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Edokko (Sakura+Maple) by Loren Greene

Sweet, funny, and affecting… Absolutely captivating. Friendship and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams form the basis of Greene’s fun latest. Sixteen-year-old Lily Jennings is excited to study in Tokyo, Japan for a year. But an unexpected occurrence forces her…
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The Caduca by Elaine Graham-Leigh

Artfully spun, marvelously executed… A virtually flawless SF tale. Set in the far-future, Graham-Leigh’s brilliantly outstanding hard SF tale is a vivid examination of tyranny, resistance, and liberation. Just another poor and violent ex-Terran colony, the planet of Benan Ty…
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Children of the Night by Zan Safra

A page-turning read that leaves readers dazed and breathless… Fusing hard SF with dark urban fantasy, Safra’s thoroughly engrossing tale is marked with intrigue, mystery, magic, and murder. It’s been five hundred years since the dead last ravaged the Continent.…
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Walks with Sam: A Man, a Dog, and a Season of Awakening by David W. Berner

Exquisitely observed, brilliantly constructed… An irresistible work of storytelling. Berner’s remarkable latest examines age-old questions of mindfulness and contentment. In a series of chapters, each dedicated to a single walk with his golden doodle Sam during a summer of hiking,…
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ROADWORK by John Alvah Barnes Jr & Naomi Lynn Barnes

A remarkable examination of love… Addictively readable. John Alvah Barnes Jr and Naomi Lynn Barnes’s latest is an elegiac portrait of an unconventional couple exploring the nature of true love. It is 1974. Kyle is a high school senior, merely…
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The Coal Miner’s War by Randall Reese

A page-turner… Reese weaves a compelling fictionalized retelling of history, taking readers into a turbulent time in Colorado’s unsavory past. Struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of his wife and child, Louis Tikas is determined to stay…
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Wanting Aidan by Alyssa Hall

Addictive, thoroughly gripping… Hall’s solid latest sees the private investigator Joe Parrott on the trail of a young woman’s killer. Joe finds himself entangled into a murder investigation after the body of a young woman is found near his home.…
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Skullduggery at Downtown Medicine Mound by Dennis Boyd Call

Original, compelling, otherworldly… Call’s compelling, heartwarming latest continues Jonathan Parker’s journey as he comes face to face with a powerful enemy. Jonathan has barely celebrated his earlier victory when he finds himself entangled in yet another problem: the To-sa-wi Alliance…
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Legacy of Flame by Rebecca Bapaye

An outstanding tale of magic, mystery, and dark intrigues of politics… Bapaye weaves an intricate tapestry of magic, mayhem, and intrigue in her debut fantasy. The fierce Elia Kolenikova, queen of the Ice Realm, is determined to protect the druid…
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Bloodlines (A Dying Truth Exposed, Book One) by Marcus Abston

A gripping and detailed historical, with plenty of intrigue… A young slave struggles to navigate the ups and downs of her difficult life in Abston’s gripping historical. As a slave on the Browns’s cotton plantation in Mississippi, the life for…