YA, Witches, & More
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Articles / April 13, 2020

Serpent & Dove PODCAST RECOMMENDED: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin is $3.99! This was recently recommended on our podcast episode with Sarah J. Mass and it definitely seems of interest to romance readers. It’s a YA fantasy with a marriage of convenience between a secret witch and a witch hunter. For her sixteenth birthday, Louise le Blanc’s mother gave her three things: a sacrificial altar, a ritual knife, and a wicked scar. Lou’s death would have ended the ancient war between the Church and witches, but Lou refuses to become a martyr. Forsaking her coven, she escapes to the gloomy city of Cesarine and hides her magic as a thief in the criminal underworld. But life in Cesarine has its own dangers. Huntsmen roam the city revered as holy men. Witches burn without trial. And the Archbishop, the Church’s austere patriarch, revels in violence. As a huntsman, Reid Diggory lives by one verse: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.  He’s devoted his entire life to eradicating the occult and making his surrogate father, the Archbishop, proud. Finally given the chance to capture a witch of his own, Reid is devastated when a foul-mouthed thief thwarts him—and doubly devastated…

Cover Snark: Nips Out for Jesus
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Articles / April 13, 2020

I feel like I should apologize for Cover Snark being so nip-heavy, but truly, the Snark giveth. Sarah: It’s like the dude from twilight and Richard Moll had a baby, and it’s the dude, not the infant. Lara: If there were ever a case for “copy and paste is a mistake”, this cover would be it. Maya: Is there a pair of feet sprouting from the bassinet???? Amanda: The bassinet is giving me Baby Yoda vibes. Sarah: Wait, does it walk? I can think of some babies who would have slept VERY Well with a walking bassinet making loops around the bedroom like a sleepy roomba. Amanda: Well…the Baby Yoda bassinet hovers. Sneezy: I was about to say the same, Maya!!!! What IS that?! EllenM: Not the most wtf thing about the cover but I can’t get over all the LOOOOOPS in that author name font. Susan: I’m so glad this is in here, because I saw it on Netgalley and was immediately like ?????? WHY ARE THERE TINY FEET Susan: It took me so long to realise that there was a leaf in front of the guy’s head and he didn’t have huge elf ears. Catherine: Once you see…