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Book Review: His Royal Whiskers by Sam Gayton

*****Intended for older children. His Royal Whiskers is a darkly whimsical fairy-tale worthy of the Brothers Grimm themselves. When an alchemy experiment goes wrong, turning the heir to the Petrossian Empire into a fluffy kitten, the bloodthirsty Czar is enraged. How can his son conquer anything as a cute fluffy kitten. And so, the accidental… Read More Book Review: His Royal Whiskers by Sam Gayton

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Book Review: Murder on the Lake of Fire by Mikel J Wilson

After a mysterious inferno claims the life of a young up-and-coming ice skater, TBI special agent Emory Rome is called back to the tiny mountain town of his childhood. Looking for a murderer, Emory may just find himself instead. Britt Algarotti works up the courage to try going back out on the ice after a… Read More Book Review: Murder on the Lake of Fire by Mikel J Wilson

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Book Review: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Flame in the Dark returns to the darkly magical realm of Soulwood, pitting Nell Ingram and the PsyLED team against an unknown paranormal with deadly intentions. A vicious killer out for blood, and a young woman still feeling out her place and purpose in life, cross paths in Faith Hunter’s fast-paced urban fantasy Flame in… Read More Book Review: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

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Book Review: Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas & Crystal Chan

Rating: 📚📚📚📚📚 The Count of Monte Cristo is a brilliant, dark tale of retribution, and the price of vengeance on all parties involved. This story has all the intense drama and tragedy I am familiar with from other of Dumas’ works. Edmond Dantes, falsely imprisoned on the very day of his engagement, is abandoned in… Read More Book Review: Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas & Crystal Chan

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Book Review: Road of the Lost by Aidan Russell

****This book was reviewed for the Manhattan Book Review First in the Judges Cycle, Russell’s Road of the Lost is a fast-paced fantasy with an RPG feel. War is brewing, as dark elves and ogres invade the forests of Meridep, preparing to raise an ancient being. Dragons have appeared in a land bereft of them… Read More Book Review: Road of the Lost by Aidan Russell

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Book Review: Age of Swords by Michael J Sullivan

**The book was reviewed for the San Francisco and Seattle Book Reviews Age of Swords is second in Michael J Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series. War continues to loom between Fhrey and Rhune. A vicious attack leaves those of Dahl Rhen without a home, and more determined than ever to shake free of… Read More Book Review: Age of Swords by Michael J Sullivan

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Book Review: Manga Classics/ The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling & Crystal S Chan

***This book was reviewed for Udon Entertainment The Manga Classics version of Kipling’s The Jungle Book brought to life beloved childhood stories, and introduced me to a few I was unfamiliar with. There are seven ‘books’, three of which centre around Mowgli, the wolf boy, and his rivalry with Shere Khan the tiger. The remaining… Read More Book Review: Manga Classics/ The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling & Crystal S Chan

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Book Review: HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

***This book was read for my own enjoyment Heuvelt’s HEX is a brilliant tale of the dark emotions that rule men’s hearts, and the devastation those emotions can wreak upon society. Black Springs is a town with a secret, a conspiracy so entrenched and so horrific that Outsiders are dissuaded from moving into the quaint… Read More Book Review: HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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Book Review: Wild and Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia by Denver Michaels

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Wild and Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia by Denver Michaels delved into the lore and legends of titular West Virginia (and neighboring Virginia), taking a peek at everything from battlefield ghosts to UFO encounters. The first chapter dealt with hauntings, and questions of giants in North America in… Read More Book Review: Wild and Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia by Denver Michaels

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Book Review: Education of a Coroner by John Bateson

***This book as reviewed for the San Francisco and Seattle Book Reviews, and for Scribner via Netgalley Education of a Coroner by John Bateson tells the intriguing experiences of Ken Holmes, former coroner of Marin County in California. For forty-odd years, Holmes worked in the coroner’s office, first as a death investigator, then later as… Read More Book Review: Education of a Coroner by John Bateson