Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score is $2.99! This was mentioned on Hide Your Wallet and has a new cover design. Score’s books aren’t for me, but I’d love to hear from some people who love them.
One of my favorite weekends of the entire year is the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. I save my yarn shopping money just for this weekend and make plans to go with my fiber-inclined friends. Sheep and Wool Festivals (there’s one for NY and MD too) are different than yarn shows and cons. One of the reasons I love Sheep and Wool Festivals is that you get to experience the process of fiber arts from … Continue reading Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Recap
Several years ago, Amanda had coffee with Maria Vale at a conference, and Maria mentioned a book she was working on that sounded really cool. And now, Molly Molloy and the Angel of Death is available to read! So we got together to talk about the book, what it’s like to write something that feels risky, different, and comes with warnings about HEA-expectations. This becomes a conversation about the HEA, how it works, and how … Continue reading 581. Death, Candy Corn, and Witches with Amanda and Maria Vale
This Rec League came from Meg in our SBTB Patreon Discord server. Thanks, Meg! Do you have recommendations for books based on or inspired by Shakespeare plays? I recently read Two Wrongs Make a Right by Chloe Liese, which is inspired by Much Ado About Nothing (my favorite play) and it made me want more! Shakespeare’s comedies end in marriage, so they seem like good candidates to be adapted into romance novels. Sarah: Ramón and … Continue reading The Rec League: Shakespeare Retellings
It’s time for another edition of Stuff We Like! This month we looked through our purchase histories to make some recommendations for organization, writing, coffee drinking, and more! Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other posts of our favorite items.
Welcome back to Wednesday Links! How are we all doing? I can start to feel fall in the air and I’m so ready. Also, I’m eager for this jam-packed month to be over. Before my partner and I go grocery shopping, we pick the 3-4 meals we plan to cook in the next couple weeks. I found a harissa-spiced cauliflower soup recipe in the Cookish cookbook and I’m looking forward to that the most. I love … Continue reading Links: A GoFundMe, Sapphic Reading Recs, & More
Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews is $1.49! This is a spin-off of Andrews’ Kate Daniels series with the main character being Kate and Curran’s ward. Obviously this will be a more nuanced read if you’ve finished or are familiar with the prior series. I dropped off that train around book three.
I’m generally a fan of Rachel Harrison’s horror novels. They tend to offer up commentary on things like toxic friendships, trauma, and complicated family dynamics in this darkly comedic, hyperbolic package. When I heard this blended the prodigal daughter of a cult with the catharsis of rebuilding after escaping a narcissistic mother, it jumped to the top of my TBR pile. Unfortunately, it loses some momentum at the halfway point. While I could have used … Continue reading Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison
Scoundrel of My Heart by Lorraine Heath is $1.99! It’s book one in the Once Upon a Dukedom series, which is great news if you don’t like reading out of order.s
This HaBO is from Kathrin, who wants to find this historical romance: Please can you help me! The book might have been a Harlequin historical romance. I read it a good 20 years ago. The heroine is in the modern day and travels to Scotland to a castle, which has a portrait of an unknown woman. She somehow travels back in time, where she’s discovered by the hero who thinks she’s a spy (?). He … Continue reading HaBO: Time-Traveling Heroine Believed to be a Spy