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Jumper by Rebecca Scarberry

In another break from my usual routine, this is a review of a children’s book. Jumper is written by Rebecca Scarberry and beautifully illustrated by Terri Kelleher. Jumper is about a big red beach ball who lives in a toy store … Continue reading

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Life Sinks or Soars – the choice is yours by Rael Kalley

This review is a departure from my normal reviews of crime fiction and I would like to start off by saying that I never read self-help books… well… not never but not for a few years, at least. When my … Continue reading

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Thick Fog in Pacheco Pass by R. P. McCabe

In my humble opinion, this is a real breakthrough novel for R. P. McCabe. The first thing I noticed about the book is that the style is redolent of my favourite US author of all time: John Steinbeck. Then I … Continue reading

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Crime fiction author LJ Sellers

I really like L. J. Sellers for a number of reasons: She weaves a great plot with lovely twists; She keeps enough tension going to keep me turning those pages; Her characters are strongly drawn, driven and flawed; She provides … Continue reading

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Impish by Derrick Hibbard

Impish is in a genre that I do not normally read but it was a great change of pace. Hibbard tells the story of Travis, a law graduate whose life basically sucks. Having graduated in the lower echelons of his … Continue reading

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Zeke by Wodke Hawkinson

Karen and PJ—the duo behind Wodke Hawkinson—have hit the sweet spot with Zeke. This novel is a story of love gone wrong. It tells the tale of Sue, a shrinking violet (as my Mother would have called her) who falls madly … Continue reading

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Two indie authors to watch

Since I became an indie author, I have made a decision to support other indie authors whenever I can. Indie authors are the future of publishing (see this post for the reason why) and I want to support every one … Continue reading

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Two books that promise profound change

I usually only review fiction and usually only review indie authors, so here is a change of pace. I have recently read two books which predict that over the next twenty years there will be major, dramatic changes in society as … Continue reading

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The book that changed my mind about reviewing

A while ago, I decided not to do any more book reviews on this site, for two reasons: There are already some great reviewers out there and I was not sure that I had anything to add to what they … Continue reading

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The Telltale Tempest by Don McGraw

Since I became an indie author, I decided that I would support my new peers by reading fiction only from indie authors. The result of this decision is that I download a lot of sample chapters but usually do not buy the … Continue reading

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