Lily Anderson’s follow-up to The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You will be out next Tuesday, November 21st. Her second novel, entitled Not Now, Not Ever, is a modern story inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Today, we are THRILLED to have Lily here with us on the blog talking about her upcoming novel, plus some tips and tricks to help inspiring writers, especially those that just passed the half-way mark in NaNoWriMo!!!
I am thrilled to be on the book tour today to give you a preview of Beasts Made of Night, a YA Nigerian fantasy that releases on Halloween. The October 31st release date is perfect for a book that features such haunting descriptions of brutal battles with sin-beasts that leave the Aki marked by sin, both physically and emotionally, a dark, injust world run by the wealthy, poverty and income disparity. This is a dark, dark tale with a unique world. Many recommend it for fans of Paolo Bacigalupi and Nnedi Okorafor, but I would also tell fans of slow-burn fantasy, like The Bone Witch and Strange the Dreamer, to pick this one up. Today’s preview will feature bookish aesthetics plus, a giveaway.
Yesterday was the book birthday for Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things. Today we are fortunate enough to be hosting a belated book birthday party on the blog with authors Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw. They are here to tell us a little bit about the origin of the book, as well as a little about their collaborative writing process. We have a present for you when it’s all done.
Like the particles of the universe that aligned to create the Big Bang, the circumstances of Birdie and Bash’s lives have made it so that they could only create a life-altering collision. Even if it all begins with a meet/cute, worlds will be rocked. Find out more about Birdie, Bash and their inevitable collision in this week’s installment of First Reads Friday!
It’s been almost three weeks since I finished this book and I’m still not over it. The micro-aggression. The outright aggression. The abuse. The feeling of helplessness. The isolation. The small ways abusive and possessive relationships grow into something so big and all-encompassing that the world seems to come crashing down on you. Heather Demetrios has created a masterful study of teen abusive relationships that we’ll talking about for a long, long time.