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Ruminations on a Theme: Review of Three Wishes


Three Wishes (2016) Written By: Lisa Manifold Genre: Paranormal Romance Pages: 188 (Paperback) Series: Heart of the Djinn (Book 1) Publisher: Self-published Why I Chose It: Lisa Manifold was chosen as Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Independent Writer of the Year last year. It was the first time they even had an Independent category, and I wanted to check out some…

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Every Word Chosen: Carol Berg’s Lighthouse Duet


I can’t actually remember which of Carol Berg’s books I read first, but the Lighthouse duet has always been my favorite. It might have been the covers that drew me originally with their evocative colors, or it might have been the name of the series. I come from a family of sailors, and I’ve always liked the idea of lighthouses as…

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Delivering on a Promise: A Review of Heaven’s Queen


Heaven’s Queen (2014) Written By: Rachel Bach Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 388 (Trade Paperback) Series: Paradox Book 3 Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: I Needed to finish this series. Needed with a capital Need. Premise: From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell’s doomed ship, Devi Morris’s life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two…

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An Honorable Followup: A Review of Honor’s Knight


Honor’s Knight (2014) Written By: Rachel Bach Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 374 (Trade Paperback) Series: Paradox Book 2 Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: It’s the next in the series? My motives are not that complicated. The Premise: Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either. After a mysterious attack left her short several…

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The Descent of Clariel: A Review


Clariel (2014) Written By: Garth Nix Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Pages: 419 (Trade Paperback) Series: Old Kingdom (Book 4) Publisher: HaperCollins Why I Chose It: I read Sabriel, the first in the Old Kingdom series, back when I was a teenager, and it quickly became one of my favorites, full of unique magic, truly scary bad guys, and even a…

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Armored Love: A Review of Fortune’s Pawn


Fortune’s Pawn (2013) Written by: Rachel Bach Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 341 (Kindle) Series: Paradox Book 1 Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: A friend recommended this to me, saying if I liked The Vorkosigan Saga, I would like this. And we all know how much I liked The Vorkosigan Saga… The Premise: Devi Morris isn’t your average mercenary. She…

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Old Testament Zombies: A Review of Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows


Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows (2015) Written By: Stant Litore Genre: Alternate History/Historical Fantasy Pages: 137 (Trade Paperback) Series: The Zombie Bible (Book 1) Publisher: Westmarch Publishing Why I Chose It: I like both zombies and Bible stories, and I thought “how could you possibly combine those two?” Naturally I had to read it and find out. Premise:…

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Beauty in the Desert: A Review of Island of Exiles


Island of Exiles (2017) Written by: Erica Cameron Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Pages: 400 (Trade Paperback) Series: Book One of The Ryogan Chronicles Publisher: Entangled Teen Why I Chose It: I heard this one described as the kind of young adult fantasy we really need in the market, with things like a strong female protagonist and great magic. Granted it…

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