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Firstlife by Gena Showalter: What If Your Life Before Death Didn’t Matter?

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Firstlife

Firstlife is Book #1 of the new YA Everlife series by bestselling author Gena Showalter. I can’t stop thinking about this novel so I’m reviewing it about a week before it is published. What if you were told your life on earth wasn’t the one that mattered; that the only life that really mattered was […]

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: Silvers Rule in This Cruel Dystopian World

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Red Queen

The lion’s share of the novels I read now come from publishers and/or publicists so it’s rare that I buy a novel, especially a YA dystopian debut novel like Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. There was just something about this novel that really intrigued me so, when Amazon had a daily deal on it, I […]

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Brooklyn on Fire by Lawrence H. Levy: Mary Handley Takes on NYC Politics

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Brooklyn on Fire

Brooklyn on Fire is Book #2 in the historical Mary Handley mystery series by Lawrence H. Levy. When Book #1 was published, I really wanted to read it but I had so many books in my TBR pile that I knew I’d never get to it. I’m so glad I got a chance to read […]

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Two Fun & Heartwarming Christmas Reads for the Holiday Season

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Christmas in Good Hope

Today we’re bringing you a couple of holiday reads I think you’ll enjoy: 1) Santa 365, a Chet and Bernie mystery e-short story by Spencer Quinn; and 2) Christmas in Good Hope, a heartwarming romance by Cindy Kirk. Both of these stories are fun in entirely different ways. I like to read short stories during […]

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Two-Book Giveaway: Unusual Love Stories by Salman Rushdie & Lucy Foley

Bestsellers

Salman Rushdie is practically a legend as an author, so choosing to read and possibly review the bestselling Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights was a no-brainer. Lucy Foley, on the other hand, is still making her name as an author but there was something very intriguing about the publisher’s description of The Book […]

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The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil: Love & Terror in the Middle East

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The Ambassador's Wife

There were a couple of things that grabbed me immediately when I saw the publisher’s description of The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil. The first was that Jennifer actually is an ambassador’s wife, so I thought it would be very interesting to read a novel by someone who had lived that life. The second was […]

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