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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Lindsay Currie & Trisha Leaver

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When we talk about murders that freaked a nation out, especially ones that entire legends are built around — Lizzie Borden tops many lists. A daughter who took an axe to her parents. That’s some freaky behavior and what’s scarier is it has never really been explained.
Of course, there’s theories but since going back in time just isn’t possible, people can come up with their own stories by way of explanation. Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie did just that with their YA book: SWEET MADNESS. First up, let them talk about just how their perspective of Lizzie was shaped. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:Why Lizzie Borden? Which of you became interested in the legend and what kind of research did you both do for the SWEET MADNESS? Well, Trisha lives on the East coast where the legend of the Borden murders is widely well known, so it naturally became the next subject matter for us to pursue! Plus, we’ve got a fascination with the dark, demented and creepy…and the legend of Lizzie Borden is all three  So I’m …

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Joe Benitez, Author & Illustrator

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Joe Benitez makes steampunk aesthetic come to life in a gritty, urban fantastic world featuring a kick-butt female lead. Of course, this lead struggles with identity and past and memory loss. It's a sci-fi treat, plotty and pretty.

REVIEW:  Steampunk aesthetics influenced me greatly growing up because of my love of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sherlock Holmes and Gaslight Novels. It is no surprise, one of my favorite Cons to attend is Dragon*Con given its elaborate grouping of steampunk enthusiasts and their top-notch, quality workmanship. Which is why, to some degree, I consider myself a bit of an expert in noticing niche, stand-out steampunk art.  In Joe Benitez's artwork, steampunk gets a gritty make-over... not enough for it to be classified cyber or industrial punk, but it is a fine-edged, Victorian combination that works great and makes for a highly attractive, kick-butt lady heroine. I adore how overly large the coloring pages feel with a lot of white space not…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Cover Revealed

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If you haven't had the chance to see it... Perpetual New Girls are gaping over this cover of the The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Not sure if we like it or not, actually.

What about you all? Yay or Nay?



Pottermore unveiled the cover along with some inside illustrations that look more like what we expect from illustrator, Jim Kay. We do adore the Knight Bus though. Maybe once we get to see it in person, it will seem more impressive.
This third book in the illustrated set will find its way into stores on October 3rd of this year and will feature over 115 new graphic illustrations and be translated into over 21 languages around the world!