BBNYA Spotlight: Amulet of Wishes by Rita A. Rubin


Hello, reader!

Today, I have 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 Amulet of Wishes by Rita A. Rubin!



  • Title: Amulet of Wishes
  • Author: Rita A. Rubin
  • Publication date: April 28th, 2021
  • Publisher: Self-published
  • Length: 346 pages
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: Young Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

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BBNYA Spotlight: A Star Named Vega by Benjamin J. Roberts


Hello, reader!

Happy Halloween! On this, the spookiest of days, I have 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 A Star Named Vega by Benjamin J. Roberts!



  • Title: A Star Named Vega
  • Author: Benjamin J. Roberts
  • Publication date: June 21st, 2021
  • Publisher: Self-published
  • Length: 256 pages
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Age group: Young Adult

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BBNYA Spotlight: A Ferry of Gold & Bones by Hailey Turner


Hello, reader!

Today, 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 A Ferry of Bones & Gold by Hailey Turner!



  • Title: A Ferry of Bones and Gold
  • Author: Hailey Turner
  • Publication date: September 9th, 2018
  • Publisher: Self-published
  • Length: 406 pages
  • Genre: LGBTQ+, Urban Fantasy, Romance
  • Age group: Adult

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BBNYA Spotlight: A Particular Friendship by Paul Van Der Spiegel


Hello, reader!

Today, I’m helping to kick off the spotlight tours for 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 the first spotlight posts of many, this one featuring A Particular Friendship by Paul Van Der Spiegel!



  • Title: A Particular Friendship
  • Author: Paul Van Der Spiegel
  • Publication date: November 28th, 2021
  • Publisher: Perceptions Press
  • Length: 225 pages
  • Genre: LGBTQ+, Religion, General Fiction
  • Age group: New Adult

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BBNYA Finalist Spotlight: Sins of the Father by Sharon Bairden

Hello, reader!

Today is my stop on yet another blog tour for one of the fabulous finalists of last year’s Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA)! But the spotlight I’m doing today is a little special since it’s for our second place finisher. Sins of the Father by Sharon Gairden is a dark crime novel that wow’d a lot of panelists. My reading schedule has been packed, but I have to say I’m definitely intrigued!

Before I tell you more about this novel, let me first tell you more about BBNYA. BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website www.bbnya.com or twitter @bbnya_official.

The sign-ups will are now open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so head over to the website to check it out!!

I’m excited to bring you more details about one of the books that made it all the way to last round. So let’s jump right in!


Book Details


  • Title: Sins of the Father
  • Author: Sharon Gairden
  • Publication date: November 27th, 2020
  • Genre: Crime
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

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BBNYA Finalist Spotlight: Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen

Hello, reader!

Today, I have another spotlight for one of the fantastic finalists of the Book Blogger Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA)! This spotlight is for a fantasy novel that promises adventure, romance, and mermaids: Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen! But, first, let me tell you more about BBNYA.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website www.bbnya.com or twitter @bbnya_official.

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!

I’m excited to bring you more details about one of the books that made it all the way to last round. So let’s jump right in!


Book Details


  • Title: Beneath Cruel Fathoms
  • Author: Anela Deen
  • Publication date: May 17th, 2019
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

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BBNYA Finalist Spotlight: Wilthaven by Oli Jacobs

Hello, reader!

Today, I have another spotlight for one of the fantastic finalists of the Book Blogger Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA)! This time, I’m featuring a horror novel that sounds truly creepy: Wilthaven by Oli Jacobs! But, first, let me tell you more about BBNYA.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website www.bbnya.com or twitter @bbnya_official.

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!

I’m excited to bring you more details about one of the books that made it all the way to last round. So let’s jump right in!


Book Details


  • Title: Wilthaven
  • Author: Oli Jacobs
  • Publication date: April 27th, 2020
  • Genre: Horror
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

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BBNYA Finalist Spotlight: The Nine by C.G. Harris

Hello, reader!

Welcome back to the blog. Today, I have a special blog tour stop for you. This tour is for The Nine by C.G. Harris, one of the finalists in last year’s Book Blogger Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA)!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website www.bbnya.com or twitter @bbnya_official.

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!

I’m excited to bring you more details about one of the books that made it all the way to last round. Let’s get into it, shall we?


Book Details


  • Title: The Nine
  • Author: C.G. Harris
  • Publication date: March 17th, 2019
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: Graphic violence, human trafficking, arson

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BBNYA Spotlight: A Facet for the Gem by C.L. Murray

Hello, reader!

It’s the last of the BBNYA spotlight tour. I’ve had a lot of fun helping to shine a light on all our fabulous semi-finalists. The book I’m highlighting today is a fantasy that sounds absolutely epic: A Facet for the Gem by C.L. Murray! But before we get into the post, let’s talk more about this spotlight tour and BBNYA in general.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ 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.


Book Details


  • Title: A Facet for the Gem
  • Author: C.L. Murray
  • Publication date: February 25th, 2016
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: Young Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

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BBNYA Spotlight: All or None by Aurora Lee Thornton

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It’s the second to last day of the BBNYA spotlights for this year’s semi-finalists! Participating as a panelist and following along with this tour has helped me discover so many incredible, indie authors. For today’s spotlight, I’ll be highlighting a book that sounds like it would be a right up my alley; a fantasy that promises magic and romance: All or None by Aurora Lee Thornton! But before we get into the post, let’s talk more about this spotlight tour and BBNYA in general.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ 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.


Book Details


  • Title: All or None
  • Author: Aurora Lee Thornton
  • Publication date: May 15th, 2020
  • Genre: Fantasy Romance
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

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