Tag: speculative fiction

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Weight of Memory

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Weight of Memory

Posted July 23, 2021 / 12 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Weight of Memory by Shawn Smucker, currently on tour with […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted April 30, 2021 / 6 Comments

Happy Friday, dear readers! We’ve made it to the last two days of our look at Mid 2021 New Releases – how’s your TBR pile looking? 😉  Today we’re looking at Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (May-August). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & The Watcher

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & The Watcher

Posted April 28, 2021 / 21 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Watcher by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Sara on the blog to share some fave quotes from the book! Title: The Watcher Author: Sara Davison Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink Release Date: April 15, 2021 Genre: […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): No Unturned Stone by David James Warren

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): No Unturned Stone by David James Warren

Posted April 8, 2021 / 9 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for No Unturned Stone by David James Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an intriguing excerpt! The continuing adventures of Rembrandt Stone from the creative minds of James L. Rubart, Susan May Warren, and newcomer David Curtis Warren, writing collectively […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Dark of Night by Carrie Cotten

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Dark of Night by Carrie Cotten

Posted March 25, 2021 / 7 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for Dark of Night by Carrie Cotten, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! HAPPY RELEASE DAY to Carrie & Dark of Night – keep reading for an excerpt! Title: Dark of Night Series: Dreamwalker #2 Author: Carrie Cotten Publisher: independently published Release Date: March 25, 2021 […]


Book Spotlight: Anything But Groovy by Amanda Lauer

Book Spotlight: Anything But Groovy by Amanda Lauer

Posted February 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

ANYTHING BUT GROOVY GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult / Time Travel PUBLISHER: Full Quiver Publishing RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2021 PAGES: 207 Morgan is looking forward to junior high school and all the adventures it holds in store for her. But after a collision on the volleyball court, she wakes up […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Carrie Cotten & Dark of Night

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Carrie Cotten & Dark of Night

Posted February 26, 2021 / 24 Comments

I’m delighted to welcome Carrie Cotten back to the blog today to chat about her new novel, Dark of Night – plus, she’s sharing a yummy recipe from the book! DARK OF NIGHT SERIES: Dreamwalker #2 GENRE: Inspirational Speculative Fiction RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2021 PAGES: 329 A new life, […]




Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Time to Shine by Jo Elliott

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Time to Shine by Jo Elliott

Posted November 9, 2020 / 31 Comments

Time to Shine, On Tour with Prism Book Tours TIME TO SHINE SERIES: History Village #3 GENRE: Christian Middle Grade/Lower YA Sci-Fi, Time Travel RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2020 PAGES: 171 Ally, Josh and Brendan are half siblings living in Australia who have a difficult situation to face at School […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carrie Cotten & Dreamwalker

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carrie Cotten & Dreamwalker

Posted October 15, 2020 / 19 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Carrie Cotten to the blog to chat about her new book Dreamwalker! Carrie is a recent transplant to the Appalachian mountains where she and her family are trying their hand at homesteading in the tranquil community of Grassy Creek, North Carolina. By day she […]




New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

Posted August 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hi again! We’re continuing our week-long preview of the fabulous books releasing from September-December 2020. Today we’re also looking at Late 2020 Youth & Speculative New Releases. I group these two categories together because so many young adult novels are speculative that when I first started doing this I couldn’t […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Shawn Smucker & These Nameless Things

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Shawn Smucker & These Nameless Things

Posted July 6, 2020 / 11 Comments

Delighted to be hosting Shawn Smucker on the blog today to chat about his new book These Nameless Things! Shawn Smucker is the author of the award-winning novel, Light from Distant Stars, the young adult novels The Day the Angels Fell and The Edge of Over There, and the memoir Once We Were Strangers. He […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Speculative & Youth

New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Speculative & Youth

Posted January 9, 2020 / 9 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! At the start of each new publishing season, I find myself buried a little deeper beneath my TBR pile (the term ‘pile’ is misleadingly small), and the early 2020 crop of new releases is positively magnificent. So long, all […]


First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Brand of Light

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Brand of Light

Posted December 20, 2019 / 9 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Brand of Light by Ronie Kendig, currently on tour with JustRead […]


First Line Friday (week 173): The Camera Never Lies

First Line Friday (week 173): The Camera Never Lies

Posted December 13, 2019 / 10 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Camera Never Lies by David Rawlings, currently on tour with […]