12 Books Releasing in September

September has a lot of great new book releases from true crime to historical fiction, to apocalyptic novels. Here’s what is on my radar this month.

Take My Hand: A Look into Forced Sterilization of Poor and Marginalized Groups

“Take My Hand” is a historical fiction novel loosely based on the 1973 Relf v. Weinberger case where two sisters, ages twelve and fourteen, were sterilized without their consent in Montgomery, Alabama by a federally funded agency.

Small Changes

As you can see, I haven’t done a lot of blogging during the pandemic. Frankly, I was just not in the state of mind to write until now. I want to talk about making small changes. Today, I’m talking about my goal of losing ONE POUND A WEEK!

Book Review: Firekeeper’s Daughter

An incredible story about a young Ojibwe woman fighting to save her community from a strange strain of meth killing her family and friends.

Best Books of 2021: Black Girl, Call Home

Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans is one of the Best Books of 2021. Read the review to find out why.

The High-Rise Diver: A New Dystopian Novel

The High-Rise Diver is a new dystopian novel for lovers of 1984, Brave New World, The Handmaid’s Tale or Lord of the Flies.

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A Golden Fury

Thea Hope is tasked to create the philosopher’s stone to save the people she loves. Will she survive the Alchemist’s Curse of madness?

New Historical Fiction to Read Now: When We Were Young & Brave

Hazel Gaynor’s latest World War II historical fiction novel takes us to China and a school full of children facing internment by the Japanese.

Book Feature: Where Dreams Descend

Where Dreams Descend takes us on a magical journey filled with magicians locked in a competition trapped inside of a strange city that means to hold them captive.

Book Review: Lobizona

I just finished reading this incredible YA fantasy about brujas and lobizones (i.e. witches and werewolves), and it is something else. The last 10% of the book had me wrapped up thinking, NO FRIGGIN WAY!

Book Review: The Lost City

The Lost City is the first book in the latest Amanda Hocking series about a society of trolls. This book received a five star rating from PW.

New Release Tuesday: MAYHEM

For those who love The Lost Boys, you will love “Mayhem.” There are vampires on one side of the Boardwalk, and the Brayburns on the other side.

Darkhaven Saga Tour PLUS Giveaway

Check out this amazing new YA series about a witch turned vampire who fights rogue vampires and tries to protect the coven that ousted her. Also, enter the giveaway for a copy of the first book in the series.

Book Review: Dark Magic (Darkhaven Saga #2)

In Book 2 of the Darkhaven Saga, Ava Lopez struggles with letting her old coven behind. If she doesn’t let go soon, she may die by the hands of the one she loves the most…her mother.

Book Review: The Wish and the Peacock

This story will make anyone (including this city girl) appreciate the farm life and what Paige is doing to keep her family’s farm running. She really makes all of this look easy. From fixing motorcycles and riding tractors, laying down pipes to birthing a cow, this girl does it all. She’ll make you appreciate this life she’s so passionate about.

The Book Every Woman Needs to Own

We could call it a book review, or we could call it a bit of an explanation on why every woman needs to own this book. You need this because every single thing that is hurting you, she cracks open and explains it to you in a way that will help heal your soul.

Book Review: Dark Secret

A witch protecting her coven is brought back from the brink of death by a vampire, cursing her to a life of the undead. She has to leave everyone she loves to live among the vampires and track down the rogue vampires who struck down her coven. This is the first book in a series of five.

Book Review: The Sea of Lost Girls

Introducing “The Sea of Lost Girls.” A story set at a prestigious prep school in which one woman’s carefully hidden past might destroy her future.

Starting Over Again

Change begins when we decide we need to change ourselves. What happened to us does not define us. Who we choose to become as a result of everything that has ever happened to us, that’s up to us. We hold that power to become better than we were yesterday.

How to Read MORE Books

Are you someone who wants to read more books? Whether it’s just one book a month or 200 books a year, I am going to share today how I work towards my reading goals.

Book Review: The Last Passenger

For fans of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Monsieur Poirot, Charles Finch’s Lenox Mysteries are right up your alley.

REVIEW: How Quickly She Disappears

The Dry meets Silence of the Lambs in this intoxicating tale of literary suspense set in the relentless Alaskan landscape about madness and obsession, loneliness and grief, and the ferocious bonds of family …

Book Review: Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me

What if you (a writer) finally got everything you ever dreamed of? The 7-digit book deal, book tour, love, and fame. But what happens when your Cinderella peasant girl life meets your fairy tale princess? Which do you choose?

Book Review: Serpent & Dove

Serpent & Dove is an incredible new debut from author Shelby Mahurin. This YA tale about witches and the church will leave you wanting more in this new series.

We Need to Talk About ARCs

ARCs. We need to talk about ARCs. Advance Reader Copies. For all of the Bookstagrammers and Book Bloggers out there, please pay attention.

Six Ingredients PLUS Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Six Sisters’ Stuff has done it again. They’ve released a new cookbook that requires six ingredients or less. Many of the recipes are super easy and very delicious. I always…

Book Review: The Whisper Man

“The Whisper Man” will have you at the edge of your seat. It was so scary and creepy, it genuinely scared me. A must read for lovers of scary tales.

There’s a Book of the Month for YA Lovers, PLUS How to Become an Affiliate

For all of those who love books and subscription boxes, Book of the Month just recently launched a spin-off just for YA lovers called Book of the Month YA. I’ve…

Book Review: The Lady in the Coppergate Tower

Oh, boy! Do I have a treat for you today. In celebration of “The Lady in the Coppergate Tower” release, I am giving away an ARC (advance reader copy) of…