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12 Reasons Why Book Reviews Are Important

If you are a reader, then you’ve probably used book reviews.  Whether it’s word of mouth, blogs or review sites like goodreads.com or Amazon this honest feedback is the readers ticket to a sure-thing-read.  So why are these reviews important and more importantly, why should YOU write reviews?   Friends don’t let friends read bad […]

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Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I know it’s only January, but I’m calling this — Best YA of 2015! So why 4 stars you ask? Pacing! If you’ve read other reviews you will see a contingent of DNF. A lot of this was because this was written in 3rd […]

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Book Review: FOURTH GRAVE BENEATH MY FEET by Darynda Jones (Urban Fantasy) – Day 47

I just finished FOURTH GRAVE BENEATH MY FEET by Darynda Jones and like the first three books, I loved this one!  Ms. Jones is a relatively new author but she is on fire.  I enjoyed this series so much that I gave them to my best friend as a wedding present. The fifth book is […]

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Book Love: EVER AFTER by Kim Harrison (Urban Fantasy Awesome-sauce) – Day 43

EVER AFTER by Kim Harrison (Urban Fantasy Awesome-sauce). I think I may have hit the perfect storm.  After a week of 90+ temperatures, yesterday we had a little lightning storm that caught the electrical transformer in our neighborhood on fire. (Terrible, I know BUT there is a silver lining.) The power company had to shut […]

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Book Review: ALL OVER YOU: A Devoured Novella by Emily Snow (Rocker Romance) – Day 38

ALL OVER YOU: A Devoured Novella by Emily Snow (Rocker Romance).  I know, I am late to the party with this whole sub-genre for contemporary romance with Rock Stars as the Alpha-hole leading man. I have to say “better late than never” since this was really fun.  Rocker boys may be the new vampire! Once […]

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Short Story Recommendation:“The Only Scars I Choose” by Lee Stoops (Day 36)

I am still reading longer pieces but I wanted to share with you some short stories I have read recently that I think are fantastic!  Day 36 features my friend and mentor Lee Stoops.  His flash non-fiction piece is beautifully written and heartbreakingly poignant. I’m not critiquing because  this is simply lovely and worth taking […]

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Book Review: DEAR JOHN by Nicholas Sparks (Love Story/Tragedy) Day 35

DEAR JOHN by Nicholas Sparks (Love Story). “Don’t read the book,” my husband emphasized, “they ruin everything!” And by everything, he meant the movie. The argument escalated from there since most books are way better than the movie but I think there may be a point made with this book versus movie. I picked this […]

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Book Review: BLOOD OF INNOCENCE by Tami Dane (Paranormal CSI) Day 32

BLOOD OF INNOCENCE by Tami Dane (Paranormal CSI). I read the first book of this series (BLOOD OF EDEN) a year ago and I really liked it.  It had the same intensity of the first few Anita Blake series (Laurell K. Hamilton) mixed in with a spunky heroine like Rachel from Kim Harrison’s The Hollows […]

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Book Review: DARE TO BELIEVE (The Gray Court) by Dana Marie Bell (Paranormal Romance) Day 30

DARE TO BELIEVE (The Gray Court) by Dana Marie Bell. This is the ultimate in brain candy for me.  The plot is like a warm bath.  I’ve read these a thousand times with slight variations.  Yes, they can become monotonous but sometime they really just hit the spot. Here is the plot break down: Super […]

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Book Review: TARNISHED KNIGHT (London Steampunk) by Bec McMaster – Day 27

TARNISHED KNIGHT (London Steampunk) by Bec McMaster. I found this little gem while I was trolling for a new Indie author to read. Normally I would have passed on this book because the title and the book cover are ridiculously cheesy (Yes, I am that superficial.) but I haven’t read a good Steampunk in a […]

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