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Book Release: Strong as Death and Cover Reveal for Awaken from Death by M.S. Kaye

Dear Alison, Guess what today is...Strong as Death, Born from Death book one, a dark young adult paranormal romance by M.S. Kaye with Inkspell Publishing releases today. Yep, another Inkspell-er and this book, Alison, this book, this series looks amazing--like edge of your seat, "holy shit this book is awesome" amazing. I can't wait to order my copy.   Strong as DeathBorn from Death book one by M.S. Kaye


Ilona discovers what it means to have a mother who is a modern woman and a father who is a 19th-century gentleman ghost.  After being hit by a car and taken to the hospital, Ilona starts to realize she’s different from other people, and that her mother has hidden the truth from her. She sneaks out of the hospital in order to discover the truth. A mysterious boy named Archer guides her through Brooklyn and introduces her to Hendrick, the man who claims to be her father—though he died in 1890. Ilona must discover not only what she must do to rid the city of Soll, a sadist…

Writing Recharge: Postcard from Ocean City

Dear Alison,

Summer fun.
Summer sun.
Summer ain't done.

(I know--it's really quite amazing I haven't pursued a career in poetry.)

Every year, my family of five joins my parents, my brother's family, and many, many cousins, aunts and uncles for a week in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Imagine five beach chairs on a patch of sand. Times it by five. Add beach carts, umbrellas, wading pools, buckets and shovels, sunblock, sunglasses, boogie boards, skim boards, and five coolers.

Our beach footprint rivals that of a small country.

We laugh. We swim. We board. We laugh some more. And when we're not at the beach, we eat donuts. Dots Donuts on 32 and Asbury Ave. has the best cream donuts in the entire world. We eat sticky buns. Mallons on 13th and Bay Ave produces the most delicious sticky buns in the entire world. We eat fudge. We eat chocolate covered macaroons (Yes, they are as good as they sound.) For the record, calories don't count when salt water's within a five bl…

Book Recommendation and #Giveaway: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Dear Kim,

This book.
This book.
This book.

If I Was Your Girl is an exceptional example of fiction for teens, really for anyone, at anytime, anywhere.

It took me two long months to eek out the right words to review If I Was Your Girl.
In that time I've...

Read the book,
Listened to the audio version (brilliant),
Lurked #GayYABookClub (it was the May pick),
Told everyone I speak to about it (*waves to Phil from Tractor Supply*) ,
And, oh yeah,
MET THE FUCKING AUTHOR.


Let's start with that.

How did you handle meeting Meredith Russo, you might ask.

I was totally cool.
Like as a cucumber.
Like not at all a blubbering, um-um-um-um fool.

In my See You at ALA post last month I mentioned a number of sessions that I was hyped to check out. I started the conference at the PopTop Stage with It's Not Just a G Thing. The session featured e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Alex Gino, Robin Stevenson, E.M. Kokie, and moderator Ingrid Abrams. I got there early to snag a seat near the front. I had 5 pa…