Book Spotlight: Socially Orcward by Lisa Henry & Sarah Henry
(Adventures in Aguillo #3)
by Lisa Henry & Sarah Honey
Date Released: February 14, 2021
About Socially Orcward
Imprisoned pickpocket Loth isn't sure why a bunch of idiots just broke into his cell claiming they’re here to rescue the lost prince of Aguillon, and he doesn’t really care. They’re looking for a redheaded prince, and he’s more than happy to play along if it means freedom. Then his cranky cellmate Grub complicates things by claiming to be the prince as well.
Now they’re fleeing across the country and Loth’s stuck sharing a horse and a bedroll with Grub while imitating royalty, eating eel porridge, and dodging swamp monsters and bandits.
Along the way, Loth discovers that there’s more to Grub than meets the eye. Under the dirt and bad attitude, Grub’s not completely awful. He might even be attractive. In fact, Loth has a terrible suspicion that he’s developing feelings, and he’s not sure what to do about that. He’d probably have more luck figuring it out if people would just stop trying to kill them.
Still, at least they’ve got a dragon, right?
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An Excerpt from Socially Orcward
“What’re you doin’ to my babies?” a monstrous, seven-foot tall, pale green figure demanded, tusks gleaming and face a picture of rage as he stormed across the room and clamped a meaty hand on Simon’s shoulder. The other hand poked Simon’s chest with one thick finger, knocking all the breath out of him, and all Simon could manage was a gasp.
This must be the orc, and he was terrifying. In that moment Simon didn’t care what James had said, he was certain he was about to get eaten, or thrown out of a window, or something equally fatal.
The orc was still scowling at him, so Simon managed to squeak out, “Theeggwasoutoftheflames!” in a single garbled sentence that he hoped desperately would save him.
The green face scrunched up in confusion before Dave loosened the grip on Simon’s shoulder fractionally. “What?”
Simon nodded frantically. “It—the egg rolled out and I didn't want it to get cold. I know they need steady temperatures,” he added, “and judging by the black shell it’s an Ebony Oriental, and those are especially tricky to hatch.”
Like magic, Dave’s face lit up in what Simon assumed was a smile, although it was hard to tell with the tusks. “Tha’s right! I was gonna call him Inky when he hatches.”
About Lisa Henry & Sarah Honey
Lisa Henry likes to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters.
Lisa lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn't know why, because she hates the heat, but she suspects she's too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.
She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.
She shares her house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.
Lisa has been published since 2012, and was a LAMBDA finalist for her quirky, awkward coming-of-age romance Adulting 101, and a Rainbow Awards finalist for 2019’s Anhaga.
You can connect with Lisa on social media. She also has a Facebook group, Lisa Henry's Hangout, where you’ll be kept in the loop with updates on releases, have a chance to win prizes, and probably see lots of lots of pictures of her dog and cats.
Sarah Honey lives in Western Australia with her partner, two cats, two dogs and a TARDIS.
A teacher once told her life’s not a joke.
She begs to differ.
Her proudest achievements include having kids who will still be seen with her in public, and knowing all the words to "Bohemian Rhapsody".