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Tuesday, May 21, 2024


Book Tour: NOW CONJURERS review + favorite quotes



Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour for Now, Conjurers. The cover of this book was the first thing to capture my attention. I don't know what it was about it, but I knew that I wanted to read this book! I am so glad that I got to read it!

 

Friday, May 17, 2024


Book Tour: THE GIRL IN QUESTION review + favorite quotes



Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour for The Girl in Question. I've been interested in reading something from this author for a while and this gave me the perfect reason to. I was thrilled about getting the chance!!



Tuesday, May 14, 2024


Book Tour: WIFWULF spotlight

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WIFWULF  by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, & Dailen Ogden Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: WIFWULF 

Authors: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, & Dailen Ogden (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: May 7, 2024

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 112

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/WILWULF

Angela Carter's The Company of Wolves and Emily Carroll's Through the Woods meet Squad (Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle), in WIFWULF - a tale of transformation, blood, and beauty that calls to the wild freedom of our true selves within each of us.

A haunting story of deep loneliness, raw wounds, wild magic, and the freedom of transformation.

Wif. Noun, Old English: A Woman; this word is also the origina from which the word “wife” is derived. Contrast with “wer,” a man.
Wulf. Noun, Old English: A Wolf, a wild carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family, which lives and hunts in packs.

WIFWULF is an original folklore myth telling the story of Charity Bjornsdotter, a young woman in 1860's Montana who spends her days in the woods with her closest friend, a local wolf she calls Silver Slash. Charity is on the precipice of marriage to the most handsome man in her small village, the mercurial-yet-beloved Paul Skeld. But as her husband isolates her from Silver Slash, she begins to feel a call to the wilds...for it is there that her true destiny awaits. WIFWULF is the harrowing tale of a woman forcibly separated from that which makes her feel alive, a reinterpretation of the classic werewolf myth... and the origin story of a new goddess.

A successfully funded, beloved project on Kickstarter, WIFWULF explores a few facets of trauma but especially speaks to relationship abuse, something that has touched more than one member of the creative team. It’s a story that reminds us that even when you feel at your most monstrous, you can find your way back. But not unchanged.

It is also a story about werewolves. About bloody revenge and deep loneliness. About the secret, sad meaning behind the howls we hear from the dark forests on the darkest of nights.

Experience this haunting story in the dark of night, in whatever moonlit warren you call home – or shed your skin, embrace the night, and run wild with magic – and become forever changed.

This book contains mature content and may not be for everyone. WIFWULF contains gore, intimate partner violence, body horror, and animal death.

For fans of Emily Carroll's Through the Woods, Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (specifically: The Company of Wolves), works by Kelly Link, Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body and Other PartiesSquad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle, Clarissa Pinkola Estés' Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Kelly Armstrong's Bitten, Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Rios, By Chance or Providence by Becky Cloonan, Monstress by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, and the films The Witch and Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki).

“This just may be the most beautiful ‘werewolf’ story I’ve ever consumed in any medium.”
-- Chris Shehan (The Autumnal, House of Slaughter)

"A luscious, vicious fever dream of a fairy tale about the cages we find ourselves in and the true cost of freedom. WIFWULF is the kind of story that lingers." -- Jody Houser (Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy, Stranger Things)

 

 

About Jackson Lanzing:

JACKSON LANZING is one half of New York Times Bestselling writing partnership known as “the Hivemind,” alongside Collin Kelly. The two met in college, where they first became bitter rivals before becoming best friends. Their work in comics includes Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, Kang the Conqueror, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman Beyond: Neo-Year, Dark One (with Brandon Sanderson), Joyride, and Star Trek — for which they received a 2023 Eisner nomination for Best New Series. They also work in film, TV, games and, and are incredibly proud of their recently released middle-grade novel Thor Quest: Hammers of the Gods from Marvel Press. They live a few minutes from one another in Los Angeles, CA — along with their wives and far too many pets — where they spend their time reading, debating, playing music too loud, and enjoying every tabletop roleplaying game they can get their hands on. 

Twitter | Instagram

 

About Collin Kelly:

COLLIN KELLY is one half of New York Times Bestselling writing partnership known as “the Hivemind,” alongside Jackson Lanzing. The two met in college, where they first became bitter rivals before becoming best friends. Their work in comics includes Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, Kang the Conqueror, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman Beyond: Neo-Year, Dark One (with Brandon Sanderson), Joyride, and Star Trek — for which they received a 2023 Eisner nomination for Best New Series. They also work in film, TV, games and, and are incredibly proud of their recently released middle-grade novel Thor Quest: Hammers of the Gods from Marvel Press. They live a few minutes from one another in Los Angeles, CA — along with their wives and far too many pets — where they spend their time reading, debating, playing music too loud, and enjoying every tabletop roleplaying game they can get their hands on. 

Twitter | Instagram

 

About Dailen Ogden:

DAILEN OGDEN is a freelance comic artist, writer, and illustrator based in Colorado. Dailen is known for their esoteric art and comics, and spends their free time collecting houseplants and raising a Shepherd puppy, as well as a tarantula and a python.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

 

 


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of WIFWULF , US Only.

