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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: I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan

***This book was reviewed for Moondance Press via Netgalley   Rhatigan’s picture book for children on the delights of reading is quite the treasure. I read this with my cubs. While all enjoyed it (including this oversized bookworm), it is really geared to younger ages. Beautiful artwork dominates, showing snippets from all kinds of tales.… Read More Book Review: I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan

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Book Review: Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn deSilver

***This book was reviewed for San Francisco Book Review and Sounds True Publishing Via Netgalley DeSilver’s Writing as a Path to Awakening elicits a beautiful dialogue with the soul. Writing can help you find who you truly are. Combined with techniques of mindfulness and meditation, it can be a powerful catalyst. This book will teach… Read More Book Review: Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn deSilver

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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: Across the Darkling Sea by K Ferrin

***This book was reviewed via XPresso Book Tours Ferrin’s Across the Darkling Sea is the first part of the Magicfall serial. Now, the author mentions it, but I’ll reiterate here: this is a serial, not a series. It is one novel in several parts. Think The Green Mile or Evalyce: Worldshaper. In the country of… Read More Book Review: Across the Darkling Sea by K Ferrin

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Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours and via Netgalley Black Bird of the Gallows, by Megan Kassel, is a haunting modern-day fable. Millennia ago, magic existed, a force to be reckoned with. It was purged from the land, though, and man’s memory of what was faded. Humans have such short memories.… Read More Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

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Book Review: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours Will Winchester has a gift, or curse depending on how you look at it. He can see the dead, whom he calls the Missing. A chance encounter with a group of ghost hunters opens his eyes to a whole new way of working. The Black… Read More Book Review: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

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Book Review: The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire

***This book was reviewed for Berkley via Netgalley The Brightest Fell is number eleven (!) in the October Daye urban-fantasy/paranormal series. Eleven! How is this the first time I’m reading this series? It has all the things I love. It’s got many types of Fae folk, including cait sidhe. I love cait sidhe! It has… Read More Book Review: The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire

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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 List by Patricia Forde

***This book was reviewed for Sourcebooks- Jabberwocky via Netgalley *Words are… tears of the sun, given shape.    Words are… Awen manifest; fruit of the soul.        Words are… arbitrary symbols of communication. Patricia Forde’s The List is a clarion call for the future, echoing the lessons of Fahrenheit 451 and Equilibrium. Set in a post-apocalyptic future… Read More Book Review: The List by Patricia Forde