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Review: L.A.’s Lost Soul by Dominic Ryan

★★★½ Review: L.A.'s Lost Soul by Dominic Ryan

L.A.’s Lost Soul is the engaging and spirited story about Dominic Ryan’s stay in Los Angeles from the U.K., while he spends seven months learning the ropes at an acting school. It’s an entertaining fish-out-of-water story exploring what it’s like to land in Hollywood with relatively little money, no contacts, and without even a place to live.…

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Review: The New Lease by John Stryder

★★★★½ The New Lease by John Stryder

The New Lease by John Stryder is a riveting conspiracy thriller following Fae Cunningham, who is being shadowed by a mysterious benefactor who rescued her many years before. Suffering from a history of mental illness, she follows her benefactor to the Middle East, only to find his control extends far beyond her own life.…

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Review: Insane-O-Tron by Nick Alverson

★★★★½ Insane-O-Tron by Nick Alverson

Insane-O-Tron by Nick Alverson is a collection of stories that lives up to its title: Insane. Here we find a universe where the most absurd television show imaginable becomes a number one hit (in which a man has affections for a bed of mashed potatoes), the most sterling haircut in history becomes sentient and leads an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt, an earwig named Ernie, and other wildly ridiculous tales.…

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Review: Fusion (Tesla Evolution Book 4) by Mark Lingane

★★★★½ Fusion (Tesla Evolution Book 4) by Mark Lingane

The world ended, but that was just a new beginning. Sebastian is no longer the boy whose mother was taken from him, or the wide-eyed student of the Academy. Cyborg armies, zombie plagues, magnetic magicians, and insane warlords are all just par for the course at this point, and fate proved too powerful for even death.…

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Review: Do You Solemnly Swear? by Lin Wilder ★★★★

Do You Solemnly Swear by Lin WilderGabe McAllister, former Marine and Texas State Trooper is accused of raping a six-year-old Annie Bridges – the daughter of his ex-partner. With the DEA, Border Control, and the police coming down on him with an investigation seemingly watertight, with his supposed victim’s testimony taken on its word, Gabe is faced with the unimaginable: life in prison at Huntsville.…

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Review: Angels Play Pianos by Pat Estelle

★★★½ Angels Play Pianos by Pat Estelle

Angels Play Pianos by Pat Estelle tells the story of Jimmy, a child prodigy who is able to play Beethoven flawlessly at the age of five. Tragically, the book begins with his death, but the novel tells the tale of hope among the hardship of a troubled family.…

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