and chills and get your next page-turning recommendation by taking this thriller quiz.

How Poetry Is Helping Me Through The Pandemic

One reader shares how poetry has brought her comfort and companionship in the midst of the pandemic, and offers some recommendations.