Hide Your Wallet: September 26th Release Week!

We're wrapping up the month with one more round of new releases! Come see what we're anticipating!

Links: Podcasts, Reading Recs, & More

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

Welcome back, everyone! How are we all doing? I can’t stop thinking about this Smitten Kitchen recipe for Pizza Beans. We ate almost all of it in one go and have been mourning the loss of leftovers. Do y’all have any recent recipes that you’re loving? I’m also hoping we’re slowly sliding into fall soon in New England. I’m a sucker for “soup season” and big, oversized sweaters. … Sarah: I was the guest this … Continue reading Links: Podcasts, Reading Recs, & More

Books On Sale

Historical Romance, Cheese, & More

Books on Sale: A Splindle Splintered by Alix Harrow & More

RECOMMENDED: A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow is $2.99! This is a Kindle Daily deal today. Tara gave this one an A-:

I’m a gigantic sucker for retellings, whether they’re of fairy tales, myths, or classic novels, and A Spindle Splintered might be my favourite so far. Its take on a multiverse feels fresh because there are no superheroes, only badass girls saving themselves.

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Book Review

Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Witch of Wild Things

The Witch of Wild Things has a romance, but it’s less of a romance novel and more a novel about familial bonds and trauma. It reminded me a lot of Practical Magic, but has its own vibe due to the personalities and histories of the characters, the setting, and the Latinx history of the family. I liked the overall atmosphere of the book and its prickly protagonist, but I thought events near the ending offered … Continue reading Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: Heroine Saved from Fae Zoo by an Incubus

This HaBO comes from Toni-Rose, who is hoping to identify this romance: I read a book last year, or at least I think I did, because I can’t remember the name and I can’t find it. The premise of the story is that a shifter rejected her mate and then was locked up in a cell as she was to be executed. The executioner sent to kill her ends up changing his mind and sparing … Continue reading HaBO: Heroine Saved from Fae Zoo by an Incubus

Hide Your Wallet

Hide Your Wallet: September 12th Release Week!

Welcome back to Hide Your Wallet, where we discuss this week’s new releases! There are lots of fantasy and witch-themed books on this list. There are also some contemporaries and an eerie anthology. Seems like the perfect lead up to October to me! Which titles are on your list for this week? We want to hear all about what you’re excited to get into your hands, on your e-reader, or in your headphones!

Cover Snark: More Reader Submissions

Mated to Mek by Tamsin Ley. A blue spacey cover with a man embracing a woman from the back. However, the biggest issue is the title font. The K in Mek is blocky and looks more like an H, making the title seem like Mated to Meh.

Welcome back to Cover Snark! From Lisa: I feel bad nominating this cover for Cover Snark because the artwork is actually pretty good. There are no disembodied heads, intimidating nipples or concerning skin conditions. But! Why that font? Ever since I spotted it, I keep reading it as “Mated to Meh.” I cannot let that go. Elyse: Mek is the sound I’m making looking at the cover. Sarah: This sounds like a reddit post: “AITA … Continue reading Cover Snark: More Reader Submissions

Whatcha Reading? September 2023, Part One

Cup of coffee and yarn for knitting on plaid with books close-up

September is here and that means it’s time for a new Whatcha Reading! We want to hear how you’re kicking off this month, reading-wise. Lara: I’ve returned to old habits and am reading multiple books at once. I’m about halfway through Therese Beharrie’s Ghost in Shining Armor and it’s charming! And then coming in hot, I’m starting Book Lovers by Emily Henry for my book club. It’ll be my first Emily Henry book! Shana: I … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? September 2023, Part One

Books On Sale

Contemporaries, Historical Romances, & More

Books on Sale: Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan & More

RECOMMENDED: Someone in Time edited by Jonathan Strahan is 99c! Thank you to everyone who let us know about this one. Carrie gave this one an A:

I can’t remember the last time I read an anthology in which every story touched me so much. Some have happy endings and some do not, but all of them are deeply affirming of the idea that human relationships, specifically romantic ones, are important.

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