Book Review: Quaking Soul by Jennifer M. Zeiger

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Title: Quaking Soul (Hidden Mythics #1) Author: Jennifer M. Zeiger Publisher: Self-published Publication date: November 30, 2020 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When young dryad Na'rina takes her mother's place at a meeting with other mythical creatures, a banished wer-im warns them humans are capturing mythical creatures, and when her mother turns up missing, it's up … Continue reading Book Review: Quaking Soul by Jennifer M. Zeiger

Book Review: The Thirteen Gates: Apprentice by Elton Gahr

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Title: The Thirteen Gates: Apprentice Author: Elton Gahr Publisher: Self-published Publication date: May 4, 2021 Genre: Fantasy, YA One Sentence Summary: When his friend and mentor dies, Quinn is left with a ring and the fact that magical gates are now open and he has to do something about it. Overall The Thirteen Gates: Apprentice is … Continue reading Book Review: The Thirteen Gates: Apprentice by Elton Gahr

Book Review: The Outlands by Tyler Edwards

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Title: The Outlands (The Outlands Saga #1) Author: Tyler Edwards Publisher: Self-published Publication date: January 24, 2021 Genre: Dystopian Science Fiction, YA One Sentence Summary: Labelled an Undesirable since his parents were murdered when he was six, Jett lives as a thief with a group of others like him, but has the fire in him to want to challenge and tear … Continue reading Book Review: The Outlands by Tyler Edwards

Book Review: The Cousins Crime: Unravelled by Krisha Batra, An Amateur Sleuth by Manasi Patil

Book Review for The Cousins Crime by Manasi Patil

Title: The Cousins Crime: Unravelled by Krisha Batra, An Amateur Sleuth Author: Manasi Patil Publisher: Self-published Publication date: May 20, 2020 Genre: Mystery, YA One Sentence Summary: An ordinary trip to a donut shop with her brother unexpectedly pulls teen sleuth Krisha into a mystery that could have disastrous consequences. Going in to The Cousins Crime, I knew it was written … Continue reading Book Review: The Cousins Crime: Unravelled by Krisha Batra, An Amateur Sleuth by Manasi Patil

Novel Excerpt: Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing by Celinka Serre

Novel Excerpt: Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing by Celinka Serre, a YA High Fantasy

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present author Celinka Serre and her YA High Fantasy novel Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing! Title: Stardust Destines I: Variate Facing Author: Celinka Serre Publisher: Binky Ink Publication date: May 3, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, YA Prompted by a cryptic message from her deceased master, Niome, a young wizardess, embarks on a journey to … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing by Celinka Serre

Book Review: Strand: The Silver Radio by Justin Attas

Book Review: Strand: the Silver Radio by Justin Attas, a YA dystopian sci-fi novel

Title: Strand: The Silver Radio Author: Justin Attas Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 14, 2019 Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, YA One Sentence Summary: Quincy doesn't fit in in the great tower called Strand no matter what he tries, but, when he's forced into the Nether Layer, he finds adventure, danger, and purpose. I have a love-hate relationship with dystopian sci-fi novels. … Continue reading Book Review: Strand: The Silver Radio by Justin Attas

Book Review: Awkward by Gurpreet Kaur

Book Review: Awkward by Gurpreet Kaur, a cute, short YA fiction novel

Title: Awkward Author: Gurpreet Kaur Publisher: Self-published Publication date: June 13, 2020 Genre: YA, Fiction Summary: Awkward is just a normal teen in India. Except she's really awkward. And makes every situation she's in awkward. I'm not really a YA reader, but, when the author contacted me for a review and mentioned it was a comedy with plenty of awkwardness, … Continue reading Book Review: Awkward by Gurpreet Kaur

Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy (revisited)

Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy - a dark fantasy

This past Thursday I posted my review of this fantasy novel. It was a delightful book and, if you haven't had a chance to take a peek of it, I thought I'd revisit the excerpt the author generously allowed me to post back in May. First published May 19, 2019 The Lily Cafe is thrilled … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy (revisited)

Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy

Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy - a dark fantasy

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present author Douglas Murphy and his first novel Umbral Ten, the first book in his Khaldaia Chronicles series! Title: Umbral Ten Author: Douglas Murphy Publisher: Self-published Publication date: April 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy A blood moon rises, demons roam, and the Inquisition approaches.Theodosia Archmail wakes up on the towers of Starkwind … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: Umbral Ten by Douglas Murphy

Guest Post: Writing to Express Myself by Idelle Kursman

Guest Post: Writing to Express Myself by Idelle Kursman, author of True Mercy and The Book of Revelations

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Idelle Kursman! The author of two novels, True Mercy and The Book of Revelations, her post really speaks to my heart in so many ways and her novels sound absolutely fascinating while also spreading awareness for causes close to her heart. Also, please head over to Reedsy and upvote her … Continue reading Guest Post: Writing to Express Myself by Idelle Kursman