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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: The Boy in the Suitcase by NV Baker

***This book was reviewed for Manhattan Book Review The Boy in the Suitcase is a fast-paced crime thriller with a ticking clock. The first in N V Baker’s Concealing Seas Series, this book introduces us to Magdalena, a middle-aged woman trying to find her place in life, and move past a rough breakup. A cruise… Read More Book Review: The Boy in the Suitcase by NV Baker

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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: Alone by Cyn Balog

***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inherited the home upon the deaths of her aunt and uncle. They… Read More Book Review: Alone by Cyn Balog

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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: Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

***This book was reviewed for Central Ave Publishing via Netgalley The Goblins of Bellwater is a bewitching tale of curses, enchantment, and the power of the unseen. In the woods around Bellwater, Washington, a tribe of mischievous goblins dwell. So long as their human liaison, Kit, brings them a tithing of gold each month, they… Read More Book Review: Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle