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Books On Sale

Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Romances, & More

Books on Sale: Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper & More

RECOMMENDED: Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper is $1.99! Ellen gave this one a B:

Overall, this book had many strong elements, with a few minor missteps. I think you pretty much get what you expect in terms of a relatively light, atmospheric, sexy sapphic romance perfect for spooky season. If there are additional series entries, I will absolutely be reading them.

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The Rec League: Bipolar Representation

The Rec League - heart shaped chocolate resting on the edge of a very old book

We have a very special request from Brittni. Thanks so much for sending this one in: About four years ago, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 2–yes, there are multiple types). I have been struggling with the illness since I was 12, and having a name for it, and medication to take, has been a blessing. However, the only representation I’ve see in the media of my illness is Kanye West and plots where … Continue reading The Rec League: Bipolar Representation

Links: Subreddits, Imprints, & More

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

Welcome back to Wednesday Links! By the time you’re reading this, I’ll be on a train back from NYC. My roommate was nominated for an award and graciously asked me to be her plus one. It was a nice night of yummy appetizers and an open bar on a covered, rooftop deck. We also were craving chocolate, so we grabbed some peanut butter M&Ms and Dove chocolates at a Duane Reade. Not a bad way … Continue reading Links: Subreddits, Imprints, & More

Gift Guide 2022: Amanda’s D&D Gift Ideas!

Stuff We Like: Amanda's D&D Gift Ideas

Another gift guide? Roll to find out! This week: Amanda is sharing her Dungeons & Dragons gift ideas for your favorite gaming person – maybe also for yourself! Thank you, Amanda! Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come craft 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.

Books On Sale

Non-Fiction, a Freebie, & More

Books on Sale: A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair & More

A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair is $2.24! This is a Hades & Persephone fantasy romance that skews more toward the erotic side. I know St. Clair gained a huge following in some of the self-pub/indie pub spaces. Have you read anything by her? Thoughts?

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Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: Elderly Couple Betrays Him

This HaBO is from Elma, who is looking for this darker romance: Hello, I read this book 1-2 years ago, via Kindle. I can’t find it in my history at all though and it is bugging me. What I remember: – It’s set in a South American country. – She is renting a room from an elderly couple. – He is also renting a room from them. Main characters write notes to each other. Elderly … Continue reading HaBO: Elderly Couple Betrays Him

Hide Your Wallet

November 2022 New Releases, Part Two

If you’re new to Hide Your Wallet, this is where we list new releases we’re pretty excited for in the coming month. Each reviewer has a book maximum (five per person), and we’ve separated HYW into two parts. The first HYW of the month will cover books that release from the 1st to the 14th. The second HYW will cover books released from the 15th to the end of the month. We also think this … Continue reading November 2022 New Releases, Part Two

Cover Snark: More Arms and a Big Pickle

Gladiator's Sanctuary by Robin O'Connor. It looks like the bare chests of two men were stacked on top of one another. Two sets of pecs and two sets of arms, but no head.

Welcome back to Cover Snark! Let’s look at some weird ones. From Delight: “Please enjoy this image that has traumatized our little girl group.” Sarah: I don’t know if enjoy is the right word but I can’t look away, that is for certain. Elyse: I am not okay. His head is in the other dude’s body cavity. I can’t see it any other way. Tara: Did we do this one before? For sure we did … Continue reading Cover Snark: More Arms and a Big Pickle

Get Rec’d with Amanda – Volume 29

Welcome back, everyone! It’s time to talk book recommendations. This time, I have three recommendations that I’ve recently dished out to eager readers. But one of them came from you all! If there’s a book you’ve heard about that may be interesting to the Bitchery, definitely drop me or Sarah an email about it. What about you? Get any good recs lately? Or is there a book you’re just dying to get more people to … Continue reading Get Rec’d with Amanda – Volume 29

Whatcha Reading? November 2022, Part One

The woman in yellow coat jeans and boots sitting under the maple tree with a red book and cup of coffee or tea in fall city park on a warm day. Autumn golden leaves. Reading concept. Close up.

It’s that time again! We want to know what you’ve been reading! Lara: I did a brave/stupid thing and started a book from Julie Anne Long’s back catalogue. Heroine is 17 and hero is 29! DNF! Dear internet, I would like a list of older historical romances that I can read without plucking my eyes from my head. (Hit me up with links!) Sarah: I am reading Tranquility by Tuesday, which is about using nine … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? November 2022, Part One

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