Weekend Update 01-24-2021 Book News and more


Book News, Reviews, and More

Weekend Update 01-24-2021

WEEKEND UPDATE is another new feature at Okie Dreams. This is where we will update you on the latest blog posts we’ve made, but also what we’ve found across the web, including Twitter, YouTube, etc. This weekend, we have some book sale news, some new release information, a few new book reviews, and a couple of weekly blog feature posts. Throughout this next week, we will be introducing more daily and weekly features so make sure you keep checking back for that. And if you have information throughout next week that you would like to share with us, drop us an e-mail so we can get it ready for next weekend’s post!


Kate Clayborn, author of LOVE LETTERING and the upcoming LOVE AT FIRST, announced a new book deal this week. LIKELY STORY is about a woman who, after returning home and stumbling across a “friendfic” diary where she and her best friend imagined their futures, aims to find out whether her old dreams might actually serve as a road map to the life, and love, she’s always dreamed of finding. Publication is set for summer 2022. (see tweet)

Rebecca Kuss at Inkyard Press bought, in an exclusive submission, THE NOT-SO-UNIFORM LIFE OF HOLLY-MEI by Christina Matula. In the debut middle grade series, Taiwanese-Canadian Holly-Mei Jones is uprooted from her normal life in Toronto and must try to find her place in a new world of private school, frienemies, and expectations when her mother gets a high-flying job in Hong Kong. Publication is set for winter 2022. (see tweet)

B.B. Alston released AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS, a middle grade book from Balzer and Bray that Kirkus Reviews noted, “weaves magical whimsy with realistically portrayed circumstances, allowing Amari’s literal #BlackGirlMagic to shine”. This book is available now. (see tweet)


New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas spoke to the Washington Post about race in America, as well as her newest release, CONCRETE ROSE, the prequel book to the author’s debut book, THE HATE YOU GIVE.


According to Harlequin Books on YouTube, Harlequin readers loved these January 2021 romance reads. How many have you read?


The Sweetest Fix by Tessa Bailey (Now Live)


The Invitation by Vi Keeland (Now Available!)

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 QUEEN TAKES ROSE (Wicked Villians #6, F/F Romance) by Katee Robert is out in audio and narrated by Lacy Laurel and Jenny Nordback. You can find the audio version of the book on the following platforms: Audible iTunes | Kobo

Queen Takes Rose by Katee Robert



The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis (Book Review)


Mesa Falls The Rancher (Book Review)

Roommate by Sarina Bowen (Book Review)

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Reveal: Broken by Evelyn Sola (Hot Cover Alert)

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Deanna | OkieDreams

Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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