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CharissaWeaksAuthor

Joined May 2016

Writer. Reader. Traveler. Books make me happy 😀
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Fifth Season by N K Jemisin
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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Lovely War by Julie Berry
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Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
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An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
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This book is simply amazing.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I‘m behind. Catching up. Day 3, #7Days7Covers

Soubhiville Oh wow! 3y
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Our anthology, Once Upon an Enchanted Forest, released today :) In honor of our book birthday, we‘re giving away 8 eBooks from our authors. The giveaway runs through 10/1, and there are several ways to get points! Check out our Rafflecopter to see how to enter. Thanks & Good Luck! http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6e7952e11/?

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Witch's Kind | Louisa Morgan
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Once Upon an Enchanted Forest: An Anthology of Romantic Witchcraft Stories | Juliet Marillier, Bethany Adams, Alisha Klapheke, Angela J. Ford, Emma Hamm, Charissa Weaks, Elva Birch, Morgan Jensen, Michelle Tang, Autumn Shelley
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Does anyone know how to get a book cover image in a book‘s description? We have a longer blurb for this anthology that I‘d like to add as well. I‘m just not sure who to notify to change it or how to do it myself. Thanks!! #litsy #litsyhelp

MoonWitch94 Ohhhhh I need this! 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @MoonWitch94 Haha. YAY. It‘s on pre-order right now. Our release date is Tuesday, 9.24.19. Paperbacks will be available then as well. But! If you‘re willing to do an honest review, I can send you an eARC. Just let me know! 3y
MoonWitch94 @CharissaWeaksAuthor Oh Yes! Absolutely! I‘d love to ☺️ 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @MoonWitch94 Okay :) Just email me at charissaweaksauthor {at} gmail {dot} com and I‘ll send you a link! 3y
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I‘m too beat tonight, but I fully intend to dig into this over the weekend.

mcipher It is so good- enjoy!! 3y
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Once Upon an Enchanted Forest: An Anthology of Romantic Witchcraft Stories | Juliet Marillier, Bethany Adams, Alisha Klapheke, Angela J. Ford, Emma Hamm, Charissa Weaks, Elva Birch, Morgan Jensen, Michelle Tang, Autumn Shelley
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Hey all! As editor and a contributor to this anthology, I have 5 eARC‘s to give away if anyone is interested in reading and giving an honest review. This book has 10 stories, a total of 130k words. It‘s fantasy romance. I have a novella in the book called The Witch Collector and Juliet Marillier has a new novelette titled In Wraithwood. Just comment below if interested! Please feel free to share!

Maude That cover is lovely and the description sounds intriguing!! I'd love a chance to read and review :) 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Maude Thank you!! Just shoot me an email to charissaweaksauthor {at} gmail {dot} com and I‘ll send you a link. 3y
Maude Thank you! I will send email now. 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Maude Awesome, I‘ll send you the link via Bookfunnel in the morning. I‘m shutting down for the night! Thanks again! ❤️ 3y
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Current listen. Awesome narrator. I‘m quite intrigued by this story.

CourtSmall FANTASTIC SERIES...CURRENTLY ON THE COUNTDOWN UNTIL THE FINAL BOOK DROPS IN SEPTEMBER 3y
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In my inbox. I‘m looking forward to this!

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Silver in the Wood | Emily Tesh
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This isn‘t what I‘m supposed to be reading 😬 but I kinda took a look at page one and now I can‘t stop. 🤷🏻‍♀️ So good. Update: I really loved the premise and characters but I didn‘t realize this was a novella, and oh how I wanted the story to be longer and slower. Sigh. Still recommend if you‘re looking for a short fantasy read.

Cathythoughts Beautiful cover 3y
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun | Cornelia Funke, Guillermo Del Toro
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Don‘t you love it when a book interrupts all your reading plans??! 🤦🏻‍♀️ I loved this movie.

Gissy Me too! 3y
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The Lady Rogue | Jenn Bennett
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This book releases in September. I‘ll be digging in after my book club read of Gentleman in Moscow is finished. Hailed as The Last Magician meets A Gentleman‘s Guide to Vice and Virtue. How could I pass that up???

