Review: Tricked Anthology

An adult anthology of 5 stories featuring trickster themes, each loaded to the brim with conspiracies, scoundrels, tricks and plot twists galore. A jilted silent film star plans a revenge heist with the unscrupulous childhood friend he always found rather handsome. A bank tycoon’s son plans to run off with Daddy’s money—and maybe his florist. To…

Monday Mini-Reviews: 10/15

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo I listened to the audiobook for The Poet X because I know my attention span for poetry isn’t as great as it could be. I did not regret a single second of it. Acevedo is a stunning poet, and her narration of Xiomara’s story was heartbreaking and perfect. This…

Author Interview: Destiny Soria

Hello, readers! Welcome back to CandidCeillie, where we are interviewing Destiny Soria, author of Iron Cast and Beneath the Citadel. Destiny Soria grew up in a tiny town in Alabama that you’ve never heard of, where she spent her summers playing with sticks in the woods and exploring such distinguished careers as Forest Bandit, Wayward Orphan, and Woodland…

Review: A Blade so Black by L.L. McKinney

The first time the Nightmares came in A Blade so Black, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles…

September 2018 Wrap Up

It’s September, which means I turned 25 this month! Happy birthday to me!  Here’s all the stuff I did! I signed my book for the first time for the fabulous Shauna (they pronouns, left photo) and met Zoraida Córdova (she pronouns, right photo) in person for the first time at the Bookmarks NC Book Festival in…

Author Interview: L. L. McKinney

Hello, friends! Today, I am we are proud to be interviewing stunning author and intersectional social justice advocate L.L. McKinney. McKinney is the author of the very-soon-to-be-released A Blade so Black – a badass Alice in Wonderland retelling! Get to know her and then go grab her book! A Blade So Black delivers an irresistible urban fantasy retelling…

Review: Ghost Walk by Kay Solo

Maaya is a teenager who can see ghosts, and she and her three friends get by on the poor streets of Sark by sealing away troublesome spirits under the direction of a deceptive, malicious wealthy man.Accompanying them is a ghost named Saber, Maaya’s long-time friend. Maaya doesn’t concern herself with world affairs, focusing only on…

Monday Mini-Reviews: 9/10

I have not finished… any of the books I was supposed to review so far this month, so here’s what I’ve been doing instead – listening to books that are NOT on my review list! A+ Time Management, Ceillie!  However, all the books I’ve been listening to have been really good, so here’s my group…

August 2018 Wrap Up

August has been a month of firsts for me!  I officially published my first novella and it’s been very well received so far! I’m thrilled that y’all are enjoying it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’ve already earned out what I spent pulling it together, so I’m thrilled.  Don’t forget that you can…

Review: Under the Midnight Sun by Lore Graham

In Under the Midnight Sun, the eldest son of Thunderhill’s warrior-kings, Otto Johanson lives for battle but has forsaken love since the death of his partner three years ago. Still when the Midsummer festivities bring nomadic reindeer herders back to town, Otto can’t help but notice the handsome, if sullen, Lukas.Tension rises between them during…

Review: The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell

When sixteen-year-old Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates in The Forest Queen, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community…