New York Public Library meets Instagram



The New York Public Library is Turning Classic Novels Into Instagram Stories

This clever use of technology brings literature to a social platform used by 400 million people daily. 
https://www.instagram.com/nypl/


These quick animated reads are perfect for carpools, public transportation, or waiting for an appointment.

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis are available now. Text sourced from Project Gutenberg and illustrated by the design firm Mother in New York.




Instagram stories disappear after 24 hours–but the NYPL’s Instagram will add all of the digital books to its “highlights” bar, which will in effect turn the NYPL’s Instagram into a digital bookshelf that readers can access at any time.









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Looking Back: RockStar Romance Releases in September 2018

 

Once Upon A Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out he's my son's new music teacher. Oops.

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No Tomorrow by Carian Cole

They say you never forget your first time. Mine was with a homeless musician who effed my brains out under a bridge. He was my first love. And fourteen years later, I still can’t get him out of my head.

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Untarnishing Her Cowboy: A Country Rock Romance (Bounty, Wyoming Book 1) by Poppy Dubois

Ultra-professional, and sometimes stuffy, public relations superstar Sara has been hired to redeem the tarnished image of Whiskey Chaser. The bad boys of country music are all that stand in the way between her and the promotion she's been dreaming about her entire adult life.

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Sin With Me: A Rockstar Romance by Rachel Everly

This sexy romp is your older woman, younger man romance with the addition of rock music and the paparazzi. Its a fun filled short designed to crank your radio volume to the max

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Silver Strings (Velocity Book 3) by Bella Jeanisse

Love is the last thing on Bryce Cooper’s mind because survival, sobriety and fatherhood are all that truly matter. Velocity is going on tour for the first time since Bryce's trip to rehab. Clawing his way from the depths of hell is harder than the vocalist and rhythm guitarist expects. Between his bandmates’ paranoia, his ex-wife’s insults and temptation everywhere, he’s almost afraid to trust himself.

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A Valentine Reunion (Nashville Romance Series Book 1) by Lita Lawson

Hunter Campbell, a former one-hit country singer, will do anything to reconnect with the one woman he can’t forget. Will Hunter’s performance convince Whitney to risk her heart again?

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Temptations (Tattoos & Tears Book 1) by Amiee Louise

I've lived my life exactly like you imagine a rockstar would. The booze, the drugs, and so, so many women. I had it all and did it all. Until I walked into a tattoo shop and met her.

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The Sweetest Song (Kiwi Guys Book 2) by Zoe Piper

Rock star Cooper Evans has it all; fame, fortune and a top model boyfriend. Life couldn’t be greater-until suddenly it’s not. When Cooper is betrayed and buries himself in work to the point of collapse, he is whisked away to Auckland, New Zealand to hide out from the press and recover. Charlie Samuels is content with his life; he has a small, successful construction company, great friends and a close family. All that’s missing is someone to share it with.

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Finding Forever (Found in Oblivion Book 7) by Cari Quinn

You’re invited to the comeback arena tour of the century…and just maybe a wedding too.

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Your Echo (Sherbrooke Station Book 2) by Katia Rose

How do you teach a rock star how to meditate? The number one question on St├ęphanie’s mind sounds like the start of a bad joke, and life would be a whole lot easier if she actually knew the punch line.

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Rock Savage - Books 1-3 by Candy J Starr

Enjoy the Rock Savage series in one awesome volume. Sizzling rock star romances with a former boy band member turned rocker and the woman who loves to hate him…

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Believer (Rockstar Book 1) by Eric Thornton

Leon: My life has been around music but I love being a singer. Love my band. Sweet Shine is a household name. I just hope nothing causes problems in my good going life. Jordan: I've been his best friend for a few years and never thought about what would go between him and I. I cannot deny how I feel about him.

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Hard Rock Kiss by Athena Wright

Rock star god Nathan Walker is the first person to make me feel alive in years. But I can’t let this happen. I can’t let us happen. For my sake, and for his.

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Don't Let Go: Broken Boys #1 by R. Phoenix

Dylan Dosi, lead singer of a famous rock band, battles with his personal demons — an internal battle of hurricane proportions that threaten to overtake him at any given moment. Untrusting, hyper-aware, and always on edge, Dyl keeps people at arm's length while giving the appearance that everything is okay.

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Undercover Rockstar (A Bad Girls Novel) by Jennifer Ann

In Sasha Green’s first assignment as a detective, her job is to infiltrate the heavy metal band Blood Hands. Having grown up with her brother’s band, it’s the role she was born to play. But she wasn’t expecting to enjoy being part of a band more than her job protecting the city, or to empathize with the wrong side of the law.

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Rock Star Teacher: The Oliver Boys Band Series Book Two by Rose Bak

After years of traveling with his world famous band, rock star Jim Oliver wants to hang up his microphone and go back to the simple life. He returns to the small farming community where he grew up, ready to fulfill his dream of being a math teacher. The way he feels about the hot new vice-principal is anything but simple though.

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Dirty Like Jude: A Dirty Rockstar Romance (Dirty, Book 5) by Jaine Diamond

As head of security for Dirty—his best friend’s rock band—and a member of the West Coast Kings motorcycle club, Jude had a choice to make, long ago. Loyalty or love. Brotherhood or her. But now the woman he left behind is suddenly everywhere he turns.

