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Cover Reveal for Calla (Pixieland Diaries 2) by Christina Bauer with elf ear cuffs giveaway

Just look at this beauty! I’m super happy to participate in the cover reveal for Calla, book 2 in the Pixieland Diaries, by Cristina Bauer. The book is coming out on July 28th, but it’s already on pre-order. It’s Young adult fantasy romance told by a badass pixie, great for people …
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The Dark Awakening by D.L. Blade blitz, trailer, and $25 giveaway

I’m really happy to participate in this book blitz for The Dark Awakening, by D. L. Blade. It’s a YA novel with wiches, vampires and more. We know YA vampire novels are cool again. Or perhaps they were always cool.  Scroll down to the bottom because there’s a $25 giveaway! This  …
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The Folk of the Air by Holly Black video review and discussion.

Lots of people really enjoyed this series. I enjoyed it to, and discussed it with my podcast colleague Mary. I podcast as Denise (Day is short for Denise). We have a non-spoilery review followed by a spoiler-filled review and discussion of the books the Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen o…
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Guilded Ruins by Chantal Gadoury – Book Blitz and $10 Giveaway

Guilded Ruins by Chantal Gadoury is out, and I’m super happy to take part of this book blitz organized by Rockstar Book Tours  There’s also giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card About The Book:GILDED RUINS (Blinding Night #2) by Chantal Gadoury Pub. Date: May 12, 2021 Publisher: …
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How a cover saved a book

Star Spark is the first novel I’ve ever written, or rather, the first novel I ever started to write. Oh, wait, there was that one novel I started when I was nine, but that doesn’t count. Anyway, I’ve had the idea for this novel for many years now. Its temporary title was The War of the Lun…
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Diversity is not what you think

I was thinking about “diversity” and “own voices”, and wondering if people who want “own voices” are interested in authenticity or only in confirming their own biases and prejudices, so I decided to write about that. And perhaps I’m rambling. Many years ago, my mother opened a Brazilia…
Portals to Whyland Reading Order

Portals to Whyland Reading Order

Portals to Whyland is a 3-novel + 1 novella YA portal fantasy series. If you’ve read them, you already know that, if you don’t, know that it has magic,  portals, other worlds, adventures, and some romance. This post is about my suggested reading order and why it’s a little weird. …

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