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Fiction Food May 2019

6 months ago

Recipes from Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings“The rich smells of roasted meats and spices drifted around them […]. […] crispy golden potatoes, green beans dripping in oil […]. […] “Now what?” Gilly asked, shoveling a hunk of cheese into her mouth.”Recipes from The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala “[…] he relaxed around Kunal, […]

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Share Your Shelf with Swati Teerdhala

6 months ago

Each month we ask our featured authors to share their favorite bookish items. Here’s a few of Swati’s: Cozy socks – Who doesn’t like warm feet? Socks definitely add to my coziness factor which is a huge part of what gets me out of bed in the morning to write. My year planner – This is […]

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Genre Bending and Blending, Interview with Tricia Levenseller

7 months ago

Eighteen-year-old Rasmira seeks redemption after being banished from her village. Slight hitch: the only way to get it is by killing a god! On the surface Warrior of the Wild is a quest novel. Although an enthralling premise, this is a book about much more than overcoming seemingly-insurmountable challenges. “It’s a story about a girl […]

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What Would You Do for Millions of Dollars? Interview with Scott Reintgen

7 months ago

“If you were offered millions of dollars to go to space for three years, what would you say?” – that’s the question Scott Reintgen likes to ask when introducing his Nyxia trilogy. Asking this question is the perfect way to help readers get into the mind of the protagonist, Emmett Atwater, who wrestles with this […]

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Fiction Food April 2019

7 months ago

Recipes from Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller “[…] precious stones and gems, fine clothing sewn with metallic hems, preserved fruits and pickled vegetables […]”  […] I peer inside to find bright yellow berries piled to the rim. […] he turns valder meat over on a spit […]”Recipes from Nyxia by Scott Reintgen […] and the […]

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You Are Not Alone, Interview with Victoria Lee

8 months ago

It’s never good to generalize a group of people, but unfortunately, people still do it anyway. There are times when doing so is obviously harmful, but there are also times when it may seem completely harmless. Authors are a great example of this.When someone meets an author, odds are, they’ll assume they’re a shy introvert. […]

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On the Brink of Perfection, Interview with Arwen Elys Dayton

8 months ago

“Perfection has a way of getting ugly.” That statement ends the jacket blurb for Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful, sucking us right into Arwen Elys Dayton’s latest release. The author of the Seeker series and Resurrection is back, with a rapid-paced, YA sci-fi novel that explores the lengths we’re willing go in the name of […]

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Fiction Food | “The Fever King” & “Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful”

8 months ago

“When Noam was a kid and felt picky about chocking down gefilte fish on Pesach […]. […] You just consumed your body weight in bourbon. […] Noam respected food […] but his stomach rebelled against every bite of porridge. […] He wasn’t that familiar with whiskey, but a double-oaked bourbon sounded like a pretty big deal.”We […]

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It’s good to be bad. Interview with Amy Ewing

9 months ago

Ewing’s focus on the juxtaposition of darkness and light extends back to childhood. “Probably my favorite author was Roald Dahl because he was really influential to me when I was a kid,” said Ewing. “As children, you want something to be dangerous and then you want it to be kind of safe again. I love pushing that limit, especially with fantasy.”

Readers can expect Ewing’s antagonists to be multifaceted and riveting. “I do love getting in the villains’ heads,” she confessed. Whether it’s the Duchess in The Jewel, or the High Priestess in The Cerulean, the author imbues her baddies with sufficient depth to remind us why evil is enticing. “No one’s just bad,” she said. “There’s got to be one sympathetic thing that I can find.” Ewing is especially intrigued by characters still traveling along the road to fully-fledged villainy. “I find those to be the most interesting villains; Tom Riddle is more interesting than Voldemort.”

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Do you believe in magic? Interview with Shelley Sackier

9 months ago

People wish they could have magical powers for all kinds of reasons. Some would want use their powers to make their dreams come true while others would wish for destruction and revenge. Then there are others who would simply want to save the life of a dying friend – this is what Fee wants.

Luckily for her, she actually does have the ability to use magic. Unluckily, though, she lives in a world where using her abilities is banned. But, when Fee is unable to resist the magic within herself, she is suddenly thrust into a secret world full of excitement and danger.

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