Literary Escapes with Becki
{Guest} Books Set in Australia | Reader Escape with Alina

{Guest} Books Set in Australia | Reader Escape with Alina

October 14, 2021

Are you ready to get away to Australia? In today's episode, my guest, Alina, is looking for a literary escape to Australia. So, I've got a fabulous list of books set in Australia just for her (and you)!

 

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Books Set in the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Books Set in the Outer Banks, North Carolina

October 7, 2021

While I know that we typically think of heading to the beach as a summer thing.  And beach reads - again, typically thought of as a summer thing.

But, we are visiting the Outer Banks this Fall in the Literary Escape Society. Both our Book of the Month and our Companion Book are set on the coast of North Carolina.

So, if you are ready to head to the Outer Banks this Fall, you'll want to check out this list of books to read.

Books mentioned in this episode

1. Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews

Genre: Women's Fiction

2. Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons

Genre:

3. The Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme

Genre: Historical Mystery

4. Beachcomber by Karen Robards

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

5. By Book or by Crook by Eva Gates

Genre: Cozy Mystery

6. Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

7. The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

Genre: Christian Fiction

8. The Liars Child by Carla Buckley

Genre: Psychological Fiction

 

You can LEARN MORE about any of these books HERE

Links from this episode

Literary Escape Society

Instagram @literaryescapespodcast

 

6 Spooky books for a Halloween vacation

6 Spooky books for a Halloween vacation

September 30, 2021

It's the time of year where our thoughts head to Halloween and our books head to the dark and creepy! So, today we are visiting 6 spooky literary destinations!

 

1. The Shining by Stephen King

In the book, the story takes place at the Overlook Hotel somewhere in the Colorado Rockies. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado is said to have been the inspiration for the story and location. Parts of the TV miniseries were filmed here.

 

2. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Set at 112 Ocean Avenue on Long Island, New York what the setting in the book. The house has since been"re-addressed" but it is still there. Whether the story is true or not, who knows?!

 

3. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Sleepy Hollow, New York. The scene for Irving's legend of Icabod Crane. This is a great destination to visit because the town fully embraces the legend. You can go on ghostly tours any time of year, but I'm guessing Halloween is the best time to go!

 

4. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Set in 19th century New Orleans, LA. You can visit the Oak Alley Plantation - scenes from the movie were filmed here. but, it will give you a good feel for what it might have looked like back in the 1800s.

 

5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein Castle in mountains and forests overlooking the town of Darmstadt Germany. This area is said to have been the inspiration for Mary Shelly, who passed through this area a few years prior to publishing Frankenstein. Frankenstein Castle embraces its history and provides a "fully immersive haunted house" experience at Halloween.

 

6. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania is the scene for Dracula. It is currently a museum, so you can visit it any time of the year.

 

You can LEARN MORE about any of these books HERE

Links from the show

Literary Escape Society

 

{Author Interview} Behind the story with Debbie Rix

{Author Interview} Behind the story with Debbie Rix

September 23, 2021

Check out my lovely chat with author Debbie Rix. Author of 6 historical fiction novels mostly set in Italy.

Find out:

  • What her first book was and how it came about
  • How she gets inspiration for her novels
  • Where her books are set
  • What's coming up next
  • and more

Thanks so much for listening to my podcast today! If you'd like to support me, I'd love for you to buy me a cup of coffee  <3

Books mentioned in this episode

The Girl with the Emerald Eyes

The Italian Girls

The Secret Letter

The Silk Weaver's Wife

Daughters of the Silk Road

The Photograph

 

CLICK HERE to learn more about any of these books

Links from this episode

Literary Escape Society

Instagram - @literaryescapespodcast

Buy me a coffee? 

 

Debbie Rix

Website: debbierix.com

Instagram: @debbierix

 

{Author Interview} Behind the Story with Olivia Lara

{Author Interview} Behind the Story with Olivia Lara

September 16, 2021

Join me today as I chat with author Olivia Lara. I had the honor of reading The Meeting Point as part of a blog tour and loved it so much I wanted to chat with the author...so here we are!

In this episode I ask:

  • How and when she became an author
  • How she becomes inspired for her stories
  • How does she make her settings feel so real
  • What's coming next

Take a listen and see what her answers are!

