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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Interview with Steven Salvatore, author of NO PERFECT PLACES


Today I am so excited to present this interview with Steven Salvatore (they/he). I read and fell in love with Can't Take That Away and I consider myself truly lucky to be able to talk with him about their recently released novel, No Perfect Places.

In this interview we talked about what their writing process looks like, how he developed the characters in No Perfect Places, and what the vibes of this book is like.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Happy Pride Month

It is officially June which is the start of a bunch of posts that I have planned for Pride Month. I'm not going to list what I have planned because I don't want to feel bad if I don't have the energy to follow through. There are a few things that I can mention though.

    1. Book Recommendations!!!!

    • I have plans to list a bunch of books that I have read and loved in hopes of sharing them with people who may not know about them! I did this last year on my Instagram and I highly recommend checking them out, but I may be biased. This year I plan on showing off some new books I've read since then as well as bringing up some past favorites that I didn't include last year.

    2. Interviews!

    • I have 12 interviews scheduled for this month! These authors range from middle-grade to YA to adult books. From horror to romance. These are authors I love and admire and authors whose books I've been desperately waiting for a chance to read. I hope you enjoy these interviews! My first one actually went up yesterday, it was an interview with Andrew Joseph White, author of HELL FOLLOWED WITH US and THE SPIRIT BARES ITS TEETH.

I hope you stick around and see what all I have in store for you! I'm also going to be posting on my Instagram as well this month. My Instagram will also be home to my GCLS Conference content! If you want to see my adventures in Denver, make sure to give me a follow over there. I'm also still trying to raise money for GCLS, so if you want to help support me here is my GoFundMe. Any donations and shares mean a lot to me, thank you so much!

Blog Tour: REMNANTS OF POWER review

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the REMNANTS OF POWER  by H. F. Cunningham Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: H. F. Cunningham

Pub. Date: June 1, 2023

Publisher: H. F. Cunningham

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 698

Find it:  Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/REMNANTS-OF-POWER

"You're sure about this?"

"Absolutely not, but let's do it anyway."

Banished from the only home she has ever known and still reeling from the knowledge of what she truly is, and just how many people want to kill her, Tannin has no choice but to ally with dangerous figures from her past to survive. In a stronghold ruled by wargs, Tannin must learn to step up and claim her blood heritage. As her own monstrous abilities develop, Tannin finds that she likes the taste of power. But she isn't the only one hungering for it.

Desperate to correct her past mistakes, Ava - along with Tannin's old friend Flint - leaves the safety of Armodan to follow the wargs. With her fledgling skills as a druidic healer, Ava strives to prove herself useful and earn her place in Tannin's new life. Finally free of the constraints of royal life, Ava discovers that she has only scratched the surface of her own darker powers.

But power never comes without a price. 

The rise of a queen.

A cruel betrayal.

And a nation on the brink of tearing itself apart.

Schemes and treacheries are brewing and boiling over on all sides. Unravelling them seems impossible. Perhaps surviving them is too.


I was so thrilled when I was told that I could take part in this tour! Remnants of Blood and Remnants of Power are both books that I've been wanting to read but just haven't had the time to yet! This tour gave me the perfect opportunity and I'm thrilled that I did.

I loved this book! The author has a writing style that immediately meshed with what I wanted to read and I found myself drawn in to every page of the book. I was constantly on edge waiting for what was going to happen next and I loved every second of it.

This book has uch a unique sense of story-telling. T he multiple POVs and the world in which these characters exist in made for an amazing reading experience because nothing truly ever felt stale.


About H. F. Cunningham:

Hello! I'm HF Cunningham; a queer YA/NA fantasy author who likes puns!

My debut novel Remnants of Blood is launching 14th September 2021 and is perfect for lovers of fantasy, intruiging characters, enemies to lovers, monsters, scottish accents and witty banter!

Follow me on instagram hfcunningham.author or twitter hfcunningham or check out my website www.hfcunningham.com

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will win a signed finished copy of REMNANTS OF POWER & swag, US Only.

Ends June 17th, midnight EST

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:



Interview or Excerpt/IG Post


The Reading Life

Excerpt/IG Post


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post or Excerpt



Review/IG Post


Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post


The Chirpy Bookaholic

Review/IG Post

Week Two:


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Review/IG Post



IG Review


Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post



IG Review

Week Three:


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post


The Momma Spot

Excerpt/IG Post

Book Tour: VENOM & VOW spotlight


Book Details

Title: Venom & Vow
Author: Anna-Marie Mclemore and Elliott McLemore
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: May 16, 2023
Genre(s): Young Adult, LGBT, Fantasy
Pages: 336
Bookshop Purchase Link: https://bookshop.org/a/67041/DELETE



Book Details

Title: Court of the Undying Season
Author: A.M. Strickland
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: May 16, 2023
Genre(s): Young Adult, LGBT, Fantasy
Pages: 336
Bookshop Purchase Link: https://bookshop.org/a/67041/DELETE

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Blog Tour: TIME OUT by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, and Carlyn Greenwald


Book Details

Title: Time out
Author: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, and Carlyn Greenwald
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 30, 2023
Genre(s): Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary
Pages: 272

Interview with Andrew Joseph White, author of HELL FOLLOWED WITH US and THE SPIRIT BARES ITS TEETH


I am ecstatic about today's interview! I don't often read horror books or books with gore in them because it just doesn't mesh well with my anxiety. But I've read both books by this author and I've absolutely loved every second of them! Today's interview participant is Andrew Joseph White (he/him)! Also, a huge thanks to Sara DiSalvo for helping set this interview up!

In this interview I got to pick White's brain about both Hell Followed with Us (paperbacks out now!) and The Spirit Bares Its Teeth (out September 5th!). I got to ask about how he came up with these characters, what three words describe each book, and how much research goes into writing these books. This was an amazing interview and I feel so lucky that I was able to do this. As always, links to follow Andrew on his social media and preorder his books will be at the end of the interview. Thank you for reading! If you've read Hell Followed with Us (or The Spirit Bares Its Teeth), let me know what you thought of it!

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Interview with Rachel Spangler, author of PLAIN ENGLISH and THRUST


I am exhilirated today!!! Beyond excited! I was able to interview Rachel Spangler (they/them), an author I might just be mildly obsessed with, and I now get to present this interview to everyone! I have read several of their books and loved them so very, very much and I think I squealed a bit when they confirmed that they were willing to be interviewed by me.

In this interview we talked about how long they've been writing, what their writing process is like, and how they figure out when a book is part of a connected series. They also were kind enough to provide a blurb of their upcoming book!! Make sure to check it all out and let me know your thoughts. As always links to follow Rachel Spangler as well as purchase their books will be at the bottom of the interview.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Book Tour: A SHADOW CROWN review + interview with Melissa Blair

Book Details

Title: A Shadow Crown (The Halfling Saga, Book 2)
Author: Melissa Blair
Publisher: Union Square & Co.
Publication Date: May 9, 2023
Genre(s): New Adult, LGBT, Fantasy
Pages: 480

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Book Tour: TEACHER OF THE YEAR review + favorite quotes


Book Details

Title: Teacher of the Year
Author: M.A. Wardell
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: May 9, 2023
Genre(s): Adult, LGBT, Romance
Pages: 301

Interview with Steven Salvatore, author of NO PERFECT PLACES

  Today I am so excited to present this interview with Steven Salvatore (they/he). I read and fell in love with Can't Take...