BBNYA Semi-Finalist Spotlight: The Vicar Man, by Amelia Crowley

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This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.

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The Vicar Man
by Amelia Crowley
Publisher: Self-Published
Length: 196 Pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Comedy, Satire
Age Category: New Adult, Adult
Date Published: 20 August 2021

Dora is a barmaid.

Usually her life is fairly simple: she gets up, cleans the inn, feeds the chickens, argues with the increasingly obstreperous cockerel, listens to the woes of her fellow barmaid, avoids doing the laundry, and serves drinks to the motley crew of islanders who lurk about the taproom every night.

The same old routine, day in, day out.

Tonight, though, is different.

Tonight, just one week before the vernal equinox, after a catastrophically bad harvest the year before, a stranger has walked into the bar…

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Author Bio


Amelia lives in Yorkshire with her family.

At least she definitely had a family around here somewhere, but to be honest she’s spent so much of the last year staring into a word processor she thinks they may have wandered off.

Her writing is fuelled by mugs of terrible, over-sugared coffee, much better chocolate, and the occasional macaron, and is punctuated by her soulless whimpers and the sound of her head hitting the keyboard.

She posts updates on her books and writing at When she remembers.

Spotlight: A Man, A Ghost – by T. Seidenburg

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A man, A Ghost
by T. Seidenburg
Out: Oct. 27, ’22
Genre: Political Satire

To whom do we owe our intended good nature? Where do we scrape the courage to engage others in cynical pursuits? Arnold Esche, the sole possessor of an acclaimed media giant guides his readers and woefully employed into a world that all believe to recognize indiscriminately. Social cues force these characters into navigating instances where residents of detached thought and action clash and splatter their ideals together to produce a murky outcome of delicate proportions.

Enclosed are pieces and fragments of events that have taken place in the world of the esteemed Mr. Esche. Created to be read by the fantastic character of the ‘American Aristocrat’ readers will be taken through the fortnight leading up to a cataclysmic event that young/adults can surely resonate with in the trying times of infinite change that are constantly upon them.

Not only does this CEO of a prosperous company affect an all too willing crowd, but we also catch a glimpse of his personal relationships; simply one person engaging one other. In turn, he will relay his inadvertent motivations to the greater environment.


About the Author:

T. Seidenburg T. Seidenburg, 29, currently resides on the outskirts of the city of Philadelphia within the confines of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His mother and father are both descendants of mainland Europe; East and West respectively. His mother’s family was split alternatively per birth into Roman and Greek Catholicism. She was born into the former but he plans to pursue a new membership of the latter. The last 5 years of his life, after leaving university, have been entrenched in the unraveling of humanity through the careful examination of novel tragedies. This suffering of a human conduit has subjected him unwillingly to play the role of ‘The Underground Man’ in bourgeois, American society. He plans to continue these writings for life in an attempt to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern literature.


Spotlight: Creation, by Bjørn Larssen



Creation by Bjørn Larssen
Series: Why Odin Drinks (#1)
Published: August 18, 2021
Genre: Humorous Fantasy, Satire Norse Mythology retelling
Pages: 84
CW: Contains the word “ass-thetics”
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In the beginning there was confusion.

Ever woken up being a God, but not knowing how to God properly? Your brothers keep creating mosquitoes and celery and other, more threatening weapons. What can your ultimate answer be – the one that will make you THE All-Father and them, at best, the All-Those-Uncles-We-All-Have-But-Don’t-Talk-About?

“FML! The answer’s why I drink!” – Odin

Perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, and Mrs Brown’s Boys.

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Author Info

Bjørn Larssen is a Norse heathen made in Poland, but mostly located in a Dutch suburb, except for his heart which he lost in Iceland. Born in 1977, he self-published his first graphic novel at the age of seven in a limited edition of one, following this achievement several decades later with his first book containing multiple sentences and winning awards he didn’t design himself. His writing is described as ‘dark’ and ‘literary’, but he remains incapable of taking anything seriously for more than 60 seconds.

Bjørn has a degree in mathematics and has worked as a graphic designer, a model, a bartender, and a blacksmith (not all at the same time). His hobbies include sitting by open fires, dressing like an extra from Vikings, installing operating systems, and dreaming about living in a log cabin in the north of Iceland. He owns one (1) husband and is owned by one (1) neighbourhood cat.





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