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

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

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – May 4, 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 4, 2022

Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: April 2022

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This year I'm embarking on a personal Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge. This involves trying to ensure at least half of all the books I read each month feature either diversity or an inclusive, accepting world. I've defined diversity as involving books focused on one group (non-white because too many books have already featured enough white … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: April 2022

Indie Books That Fooled Me Into Thinking They Were Traditionally Published

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Indie and self-published books often get a bad rap for being inferior to traditionally published books. I've been reading them for over a decade and have certainly run into my fair share of poorly written and edited indie and self-published books. But there have also been some absolute gems, some of which have fooled me … Continue reading Indie Books That Fooled Me Into Thinking They Were Traditionally Published

Book Blog Tour – Review: The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan

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The Lily Cafe is thrilled for the opportunity to participate in the book blog tour for The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan! This is the third in the Quinn & Costa Thriller series. Title: The Wrong Victim (A Quinn & Costa Thriller #3) Author: Allison Brennan Publisher: MIRA Publication date: April 26, 2022 Genre: Thriller A bomb explodes on a … Continue reading Book Blog Tour – Review: The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan

Author Interview: Amanda Kool, author of Resembling Lepus

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The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Amanda Kool, here to talk a bit about her science fiction murder mystery novella Resembling Lepus. This is a fascinating post-dystopian read that offers some food for thought and an incredible world. Title: Resembling Lepus Author: Amanda Kool Publication date: April 26, 2022 Publisher: Grey Matter Press … Continue reading Author Interview: Amanda Kool, author of Resembling Lepus

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – April 20, 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 – April 20, 2022

Author Interview: Brian Coggins Jr., author of The Olympus Trinity

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The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Brian Coggins Jr., here to talk a bit about his debut fantasy novel, The Olympus Trinity. If you enjoy Greek mythology and love stories about family, this might just be for you, so read on to find out more about the book and author. Title: The Olympus … Continue reading Author Interview: Brian Coggins Jr., author of The Olympus Trinity

The Lily Cafe Digest #22

I'm not sure what's happened over the past few weeks, but somehow the below things posted. Just looking at some of them has me scratching my head a little because I think I went through the last few weeks in a complete haze. A complete haze in which all I saw and dreamed about were … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #22