Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

Pianist Coco Ma has a second passion in which she is just as talented – writing. Her first novel, Shadow Frost, is an absolute wonder. The world Coco Ma has built is reminiscent of Earth, but with magic added. It seems most people have the ability to use magic, each person having at least one […]

04/21/2019
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Once Upon a Dream by Liz Bra..

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

If you’re familiar with Sleeping Beauty, then you already know what Once Upon a Dream is going to be about. But trust me, this isn’t your Mom or Grandma’s Sleeping Beauty. Liz Braswell has woven a tale that asks what if it required more than just true love’s kiss to break the curse on Aurora? […]

04/17/2019
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As Old As Time by Liz Braswe..

As Old As Time by Liz Braswell

Who doesn’t love the tale of Beauty & The Beast? Well, except for a few people who seem to be hell-bent on dragging Disney’s version of the classic tale through the mud, claiming Belle has Stockholm Syndrom (which is actually addressed in this book). But have you ever wondered who the Enchantress was? Why she […]

04/14/2019
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The Wicked King by Holly Bla..

The Wicked King by Holly Black

Another great novel that takes place in Faerie. You can really get a feel for how things work in the land of Faerie. You get to see war, love, betrayal, and you even get twists and turns you may not anticipate. This book could not have been a more perfect sequel to The Cruel Prince. […]

04/12/2019
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Bl..

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Stories about Faerie fascinate me. The many different takes that never fail to include one common thread – Faerie is cruel, violent, & just plain a place no one should want to go. The Cruel Prince is everything Faerie is made out to be, but with one twist – mortals, humans, can play the games […]

04/10/2019
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The War Blog by Glen Sobey

The War Blog by Glen Sobey

If there is one thing I can’t stand, it is a social justice warrior. Most of the ones I’ve run across never go farther than retweeting, reblogging, sharing and arguing with people who don’t share their world view, all while using hashtags like #staywoke or #justicefor(insert name here). I can’t stand them because they don’t […]

03/28/2019
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Cutter Boy by Cristy Watson

Cutter Boy by Cristy Watson

Cutter Boy by Cristy Watson should probably come with a trigger warning. The book deals with bullying, feelings of being ignored or unloved, and with cutting. The story is not necessarily a good read for someone who is triggered by any of these things. A teen boy cuts himself to feel better – to release […]

03/22/2019
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The Bomb Maker’s Daugh..

The Bomb Maker’s Daughter by Thomas Ryan

I love a good thriller and let me tell you, The Bomb Maker’s Daughter by Thomas Ryan was an excellent one. A pre-teen girl is being sought by men who want to use her for nefarious purposes. A man she doesn’t know becomes dedicated to saving her and her family. Add a possibly budding romance […]

03/17/2019
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Deadly News by Jody Holford

Deadly News by Jody Holford

Cozy mysteries are a relatively new found love of mine. Deadly News by Jody Holford fits the bill perfectly. A murder in a sleepy Oregon town and a complete mystery, with twists that aren’t telegraphed six chapters before they happen, are what you’ll find with this book. Quaint touches, such as referring to a Coke […]

03/17/2019
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Seven at Two Past Five by Ta..

Seven at Two Past Five by Tara Basi

Abi is being unjustly judged, at least in her opinion. Others are not so sure that her judgement isn’t well earned. Upon setting out to appeal her unjust judgements, Abi is drawn into a whirlwind of jumping through hoops to get her appeal approved. She receives ever more judgements and meets some interesting and, dare […]

03/13/2019
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Perfect Prophet by Diane M. ..

Perfect Prophet by Diane M. Johnson

What do you do when you don’t believe in God but you find yourself possessed of an ability that can only be a gift from God? What happens when your father is also a religious zealot who literally wrote prophecies about you – prophecies that have a Satanic cult after you? That’s what Alec Lowell […]

03/08/2019
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The Rain by E. C. Fisher

The Rain by E. C. Fisher

I’ll admit, this book seems awfully familiar. Probably because the beginning seems like a slightly revamped version of Friday the 13th. And honestly, that’s what this book is. It’s a revamped version of Friday the 13th, where the real culprits are the ones who get theirs instead of innocent kids who happened to be reopening […]

03/05/2019
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Priest of Bones by Peter McL..

Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

It took me a good long time to read this book. I started reading it and I would stop, then I’d try to start it again. Then I decided to just buckle down and read the book. I have to say it was a pretty darn good book. I wasn’t expecting it to be the […]

03/05/2019
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Book Review: Halloween Carni..

Book Review: Halloween Carnival Volume 1

Halloween is my favorite holiday. This is something that anyone who knows me will tell you. I am a Halloween fanatic. So when given the chance to review books with stories based on Halloween and Halloween traditions – and those books are horror novels, you can bet I jumped at that chance. Halloween Carnival Volume […]

09/25/2018
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