Weekly Mash-Up #137

I started this week’s mash-up with lofty goals of talking about Halloween, social media, autumn preparations, but…

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The Week in Books

The Queen of the Cicadas by V. Castro — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 17/31)  In 1950’s Texas, a young female farmhand is brutally murdered.  Her death calls to an ancient goddess seeking vengeance.  In 2020, Belinda finds herself staying at the site of the crime which spawned the urban legend of La Reina de las Chicharras (the Queen of the Cicadas).  She will soon find out that the legend is all too real…    I really, truly like this book!  It has the perfect storyline for a Halloween read (an urban legend that may be real) and Ms. Castro does an excellent job at setting the mood and bringing the characters to life.  What kept it from being a full five stars for me was a bit of a downturn at one point (just my opinion, of course) which broke up the story and the momentum a bit.  But overall, highly recommend.

Mango, Mambo, and Murder by Raquel Reyes — 3.5 out of 5 stars

A new series in the cozy mystery genre, this one features Miriam Quinones-Smith, a food anthropologist-turned-television cooking show host.  As with many first books in a series, this one focuses more on character development with the mysterious deaths being more of a secondary plot line (not that it’s a bad thing).  This checks off most of the standard cooking cozy checklist, including the ride or die best friend, supportive husband, meddling in-laws, and seemingly tough-as-nails detective (and don’t forget the delicious recipes!).  While I enjoyed this book overall, I had issues with the “caper climax.”  I felt that after 300+ pages, the criminal conclusion scene was a bit of a let-down for me as it felt abrupt and almost like an afterthought.  I couldn’t help thinking “That’s it??”  Even with this personal  disappointment, I would still recommend giving this new series a try and I am looking forward to checking out the next one.

Gone at Midnight by Jake Anderson — 3 out of 5 stars

(H 18/31)  This nonfiction selection made me think it would be looking into the strange circumstances behind the death of Elisa Lam at the notorious Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles back in 2013.  Her death became a media sensation:  after her body was found in one of the hotel’s water tanks, a mysterious surveillance video was posted online seemingly showing Lam trying to escape something unknown, prompting speculations ranging from hotel insiders to the paranormal being involved in her death.  While Anderson does address Lam’s disappearance and the still-unresolved mystery, he takes the bulk of the book to examine his own mental health issues.  He even goes as far as to compare his issues with hers, saying that “it could have been” him.  While I appreciate the author’s health struggles, I found it in poor taste to exploit a young woman’s death as a sounding board for his personal issues.  However, I gave this three stars for the content involving Elisa Lam as it was well written  and well researched.

Trick or Deadly Treat by Livia Washburn — 2 out of 5 stars

(H 19/31)  I enjoy cozy mysteries.  There, I said it.  They’re predictable, quick little stories with the same basic story lines and the same characters that offer a relaxing respite between darker or more difficult books (kind of like a literary palate cleanser).  With that being said, it takes a lot for a cozy to annoy me, but this one was able to achieve that with flying colors.  It was a little bit of everything that  got my eyes rolling, from the stilted conversations to the weird dog “adoption” at the beginning.  Plus, the fact that this was advertised as a Halloween themed story and the holiday was mentioned once really peeved me.  In summary, I don’t think I’ll be reading any more of this series anytime soon.

Novellas, Short Stories, and Anthologies

Find Us and Other Stories by Elford Alley — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 20/31)  A strong four stars to this collection of shorts from a new-to-me author.  Sometimes the scariest stories are those where the ending is unknown or ambiguous.  When an author can do this successfully not just once, but for every short story in a collection, well, he has found himself a new fan in me!  These tales range from ghostly encounters to cryogenics (if you’ve ever thought that freezing yourself after your death might be a good idea, after this story you might have second thoughts!), and with only one exception all were four and five star reads.  Highly recommend for Halloween reading!

Stay safe and Happy Reading!

Weekly Mash-Up #136 The 31 Books of Halloween Continues!

I thought I’d use this week to share my progress on my annual 31 Books of Halloween personal challenge.

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As of October 5, I have officially hit the halfway mark, with 16 titles under my belt.  There have been some great ones, as well as some ho-hum ones, and I can’t wait to get to the next 15 titles I have lined up!  Plus, I think I’ve found a great nonfiction to share not only here but at MrPinkInk…watch for it around October 29/30!

