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Romantic Times Rewind: April 2005 Reviews

Are demons really a natural fit for the Regency era? Join these Two Biddies as we look at the March 2016 RT!

Books On Sale

Kennedy Ryan, Watercolor for Beginners, and More!

Books on Sale: Be Mine Forever by Kennedy Ryan & More

Be Mine Forever by Kennedy Ryan is a KDD at $1.99 today only! This is book 3 in the Bennet series, and it has a 4+ star average on Goodreads, and 3.72 on StoryGraph. Ryan’s books are superb, with strong emotions and complex characters. Readers state that the emotional payoff for this story was incredible, though some grew weary of the angst on the way. Have you read this one?

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610. “Who’s Going to Stop Me?” Writing Super Fun Fantasy with Kimberly Lemming

What happens when you write the books you want to read but are having a hard time finding? Many good things. Kimberly Lemming loves fantasy, and started writing her own catnip, which led to the joy that is the Mead Mishaps series. We answer ALL the tough questions, like how many mead mishaps have we personally experienced? How does one make the bananas spin? And why is Galavant the greatest production ever made? Note: in … Continue reading 610. “Who’s Going to Stop Me?” Writing Super Fun Fantasy with Kimberly Lemming

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Witches, Contemporary – and Historical Nonfiction about Embroidery!

Books on Sale: Embroidering Her Truth by Clare Hunter & More

Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power by Clare Hunter is .99c! This book jumped out at me because it’s an examination of how Mary, Queen of Scots used textiles, embroidery, and color to communicate and convey power. This book has a 4.13 star average on StoryGraph, and a 4.26 star average on Goodreads. It also won an award as Scottish History Book of the Year in 2022! Have you read this book?

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Book Review

Warrior Girl Unearthed, by Angeline Boulley

Warrior Girl Unearthed

Warrior Girl Unearthed is thrilling, upsetting, and edifying. There are some structural problems with this book, it still delivered the squee factor, in that I was totally absorbed and emotionally invested in this story. This is a stand-alone novel set in the same community as in the book The Firekeeper’s Daughter, another excellent read. Both books tackle difficult issues that face indigenous young women in America with empathy, perception, tenderness, and grit. Neither is a … Continue reading Warrior Girl Unearthed, by Angeline Boulley

Links: Anne Hathaway, Rat Music, & More

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

Hey ho! Let’s go! Though I scheduled this post a couple weeks ago, I’m an officially in South Korea by the time you’re reading this. I’m sure I’m having a great time. We plan to do an overnight stay at a Buddhist temple and I’m most definitely going to load up on Korean beauty and skincare products. There’s also a chance some areas will still have cherry blossoms. Karaoke and ungodly amounts of Korean BBQ … Continue reading Links: Anne Hathaway, Rat Music, & More

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Recommended Contemporaries, ADHD Nonfiction, and More!

Books on Sale: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang & More

RECOMMENDED: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is $1.99! We had a wonderful guest squee of this and it was Amanda’s favorite read of 2018:

I truly loved this book. Loved. It made me feel like a champagne bubble – all fizzy and light. When I think of all the magical feelings romance gives its readers, I will forever think of this book.

Amanda says she’s “jealous of those who get to read this for the first time,” which is pretty massive praise. If you’ve read this one, at $1.99, maybe you can gift it to a friend!

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What’s on Your Fanfic TBR Pile?

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Fanfiction is such a broad community that we’d love to hear about your fandoms! You may even find someone in the comments who travels in the same fandom circles and could have a few amazing recommendations. I’m not on a current fic kick, but I’ve pulled some from my favorites or “Marked for Later” history on Ao3. Full disclosure: I am Reylo trash and Dramione (DracoxHermione) is my favorite pairing, though we do not support … Continue reading What’s on Your Fanfic TBR Pile?

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Fantasy, Contemporary, and Historicals on Sale!

Books on Sale: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart & More

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart is $2.99 and a Kindle Daily Deal! This fantasy novel was mentioned on a previous Hide Your Wallet, and it is a bit of a dark read. Carrie, Elyse, and Aarya have all read this book, and had a lot of positive things to say – Elyse finished it and immediately had Rich download the audiobook so they could talk about it. 

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HaBO: Jade Jewelry from Gump’s

This HaBO comes from Mary, who wants to locate this comfort series: My tale is long, so get a cup of tea, coffee, or wine. I’m an older citizen of Romancelandia, having cut my Romance eye teeth on Heyer, Cartland, and Woodiwiss in the 70s and 80s. Our large family lived within walking distance of a library. My parents never censored what we read, so I read The Godfather and others while I was still … Continue reading HaBO: Jade Jewelry from Gump’s

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Hide Your Wallet: April 9th Release Week!

April is so full of great, new books! Happy Tuesday, everybody and get ready to perhaps add a few more titles to your TBR pile. These are the books on our radars this week and it’s quite the assortment. Which new releases are you looking forward to this Tuesday? Drop your comments below!

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