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Review: Tesla Evolution (Box Set) by Mark Lingane

★★★★★ Tesla Evolution by Mark Lingane

In the far-flung future, long after society as we know it has withered and decayed into only unremembered remnants, humanity will rise again from the ashes of the old. But we are not alone. Legends will tell of a mere orphan, Sebastian, who grew from obscurity into a hero of the wastes, who discovered his true talents under the keen eye of his teacher at the Academy,  and gave everything for the strange, yet beautiful world he came to understand.…

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Review: Eternally Haunted by Luigi Santo

★★★★½ Eternally Haunted by Luigi Santo

The tale of Stasya Andersson is one of love, loss, and a long-standing question of identity. Growing up with only her widowed father for close company, she lives a sheltered existence under his wing. While happy for a time, her ancestral home seems to have some kind of sway on her, with memories that belonged to her mother Anastasya, who died in childbirth with Stasya, surfacing in the younger Andersson without reasonable explanation.…

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Review: Tepid Blue by Dev Bhattacharyya

★★★★ Tepid Blue: Philosophy and Yoga by Dev Bhattacharyya

To many, the practice of yoga is purely a physical exercise; something to enhance the body, not the mind. However, make no mistake – yoga is a deep, spiritual exercise intended to work the mind, body, and soul in tandem, as Tepid Blue by Dev Bhattacharyya makes clear.…

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Review: Never A Choice But Always A Gift by Adam Que

★★★½ Never A Choice But Always A Gift by Adam Que

Delving into someone else’s mind can be an exhausting and exciting adventure, and in Never A Choice But Always A Gift, Adam Que artfully pulls back the curtain on the inner monologue of Max Kristoff.  Once readers move past the frantic pace of the author’s thoughts, and have a chance to settle into the stream-of-consciousness style, the story begins to take on a vague shape.…

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Review: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants by Rick & Brenda Redner

★★★★ Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants by Rick and Brenda Redner is an informative and important book.

There are certain books that may be uncomfortable to pick up in a bookstore, or leave lying about on your coffee table, even if their subject matter is completely normal, and something that affects tens of millions of men around the world.…

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Review: CBT Worksheets for Anxiety by Dr. James Manning and Dr. Nicola Ridgeway

★★★★ CBT Worksheets for Anxiety (Adult edition): A simple CBT workbook to help you record your progress when using CBT to reduce anxiety by Dr. James Manning and Dr. Nicola Ridgeway

“CBT,” short for “cognitive-behavioral therapy,” is a type of psychological therapy designed to alleviate anxiety, depression, and related or co-morbid disorders and issues. It is an action-oriented approach that asks those undertaking it to work towards goals and actively “reprogram” themselves away from bad habits and into healthier mind-frames.…

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Review: Return of the Dragon by Alex J. Webster

★★★★½ Return of the Dragon by Alex J. Webster

Return of the Dragon by Alex J. Webster is a bloody good ride from start to finish.

Vampires have no doubt made a comeback in popular fiction, but some critics have noted the toned-down nature of these depictions, as opposed to the more sinister and terrifying versions of generations past.…

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Review: She Let Go of My Hand by John D. Wattson

★★★★ She Let Go of My Hand: A Father's Memoir of His Divorce Journey

She Let Go of My Hand: A Father’s Memoir of His Divorce Journey by John D. Wattson is a heartbreaking and honest tale of troubled times.

The hard truth that relationships take time and effort should come as no surprise to any reader, but rarely is the brutal collapse of a marriage put on such bold display.…

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