Ends May 31st, midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/29/2024

@darkfantasyreviews

Excerpt

4/30/2024

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

5/1/2024

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

5/2/2024

Comic Book Yeti

Interview/X Post

5/3/2024

Sadie's Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

5/4/2024

Fire and Ice Reads

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

5/5/2024

Books and Zebras

IG Review

5/6/2024

@kaylyn_s_booknook

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/7/2024

100 Pages A Day

Review

5/8/2024

The Litt Librarian

Review/IG Post

5/9/2024

FUONLYKNEW

Review

5/10/2024

@enthuse_reader

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/11/2024

Betwixt the Pages

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

5/12/2024

@bookcred

Review/IG Post

5/13/2024

Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

5/14/2024

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post

5/15/2024

@jaimes_mystical_library

IG Review

5/16/2024

The Book Critic

Review/IG Post

5/17/2024

@stargirls.magical.tale

IG Review

5/18/2024

jlreadstoperpetuity

IG Review/TikTok Post

Week Four:

5/19/2024

@sparks_books

IG Review

5/20/2024

Two Points of Interest

Review

5/21/2024

shereadstales

Review/IG Post

5/22/2024

@alexandriavwilliams_

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/23/2024

nerdophiles

Review

5/24/2024

MoonShineArtSpot

Review/IG Post


Tuesday, May 7, 2024


Book Tour: THE LAST PHI HUNTER

Thank you so much to Angry Robot Books for allowing me to take part in this tour for The Last Phi Hunter. The cover instantly drew me to this book. It is gorgeous and I just knew that I wanted to check out the book! It also happens to be written by a bisexual author so it fits right into my personal preference of reading queer books or books by queer authors! Check out the author's Instagram post here to follow the entire tour.

 

Friday, May 3, 2024


Book Tour: MONEY SHOT VOL. 4 spotlight

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the MONEY SHOT V. 4: Money Shot Comes Again by Tim Seeley & Gisèle Lagacé Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Sunday, April 28, 2024


Review: SNOWBLOODED by Emma Sterner-Radley

 


Book Details

Title: Snowblooded
Author: Emma Sterner-Radley
Publisher: Solaris
Publication Date: May 9, 2024
Genre(s): Adult, LGBT, Fantasy, Historical
Pages: 400

Monday, April 22, 2024


Book Tour: DEADENDIA: THE DIVINE ORDER review + favorite quotes

Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour for Deadendia: The Divine Order. I have watched the show and even took part in the tour for the first 2 books last year. I adore this story and characters so being able to take part in this tour was wonderful!!

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Review: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH BEING HUMAN by Kai Cheng Thom

 


Book Details

Title: Falling Back in Love with Being Human
Author: Kai Cheng Thom
Publisher: Dial Press
Publication Date: August 1, 2023
Genre(s): Nonfiction, LGBT, Poetry
Pages: 176
Bookshop Affiliate Purchase Link: https://bookshop.org/a/67041/9780593594988

Sunday, April 14, 2024


Book Tour: THE FINAL CURSE OF OPHELIA CRAY review + 15 thoughts

Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour for The Final Curse of Ophelia Cray. I had been so jealous when my friend won a copy off of Goodreads so getting to take part in this tour was thrilling!!!

 

About The Book:

Title: The Final Curse of Ophelia Cray

Author: Christine Calella

Pub. Date: April 9, 2024

Find it: Goodreads

Storms and pirates are nothing compared to the evil within men’s hearts.

After a lifetime of abuse at the hands of superstitious townsfolk, Ophelia Young, a bastard child of the notorious pirate queen, is tired of paying for the sins of her mother. Despite playing by the rules her whole life, she’s earned nothing but spite and suspicion. So when a naval officer saves her from the jeering crowd at her mother’s hanging, Ophelia hatches a new hope of enlisting in the navy to escape her mother’s legacy and redeem her own reputation for good. But Ophelia soon discovers that a life at sea isn’t as honorable as she hoped.

Betsy Young is as different as she could be from her half-sister Ophelia. She’s a nervous homebody who wants to keep her family safe and longs to be in love. So naturally, she’s devastated when the son of their family’s business partner rejects her hand in marriage and her sister joins the navy. But when her father contracts a life-threatening illness as well, Betsy has to bring Ophelia home to save the family business.

Unfortunately for the Young sisters, Betsy trying to get Ophelia recalled reveals that Ophelia enlisted fraudulently under Betsy’s name, a secret which Ophelia struggles to keep from crewmates who would kill her if they knew she was the pirate queen’s daughter. To save Ophelia from the naval authorities, Betsy will have to board a ship during hurricane season and brave all the dangers of the sea to get them both home safe.

Content Warning: hanging, corporal punishments (whipping), strangulation

 

Review:

I was very excited to get to read wthis book. Every bit of the summary intrigued me and I was curious!!!

It did take me a bit to get invested in the book. That's just the way it is sometimes, not all things are instant clicks. But once I got invested, I was hooked. I needed to know more about these characters and what they were going through. What was their plans. All of that.

