Sneak Peek: November 2021 Indie Next List

The November 2021 Indie Next list features 4 Macmillan titles! A MARVELLOUS LIGHT by Freya MarskeISBN 9781250788870 | on sale 11/2/21 “Sensual erotic scenes, an intriguing magic system, and a puzzling mystery combine to make this novel a wonder.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Marske’s debut is a delightful blend of Edwardian fantasy and romance, with enough […]

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YA Spotlight (10/4/21)

This YA spotlight features the dramatic last act of the Kingdom of Cards duology, a snarky and hilarious vampire romance, and a heart-stopping competition for a crown. WHEN NIGHT BREAKS by Janella Angeles “Following the magical competition of WHERE DREAMS DESCEND (2020), Kallia experiences a mirror world where it’s difficult to separate illusions from reality […]

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Extra! Extra!: September 2021 Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. Jonathan Franzen is taking a more compassionate stance toward his characters—and himself, he tells the Wall Street Journal. NPR talks MISFITS by Michaela Coel, INTO THE FOREST by Rebecca Frankel, ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson, CIVILIZATIONS by Laurent Binet, BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by […]

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Author Spotlight: Mary Kay Andrews (9/29/21)

New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews celebrates the magic of Christmas and second chances in a new novella. The reigning queen of the beach read takes to the holiday season with an old Santa suit, a mysterious note, a second chance at love, and a family reunited. THE SANTA SUIT “Slogging through a […]

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YA Spotlight (9/27/21)

This YA Spotlight is on the start of a new series about love, curses, deathly kisses, and the lengths people will go for happily ever after. ONCE UPON A BROKEN HEART is a story about love, but not a love story, that follows Evangeline Fox as she learns that the love of her life is […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (9/24/21)

Love is in the air this Friday with the start to a Regency series about two feuding families, a charming and emotional love story about best friends, the final book in a sexy cowboy trilogy, and a YA rom com that takes a leap of faith into forgiveness and first love. A RECKLESS MATCH by […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi Fantasy (9/24/21)

A city built on a god’s remains + a vampire war against humanity + a sweltering and haunting queer Southern Gothic + a magical debut about the sisterhood of magic = this sci fi/fantasy spotlight! MORDEW by Alex Pheby “Highly recommended for those interested in sprawling, bizarre fantasy worlds that run counter to the post-Tolkien […]

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Title Spotlight: L.A. WEATHER (9/23/21)

Today’s forecast is partly funny, partly heartbreaking, with a high chance of complexity in the story of the Alvarado family in María Amparo Escandón’s L.A. WEATHER. Oscar Alvarado does nothing but fret about L.A.’s current drought even as he dwells on a longstanding secret, and Keila, his wife of 40 years, has finally had it; […]

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World War II Spotlight (9/22/21)

Today we have two stories of love and survival in World War II with a little-known chapter of a family’s inspiring history + a novel of one woman’s return to Occupied Berlin to face the past and find an unexpected future. INTO THE FOREST: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love by Rebecca Frankel […]

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Author Spotlight: Hank Phillippi Ryan (9/21/21)

Bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan asks readers how much would you risk to keep a perfect life in her most personal standalone thriller yet. HER PERFECT LIFE explores fame, fortune, perfection, and one life-changing secret with the story of a beloved television reporter who starts to believe someone is determined to destroy […]

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