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The Finisher by David Baldacci: Book Review, Interview, and Giveaway

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The Finisher

I love bestselling author David Baldacci’s adult thrillers, as do millions of others around the world. They always feature complex people, Byzantine plots that give me whiplash, and they move at lightning speed – what’s not to love? I did a bit of a double take when I learned he had written a YA dystopian […]

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The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde: Children’s Book Review & Giveaway

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The Eye of Zoltar

I’m a big fan of the unique kind of humor that comes out of the UK. From Monty Python to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, I can’t seem to get enough of it. I devoured bestselling author Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next mystery series and have read a couple of his other novels with great delight, so it […]

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An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman: Book Review & Giveaway

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An English Ghost Story

You probably know multi-award-winning author Kim Newman for his bestselling Anno Dracula series. An English Ghost Story is his new stand-alone novel and I was intrigued by it from the moment I saw it in an industry newsletter. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, it seemed that listening to and reading ghost stories was an […]

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Lailah by Nikki Kelly: YA Romantic Paranormal Book Review & Giveaway

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Lailah

Lailah is Book #1 of the Styclar Saga series. Lailah may be Nikki Kelly’s debut novel but its path to publication was an interesting one. It was first posted in serial form on an interactive web site where writers and readers share stories, and in just a few months over a million readers around the […]

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Review of LieSmith by Alis Franklin: Book #1 of the Wyrd

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LieSmith

I love reading novels about other cultures so when I saw that LieSmith by Alis Franklin not only took place in Australia but contained mythopoeic fantasy, a dash of dot-com, and bits of horror, I couldn’t resist it for a Halloween month read. Maybe I was just in an oddball kind of mood that day. […]

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The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan: Review & Giveaway

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The Hawley Book of the Dead

Sometimes it’s hard to switch gears to scout for scary books for October during the hot summer months, but I was instantly drawn to the book cover for The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan. When I read the publisher’s description, I was hooked. And then I read it; all I can say […]

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