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- It's been a while since I've felt like posting anything bookish here. A rough start to the year for so many people, let alone for our wildlife and the environment. But one thing has kept me afloat through all that plus family & personal stuff & losing our beloved dog - reading, of course ❤ - Stork was a mystery KK from our YA'll for Brunch - I'd never heard of it nor its author, Wendy Delsol. But it's set in a little town in rural Minnesota, many of whose residents have Icelandic heritage. I love an unusual setting! Katla Lablanc returns from LA with her mother to live near her ailing grandad... and discovers there's a lot more to her family than the tiny country store he runs. Apparently she's part of an ancient Icelandic Stork Society charged with mystical powers - and she soon has a lot more on her hands than choosing what outlandish outfit she's shocking the locals with today 😱 - There's a wonderful mix of myth and modern humour, while Kat reminded me very much of Buffy (without the martial-arts prowess, alas) with her sardonic Californian wit but kindness and empathy for others. It moves fast and easily with a great range of characters who aren't always the good or bad types you may think - and a few goddesses even make a showing. - Fabulous mix of contemporary and myth & legend - I devoured this and the sequels Frost & Flock in no time. Perfect distractions, thank you so much @littleelfman for your generous triple KK 😁 PS @best_dressed_bookworm you will love these, I reckon!
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It’s been a slow year on the blogging front, but I’m happy to say I’m doing a lot more work on my manuscripts instead, so that evens things out in my opinion. While I don’t have any solid news about the … Continue reading
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I’ve reduced the Kindle version of Facing Up to US$0.99c in the two weeks leading up to Christmas, just because! It’s interesting to play around with these things on the Kindle Direct website. I hadn’t realised that I can reduce … Continue reading