The Week in Books

The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 12)  A young boy goes missing from the small town of Deer Valley, bringing back horrific memories of another boy found brutally murdered years ago.  Will this latest disappearance end the same…or with something even worse?   I’ll admit I thought the first bit of this novel felt a bit slow for me, but once it got going…wow!  I went into this one blind and I’m glad I did as the twist is perfectly evil!  I’ll be putting more of Ahlborn’s works on my to-read list, that’s for sure!

The Shadow People by Graham Masterton — 3.75/4 out of 5 stars

(H 13)  Supernatural Squad Detectives Jamila Patel and Jerry Pardoe are back, this time investigating a series of bizarre deaths linked to a cannibalistic cult.  Part gruesome horror, part thriller/mystery, with a dash of history and a large splash of the supernatural and ancient gods, this will keep you turning the pages while wishing you could erase some of the cannibals’ graphic ritual imagery from your mind.  This book is not for everyone!  But if you’re a fan of graphic horror with a supernatural twist, be sure to check this one out at its release in December 2021!

Novellas, Short Stories, and Anthologies

Death Watch by Lisa Shea — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 14)  This fifteen page short takes us into the mind of a mentally ill killer and his last hours on Death Row.  Not scary per se, but a bit uncomfortable and creepy.  Very good writing has me looking into more of Shea’s work.

Badwater: A Horror Story by Travis Liebert — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 15)  With vibes of mythology and local folklore, this is a tale of a creature/being that lives in the local waters and the townspeople who keep it in check.  Another well-written short that drew me in immediately and kept me wondering until the end.

Stone Hill: Book of Crane by Dean Rasmussen — 3.5 out of 5 stars

(H 16)  An underground crypt located beneath a church, a not-so pious pastor, and a tentacled creature should have been a home run Halloween story.  Overall I thought it was good, but I really think this would have been a better story if it had been fleshed out a bit more as 25 pages just wasn’t enough to create a truly creepy atmosphere.

Stay safe and Happy Reading!

Weekly Mash-Up #135

Is everyone ready for the spooky season that’s just around the corner?

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I know I am!  The leaves are turning colors, the weather is rainy and cool, and I have my stockpile of favorite horror movies and books ready to go!  Added bonus:  with the arrival of our new internet satellite last week, I’m finally able to check out all these streaming channels I’ve been hearing about, especially the ones featuring the scary and the paranormal.  Time to pop some popcorn and settle in!

The Week in Books

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins — 3.5/4 out of 5 stars

Lydia has a good life in Acapulco, until a local cartel guns down her family, forcing her and her young son to flee for their lives.  Their goal:  to reach the US/Mexico border and start a new life in the United States.  The author tells a heartbreaking, thought-provoking story that attempts to shed light on the current plight of immigrants fleeing to the border in search of a better, safer life.  While well-written, at times I did feel like I was reading the script for a Lifetime or Hallmark movie.   Recommend, especially as a stepping stone for learning more about the current immigration crisis.

Novellas, Short Stories, and Anthologies

The Festering Ones by S. H. Cooper — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 10/31)  As a child, Faith watched her father get dragged underground by strange spider-legged women.  As an adult, she sets out to find answers and revenge against these strange creatures.    A truly creepy, fast-paced read that delivers quite a punch in only 130 pages.  And while not a cliffhanger, there is a set-up for another installment…looking forward to that!

Of Witches… by Steve Stred — 3.5/4 out of 5 stars

(H 11/31)  Another Steve Stred you may ask?  Yeah, I had forgotten how many freebies I picked up last year when he was doing a weekend kindle giveaway, ha!  These six short stories feature witches (of course!) and lean heavily on family themes.  There’s the water witch who returns for her son; the grandmother who reaches beyond the grave to teach her selfish grandson a lesson; three sisters accused by a local village of witchcraft; and others along these lines.  Overall, a solid collection that offers a good variety.

Stay safe and Happy Reading!

Weekly Mash-Up #134

Happy First Day of Autumn!

