Book Highlight: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Title: We Could Be Heroes Author: Mike Chen Publisher: MIRA Publication Date: January 26, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy An extraordinary and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be.Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with … Continue reading Book Highlight: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Book Highlight: The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick

Title: The Mask of Mirrors (Rook & Rose #1) Author: M.A. Carrick Publisher: Orbit Publication Date: January 19, 2021 Genre: Fantasy FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD. MAGIC FAVORS THE LIARS. Ren is a liar and a thief, a pattern-reader and a daughter of no clan. Raised in the slums of Nadežra, she fled that world to … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick

The Lily Cafe Digest #24

Today is my daughter's Kindergarten orientation and Monday is the first day of school for both of my kids, so I figured that, even though my last break was just last month, I would take some much needed time for myself. No blogging and no kids for part of the day for 5 days. It … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #24

Book Highlight: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray by O.R. Simmonds

Title: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray Author: O.R. Simmonds Publisher: Appellation Press Publication Date: July 30, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction 1980s LONDON. A SENSELESS MURDER, A BIZARRE DISAPPEARANCE AND A MYSTERY DECADES IN THE MAKING.William Wells, a gifted but risk-averse US college dropout living an unadventurous life in London, stumbles upon a … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray by O.R. Simmonds

No Tomorrow, Part 30

9:00 a.m. - continued Cooper glared at his older sister. “Yeah, so?” “Anyone we know?” Jenna asked. “Probably not,” Cooper muttered as he stalked back over to the bathroom to finish getting dressed. Three minutes later, though, he was once again glaring at his sisters, who were still sitting on his bed. “What?” he asked … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 30

Book Review: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

Title: The Oleander Sword (The Burning Kingdoms #2) Author: Tasha Suri Publisher: Orbit Publication date: August 16, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: As Malini and her army, with Priya supporting her, march towards her crown, Priya's home of Ahiranya sees the return of long-gone creatures. Spoilers for the first book, The Jasmine Throne, may lie … Continue reading Book Review: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

No Tomorrow, Part 29

9:00 a.m. - continued “Callie,” Evan said as he cautiously approached his wife. He placed his hands on her wrists and gently tried to pry them from around their son’s body where they were pinning his arms painfully to his sides. “Callie, he’s suffocating. Loosen up.” Sniffling, Callie did so, but moved her hands to … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 29

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – August 10, 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 write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – August 10, 2022

Book Highlight: Adventus by Andrew Mowere

Title: Adventus Author: Andrew Mowere Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: September 1, 2018 Genre: Fantasy “What can you do when so many people arrive at your doorstep, bleeding and begging for their lives?”“You pretend that they’re not people and that you can’t help.” The elf portal in Yotaku has opened in earnest. Moreover, another portal has … Continue reading Book Highlight: Adventus by Andrew Mowere

Book Highlight: Freefall: A Divine Comedy by Lily Iona MacKenzie

Title: Freefall: A Divine Comedy Author: Lily Iona MacKenzie Publisher: Pen-L Publishing Publication Date: January 1, 2019 Genre: Women's Fiction The story of four old friends reuniting to contemplate their 60th birthdays turns into a marvelous, magical mystery tour with plenty of surprises and laughs along the way. An enchanting exploration of aging, art, philosophy, … Continue reading Book Highlight: Freefall: A Divine Comedy by Lily Iona MacKenzie