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Review: Seeds of Hatred (Scions Awakened Book 1) by Christian Nadeau

★★★★½ Seeds of Hatred (Scions Awakened Book 1)

In Seeds of Hatred, Christian Nadeau proves that he is more than up to the task of creating an ambitious and creative fantasy universe. The opening chapter sets the mood for the entire book – danger around every corner, assassins and informants in a deadly dance, and cryptic warnings about mysterious threats from distant lands.…

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Review: Taldra: #SciFi Adventures by Duane Simolke

★★★★ Taldra: #SciFi Adventures by Duane Simolke

Taldra: #SciFi Adventures by Duane Simolke is a highly-imaginative sci-fi adventure set in an alternate universe.

Geln, working in Hidden Services on Degranon, is being sent to the planet of Valchondria, which his people had infiltrated 50 years ago. On Valchondria, their people have found a doorway through time that leads back to when the prophet, Zaysha, first gave them The Book of Degranon.…

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Review: Freeing Linhurst by Al Cassidy

★★★★½ Freeing Linhurst by Al Cassidy

Targeted at younger readers, Freeing Linhurst is a thrilling mystery that follows the adventures of Jack Alexander, an intrepid young investigator who is following in his mother’s footsteps – determined to uncover the truth about Linhurst State School and Hospital – an abandoned mental asylum in town.…

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Review: It Is Myself That I Remake by Jaclyn Maria Fowler

★★★★ It is Myself that I Remake

From great heartache comes even greater happiness and fulfillment…such is the message beautifully conveyed in It is Myself That I Remake, a hauntingly evocative love story by Jaclyn Maria Fowler.

Sophie O’Connor is the only child of Kerry O’Connor, an Irish-American high school English teacher, and Maggie O’Connor, an American professor of literature.…

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Review: Footsteps in the Dark by Carlo Armenise

★★★★½ Footsteps in the Dark by Carlo Armenise

The most terrifying stories are those that strike close to truth – those that make you question your understanding of the world and your grip on reality. In Footsteps in the Dark: Stories of the Bizarre and Unusual, author Carlo Armenise manages to capture the best elements of strangeness, teasing them out into brief, dark stories that are recognizable, and so all the more chilling.…

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Review: A Killer’s Grace by Ronald Chapman

★★★★½ A Killer's Grace by Ronald Chapman

Many people seek out books as a form of escape – a chance to leave the world behind and live in another person’s thoughts for a time. In A Killer’s Grace, author Ronald Chapman introduces readers to a life they probably don’t understand, but the difficult, probing and personal questions raised throughout this book don’t leave readers much room to escape.…

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Review: Back Side of a Hurricane by Robert Schwab

★★★★ Back Side of a Hurricane

Tucker Nash’s life is about to be hit by a hurricane. As an actual hurricane heads towards South Carolina, Tucker learns that his wife is suffering from a crippling depression that could upend his marriage. When they go to couple’s therapy it unearths more than issues with their marriage.…

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