Jul 04, 2015
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One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.

Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.

Three stars = Good; worth reading.

Four stars = Very good.

Five stars = Excellent; must-read.

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Hiatus
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Hiatus

By Belangela G. Tarazona

Rating:  star star star star star 

Read with a box of tissues handy: HIATUS will make you ugly-cry. This beautiful ode to late-in-life love is lyrical, captivating, and heart-wrenching.

St.Anthony
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In the Shadow of St. Anthony

By Andrew Hernon

Rating:  star star star star star 

An arrogant, selfish adolescent must find the better man inside him when an old friend is attacked by supernatural forces.

DevilM
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Devil Music

By Carly Oroz

Rating:  star star star star star 

A supernatural mystery tale of a demon named Cain who’s sent on an innocent mission by his Master, but who ends up with a lot more than he bargained for when he has to take on a serial killer named the Engineer.

Rhythm
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Rhythm for Sale

By Grant Harper Reid

Rating:  star star star star star 

Leonard Harper (1899-1943) was in the thick of the Harlem Renaissance, the bright lights and the low life, the big venues and the back alleys, as performer, promoter, owner—in front of the audience and behind the scenes.

9780985663575-Ext
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In the House of Leviathan

By B.D.Bruns

Rating:  star star star star star 

Nestled along the Italian coastline, the seas rage outside Amalfi, threatening the fishermen that sustain the city, while a terrifying spirit haunts the Apuzzo family at their paper mill.

Abracadabra
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Abracadabra Tut

By Page McBrier

Rating:  star star star star star 

Fletcher Perry, a somewhat nerdy middle school student and amateur magician is the unexpected recipient of an Egyptian coffin that was sold at an auction.

LastHanging
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The Last Hanging in Scots Bend

By Jack Hammond Jr.

Rating:  star star star star star 

In the aftermath of the Civil War, a simmering rivalry between two families boils over as Stash Harris avenges his mother and father’s murder. The sentence is death by hanging.

Bubbie
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Managing Bubbie

By Russel Lazega

Rating:  star star star star star 

Attorney and author Russel Lazega blends funny stories about his larger-than-life Miami Beach Jewish grandmother with her historical accounts and additional research of her escape from the Nazi regime.

DAZE
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Grey Daze

By Michael Allan Scott

Rating:  star star star star star 

Psychic detective Lance Underphal must help his love interest Callie figure out what happened to her uncle, while dealing with a lawsuit accusing him of the wrongful death of his wife Sonya.

Nose
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Nose, Legs, Body!: Know Wine Like the Back of Your Hand

By Len Napolitano

Rating:  star star star star star 

NOSE, LEGS, BODY! is an accessible guide that provides more than the basics about wine for beginner wine enthusiasts. Author Len Napolitano serves up an easy-to-read guide that is both entertaining and enlightening.

LittleAmerican
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Little American Man

By Lior Lampert

Rating:  star star star star star 

At five years of age, Lior Lampert emigrates from Israel to the United States with his two brothers and his mother. A high school student “with a clear vision for his future,” Lampert candidly shares his immigrant journey to America.

Lana
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Lana Fray and the Grand Plan

By Maren Higbee

Rating:  star star star star star 

LANA FRAY AND THE GRAND PLAN follows a month in the life of a headstrong and witty reality TV producer in Los Angeles as she carries forward an eccentric plan to find the man of her dreams.