Good afternoon shelf-buddies! I bring to you today a veritable picnic basket overflowing with tempting and exciting reading-related delicacies! Hopefully by the end of this post you will find yourself filled to elegant sufficiency, slightly drowsy from the richness of your bookish repast and with any luck, not covered with crumbs or being stalked by the inevitable trail of ravenous ants.
First up, REMINDERS:
Kid Lit Blog Hop #22
In case you missed my last post (and related fancy hat), I am currently tickled pink to be co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop, home of all things child and literacy related. Click the button to join in the fun!
Fiction in 50 Challenge: August
It’s on again! For those who love to write but can never get past the first few sentences of your epic novel, this is the challenge for you! Create a piece of fiction in 50 words or less, and post it on your page in the last week of August.
This month’s prompt is: FAMOUS LAST WORDS
Click on the button for more info, and for upcoming prompts!
Second up, a TEASER!
I’m a little ashamed to admit that we shelf-dwellers have all been having a little trouble with reigning in overblown egos in the last week or two. The reason behind our sudden inflatedness of head is that we were recently approved to review our first ever ARC – for SKULK, by Rosie Best and published by Strange Chemistry!
Check out that cover – doesn’t it just suck you in? Skulk introduces us to Meg, an ordinary young lass who witnesses the death of a fox…who shapeshifts into a man. Meg then discovers that she has inherited this power….and things go downhill for her from there! Skulk is a great example of young adult urban fantasy, but I won’t say too much here because…..
…..In preparation for Skulk’s release on the 1st (US/Canada/ebook) and the 3rd (UK) of September, I will be reviewing Skulk next week and then on the 2nd of September, the shelf will be honoured with a post from the author herself – Rosie Best!!
And finally, a bit of RETAIL THERAPY!
In order that you are fully prepared when you rush out and order your copy of Skulk, I also have a little bit of foxy goodness from my crafty mate WinterOwls.
This darling little fox friend is available at her etsy shop here:
It would make a great cuddle buddy to accompany the scarier bits of Skulk!
So there you have it – plenty to ponder over a lazy weekend.
Until next time,