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

Book Review: Misrule by Heather Walter

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Title: Misrule (Malice Duology #2) Author: Heather Walter Publisher: Del Rey Publication date: May 10, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: A century has passed since the events of the first book and Alyce now rules the Dark Court, but, as they decimate the Fae Courts, Aurora is unexpectedly awoken and an old prophecy comes to … Continue reading Book Review: Misrule by Heather Walter

Book Review: By the Book by Jasmine Guillory

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Title: By the Book (Meant to be #2) Author: Jasmine Guillory Publisher: Hyperion Avenue Publication date: May 3, 2022 Genre: Romance One Sentence Summary: In this contemporary re-imagining of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, editorial assistant Izzy finds herself helping the mean and rude celebrity Beau Towers write his memoir. Overall By the Book is a … Continue reading Book Review: By the Book by Jasmine Guillory

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 Review: Billy Bean’s Ghost by John York

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Title: Billy Bean's Ghost Author: John York Publisher: John R. York Publication date: November 17, 2021 Genre: Mystery One Sentence Summary: While house-sitting, Billy Bean comes across a beautiful piano, but, when he starts playing it, he hears the voice of a ghost. Overall Billy Bean's Ghost is a murder mystery involving a ghost and a … Continue reading Book Review: Billy Bean’s Ghost by John York

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

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – February 23, 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 – February 23, 2022

Fantasy Books Introduced Me to Romance

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I suppose this could also be titled "Why I Find Romance Novels Unnecessary in My Life." But that didn't sound quite as nice, or as accurate since, once in awhile, I will crack open a romance book. And then read it literally as quickly as I can to make sure I make it to the … Continue reading Fantasy Books Introduced Me to Romance

Favorite Fictional Couples in Non-Romance Books

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It's February and Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday, so I thought I'd share my favorite fictional couples. Usually, I avoid romance novels, but I do have a soft spot for romance in other genres. Specifically, I enjoy the romance as long as it doesn't overtake the story. Initially, I thought to write about some … Continue reading Favorite Fictional Couples in Non-Romance Books