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Review: The Sibold Effect by John David Miller

★★★★ The Sibold Effect

The Sibold Effect: Beyond Science, History, Ghosts, and the Appalachian Supernatural by John David Miller is a comprehensive look at supernatural activity at Clover Hollow in the Appalachian Mountains. Purchasing a property in the area, Miller discovers that the property actually belonged to his ancestors, raising questions about the nature of coincidence, destiny, and how history is shaped by forces we cannot see.…

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Review: The One (Greg Dorn Series Book 2) by B.A. Sherman

★★★★ The One by B.A. Sherman

The One by B.A. Sherman is the second novel in the Greg Dorn series. After the climax of Book One, Dorn wakes up disoriented in a hospital room. His wife, meanwhile, is told that her husband isn’t dead, and a man claiming to be her husband who doesn’t look at all like him.…

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Review: The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg

★★★★★ The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg

In a world of technology and magic far beyond our understanding, the balance between the forces of nature has been shifted. The songs that bring peace to the world have halted, and their young singer Eleanor – an orphan with little to say about herself – is left to discover why.…

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Review: Angel Baby by Julia Simone

★★★★ Angel Baby by Julia Simone

Angel Baby by Julia Simone is a heartfelt romance.

Detective Gabriel Gates and Angie Engelbert are from very different worlds. Angie, a daughter of a wealthy ambassador comes from old money and she’s not yet twenty. Gabriel, a New York police detective, knows how rough life can be for the average guy.…

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Review: Doctrines of Demons by Eddie Donnally

★★★★ Doctrines of Demons by Eddie Donnally

Doctrines of Demons: The New Age Dawns is the first book in a projected trilogy by Reverend Eddie Donnally.

Pastor Casey Carl is worn out. He has used up every ounce of his energy trying to help the local kids on the streets, but he does not have much left to give.…

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Review: Ironheart: The Primal Deception by Dakota Kemp

★★★★½ Ironheart: The Primal Deception

An epic, violent, and grimy urban steampunk tale with a hero to cheer for and original mythology that any science-fiction fantasy fan will run at.

In a world of godlike deities and electrifying science fantasy, mortal man is like an ant in the modern jungles of an oppressive regime of the ultra-powerful.…

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Review: Our Wild and Precious Lives by A.G. Russo

★★★★½  Our Wild and Precious Lives by A.G. Russo

Our Wild and Precious Lives by A.G. Russo is heartfelt and heart-wrenching – an unexpected knockout.

The YA genre often lacks the emotional depth of adult fiction, and with good reason – young adults might be unable to appreciate traditional “adult” themes.…

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Review: Soldier On by J.D. Wynne

★★★★ Soldier On by J. D. Wynne

Soldier On by J.D. Wynne shows the behind the scenes action and emotional toll of war on those in uniform.

The September 11, 2001 attacks impacted the lives of so many in the United States, including Molly McKinney. Molly wanted to be a doctor and had joined the Army Reserves to help pay for college.…

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