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Review: The Coalition by Samuel Marquis ★★★★

The Coalition by Samuel MarquisThe Coalition by Samuel Marquis is a complex but fast-paced conspiracy thriller about a political assassination. Moderate Republican president-elect Krieger is shot down in Denver by a ruthless female assassin. FBI agent Kenneth Patton tries to hunt her down and becomes embroiled in a far larger conspiracy than one lone assassin.…

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Review: Banehunter: A Vereldan Tale by Greg McLeod ★★★★★

Banehunter: A Vereldan Tale by Greg McLeod Something dark stirs off of the coast of Marillin, and soon it will threaten the entire world. As the Wards weaken and the people of the Vales are constantly thwarted in their efforts to push back the darkness – or even merely survive it in many places – only the last of the rangers can hope to put the Bane back into order.…

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Review: Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by Bryan Bailey

★★★★½ Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by Bryan Bailey

Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by Bryan Bailey teaches the important and eye-opening lesson that dogs are, and will always be, part wolf. Though owners may anthropomorphize dogs and see them like little humans, they have inherent wild instincts at the core, and this knowledge will enhance every dog owner’s relationship with their dog, as well as how they approach training.…

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Review: Squirrel Days by Dustin Costa ★★★★

Squirrel DaysSquirrel Days by Dustin Costa is the hard-to-classify but always-entertaining satire about the so-called US drug war. Renegade disc jockey insults the wrong people on the radio and flees to the marijuana capital of Northern California with his one-legged girlfriend, Juanita.…

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Review: Weeping Water by J.T. Ruby ★★★★

Weeping WaterWeeping Water by JT Ruby is an epic novel about cryonic suspension – freezing something with life-threatening injuries in order to heal them when there are significant advances in medical technology. It follows Annie, who dies in a plane crash in the eighties, and Elliot, who dies in a car accident in the nineties, as they try to piece together their lives after being unfrozen.…

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Review: Illuminarium by Truth Devour ★★★★

Illuminarium by Truth DevourIlluminarium, by Truth Devour, is the creative and thought-provoking first installment in the planned five book Soliloquy’s Labyrinth series.

Harper, a forensic psychologist, discovers a book while hiking in a redwood forest. The book isn’t normal and Harper feels compelled to read it.…

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