Fiction

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DEVASTATED LANDS

Rating: 4
DEVASTATED LANDS follows Shane Cooper, a loner who prefers wilderness to people. But after the huge eruption of Mount Rainier, Cooper becomes a reluctant savior guiding a group of survivors back to civilization.
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BACKSTRAP

Rating: 5
The theme in BACKSTRAP is damaged goods, personified in the main character, an Iraq War vet and recovering drug addict.
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BORN IN RAINDROPS

Rating: 2.9
A diverse collection of poems from poet Danny Callahan, BORN IN RAINDROPS explores several themes, including love, loss, and 1950’s sex symbols.
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THE LAST FAITH

Rating: 3
THE LAST FAITH offers a philosophical back-and-forth between the author, and a “God” of his own making, regarding why human beings do what they do.
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THE EDGE OF FARALLON

Rating: 3
THE EDGE OF FARALLON is a book written in short snippets of prose, giving a sense of immediate presence and drawing the reader into the story as it unfolds.
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GIDEON: THE SOUND AND THE GLORY

Rating: 4
Joseph Ganci’s novel takes on the character of the reluctant and self-deprecating warrior Gideon who, as instructed by Yahweh, freed the ungrateful, idol-worshipping Israelites from their seven-year servitude to the Midian Empire.
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SIZE ZERO

Rating: 5
SIZE ZERO involves a cold case crime whose previously-missing girl/victim is literally stitched into a coat worn by a model on the runway.
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CROSSING XAVIER

Rating: 2.1
The people living on the planet Xavier seem to have a pretty good life. They are ruled over by a benevolent monarch also called Xavier, and every once in a while, a few lucky citizens win passage back to the human race's ancestral home planet, Earth.
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KINGS AND CONCUBINES

Rating: 3
A criminal past comes back to haunt a group of friends in the thriller KINGS AND CONCUBINES.
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KILLER IN THE HOLY CITY

Rating: 4
A mysterious murderer seems to be copying the Boston Strangler – can the police, with the help of forensic consultants Danie and Cal Callahan, track down the killer before he strikes again?
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BIG DREAMS, a drama full of heart-tugging surprises

Rating: 3.8
Teenager Lily Davis is an anomaly in Britain’s era of free love and drugs: she refuses to have sex until she can begin birth control.
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ACCIDENTAL EVILS

Rating: 4
In this excellent adventure novel, Steve Dimodica displays his insider knowledge about the military and a highly skilled approach to hidden conspiracies and bizarro world politics.
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Heartbreak and time travel make for a powerful mix in NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Rating: 4
NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE follows Dr. Dennis Tanner, a New York surgeon who one day begins to mysteriously lose time. Soon enough, Tanner realizes he's being fast-forwarded into the future.
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Two teens become targets of a mysterious shooting in CHICO BOY

Rating: 4
A teenage boy and his best friend find themselves in the middle of a bizarre situation when they witness a nearby shooting.
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DARK HEALER

Rating: 3.5
E.J.Powell takes the romantic Dracula image and applies it to a female vampire who has the power to seduce even a male character bent on making all vampires extinct.
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A SUMMER OF GOOD-BYES

Rating: 4.5
A man's vacation in Provence with his wife and adopted son brings him into contact again with his lost love and her dying partner.
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EPHAIDRIA

Rating: 3.5
An end-of-the-world sci-fi full of vivid descriptions and magical elements, EPHAIDRIA is nevertheless character leaning, and full of knowing geeky references that’ll endear it to the target reader.
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AHE’EY Has It All: Magic, Enchantment, Romance, And Inverted Gender Roles

Rating: 2.7
Open Jamie Le Fay’s AHE’EY to a random page, and you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a standard fantasy epic. Flick to another and you might instead decide that you’re holding a contemporary thriller with a feminist edge. Actually, it’s both.
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MEMORIES OF A HOME: ELM STREET

Rating: 4
MEMORIES OF A HOME is a charming time-capsule treatment of Americana in the mid-1960s.
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THE HACKER CHRONICLES

Rating: 4
A young man finds that a job with a surveillance organization offers him opportunities for adventure and danger as a cyber-detective.
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DEVIL IN THE DARK

Rating: 3.6
A fast-paced and fantastical thriller that takes the reader to the dark, drug-ridden landscape of Mexico, DEVIL IN THE DARK follows three central characters as they become tangled in a web woven by Mexico’s most power drug lord.
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THE APOLOGY

Rating: 5
What Raymond Chandler's oeuvre did for sunny, corrupt, and haunting L.A, Eric Haggman's THE APOLOGY--an effectively noirish tale--does for Vietnam.
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MOONSTROKE

Rating: 4
Set twelve years after a Moon colony lost contact with Earth, MOONSTROKE is a stellar account of human resilience, ingenuity, and courage.
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THE SLOPE RULES

Rating: 3.5
A breezy ski romance packed full of high school drama and ski/snowboarding action.