Hide Your Wallet: June 6th Release Week!

June 6th is shaping up to be a big release week! Check out which books are on our to-read piles!

Links: Knitting Scandals, Parody Songs, & More

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.

It’s our first Wednesday Links of June! Happy Pride everybody! Both my partner and I are queer people, so we’re trying to nail down our Pride plans. We’re very torn between going to a Pride celebration and seeing a coworker’s queer colorguard performance in a parade or honestly, being introverts and celebrating amongst ourselves in front of our AC unit. Warm temps in New England aren’t the kindest when you live on the second and … Continue reading Links: Knitting Scandals, Parody Songs, & More

Books On Sale

Friends to Lovers, Celebrities, & More

Books on Sale: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole & More

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole is $1.99! This is the first book in her Reluctant Royals series and this seems to be a series that just keeps getting better with its books. Many readers loved how Alyssa writes consent, agency, and all sorts of other awesome and empowering things. However, some warn that this book takes several chapters to get into the swing of things.

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Lightning Review

We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian

We Could Be So Good

CW: Homophobia on the page and mentioned in the past Cat Sebastian is an auto-read for me. She never lets me down. And she certainly hasn’t with this book. Nick Russo is on the city desk at the Chronicle, a progressive newspaper in New York. (Progressive because they don’t toe the party line and they dare to criticise the police.) He’s worked hard to get there and he’s good at his job. He’s brusque, respected … Continue reading We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian

Help A Bitch Out - SOLVED!

HaBO: Fire at the Theatre

This HaBO comes from Isabella, who wants to find this historical romance: The details are hazy but I remember the hero was some kind of gardener but also maybe nobility? And he was rebuilding something akin to Covent Garden or Vaxhall Gardens after a fire. It might even have explicitly been Covent Garden… There was a scene of him in the garden doing gardenery stuff with his shirt getting soaked through from the rain. I … Continue reading HaBO: Fire at the Theatre

Hide Your Wallet

Hide Your Wallet: June 6th Release Week!

June has kicked off with a pretty exciting release day! Lots of books by SBTB favorite authors are making the cut. One book is already rumored to have a Netflix deal! We’ll see you again next Tuesday! What books are you waiting to arrive on your e-reader today? Tell us below!

Books On Sale

Horror, Historicals, & More

Books on Sale: Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins & More

RECOMMENDED: Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins is $1.99! Catherine wrote a Lightning Review for this one and gave it a B+:

I enjoyed this story a lot. It contains many of the elements that feel like a traditional Western to me – scenes of blizzards and horse-breaking, confrontations in the local saloon, slick shysters from out East come to take advantage of the locals – but the central characters buck the stereotypes in numerous ways.

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Cover Awe: Images within Images

Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen. A lavender wallpaper with filigree and stalks of lavender. Brown bunnies sprint across the paper, but one appears to be dead. There is a silhouette of a woman's profile projected onto the wallpaper.

Are we ready to look at some interesting covers?! Cover design by Samira Iravani Cover photography by Lee Avison/Trevillon Images Sarah: GORGEOUS. Vengeance, and that cover, are both sweet. Amanda: Yes! The mask and smirk are selling it. Elyse: I love the smirk. Sarah: It’s making me want to both seek revenge and become a fancy hat kind of person. Sneezy: Ugh The mask and hat tilt is so dashing. “Do I want to be … Continue reading Cover Awe: Images within Images

Kickass Women in History: Queen Amanirenas

The Kingdom of Kush existed along the Nile Valley in what is now parts of Sudan and Egypt. It included the city-states of Kerma, Napata, and Meroë. The inhabitants of this kingdom spoke and wrote in the Meroitic language, a language that is currently almost completely untranslated. Kush existed for over 3,000 years, and during much of that time it was ruled by women. Queen Amanirenas is famous for having successfully resisted the Roman army’s … Continue reading Kickass Women in History: Queen Amanirenas

Books On Sale

Heists, Fae, & More

Books on Sale: Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews & More

Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews is $3.49! This is the first book in a new series by Andrews and features a hero who was a bit of a villain in the Kate Daniels series. Did you read and enjoy this one? Can it be read without the KD series?

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