ARC Review: This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf [Blog Tour]

Welcome friends to my post on Harlequin Trade Publishing’s blog tour for This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf, which is out now!

If you are looking for a dark and twisty whodunit and how mystery that will keep you guessing, look no further!

This is How I Lied is a heavy, powerful, and twisty read. Reading this book was uncomfortable at times, resulting in an unnerving reading experience where I didn’t know who to trust.

“Dark places made it so much easier to be cruel, to exact revenge.”

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Interview with Marian Womack, debut author of The Golden Key

Welcome friends to my post on Titan Books’ blog tour for Marian Womack’s The Golden Key, which is out now!

Part supernatural, part detective story with Gothic vibes? Yes please. This book screams my aesthetic, so I was really excited when Titan offered me a copy of this beautiful book for review. I won’t have the time to read it until at least April thanks to ARC Mountain, but I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview Marian about this book!

[caption id="attachment_8557" align="aligncenter" width="500"]The Golden Key gifted copy and enamel pin The cover is so pretty in person – it has gold foiling! And Titan also sent me a lovely enamel pin that gives me art deco vibes for some reason.[/caption]

Read on to learn how Brexit helped to shape this story, an Ode to Gothic fiction, the importance of independent presses for marginalized voices, and much more!

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Interview & Cover Reveal | Anna and the Moonlight Road (Metiks Fade Trilogy #2) by Thomas Welch

Anna Undreaming is the first physical book that I ever received for review, and I was absolutely blown away by it when I finally got around to reading this debut urban fantasy earlier this year.

I don’t normally post cover reveals on my blog, but when Thomas reached out to me to ask if I would like to take part in the cover reveal for the second book in The Metiks Fade Trilogy – Anna and the Moonlight Road – I was excited. But I wanted to do my own spin to it, so I asked him a few interview questions about the trilogy to include (and sway your opinions) in the post and he graciously accepted!

[scroll-box]Anna Undreaming coverAnna is a student surviving the city, and she lives by a simple credo, “Never play their game; their game is always rigged.” For every man she has ever known, it’s a saying that has served her well.

That all changes on the night of “The Big Storm,” when Anna is slipped a date rape drug. Though she saves herself and her best friend, Anna is lost to the dark heart of the city and finds herself hunted by The Night Collectors. Unsure if these monsters are real or hallucinations, Anna nonetheless fights them as best she can. The battle attracts a stranger—Teej—who saves her using powers she cannot understand. He explains that she is an Undreamer and possesses the same powers, and in the future, he will not be the one to save her. She will save him.

But Anna is not yet ready to join Teej and stand against The Dreamers. She has difficult decisions of her own to make. Decisions she has always run from. She still has her partner’s suicide letter. It remains unopened. She still wears his ring, though she can’t seem to remember his face.

Anna learns of The Dreamers – artists so preeminent in their respective fields that they can paint, dance, sew or sing new realities – and as she travels through their creations, she learns that there’s as much beauty in the world as there is horror. With a complex conspiracy at work within the community of Dreamers that threatens to undermine reality itself, Anna will have to look deep within herself, and eventually have to face the horrors of her own past, to save her old world as well as her new one.

Anna Undreaming is a dark urban fantasy, and the first book in The Metiks Fade trilogy.[/scroll-box]

Read my Spoiler-Free Review for Anna Undreaming

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Interview with Novel19 Debut Author Rosaria Munda of Fireborne, available NOW!

Welcome friends to my sixth author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.

“I hope it’s found by people who like books that ask questions. For me, the books in my youth stayed with me far longer than the others were the ones that broke my heart while leaving me thinking. Ender’s Game, The Once and Future King, Watchmen. If readers have a fraction of the feelings for Fireborne that I did for those books, I’ll feel like I’ve done my job.”

Today I am so excited to have Rosaria Munda on the blog to talk about her debut fantasy novel, Fireborne, which released into the wild yesterday! Read on to learn how political science courses helped shape this story, how studying the Latin language broke us, with some really amazing fan art as well!

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Interview with Novel19 Debut Author Kelly Coon of Gravemaidens, available 10/29/19!

Welcome friends to my fifth author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.

“I wrote Gravemaidens for anyone who has ever wanted something so bad they chased it with all of their heart. Kammani wants to save her sister from death, so to do that, she has to be the best healer she can be, despite everything she comes up against. I wrote this story so that anyone who has been told they can’t pursue their talents, will realize that they can have the career they want, even if tradition says they shouldn’t.”

Today I am so excited to have Kelly Coon on the blog to talk about her debut YA fantasy Gravemaidens, which hits the shelves on October 29, 2019!

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