I loved Ophelia and Betsy. They were distinctive characters with some of the same traits, but enough personality that they didn't feel stale or like poor copies of each other. They were both really interesting to follow and I loved watching as they encoutnered some of the harsh realities of the paths that they had chosen.

The plot was an interesting one once it picked up steam. There seemed to always be something happening that kept the story chugging along. The action was exciting and the twists and turns were at times expected but were surprises at other times.



15 Reactions While Reading:

Okay...let's see where this is going.

I just really like how people talk in historical/fantasy type books. It just makes my brain happy.

Well...now I'm worried he's going to die.

Eh...f that dude.

I have trust issues with everyone right now haha

Go Betsy!

Love having a crew!

What's happening!?!?!?!?

Ooh tricksy!

10 Dangers of vanity perhaps?

Eww gross.

This is why I don't trust people.

Not expected, but not totally surprising either.

Ooh, that was a nice scene!

That's a nice ending!!

 

 

About Christine Calella:

When not writing, Christine Calella spends her spare time singing showtunes in the shower, drinking more chai lattes than is strictly necessary, and either over- or under-watering an unfortunate string of houseplants named after sitcom characters. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, and she lives in New York City. As her romance alter ego, Madeline Bell, Christine also pens adult rom-coms with a bookish twist. For more information, check out the Books section, under the “By Madeline Bell” drop-down. You can find her on her Twitter, her website, Instagram, and Goodreads.

 

Friday, April 12, 2024


Book Tour: BLOOD CITY ROLLERS review + favorite quotes

I am bloody excited to be taking part in this fangtastic tour! All my thanks to TBR and Beyond Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour. Click here to check out the other hosts. I was absolutely batty for this book and it kept me glued. It was fun and exciting and I was loving every second of it.

 

About The Book:

Title: Blood City Rollers

Author: V. P. Anderson & Tatiana Hill (Artist)

Pub. Date: April 9, 2024

Publisher: Labyrinth Road

Formats: Paperback, Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 192

Find it: Goodreads

Skates on. Fangs out. Let’s roll. This perfectly paranormal graphic novel about a 13-year-old ice skater who embraces the dark side and finds her light when she joins a vampire roller derby team is to die for. .

Ice-skater Mina is on a one-track path to Olympic gold and glory—that is, until she totally wipes out at her biggest competition, and is kinda-sorta-kidnapped by undead kids on roller skates. Sucked into the high stakes world of Paranormal Roller Derby, she finds herself "recruited" by a squad of vampires who need a human player to complete their team—just in time to save the league from losing it all.

Between learning to play derby well enough to kick butt on the track, crushing hard on the dreamy team captain, and navigating the spooky rules of the supernatural, how can Mina go from striving to be a ten alone, to becoming one of nine chaotic bodies forming a perfectly-imperfect team? Forget being the best. Will she be enough to help her new friends survive the season?

 

Review:

This was a really fun read! I love queer books and graphic novels and roller derby, so this was an easy home run for me. It was fun and exciting and I loved the idea of an underground supernatural roller derby.

I really liked the characters in this book. Despite there being a lot of them and not enough details (to my liking) about all of them, none of them felt forced in. They just were there and they felt like the sort of people who would fit in well with the group.

The group was mildly chaotic and I adored it so much. There was enough drama to keep the book going without feeling forced, but the side characters also gave a sense of humor that kept everything chill.

I loved the artwork in this book. The lines were clean and the characters had distinctive appearances so I didn't get them confused. The colors were gorgeous and I thought they did a great job at being dark for the supernatural side without being too dark.

This was honestly amazing and I am super excited for the next book, should there be more!



Favorite Quotes:

"I was gonna say super mad."

"Okay...so. Vampires. Roller-skating vampires."

"You know what, I AM suddenly in the mood to hit things with projectiles."

"Must...process...oxygen."

"I've got your creepy little pet."

 

 

About V. P. Anderson:

Veronica Park (VP) Anderson(she/they) is a neurodivergent, queer, feminist millennial writer with a resume that Victor Frankenstein would disown for being “a bit much.” V’s previous job titles include: award- winning community theater actor, professional lecturer on cruise ships, indie film producer, literary agent, and creative project manager; however, “writer” is the title that always fits. V plays competitive flat track roller derby as “Scarlet Five” #55 and prefers the pivot role, aka “surprise jamming.” Born in Alaska and raised in Oregon, she currently lives with her partner in Upstate NY and has two cats named Skeletor and Bo-Catan. You can find her on her Twitter, their website, and Goodreads.

About Tatiana Hill:

Tatiana Hill (she/her) is a Black and Latina illustrator by day and roller skater by night. Her art journey began simultaneously with her growing love for anime and culminated in a BA in Animation. Receiving an award for Best Art Direction in her end of the year showcase, she would later apply her skill set in color and design to her illustration career. As a member of the Los Angeles roller skate community, Tatiana enjoys participating in a space that celebrates diversity and found family. Her love for this community led to her illustrating The Roller World Tarot Deck and eventually Blood City Rollers, her debut graphic novel as an illustrator. You can find her on her website and Goodreads.

 

Book Tour: NOW CONJURERS review + favorite quotes

Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour for Now, Conjurers. The cover of this book was the fi...