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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Blue Hearts

 I'm starting to see Blue Heart gifs everywhere. i think this is my favorite:

I think symbolism is important. I don't wear t-shirts with slogans. I don't wear buttons or caps with initials on them. But my politics are pretty simple and pretty straightforward. I'm for kindness. I'm for inclusivity. i read banned books. I watch more than one news station. 

But wearing our (blue) hearts on our sleeve isn't enough. There is so such going wrong--everything, everywhere, and all at once--that it's really easy to be overwhelmed. And it's not like you can hit pause on your life and devote yourself full time to solving problems. But there are things you can do. 

Check out the suggestions from the ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom. 

Join Unite Against Book Bans to find out abotu the latest legal shenanigans

Check out these tips on how to get nvolved. And read these books. Buy copies ad leave them in Little Libraries. Give them as gifts. 


Support LGBTQ rights.

Support social justice for all Americans. Southern Poverty Law Center.

Advocate for gun sense. 

Everytown for Gun Safety

Texas Gun Sense

Moms Demand Action

Gun Sense Voter

Students Demand Action

The Brady Foundation (Take Acton, Not Sides)

Sandy Hook Promise

Giffords Law Center

One Aim (Illinois)

There's a lot going on right now.

Pay attention.

Read everything you can.

And vote.

Friday, April 7, 2023

Castle of Shadows is up for preorder

As you know, I love my fairytale retrellings. I was very pleased to be selected to participate in the Castle of Shadows boxed set. My story is a retelling of the Snow Queen called, "The Ice-bound Heart."

Here's the blurb:

What fairy tales lurk in the dark? Are they good or evil? Who gets their happily ever after, the heroes or the villains? 

Grab your pixie-dust, hoist up your sword, spin some gold, and take a climb into this riveting limited collection of fairy tales!

This collection will leave you breathless with wonder, shower you with laughter, and might even bring on a spout of tears. But have no fear! These twenty authors will be sure to give you a story you won't soon forget. 

Because let's face it . . . Not all fairy tales are meant to stay under the castle's shadow.

Here's where to preorder it for $4.99. It will be FREE on KU. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The Bachelor and the Geek...out now from Sofia Aves

His brand of grumpy sunshine clashes with her outer geek...on an international stage.

Silver fox and security firm owner Sirius Weston is the eldest of his band of bachelor brothers and feels some responsibility for his siblings’ security. Intent on leading by example, he lets himself be goaded into joining the cast of a reality TV show in an effort to boost his firm’s reputation and find himself some form of stability as a model for his brothers-in whatever form that might take.

Mousy brainiac Annie Pillingston is nothing like what he imagined, either in his bed or out of it. When he’s partnered with her for the duration of filming reality TV show Geekily Yours, ending in the biggest gala event of the year, he helps the chaotic and shy woman battle catwalks, heels and social awkwardness as she transforms from geek into gorgeous in her own way.

But there’s more fingers in the reality TV pie than either of them expect, from exes and interfering bosses to controlling fathers. Together they navigate the political landscape despite the risk of ruin for his firm’s reputation-and his own-until one secret too many threatens the trust they’ve built together. Though Sirius didn’t want to be on the show in the first place, he no longer wants to go home alone, though he might not have a choice.

Buy here for $2.99. It's the first in a series!

Check out USA Today bestselling novelist Sofia Aves:

Instagram: sofiaavesbooks





Stay tuned for the review!

Saturday, April 1, 2023

New books for a new month!

 Who doesn't want to start the new month out with new books--free and priced at 99 cents? Check out this promo here.