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Review: The House on Sunset by Sarafina Bianco

house sunset Contains brief scenes of rape and forced drug use.

Some books demand to be written. This is one. And it also demands to be read. Ignoring domestic abuse cannot go on. Authors like Sarafina Bianco are sounding the alarm and we should listen.…

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Review: The Alcatraz Rose by Anthony Eglin

alcatraz roseThe Alcatraz Rose: A Lawrence Kingston Mystery by Anthony Eglin is a cozy mystery that sticks with the reader well after finishing.

When Lawrence Kingston is approached by a thirteen-year-old child, who wants him to look into her mother’s disappearance, he has no idea what he’s about to get into.…

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Review: Keeper Chronicles: Awakening by Katherine Wynter

AwakeningUrban fantasy Keeper Chronicles: Awakening by Katherine Wynter is a fantastic adventure with demonic activity, romance and psychic powers all wrapped up in the beauty and magic of a lighthouse seascape.

Author Wynter brings alive the setting from the first page.…

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Review: The Arrow by Maureen O’Leary

The Arrow by Maureen O'LearyBased on an old Gaelic myth, The Arrow is about Fynn Kildare, one of two daughters of Saint Brigid, a “Divine” goddess with miraculous powers of healing. As a teenager, Fynn lived with her family on a centuries-old fortress of Brigid’s Keep, out in the ocean, off the coast of the town of St.…

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Review: Forty Bibles and Forty Dictionaries by Hae-Lyun Kang

Forty Bibles and Forty Dictionaries by Hae-Lyun KangForty Bibles and Forty Dictionaries is an autobiographical account of the lives of author Hae-Lyun Kang and her family: Korean, Catholic and middle-class, living in Sydney, from 1970 to the present. With an obsessive mother, a hard-pressing father, unusually-humored sisters, and a brother who fired two shots at Charles, Prince of Wales in January of 1994, Kang describes from her own perspective how she and her brother both grew into becoming who they are, and what may have lead her brother to the infamous circumstances in Sydney.…

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Review: The Stranger Box by Pamela Cuming

the stranger boxThe Stranger Box, by Pamela Cuming, is a psychological thriller that is both shocking and entertaining. More importantly, it will keep readers turning the pages.

Eden is adopted by Carolyn and Robert Dengler. Their daughter, Samantha, loves to remind Eden that she’s adopted.…

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Review: Dublin In The Rain by Andrew Critchley

Dublin In The RainDublin In The Rain weaves themes of love, redemption and devastation as those connected to a fatal accident in Dublin in 1947 are thrown together with sadness and romance, in this, the first book of a series by Andrew Critchley.

When Jonathan arrives in Dublin, he’s anxious and solemn due to traumatizing events that have left him empty.…

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SPR Awards 2015 Open For Submissions From Indie Authors Now!

2015 SPR AWARDSSelf-Publishing Review, the premier site dedicated to indie book reviews today launches its yearly competition to find the best fiction, non-fiction and short e-book written by a self-published or indie author.

This year in the SPR Awards, authors win a Kindle or iPad

This year the competition has added a Grand Prize, with the lucky recipient garnering either a Fire HDX Kindle or an iPad Mini, meaning one overall winner will take home prizes worth over $600.…

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