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Yes, my favorite time of year is here!  Time to make some spiced cider, pull out the fuzzy socks and cozy sweaters, and take time to curl up with a good book!

The Week in Books

The Cipher by Kathe Koja — 3 out of 5 stars 

(H 7/31)  One of my September TBR selections.   Part-time lovers and full-time nonbelievers in personal hygiene Nicholas and Nakota find a strange hole in the supply room of their apartment building.  This mysterious otherworldly black hole eventually leads them down a road of obsession and violence.        First off, this is written in stream of consciousness style, one that I personally am not a big fan of.  There were some good parts, but mainly I found this just, well, boring.  Maybe if I had read it when it first came out in 1991 it would have wowed me, or maybe if I had dropped some acid while reading it I would have been blown away, but this one just didn’t stand out for me.

Under the Table by Vern Smith — 3 out of 5 stars

Touted as a “snappy heist novel,” this nostalgia-filled story left me with mixed feelings.  I enjoyed the ’80’s references, and a couple of the characters were a hoot, but the overall story just felt muddled and incomplete.

Novellas, Short Stories, and Anthologies

Scratches by Joshua Marsella — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 8/31)  Conner and his mother Janet move back to Janet’s childhood home, a place of real life nightmares for her.  Then Conner starts to see a dark figure in the basement…what evil still lurks in there?     A blend of the real horrors of childhood trauma and the Vietnam War  mixed with the supernatural,  Scratches delivers a fast-paced, chilling story that will make you think twice about those strange noises you may hear at night.

Wagon Buddy by Steve Stred — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 9/31)  What could be more benign than a child’s imaginary friend?  How about one that actually takes care of the bullies and bad people in the child’s life, then follows him into adulthood to help out as well!  That’s the premise of Wagon Buddy, a novella I would term as “horror lite.”  I can totally see this being made into a movie for the scy fy channel.  This is only the second story by Stred that I’ve read, and I have to say I am quickly becoming addicted to his work!

Stay safe and Happy Reading!

Weekly Mash-Up #133

Only six days until autumn begins!  With a big storm heading our way in the next 48 hours or so, I’ve been harvesting the last of my tomatoes, green beans, and summer squash from my little garden (planning on making a tasty veggie side dish with them this weekend).  I’m a person who thrives on cooler, wetter weather, so I’m looking forward to pulling out my cozy sweaters, making batches of hot apple cider and mugs of hot cocoa…and curling up with a good book (of course!).

The Week in Books

Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 3/31)  Written like a true crime story, this novel has young Richard Chizmar returning to his hometown after college graduation to find the citizens fearing for their safety after a string of murders.  Who is this killer, nicknamed The Boogeyman, and will he ever be caught?   As a fan of true crime narratives, I really enjoyed Chizmar’s take.  His descriptions of his small town were on point, and made me feel like I was back there with him.  Make sure to read the Author’s Note at the end regarding the photographs!  Highly recommend.

The Origins of Iris by Beth Lewis — 4 out of 5 stars

Iris has run away from her abusive marriage to her wife, Claude, and escapes to a remote mountain cabin.  While there, she confronts the demons of her past and tries to figure out who she really is.  I can’t really say much more without revealing major plot points but I will say this:  Beth Lewis has crafted a beautifully written story that sheds light on the overlooked reality of spousal abuse in same-sex marriages.  Chapters alternate between Iris’ past and the present, and has one of the most unique self-discovery storylines that I’ve read in some time.  Highly recommend.

Darkness on the Edge of Town by Brian Keene — 3.5/4 out of 5 stars

(H 4/31)  The residents of Walden, Virginia wake up one morning to darkness enveloping their town.  They will soon find out about the evil lurking within.    This story reminded me of tales like Under the Dome and The Fog.  I agree with a fellow reviewer who labeled it “breezy horror,” as it’s a quick read with enough gory and scary moments to satisfy horror fans.  If you’re looking for some “lighter” horror, this is a great place to start.

Novellas, Short Stories, and Anthologies

The Girl Who Hid in the Trees by Steve Stred — 4 out of 5 stars

(H 5/31)  A truly creepy short story involving an ancient curse, a scary forest, and an urban legend that just may be true (and leave it to a group of kids to try to debunk it…that will end well, won’t it?!).  Perfect Halloween reading!

