Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dead Stop (a zombie novella!) by Mark Clapham

Dead Stop (Tomes of the Dead)   I hate zombies. I avoid zombie novels to the point that I haven’t even watched a really great (so I hear) TV show, The Walking Dead. Billy the zombie in “Hocus Pocus” (that … Continue reading

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Stunning Book Cover — EMBRYO by J.A. Schneider

Thrillers? I almost never read them. Not even medical thrillers (though I love reading nonfiction books on science and medicine). This one, however, leaped out at me as I scrolled the daily twitter feed: That is one striking, dramatic photo, … Continue reading

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Stealing Fire by Susan Sloate

Susan Sloate is the author I might never have met if we weren’t the only two people who’d posted reviews of an old, obscure  novel we both love (See blog entry “Good Morning, Young Lady” by Ardyth Kennelly). Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Results of Kindle Countdown Deal

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Good Morning, Young Lady by Ardyth Kennelly

This is the only book I’ve re-read more than dozen times. Longing for a book club of fellow fans who’d discuss the story with me, I’d even buy out-of-print copies online and send them to friends–none of whom liked the … Continue reading

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Awesome Indies Project

I met John L. Monk via Twitter after taking advantage of Kindle’s “Free Today” offers. From the first page, first chapter of his indie novel KICK, I knew this is an author to expect more great things from. (Yes, I end sentences with … Continue reading

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Clare Boothe Luce / “No good deed goes unpunished”

Sounds like something Mark Twain would have said, right? According to Ask.com, the phrase has been attributed to Oscar Wilde and to Clare Booth Luce but the origin is actually not known. Of course I’m sidetracked now by this woman, … Continue reading

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Dosha: Flight of the Russian Gypsies by Sonia Meyer

Sonia Meyer fled the Nazis with her parents when she was 2 years old to live in the woods of Germany and Poland with partisans and Gypsies. There her father taught her to throw hand grenades using a wooden darning … Continue reading

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The Hawks of Kamalon by Michael Reisig

As Memorial Day approaches there’s no better time for a heroic tale of sacrifice and victory. World War II pilots traveling across time and space to save an alien people may sound a little far-fetched, but Michael Reisig pulls it off … Continue reading

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The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Thanks to NetGalley and Amazon Vine, book critics can sneak-preview ARCs (Advance Review Copies) of novels that are sure to become best sellers. Most novels fail my page-one or chapter-one test, but others are delightful surprises. This is one of them. … Continue reading

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