Reading Links 2/27/18

wolf, dog, waterfalls
wolf, dog, waterfalls

Reading Links…2/27/18

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dsytopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/02/19/confessions-of-a-history-student-messages-and-intuition/ A mortal girl, a shape-shifter, from the past, a love transcends all time
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-book-review-of-winter-by-marissa-meyer.html Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
  3. https://mythsofthemirror.com/2018/02/23/soul-swallower-infographic/
  4. https://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/a-l-butcher-interview/ Her prose has been described as ‘dark and gritty’ and her poetry as evocative.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2018/02/this-rebel-is-sexy-duet-rebel-heir-by.html How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

  1. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-olganm07-reviews-histfic-romance-tearaght-by-craig-newnes/ This is a puzzling book. On the one hand, there is the story it tells, that is fascinating but not complex to explain and summarise. The book is divided into three parts, and tells the story of two lovers, living in XVI century Spain, both conversos (Jews who converted to Catholicism, although, at least in their case and that of their families, they remain Jews, only they practice their religion in secret, to avoid the Inquisition and the risk of being expelled from the country). The man, Isidore, enlisted in the Spanish Armada, to see the world, although he was never convinced of the logic of that war. The first part consists of a partial diary of his adventures, both at sea and later in Tearaght (an Irish island, the westernmost of the Blasket Islands), that was recovered by a sailor and translated into English, a peculiar English (that I understand the author acknowledges is his own creation and a reimagining of how the Old English mixed with the original Spanish might have sounded like). The second part is the story of his lover, Beatriz, pregnant when he leaves, and her life back in Spain, constantly wondering where he might be and waiting for his news. 

 

 

Christian:

 

Historical:

 

Scary:

  1. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/rosies-bokreview-team-rbrt-horror-ghosts-of-manor-house-by-matt-powers-ghostsofmh/ Edmund and Mary Wilder are very much in love. But the death of their young son, Tommy, has shattered their family. Edmund is determined to bring them back together, drawing on the only bit of strength he has left—his love for Mary and their daughter, Stephanie. But Mary sinks deeper into depression while little Stephanie’s anger grows. Edmund flounders in his attempts to rescue his family from the brink of collapse and doesn’t know where to turn.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2018/02/new-releases-this-week-0219-0225-plus-3.html
  2. http://middlegrademafia.com/2018/02/20/mg-book-launch-legend-of-the-lost-causes-by-brad-mcmelland-louis-sylvester/ A band of orphan avengers. A cursed stone. A horde of zombie outlaws. This is Keech Blackwood’s new life after Bad Whiskey Nelson descends upon the Home for Lost Causes and burns it to the ground.
  3. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LainiTaylorsBlog/~3/1YWnEwkOEis/printz-honor.html Award!

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-reads-thirteen-steve-cavanagh/ They were Hollywood’s hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife.
  2. https://jenanita01.com/2018/02/19/finished-upgrading/ Books updated!
  3. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/come-a-little-closer-rachel-abbott-blog-tour-guest-post/ They will be coming soon. They come every night.
  4. http://teripolen.com/2018/02/23/the-writers-reading-corner-sue-rovens-amreading-mystery-thriller/ Who hasn’t seen The Andy Griffith Show?  Admittedly, it’s been years since I’ve watched an episode, but when I was younger I saw a few, and even today while browsing through the program guide, you’ll see it listed.  Sue Rovens is here to discuss her ‘behind the scenes’ read of Andy and Don.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/more-great-news-for-the-hat/ The Hatis a delightfully fun, whimsical fantasy with overtones of chick lit and Disney magic. As a novella, it is a fast, fast read, and I was disappointed when I came to the end.
  2. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-ww1-survivor-freds-funeral-by-sandeetweets-tuesdaybookblog/ Fred’s Funeral is a long novella, beginning with the death of Fred Sadler, in 1986.  As he dies, his ghost floats up and observes his relatives at his bedside, and follows them to the funeral and back to his family home as they share their memories of him.  The book then dips back and forth between present and past, to his childhood in Jackson Point, near Toronto, to his horrific experiences in the First World War, to the many years afterwards when he was trying to find his feet.

 

Poetry:

 

Indie:

 

Craft:

 

Other:

 

 

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