C.V. Hunt’s Horrorama — 3.5 out of 5 stars

(H 6/31)  Three novelettes with varying degrees of success.  Stor-All Self-Storage was by far my favorite, with MC Richard finding out the hard way what really goes on after dark in the storage units.  The Vessel wasn’t bad, but I really didn’t like the ending.  And as for Primitive…this one annoyed me on so many levels that I think I would wind up writing an entire essay so I’ll just say it wasn’t my favorite and leave it at that.

Stay safe and Happy Reading!

Weekly Mash-Up #132

It’s Back to School time in my corner of the world and the past few days have been spent setting up the study area for my son and his first couple of days of 12th grade!  Thankfully his small school district is still offering online learning in the wake of the explosion of new Covid cases.  He really enjoyed the online learning last year so he’s looking forward to his classes this year.  Added bonus:  we should have better internet by the end of the month, which will cut down on the frustrations and headaches our current internet has been causing.

Returning to a more scheduled day has definitely helped me catch up on some reading!  I’m still a bit behind on my NetGalley titles, but I have started on my 31 Books of Halloween (look for the  H x/31 under the titles to keep track of my progress!).

The Week in Books

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill — 4/4.5 out of 5 stars

One of my September TBR selections.   In a not-so distant future, the human race is extinct and robots rule the world.  Brittle wanders the wastelands called the Sea of Rust as a scavenger trying to survive.    I honestly could not put this book down!  Cargill does an excellent job creating mechanical characters that I couldn’t help but love (or hate!).  From the bleak landscape to the fast-paced action sequences, the storytelling is descriptive and well-written.  I’m still not sure how I feel about the ending, but this is one that I highly recommend!

Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge — 4 out of 5 stars

Andrew was raised by his grandmother until the age of four, when his long-lost mother, plagued by mental illness and substance abuse issues, returned to reclaim him.  Over the next two years, they live in poverty and uncertainty, until Andrew is taken into foster care after his mother’s public breakdown.  The bulk of this memoir is about Andrew’s experiences living with the Leonards, a foster family who weren’t exactly the Brady Bunch.  As an adult, he went on to study law and later became an advocate for foster children.  His story is a mix of heartbreak and triumph, and should serve as a wake-up call to the horrors and injustices in the foster care system.  Highly recommend.

Five Tales of Horror and Suspense by C. D. Wilsher — 3.5 out of 5 stars

(H 1/31)  There are no surprises with these five shorts.  I swear I’ve read several  variations of each one in other anthologies over the years.  However, Wilsher’s writing does draw you in and the stories are fast-paced.  I just wish there were a few more twists and surprises.  Not a bad choice for a quick afternoon read.

Alfie and the Dead Girls by Jamie Stewart — 2.5/3 out of 5 stars

(H 2/31)  This is one of those short stories that would have been much better fleshed out as a novella.  The horror of adults preying on children on the internet is truly nightmarish for all parents, but this story just didn’t quite build up that sense of fear that it should have.  And don’t get me started on the unsatisfying ending!  Not badly written, just could have used a bit more to create a scarier atmosphere.

The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi — 2.5/3 out of 5 stars

It’s always a bummer when I read a dud from a favorite auto-buy author.  I’ve loved Bacigalupi’s dystopian fantasy novels, but this YA techno-thriller/social commentary was a huge disappointment.  By the mid-point I was really wishing the focus would turn from the self-absorbed and incredibly bland MC Alix to any of the side characters (Tank and Kook especially).  While the message the novel tries to deliver may be warranted, it came off as preachy and the story lacked any real emotion or urgency.  The ending was good though, bumping this up to three stars.

Stay safe and Happy Reading!

September — Sci Fi and Scary/The 31 Books of Halloween

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again!  Two of my favorite genres, science fiction and horror, will be the featured themes for not one, but two months!

I’m starting out September with Sea of Rust, the story of a dystopian future where humans have been exterminated by robots, and now the robots are at war with each other.  I started reading this morning and I am hooked!