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The Bear | Andrew Krivak
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Much thanks to NetGalley and Bellevue Books for this advanced copy of The Bear. I loved The Road to which this has been compared. It releases in February 2020.

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Silver in the Wood | Emily Tesh
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YAY. I‘m excited about this one.

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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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My next listen.

Laura317 This audiobook is all kinds of wonderful. 3y
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Well, I absolutely loved this book. It‘s funny, adorable, emotional, smart, deeply romantic, and just sweet. Highly recommend. ❤️(I listened to the audio)

Lovesbooks87 Loved, loved, loved this book! 3y
rachelsbrittain Such a good one! 3y
CarolynM I'm doing a reread already😌😌 3y
LouBeth Sold! Just placed audio book on hold. 3y
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This book is hilarious!

HOTPock3tt I‘m listening to the audiobook now and lmao!! 🤣 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @HOTPock3tt Same. Cracking me up! 3y
Lovesbooks87 It really is! Loved it! 3y
CarolynM It's a delight🙂 3y
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Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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Did everyone see? How do we feel?

jpmcwisemorgan Kind of meh. It‘s Mags story so we kind of know what to expect. It also feels like it‘s so long after the books/movies that it‘s just for attention/money rather than still having a story to tell. I get kind of cynical about this sort of thing though. 3y
Bklover Prequels always disturb me for some reason. It‘s like knowing the ending already. Hope this is a good one! 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @jpmcwisemorgan @BKlover I did wonder “why now?” when it‘s a decade later, but I also have a writer brain and know crazier things have happened. I‘m not sure I‘m interested in the story line yet, but we shall see, I suppose. 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto I feel like I would read Suzanne Collins shopping list so I‘m in. 🤣 3y
jpmcwisemorgan I just read a thread on Twitter that points out if this book does well it could generate interest in more YA dystopian because it‘s been long enough that it‘s a new generation of readers. And this is almost definitely a movie so it‘s going to bring a lot of attention to YA and possibly MG, which is good for a lot of people. So if you‘re writing YA or dystopian, or YA dystopian, there might be a larger market for you very soon. 3y
TheBookDream I feel like it should be a current events book, since it‘s billed as a Hunger Games prequel 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Ashley_Nicoletto 😂 I was all in when the books came out, so I understand. I‘m totally curious but I think time has dampened my excitement. 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @jpmcwisemorgan I love dystopian so I hope that happens. 3y
OrangeMooseReads I was hoping that it would go back to before the games began but I‘m still interested in reading it. 3y
MoonWitch94 I only want it if it can seamlessly fit into the world of Panem & makes sense. Otherwise, no thanks. 3y
LibrarianRyan I'm excited. I am a major fan of the books (movies not so much) . I find it interestig that she is going back 64 years, which would be 10 years of hunger games, instead of to the civil war that started it. But I cant wait to read it. 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @LibrarianRyan Yes, I liked the books better. I don‘t know if I‘d want a book about the cause, starting toward the beginning seems ok but I don‘t know if it‘s going to work for a character we already met. Unless maybe we find out she was part of some sort of resistance for all the years leading up to Katniss. That could be interesting. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m actually an outlier here... I‘m pretty excited! The fact that she waited years to write a prequel, to me at least, means she thought of a great story that she needed to tell... instead of just pressured to write something in the same world ASAP. Unlike some people who are off writing prequels before they finish their main series (George R.R. Martin) sorry I‘m still annoyed at him for that... that felt like a 💰 move to sell another series. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll also say, I‘m excited to learn its Mags... she was a great character who had no voice in the original story... so to give her a voice now appeals to me. I‘m more interested now that it‘s her, than say Hamish‘s story or the same story from Gale‘s POV. To me that means it‘s something completely new and not a rehash of one of the stories we already know. 3y
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan But do you think we will actually see any of the characters we already know? 64 years is a big difference. Maybe President Snow as a teenager, but most of the characters in the original books are not that old. 3y
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan Okay, I hadn't read the other entry that the book was about Mags. Now that I know that, hummmmmm 3y
LibrarianRyan @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, I agree. and to go back so far, a lot can change in 64 years. The Hunger Games may look completely different then to how they did during the original series timeline. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LibrarianRyan I know, I hadn‘t heard that either until I saw it in the comments....I hope that intel is good, that‘s interesting. 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @LibrarianRyan I saw elsewhere it‘s about Mags but maybe it‘s not. It does have to do with a failed rebellion. 3y
enidkeaner I enjoyed the series but all I can think is: why and why now? 3y
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I loved The Lost City of Z. And I‘m loving this. I think I have a thing for reading about people who are brave enough to walk into jungles and rainforests that are literally designed to kill anything foreign that happens to tread on their grounds.

