Book Highlight Weekend!
So I thought I’d do something a little different this weekend and highlight some books I thought should be in the spotlight. In case a few readers here and there had missed them. Each for varying reasons but the first being excellence.
The first one is a teaser, you can preorder it now from MacMillan (Tor), the author is T.J. Klune. Perhaps you all have heard of him? lol
The cover is amazing, the reviews from those that have read it incredible…
Charlaine Harris, the author of the True Blood books read The House in the Cerulean Sea and said, “The House in The Cerulean Sea is a modern fairy tale about learning your true nature and what you love and will protect. It’s a beautiful book.”
“1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in.” (Gail Carriger)
A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.
An enchanting love story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.
The House in the Cerulean Sea is Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s breakout contemporary fantasy.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Expected publication: March 17th 2020 by Tor Books
A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.
Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.
When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.
But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.
An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.
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Kindle Edition, 761 pages
Published October 1st 2019
That would be the Heart2Heart Vol 3 Anthology. You can find the link to the tour here. All proceeds go to charity and the anthology is only available for the next 90 days!
Once upon a time, a group of authors wondered… What if the Heart2Heart app — the dating app with a glitch that matched up the oddest, most perfect couples, and sponsored the charity date raffles that helped dozens of people find love — offered a classifieds section, too?
Need a handyman who knows how to wear a tool belt? Have a closet of drag costumes that needs a new home? How about finally tracking down that guy who made the perfect drink, or who’s just the right height to reach the top shelf?
Join some of your favorite authors of gay romance as they bring you sixteen brand-new stories inspired by reader suggestions!
Once again, all proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities (which are named and linked -see above tour), to ensure that love in all its forms will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!
Participating Authors:Annabeth Albert , May Archer , Mary Calmes , Charlie Cochet , Eden Finley , Susan Hawke , Sloane Kennedy, Lucy Lennox , Lily Morton , K.M. Neuhold , Nora Phoenix , Layla Reyne , Piper Scott, Damon Suede , Hailey Turner , Aimee Nicole Walker
One look at that lineup tells you this is something special!
And just in case you are having problems finding some of these authors and their stories lately? Here are some links to a few novels. Not familiar? Pleases check them out! Those are links to the Amazon sales sights and the blurbs can be found there as well.
- Kate Sherwood: Dark Horse Omnibus
- Kate Sherwood: Chasing the Dragon
- LA Witt: Rules of Engagement
- LA Witt: Where Nerves End
- Jackie Keswick: Healing Glass
- Antonia Aquilante: A Dance of Water and Air
- Meg Harding: Under Review
More authors next week.
Until then. Have a great weekend. Happy Reading and happy listening to all your stories and authors. Don’t forget to check out our week ahead below!
This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Sunday, October 6:
- Don’t Miss Out on the Book Blast with excerpt for The Black Mask by Samuel King
- Love Historical Romance? Check Out the Release Blitz for Lost and Found by Liv Rancourt (excerpt and giveaway)
- Check Out the Release Blitz with excerpt for the Best Man (Close Proximity #1) by Lily Morton
- Special Books I’m Promoting This Weekend and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Monday, October 7:
- Review Tour – Jay Northcote – Where Love Grows
- Review Tour – V.L. Locey – Life According To Liam
- Release Blitz – Con Riley – After Ben (Seattle Stories #1)
- A Stella Review: After Ben (Seattle Stories #1) by Con Riley
- A MelanieM Review : Life According To Liam by V.L. Locey
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Where Love Grows by Jay Northcote
Tuesday, October 8:
- TOUR In Safe Arms by Ann Grech
- Shots on Goal (Stick Side #3) by Amy Aislin – Cover Reveal Blitz
- RELEASE BLITZ Master of Restless Shadows by Ginn Hale
- Release Blitz – Elle Keaton – Conspiracy Theory
- A Stella Review: Things Happen That Way (Mann of My Dreams #2) by Tinnean
- A Lila Review: Sundown, Holiday, Beacon (Extraordinary Book 1) by K.L. Noone
Wednesday, October 9:
- Review Tour Request – Coast To Coast – RJ Scott & V.L. Locey
- Book Blitz – BITE – Various Authors
- Blog Tour Ground Zero by Aimee Nicole Walker
- An Alisa Review: BITE Anthology (Various Authors)
- A Stella Review : The Lion and the Crow by Eli Easton
- A MelanieM Review : Coast To Coast (Arizona Raptors #1) by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Ground Zero (Zero Hour #1) by Aimee Nicole Walker
Thursday, October 10:
- Cover Reveal – Precariously Mated (D’Vaire, Book 14) by Jessamyn Kingley
- Review Tour – Shinigami by Xia Xia Lake
- Blog Tour “Dog Tagged” by James Brock
- An Alisa Review: “Dog Tagged” by James Brock
- A Free Dreamer Review: Shinigami by Xia Xia Lake
- A MelanieM Review: Lessons in Playing a Murderous Tune (Cambridge Fellows #12.8) by Charlie Cochrane
Friday, October 11:
- Release Blitz – Crystal Lacy – Ready For You
- Cover Reveal – First Priority by Este Holland
- New Release Tour for A Thousand Lifetimes – Katey Hawthorne
- A Chaos Moondrawn Review: Winter’s Knight (New Amsterdam #2) by Kelly Wyre
- A Lucy Review: The Captain’s Flirty Fireworks by Eleanor Harkstead and Catherine Curzon
- A MelanieM Review A Thousand Lifetimes by Katey Hawthorne
Saturday, October 12:
- Release Blitz – DJ Jamison – Wrangling A Groom
- Book Blast – The Killing Spell by Shane Ulrrein
- A Free Dreamer Review: The Killing Spell by Shane Ulrrein