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Blog Posts from April 2024 (3)

Books Received, April 6 — April 12

13 Apr, 2024


Long Live Evil by Sarah Rees Brennan (July 2024)

Her fictional crush is the villain. And he’s about to meet his match… Rae is a bookworm who prefers fictional men over real life boyfriends. But her life takes a strange turn when she is trapped by magic inside her favourite fantasy series, and she finds herself pitted against her suddenly living and breathing crush, the Once and Forever Emperor’. In a palace on the brink of war, she has become the villainess in his tale, and she needs to take control of the narrative before it, and the Emperor, take control of her… fatally. This adult epic fantasy debut from Sarah Rees Brennan puts the reader in the villainess’s shoes, for an adventure that is both supremely satisfying’ (Leigh Bardugo) and brilliant’ (Holly Black): expect a cast of dilettante aristocrats, knights-in-armour, magic-wielding warriors, sarcastic servants and one particularly murderous, if annoyingly handsome, bodyguard. 

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April 2024 Patreon Boost!

1 Apr, 2024


A huge shout-out to my donors, subscribers and audience, without whose support I would not have been nominated for Best Fan Writer1.

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1: I promise the nomination high will wear off soon, probably right after I get chided for imprecise terminology vis-à-vis nominee” vs finalist”.

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