Blog Tour | Star-Touched Stories

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I’m very happy to be a part of the blog tour for Roshani Chokshi’s latest work, a collection of short stories that take place within the world of her Star-Touched Queen books. I had the opportunity to meet her a few times before she was published and then attend the launch party for her very first book and she’s such a lovely, friendly, and funny person so I am very excited to help promote her latest! Keep reading to find out more about the short stories in this collection, read a Q&A with Roshani, and read an excerpt!  Continue reading

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Happiness is a Collage | (book roulette)

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I am happy to share that today I’ve got another Book Roulette post and this time I get to help promote an exciting collection of Short Stories from India. Gita V. Reddy’s compilation, HAPPINESS IS A COLLAGE is a beautiful gathering of stories that express tales both contemporary and historical of Indian culture. Support diverse authors and widen your cultural scope with Reddy’s lovely prose! Keep reading to find out more about this compilation, her past works, and even read from the first story!  Continue reading

The Assassin’s Blade

The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas (2014)

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Novella Collection | YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. Continue reading

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo (2017)

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Short Story Collection | Fantasy | Folktales
5 starsBlurb:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.  Continue reading

A Tapestry of Tears

A Tapestry of Tears: short stories from India by Gita V. Reddy (2016)
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Fiction | Short Story Collection
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Set in the early nineteenth century, A Tapestry of Tears is about female infanticide, and the unmaking of tradition. If a woman gives birth to a female child, she must feed her the noxious sap of the akk plant. That is the tradition, parampara. Veeranwali rebels, and fights to save her offspring.
The other stories span a spectrum of emotions and also bring to life the varied culture and social spectrum of India. Woven into this collection is the past and the present, despair and hope, and the triumph of the human spirit.”
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Not So Much, Said the Cat

Not So Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick (2016)
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Fiction | Sci-Fi | short stories3 StarsBlurb:

“The master of short science-fiction follows up his acclaimed collection The Dog Said Bow-Wow with feline grace, precision, and total impertinence. Michael Swanwick takes us on a whirlwind journey across the globe and across time and space, where magic and science exist in possibilities that are not of this world. These tales are intimate in their telling, galactic in their scope, and delightfully sesquipedalian in their verbiage.  Continue reading

Chaos Walking: Short Stories

I don’t normally bother reading those short stories/series accompaniments/extra stuff that authors put out. I don’t want them to have to rely on needing anything extra to round out their series. I like to be perfectly happy with the books themselves. Then if they really feel the need to kill time or the desire to give their readers a bit more then cool bananas (: Anyway, Ness’ Chaos Walking short stories were different.

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