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  • Boyfriend Material

    Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

    RECOMMENDED: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall is $1.99! Carrie reviewed this one and gave it a B+:

    I thought this book was lovely. It had real depth. There were characters who made me angry. Sometimes those characters were truly awful people and sometimes they were good people who made mistakes (hello, Luc, you mess). Sometimes the book made me sad. Mostly, it made me swoon and laugh in equal measure – a great stress read!

    Wanted:
    One (fake) boyfriend
    Practically perfect in every way

    Luc O’Donnell is tangentially–and reluctantly–famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he’s never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad’s making a comeback, Luc’s back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything.

    To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship…and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. He’s a barrister, an ethical vegetarian, and he’s never inspired a moment of scandal in his life. In other words: perfect boyfriend material. Unfortunately apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened.

    But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that’s when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don’t ever want to let them go.

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  • Ring Shout

    Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

    RECOMMENDED: Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark is $2.99! I remember picking this one for a previous Hide Your Wallet and I think it’s one of the most striking cover designs I’ve ever seen. This is a historical fantasy/horror novella and I absolutely loved it.

    Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan’s reign of terror.

    D. W. Griffith is a sorcerer, and The Birth of a Nation is a spell that drew upon the darkest thoughts and wishes from the heart of America. Now, rising in power and prominence, the Klan has a plot to unleash Hell on Earth.

    Luckily, Maryse Boudreaux has a magic sword and a head full of tales. When she’s not running bootleg whiskey through Prohibition Georgia, she’s fighting monsters she calls “Ku Kluxes.” She’s damn good at it, too. But to confront this ongoing evil, she must journey between worlds to face nightmares made flesh–and her own demons. Together with a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter, Maryse sets out to save a world from the hate that would consume it.

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  • The Truth About Dukes

    The Truth About Dukes by Grace Burrowes

    The Truth About Dukes by Grace Burrowes is $1.99! This is a historical romance and the fifth book in the Rogues to Riches series. The hero and heroine have previously known each other during some hard times and now need each other once more. Lots of catnip!

    A new duke and a woman with a secret in her past get a second chance at love in this delightful and charming Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the Windham series.

    Robert Rothmere is hiding a past no duke should have endured, but he’s not hiding it well enough. Sooner or later, his enemies will learn that he spent years locked away at a private asylum. To get their hands on his wealth, they’ll try to send him right back to his worst nightmares. If Robert is to foil their schemes, he needs to marry a perfectly proper, blessedly boring, deadly dull duchess, immediately—and he knows exactly which quietly delightful lady he’d love to entrust with that role.

    Lady Constance Wentworth has cultivated a reputation for utter forgettability. She never speaks out of turn (in public), never has a daring thought (that she admits aloud), and never comes close to courting scandal… as far as anybody knows. Her path crossed Robert’s years ago, though, and she’s never forgotten the extraordinary lengths he traveled to keep her safe when she hadn’t a friend in the world. She longs to be his demure duchess…but little does he know that to marry her would be utter madness.

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  • The Sisters Grimm

    The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

    The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag is $1.99! This is a modern fantasy with four witchy sisters finding one another and rallying against their evil father. There seems to be some division on whether this is YA. It isn’t pubbed by an YA imprint, but I think people automatically assume if main characters are 18, it falls into that genre. (I vehemently disagree with this, but that is a rant for another time.)

    The critically acclaimed author of The House at the End of Hope Street combines love, mystery, and magic with her first foray into bewitching fantasy with a dark edge evocative of V.E. Schwab and Neil Gaiman.

    Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an army of dark daughters to help him corrupt humanity . . .

    As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld: a nightscape of mists and fog, perpetually falling leaves and hungry ivy, lit by an unwavering moon. Here, in this shadowland of Everwhere, the four girls, half-sisters connected by blood and magic, began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at thirteen, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. Goldie (earth) manipulates plants and gives life. Liyana (water) controls rivers and rain. Scarlet (fire) has electricity at her fingertips. Bea (air) can fly.