Two novels offer a perfect blend of sci fi and scary.  In Dead Space, Hester is a low-level security guard working for a company in the asteroid belt.  When she hears of a friend’s murder at an asteroid mine, she begins the search for answers and discovers some powerful secrets.  A strange dark hole appears in a closet in The Cipher, and our two protagonists decide it would be a great idea to enter and explore.  Yeah, I’m sure that will end well!

And as for The 31 Books of Halloween?  I have quite a variety of short stories, novellas, and novels to choose from, ranging from creature features to splatterpunk, psychological horror to vampire lit…and yes, I do have some Halloween-themed cozy mysteries lined up as well.  Watch for my countdown in my weekly updates!

Looking for more reading suggestions?  Check out these

Goodreads Group Reads

Two of my groups are going for an emotional punch this month.  Laurel Hightower’s novella, Crossroads, asks the question “How far would you go to see a deceased loved one again?”  It’s as heart-wrenching as it is horrific and I highly recommend it.  I haven’t read Betty yet but I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews (with the warning of making sure you have plenty of tissues on hand).   I consider The Remains of the Day to be a quiet, contemplative classic, perfect for a rainy evening by the fire with a pot of tea nearby.

Since I finished only one book this past week, I will be postponing the next Weekly Mash-Up until September 8.

Until next time,  stay safe and Happy Reading!

Nonfiction —What’s Cooking #3 Cooking With the Stars

It’s been a while since I posted some cookbook reviews so I thought I’d share some recent favorites that I’ve been putting to use quite a bit these past few months!

Trejo’s Tacos:  Recipes and Stories From L.A. by Danny Trejo and Hugh Garvey

Published April 2020 by Clarkson Potter

Danny Trejo is best known for his acting, having appeared in over 300 movies to date as well as several television shows.  He’s been a boxer and a bodybuilder, as well as a felon doing hard time in two of the nation’s toughest prisons.  But did you know he also owns eight restaurants in the Los Angeles area, including a Donut and Coffee shop?

I used to rob restaurants.  Today I own eight of them.”

His first restaurant, Trejo’s Tacos, was created with the memories of his beloved mother’s cooking in mind:  simple dishes with a ton of flavor.  And after trying several of the recipes in this cookbook I can tell you that yes, you can make delicious food with a handful of simple, easy to find ingredients.  I mention easy to find for a reason as so many “celebrity” cookbooks have great sounding recipes but a list of ingredients that are impossible to source.  I was able to find every single ingredient at my local grocery stores, which earns this book a bonus star from me!

As for the recipes, where to begin?  Maybe some Carnitas (slow-cooked seasoned pork) Tacos with a side of Street Corn on the Cob (fresh grilled corn  slathered with a mix of Cotija cheese, chipotle crema, seasonings, and fresh cilantro, a side dish that has me completely hooked!).  Another personal favorite, Citrus, Herb, and Garlic Shrimp makes a fantastic topping for tostadas or rice.  Barbacoa Brisket (braised beef brisket) is well worth the extra time and effort to create fork-tender meat perfect for enchiladas, tacos, and other creations.  And don’t forget dessert!  Danny shares his master donut recipe from his newest eatery, complete with variations like Margarita Donuts and The Abuelita (a classic donut topped with dark chocolate glaze and chocolate crumb topping).

I’ve only had this cookbook for four short months but it’s already one of my top five most-used in my collection.  Highly recommend checking it out.

5 out of 5 stars



Michael Symon’s Playing With Fire by Michael Symon

Published April 2018 by Clarkson Potter

I love watching all the various cooking shows and cooking competitions out there, and Michael Symon has been one of my favorite celebrity chefs for years.  The combination of his easy-going demeanor and story-telling skills make him a natural teacher when it comes to cooking.

I first heard of Playing With Fire when he promoted it on The Chew (man, I miss that show!).  He had tied it in with the opening of his new barbecue restaurant called Mabel’s BBQ in Cleveland.  I was intrigued, so when we finally bought an outdoor grill a few months ago this cookbook was at the top of my list of “must have” grilling/barbecuing books.

