Book Review: 100% Organic by James Allinson

Title: 100% Organic (The Chickpea Chronicles #2) Author: James Allinson Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 7, 2021 Genre: Fantasy, Satire One Sentence Summary: Things are going swimmingly for George and Julian, until a new green grocer decides to open and challenges George and Julian to grow giant vegetables. Overall 100% Organic is the second in The … Continue reading Book Review: 100% Organic by James Allinson

Book Spotlight: Flame Vine by Charles Porter

The Lily Cafe is pleased to spotlight a fiction book that highlights mental health, especially as it pertains to auditory hallucinations, Flame Vine by Charles Porter! Title: Flame Vine Author: Charles Porter Publisher: Self-published Publication date: June 12, 2017 Genre: Fiction About the Book Aubrey Shallcross is a car dealer/saloon singer/rodeo rider/poet whose posse of pals calls itself … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Flame Vine by Charles Porter

Book Review: The Goodbye Song by Karl Kristian Flores

Title: The Goodbye Song Author: Karl Kristian Flores Publisher: Self-published Publication date: April 30, 2021 Genre: Fiction One Sentence Summary: Snippets of life told through various mediums. Overall The Goodbye Song is a different sort of fiction. It's similar to a short story collection in that no one character is followed and each piece offers a … Continue reading Book Review: The Goodbye Song by Karl Kristian Flores

Book Review: The Tenant’s Wrath by Gabriel Nombo

Title: The Tenant's Wrath Author: Gabriel Nombo Publisher: Self-published Publication date: January 31, 2020 Genre: Science Fiction One Sentence Summary: Tussled Platters is an Earthling conducting research on Memento Mori regarding the aliens' innate wrathfulness and how it manifests when tenants and landlords/landladies all live under the same roof. Overall The Tenant’s Wrath offers an interesting … Continue reading Book Review: The Tenant’s Wrath by Gabriel Nombo

Book Review: Verena’s Whistle by K. Panikian

Title: Verena's Whistle (Varangian Descendents #1) Author: K. Panikian Publisher: Self-published Publication date: March 7, 2021 Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Verena and her family possess unique magic, which she and her cousins will need when a meteor falls in the Ural Mountains and brings dangerous creatures from another world. Overall Verena's Whistle is a monster hunt across the … Continue reading Book Review: Verena’s Whistle by K. Panikian

Book Review: Shackles of the Storm by D. & L. Kardenal

Title: Shackles of the Storm (Spirits of Seiran #1) Author: D. & L. Kardenal Publisher: Self-published Publication date: June 13, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When a djinn without her powers is accused of murder, she goes on the run, only to end up working with the nephew of the wrongly imprisoned man to clear not just her and her … Continue reading Book Review: Shackles of the Storm by D. & L. Kardenal

Book Review: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

Title: Murder at the Town Hall (Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper #3) Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Self-published Publication date: January 20, 2021 Genre: Cozy Mystery One Sentence Summary: When a man falls to his death at a town hall meeting, Mallory isn't sure it was an accident. Overall Murder at the Town Hall is the third book in the Mallory Beck … Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

It’s That Time!! — Jennifer M Zeiger

Attention anyone whose ever said they'd like to be a dragon if they could be any mythological creature (ahem, me!)! While Jennifer's books are typically geared towards younger readers, they also appeal to a wide age range. Her third is set to be published September 1st. Discarded Dragons is a choose-your-own-adventure novel featuring a steampunk … Continue reading It’s That Time!! — Jennifer M Zeiger

Book Review: Twilight’s Fall by J. Steven Lamperti

Title: Twilight's Fall (Tales of Liamec #4) Author: J. Steven Lamperti Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 20, 2021 Genre: Fantasy, YA One Sentence Summary: The young King Twilight is unexpectedly called back to Capitol because of an uprising and brings two young guards along with him straight into danger. So, I was on the fence about this one because it sounded … Continue reading Book Review: Twilight’s Fall by J. Steven Lamperti

Book Review: DreamRovers: Price of Deliverance by Christie Valentine Powell

Title: DreamRovers: Price of Deliverance Author: Christie Valentine Powell Publisher: Self-published Publication date: April 2, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Condemned and hunted because of an ability they were born with, a group of people who can rove through dreams are only seeking a safe home for themselves. This book had me at dreams. As a former psychology student, I … Continue reading Book Review: DreamRovers: Price of Deliverance by Christie Valentine Powell