J is for Jolissa: An Anti-Princess Story

J - 2016Welcome to the annual A to Z Challenge.

My theme: showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with the book title. I’ll be posting a link to my review of each book. I also have two questions for the author, just to spice things up a little.

Hopefully, visitors to my blog will be able to increase their reading lists and also get ideas for their wish lists.

Jolissa: An Anti-Princess Story by Tara Tyler. Read my review HERE.

Jolissa - An Anti-Princess Story


Genre/Category: Fantasy adventure.

The book character you want to have coffee with is: Hermoine Granger or Arya Stark. Strong, spunky, intelligent young women – would make for highly interesting coffee talk!

What would you name the autobiography of your life? Making the Most of It.


One lucky winner will receive an e-book of Jolissa. Please leave an e-mail address after your comment by Thursday 14th April, if you wish to be entered in the giveaway. Winners will be announced on Friday 15th April.

What’s the most unusual name for a character in a story/the most unusual book title, that you’ve come across? Which ‘other-worldly’ character would you like to have tea/coffee with? Can you believe it’s already day 10 of the challenge? How are you keeping up?


  1. J.H. Moncrieff on April 12, 2016 at 6:35 am

    I’m hanging in there! I love the title of that book.

    Tyler had me at “anti-princess.” What a great idea. 🙂

  2. Nicola on April 12, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Great post. Sounds like an exciting read. As it’s J day, I’d day Jabba the Hut for a drink 🙂

    • Nicola on April 12, 2016 at 7:58 am

      Naturally, that is supposed to read – take Jabba the Hut. I’m getting up far too early these days 🙂

  3. Tasha Duncan-Drake on April 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    One of my favourite titles is Sentenced to Prism – I love the play on words 🙂 It’s also a great book. Hmm, other-worldly character to sit down to tea with … Galadriel would be fascinating, I think.
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

  4. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor on April 12, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Is it Day 10 already? How did that happen? Fortunately, I wrote all of my posts in advance (except Z), so I’m holding up okay. It’s been a lot of fun discovering new blogs! Love the idea of a book about anti-princesses.

    Cheers – Ellen | http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com/2016/04/j-is-for-jetty-nancy-drew-investigates.html

  5. Mary Aalgaard on April 12, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I would like to have tea with an angel. I can’t think of any unusual character names. Well, Four is the the name of one of the guys in Divergent. I like the title of this book, the anti-princess.
    mary.aalgaard at yahoo.

  6. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Another great writer! I haven’t read this one.

  7. Patricia Lynne on April 12, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I love the idea of an anti-princess book. We get anti-heroes all the time, so why not a princess? =)

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  8. Mary Burris on April 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I’m reading and advance readers copy of a book that has so many unusual names! I’m struggling with the unrealistic nature of the book, but managing.
    Again, very generous of you to do these giveaways. email: mary.b.burris@gmail.com

    #AtoZChallenge J is for Jewel

  9. Ryan Carty on April 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I’m strangely interested in this one. Maybe it’s the cover art. Here is an email.

  10. Yolanda Renee on April 13, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Someone today reminded me of the friendly ghost of the Captain, in the Ghost in Mrs. Muir. I’d love to have a coffee with him. 🙂
    Tara’s a great writer, and I don’t have this one so here’s my entry.

  11. tara tyler on April 13, 2016 at 3:05 am

    yay! thanks so much Mish! You’re the best!

  12. Susan Gourley on April 14, 2016 at 1:49 am

    I love Arya Stark but she would be scary to talk with. Maybe I just want to be her.

    Susan Says

  13. kalpana on April 14, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Anti Princess is a good name. What age group is this book for? Thanks for your Amazon reviews.

  14. kalpana on April 14, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Oh I also wanted to say that I can’t believe we’ve reached L of the A to Z Challenge and that I;m feeling very challenged right now. Tired as hell, given up my yoga time to blog and comment, feel as though not enough people visit my blog, questioning my sanity in committing to the A to Z while I have a full day of teaching and the weather is getting so unbearably hot in Delhi. Yes, so not too good today. Sorry about the rant 🙁

  15. Molly on April 15, 2016 at 12:18 am

    I love the idea of an anti-princess story!
    And I agree with the comment you made on my blog… it is so difficult to write the blog posts AND visit one another’s websites. I hope to play catch up in May.

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