Book Blog Tour – Excerpt: When I Was You by Amber Garza

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to participate in the book blog tour for When I Was You by Amber Garza, a thriller about two different women who share a name. Title: When I Was You Author: Amber Garza Publisher: MIRA Books Publication date: August 24, 2020 Genre: Mystery and Thriller YOU meets FATAL ATTRACTION in this up-all-night psychological thriller about … Continue reading Book Blog Tour – Excerpt: When I Was You by Amber Garza

The Case of the Disappearing Dishes

This may or may not have been inspired by recent events... She had a mystery on her hands, and desperately needed help. But the police thought she'd cracked under the strain and, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the private eyes had been deemed non-essential. It was ridiculous if you asked her. But no one had. … Continue reading The Case of the Disappearing Dishes

Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 1: The Mother was a Kid, too

Every parent was once a child. Sometimes it feels so long ago, as though it couldn't have happened. Other times, it's like it was just yesterday. Today, I am a mother. But, once, I was a child, a child with a mother. Not every child has a mother, and not every child has a mother … Continue reading Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 1: The Mother was a Kid, too

Memories by Catherine Burkett

Title: Memories Author: Catherine Burkett Publisher: Self-published Publication date: December 10, 2015 Genre: Fantasy Summary: Vincent can heal people - physically and mentally. But for a price. For every healing he does, he must give up a memory of equal size. And then go on the run again. Armed with a black book and precious … Continue reading Memories by Catherine Burkett

Baby Tantrums

I wasn't expecting this. I was completely caught off guard. I didn't even think babies could throw tantrums! I look at my son and remember what he was like as a baby. Sweet, curious, and happy, and entirely too attached to me. Not much seemed to bother him. He only complained when I tried to … Continue reading Baby Tantrums

Breastfeeding and Nausea

When my son was born, I started breastfeeding right away. Not doing so wasn't an option in my mind. I was well aware of all the benefits for my child. Besides, my mom breastfed me and I promised her I would do the same. My mom also told me to expect to feel hungry or … Continue reading Breastfeeding and Nausea

Motherhood: Hearing his cries

There's one question that haunts me every single day. Am I hearing, really hearing, my son's cries? I guess there's no way of hiding it. I was a psychology student, in a primarily psychodynamic program (think along the lines of Freud, but modernized). As such, I ended up taking some psychodynamically focused classes, one of … Continue reading Motherhood: Hearing his cries

Motherhood: Baby’s first trip

Technically, second trip, but first airplane ride. That being said, I'll be out of town for a few days, so no posts this week, and likely none next week considering it's Thanksgiving here in the States. If I survive the next couple of weeks, I'll be back in December with more of Gates to Asphodel. … Continue reading Motherhood: Baby’s first trip

Motherhood: I don’t mind waking in the middle of the night

Four month old babies don't always sleep through the night, especially when they're breastfed. There goes my bubble. But that's okay. I call those middle of the night wakings my reading time. Since I'm trying so hard to get my baby back to sleep by keeping quiet and offering no interaction so he gets bored, … Continue reading Motherhood: I don’t mind waking in the middle of the night