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Madeline Smoot Editor of Fantasy Anthologies

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Perfect Summer Reads

So I’m going to be real here for a second: I hate summer. Like a lot. I can’t swim. Sand makes me itch. I sunburn easily and my mom’s had melanoma twice. The only thing I enjoy about summer is the fact that I can sit indoors, in the air conditioning, and read until my heart’s content. Going off that I’ve decided to share some of my favorite summer reads with you! All these books…

Requested Manuscripts for June Blind Queries

Thank you to everyone who submitted a query to CBAY Books in June 2018 as part of our blind query process. We had so many great submissions, but we will only be requesting one manuscript at this time. We would appreciate it if the author of the following novel would submit the full manuscript below: Captured in Paint If we requested your manuscript, please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit…

Des[s]erted Reads: DEFY

Des[s]erted Reads is a monthly blog feature where we talk about a book we’ve deserted on our bookshelf combined with a dessert recipe! This month’s Des[s]erted Reads book is Defy by Sara B. Larson!   Defy by Sara B. Larson January 2014, Scholastic Press Time spent unread on bookshelf: 3 years   Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Alex uses her quick wit and…


Today is the official release day of Royal Trouble, Sinister Regent by Hope Erica Schultz! We’re so excited to see this book out in the world and it’s already getting some great reviews! It can be purchased via IPG, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.   On the islands of Waveborn, four friends must discover who is trying to take over their kingdoms in this charming tale set in a world unlike our own. Princess Jes…