Review of The Witches of Willow Cove by Josh Roberts (ebook)



The Witches of Willow Cove by Josh Roberts

It’s not easy being a teenage witch. Seventh grader Abby Shepherd is just getting the hang of it when weird stuff starts happening all around her hometown of Willow Cove. Green slime bubbling to life in science class. Giant snakes slithering around the middle school gym. Her best friend suddenly keeping secrets and telling lies.

Things only begin to make sense when a stranger named Miss Winters reveals that Abby isn’t the only young witch in town—and that Willow Cove is home to a secret past that connects them all. Miss Winters, herself a witch, even offers to teach Abby and the others everything she knows about witchcraft.

But as Abby learns more about Miss Winters’ past, she begins to suspect her new mentor is keeping secrets of her own. Can Abby trust her, or does Miss Winters have something wicked planned for the young witches of Willow Cove?

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Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney (promo post)



Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Davis Pinkney illustrated by Brian Pinkney

From bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, comes an innovative, beautifully illustrated novel that delivers a front-row seat to the dramatic events that led to African Americans earning the right to vote.

“Right here, I’m sharing the honest-to-goodness.” -Loretta

“I’m gon’ reach back, and tell how it all went. I’m gon’ speak on it. My way.” -Roly

“I got more nerve than a bad tooth. But there’s nothing bad about being bold.” -Aggie B.

Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B., members of the Little family, each present the vivid story of their young lives, spanning three generations. Their separate stories – beginning in a cotton field in 1927 and ending at the presidential election of 1968 — come together to create one unforgettable journey.

Through an evocative mix of fictional first-person narratives, spoken-word poems, folk myths, gospel rhythms and blues influences, Loretta Little Looks Back weaves an immersive tapestry that illuminates the dignity of sharecroppers in the rural South. Inspired by storytelling’s oral tradition, stirring vignettes are presented in a series of theatrical monologues that paint a gripping, multidimensional portrait of America’s struggle for civil rights as seen through the eyes of the children who lived it. The novel’s unique format invites us to walk in their shoes. Each encounters an unexpected mystical gift, passed down from one family member to the next, that ignites their experience what it means to reach for freedom.

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TBR and Beyond’s October Challenge “All Hallow’s Eve”


I love October and the events never disappoint me.  TBR and Beyond is doing a team challenge for October.  I’m hoping to read some mystery/thrillers.  Maybe horror, too? 



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Promo for The Beast of Bites by Coyote Peterson



The Beast of Bites by Coyote Peterson


Our vision is to revolutionize how people learn about and interact with the natural world, while inspiring the conservation of our planet for current and future generations, by becoming the epicenter of animal and adventure-based entertainment. To that end, we will use innovative technology to create family-friendly products and attractions to maximize our audiences’ appreciation of nature. Now more than ever it is important to shine light on some of the most amazing and at-risk species on the planet and how we can all be better advocates of our environment and its inhabitants.


We want to teach our audience stewardship for the natural world by sharing our love and passion for wildlife and everything that is the great outdoors. However, doing so will often require our team to explore delicate environments and encounter species living a fragile existence. To achieve this goal, while ensuring the least disturbance, we are dedicated to:

  • Safety for ourselves and our animal co-stars as a top priority at all times.
  • Putting as little stress as possible on any animal filmed, and never doing any harm.
  • Leaving no trace in the environments which we visit.
  • Respect the peoples and cultures around the globe that welcome us into their homes to learn and be inspired.
  • Being an agent of positivity and awareness for all of nature and fellow human beings.
  • Presenting content that is scientifically sound and driven by our passion to educate.
  • Leaving a small impact with our footprints but a lasting impression with our creativity.

When mistakes are made, we will correct them to our utmost ability as respect and care for the natural world remains a top priority.

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Blog Tour for Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron (promo/blitz)


Maya and the Rising Dark banner


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour/blitz for Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.


Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Publishing Date: September 22, 2020

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Blog Tour for The Wild Path by Sarah R. Baughman (promo and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Wild Path by Sarah R. Baughman.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.


The Wild Path by Sarah R. Baughman

Genre: Middle Grade Mystery

Publishing Date: September 1, 2020

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August 2020 Wrap Up

I’ve still been slumping a bit with my reading, so August wasn’t a great month in numbers.  But I did read some books that I ended up loving.

These are in no particular order.

You Had Me At Hola paperback 4 stars

A Curse of Gold earc 4 stars

Grown earc 5 stars

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Most Anticipated September 2020 Young Adult Releases


September is a massive month for book releases.  It usually seems to be, but this one is huge.  A lot of the covid pushed books are finally coming out.  Prepare to be broke for the month…


As always, this isn’t everything.  I tried to pick books I’m excited for along with others that I think will be popular.  Dates were taken from Goodreads, so they can possibly be wrong.  They’ve missed a few updates.

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