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Cowboy Angels

I picked up Cowboy Angels because I liked the premise the author presented - both the Turing gates and the variations on American "histories". When I started reading the book, I wasn't entirely sure I would like it, however. As the book pro...

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Crunch Time - Work Out

Darren White has the possibility of a new job after his football career has ended, but it might not come to pass because he is unable to read or write. Enter George Higgins, an elementary school teacher, who might be able to help. Crunch Ti...

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Black Point Forever

Black Point Forever is a wonderfully written book that necessitates having the tissues within arm’s reach. This is the kind of story that a reader, or at least me, does not want to end. At the same time, thanks to the punch that both...

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Rising Tides - Destroyermen

I found Rising Tides to be an interesting read.  What really drew me to the story is that it is solidly written with well-developed characters set in a believeable alternate world.  The book was an introduction for me to the &quot...

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The King of the Crags - The Memory of Flames, Book II

The King of the Crags is a wonderful follow-up to The Adamantine Palace and I enjoyed reading it even more than I did the first book.  As a matter of fact, my thought throughout was: Did the book really have to end? I, once again,&nbsp...

5 Stars

After Hours - Tales from Ur-Bar

While, like with every anthology, there are some stories that I liked more than others, I really enjoyed the whole read. What I found to my liking about the anthology is that while there are different time periods - and genres - covered is...

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The Chauffeur - Workplace Encounters, #2

I found The Chauffeur to be a very good read, albeit too short. I liked the set up for how Kyle and Nick meet - both times - and the way things work out between them. What I would have liked to see more of and what left me a little frustrat...

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Accompanied by a Waltz

Accompanied by a Waltz is the kind of book I really enjoy reading because, in a word, it is, well, music. *s* What I found appealing about this book is the poignancy of the characters' stories, the characters themselves, the setting, and th...

5 Stars

Taken by the Prince

Victoria Cardiff is a very proper governess who has come to Moricadia with the Johnsons, who have employed her services. While there, she comes across Raul "Saber" Lawrence, a man who she had met once at a friend's birthday party...

4 Stars

A Song for My Mother

A Song for My Mother is a beautifully written story about mothers and daughters: What can drive them apart and what can bring them back together again. It is also a story about doing the best you can with what you have, even if it may seem...

5 Stars

Messiah - Apotheosis: Book Three

While I can't compare it to the first two books in the trilogy, not having read them, I think that Messiah is a solidly written book that delivers quite a punch. The facet of the book that really made it stand out for me is how the differen...

4 Stars

The Wise Man's Fear - Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

The Wise Man's Fear is one of those books that takes storytelling, fantasy, magic, and great characters, then stirs them all together and what results is an unforgettable story. Fans, of which I am one, of The Name of the Wind have had a bi...

5 Stars

Immortal Champion - The Immortal Brotherhood, Book 3

I found Immortal Champion to be very appealing - Gunnar with his rather "bullish" characteristics, Eleanor with her stubbornness, their pasts and how it shapes each of the characters and their willingness, in the end, to make a go...

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Keys to the Castle

What would you do if you went to settle what you thought was going to be a meager estate is, in actuality, a castle? What if this coincided with a crossroads in your own life? And if, during your stay in the castle, you learned about some f...

5 Stars

The Dressmaker - A Novel

Ellen Gowan grew up poor, but was blessed with a lot of affection in her young life. What shows up early and takes her far from the minister's cottage where she spent the first part of her life are her resiliency, spirit, and a talent that...

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Navigator - Time's Tapestry, Book Three

Navigator is a wonderful read, but it left me waffling a bit while reading it. A part of that may be due to the fact that it is the first book in the Time's Tapestry series that I have read (although, based on the storylines, it can be read...

4 Stars

Weaver - Time's Tapestry, Book Four

I enjoyed reading Weaver as much as I did Navigator , with one of the same quibbles as I had with the previous installment of the series. I enjoyed reading how Mr. Baxter presented the "what might have been" if the Nazis had been...

