No Tomorrow, Part 3

12:00am 12:45 a.m. The inmates were surprisingly sober and sedate as they waited at the prison gates. There was no noise, no pushing, no voices rising. They just waited there, patient with haunted eyes. They knew why they were being released. They also knew they always had the option of remaining in the prison. On … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 3

Book Review: The Daughters of Firth Tales by Willow

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Title: The Daughters of Firth Tales (The Daughters of Firth Tales #2) Author: Willow Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 4, 2022 Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy One Sentence Summary: This is an interconnected collection of tales about a group of people and creatures whose lives have been changed and turned upside down by beings they call … Continue reading Book Review: The Daughters of Firth Tales by Willow

No Tomorrow, Part 2

12:00am - continued 12:30 a.m. “Careful,” a voice said through the pilot’s headset. “We don’t want it to explode now, airman.” Hundreds of air force planes hovered over the land, a weapon of mass destruction dangling from it. And this was only in this small piece of Canadian wildlife. All across the world, planes just … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 2

Book Review: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

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Title: The Stardust Thief Author: Chelsea Abdullah Publisher: Orbit Publication date: May 17, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: In a world where the humans and jinn are at war with each other, the Midnight Merchant and her bodyguard are sent by the sultan to recover a jinn relic from a jinn city underneath the Sandsea … Continue reading Book Review: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

No Tomorrow, Part 1

12:00am 12:01 a.m. He grabbed her hand as she walked by where he sat on their bed. She was busy getting ready to leave for work, her last day as a news reporter, and she was late tonight. She was supposed to be at the studio by now, ready to go on air at twelve-thirty … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 1

Wrapping Up Sisters of String and Glass and Introducing No Tomorrow

It was definitely a long time coming, but Sisters of String and Glass finally concluded last week. Thank you so much to everyone who read part of all of that clunky first draft; it really means so much to me! Anyways, yes, Camille and Abigail's story is concluded for now, though Camille's later adventures while … Continue reading Wrapping Up Sisters of String and Glass and Introducing No Tomorrow

Book Review: Piano Zen by Thomas Rheingans

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Title: Piano Zen Author: Thomas Rheingans Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 7, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When eleven-year-old William Longfellow Emerson starts piano lessons with a reclusive pianist who instructs using an equally mysterious Piano Zen method, William not only learns how to play exceptionally well, but travels to a dream land to study … Continue reading Book Review: Piano Zen by Thomas Rheingans

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – May 18, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – May 18, 2022

Book Review: Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera

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Title: Neruda on the Park Author: Cleyvis Natera Publisher: Ballantine Books Publication date: May 24, 2022 Genre: Fiction, Multicultural One Sentence Summary: A Dominican mother and daughter end up on opposite sides when one decides to fight the building of a luxury condos building and the other starts dating the man responsible for the building. Overall … Continue reading Book Review: Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera

Author Interview: Lisa R. Howeler, author of Beauty From Ashes

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The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author and blogger Lisa R. Howeler, here to talk a bit about her Christian romance novel Beauty From Ashes. Lisa blogs at and shares early drafts of her novels on Boondock Ramblings. Even though I don't identify as Christian, I love her novels as they're clean, sweet romances … Continue reading Author Interview: Lisa R. Howeler, author of Beauty From Ashes