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“Republic” by Charles Sheehan-Miles

What would you do if the federal government, or certain departments within the federal government, began to overstep their authority? How would you react if the Department of Homeland Security started going door to door and pulling people out of their homes and handcuffing them in the streets simply because they belonged to a particular ethnic group? How far would you go to provide for your family and to make sure that they have basic medical care and a roof over their heads? These are some of the questions that are faced by the characters in this very thought provoking book. The author takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride with a number of people facing these issues. They quickly find themselves trying to come to terms with the very … Read entire article »

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“The Last Pendragon” by Sarah Woodbury

Being a long time fan of everything related to the King Arthur legend, I was anxious to read this story, which promised to be about the “heir to the throne of Arthur”. I was very pleased to see that this was more than just a retelling of the old King Arthur stories and instead featured a whole new set of characters. The two primary characters are Cade, the grandson of the legendary Arthur, and Rhiann, a woman who would love him, even if the fates would not allow it. One of the most interesting aspects of this book for me was the way the author alternated each chapter from the perspectives of these two star-crossed lovers. It was something completely different to be allowed to get so deep into the thoughts … Read entire article »

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“The Sable City” by M. Edward McNally

“The Sable City” is a colorful, intense fantasy novel that will grab your attention and keep you coming back for more! In this book, the author has created an expansive world with a wonderful array of characters that will keep you interested throughout the book. This is epic storytelling! One of the things that I enjoyed the most about this book was the diversity of people that were presented. The book follows several different characters with different agendas who all converge in this magically evil place that only appears once each century. Whether your fantasy tastes run to magic and swordplay or dragons and other creatures, this book will satisfy your needs! It has been a very long time since I have read a book that covers such a wide range … Read entire article »

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“The Light of the Earth As Seen From Tartarus” by Annie Bellet

It had been a while since I had read any science fiction, so when I saw a posting on Facebook from the author offering a free copy of this novella in exchange for a review, I decided “What the heck?”. I figured I could take the time for a quick read, and the description sounded pretty interesting, so I took her up on the offer. I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised and even moved by this novella. While it doesn’t go into great detail describing the relationship between the brothers, it does give you just enough to help you understand the angst that they are both dealing with. The billionaire provided a wonderfully interesting twist near the end that made the story very special for me. As … Read entire article »

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“Saddled with Trouble” by Michele Scott

A friend of mine suggested I read this book, and when I first looked at the description, I have to be honest and tell you that I really didn’t think I’d be that interested. I mean, I like a good mystery, but I wasn’t sure that I’d care for the dreaded “romance” part. Even so, I decided to give it a try, and overall I was pretty surprised. The book settles in pretty quickly in setting up the murder scene and does a really good job of introducing potential suspects right off the bat. I found it interesting that there were so many red herrings to try to throw you off track, but I’d say that they helped the story move along at a steady pace. There was one particular scene … Read entire article »

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“Blue Valley” by Christine Rice

I first started reading this book because I was intrigued by the concept and curious to see where it would lead. I have to say that I was not at all disappointed with what I found. Being a fan of historical fiction, I found it very interesting how the author tied in three very distinct historical references. I have to admit that at first I was skeptical about the rapid development of the romance between Will and Sarah, but as I got more into the story and understood their unique characteristics, it actually made more sense. (I won’t go into any detail because I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you.) Suffice it to say that the author did a very good job in pulling me into this unusual relationship. The … Read entire article »

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Kindle Reviews

In this section I will be writing my own reviews of different Kindle books that I have read. Each week I plan to buy a new Kindle book from an inide author and then post a review of that book here on my site. If the book is worthy enough of at least three stars in an Amazon review, then I will post it there as well. If you are an indie author and would like to call my attention to your book, then please use the comments form below to drop me a line. For everyone else, check here for some possible ideas for new books to add to your reading list! … Read entire article »

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