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Title: Speculation Author: Edmund Jorgensen Genre: Mystery What would you do if you were faced with the choice between ten million dollars and a sealed envelope with no idea of its contents? For Andrew Wrangles, that is the ten million-dollar … Continue reading

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Title: THE HOUSE of Order Author: John Paul Jaramillo Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press Genre: Literary short-story collection Page count: 105 THE HOUSE of Order is a portrait of a working-class Hispanic American family through the lens of an uncle troubled … Continue reading

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The Girl’s Guide to Dating Zombies by Lynn Messina is a perfect beach read for girls looking to take a break from the dreary daily grind of the zombie apocalypse. Or any apocalypse, for that matter. Its wry humor and … Continue reading

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Two Moons of Sera by Pavarti K. Tyler is billed as “all the fun of YA for adults” and I would say that this assertion is absolutely true. It has all the hallmarks of YA—adventure, exploration, reinventing family, and coming … Continue reading

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Farsighted by Emlyn Chand is an intriguing blend of YA story elements—part paranormal romance, part mystery, part contemporary hard-luck coming-of-age. I know it’s hard to imagine that a book that includes all that could still be tightly woven and thematically … Continue reading

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A Line in the Ice by writing team Jamie Craig is a unique paramilitary fantasy/science-fiction romance that harkens back to golden-age sci-fi motifs used by Andre Norton, Ray Bradbury, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. By that I mean that this novel … Continue reading

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A few months ago, I reviewed Megg Jensen’s excellent YA fantasy novel Anathema. To give you the Reader’s-Digest version, I loved it. Which is why I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read and review the ARC of the … Continue reading

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Bridges is a story rich in setting and character. The main thread of the story, a gripping incident involving five teenagers and an ill-advised adventure on an ice bridge over the falls, is complemented by interwoven vignettes from Niagara’s rich … Continue reading

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All this discussion about self-publishing and indie authoring has revved up my curiosity engine. (This is the same engine, incidentally, that convinced me it was a good idea to try drinking unfiltered water in Mexico. Not a good idea. Not … Continue reading

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Just the process of reading Jack Heffron’s THE WRITER’S IDEA BOOK is like mining for gold. And with over 400 writing prompts, that’s exactly what you’ll do. You’ll mine every inch of your own experience, imagination, hopes, fears, regrets, and … Continue reading

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