💙 Our September book picks are here

🎵 Flying in a dream, stars by the pocketful 🎵

That line is exactly how we feel about our September snow on the beach book boxes! These book picks bring the heat and the shivers along with their salty opposites attract vibes, topped off with an enchanting mix of "mine" and "touch her and die". All swooning aside, both of these indie books are truly fantastic, immersive, and spellbinding reads.

We're also wildly excited to share that the custom merch created for these boxes not only *matches* with each story but also brings in a little added sparkle for the swifties out there.

It's been a long time comingso let's get to the reveal! 🌨️🌊 

Our September Fantasy Romance pick:

The Witch Collector by Charissa Weaks

The Witch Collector book

Every harvest moon, the Witch Collector rides into our valley and leads one of us to the home of the immortal Frost King, to remain forever.

Today is that day—Collecting Day.

But he will not come for me. I, Raina Bloodgood, have lived in this village for twenty-four years, and for twenty-four years he has passed me by.

His mistake.

Raina Bloodgood has one desire: kill the Frost King and the Witch Collector who stole her sister. On Collecting Day, she means to exact murderous revenge, but a more sinister threat sets fire to her world. Rising from the ashes is the Collector, Alexus Thibault, the man she vowed to slay and the only person who can help save her sister.

Thrust into an age-old story of ice, fire, and ancient gods, Raina must abandon vengeance and aid the Witch Collector in saving the Frost King or let their empire—and her sister—fall into enemy hands. But the lines between good and evil blur, and Raina has more to lose than she imagined. What is she to do when the Witch Collector is no longer the villain who stole her sister, but the hero who’s stealing her heart?

 You can expect:

  • enemies to lovers
  • “Watch what you do to me”
  • one horse/one cloak

 Content warnings:

  • Explicit Sexual Situations (Consensual)
  • Adult Language
  • Graphic Violence/Gore
  • Death or dying/Death of parent/Burning death
  • Fire Situations
  • Blood
  • Swears and Curses
  • Ritual
  • Knife Wound/Stabbing
  • Grief/Guilt
  • Child Murder
  • Animal Violence (crow)
  • Suicidal Ideation (alluded to)
  • If there is a particular content theme that is triggering for you, we suggest doing additional research on the title to ensure your mental health.

Note: This box is not sponsored by Charissa Weaks.
 

Our September Contemporary Romance pick:

Babymoon or Bust by Ava Hunter

Babymoon or Bust book 

One bump. Two strangers. Three days to fall in love.

Tessie Truelove has spent her entire life avoiding...well, true love. And why wouldn’t she? Her dog ran off, her father left to go get cigarettes and never came back, and her mother passed away years ago. Instead, Tessie, a celebrity interior designer, clings to her to-do lists and her Pantone colors and her toxic job to avoid more heartbreak.

But after too much whiskey and a wild night with a rugged stranger has her seeing two little pink lines, she vows to do motherhood all by herself. After all, it might be her one shot at true love.

Nothing will interrupt her plans. Not even Solomon Wilder—her muscled, bearded, brooding baby daddy—who stomps his way into her perfectly planned babymoon after learning about her pregnancy.

Stuck together in paradise, the two strike a deal: spend three days together to figure out how to raise their son.

Complete opposites, they have nothing in common except the bump between them. Tessie has her glamorous career in LA, and Solomon has his wild life in Alaska. Yet as the babymoon takes a turn for the steamy and Solomon breaks through the emotional walls Tessie’s spent years guarding, she starts to wonder if she and this gruff, flannel-wearing mountain man might be meant to do more than just share a baby—they might be meant to share a heart.

 You can expect:

  • surprise pregnancy
  • “You're mine”
  • grumpy/sunshine

 Content warnings:

  • Descriptive traumatic childbirth scene
  • Past death of a spouse by accident
  • Past death of a patient to cancer
  • If there is a particular content theme that is triggering for you, we suggest doing additional research on the title to ensure your mental health.

Note: This box is not sponsored by Ava Hunter.

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