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Book Review: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

In the midst of war, two young girls find mystery and magic that will come to shake the world. The Cottingley Secret, as the name hints, is a tale about the two young girls of Cottingley who photographer fairies on summer in the middle of the Great War. This story is actually two in one.… Read More Book Review: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

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Quickshots # 3

Creature Files: Dinosaurs by LJ Tracosas Take a journey through time and meet some of the fiercest beasties to ever walk, swim, or fly on earth. From the fearsome ‘tyrant king’ to the lumbering ‘heavy lizard’, LJ Tracosas introduces the reader to twenty different creatures from the Age of Dinosaurs. Spanning the Triassic to the… Read More Quickshots # 3

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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: 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: (Audiobook) I Bring the Fire: Wolves by C Gockel/ Barrie Kreinik (narrator)

***This book was for my own enjoyment. Amy and her mangy mutt Fenrir are on their way to her aunt Beatrice’s house for the summer when an accident leaves her in the hands of a deranged killer. A terrified plea brings the (accidental) assistance of the most unlikely of gods- Loki. A magical accident has… Read More Book Review: (Audiobook) I Bring the Fire: Wolves by C Gockel/ Barrie Kreinik (narrator)

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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: 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: 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