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Locus Magazine Reviews The Bridge by J.S. Breukelaar

We loved this review of J.S. Breukelaar’s The Bridge by Paula Guran in the latest Locus Magazine. We agree that the novel is spellbinding.

Immerses the reader in a complex world with a complicated protagonist … Breukelaar’s dark novel is spellbinding.

Paula GURAN, LOCUS MAGAZINE
The Bridge

The Bridge

Meera and her twin sister Kai are Mades—part human and part not—bred in the Blood Temple cult, which only the teenage Meera will survive. Racked with grief and guilt, she lives in hiding with her mysterious rescuer, Narn—part witch and part not—who has lost a sister too, a connection that follows them to Meera’s enrollment years later in a college Redress Program. There she is recruited by Regulars for a starring role in a notorious reading series and is soon the darling of the lit set, finally whole, finally free of the idea that she should have died so Kai could have lived. Maybe Meera can be re-made after all, her life redressed. But the Regulars are not all they seem and there is a price to pay for belonging to something that you don’t understand. Time is closing in on all Meera holds dear—she stands afraid, not just for but of herself, on the bridge between worlds—fearful of what waits on the other side and of the cost of knowing what she truly is.

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Foreword Reviews Weighs In on The Bridge by J.S. Breukelaar

The July / August issue of Foreword Reviews features a wonderful review of J.S. Breukelaar’s moving dark fantasy: The Bridge, which is in stores on June 22, 2021.

“Gothic and feminist, J. S. Breukelaar’s novel The Bridge is moving in addressing science, sisterhood, and storytelling.”

AIMEE JODOIN, FOREWORD REVIEWS
The Bridge

The Bridge

Meera and her twin sister Kai are Mades—part human and part not—bred in the Blood Temple cult, which only the teenage Meera will survive. Racked with grief and guilt, she lives in hiding with her mysterious rescuer, Narn—part witch and part not—who has lost a sister too, a connection that follows them to Meera’s enrollment years later in a college Redress Program. There she is recruited by Regulars for a starring role in a notorious reading series and is soon the darling of the lit set, finally whole, finally free of the idea that she should have died so Kai could have lived. Maybe Meera can be re-made after all, her life redressed. But the Regulars are not all they seem and there is a price to pay for belonging to something that you don’t understand. Time is closing in on all Meera holds dear—she stands afraid, not just for but of herself, on the bridge between worlds—fearful of what waits on the other side and of the cost of knowing what she truly is.

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The Bridge Blog Tour & Giveaway

J.S. Breukelaar’s new novel THE BRIDGE Blog Tour is coming June 21st and we’re starting the giveaway right now! Enter to win a $50 book shopping spree. More to come on the book and the tour.

Meera and her twin sister Kai are Mades—part human and part not—bred in the Blood Temple cult, which only the teenage Meera will survive. Racked with grief and guilt, she lives in hiding with her mysterious rescuer, Narn—part witch and part not—who has lost a sister too, a connection that follows them to Meera’s enrollment years later in a college Redress Program. There she is recruited by Regulars for a starring role in a notorious reading series and is soon the darling of the lit set, finally whole, finally free of the idea that she should have died so Kai could have lived. Maybe Meera can be re-made after all, her life redressed. But the Regulars are not all they seem and there is a price to pay for belonging to something that you don’t understand. Time is closing in on all Meera holds dear—she stands afraid, not just for but of herself, on the bridge between worlds—fearful of what waits on the other side and of the cost of knowing what she truly is. 

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Crystal’s Library – Book Review – 6/21
Jessica Belmont – Book Review – 6/22
Speculative Fiction Showcase – Excerpt – 6/22
Speculative Fiction Showcase – Interview – 6/22
The Qwillery – Excerpt – 6/22
Largehearted Boy – Play List – 6/22
Vol. 1 Brooklyn – Guest Post – 6/22
The Magic of Wor(l)ds – Interview – 6/23
Paul Semel – Interview – 6/23
Sadie’s Spotlight – Interview – 6/24
Motherofzombiedragons – Book Review – 6/24
Tomes and Tales – Interview – 6/25
WritingForums.com – Interview – 6/28
Books and Zebras – Book Review – 6/28
The Next Best Book Club – Guest Post – 6/29
Big Indie Books – Guest Post – 6/29
BforBookReview – Interview – 6/30
TKentWrites – Book Review – 7/1
All Things Jill-Elizabeth – Excerpt – 7/2

J.S. Breukelaar is the author of Collision: Stories, a 2019 Shirley Jackson Award finalist, and winner of the 2019 Aurealis and Ditmar Awards. Previous novels include Aletheia and American Monster. Her short fiction has appeared in the Dark Magazine, Tiny Nightmares, Black Static, Gamut, Unnerving, Lightspeed, Lamplight, Juked, in Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy 2019 and elsewhere. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, where she teaches writing and literature, and is at work on a new collection of short stories and a novella. You can find her at thelivingsuitcase.com and on Twitter and elsewhere @jsbreukelaar.

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2021 Releases from Meerkat Press

We are super excited to share our 2021 book schedule! We’ve got such a great lineup ranging from a prose-poetry speculative collection by Eugen Bacon and Dominique Hecq, a literary-leaning speculative fiction collection by Keith Rosson, a dark fantasy novel by J.S. Breukelaar, the next entry in Seb Doubinsky’s addictive City-States Cycle, a dark fantasy/horror novella by J. Ashley-Smith, and the final book in G.D. Penman’s Witch of Empire LGBT urban fantasy series.

We’ll be sharing more on each of these in the months to come and encourage you to check them out and preorder your copy today!


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