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Heart's Blood | Juliet Marillier
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What I‘m reading/listening to. ❤️

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I loved this book! Considering a re-read before her next book, The Starless Sea. And its $2.99 right now! Go grab it.

TheFunkyBookworm Ohh when does the new one come out?! 3y
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The Passion of Dolssa | Julie Berry
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Tonight‘s read.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I couldn‘t NOT choose this one. I loved Dark Matter.

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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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Thank you @sprainedbrain for this recommendation! This book is so me 💗

sprainedbrain I loved it so much! 💕 3y
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An Audible credit is burning a hole in my virtual pocket. I need recs!

Prairiegirl_reading Homegoing and the heart‘s invisible furies. Not new but I haven‘t been blown away by anything lately. I hope these help anyway. 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Prairiegirl_reading Thank you! I‘m struggling to hang with any audio since The Lost Queen and The Secret History of Witches, both of which I loved. 3y
Melissa_J I‘m not a fan of audiobooks (I can‘t stay focused on them), but I had a bad bout of vertigo a few years back and couldn‘t read. Audiobooks were my only option. I listened to this one and absolutely loved it - the narrators were perfect 3y
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IamIamIam I've had a lot of great listens recently! I liked The Shape of Water, Station Eleven, Killers of the Flower Moon, Slade House and The Wonder. 3y
IamIamIam If you're into middle grade, the Mr. Lemoncello series is spectacular! I also adored the Lunar Chronicles and the Underland Chronicled. Lol 3y
Lindy Great in audio: 3y
emtobiasz The oral history format of this made it great for audio: 3y
kgriffith I did a quick look through your picks and think you‘d enjoy 3y
sprainedbrain I second @kgriffith (those are read by my favorite narrator)... best audio I‘ve heard this month was this one, though! 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @IamIamIam I read pretty much everything lol. Thanks for the recs!! 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @RamsFan1963 Oh goodness. I‘m not sure I can do Chernobyl. I remember when that happened. Everyone‘s talking about the show but 🙈 Human suffering is tough for me. 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Lindy Oh wow. That sounds cool. 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @emtobiasz I have this hardback. I‘ll have to take a listen! 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @kgriffith Oooh. I love Laini Taylor. I‘ll admit...I struggled with Strange and didn‘t finish it. Maybe the audio would help. I think I was expecting something like DOSAB. 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Dragon I have this ebook. I‘ve yet to read it but it‘s right up my alley. I‘ll have to check out the audio! 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @sprainedbrain Oh wow. I actually haven‘t seen this one. Thanks! 3y
IamIamIam LOL, great minds think alike! For non fiction, I loved The Disappearing Spoon, Killers of the Flower Moon and The Johnstown Flood. 3y
BrittanyReads Currently listening to this and loving it! The narrator is fantastic. She sounds like a cast of people on her own without sounding cheesy. 3y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @BrittanyReads I know! I can‘t believe she hasn‘t done more audiobooks! I could listen to her all day. 3y
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Fifth Season | N K Jemisin
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Tonight‘s listen :)

readordierachel So good. Enjoy 💕 3y
GypsyKat Great series! 3y
Lady_Tigana_20 Just started this one. Sad beginning. 😢 3y
ReadWithAJ This is on my TBR along with (edited) 3y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Here we go.