    To realize their full potential, the blood sisters must return to the land of their childhood dreams. But Everwhere can only be accessed through certain gates at 3:33 A.M. on the night of a new moon. As Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea are beset with the challenges of their earthly lives, they must prepare for a battle that lies ahead. On their eighteenth birthday, they will be subjected to a gladiatorial fight with their father’s soldiers. If they survive, they will face their father who will let them live only if they turn dark. Which would be fair, if only the sisters knew what was coming.

    So, they have thirty-three days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.

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  1. 1
    chacha1 says:

    I almost wish I hadn’t already read ‘Boyfriend Material’ five times because then I’d get the fun of reading it for the first time all over again.

  2. 2
    M says:

    I adored BOYFRIEND MATERIAL and RING SHOUT. Please, please read both. I wouldn’t categorize or sell RING SHOUT as horror, more like Paranormal/Fantasy Alternative History.

    P. Djeli Clark is the newest author inducted into my Authors to Autobuy Club. I’ve read everything he’s written this year. His ideas and worldbuilding are absolutely phenomenal and his writing is just *chef’s kiss*.

  3. 3
    Rainlily says:

    Boyfriend Material is an absolute delight! I also highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Joe Jameson. His outstanding performance was the icing on the cake.

  4. 4
    Persephone says:

    Any romantic elements/romance in Ring Shout?

  5. 5
    sula says:

    FYI, the audiobook version of Boyfriend Material is mwah, chefs kiss. Treat yourself.

  6. 6
    Darlynne says:

    @Persephone: The relationship between these strong and determined women, a centerpiece of the story, isn’t romantic, IIRC. Now I will have to re-read.

  7. 7
    Midge says:

    Another fan of Boyfriend Material here… and there’s a sequel coming (Husband Material). Yay!!!

  8. 8
    Carrie G says:

    At least two of Layla Reyne’s Irish and Whiskey series are on sale for $1.99. I already own the first book on Kindle, so I can’t see the price, so it might be on sale as well. It’s a mm romantic suspense series that’s very good. They books are Single Malt, Cask Strength, and Barrel Proof.

  9. 9
    FashionablyEvil says:

    I really enjoyed BOYFRIEND MATERIAL—there are so many moments that literally made me laugh out loud and I loved Luc and Oliver. I didn’t love that the premise of their fake relationship is hardcore homophobia—Luc is a fundraiser for a non-profit and donors threaten to stop supporting his organization because he’s a “bad gay.” Oliver is a “good gay” boyfriend. Anyway, lives up to the hype (and, like I said, very funny) but if you’re looking for pure escapism, proceed with caution.

  10. 10
    JudyW says:

    Add another Boyfriend Material fan and extra special shoutout to the Joe Jameson and his narration which was superb!

  11. 11
    Sydneysider says:

    Ring Shout looks great. Is it very gory? I am not a fan of gore and that’s the only thing stopping me from one-clicking it.

  12. 12
    M says:

    @Sydneysider — RING SHOUT isn’t gory and I don’t read gore/body horror.

    The main character being a Ku Klux slayer/hunter is *not* the main thematic element of the book. This isn’t a book solely about killing “monsters”; it’s about living in a country where these monsters exist, how society accepts this and looks away from “monsters” killing black folk, and what can (if anything) be done to stop the “monsters.”

    There is death and blood and violence, yes. But it’s not a book about that sets out to glorify/highlight how violent or gory the deaths of/by the Ku Kluxes can be. The characters *already* live in an absolutely horrifying world as it is and that’s more the focus of the book.

  13. 13
    Jennifer says:

    Boyfriend Material is one of my favorite books, A+++! I think it’s the only novel I’ve read where a character is a non-profit fundraiser, like me! So that was by fun. I assure everyone though that donors don’t care who we’re dating. But I’m in the U.S. so I can buy the British paparazzi angle since he’s the son of rock stars I guess. It’s so funny and real emotional depth. Great side characters!

  14. 14
    oceanjasper says:

    Late to the party so probably nobody will see this, but I don’t get the appeal of Boyfriend Material. The audiobook was irritating (Joe Jameson has done good work on other books but his narration felt laboured on this one) so I returned it and hoped the print version would be less annoying, but nope; I abandoned that as well at about the 30% mark. I thought it was twee and unfunny and so Godawfully long I couldn’t even muster the energy to skim the rest in case it got better.

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