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Book Review: ‘Suspicion’ a Young Adult Fiction by Alexandra Monir

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The secrets of Rockford manor are very delicate and Imogen is cautious about creating any further concerns. There is something very strange about the deaths of her parents and that of her cousin, something that someone is willing to kill to keep secret. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Subtly Worded’ – Short Stories by Teffi from Pushkin Press

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The Russian writer Teffi, whose real name was Nadezhda Alexandrovna Lokhvitskaya, enjoyed great popularity throughout the first half of the 20th century as she chronicled life in Russia before and after the Revolution and then as an emigre in Paris. But her work has faded into relative obscurity since. I had never heard of her until the 2014 publication of ... Read More »

Book Review: ‘Nine Planets’ by Greg Byrne

Nine Planets is a very real, human story with multiple layers.

This is the first book I've read that combines science fiction and the Santa Claus myth. Read More »

Interview with Madeline Wynn, Author of ‘Daughter of the Fallen’

"I think of the worst thing possible for my character and then make it happen.  I love to torture them."

To know that something I wrote holds meaning for someone else makes all of the suffering worth it. Read More »

Book Review: ‘When the Words are Spoken,’ A Romance with a Message by Simone Beaudelaire

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Were it a TV drama, it would most assuredly be found on the Hallmark channel. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Secret of a Thousand Beauties,’ A Historical Romance by Mingmei Yip

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Promised in marriage at birth, Spring Swallow is still forced to wed even after the death of her intended groom. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Found, Near Water’ – A Suspenseful Mystery by Katherine Hayton

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Whenever it comes to missing and exploited children there is always that painful feeling, for there is an innocence lost when a child disappears. The edginess of Found, Near Water begins right from the beginning and the missing are threaded together into a strange and eerie nightmare of questions and answers. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Things Half In Shadow’ A Ghostly 19th Century Thriller by Alan Finn

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'Things Half in Shadow' has it all: murder, mystery, intrigue, and a smattering of some ghostly paranormal thrown in for good measure! Read More »

Book Review: ‘Stolen, Heart of Dread’ A YA Fantasy by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston.

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If you enjoy fantasy and danger, threaded with mystery and adventure you will love the characters in this tale. The second of a series it still reads well on its own, and you will find that Wes and his erstwhile friends are a mix of fear and courage. It is when they are all together the courage becomes fierce, and when one of their friends comes into trouble, you see what makes them who they are. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Forsaken: Ev and Ell’ by C. Ryan Bymaster

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Bymaster has taken the fight between good and evil in an alternate direction. While there is that competition between his characters, after much time together they begin to interact in more direct ways with humor, with mocking and sometimes with friendship. Read More »