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Book Review: River, Sing Out

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      RIVER, SING OUT BY JAMES WADE   Categories: Contemporary / Literary Fiction Rural Fiction / Crime Fiction / Coming-of-Age Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Blackstone Facebook   Twitter     Instagram Date of Publication: June 8, 2021 Number of Pages: 315 pages   “And through these ages untold, the river did act as the lifeblood of all those things alongside it.” Jonah Hargrove is celebrating his thirteenth birthday by avoiding his abusive father, when a girl named River stumbles into his yard, injured and alone. The teenager has stolen thousands of dollars’ worth of meth from her murderous, drug-dealing boyfriend, but lost it somewhere in the Neches River bottoms during her escape. Jonah agrees to help her find and sell the drugs so she can flee East Texas. Chasing after them is John Curtis, a local drug kingpin and dog fighter, as well as River’s boyfriend, the dangerous Dakota Cade. Each person is keeping secrets from the others—deadly secrets that will

Book Subscription: Book Lover's Delight

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Hey Ya'll! I wanted to pop on the blog and let you all know about a really awesome and new bookish subscription service. This subscription service highlights small press and indie authors, such as myself. I was very intrigued about the subscription service and knew I wanted to support my small authors, s uch as myself . First off, the packaging is adorable. Your Book Lover's Delight is shipped in a blue box with a cute typeface on the front. It also comes with easy opening instructions, no scissors required. Inside you'll find your goodies wrapped in bright orange paper, ready for you to dive into!   I was happy to find fun bookish items along with a good looking book from a local author.  My first box included some lotion, a cute champagne flute, 3 fun drink recipe cards, and of course, a book I'm excited to jump into here soon!    So if you're looking for a subscription box, try one that supports local and indie authors. Book Lover's Delight

Indie Bookstore in San Antonio 2021

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 Hey all! In honor of World Book Day , I wanted to provide a list of all the wonderful, independent bookstores around San Antonio. I love going to my mom and pop stores and supporting my local bookish people in the community. I hope this ist helps you the next time you're thinking of picking up a good book!   Angie K Books The Bookstore Boutique   Angie K Books offers a long range of genres to look through. If you can't make it out to the store, Angie will ship the books you want anywhere in the U.S.! On top of books, she also offers notebooks, journals, and other fun bookish frills. She also provides space for all authors, including Indie authors, and other local businesses in the community to showcase the community and all its creatives. Cheever Books    Cheever Books is the premier book shop for top quality used and rare books, including first editions and out-of-print titles. You'll always find something unique and exciting at this shop! Dead Tree Books   Dead Tree Boo

Book Review: Dire's Club

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      DIRE'S CLUB by Kimberly Packard Publisher: Abalos Publishing Publication Date: March 23, 2021 Pages: 326 Pages Categories: Action & Adventure / Contemporary / Women's Fiction Scroll for Giveaway!     Dying isn't just hard on the ones left behind, the regret of unfinished lives weighs heavily on the terminally ill. That's where Dire's Club steps in, a specialty travel agency that takes a small group of dying people on one final adventure-so they can be free of guilt, be more than a diagnosis, and find a way to confront life...and death. Life Coach Charlotte Claybrooke built a successful second career guiding people out of grief, but the impending tenth anniversary of her own heart-wrenching tragedy sets her on a journey to find life among the dying. Staring death in the face was Jimmy Dire's business. He met it with a warm hug, a kind word, and a smile. Dire's Club gave the terminally ill one final, bucket-list adventure before passing

Book Review: A Wall of Bright Dead Feathers

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  A WALL  OF  BRIGHT DEAD FEATHERS By Babette Fraser Hale Publisher: Winedale Publishing Pages: 216 Pub Date : March 1st, 2021 Categories : Short Stories / Literary Fiction   Scroll for Giveaway!   Most are newcomers to the scenic, rolling countryside of central Texas whose charms they romanticize, even as the troubles they hoped to leave behind persist. Twelve stories highlight “the book’s recurring theme of desire—for freedom, for clarity, for autonomy, and for personal fulfillment…When women are alone, unencumbered and unbeholden to anyone, they engage in intense internal reflection and show reverence for nature—and during these scenes, Hale’s language is luminescent” ( Kirkus Reviews).   PRAISE FOR  A WALL OF BRIGHT DEAD FEATHERS:  “Hale shows a great respect for her characters and for the difficulty of their deceptively ordered existence, as well as for the problems they suffer because so much cannot be spoken.”  -- Francine Prose,  on “Silences”   “A vivid set of tales about c