YOU’RE GETTING AN AGENT… NOW WHAT? – 2020 #DVpit blog hop

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Hello friends!

Today’s I’m bringing you the second stop in the Spring 2020 #DVpit Blog Hop! #DVpit is a Twitter pitch event for marginalized authors and/or illustrators. The next event is scheduled for April 22-23. For more information, please visit dvpit.com. But for this very insightful post, agent Victoria Marini is going to be talking about author-agent relationships, so I will leave you with her words. Continue reading

The Wicker King – a story of love, pain and messy relationships

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Publication date : October 31st, 2017

Publisher : Imprint| Macmillan

Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary

Page Count: 305

Synopsis : When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.

August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth. (from goodreads) Continue reading

COLOR THE SHELVES: Ghost Squad’s favorite movies, by Claribel Ortega

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Today’s post marks the first of the many middle grade books and authors I’m going to be sharing with you in this series, and it just feels fitting that it would be none other than one of my favorite people on earth, Claribel Ortega. Claribel was one of the first people I followed when I first joined the online bookish community a handful of years ago and have loved them and their presence for just as long, so getting to gush about their book in this post just feels right, and like something coming full circle haha.  And what a fun post it is, I had a good giggle reading through it while preparing to post it, because the characters of Ghost Squad -Lucely, Syd, Babette and even Chunk, yes!- share their favorite movies with us. And I gotta admit, I have a feeling Lucely is gonna be my favorite because here and I share a favorite movie *shrugs*. Continue reading

Nahri isn’t in love with Ali, in this essay I will-

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This isn’t the kind of post I usually do, it’s a lot more chaotic and niche than my usual content. I try to make my posts appeal to as many people as possible, but this one might be the exception, because this one is more for me than anyone else. And for fans of the series, or just people who’ve read it in general, because the rest of you will have no clue as to what I’m talking about. Oops? Read the series, though!!!!

Here’s the thing, I finished the Empire of Gold a few days ago and I have a lot of feelings. It’s the last book in my favorite series of all time and the more I read it the more intense and passionate feelings I started having about Nahri’s romantic prospects. Continue reading

COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Premee Mohamed, author of Beneath the Rising

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I’m joined here today by Premee Mohamed, author of the recently released BENEATH THE RISING, a novel mixing science and ancient otherworldy forces in a horror setting with an increasingly creepy vibe. We’re going to be talking about all things behind the scenes of the creations of the story, from concept to research and a few other things you might wonder about when you read the book, or even if you just read the synopsis. So I hope you enjoy the answers, because I sure did! Continue reading

10 romance authors I want to try out in 2020

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So uh… you know how I am self-proclaimed romance trash? Well, I recently came to two realizations that aren’t very pleasant to me and make it harder to hold onto that title, which are as follow:

  1. Out of all my reading this year so far, romance makes up a whooping 8%, which is a grand total of two books. I’ve read two romance books in the past three months. And I hate it.
  2. I tend to circle back to the same authors and rarely if ever branch out.  Talia Hibbert, Alyssa Cole, Alisha Rai, Rebekah Weatherspoon, and a couple others. But that’s it. I mean they’re phenomenal, but I’d like to see what else is out there.

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COLOR THE SHELVES: The inspiration behind “Forbidden Promises – by Synithia Williams

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The minute I read the synopsis for FORBIDDEN PROMISES I knew two things: 1/ it sounds exactly like the kind of romance book I’d gobble up, full of angst and drama and 2/ I needed to have the author over on the blog to chat about the book. And I definitely did not regret that decision. Having Synithia Williams talk about soap operas, drama and the inspiration behind FORBIDDEN PROMISES made the need to have it between my hands and devour the story inside of it intensify. Like, what else could I need in times of stress than a woman in love with her sister’s ex-husband fighting those feelings while he simultaneously fights the ones he has for her? Nothing, me thinks. Especially if you add a backdrop of rich people to it. So enough ramblings on my part, here’s what Synithia has to say: Continue reading

The Electric Heir – I’ve read it twice and I’m still not okay

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Series: Feverwake #2

Publication date : March 17th, 2020

Publisher : Skyscape | Amazon Publishing

Genre : Young Adult | Fantasy

Page Count: 483

Synopsis : In the sequel to The Fever King, Noam Álvaro seeks to end tyranny before he becomes a tyrant himself.
Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, and Lehrer is chancellor. But despite Lehrer’s image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him to forget—that Lehrer is responsible for the deadly magic infection that ravaged Carolinia. Continue reading

COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Prerna Pickett, author of If You Only Knew

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Today’s interview is with Prerna Pickett, the debut author one of a YA contemporary story I’m really excited to read, IF ONLY YOU KNEW, which is  a story about a boy coming out of jail, a girl plagues by guilt, teens messing up, redemption and second chances. Full of secrets, said secrets coming to light, and maybe even a cute romance thrown in the mix (and by maybe I mean definitely). I had a lot of fun asking the author questions and her answers only made me want to read the book more, and hopefully it’ll convince you to pick it up as well! Continue reading