Book Review: Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse by Will Soulsby-McCreath

Title: Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse (Guardian Cadet #1) Author: Will Soulsby-McCreath Publisher: Nopoodles Everything Books Publication date: October 26, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Merry wants more than anything to become part of the Brotherhood of Guardians, and helping an Elf and a Guardian Colonel might just help her get there. Overall Merry Arlan: … Continue reading Book Review: Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse by Will Soulsby-McCreath

Sisters of String and Glass, Part —

This is something of a lie. There is no next part of this story this week. In theory, I have time to get the next chapter lightly edited and scheduled, but, in actuality, I'm putting myself into pretzels over Tuesday's review, so I'm choosing to forego posting Sisters this week so I can write that … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part —

Author Interview: Will Soulsby-McCreath, author of Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Will Soulsby-McCreath! Their adult fantasy novel Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse is set to be released tomorrow, October 26, 2021 (check out the purchase link at the end of this post), but you can enjoy their flash fiction and short stories on their blog Nopoodles while you wait. Title: … Continue reading Author Interview: Will Soulsby-McCreath, author of Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse

Top 5 Saturday: Blood on the Cover

Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Blood on the Cover. So...I don't like blood. I have a fear of hypodermic needles and getting blood drawn makes me nauseous and lightheaded, so now the sight of blood makes … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Blood on the Cover

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 89

Chapter Nineteen - continued Merike turned to King Gray, a cold smile on her lips, her eyes like chips off an iceberg near the Great North. The breeze played only around her, dancing with her skirts and laughing through her short hair. "I hope you are ready to lose your crown, Your Majesty," she said, … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 89

The Ancient History Book Tag

A huge thank you Aaliya@Aaliya's Nook for tagging me for this! While she's, understandably, very busy at this time of the year, I do love her posts and her enthusiasm for life and books is so much fun. This tag was created by Books Michelle over on Booktube. The Stone Age: One of the first … Continue reading The Ancient History Book Tag

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 88

Chapter Nineteen - continued "What nonsense is this?" King Alon demanded. "He is not yet wed. Merike will marry him." Lawrence quickly held up a placating hand. "Not so, Your Majesty. Here in the Glass Kingdom, declaration to court is just short of an agreement to marriage. In due time the Duke and my daughter … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 88

Book Review: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

Title: Nostalgia is Heartless (The Heartless Series #2) Author: Sarah Lahey Publisher: She Writes Press Publication date: October 26, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction One Sentence Summary: After the events of the first book, Quinn finds herself pregnant and living with her dad, and her fiance off doing military duties, though the disappearance of her mother is … Continue reading Book Review: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 87

Chapter Nineteen - continued "Lawrence," King Gray heralded, relief in his voice and shoulders. "Thank you for coming so quickly." "A missing prince and handmaiden," Lawrence said shortly, punctuated with a sharp nod. "Kidnapping or runaway?" "Uncertain," King Gray cut in quickly, casting a glare at the other king. "The handmaiden would not flee her … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 87

Bookish Confessions: Things On Book Covers I’m Sick Of (and some things I really love)

The cover is, of course, the first thing most people notice. A bad cover will make a reader pass it over. A good cover will reel them in. But, in my case, a repetitive cover, no matter how pretty, will usually make me pass. Unless I like the author or it's part of a series … Continue reading Bookish Confessions: Things On Book Covers I’m Sick Of (and some things I really love)