Feeling Blue?

Lots of people get the blues during the wintertime, particularly in January when the holidays are over and things go back to “normal.” I am one of those rare people who enjoy the winter months. The cold and the rain bring me new life and energize me. I also read a lot more during the winter due to the weather, so that probably helps a lot, too. Going off the blue theme, I’ve compiled a…

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Guest Post with Moire Ain Plus a Giveaway!

In case you missed it, Dragon Bonded, the latest novel from Kath Boyd Marsh, came out earlier this month. We love this book and are so excited to see it out in the wild and to share it with you! In this quirky adventure through various fantasy realms, dragon Hazel and her (former) best friend Gaelyn struggle to foil a villainous unicorn. Ever since her brother Cl’rnce and his wizard partner were crowned the Dr’gon…

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What Muggles Can Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book

We wrote a blog post earlier in the week that talked about our recent visit to LeakyCon and the panel we lead titled, “What to Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book.” We split the discussion into two parts, one part was what wizards can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book, the other was what muggles can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book. Today we’re going to…

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What Wizards Can Read While Waiting for the Next Harry Potter Book!

We recently had the pleasure of leading a panel at LeakyCon where we talked about books we can read to fill that Harry Potter sized hole in our hearts. (For those unfamiliar with LeakyCon, it’s a yearly Harry Potter convention.) Being a huge Harry Potter fan with two Harry Potter tattoos, that hole in my heart is rather large. We split them into three categories: Younger readers, chapter books, and teen. We also talked about…

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Happy Book Birthday to ROYAL TROUBLE, SINISTER REGENT!

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…

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Why I Lied About Reading A WRINKLE IN TIME

Yes, you read the title correctly: I lied when I said I’d read A Wrinkle in Time. Like, for years I’ve lied about it. I knew the general premise of the book so it was easy enough for me to fumble my way through a conversation if it came up. If I didn’t fumble correctly (which happened often) I’d say something like, “Oh I forgot about that part. It’s been so long since I’ve read it,”…

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Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Reads!

Everybody loves a good romance story, but sometimes finding a science fiction or fantasy YA with romantic themes that aren’t overly cheesy is hard to come by. Luckily for you, we here at CBAY have put together a list of our top six YA romance scifi/fantasy books of all time! Let us know if you’ve read them, and if you haven’t we encourage you to add them to your TBR list! We promise you won’t…

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Thankful Reads with Author Susan Bianculli

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Thankful Reads blog series so far! Today’s featured author is Susan Bianculli! “The first series of books I ever read (that I still read from time-to-time even now) is Anne McCaffery’s Dragonriders of Pern, and many of its sequels. I was in 4th grade when my best friend told me about them, and they really opened up reading for pleasure for me. I became a voracious reader because of them.…

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Thankful Reads with Author Christine Marciniak

Today in our series of Thankful Reads is CBAY author Christine Marciniak! “When asked what book I am thankful for, I realized I’d never really thought about books in those terms. I read all the time and many books have had an impact on me, but which one prompts thankfulness? It didn’t take long for the answer to come to me: The Summer of the Great-Grandmother. When I was in college my dear friend gave me…

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Thankful Reads with Author Kath Boyd Marsh

Continuing our series on Thankful Reads is CBAY author Kath Boyd Marsh!   Kath writes, “At eight years old, I finished reading the Nancy Drew mysteries and went hunting for another genre. I found science fiction and then Robert Heinlein’s Podkayne of Mars. The world exploded! The main character was a young girl. She was the hero. She was smart, She was funny. She was AMAZING! Nancy Drew needed Ned, but Podkayne was a hero…

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