The Manager – A. K. Wilson

Money, power, secrets…love? Katy grew up seeing how the first three could shatter everything–including the fourth. She wants no part of the games and the chase, but that seems to have left her with an empty life. After being suddenly thrown back into the job market, her new boss, Riley, seems to be a channel …
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The Dance Tree – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

It’s Strasbourg. 1518. A woman begins to dance. The Dancing Plague has begun, and will last throughout the summer.  We know only a little about this, as not much in the way of records has survived and the main sources we have are not contemporary. Before this date, there are very scant rumours of other …
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Kaikeyi – Vaishnavi Patel

“I WAS BORN ON the full moon under an auspicious constellation, the holiest of positions—much good it did me.” “Before this story was Rama’s, it was mine” These are the first and last lines of Kaiyeki. As opening and closing lines go, I’d quite like these to hit the occasional lists of bests and classics. …
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Where We Go From Here – Lucas Rocha

Ian is just finding out that he has HIV, from a lady who resists compassion like it speeds up the aging process. Two times, two guys, without protection, and one of them gave him the virus. And no, he can’t tell them to get tested; they didn’t exactly keep in touch with each other… Victor …
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Dark Theory – Wick Welker (Dark Law #1)

This is book 1 of I don’t know how many in the Dark Law series, and it looks like we have an epic fantasy quest that had babies with a sci-fi space opera – so I’m instantly interested, of course! Ingredients? We’ve got the galaxy slowly whirling towards destruction; everything around our protagonists chaotic and …
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After Everything You Did – Stephanie Sowden

Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? What if that someone else was a multiple murderer, and nobody believes that you aren’t that person. That you didn’t do those things. That you know nothing except that you were in an accident, and when you woke up you were told you were this person, and …
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The Single Sapphic Shelf – by Francesca May

Today we have a guest post from Francesca May, on why queer books are so essential. I remember very clearly being a teenager who was not out to her parents. I remember the strong feelings of uncertainty, of simply not knowing how I felt—and worse, knowing that a lot of the not knowing came from …
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Cold Blood – Genevieve McCluer

Kalila lost everything thanks to a vampire asshole: her wife, her kid, her life… She’s been using the ‘gifts’ he left her with to try and hunt him down ever since. Dorenia was turned over a century ago by a vampire who hadn’t exactly intended to do so, and wants her gone. She hoards information, …
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Murder On Monte Vista – David D. Pederson

Pederson is back, and he strikes out on a new path with Mason T. Adler, a 1946 PI, and his friend, the interior decorator Walter Waverly Wingate (and you’ve gotta love the names. So very noir! They went to the same boarding school and everything, too. It’s just perfect). Wingate is throwing Adler a birthday …
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Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdom – Jamar J. Perry

Cameron and his best friends, Zion and Aliyah, are just getting out of elementary school for the summer. It’s raining. It doesn’t feel like summer. But it’s time for the weekend sleepover. Cameron and Zion have been friends since kindergarten, and have been doing this a long time, but it’s the first time Aliyah has …
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