4 Stars

Tiger Eye - The First Dirk & Steele Novel

Hari is a shapeshifter who has been cursed into a riddle box for about two millennia. He would like nothing better than to be free of the box, but does not see a way out. That is, until the day when Dela releases him from the box. Dela is u...

4 Stars

Beautiful Boys: Gay Erotic Stories

Beautiful Boys is an anthology that has a little something for just about every reader. There are athletes, boys next door, Mr. Rights and Mr. Right Nows. There are reflections on first experiences and "what-might-have beens", a s...

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Play Dead

Supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin are on their honeymoon when, one afternoon, David goes for a swim and doesn't come back. What follows is Laura's quest in search of what really happened that leads her to unravel a skein...

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Angel's Rest - Eternity Springs #1

Those who come to the town of Eternity Springs find healing, although it may take some of them longer than others to appreciate the town and what it offers. One of those people is Gabriel Callahan, a man who had fled his old life after a gr...

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Promise Canyon - A Virgin River Novel

Clay Tahoma has spent quite a few years working on ranches in the Los Angeles area and is ready to settle down as a veterinary assistant in Virgin River. The work makes him happy, the area's beauty calls to his Navajo roots, and he has fami...

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The Crimson Rooms

The Crimson Rooms is one of those books that I think will leave one of three reactions on a reader: a) enthusiasm for it, b) possible dislike, or c) waffling a bit and maybe wondering what happened. One of the elements that really drew me t...

5 Stars

Sizzle - A Novel

Whether writing historical or contemporary fiction, Ms. Garwood is the best and, once again, she does not disappoint.  I have read the other books featuring the Buchanans and enjoyed them, so I was looking forward to reading Sizzle and...

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Atlantis and Other Places - Stories of Alternate History

I always like reading well-written tales of alternate history and Atlantis and Other Places certainly does not disappoint. I was drawn into all of the stories and greatly enjoyed them for various reasons. "Great Thrones", for example, I ado...

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Steampunk'd

"Chance Corrigan and the Tick-toc King of the Nile" by Michael A. Stackpole Chance Corrigan is working for a man he greatly dislikes, improving his machines, thinking that this might bring down a man he loathes. Everything is not...

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At Hidden Falls - Angel's Bay Series

Isabella Silviera is drawn to Angel's Bay by mysterious dreams of the past and, possibly, the future. Her drive there could have had a better ending, but she is saved by Nick Hartley - the man who has haunted her dreams. Nick does not have...

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Devotion

Slade Igerman and Reeve Taylor have finally connected and are in a steady relationship. Something happens after Reeve goes away on a mission and Slade does not want to talk. Either the two of them will be able to work things out or their re...

4 Stars

Heart Of Stone

It is Poseidon's fault that Medusa was the recipient of Athena's wrath, and yet, he knows that she is the only woman for him. He is set on claiming her as his and willing to fight. She is no wilting flower and is willing to make Poseidon wo...

4 Stars

Devotion 2

Reading Devotion 2 was better than the first installment. As much as I loved reading Devotion , what made Devotion 2 better for me is seeing Slade and Reeve grow. While Slade can, and does, come off as coldly arrogant - after all, it is par...

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Best Vacation that Never Was

Troy Hastings is preparing to go on a week-long vacation when his plans are derailed by a fire and he is left without a home, any friends (as they are all on vacation), and the only clothes he has - if you can call a hospital gown clothes....

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Dreadnought

Vinita "Mercy" Lynch is working as a nurse in a Richmond, Virginia hospital when she receives word that her husband has died in a POW camp. Shortly thereafter she also receives a telegram that her father is seriously injured and w...

5 Stars

Terra Insegura

A contingent has been sent from Earth in order to get rid of the genetically modified humans who live on Marseguro, a watery based planet that is very far from Earth. There is a catch in that there is a plague that will, in turn, destroy an...

