Review: Tone of Voice by Kaia Sønderby

At the beginning of Tone of Voice, Xandri Corelel has spent six months living among the Ongkoarrat after her unceremonious firing from the crew of the Carpathia, and though she misses her home, she has settled into her new life. Then Diver arrives with news that changes everything. The Hands and Voices — squid- and…

Author Interview: Sara Wolf

Hello, dear readers, and welcome back to CandidCeillie! Today I’d like to introduce you to Sara Wolf, author of the Lovely Vicious series and Bring Me Their Hearts through Entangled. Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family,…

Review: Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney

Clara can’t believe her no-nonsense grandmother has just up and moved to Florida, leaving Clara and her mother on their own for the first time. This means her mother can finally “follow her bliss,” which involves moving to a tiny apartment in Kensington Market, working at a herbal remedy shop and trying to develop her…

Review: Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon

When 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her park ranger sister, it’s a come-to-Jesus moment in Valley Girls.  Determined to make up for her screw-up and create a stable new home for herself, Rilla charms her way into a tight-knit group of climbers. But Rilla…

Review:: The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith

Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And now…

April Wrap Up

April was SO BUSY for me. I hope that it was less stressful for the rest of you dear readers. Here’s all the stuff I did in April, and to a calmer May that SHOULD see the end of my time as a daily reporter, and an increase in joy! Books I Read: Historians on…

Review: Historians on Hamilton Anthology

America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country. But just how historically accurate is Hamilton? And how is the show itself making history? Historians on Hamilton brings together a collection of…

Author Interview:: CJ Bedell

Hello, dear readers! Today, I’m here to introduce you to CJ Bedell, author of In The Name of Magic from NineStar Press! Tell us a little bit about your publishing process. I first came up with the idea for IN THE NAME OF MAGIC in November of 2016 and worked on writing and revising the novel…

Author Interview: Leandra Vane

Hello, dear readers! Today I’d like to introduce you to Leandra Vane, a queer disabled erotica author! Hello, Leandra, and welcome to the blog! Tell us a little bit about yourself! Writing has always been a part of my life. But this era began when I started blogging in 2013 as The Unlaced Librarian, reviewing non-fiction…