Guest Post: The Darya Nandkarni Cozy Mystery Series by Smita Bhattacharya

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Smita Bhattacharya! She is the author of the cozy Darya Nandkarni mystery series, following the adventures of amateur sleuth Darya across exotic locations around the world. I had the pleasure of reviewing the first novel, Kiss of Salt, and my review can be found here. If you're looking … Continue reading Guest Post: The Darya Nandkarni Cozy Mystery Series by Smita Bhattacharya

Let’s Talk Bookish: Should You Review a Sequel Without Reading the First Book?

Let's Talk Bookish is run by Dani@Literary Lion and Rukky@Eternity Books. I've seen several book bloggers participating in this and it always looks like a ton of fun. When they came out with the October topics, I couldn't resist talking about this one. Some time ago, I wrote about dropping into the middle of a … Continue reading Let’s Talk Bookish: Should You Review a Sequel Without Reading the First Book?

Dropping Unannounced Into the Middle of a Book Series

I've done this so many times to myself. You'd think I'd have learned by now to thoroughly check to make sure the book I want to read is not part of a series, or is at least the first in the series, before deciding to read it. But I don't. I guess it's my weird … Continue reading Dropping Unannounced Into the Middle of a Book Series

Book Review: Elithius: The Red Captain by Dominic Sceski

Title: Elithius: The Red Captain Author: Dominic Sceski Publisher: Self-published Publication date: May 4, 2017 Genre: Fantasy, YA This is a review of the newest edition recently released on December 7, 2018. Thank you so much to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Summary: After the abrupt disappearance … Continue reading Book Review: Elithius: The Red Captain by Dominic Sceski