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Book Review: Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler

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Book Review: Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler

Title: Better Dead Series: B & B Spirits mystery series Author: Pamela Kopfler Genre: Romantic suspense Publisher: Kensington Release Date: December 26, 2017 Format: E-book, mass market paperback Source: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_15?url=search-aliasaps&field-keywords=better+dead+pamela+kopfler&sprefix=better+dead+kopaps174&crid=3IY238M8LAU8Q Name(required) Email(required) Website Message When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and...

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Book Review: Sparked by Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous

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Book Review: Sparked by Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous

Title: Sparked Author: Helena Echlin, Malena Watrous Genre: Young adult, paranormal Publisher: Geek & Sundry Release Date: October 3, 2017 Laurel, Ivy and their hippie-dippie mother live in an Airstream trailer on “the edge of civilization.” When Ivy goes missing, fifteen-year-old Laurel has recurrent nightmares about her sister being tortured. Her mother and local police believe Ivy has run off to the big city of Portland, so Laurel must assume the burden of finding her sister. Jasper, a new kid in town, believes Laurel and helps her...

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166 Palms: A Literary Anthology 2017

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166 Palms: A Literary Anthology 2017

Title: 166 Palms - A Literary Anthology 2017 Author: James Burnham, editor Genre: anthology Release Date: June 6, 2017 Format: digital, paperback Pages: 114 From Amazon: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES BY FACULTY AND GRADUATES OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY'S CERTIFICATE IN NOVEL WRITING PROGRAM. Featuring the creative voices of: James Burnham, Diane Byington, Luanne Castle, Victoria Grant, Kristine Mietzner, Linda Moore, Suanne Schafer, Stacey Swann, Robin Taylor, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, Kenton Yee     My short story, “Suite for the...

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Book Review: Give Up the Dead–Jay Porter Series #3 by Joe Clifford

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Title: Give Up the Dead Series: The Jay Porter Series #3 Author: Joe Clifford Genre: mystery, noir Publisher: Oceanview Publishing Release Date: June 6, 2017 Format: paperback, e book Pages: 320 Fro Amazon: Three years have passed since estate-clearing handyman Jay Porter almost lost his life following a devastating accident on the thin ice of Echo Lake. His investigative work uncovering a kids-for-cash scandal may have made his hometown of Ashton, New Hampshire, a safer place, but nothing comes without a price. The traumatic, uncredited...

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VERONICA’S GRAVE: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR by Barbara Kracht Donsky

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Title: Veronica's Grave: A Daughter's Memoir Author: Barbara Kracht Donsky Genre: Memoir Publisher: She Writes Press Release Date: May 10, 2016 Format: Kindle, paperback Audible Pages: 338 Source: Amazon WINNER OF SILVER AWARD FOR BEST MEMOIR 2016 READERS' FAVORITE  2016 BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS FINALIST FOR MEMOIR From beyond the grave came a cry for help she could not ignore. Reminiscent in style to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and to Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Veronica's Grave is the story of a young girl...

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Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

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Title: HALF BLOOD BLUES Author: Esi Edugyan Genre: Literary fiction Publisher: Picador Release Date: February 28, 2012 Format: Kindle, hardcover, paperback, audio CD Pages: 321 Source: https://www.amazon.com/Half-Blood-Blues-Novel-Esi-Edugyan-ebook/dp/B006JJTB0G/ From Amazon: Berlin, 1939. The Hot Time Swingers, a popular jazz band, has been forbidden to play by the Nazis. Their young trumpet-player Hieronymus Falk, declared a musical genius by none other than Louis Armstrong, is arrested in a Paris café. He is never heard from again. He was...

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Book Review: The Ropes that Bind by Tracy Stopler,

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Book Review: The Ropes that Bind by Tracy Stopler,

Title: The Ropes that Bind Author: Tracy Stopler Genre: fiction Publisher: Binah Books Release Date: 1 edition (December 24, 2016) Format: electronic books Pages: 336 pages Tracy Stopler’s debut novel, The Ropes that Bind, deals with the under-reported crime of child sexual abuse and how it affects her protagonist, Tali Stark. Tali’s abuse is deftly and sensitively handled in this well-written story. The reader watches nine-year-old Tali grow into a functioning woman while holding her emotional trauma within her. Through her personal strength...

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Book Review: The Memory Of Us by Camille Di Maio

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Title: The Memory of Us Author: Camille di Maio Genre: Women's fiction, historical fiction Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Release Date: May 31, 2016 Format: Paperback, Kindle Pages: 413 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Us-Camille-Di-Maio/dp/1503934756/ The Memory Of Us by Camille Di Maio is a wonderful love story, though definitely not a typical romance. Set in pre-World War II Britain, it spans several decades. Di Maio’s voice captures that time period in both her word choice and her superb descriptions of setting and clothing....

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Book Review: December Boys by Joe Clifford

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Book Review: December Boys by Joe Clifford

Title: December Boys Series: Jay Porter series #2 Author: Joe Clifford Genre: Noir Publisher: Oceanview Publishing Release Date: June 7, 2016 Pages: 300 pages December Boys is the second in Joe Clifford’s Jay Porter series. Just as dark as the first in the series, Lamentation, December Boys moves more quickly without a wasted word. Clifford’s prose is gritty and moody, yet beautiful, with lines that shine like a Jacob’s ladder. The New England winter, with its aching, biting cold, snow and dirty roadside slush, is a recurrent motif. Jay...

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Book Review: Wolfshadow by Robert Edward Graham and C.S. Fuqua

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Book Review: Wolfshadow by Robert Edward Graham and C.S. Fuqua

Title: Wolfshadow Author: Robert Edward Graham and C.S. Fuqua Genre: Science fiction, dystopian fiction Publisher: Ursa Major Books Release Date: 1/16/2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 371 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Wolfshadow-Robert-Edward-Graham-ebook/dp/B01AXKWIO2/ The world's governments have degenerated to the point that corporations control everything. The largest conglomerate, Nattech, Inc, has designed a machine to disrupt the time-space continuum and plans to send a man into the future. Jim Pleasant Wolfshadow, a former Navy Seal,...

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