Wicked Rebel by Paula Black is out now & Book 1 in the Wizard of Oz Shape Shifter re-telling is on sale! Also enter to win an Amazon giftcard or PayPal cash.

I was just getting used to my life back
in Kansas, when I suddenly return to Oz, without Toto or the magic shoes
that put me here. Time operates differently in both worlds, and though
only four months has passed for me, more than two years have progressed
in Oz.

And in that time, I’d somehow become a legend.

One of my boys has become a king. And the other two have been taken
captive by the Witch of the South.

In order to stop a rebellion and help the shifter brothers, I have to
take on a new item of power and become something I never thought I
would… the Wicked Witch of the West.

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I have no idea what’s happening to me.
When a tornado dropped my car in a land of short, wild people, I was
shocked. With no way to get home, no idea where I was and no clue how to
communicate with the muchkins, I was completely out of luck. Then I
found out that my car had landed on someone and killed them. Supposedly
she was the Wicked Witch of the East.
If that wasn’t bad enough, now her ruby slippers magically appear on my
feet, and slowly, I’m becoming her.
Now I need to get to Emerald City and see the Wizard if I want to stop
the transformation and return home. But the yellow brick road is no
cake-walk, and I don’t know what I’ll find at the end of this journey.
Luckily, I have three brothers I meet along the way to help me on my
journey. Each of them is vying for my affection, as if it doesn’t matter
that my skin is turning green.
Wicked Origins is a modern YA Fantasy Retelling of L. Frank Baum’s
original Oz tales.

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Book Review. What if it’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera. Positives / Negatives & Representation 📦

What if it’s Us

Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Harper Collins

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(Some disclosure, I read, and wrote a review for this book way back when and due to depression, anxiety, and zero Wi-Fi this never made its way onto the blog. I think the book helped to navigate my way through some of the gloom. It was an enjoyable experience

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The complexities of a new romantic relationship, in which one person has just spilt from their ex, and the other never having been in a relationship before, privilege, sex and consent, summer, pop culture references, contemporary, realistic, and best of all that had me singing was REPRESENTATION. This book has gay characters and a character with ADHD and none of that is driving the story.

Those are the positives, followed by a BUT
Negatives, the two characters Ben and Arthur. The pair equally share POV. One is annoying to begin with and you get to like them and then vice versa. The first dates between the two are high cringe and you think how is this relationship going to go anywhere. Then suddenly the two are coupled up and can’t live without each other. Love is strange.

The whole upset where they spilt temporarily you could see coming from page ten? and was saved by the realistic (slightly disappointing) ending. Also in here there is a homophobic incident on public transport that while you should love who you love, do you, there will be people who, inexplicably, think women should date men and men should date women, like there isn’t a whole spectrum of sexualities and genders, so that was a reminder for readers I suppose that dinosaurs do still walk the earth.
Don’t you love starting a New Year off with an incredible book.


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New Releases from Selcouth Station. Support Small Press Publishers.

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The brilliant Selcouth Station have released three new titles. As well as publishing chapbooks, they publish content on their blog, and have a resource for writers to find other publishers. You can find that here

Their website address is https://www.selcouthstation.com/


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Book Review. A Picture of Murder by T. E. Kinsey

  • A Picture of Murder by T. E. Kinsey

  • (Amazon Imprint) Thomas & Mercer

  • 1542046025 / 978 – 1542046022

  • Available on KU / print £4.99 / Free with Amazon Audible trial


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(P.S This review is completely contradictory, just so you know.

P.P.S. I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via Netgalley)

 

I was excited about starting A Picture of Murder. I liked the front cover and the description of the book, but unfortunately the story plodded along. It was seventy odd pages before the first murder happened, padded out with what I felt was an unnecessary amount of dialogue and stereotypical characters. The characters fell flat. I felt mildly compelled to finish A Picture of Murder, because I had no idea who was killing these actors, and the setting of the story, the period of time, the advent of moving pictures, and the ending did intrigue me. I also liked the character of Lady Hardcastle’s maid Florence. I feel I might have to read other books in this series to learn more about this sleuthing duo, and how their relationship has evolved, because I wasn’t very convinced by Lady Hardcastle.


Have you read A Picture of Murder, or any of the other Lady Hardcastle’s mysteries by T. E. Kinsey?


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Cover Reveal! The Road Home by Krista Sandor

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You can always go home, or can you?

Jenna Lewis is good at two things: her job as a reading specialist and lying about her dark past. Fourteen years ago, Jenna left home vowing never to return, but a call regarding her estranged mother’s well-being forces her to go back to the quaint town of Langley Park. Once home, a chance encounter brings Jenna face-to-face with the man she’s secretly held in her heart since she was fifteen years old. While neither wants to admit that their connection is still lightning-hot, Jenna finds herself thrown into a world where deception can no longer protect her. As the sexual tension builds, unsettling events begin to occur, putting Jenna’s life in danger. Will she be able to survive what lies ahead? Will she be able to navigate THE ROAD HOME?

If there’s one thing Krista Sandor knows for sure, it’s that romance saved her. After she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015, her world turned upside down. During those difficult first days, her dear friend sent her a romance novel. That kind gesture provided the escape she needed and ignited her love of the genre. Inspired by the strong heroines and happily ever afters, Krista decided to write her own romance series. Today, she is an MS Warrior and living life to the fullest. When she’s not writing, you can find her running 5Ks and chasing after her growing boys in her adopted home of Denver, Colorado.

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