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Review: Brown Sugar in Minnesota by Joe Field

★★★★ Brown Sugar in Minnesota by Joe Field

Brown Sugar in Minnesota by Joe Field is a short, thrilling ride fueled by drugs and danger.

By their very definition, thrillers are high-intensity stories, and whether that manifests in the form of action or psychological drama doesn’t actually matter.…

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Review: Crowning Glory by Stacy Harshman

★★★★½  Crowning Glory by Stacy Harshman

Crowning Glory: An Experiment in Self-Discovery Through Disguise by Stacy Harshman is an original and laugh-out-loud memoir.

Stacy Harshman, an unemployed musician and artist, decides to embark on an experiment in hopes of coming to terms with her crippling depression, panic attacks, and psychotic breaks.…

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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: 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: Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei

★★★½ Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei

Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei is a dreamlike collection of short stories that’s part fantasy, part crime, part universe entirely of Ghei’s vivid imagination. A Norwegian author writing in English, Ghei has created a fantastical world that has little relation to our own, past or present.…

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Review: In the Valley by Jason Lambright

★★★★½ In the Valley by Jason Lambright

In the Valley by Jason Lambright is a sci-fi military adventure that hits close to home.

It’s 2333, and Captain Paul Thompson faces terrorism in the Baradna Valley far from home on the planet Juneau 3. The crazy men he serves with in his battalion are wild and brutal – will he manage to hang onto his mind while fighting the enemy, and his companions?…

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Review: Abednego by Devanye Hansen

★★★★ Abednego by Devanye Hansen

Abednego: Book 1 of the Guardians Series by Devanye Hansen is a mythical adventure through forbidden love and the unseen world around us.

The fascinating world of Abednego centers on the drama of the Pegasi, Fae, Guardians, Hunters and keepers engaged in an otherworldly power struggle.…

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Review: Girl Soldier by T.R. Horne

★★★★½ Girl Soldier by T. R. Horne

Girl Soldier by T. R. Horne is a page-turning action and adventure novel with heart.

Rain Wilson grew up in a small Colorado farming town. Her mother left ten years ago, but Rain never stopped loving her. When Rain learns that her mother is missing, she realizes that she doesn’t know everything about her father and mother.…

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