Symon offers more than just a collection of delicious recipes.  There is a section devoted to the different types of smokers and grills with their pros and cons.  Scattered throughout the book are profiles of BBQ pitmasters from around the central and southern regions of the United States.  But of course, the main attraction is the food.  This is a very meat-centric book, with the focus on pork and beef (strangely enough, I didn’t think the chicken and seafood dishes sounded nearly as good as the other meat dishes).  Side dish offerings include a variety of cold salads and slaws as well as warm sides like Smoky Butternut Squash (which I can’t wait to try this autumn when the squash starts ripening) and Spicy Potato Gratin (one of my husband’s new favorites).  For me, the best part is the chapter focusing on sauces and rubs.  I love a good BBQ sauce and Symon offers his takes on various regional standards like the mustard-based Carolina Sauce to the sweeter Kansas City style.  And the Standard Dry Rub with its variations has become a seasoning staple in this household!

If you have some skills with outdoor grilling and want to expand your menu for your next cookout, you can’t go wrong with Playing With Fire.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Until next time, stay safe and Happy Reading!

Weekly Mash-Up #131

Have I mentioned there’s a new mascot for All Dragons Read in the house?  I won’t say much more at the moment but hopefully he’ll be up for his debut photo shoot soon!  Until then, here’s what I’ve been reading this past week…

The Week in Books

Faithless by Hunter Shea — 4.5/5 out of 5 stars

4.5 stars, rounding up for Goodreads and NetGalley.    Father Raul Figeuroa loses his family in a horrific act of violence.  His faith is shattered so he retreats to his aunt’s abandoned house, hoping to fade away in a sea of alcohol and drugs.  Then strange things start to happen…

I can’t say much more about the plot without giving away some big spoilers so I’ll just say this:  Faithless is one helluva ride!   I was hooked from the beginning, constantly wondering what would be waiting around the next corner.  With memorable characters and some truly spooky moments, this has quickly become my favorite Hunter Shea novel to date.  Be sure to mark your calendars for its upcoming release date of October 19, 2021 (just in time for Halloween!).  Thanks to Flame Tree Press and NetGalley for the early ecopy.

Bone Black by Carol Rose Golden Eagle — 4 out of 5 stars

Wren’s twin sister goes missing after the pair visit a local bar.  After the local law enforcement dismisses the case, Wren begins a descent into a dark place within her and begins to seek revenge not only for her sister but for others who had justice fail them.   While initially this story begins as a sort of cautionary tale exploring the plight of indigenous women (the large number who go missing each year and the lack of police involvement in trying to find them), it quickly turns dark and disturbing.  While I felt the pacing seemed a bit off at times, I found myself totally absorbed in Wren’s story.  Perhaps not for everyone, but one I would definitely recommend.

The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay — 3.5 out of 5 stars

My August TBR selection.  A strange pandemic is sweeping through Australia.  The main symptom?  People can now hear the thoughts of all animals.  Jean, an alcoholic grandmother who works as a guide at a local wildlife park, sets out across this strange new land in search of her granddaughter and son, taking with her a dingo named Sue.    I found the overall story to be quite good and strangely prophetic (as in the human reactions, not the whole hearing animals speak thing).  While I thought it started out pretty strong, I found my interest waning in the last quarter or so, and I didn’t find the ending very satisfying.  But if you’re looking for something different in the dystopian future genre you still might want to give this a try.

Stay safe and Happy Reading!

NightWorms August Theme — Small Town Scares

Two more great titles featured in this month’s NightWorms package!

Richard Chizmar’s newest release, Chasing the Boogeyman, is fiction presented in true crime format, complete with “actual photos”!   Our MC, Richard Chizmar as a young college graduate, returns to his small hometown shortly after the bodies of several young women have been found.  He “recounts” the terror and panic that enveloped the small town as he looks for answers as to who…or what…is involved.

Come With Me by Ronald Malfi sounds like it may head more towards psychological horror territory.  Aaron has lost his wife.  Haunted by grief (and perhaps her ghost??) he discovers clues to her secret life and sets out to learn more, leading him to some dark realities about the woman he loved.

Also included:  some delicious Mojito Mint green tea (which I’m sipping on as I write this!)…yum!

September is just around the corner and I’m already anticipating the next package as, if memory serves, one of the featured authors will my one of my fan grrrl favs, Stephen Graham Jones!!  Stay tuned!

Until next time, stay safe and Happy Reading!