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Vellas and Podcasts and Book Recs (Oh My)


It’s the day after Labor Day! I hope you had a restful weekend and are ready to head into the fall and decorative gourd season. August was a hectic month for me on the writing front, and September isn’t slowing down!


New episodes of the Kindle Vella serials drop every Tuesday and Saturday! Twenty-six episodes of each serial have released so far!


Links to both serials:

Dark Is A Way (supernatural horror): https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B094GY3S2Y

The Molecule Thief (sci-fi adventure): https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B0957CZ7M1

And for the non-US crowd, you can now read The Molecule Thief here: https://fictionate.me/l/b/NEXPNV


My podcast, The Serial Fiction Show, is going strong. You can find all our podcast catchers where you can subscribe here.


Also, we now have Patreons for both the writing and podcast if you want extra goodies, like early releases and art, or just want to support us for as little as $1 a month:


Writing Patreon: patreon.com/lpstylesbooks

Podcast Patreon: patreon.com/serialfictionshow


And here are some other great serials worth checking out:


Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Paranormal serials


What I’m Reading


Under the Whispering Door: TJ Klune (Tor Books, 2021). I read an advanced readers copy, with the novel releasing September 21, 2021, but it’s available for pre-order. This book if gorgeous, brilliant; I sobbed.


Wallace Price is a killer attorney. Until he dies. When he winds up in the ferryman Hugo’s hodgepodge tea shop, he has the chance to try to do some good. But can he change? With the help of feisty Reaper Mei, good boy ghost dog Apollo, and Nelson, Hugo’s ornery dead grandfather, he’ll find out. But when he can’t move forward and The Manager comes to force his hand, will it be too late? An exploration of love, loss, death, and grief. What will you do with the time you have left? If you loved The House in the Cerulean Sea, you’ll love this. Except this book will wreck you.


The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires: Grady Hendrix (Quirk Books, 2020). Pitched as Steel Magnolias meets Dracula, this horror novel set in the 90’s follows Patricia, a homemaker and book club member, who’s read enough true crime to know when something in the neighborhood is amiss. She won’t let some serial killer—or possibly vampire—go unchallenged. Not when the police, her friends, her children, and her husband dismiss her as being a bored housewife with an overactive imagination who should assuage her fears by vacuuming the curtains. If you enjoy books with a classic horror feel, like Stephen King, I recommend this addictive read.