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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: 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: Ocean’s Fire by Stacey Tucker

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review and via Netgalley ****Trigger/ age warning for explicit sexual situations Ocean’s Fire, by Stacey Tucker, is the first in the Equal Night Trilogy. Young Skylar has recently lost her mum, Cassie, to the relentless ravages of cancer. In the maelstrom aftermath of such loss, Skylar… Read More Book Review: Ocean’s Fire by Stacey Tucker

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Book Review: A Journey to Yonder by Nidhi Kaur

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Kuar’s A Journey to Yonder is raw, visceral. It is a pouring out of the soul in purifying honesty. Written as part prose, part poetry, Yonder tells the story of a life, as seen through different lenses. We follow Kuar through different aspects of her life, from childhood… Read More Book Review: A Journey to Yonder by Nidhi Kaur

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Book Review: Gate of Air by Resa Nelson

***This book was reviewed via XPresso Book Tours Gate of Air follows the Northlander seer Frayka, who has been tasked by the Northland gods to make a peace with the dragon gods of the Far East. Frayka has Far East blood, and sees portents, a fact that makes other Northlanders wary of her. Now she… Read More Book Review: Gate of Air by Resa Nelson

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Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Constance Maynard is 92, and living in the Lindell assisted living home. When we meet her, she is druggy with prolonged Ambien use, and being cared for by the 50-something Eunice, and the 20-something Sam. Most of the story follows the independent-minded Constance as she… Read More Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

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Book Review: The Governor’s Daughter by Sambath Meas

*** This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Meas’ The Governor’s Daughter is a beautiful historical fiction set in the backdrop of colonial Cambodia. Anjali, against the current cultural norms, works with her father in Siem Reap doing detective work. Til now, Anjali has work petty crimes, theft and the like. She’s ready for more,… Read More Book Review: The Governor’s Daughter by Sambath Meas

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Audible / Book Review: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King

***This book was for my own enjoyment I have read Ms King’s delightful Beekeeper’s Apprentice, and when I had the chance to snag an audible of it, I was thrilled. Ms Sterlin is a fabulous, creative narrator with a gift for voices. I particularly like Sherlock’s low drawl. I’m very picky about narrators, and happy… Read More Audible / Book Review: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King

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Book Review: Northwoods Magic by Desiree LaFawn

***This book was reviewed for XPresso Book Tours. It has been ten years since Quinn Reynolds was attacked in the Northwoods, or Lake Superior National Forest, by a dark being intent on draining her magic. Even as the forest’s Green Man guardian was rushing to drive out the malignance, Quinn’s magic had woken, and sought… Read More Book Review: Northwoods Magic by Desiree LaFawn

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Book Review: The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester

***This book was reviewed for XPresso Tours Grace Kelly Rodgers is six years old when her grandfather passes. The aftermath of the devastating loss of a close family member turns a once happy, talkative child near mute. She only eats when forced, and spends a good deal of time in tears, worrying that she is… Read More Book Review: The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester