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Podcast episode 4: Our January 2018 recommended reads with Mel from University book store, Seattle!

In this episode Mel Barnes from University book store in Seattle chats with me about her must-read pics for January! Here’s a quick summary of the books we discuss, at a glance:

Iron Gold, Book 4 of the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown**

Judgment Road, Book 1 of Torpedo Ink by Christine Feehan

Binti: The Night Masquerade, Book 3 of Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor

Shroud of Eternity: Sisters of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, Volume 2 by Terry Goodkind

Beneath the Sugar Sky, Book 3 of Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

The Lost Plot, Book 4: Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

** If you call the bookstore up to the morning of Friday January 19, 2018, you can place an order for a signed and/or personalized copy of Iron Gold by Pierce Brown! Shipping free in the contiguous US. Phone number below. 

Here are some things mentioned in the episode:

-University Book Store  number: (206) 634-3400

Enjoy the episode, and let us know if you’re read any of these books already, and what you enjoyed!

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, facebook, and twitter. I have tons of stuff in the works, including interviews with some heavy hitters in the YA field, and a lot of giveaways — but I’ll only be doing those if I get some more followers (especially on Instagram)!

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Podcast episode 3: Interview with Alex Kahler, author of RUNEBINDER

In episode 3 I chat with Alex Kahler, author of RUNEBINDER. We talk about the creation of the world and the awesome element-based magic system, what’s up for the series, and what it’s like writing gay YA in the fantasy genre.

Listen to the podcast on iTunes, or if you don’t have iTunes, I’ve also posted a link to SoundCloud.

Enjoy the episode, and let us know if you’re read this book already and what you enjoyed!

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, facebook, and twitter. I have tons of stuff in the works, including interviews with some heavy hitters in the YA field, and a lot of giveaways — but I’ll only be doing those if I get some more followers (especially on Instagram)!

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Podcast episode 2: Must-reads for December and holiday suggestions with Mel from University book store, Seattle!

In this episode Mel Barnes from University book store in Seattle chats with me about her must-read pics for December, as well as some other wonderful series, all which will make excellent holiday gifts!

Listen to the podcast on iTunes, or if you don’t have iTunes, I’ve also posted a link to SoundCloud.

Here are some things mentioned in the episode:

-UBS number: (206) 634-3400

-Novelnovice.com re-read of His Dark Materials

Enjoy the episode, and let us know if you’re read any of these books already, and what you enjoyed!

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, facebook, and twitter. I have tons of stuff in the works, including interviews with some heavy hitters in the YA field, and a lot of giveaways — but I’ll only be doing those if I get some more followers (especially on Instagram)!

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Ink Feather Podcast Throwback: Interview with Leigh Bardugo and Marissa Meyer!

images-2-300x196I’m excited to kick off my Ink Feather Podcast, something I have literally wanted to do for almost 3 years now. I have a lot of cool interviews in the works, but I wanted to get it off the ground, so I’m starting by re-visiting one of my all-time favorite interviews!

Leigh Bardugo. Marissa Meyer. What more is there to say? Two powerhouses of YA fantasy right now! They are incredible storytellers, both of them, and it was really fun to interview them back in 2013 when their first series were still in the creation stages (at the time of the interview, Leigh had her second Grisha book out, and Marissa had her second Lunar Chronicles book out).

Here’s a link to the throwback episode, and scroll further down if you want to read my original post that went with the interview.

 

Enjoy!

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In the past year or two there have been a few book series that have really stood out in YA fantasy. Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles (‘Cinder,’ ‘Scarlet’ and upcoming ‘Cress’) and Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Series (‘Shadow and Bone’ and ‘Siege and Storm’) were at the top of that list.

We have been fortunate enough to feature both ladies on Lytherus previously (Click here and here for Leigh, and here for Marissa). However, we wanted more from these amazing New York Times bestselling authors, so we arranged a dual audio interview at San Diego Comic Con. The theme of the interview was similarities between their series, including older fables and fantasy influencing their worlds, strong female characters, and of course rakish boys! And, not surprisingly, they are fans of each other’s series, so they both enjoyed singing the praises of the other.

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Lytherus Presents: Episode One of our all new ‘The Legend of Korra: Book Four’ podcast!

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We’re back! Mike Macauley and Lauren Zurchin are hosting an all-new podcast*, along with friend and fellow nerd Alex Lorenzen (AKA Alexander Albatross). The topic? THE LEGEND OF KORRA! We’re all super Korra fans here at Lytherus, and when Alex said he wanted to do a podcast about Book Four we jumped at the chance to collaborate with him. Each week we’ll be bringing you a new podcast episode, correlating with the most recent Korra release, where we speculate on the newest reveals, stories, and characters in the Korra world. Be sure to join us!

Also, we want to hear from you! Leave your comments below on theories, ideas, questions, etc. We’ll be reading and discussing your comments on the podcast! You can also send ideas to feedback@lytherus.com (please put Korra and then the episode you’re referencing in the subject).

Now, without further ado, here’s episode one!

*For those who aren’t familiar, Mike and Lauren hosted a podcast on Mike’s other site, Shurtugal.com, for Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle. Along with another fan, Chris Addison, they read through and podcasted the first three books of the Inheritance Cycle leading up to the release of the final book in the series. We will be re-posting these soon on Shurtugal.com, so be sure to check there if you want to experience all the fun! And hey, if the Korra podcast is successful, maybe we’ll revive the Inheritance Cycle Book Club…