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Book Review: Fierce Fighters: Predators by Paul Beck & Lee Martin

***This book was reviewed for Quarto Publishing via Netgalley Deadliest warriors of the animal kingdom square off in the ultimate battles. There are 45 ‘matches’, giving the stats for two comparable critters, like speed and intelligence. You will also learn the beastie’s Latin name, habitat, size, defining features, hunting methods, and preferred prey. Interspersed are… Read More Book Review: Fierce Fighters: Predators by Paul Beck & Lee Martin

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Book Review: Ultimate Expeditions: Rainforest Explorer by Nancy Honovich

***This book was reviewed for Quarto Press via Netgalley Dive into the field journal of Harold Bennington, on expedition for the Charles Natural History Museum, and explore the wealth of the Amazon. Traverse the largest rainforest on earth and learn about the mighty jaguar, whose jaws can crack a bowling ball, the colorful macaw, one… Read More Book Review: Ultimate Expeditions: Rainforest Explorer by Nancy Honovich

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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: 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