4 Stars

A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor

A mysterious visitor with a bright valise and strange clothing meets with both Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee many years before the Civil War starts, then again during the War (wearing the same clothing), and does not look a day older th...

4 Stars

Dancing with Mr. Darcy - Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House

Dancing with Mr. Darcy features twenty stories that were part of the Jane Austen Short Story contest in 2009. A few of the featured stories include : "Jane Austen Over the Styx" by Victoria Owens - Jane Austen is brought up on cha...

4 Stars

In the Land of White Death - An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

Six months after Scott's expedition came to grief in Antarctica, a similar expedition left from northern Russia on a ship. In many ways it would prove worse off than the Scott expedition. It was plagued from the start. Partly due to a short...

5 Stars

Snake Eyes

Honey King is a hoarder who has collected everything from Cabbage Patch Dolls to Yugio Cards. Not only that, she usually buys multiple copies of whatever she collects. Her son, River, is worried because she has become very secretive about h...

5 Stars

The Ancient Stone

The Ancient Stone is what happens when someone who has always felt like an outsider gets a hold of an ancient artifact which will allow him to gain control of someone who he has grown quite attached to. There is just one problem with this -...

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Lord of Emperors - Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic

In Lord of Emperors , the story and characters come together like a colorful tapestry. Caius "Crispin" Crispus and the City of Sarantium are the heart and soul of the book. Rustem the physician, Shirin (the well-known dancer for t...

5 Stars

Per Ardua

Set predominantly in Wales during World War II, Per Ardua is a story of family, friendship, love and how war and wounds can - and do - change people. "Jack" Ratigan comes back to Britain in order to do what he enjoys doing best -...

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Anagama Fires

Anagama Fires was, for me, a wonderful read and just the right length. I liked "seeing" how Lucien's and Colin's personalities balance each other out and how those personalities translated into their pottery - and how their views...

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Angel Requiem

A beautifully written short story about faith, love, and believing that there is some good in a world that is horribly cruel. Angel Requiem is also a story about sacrifice of self for others and reuniting with a love thought lost. I would h...

5 Stars

Peter's Chair

Peter's Chair was interesting reading as it is a story of a few different facets. It is a story of faith, of what church dogma could be, of what it is, and how timing is everything. It is also a mystery that hearkens back to the Papacy of a...

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The Unbelievers

In The Unbelievers , Mr. Sim created the kind of mystery that draws readers in - at least it did this reviewer. Part of that draw is how Mr. Sim sets the mood of the story through the setting of Victorian Edinburgh. The descriptions of the...

5 Stars

Gaven 2: The Bonding

Gaven: The Bonding is a great follow-up to Gaven . This is exemplified, for me, in a couple different ways. One is the characters. I like seeing how Gaven flourishes and grows into himself in the story. He gains confidence and new insights...

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Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm was an interesting read for me, and not the type of book I usually pick up. What I think made the book work for me is how the characters' personalities fit into the storyline, how the storyline blended into the personalities...

4 Stars

The Echo of Violence - Book #3 of the Sweet Justice Series

The Echo of Violence was a good read for a variety of reasons. On the surface, it is a good read because of the pace, the action, and the interactions between the characters. Looking past that, the book is, for me, about choices and how wha...

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Sweet Son

Sweet Son is a fairy tale.....for adults. There is, of course, a hero, a prince, a quest, and sacrifice. While that may sound overly simplistic, what makes this tale work - very well - for me is Eryn. He comes from a land where his particul...

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Krakow Waltz

Krakow Waltz provided me, as a reader, quite a few hours of enjoyment on a couple different levels. I liked the characters - the primary characters of Henry Champion and Annabel as well as the secondary characters of Marek Ralenski, Count Z...

4 Stars

Dreamlands

Dreamlands is, for me, a story about monsters and how they don't always appear as they should. It is also a story that shows that those who should look after someone don't always do so and that people who look like they may not do so treat...

5 Stars

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