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Articles / March 16, 2020

A Curious Beginning RECOMMENDED: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn is $2.99! The latest book out now and it’s a good time to start this series. This is a historical mystery and Sarah really enjoyed it. Here’s what she said: I read A Curious Beginning with an I-cannot-put-this-down enthusiasm and devoured it very quickly. I relished both the characters and the mystery. The Veronica Speedwell series is excellent and intelligent fun, and while the second isn’t quite as satisfying as the first, I heartily recommend them both. In her thrilling new series, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries, returns once more to Victorian England…and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell. London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans,…

Cover Reveal! When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
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Articles / March 16, 2020

A few months back, I interviewed Alyssa Cole on the podcast in Episode 379. Dystopian Futures, Burnout, and More with Alyssa Cole. We talked at length about her upcoming thriller When No One Is Watching ( A | BN | K | AB ), which is coming out in September 2020: Alyssa: So a lot, a lot of the thriller, or a lot of the kind of terror of it in the thriller is based on those, like, moments of, like – Sarah: I don’t recognize anything! Alyssa: – I – seeing the things you thought you knew, the things that would always be there, like, erased – Sarah: Oh yeah. Alyssa: – without you even noticing?…. Alyssa: …The thriller is kind of like harnessing this kind of dread that fills you when you see something that’s supposed to be recognizable and it totally isn’t. I’m so excited, y’all. I have a cover reveal! You ready? First, savor the cover copy before you click the reveal because the fit is *chef’s kiss.” Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes…