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THE DARKEST GIFT by Len Handeland

Fun, moving, and action-packed… Handeland delivers plenty of plot developments, intriguing characters, and otherworldly things in his engrossing debut. Struggling with his sexuality, Jack thinks his stroke of bad luck with men and women has come to an end after…
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Xonarye: Australia by S.H.S.

An intriguing SF read… S.H.S. kicks start his SF series with this fascinating installment, taking readers on a young man’s journey to a mystical land. Leaf Brodie, nineteen-year-old country lad, is content to begin his building apprenticeship with the local…
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Iceapelago 2091 by Peter Brennan

A memorable, unpredictable journey… After the destructive Eriador event effectively shuts off the Gulf Stream, bringing in fierce winters that lasted half a year, Iceapelago becomes the hub of life-or-death negotiations, with residents struggling to stay alive in Brennan’s compelling…
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Blood Before Dawn (2) (The Dung Beetles of Liberia) by Daniel V. Meier Jr.

An impressive literary balancing act that is as entertaining as it is thoughtful… Meier continues his The Dung Beetles of Liberia series with this enthralling installment as Ken Verrier returns to Liberia to buy diamonds. It’s April of 1979. When…
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The Adventures of Vylette Bunny and Michie: Love at First Bite by Michelle Crichton (Author), I Cenizal (Illustrator)

Brilliantly subtle and spot-on… A charming early read. Crichton’s latest is a charming story about acceptance, understanding, compassion, and pet ownership. Kind and caring, Michie has always dreamt about owning a pet of her own. When she sees Vylette bunny…
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Iconoclast: A Sean McPherson Novel by Laurie Buchanan

An absolute page-turner… Not the one to be missed. The ex-cop Sean McPherson learns danger never strays far from home in this enthralling second installment in Buchanan’s Sean McPherson series. Still struggling with survivor’s guilt, Sean is gradually settling into…
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The Winterkeeper by Jo Horne

A stirring, transporting story of love and family… Horne combines history and intrigue in his latest, a fine, complex tale of love and what it means to be family. At fourteen, Millie Chase is left at the mercy of her…
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The Witch Hunter General II: The Oath Breaker by Mace Berry        

An un-put-downable paranormal fantasy with heartfelt emotion and real substance… Marked with violence, bloodshed, and intrigue, Berry’s second in The Witch Hunter General series takes readers on an exhilarating adventure as General Victor Cain and his team set on to…
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The Art of Leaving by Sam Haven

A must-have poetry collection about loss… Haven’s latest explores loss and its aftermath with stark thought and insight. The poems range in scope from journal excerpts, inner monologue, imagery, poetry, and prose and navigate various stages of loss. Writing with…
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<3: Love Poems by Halle Preneta

Simple but beautifully expressed… Preneta’s latest, a poetry chapbook, is an intriguing collection of short poems that delves into queer love and the feelings associated with it. Preneta’s language is pleasing and accessible, lending the reader an awareness of bisexuality…