Archive | September, 2020

September Book-a-palooza

24 Sep

Y’all, the books out this month were INSANE. So many good books all competing for a bit of that reading pie. I wanted to share with you two cool books that are out this month. A lot of the books I read that I loved are getting oodles of attention, so I’ll be staying away from those. This is all about the books out this month from small presses or indie authors that I’m super excited to dive into.

Okay, here we go!!

Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen Paperback by Jim C. Hines I ordered this book last week and I CANNOT WAIT to get my grubbies on it! The thing that instantly drew me to it was the title. I am a sucker for a title with a colon in it. I also like longer titles. Then when I checked out the cover I thought, Yup, this is def for me! And then I read the opening phrase: One night after roller derby practice… and I couldn’t press that order button soon enough.

Night Shine by Tessa Gratton There are certain people who will say, “You NEED to read this book” and I’m all like, “HELL YEAH I DO!!!!” For me, one of those people is the lovely Rogier aka @rocapri. We just have the same book jam and read a lot of the same things. I trust his opinion so much that I ordered the book without even reading the synopsis. But it looks like a lush, gorgeous, romantic fantasy and gods know I could use something like that in my literary life. Oh and it’s apparently gay as fuck, so BONUS.

What September books did you love/are you looking forward to reading? Which ones do I need to check out?



Well Played – Jen DeLuca

23 Sep

A romcom set at a Ren Faire? OMG yes, please!

*Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the review copy*

I loved Well Played so so much. It was such fun and had some of my fave romance tropes (confused identities, sexy hookups that were a bad idea, misunderstandings at key moments…). I didn’t read the first in the series but I’m definitely going to. I need all the laugh out loud romance I can get. (And don’t we all?)

The setting was super fun and the characters were great. And the swoon-worthy moments were, well, swoon-worthy. The twists in the story took me by surprise. At first I thought they were kind of predictable, but then I was like “Whoa, did not see THAT coming” which is always a treat.

I love my romcoms awkward and funny with just enough sadness to make it feel real and that is exactly what I got with this book.

Way too long

21 Sep

It’s been way too long since I’ve blogged. Almost a year. See, I had a breakdown last September after a year where I completely lost sight of who I was and what was at the core of my moral center. And then, just as I was beginning to feel better, well, Covid. So I took another nose-dive. I’m finally on the right meds (fingers crossed) and am feeling strong and safe enough to deal with what happened and what lead to the breakdown.

I want to get back to blogging and reviewing. I went on a serious reading binge the first few months of the pandemic but didn’t feel like blogging about them, which is AWFUL since most were eARCs. So I’m going to make an effort to get caught up with some mini-reviews. Because I’ve read some AHMAZING books, y’all.

I’m also going to blog about other things such as my addiction to allstationary supplies, my mental health journey, and my insane animals. I’ll also be blogging about my business, Savvy Fox Author Services, since I want to get back at that too but don’t have the energy to do a separate blog. Starting off it’ll just be easier to blog about everything in one spot.

So I’d love to have you along on this new blogging journey of mine. I give out virtual cupcakes every Monday morning.

Colleen aka Lavender Lines