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CROWS and Other Stories by Dino Hajiyorgi – Anthology

This is an absolutely bite-sized read. There are 8 stories in total, all of which are verging on the flash fiction length or slightly longer. It took me under half an hour to read them all. Continue reading

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Become a Kindle Publishing Millionaire by Victor Gaucho-Ramirez – Humour

I’m not a massive humourist, but I can see why people might enjoy reading this. It’s a quick, irreverent read, albeit a little pointless. At a price point of zero, however, I could allow myself to be briefly entertained. Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – Classic

Finally, my Brontë virginity is gone! This classic has been on my to-read list for years… but sadly it didn’t live up to the hype. While I’m not fully disappointed, I’m a bit “meh” about it all. Continue reading

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Stories About Things by Aelius Blythe – Speculative Anthology

A well-written, bite-sized, imaginative flash fiction collection which serve as an ideal introduction to Blythe’s work. Recommended for those looking for a quick, free, and thought-provoking read. Continue reading

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Arcane Solutions by Gayla Drummond – Paranormal Romance

If you like urban fantasy settings with a dollop of romance, then this might be one for you. Continue reading

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Falling by Cecilia Gray – Paranormal Romance

Alexis isn’t afraid of much. She’s never met a cliff she didn’t want to climb or a waterfall she wouldn’t plunge over. Yet when her fiancé leaves and takes her daring edge with him, she swears off love… until a night out San Francisco’s latest hard-to-find, impossible-to-get-into new club introduces her to Jason, the sexiest man she’s ever met. Continue reading

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The Phoenix Conspiracy by Richard L Sanders – Space Opera

Calvin, an intelligence operative, is sent to eliminate a dangerous traitor. But as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game that threatens humankind everywhere. If he is to uncover the conspiracy he must confront, and embrace, the darkest elements of the galaxy. And throw himself, his career, and everyone he loves into the line of fire. Continue reading

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Incubus by Carol Goodman – Paranormal Romance

Combining elements of gothic romance with the current trend for supernatural fiction, Carol Goodman creates a unique blend of mythology and popular culture, appealing to our fascination with darkness and our hunger for lust and fear combined. Continue reading

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Irregular Creatures by Chuck Wendig – Speculative Anthology

Chuck Wendig’s Irregular Creatures is yet another feather in the short story collection cap, featuring nine speculative fiction tales that will shock, amuse, bewilder and entertain Continue reading

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Confessions of a Zombie Lover by Zoe E. Whitten – Horror

Whitten’s fearlessness in the face of difficult subjects does her credit in the Zombie Era series. Recommended for those looking for an alternative zombie. Continue reading

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Past the Borders by Christopher Ruz — Speculative Anthology

What a rarity: this review is not based on a review copy. That’s right, I splashed out a grand $0.99 for this collection and would gladly have spent more. But less reverence, and more review. Here’s why YOU should be … Continue reading

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Levels of Deception by Susan Schreyer — Murder Mystery

Many thanks to the author for the review copy Levels of Deception by Susan Schreyer A university professor is dead. Important fossils are missing. The last thing Thea Campbell wants is to be involved in another murder investigation, but when … Continue reading

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Sounds of Murder by Patricia Rockwell — Murder Mystery

Sounds of Murder is a light-hearted, entertaining murder mystery with enough distinguishing elements to set it apart from other sleuthing tales in circulation. The characters are believable, the university setting is very realistic and the use of acoustic technology is highly original. Recommended for fans of gentle murder mysteries with strong romantic subplots Continue reading

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Like A Moonrise – Six Tales of Shapeshifters

While I generally do not review erotica, an author friend of mine — MeiLin Miranda — contributed to a paranormal erotica anthology at the end of last year and was kind enough to toss me a review copy. I (idiot … Continue reading

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Little Sister by V.J. Chambers — YA Dark Fantasy

I’ve mentioned V.J. Chambers before on quillsandzebras, and reviewed her YA dark fantasy Breathless, which I described as Twilight meets the Da Vinci Code. Sticking to the genre she knows best, Valerie has released another YA dark fantasy with a … Continue reading

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