fantasy

The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack: Book Review & Giveaway

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The Memory Painter

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a bit of a sucker for novels about creative people, so it’s not a surprise that I was drawn to The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack. But the “painter” part wasn’t the only thing that drew me to it. Just when I think every possible kind of […]

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Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer: Book Review/Giveaway

Bestsellers
Off the Page

I’m not sure how I had never read a novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult before I received Off the Page, which she co-wrote with her daughter Samantha Van Leer. This is their second collaboration. Their first joint effort was the bestselling novel, Between the Lines. Although Off the Page is considered a companion to […]

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Children’s Book Week Middle School Mania Multi-Book Giveaway

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The Loch Ness Punster

For our Week #3 Pop-Up Book Giveaway, and in honor of Childrens Book Week, we’re giving away a great selection of middle school books, thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing’s generosity. These are not YA novels but instead are intended for readers from grades three through eight who are ready to read a novel format […]

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Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen: Fantasy Book Review & Giveaway

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Stolen Songbird

I have an embarrassing admission to make about Stolen Songbird, Book #1 in the Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen. I was offered this novel to read when it was originally published in Spring 2014 but turned it down. At the time I was overflowing with books to read and told myself that I could […]

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Throne of Darkness by Douglas Nicholas: King John and Sorcery’s Horror

Cross Cultural
Throne of Darkness

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Boy have I got a series for you! When I finished reading Something Red, Book #1 in the 13th century mythological historical series by Douglas Nicholas, it gave me the chills and had me checking all of my closets for foul magical beasts. Somehow I missed Book #2, […]

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose: A Possessed Gothic Thriller

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows

I’ve loved bestselling author M.J. Rose’s historical series as well as her stand-alone novels, so it’s no surprise that I jumped on The Witch of Painted Sorrows when I learned it was being published. This is a stand-alone novel with only a brief reference to the Paris L’Etoile family of perfumers who feature in her […]

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