List of books available for review!

Our Write Side December 2016

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On the following pages, you'll find seven books in various genres available for review in the month of December. If you're interested in any of these titles, please contact us by December 5th with the book's title and your preferred format. Reviews are due at the end of the month (ideally, but this is flexible).

 

- Our Write Side Review Team

Kat Avila - kjavila@ourwriteside.com

 

David Wiley - david.wiley0@gmail.com

No Good Deed (The Adventures of Elsabeth Soesten) by D.E. Wyatt

Synopsis:

 

Elsabeth Soesten is always in trouble. Her comrade-in-arms Brother Hieronymus has just dragged her into a deal with the Abbot of Friuli to recover stolen church property, but what began as a simple good deed (with a bit of church coin as incentive) soon finds the pair swept up into a conspiracy against the Prince-Bishop of Bremen. Trapped between an agent of the Bishop on one hand and the Abbot on the other, the only way out is to unravel the Abbot's plans and find out just what they have to do with the reclusive Baron of Leyen. And just maybe they can work their way out of the whole mess with heads still attached and purses a little fatter.

 

Genre: Fantasy

Available Formats: upon request

Contact: David Wiley

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Synopsis:

 

Dora Behn might as well have been born invisible. She could wear bright colors and dance the Macarena in the middle of class without so much as a glance. It's not that she's antisocial, just no one other than her family seems to even notice she's there. This would naturally put a damper on her romantic life... If she had one to begin with.

Everything changes on her sixteenth birthday when a talking cat appears and tells her she is a witch. For Dora, nothing could be worse. No one dated crazy cat ladies!

Things go from bad to worse when the other witches' familiars go missing, including her aunt's. Dora's magic may be the only thing that can prevent the total destruction of the sleepy town of Kinderbook. But to save her friends and family, Dora must learn to embrace who and what she is. She just needs to figure out what that means.

Dora's Jinx by Boom Baumgartner

Genre: YA Fantasy

Available Formats: mobi, ePub, PDF

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The Lady Astronomer by Katy O'Dowd

Synopsis:

Lucretia's quiet life as an astronomer and hat-maker is quickly turned on its head by her brother. He is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Unfortunately for Lucretia, she is introduced to his majesty as her brother's assistant. Her nights spent on rooftops gazing at the stars are replaced by adventure and danger. In a race to build the Forty-foot telescope on time for the king, her misfortunes take their toll. When Lucretia finds herself held hostage at the Clockwork Court, the innocent country girl doesn't know who to trust. The lady astronomer finds court life to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Even if her brothers manage to build the telescope on time, she might not live to earn her freedom.

With the help of her brothers, Freddie and Al, and her constant companions Leibniz the Lemur and Orion the Eagle Owl, Lucretia embarks on a journey that could change her life forever. Can she find the strength inside to balance her new life and overcome the obstacles threatening her destiny? Only the stars will tell.

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Genre: YA Steampunk/Fantasy
Available Formats: mobi, ePub PDF

Contact: David Wiley

P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer

Synopsis:

 

When Miri's grandmother dies, she takes with her the family secret. Miri finds herself alone and abandoned in a St. Louis boarding school. But she is about to discover the secret isn't dead. Taunted by bullies, Miri is shocked to learn she possesses a secret power. It can save her... but can it save those she loves? After she is befriended by others with the same strange, magical powers, her history comes alive. And with it, Miri's fate becomes more dangerous. Join Miri on a mysterious and supernatural journey with her new friends, members of an underground St. Louis society known as the Partnership for Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters, better known as P.A.W.S.

Genre: YA Fantasy

Available Formats: mobi, ePub, PDF

Contact: David Wiley

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Saga by J.A. Campbell

Synopsis:

 

Taken from her people as a foal, Saga is plunged into a world completely foreign to her. All Travelers know other worlds exist, but they don’t expect to actually experience them until they are adults. Saga must learn to adapt to her new surroundings if she wants to survive until she’s old enough to be able to Travel among worlds and return to her people.


Jarl is the son of the Vanir High Mages and heir to the throne. Though young, his parents entrust him with the care and training of the captured Traveler foal. However, none of the Vanir understand just how intelligent the Travelers are and they may have given Jarl more than he can handle.


When Saga escapes, the High Mages decide she is too much trouble and has to be killed. Jarl defies his parents and goes after her. Will they remain enemies when Jarl finds her, or will they form a bond of friendship strong enough to save Saga’s life?

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Genre: Coming of Age/Fantasy

Available Formats: mobi, ePub, PDF

Contact: David Wiley

Arachnophile by 
Betty Rocksteady

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Synopsis:

Hatred and desire collide when the girl next door is a giant spider

Alex's arachnophobia may be old fashioned, but he's able to live a life of relative peace despite it. That all changes when a spider moves in next door. His girlfriend is sick of his attitude and begs him to give the new neighbor a chance. He overcomes his fear, but finds a twisted sexuality in its place. His attraction to the spider affects all areas of his life, and changes everything he thought he knew.

Genre: Horror/Bizarro

Available Formats: PDF

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Tales from Our Write Side Anthology

Synopsis:

Tales from Our Write Side is a collection of stories as mischmasched as the contest we ran for our summer literary journal. Not all is built around Lewis Carroll and Shakespeare, however. Some authors dive head first into the darker side with stories that will thrill you, chill you, and make you look over your shoulder.

 

Whether it’s tales of fantasy, cries in the dark, or romantic adventures, experience the talent as diverse as the 17 writers showcased in this delightful collection of stories, poetry, and even a Shakespearean play.

 

Featuring stories by Stephanie Ayers, Tara Roberts, AM Rycroft, EC Jarvis, AL Mabry, Wendy Strain, Elizabeth Abel, JK Allen, Stacy Overby, Lorah Jaiyn, Emma T. Gitani, Katheryn J. Avila, Eric Keizer, and David Wiley. Includes a Shakespearean play by Nancy E. Miller and poetry by RG Westerman and Mandy Melanson.

 

Genre: Multiple

Available Formats: upon request

Contact: Kat Avila