Cheers, everyone, and welcome to a quick preview of what we have coming up for you in the week ahead!
We’ve survived a rocky week in this community, to say the least, and though we may be a bit bruised and battered right now, we are far from broken. While my decision to remove all reviews and promotional posts associated with the pen name Santino Hassell was immediate, the complication of what to do with the Riptide Publishing situation wasn’t so cut and dried. There are authors who are reeling and unsure of what to do with respect to the fact that they rely on royalties to help pay bills; many are processing how to proceed after reclaiming their rights and are now trying to get their work back out to readers in an effort to minimize the financial impact. So while I remain passionately offended by what we all learned this week, I also am committed to serve those authors until they’re able to get their feet under them again.
I remain emphatic in my commitment to be an amplifier in this community: for own-voices, for authors of color, and for authors who respect the imperative to present diverse characters and to do so with authenticity. Not to speak louder than those voices but to stand behind them, to be their megaphone, and to be a better advocate in my role here.
With that said, we’ve got a full week of fresh and fun new content to share with you, including some great guests and giveaways and, of course, more reviews, so be sure to stay tuned.
Here’s a rundown of the calendar of events and thanks for stopping by!
Monday – Kicking off the week, we’ll have author JM Wolf dropping by to celebrate the release of Jace’s Trial, book one in the Trials in Abingdon series
Tuesday – Today we have author Elle Brownlee joining us today on the tour for her latest release, Staggered Cove Station
We’ll also welcome author Andy Paulcroft, who’s answered a few questions about himself and his most recent release, Postcards From Another Life
Wednesday – We have an exclusive cover reveal coming your way today for KC Burn‘s upcoming Dreamspinner release, Set Ablaze
Next up is author Parker Foye, who’s stopping by on the tour for their new book, Mage of Inconvenience, a part of the Dreamspun Beyond house line from Dreamspinner Press
Thursday – Our guests today include author JL Merrow, who’s here to chat about her new book One Under
We’ll also welcome author DJ Jamison who’s stopping back by to reveal a few details about her upcoming new release
Friday – Finally, to close out the week we’ll welcome Barbara Bell, here to celebrate the release of her debut novel Cutie Pie
Then it’s author Teodora Kostova who’s in the interview seat to introduce her new book, Ten Mile Bottom
And that does it for this week. Until next time, happy reading!
*Schedule subject to change without notice