Feed My Reader #23

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Happy Friday again everyone and welcome to another edition of Feed My Reader. Paul here today and I’m anxious to share with a few of the books I’ve added to my reader this week from various sources (Amazon, authors, etc.). This is a great idea hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer. Feel free to click on the titles or cover images of any of the books to head over to Amazon for purchase. Okay, on to this week’s menu.

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First up on the menu is a book I won from the author, First Frost by Liz DeJesus. I am very pleased to have won this children’s book. I have been keeping my eye on via Twitter for a while. On a side note to all authors out there. Remember readers, on average, have to see your book 2-3 times before purchasing. This is a perfect example of this. I had been seeing it and thinking about it, I just hadn’t pulled the trigger yet, but I have no doubt that I would have, had I not won it. Okay, here’s the blurb:

 For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”  Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.
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Next up is The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt: Book I of Hartlandia (The Hartlandia Trilogy) by Ilana Waters:

Ten-year-old Stanley Delacourt loves his quiet life in the peaceful village of Meadowwood. At least, he does until his best friend is killed. Then the town library—where Stanley lives and works—is burned to the ground. The individuals responsible for both tragedies are a nasty group of soldiers. They work for the kingdom’s new leader, Christopher Siren. With the grown-ups too fearful to take action, Stanley vows to confront Siren. He plans to get answers and demand justice. Little does he know that his journey will involve sword-wielding knights, kidnapper fairies, and dark magic.  

 photo TheDesertSheikh_zps4d941c2c.jpgAnother main course is one that is a bit different than I usually read (at least here on the blog). It is a romance book, but set in the Middle East and so well written that I wanted to share it with you. The Desert Sheikh by Katheryn Lane:

Sheikh Akbar needs a hostage.

Sarah Greenwich needs to escape.

But sometimes what you need is not what you want. 

 photo DryadQuartet_zps0f2d3072.jpgThe final item on the menu is The Dryad Quartet by Katie Jennings. I am excited to read this book. I saw a post on Blue Harvest Creative promoting a bit of a facelift and became really intrigued. Then a promotion came along for the paperback and I jumped on it. Here’s the blurb:

The Dryad Quartet is a contemporary fantasy series revolving around the fictional land of Euphora, where beings inspired by Greek mythology exist to preserve the balance of nature and human life, and to protect the living from the evil residing in the Underworld.

Well, that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the menu and I hope these books keep my reader happy (he’s a hungry little devil!).  Make sure to stop by the Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy Book Blast and Giveaway (ends 4/19), Hunted Book Blast (ends 4/25), the Hades and the Helm of Darkness Book Blast (ends 4/25), the Blue Hearts of Mars Tour Excerpt and Giveaway (ends 4/19), and finally Pheme the Gossip Book Blast (ends 4/21). Don’t forget to leave me a comment.

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Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. I often find stories about magical and rare artifacts quite intriguing. The idea that something old can possibly magical could be an argument for never throwing anything away.

  2. Hi Cynthia,
    Thanks for the comment. It is really an interesting concept. I would love for something in my basement to reveal itself as magical, lol. Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing.


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