BBNYA Spotlight: The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow


Hello, reader!

It’s time for another spotlight tour for one of the semi-finalists of this year’s Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA). I’m so excited to help shine a light on some fantastic indie books. In 2022, BBNYA is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. But perhaps you aren’t familiar with what BBNYA entails, so let me tell you a little about it!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA website or take a peek over on Twitter (@BBNYA_Official). BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Now, let’s get to today’s spotlight post, this one featuring The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow!



  • Title: The Naseby Horses
  • Author: Dominic Brownlow
  • Publication date: December 5th, 2019
  • Publisher: Louise Walters Book
  • Length: 304 pages
  • Genre: Literary Fiction, Mystery
  • Age group: (Upper) Young Adult, Adult

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Book Blogger Hop: Nov 25 – Dec 1


The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!


This Week’s Question

Which print size do you prefer: small, medium, or large?

Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.

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BBNYA Spotlight: Wonder Rush by Dan McKeon


Hello, reader!

It’s time once again for a spotlight tour for one of the semi-finalists of this year’s Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA). I’m so excited to help shine a light on some fantastic indie books. In 2022, BBNYA is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. But perhaps you aren’t familiar with what BBNYA entails, so let me tell you a little about it!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA website or take a peek over on Twitter (@BBNYA_Official). BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Now, let’s get to today’s spotlight post, this one featuring Wonder Rush by Dan McKeon!



  • Title: Wonder Rush
  • Author: Dan McKeon
  • Publication date: May 6th, 2021
  • Publisher: Hush Moss Press
  • Length: 312 pages
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Age group: Young Adult

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BBNYA Spotlight: City of Reckoning by Brianna da Silva


Hello, reader!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my United States readers! And happy Thursday to everyone else 😉 It’s time for another spotlight tour for one of the semi-finalists of this year’s Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA). I’m so excited to help shine a light on some fantastic indie books. In 2022, BBNYA is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. But perhaps you aren’t familiar with what BBNYA entails, so let me tell you a little about it!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA website or take a peek over on Twitter (@BBNYA_Official). BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Now, let’s get to today’s spotlight post, this one featuring City of Reckoning by Brianna da Silva!



  • Title: City of Reckoning
  • Author: Brianna da Silva
  • Publication date: September 21st, 2021
  • Publisher: Freya Publishing
  • Length: 782 pages
  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult

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WWW Wednesday: Nov 23, 2022


It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This is a bookish meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer the 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page.


Current Reads

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

That’s right, y’all. I’m finally giving this much talked about romance a read. I literally just started it last night, so I can’t really say how I’m feeling just yet. So far, I’m liking Alex, so that’s good! I can’t get behind a romance when I don’t like one (or both) of the MCs. I’m looking forward to getting more into this!

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BBNYA Spotlight: Don’t Think a Single Thought by Diana Cambridge


Hello, reader!

Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re ready for another spotlight tour for one of the semi-finalists of this year’s Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA). I’m so excited to help shine a light on some fantastic indie books. In 2022, BBNYA is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. But perhaps you aren’t familiar with what BBNYA entails, so let me tell you a little about it!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA website or take a peek over on Twitter (@BBNYA_Official). BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Now, let’s get to today’s spotlight post, this one featuring Don’t Think a Single Thought by Diana Cambridge!



  • Title: Don’t Think a Single Thought
  • Author: Diana Cambridge
  • Publication date: September 26th, 2019
  • Publisher: Louise Walters Books
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
  • Age group: Adult

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ARC Review: Nubia: The Awakening by Omar Epps and Clarence A. Haynes


Title: Nubia: The Awakening

Author: Omar Epps and Clarence A. Haynes

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Genre: Fantasy

Age Group: Young Adult

Content/Trigger Warnings: Depictions of drug abuse, child abuse, gang violence

Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis

From beloved actor and producer Omar Epps and writer Clarence A. Haynes comes the biggest epic fantasy of the year. A powerful saga of three teens, the children of refugees from a fallen African utopia, who must navigate their newfound powers in a climate-ravaged New York City. Perfect for fans of Black Panther and Children of Blood and Bone.

For Zuberi, Uzochi, and Lencho, Nubia is a mystery. Before they were born, a massive storm destroyed their ancestral homeland, forcing their families to flee across the ocean to New York City. Nubia, a utopic island nation off the coast of West Africa, was no more, and their parents’ sorrow was too deep for them to share much of their history beyond the folklore.

But New York, ravaged by climate change and class division, is far from a safe haven for refugees, and Nubians live as outcasts, struggling to survive in the constantly flooding lower half of Manhattan, while the rich thrive in the tech-driven sky city known as the Up High.

To many, being Nubian means you’re fated for a life plagued by difficulties and disrespect. But Zuberi, Uzochi, and Lencho are beginning to feel there might be more. Something within them is changing, giving each of them extraordinary powers. Extraordinary and terrifying powers that seem to be tied to the secrets their parents have kept from them.

And there are people Up High watching, eager to do anything they can to become even more powerful than they already are. Now Zuberi, Uzochi, and Lencho will be faced with the choice–do they use their inheritance to lift their people, or to leave them behind. The fate of their city, and their people, hangs in the balance.

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BBNYA Spotlight: Children by Bjørn Larssen


Hello, reader!

It’s time for another spotlight tour for one of the semi-finalists of this year’s Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA). I’m so excited to help shine a light on some fantastic indie books. In 2022, BBNYA is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. But perhaps you aren’t familiar with what BBNYA entails, so let me tell you a little about it!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA website or take a peek over on Twitter (@BBNYA_Official). BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Now, let’s get to today’s spotlight post, this one featuring Children by Bjørn Larssen!



  • Title: Children
  • Author: Bjørn Larssen
  • Publication date: October 3rd, 2020
  • Publisher: Josephtailor
  • Length: 442 pages
  • Genre: Norse Mythical Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult

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First Lines Friday #64


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first (I cheat a little bit here *cough*)
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

Happy Friday to y’all! Let’s kick off the weekend with another First Lines Friday post! Today, I’m featuring a book that I’m reading for Netgalley November as I attempt to bring my ratio back up to that elusive 80%. So far, I’m finding myself captivated by the story and I can’t wait to read more!

Now, let me share the first few lines to get you hooked, as well.


The Line(s):

“We found Henrik Soren at a wine bar in the international terminal, thirty minutes from boarding a hyperjet to Tokyo.”


The Hints:

This is written by a popular sci-fi author.

It has a cover that is my favorite color.

DNA is a big part of this sci-fi thriller.


The Reveal:

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BBNYA Spotlight: By the Hand of Dragons: Rook by Alexzander Christion


Hello, reader!

It’s time for another spotlight tour for one of the semi-finalists of this year’s Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA). I’m so excited to help shine a light on some fantastic indie books. In 2022, BBNYA is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. But perhaps you aren’t familiar with what BBNYA entails, so let me tell you a little about it!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA website or take a peek over on Twitter (@BBNYA_Official). BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Now, let’s get to today’s spotlight post, this one featuring By the Hand of Dragons: Rook by Alexzander Christion!



  • Title: By the Hand of Dragons: Rook
  • Author: Alexzander Christion
  • Publication date: February 20th, 2019
  • Publisher: Self-published
  • Length: 551 pages
  • Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult

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