Book Highlight: Malice by Heather Walter

Title: Malice (Malice #1) Author: Heather Walter Publisher: Del Rey Publication Date: April 13, 2021 Genre: Fantasy Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss. You’ve heard this before, haven’t … Continue reading Book Highlight: Malice by Heather Walter

Book Highlight: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Title: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire #1) Author: Andrea Stweart Publisher: Orbit Publication Date: September 8, 2020 Genre: Fantasy The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Book Highlight: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Title: Honey Girl Author: Morgan Rogers Publisher: Park Row Books Publication Date: February 23, 2021 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance When becoming an adult means learning to love yourself first.With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified … Continue reading Book Highlight: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Book Highlight: The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Title: The Kingdoms Author: Natasha Pulley Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Publication Date: May 25, 2021 Genre: Historical Fantasy For fans of The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and David Mitchell, a genre bending, time twisting alternative history that asks whether it's worth changing the past to save the future, even if it costs you everyone you've ever loved.Joe … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Book Highlight: Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera

Title: Neruda on the Park Author: Cleyvis Natera Publisher: Ballantine Books Publication Date: May 24, 2022 Genre: Fiction, Multicultural The Guerreros have lived in Nothar Park, a predominantly Dominican part of New York City, for twenty years. When demolition begins on a neighboring tenement, Eusebia, an elder of the community, takes matters into her own … Continue reading Book Highlight: Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera

Book Highlight: Addict by Matt Doyle

Title: Addict (The Cassie Tam Files #1) Author: Matt Doyle Publisher: Nine Star Press Publication Date: May 8, 2017 Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery New Hopeland was built to be the centre of the technological age, but like everywhere else, it has its dark side. Assassins, drug dealers and crooked businessmen form a vital part of … Continue reading Book Highlight: Addict by Matt Doyle

Book Highlight: On Home by Becca Spence Dobias

Title: On Home Author: Becca Spence Dobias Publisher: Inkshares Publication Date: August 31, 2021 Genre: Women's Fiction When tragedy strikes, Cassidy, a cam girl living in Southern California, must return to the small West Virginia town she left behind. Cassidy likes her job getting naked for men on camera, though she prefers sex with women. … Continue reading Book Highlight: On Home by Becca Spence Dobias

Book Highlight: Black Truffle & Spice by Mathis Bailey

Title: Black Truffle & Spice Author: Mathis Bailey Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: February 1, 2022 Genre: Fiction, Multicultural, Romance, LGBTQ+ Zola Washington and her gay roommate, Pierre Jackson, are cooking up to open a café after recovering from unsavory relationships. Tension flares when a French-fusion bistro catches smells of the upcoming restaurant.Darshan Singh is a … Continue reading Book Highlight: Black Truffle & Spice by Mathis Bailey

The Curated Bookshelf: June’s Theme

Welcome to the inaugural Curated Bookshelf! Since June is Pride Month, and I've chosen to support the LGBTQ community by raising my children to be accepting, open, inclusive, and loving (and maybe even part of) of them, this month's theme is all about LGBTQ characters. My mom liked to tell me, when I was growing … Continue reading The Curated Bookshelf: June’s Theme

Book Review: Black Truffle & Spice by Mathis Bailey

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Title: Black Truffle & Spice Author: Mathis Bailey Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 1, 2022 Genre: Romance, Fiction, Multicultural, LGBTQ One Sentence Summary: Zola and Pierre have finally opened their own cafe, but the bistro across the street has something to say about it, and a handsome food critic might derail Zola. Overall Black Truffle & … Continue reading Book Review: Black Truffle & Spice by Mathis Bailey