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“The Winter Riddle:” A Dark Farcical Yuletide Fantasy

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As winter time fast approaches, ’tis the perfect excuse season to bury yourself in blankets and curl up with a good book. Just in time for the holidays for fans of Sam Hooker’s first book, The Peril in the Old Country, or admirers of Terry Pratchett, The Winter Riddle (Black Spot Books) will captivate and delight. Set in the North Pole, Sam Hooker’s latest features an alliance between the Winter Witch and Santa. These characters are anything but how you expect them though. The Winter Witch Volgha would rather spend her time alone with her spells than get involved in any kingdom affairs. To her evil forces are just as bothersome as navigating social niceties. Santa too is not the jolly old man he is…

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March’s Author Crush: Neil Gaiman’s Twisted Storytelling is One of a Kind

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Usually, my author crushes tend to be romance writers. I can’t help it: I just love reading about love. But I recently got my hands on Norse Mythology (W.W. Norton, February 7, 2017), the latest novel by Neil Gaiman, and I’m already hooked. Full of Gaiman’s trademark wit and twisted storytelling, it’s reminding me again of why I’ve always been such a huge fan. So this month, instead of diving back into my regular romance rotation, Neil Gaiman is my official author crush for March. At this point, Gaiman is practically an institution. And for good reason. From writing Dr. Who episodes to crafting bestselling children’s books and graphic novels, he might be one of the most versatile writers around. But…

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These Top 10 February Books Will Fight that Winter Fatigue!

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We’ve finally reached the shortest month of the year – and possibly the most romantic one, with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching and the snow still steadily falling outside our windows. Still, despite the romance we might all be getting a little sick of winter at this point, which is why it’s also the perfect time to get over seasonal fatigue with a new book or two. Or 10. There are just too many awesome new releases to choose from this month. Here are our top 10 February books to take your mind off the never-ending ice and snow: February Books Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman (W. W. Norton & Company, February 7, 2017) Neil Gaiman + Norse Gods? Sign us up.…

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