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Cover Reveal: Mangoes and Mistletoe, by Adriana Herrera

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in cover reveal

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The Christmas season, which starts in October in the world of publishing, is packed with romance novels. But sometimes you see one that makes you go "GIVE ME NOW," even if you've got twenty on your TBR already. Adriana Herrera's upcoming f/f romance novella, Mangoes and Mistletoe, is that book.

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Review: Grumpy Jake, by Melissa Blue

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Ana Coqui posted in review

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Melissa Blue’s latest novella, Grumpy Jake, is as fun and appealing as its bright cover. In this light-hearted enemies to lovers romance Jake, a handsome but gruff White single father has gotten off on the wrong foot with his son Jayden’s Black Kindergarten teacher. Bailey has heard way too much about Jake’s dating misadventures thanks to the faculty’s breathless gossip mill. Despite her undeniable attraction to the tattooed nurse, Bailey does not want to be his next conquest. Deeply wary, the usually warm and effusive Bailey succeeds at freezing out the seemingly bad-boy playboy until they are trapped together in an elevator and she discovers his playfully disarming self-deprecating sense of humor and Jake is enchanted by her frankness.

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Review: The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics, by Olivia Waite

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Amy Dittmeier posted in review

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I was really excited about this book because I am an Olivia Waite fangirl. I love her column on the Seattle Review of Books, and she’s one of the people I recommend heavily in my work at the library. So when I saw she was coming out with a queer historical with science ladies, I knew I should take a chance on it. And I’m happy I did! The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics is a delight. I read it at a time when I was super stressed out and needed some relief during Big Life Stuff, and Catherine and Lucy’s story was like a warm, safe weighted blanket at the end of the day.

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Guest Post: What the Heck is Gaslamp Fantasy? By Leanna Renee Hieber

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Guest Post posted in guest post

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When they're not creating entirely new worlds, fantasy authors love to play with different historical time periods. Remember when steampunk was all the rage? Renaissance Italy? Okay, that last one is just a dream of mine, but roll with it.

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Mini-Reviews, November 7, 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2019 9:58:42 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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It's been a while since we did this! Two months, eeep. Anyway, here are short reviews of Hard Chrome, These Witches Don't Burn, Blitzed, and The Bromance Book Club.

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Cover Reveal: Tikka Chance on Me Gets a Makeover!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Guest Post posted in cover reveal

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Today we're super excited to share a guest post and cover reveal from Suleikha Snyder. We've been holding this secret for a little while now, but it's felt like months. We can't wait for you to see it!

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Review: Tarnished Are the Stars, by Rosiee Thor

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Rosiee Thor's debut YA sci-fi novel, Tarnished Are the Stars, is excellent. She combines several classic sci-fi themes, fresh environmental elements and a whole lot of Queer Feels to make an action- and emotion-packed story of oppression, grief, love and hope.

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Guest Post: Writing A Depressed Character When Depressed Yourself, by Tamsen Parker

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Tamsen Parker posted in guest post

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Bittersweet: What Writing a Character with the Same Crap Brain As You Can and Cannot Do

There is something exquisitely painful about trying to promote a book that features a severely depressed heroine when depressed oneself. 

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Top Off Your TBR: November 2019 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in coming up,

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We're getting into the time of year when publishers slow down their release schedule, so this month is a little lighter than usual. Gird your loins for January, when they open the flood gates again.

Now's a great time to stock up on winter reading and catch up on all those October books!

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Talking Food and Love with Layla Reyne

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Andrea Marks-Joseph posted in interview

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Romancelandia, I present to you... a behind the scenes look into the hopeful, delicious, unputdownable Dine With Me. You can check out my full review of Layla Reyne's m/m foodie romance here, but read on for my interview with her! 

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