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Rescued by Christmas by Erika Marks

All pop star Jackson Wilder wants this Christmas is a few weeks out of the spotlight in a rented cabin in the Colorado mountains. But when a blizzard leaves him stranded on a country road on his way out of town—and still wearing the Santa costume from a last-minute commercial shoot—he takes shelter in a nearby horse barn to wait out the storm.

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Off Limits (Rose and Thorns) by Vanessa North

By day, Natalie Marshall is the Thorns Ladies’ Social Club’s perfect concierge: resourceful, observant, immaculate. But she turns her phone off when the night concierge arrives, and then she’s Nat: the raunchy lead singer of Vertical Smile—notorious for lewd lyrics and sexually-charged performances.

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Saved by the Rockstar (Rich and Famous Romance Book 1) by Michelle Pennington

Julie is a famous author who avoids the limelight. Her only interaction with the outside world is her weekly vlog where she connects with her fans. When she raves about the rock star who has inspired her writing, he actually responds. For the first time, she considers stepping out of the safe world she’s created for herself.

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Immaterial Defense (Once and Forever Book 4) by Lauren Stewart

Every wanna-be rocker dreams of the day when crazed fans will pack their shows. But the more people worship me as some kind of musical god, the more I realize why singers are called "performers." I'm just a pretender. A fake.

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Make Music With Me: A Straight Wicked Novel by Kristine Allen

I’m the lead singer for Straight Wicked, fastest climbing rock band in years. Every woman wants to be the one I sing about. Little do they know, that position is already filled. Lust, love, heartbreak, anger - you name it, every word of every song was for her. Unfortunately, she didn’t belong to me.

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Country Gold: A Wilder Sisters series Standalone by Heatherly Bell

A scandal ended the careers of the Wilder Sisters, the chart topping country rock band. But Lexi Wilder is okay with that, thanks for asking. She's been on the road since roughly forever, so she’s going to enjoy the break. After all, there's nothing quite like the beautiful sandy beaches of Monterey Bay to soothe a woman's soul.

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Wolves' Blood by L.F. Blake

Rockstar Gideon Summers has been obsessed with music journalist Lia Larsson since the first time she slapped him backstage at a concert. Not only is she beautiful and volatile - her scent tells him, she's no mere human, and in all the years since he was turned, Gideon has yet to find one of his own kind

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Beautiful Devil: The Rockstar Duet Book 2 by Sharlyn G. Branson

Emily Delon was innocent, far too pure for my demonic soul, but I managed to make her mine anyway. But could our love defeat the dark shadows hiding in the future?

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Marrying the Rock Star (Rock Hard Book 2) by B. B. Hamel

He wants to make me his wife. I want his big, hard… vintage guitar. We’re a match made in heaven. I never thought I’d marry a musician, but when Chase comes back into my life with a smile and a proposition, I know I’m about to make some sweet mistakes.

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OPEN YOUR HEART (Material Girls Book 1) by Sophia Henry

When an aspiring surgeon from a prestigious family loses her promising career, she locks up her heart. A sweet, sexy musician from the wrong side of the tracks just might hold the key.

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Rock My Heart: a Salon Games novel by Stephanie Julian

On the surface, Sebastian "Baz" Valenti is a rock god with the lifestyle to match. With his drop-dead gorgeous looks and his band, Baseline Sins, at the top of the charts, he can have any woman he wants. But the constant touring and recording has taken its toll. Now he’s turned to scoring films, a gig that has introduced him to the one woman he really wants but can’t have...

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Embers From Ash and Ruin (The Ties That Bind Saga Book 2) by Heather O'Brien

Demons live in the world of popular music. These evil creatures of deceit and greed hunger for power and control. And this voracious lust for dominance is not wielded by the executives alone. The music makers themselves consume equally the life-force of fans and all they touch.

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Damien's Nanny (Beverly Hills Dragons) by Meg Ripley

Beverly Hills, 1984 Dragon shifter Damien Van Buren has it all: a fantastic job as a record label executive, an adorable young daughter and a gorgeous home in Beverly Hills—along with Linda, a cheating ex-wife who would like nothing more than to take him to the cleaners. Now that he’s divorced, Damien needs to find a full-time nanny to help him care for little Stephanie. But when he takes a chance on hiring an au pair from overseas, he’s not prepared for the fire she’ll spark in his lonely heart.

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The Wild Irish Series Box Set: Complete Collection by C.M. Seabrook

GRAB THE ENTIRE SERIES! Run away to Ireland with the band members of Wild Irish, and fall in love with these sexy, brooding Irish men!

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Conception (Metal Prodigy Series #5.5) by J.S. Snow

Each one of the band members are successful in their post musical careers, but aren’t getting any younger. Dreams of sailing off into the sunset could be curtailed if they’re still stuck running to the store to buy more diapers. On the other hand, some still desire to pass on their legacy and have their coupons ready to scan. Readers are invited to enjoy five sexy short stories of how the future generation of rockers came into existence. Well, some of them at least.

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The Gilded Tower (Tigers Book 3) by D.V. Williams

Hounded by the paparazzi, Rebecca Taylor moves into a large house and grounds, protected from prying eyes by a high wall and electric gates. Her only regular company around the house is her housekeeper, Francesca. Publicly she is now a big star living the dream, but privately she is still haunted by her lover Lee’s betrayal and longs for the care and affection she once had with Steve. But a nomination at the UK Music Awards is about to change everything for the better again and maybe love is finally on the cards.

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