Why Diversity in Novels is Important

Why Diversity in Novels is Important

The Importance of Diversity in Novels by Rose Szabo The first time I ever heard about being gay was the short story “Am I Blue?” by Bruce Coville, from a collection of children’s fantasy stories. It’s about a boy named Vince who gets beaten up by a bully who thinks he’s gay, who then gets [...]

Christmas Actually | Excerpt

Christmas Actually | Excerpt

Christmas is all around…⁣ Join eleven best-selling and award-winning authors under the mistletoe as they share bite-sized holiday romances celebrating the joy and romcom sweetness of the Christmas season!⁣ The Christmas Actually anthology is out now! Start in these bite-sized sweet holiday romance reads today. Christmas Actually: Bite-Sized Sweet Holiday Romance ReadsPublication date: December 1st 2020Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance [...]

The Christmas Spirit by Alexandrea Weis | Review

The Christmas Spirit by Alexandrea Weis | Review

When I picked up this book, I hadn't read the synopsis, and it turned out to be a lot different than I expected. Although romance, this novel has elements of folklore and a tiny bit of horror. Courtney, our main character, is at a crossroads in her life. She is pursuing her passions career-wise but struggles with trusting a new relationship after being jilted by her ex. I liked that you get to see Courtney process her past relationship, see the faults, and are willing to open up again.

Abney Kelly & The Yuletide Shenanigans Playlist by SamiJo McQuiston

Abney Kelly & The Yuletide Shenanigans Playlist by SamiJo McQuiston

To celebrate the release of Abney Kelly and the Yuletide Shenanigans, author SamiJo McQuiston has shared a Spotify playlist inspired by the novel. Check out the synopsis for the novel and playlist below. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4m9yv6PC3yoDifIzNTPYG2?si=LdLIknciQ3C9ASkTYpdDPg About the Book Abney Kelly & The Yuletide Shenanigansby SamiJo McQuistonGenre: YA FantasyRelease Date: October 9, 2020 Summary Abney Kelly seems [...]

The Cursed Kingdom Series by Aimee Shaye | Excerpt

The Cursed Kingdom Series by Aimee Shaye | Excerpt

The second novel, The Dead Daughter, in Aimee Shaye's Cursed Kingdom series has recently released. To showcase this launch I have been granted excerpts to each novel. Read below to find more about this new adult fantasy series. The Broken Daughter  The Cursed Kingdom #1  Aimee Shaye  New Adult Fantasy  July 26, 2020 ebook 400 [...]

Sister of the Chosen One by Colleen Oakes & Erin Armknecht | Review

Sister of the Chosen One by Colleen Oakes & Erin Armknecht | Review

Initially drawn to the cover of this book, and then the synopsis, I decided to give this book a read. I am so glad I did because I loved this novel.

Told from the perspectives of twin sisters, Valora and Grier, Sister of the Chosen One masterfully weaves an action story with personal struggles. As time passes, we see events unfold through the eyes of both sisters. Sometimes scenes slightly overlap, which was interesting, but I think it worked with the narrative.