Books from this episode

Suddenly in Paris

The Meeting Point

Links from this episode

The Literary Escape Society

A Book Lover's Adventures blog

Olivia Lara

website: https://www.olivialara-author.com/

Instagram: @olivialara.writes

 

Books Set in Scotland - Reader Escape with Jennifer

Books Set in Scotland - Reader Escape with Jennifer

September 9, 2021

Reader Escape

Want an escape to Scotland? Maybe a Literary Escape to Scotland? Check out these Books Set in Scotland that I recommended as a Reader Escape for Jennifer.

Want your own Reader Escape? I’d love to have you on the podcast. Just fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch.

 

READER ESCAPE FORM

 

Books mentioned in this episode

Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraiser - Historical Fiction

 

Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell - Memoir

 

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith - Contemporary Fiction

 

Bonus books:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

Finding Fraser by KC Dyer

 

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

 

CLICK HERE to Learn More about any of these books

 

Links from this episode

Literary Escape Book Club

A Book Lover’s Adventures blog

Books Set in Venice - the City of Love

Books Set in Venice - the City of Love

September 2, 2021

Ready to escape to the City of Love - Venice, Italy?!

Well, of course you are, who isn't!

Today's episode provides books to take you on a Literary Escape to Venice.

Books From Today's Episode

1. A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi

 

2, The Glassblower of Murano by Mariana Fiorato

 

3. The Aspern Papers by Henry James

 

4. Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier

 

5. A Year at Hotel Gondola by Nicky Pelligrino 

 

6. Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

 

7. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

 

8.  A Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker

 

9. The Villa by Nora Roberts

 

Links From Today's Episode

Literary Escape Book Club

24 Books Set in Venice blog post

{Guest} Literary Escape Book Recommendations with Karen

{Guest} Literary Escape Book Recommendations with Karen

August 26, 2021

Today I'm joined by Bookstagrammer @KarenDeeandABC

Karen is recommending 3 of her favorite literary escapes for us today.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

1. Menace/Grievous duet by JM Darhower

Destination: Queens, NY

Genre: dark mafia romance

 

2. All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

Destination: London suburb

Genre: Literary Fiction

 

3. Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

Destination: Richmond, VA

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

CLICK HERE to learn more about any of these books

Links from this Episode:

Connect with Karen 

  Instagram: @karendeeandabc

  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karendeeromance

 

Literary Escape Book Club: join my free book club here

Literary Escape Society: learn more about the LES here

A Book Lover's Adventures blog: abookloversadventures.com

 

 

 

 

{Author Interview} Escapes with Teri Wilson

{Author Interview} Escapes with Teri Wilson

August 19, 2021

I had the pleasure of interviewing author Teri Wilson for this episode.

We talk about how long she's been an author and how she got into it, how she got her foot into Hallmark Movies, what books have come out recently, and what's coming out next!

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Books mentioned in this episode

Unleashing Mr. Darcy

Once Upon a Royal Summer

A Spot of Trouble

Christmas Charms

 

CLICK HERE to Learn More about any of the books mentioned

Links from this episode

Teri Wilson website: https://teriwilson.net/

Teri Wilson Instagram: @teriwilsonauthor

 

Literary Escape Book Club: join my free book club here

Literary Escape Society: learn more about my exclusive membership group here

A Book Lover's Adventures blog: abookloversadventures.com

 

{Guest} Books set in Alaska - reader escape with Sheila

{Guest} Books set in Alaska - reader escape with Sheila

August 12, 2021

Today I have another Reader Escape for you on the podcast. A reader has requested book recommendations for a literary escape to a destination of their choice.

Destination: Alaska

Genres: Historical fiction, mystery, realistic fiction (really anything but horror)

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Historical Fiction 

The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

 

Mystery 

The Woman Who Married a Bear by John Straley

Northern Lights by Nora Roberts

 

Realistic Fiction 

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

 

Romance 

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morganthaler

 

If you'd like more information on any of these books, JUST CLICK HERE

 

Links From This Episode

Literary Escape Book Club - join the free community

Literary Escape Membership Society - check out this private community

A Book Lover's Adventures blog 

 

 

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