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

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 161

Finally made it to the end! It only took about a year and a month and, apparently 161 parts to tell the story, but Sisters of String and Glass is finally finished. The first draft, at least. I hope you enjoyed it, and thank you so much for reading and coming on this journey with … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 161

Book Review: From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper

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Title: From Bad to Cursed (The Witches of Thistle Grove #2) Author: Lana Harper Publisher: Berkley Publication date: May 17, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When a Thorn witch is badly hurt by an Avramov curse at the beginning of the town's Beltane celebrations, wild child Isidora Avramov is teamed up with the achingly good … Continue reading Book Review: From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 160

Chapter Forty-One - continued Camille rushed around the tower, following Kyanan and the other fae to what they said was the door. They looked like they knew where they were going; how, she had no idea. But, if they were headed for the door, she wanted to be there when her sister emerged. Adrian was … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 160

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 159

Chapter Forty-One - continued Adrian’s gaze was hard as he studied Madeline and Ephraim, the two kneeling before him. The ever resourceful Violet had fetched rope from Olidan Manor to tie them up. She’d also reported Muriel was still tightly locked up. “Explain yourself,” he demanded of Madeline. The woman lifted her chin, but said … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 159

Book Review: Misrule by Heather Walter

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Title: Misrule (Malice Duology #2) Author: Heather Walter Publisher: Del Rey Publication date: May 10, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: A century has passed since the events of the first book and Alyce now rules the Dark Court, but, as they decimate the Fae Courts, Aurora is unexpectedly awoken and an old prophecy comes to … Continue reading Book Review: Misrule by Heather Walter

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 158

Chapter Forty-One I visited Roderick Manor once. My husband and children were tired of the days I spent staring out the windows, playing with the glass hanging around my neck. Every day, every night, I reached out to my sister. Every day, every night, it only spit back silence. So I went to The Spindle, … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 158

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 157

Chapter Forty - continued Camille clenched her hands, unmindful of the fact her mother would have called it unladylike. After all, this was a very unladylike position and situation she had found herself in. She was also very far from dressing like a lady; Madeline had done a better job than she had, though Camille … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 157

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 156

Chapter Forty - continued Adrian followed Camille through the forest, his face grim and his hands balled into fists. He could hear Madeline’s voice and the ringing of steel. It could only mean trouble. Through the branches, he could glimpse the top of the fae tower, and his heart clenched with the knowledge that Abigail … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 156