Book Review: Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

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Title: Last Call at the Nightingale Author: Katharine Schellman Publisher: Minotaur Books Publication date: June 7, 2022 Genre: Mystery One Sentence Summary: When Vivian accidentally spots a dead body in the alley outside her favorite speakeasy, everyone starts to think she knows more than she does, leading her straight into danger. Overall Last Call at the … Continue reading Book Review: Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

Book Review: An Island Summer by Jenny Hale

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Title: An Island Summer Author: Jenny Hale Publisher: Bookouture Publication date: June 6, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance One Sentence Summary: When Meghan fails to achieve her dreams of becoming a chef in NYC, she and her best friend Tess decide to spend the summer at Meghan's late grandfather's house in the Outer Banks, where a … Continue reading Book Review: An Island Summer by Jenny Hale

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

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

Book Review: Resembling Lepus by Amanda Kool

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Title: Resembling Lepus Author: Amanda Kool Publisher: Grey Matter Press Publication date: April 26, 2022 Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery One Sentence Summary: In a post-dystopian world that's been seriously impacted by climate change, a murder rocks the community, and one detective is out to stop the murderer before it gets worse. Overall Resembling Lepus is a … Continue reading Book Review: Resembling Lepus by Amanda Kool

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

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

Book Review: One Foot in the Fade by Luke Arnold

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Title: One Foot in the Fade (The Fetch Phillips Novels #3) Author: Luke Arnold Publisher: Orbit Publication date: April 26, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When Fetch comes face to face with the last Genie, who has been attempting to use her powers to save desperate magical creatures and failing miserably, he ends up setting … Continue reading Book Review: One Foot in the Fade by Luke Arnold

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

The Books That Were Popular When I Was in High School (That I Didn’t Read and What I Read Instead)

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The longer I find myself immersed in the world of book blogging, the more I see some of the same books pop up. Every year has its own list of books everyone seems to be reading (except me, because I tend to go against the grain and can't stand the popular books - don't get … Continue reading The Books That Were Popular When I Was in High School (That I Didn’t Read and What I Read Instead)