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Review: A Killing Too Close to Home by Karen Berg-Raftakis

★★★½ A Killing Too Close to Home by Karen Berg-Raftakis

With a sassy, case-cracking heroine in the form of Arianna Archer, A Killing Too Close to Home is an amusing and suspenseful mystery. Bored from a long break between cases, Arianna is a new consultant for the Meadowville Police Department and eager to sink her teeth into a new case, but what she doesn’t expect is for one of her closest friends to be the next murder victim.…

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Review: Biological Youth by Todd Ewing, Ph.D.

★★★★½ Biological Youth: Reverse the Aging Process Naturally with Mindfulness, Nutrition, Exercise, and Sleep

In Biological Youth, the first book of the Total Recovery series, author Todd Ewing, Ph.D. introduces readers to his unique approach for improving overall health. While many health books focus on the dual nature of health – body and mind, diet and exercise, etc.…

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Review: Cat Born to the Purple (Yeshua’s Cats Book 4) by C.L. Francisco

★★★★★ Cat Born to the Purple by C.L. Francisco

Although biblical tales and religious history have been retold many times and in many forms, there are few depictions as unique and insightful as the books written by C.L. Francisco. Cat Born to the Purple is the 4th installment of the series, in which the lives of Jesus of Nazareth, Mary Magdalene, Paul, and other historical/ancient figures are shown through the eyes of cats.…

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Review: Tomorrow We Die by E.R. Raabe

★★★★ Tomorrow We Die by E.R. Raabe

In this strange and troubling land, all young men are doomed to turn into dogs and die before they can reach the age of thirty. The curse leaves many with no hope for a future, either hoping for something great at a young age, or simply accepting an empty existence.…

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Review: Explosive Decompression by John L. Sheppard

★★★★ Explosive Decompression by John Sheppard

Explosive Decompression by John L. Sheppard is an intense, wry and wonderfully written novel.

From the very start of Explosive Decompression, author John Sheppard welcomes readers into a fantastical new world, hundreds of years into the future, and proposes a unique premise – a dystopian Earth that has experienced and persevered past the Great Collapse, a period of nuclear war, environmental disaster and global chaos.…

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Review: Bridget’s Hanging by Sheila Duane

★★★★½ Bridget’s Hanging by Sheila Duane

Bridget’s Hanging by Sheila Duane is the author’s presentation of the historical account of the life and times of Bridget Deignan (a.k.a. Durgan or Dergan) who was sentenced to hang in the town of New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1867.…

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Review: Always Picked Last by Kevin Kearns

★★★★ Always Picked Last by Kevin Kearns

Most authors write in order to tell a story that is bottled up inside – whether it is fiction or not. In many cases, the story they need to tell is some version of their own life, because they believe that it will be interesting, helpful, or even cathartic – both to readers and themselves.…

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