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  • Just Like That

    Just Like That by Cole McCade

    Just Like That by Cole McCade is $1.99! I thought we’ve featured this on sale previously, but I have no concept of time anymore. This was a previous Hide Your Wallet pick and was Aarya’s selection. She was interested on this take of a taboo relationship. Have you read it?

    Summer Hemlock never meant to come back to Omen, Massachusetts.

    But with his mother in need of help, Summer has no choice but to return to his hometown, take up a teaching residency at the Albin Academy boarding school—and work directly under the man who made his teenage years miserable.

    Professor Fox Iseya.

    Forbidding, aloof, commanding: psychology instructor Iseya is a cipher who’s always fascinated and intimidated shy, anxious Summer. But that fascination turns into something more when the older man challenges Summer to be brave. What starts as a daily game to reward Summer with a kiss for every obstacle overcome turns passionate, and a professional relationship turns quickly personal.

    Yet Iseya’s walls of grief may be too high for someone like Summer to climb…until Summer’s infectious warmth shows Fox everything he’s been missing in life.

    Now both men must be brave enough to trust each other, to take that leap.

    To find the love they’ve always needed…

    Just like that.

    Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories featuring beloved romance tropes, where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

    In Just Like That, critically acclaimed author Cole McCade introduces us to Albin Academy: a private boys’ school where some of the world’s richest families send their problem children to learn discipline and maturity, out of the public eye.

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  • The Seafarer’s Kiss

    The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

    RECOMMENDED: The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember is $1.99! Many of you mentioned this in the comments yesterday, when Ember’s Ruinsong was on sale. This is a lesbian romance between a mermaid and a Viking shield maiden. Elyse read this one and gave it a B+:

    It works really amazingly as a feminist retelling of a beloved fairytale, and it’s rich in detail about what mermaid life would be like, but purely as a romance, the heroines spend too much time apart to be satisfying.

    Having long wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the merfolk’s fortress. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: Say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier’s brutal king.

    Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from the divine Loki. But such deals are never straightforward, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she’s known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she’s come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.

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  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

    We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

    We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby is $1.99! This nonfiction collection of essays has been recommended by a few of our reviewers in podcasts and Whatcha Reading posts. I’ve read one of Irby’s other collections and really enjoy it!

    Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire.

    With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., “bitches gotta eat” blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets, explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette—she’s “35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something”—detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms—hang in there for the Costco loot—she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.

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  • Monster, She Wrote

    Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroger

    RECOMMENDED: Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson is $2.99! Carrie loved this one and gave it an A:

    I can’t emphasize enough how well this collection hits the sweet spot of fun (Quotes! Illustrations! Anecdotes! Humor!) and informative. I will be using this book as a resource frequently.

    Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond.

    Frankenstein was just the beginning: horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been primary architects of speculative literature of all sorts. And their own life stories are as intriguing as their fiction. Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein, who was rumored to keep her late husband’s heart in her desk drawer. But have you heard of Margaret “Mad Madge” Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier (and liked to wear topless gowns to the theater)? If you know the astounding work of Shirley Jackson, whose novel The Haunting of Hill House was reinvented as a Netflix series, then try the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era. You’ll meet celebrated icons (Ann Radcliffe, V. C. Andrews), forgotten wordsmiths (Eli Colter, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today’s vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). Curated reading lists point you to their most spine-chilling tales.

    Part biography, part reader’s guide, the engaging write-ups and detailed reading lists will introduce you to more than a hundred authors and over two hundred of their mysterious and spooky novels, novellas, and stories.

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  1. 1
    Elizabeth says:
    +8

    Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston is .99 cents – book is awesome and hilarious!

  2. 2
    chacha1 says:
    +2

    Ooh, two new things I must read. Like the TBR wasn’t long enough. I’ve read book 2 of ‘Albin Academy’ and it wasn’t perfect for me, but definitely good enough to go after book 1.

  3. 3
    DiscoDollyDeb says:
    +60

    I’m sorry, but…Summer Hemlock and Fox Iseya? Dude, just call them Jake and Zack and keep it movin’!

  4. 4
    hng23 says:
    +6

    Monster She Wrote is excellent. It’s always interesting to me to learn the history of the things I enjoy.

  5. 5
    Carrie G says:
    +25

    @DiscoDollyDeb I’m glad I’m not the only one thinking that. I wrote a post earlier saying the same thing and then didn’t post. Several times a week while reading reviews on various sites I’ve rolled my eyes at the character names. Yes, original names can be fine, but a fairly significant portion of CR seems to have truly offbeat names that just start to sound silly to me.

  6. 6
    batgirl says:
    +40

    Wait, Summer Hemlock is forced to return to the small town of Omen? And work at a school he has traumatic memories of, where troubled boys learn discipline out of the public eye?
    Did the author mean to write a Gothic horror novel and change their mind when the villain was unexpectedly hot?

  7. 7
    MsCellanie says:
    +3

    That cover for The Seafarer’s Kiss is gorgeous.

  8. 8
    Lisa F says:
    +12

    I feel like Just Like That’s plot would work better as an erotic romance; I’m kinda boggling at the notion of these two finding true love together if Fox was that much of a jerk to Summer (and LMAO @ the name Summer Hemlock, were his parent hippies?). This absolutely reads like Hannibal AU fanfiction with the label rubbed off.

  9. 9
    DeborahT says:
    +6

    Eunique names turn me off to the point that if more than one main character has one, I probably won’t read the book. Or if the names get cutesy – like one I passed over recently because the heroes names were Rainn and Beau.

    I also find the cover of The Seafarer’s Kiss beautiful.

  10. 10
    nagarajas says:
    +2

    @batgirl When has a hot villian ever deterred a true gothic?

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