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Sooooo, I‘m going to have a novelette in Once Upon an Enchanted Forest, an anthology of romantic witchcraft stories, with the lovely Juliet Marillier. *yayyyy* It releases in September. Once Upon Anthologies is taking story submissions through 5/15 (and that date may be extended). If interested, check out the Submittable link.
https://onceuponanthologies.submittable.com/submit

LeahBergen Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
tammysue Congrats! 💐 3y
GondorGirl Very cool! 3y
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Eek. Sharing this book by my friend, Alisha Klapheke. It‘s on Kindle Unlimited but also $.99 today. Check it out!

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Getting this book in during my morning reading. So much to read, so little time!

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Look at me reading sagas. Who knew?

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Okay. I can understand why some don‘t like this book. If you need plot or rising action, a story that naturally leads to a climactic end, this is not that book. This is a generational tale of witches. No more. I still loved it, & I‘m a plotter, so 🤷🏻‍♀️. Some of the tales really stuck with me, and I wanted more. The writing is beautiful. The family connections in the end got to my heart. Also, the audio is lovely.

Mdargusch Great review! 👍🏼 4y
readingjedi Nice review. I loved this also. 4y
JSW I want to read this now, since I read and enjoyed 4y
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CharissaWeaksAuthor @JSW I bought the hardback. I‘ll be reading it soon, for sure. 4y
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The Witch's Kind | Louisa Morgan
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New book :)

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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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I just bought this audio, and I‘m very excited. 😬

Wannabe_Quijote One of my absolute favorites 4y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Wannabe_Quijote YAY. I can‘t wait to dig in. I have a couple books to finish first, but then it‘s on. 4y
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Uhm, I am loving this so far. It‘s a completely different time period/setting but the storytelling is reminiscent of Circe for me for some reason. The pacing is nice and steady, the narrator perfection. I hope it stays this good.

C.Perone I really wanted to like this book; but I just couldn't 😣 4y
MoonWitch94 I felt that way, too. But in the end I had totally changed my mind. 4y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @MoonWitch94 I‘m still good so far. Curious about how it ends. 4y
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Currently listening. :)

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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon
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❤️❤️❤️ I‘m REALLY enjoying this so far. Can‘t wait to see where it goes. Amy Harmon is so good.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘m currently listening to Evelyn and wanted the hardback. Also excited to read about Daisy!

NovelGirl82 Evelyn is one of my faves!! I'm so excited for Daisy Jones!! I'm kind of sad that I cancelled my BOTM now. 4y
Lovesbooks87 Both books were amazing! But I think Evelyn is my favorite of the two! 💚💚💚 4y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Lovesbooks87 I‘m really enjoying it :) 4y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @NovelGirl82 I can‘t let go of it 😬 4y
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It was a good day.

Redwritinghood A really good day, it seems! 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto Very very good. 😍 4y
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Winter Soldier | Daniel Mason
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Bought this from the B&N sale. Sounds amazing!

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Barnes and Noble is having a book sale. Soooo many good books! Let me know if you buy any. 😊

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Current listen.

Tianarose Love this one. Such a unique story. 4y
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Fortune Teller | Gwendolyn Womack
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Currently listening :)

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Unbound: (InterMix) | Cara McKenna
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I was in the mood for something sexy. I listened to the audio. 1) The writing is really beautifully done. 2) Unique romantic situation. But...3) The narration. Everything was great except for the way the lady read the man. I still listened, tho! And it‘s still a recommendation.

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Once Upon the Longest Night: An Anthology of Romantic Vampire Stories | Elizabeth Vaughan, Sara Dobie Bauer, Dan Stout
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Look, it‘s me 🥰 Just a heads up that Once Upon Anthologies is taking submissions for their next anthology. If you‘re interested and want more info, let me know. Submission info should go live this next week. Book title: Once Upon an Enchanted Forest. Theme: Magic/Witchcraft Length: 7-15k. Payment: $75 flat fee plus 2 print copies of the book and several ebooks to give away. Deadline is 5/15. This paperback and ebook is available on Amazon now :)

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Loved this book. Go grab it!

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American Queen | Sierra Simone
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This might be a little risqué. ?

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I really really loved this book. Highly recommend.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Early Christmas gift from the hubs. Pretty excited!

DarcysMom I just finished it on audio and loved it! 4y
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