Sam's Picks

Welcome to my staff picks page! Below are a few all time favorites, as well as some recent books I have been loving. Check out our social media for more... <3 Sam

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Lost and Lassoed: A Rebel Blue Ranch Novel By Lyla Sage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593732458
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - November 5th, 2024

Rebel Blue Ranch wrangled me again in this highly anticipated western whirlwind. I could hardly put it down, the delectable tension between Teddy and Gus kept me up past my bedtime and wishing for a summer spent in the mountains under big blue skies. It's the perfect read for anyone wishing a cowboy would take them away.  

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Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy Novel By Ilona Andrews Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063353732
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Published: Avon - April 16th, 2024

This book is one I pick up again and again. With a tough as nails heroine, interesting world, and fast paced plot this book has it all and then some: a steamy enemies to lovers romance with an extra dose of chemistry and tension. It is *delectable*

Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite authors (right up there with Sarah J Maas, Tricia Levenseller, and Jennifer Lynn Barnes) and if you share similar reading tatses please do yourself a favor and read this book!

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Cleat Cute: A Novel By Meryl Wilsner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250873309
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 19th, 2023

A sapphic sports romance with ADHD AND austism representation?? I'm swooning (and not just from the smutty goodness). Meryl Wilsner has managed to deliver a stunning story with flawed loveable characters and a solid plot. Thank you for blessing us with your creation. 

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The Serpent & the Wings of Night: Book 1 of the Nightborn Duet (Crowns of Nyaxia #1) By Carissa Broadbent Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250343185
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Published: Bramble - May 14th, 2024

A thrilling, heart pounding fantasy with peril lurking around every corner. The Hunger Games' societal instability meets ACOTAR's fantastical world and Fourth Wing's life or death danger. These pages practically turn themselves as you race through. 

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Star Splitter By Matthew J. Kirby Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735231351
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2024

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Grand Slam Romance (Grand Slam Romance Book 1): A Graphic Novel By Ollie Hicks, Emma Oosterhous (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ollie Hicks, Emma Oosterhous (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419758010
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 23rd, 2023

Messy queers unite in this magical softball romance set amid found family and hilarious hijinks. I couldn't have asked for a more entertaining or beautifully illustrated graphic novel. Let yourself be transported to the dramatic and silly world of softball. 

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Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) By Patricia Briggs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780441013814
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Published: Ace - January 31st, 2006

A truly excellent urban fantasy. Being a coyote shifter in a world full of werewolves is precarious business, but Mercy makes it work. Until trouble comes knocking on her door, literally. Action, danger, mystery, and magic make this book entertaining, the tough as nails, take no shit heroine makes it worth the read. Mercy is determined to protect those she cares about, no matter what. 

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Grave Witch: An Alex Craft Novel By Kalayna Price Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451463807
Published: Ace - October 5th, 2010

I love Urban Fantasies. Grave Witch is true to it's genre, a thrilling fantasy world coexisting with the mirror of our modern society. The Magical Awakening brought Faeries, dangerous and deadly creatures who thrive on mortal belief, into the light. Wyrd Witches also emerged, mortal humans who can manipulate magic, caste spells, create charms, and even raise the dead. Alex Craft is a Grave Witch, a type of Wyrd Witch who has an affinity for the dead and can raise shades (similar to ghosts, but they go away after the witch is done with them). Working as a PI, Alex stumbles across a case that will test her skills as a witch and as a detective. 
I love it! The mystery, the drama, the action... The melding of worlds and the concept of magic is seamless and stunning.