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Baker Thief Feature

Today I’m coming here to talk about a book I am so excited for: The Baker Thief. Normally I don’t talk about books until I’ve reviewed them and then talk your ears off about then. But I’m making an exception today. I knew when I saw Claudie Arsenault’s book coming I had to talk about it.


Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker.

Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches’ souls.

When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship.


BAKER THIEF is the first in a fantasy series which centers non-romantic relationships and stars a bigender aromantic protagonist. Those who love enemies-to-“lovers” and superheroes will love this story!

Can you blame me for being so on board already? I am ALL about the non-romantic relationships and the diversity that is promises is so exciting for me. Not only am I a big fan of Arsenault’s activism and voice on Twitter, but the pre-order incentive is amazing! I want my own cookbook and you should too! You have until June 26.

About the Author

Claudie Arseneault is an asexual and aromantic spectrum writer hailfing from Quebec City. Her love for sprawling casts invariably turns her novels into multi-storylined wonders centered on aromantic and asexual characters. Her high fantasy series, City of Spires, started in February 2017. Her next book, Baker Thief, features a bigender aromantic baker and is full of delicious bread, French puns, and magic.

Claudie is a founding member of The Kraken Collective and is well-known for her involvement in solarpunk, her database of aro and ace characters in speculative fiction, and her unending love of squids. Find out more on her website! 

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