It's been a real whirlwind of stress lately for all; that goes without saying, but for me, it's been even more stressful getting ready to open a new business. Renovations are going well: gutting, tearing down, plumbing, electrical, structural-foundation repairs, planning, planning, and more planning. Promotional work begins in January 2021. Applications will go out … Continue reading Hello World, I’m Back!
PLEASE NOTE! I've made changes to my submission policies for indie authors. I am not accepting e-book review request until the end of December 2020 for February, March, and April 2021 reviews. I am still accepting editing requests. I am accepting (book) copy review requests. Contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for querying either one. Please note … Continue reading CHANGES TO MY SUBMISSION POLICIES!
In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Descending into an underground realm full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait, teeth sharp and jaws … Continue reading EIGHT WILL FALL, by Sarah Harian, Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood. Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician's apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman's daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds … Continue reading SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER, by Julie C. Dao, Philomel, PenguinTeen
The last time seventeen-year-old Amelia Mackenzie saw her best friend Matthew alive, he broke her heart. When he is found the next day in an abandoned barn at the edge of town, an apparent suicide, Amelia's whole world comes crashing down. And then she sees him again. Because Amelia has a secret that even Matthew … Continue reading APPARITION, by Gail Gallant, Doubleday Canada, Random House Canada
For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine years away, Meg Archer returns to her childhood home only to find … Continue reading RIFT, by Rachael Craw, Candlewick Publishing
After an attack on earth, all reflective surfaces become weapons to release monsters, causing a planet-wide ban on mirrors. Despite the danger, the demand rises, and 17-year-old Marty Callahan becomes a distributor in an illegal mirror trade―until he’s caught by the mayor's son, whose slate is far from clean. Both of them are exiled for … Continue reading REFRACTION, by Naomi Hughes, Page Street Publishing
The invitation was delivered by bees. It wasn’t addressed to anyone at all, but Ben knew it was for him. It would lead him to an old, shambolic museum, full of strange and bewitching creatures. A peculiar world of hidden mysteries and curious family secrets . . . and some really dangerous magic. Filled with … Continue reading THE HIPPO AT THE END OF THE HALL, by Helen Cooper, Candlewick Press
Scotiabank Giller-winner Sean Michaels is back with his widely anticipated second novel, The Wagers, a deeply satisfying story of long odds, magical heists and the dizzying gamble of life. Where does luck come from? What is it worth? And how much of it do you need to be happy? Theo Potiris is a grocer and … Continue reading THE WAGERS, by Sean Michaels, Random House, Penguin Random House Publishers
Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Thirteen-year-old award-winning slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity ~ Solli Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry … Continue reading LIMELIGHT, by Solli Raphael, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Being the new kid at camp is never easy, especially for a bigfoot, a hyperactive jackalope, a fairy who can barely fly, and the only human boy! A series about the unlikely friendships forged at Camp Moonlight—“where being different isn’t unusual…it’s FUNusual!” Norm is worried about fitting in at camp. Literally. He’s not just tall … Continue reading CREATURE CAMPERS: THE SECRET OF SHADOW LAKE, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Illustrated by Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing