Hey, guys. This is a heads up that the comic book anthology The Good Fight: A Peaceful Stand Against Bigotry and Racism is currently donating all its proceeds to Black Lives Matter. The book is $20 on Etsy and very well reviewed. You can read a bit more about the project here.
Turn Back the Pages is a feature where I spotlight a comic that is not fresh and new. It may have come out a few months ago or even a few years ago. Maybe it was hyped and popular, or maybe it was an underappreciated gem. Whatever the case, it’ll be a great comic that’s well worth a read.
I’ve been craving comfort reads lately, probably to offset the rush of anxiety and depression I feel whenever I look at the news. Bandette is everything I could ask for when it comes to making me feel better. It’s cute and charmingly campy, and I was all smiles the whole time I was reading it.
I mentioned Volume 1 of Bandette in my Netflix Book Tag post. Since then, I’ve finished Volume 2 and have Volume 3 on hold at my local library. It’s just that much fun.
So what’s the premise? Continue reading Turn Back the Pages: Bandette
It’s no secret around here that I love superhero romance novels, so I was happy when author Karen Janowsky reached out to me about her series, The Persistence of Memory. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m definitely intrigued by the description. It gives me a Captain America vibe, which I am 100% here for.
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When superheroes fall in love, anything can happen. Continue reading Book Spotlight: The Persistence of Memory by Karen Janowsky
I am in love with this cover, you guys. I’ve saved a copy of it on my phone, and sometimes I just stare at it and sigh happily. It fits the atmosphere of the story perfectly, and I hope you think it’s as great as I do.
Poison and Honey is an urban fantasy novella about a woman infiltrating Otherworld to free the humans held captive there, and it’s release date is July 15th. The full book description is below along with the cover.
Are you ready?
Prepare your eyeballs for something amazing.
Quick—what’s the best superpower for a villain? Energy blasts? Super-strength? Mind-control?
How about the power of fairytales?
It may sound weird, but fairytales are the power source of DC supervillain Queen of Fables, and they make her such a crazy strong threat that it usually takes the entire Justice League to stop her.
So how does that work, exactly? Continue reading Why the Queen of Fables is the most Underrated DC Supervillain
Tuesday was National Superhero Day, and personally, I feel like we’re all heroes just for getting through another day of Covid-19. I hope everyone reading this is staying safe. If you’re looking for some superhero-themed escapism, here are a few of the latest novels I’ve discovered while searching the internet.
It’s a slightly shorter post than usual, but my wrists are still bothering me, so I’m trying to stay off the computer as much as possible. (But I’ve ordered a new ergonomic mouse and keyboard and have started dictating my current novel, so hopefully, things are looking up.) As usual, I haven’t read all these books personally, so check out the samples and reviews before purchasing.
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by Crystal Cestari
Marigold pushed the blankets off herself, careful not to make a sound. Slowly, she sat up in bed and put her bare feet on the rough wooden floor. Then she stood, wincing as the floorboard creaked under her weight. She froze, and her heart pounded as she waited to see if the sound had woken her stepsister sleeping in the bed next to hers.
Nothing. All Marigold heard was the hooting of an owl and the sound of the wind rustling the trees outside. Her stepsister, Saffron, hadn’t stirred.
Relaxing, Marigold dressed clumsily in the darkness and groped under her bed until she found the bag she’d packed earlier in the day. Food, water, matches, rope—she hoped she hadn’t forgotten anything, but she didn’t have the first clue what was needed to rescue a prince from an evil wizard. Probably, she’d fail no matter she brought.
But she had to try. She couldn’t forget him and move on, no matter what anyone else said.
She crept to the window and was about to climb out when she heard the squeak of a mattress. “What do you think you’re doing?” Continue reading Flash Fiction: Marigold and Saffron