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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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Witch’s Dark

By Ken Davis

Rating:  star star star star star 

All is not well in Colonial Massachusetts in 1736.The witches of Salem have become restive, demons prowl the colony and the Rattlesnake Society is challenging the iron fist of the Crown. In order to protect Boston from the spells cast by the witches, Gov. Whitelocke has employed Dr. Ephraim Rush as the colonial Doctor of Magical Sciences.

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Armchair Safari

By Jonathan Paul Isaacs

Rating:  star star star star star 

Meet Derek Callahan, a conflicted man in life, his job, his relationships and his past. He’s just started a new job at Netertainment, one of the fastest-growing gaming companies in the world featuring its prized product, Armchair Safari.

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Wanderlush

By David Robert

Rating:  star star star star star 

A hypochondriac, thinking he is near death, promises to take his wild, drunken mother on four vacations around the world.

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Blood Line

By John J. Davis

Rating:  star star star star star 

A family’s secret history threatens to destroy their bucolic small-town existence in BLOOD LINE, a fast-paced nearly perfect thriller from John J. Davis and the first book in a new series.

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A Specter’s Journey

By Ekin Odabas

Rating:  star star star star star 

A SPECTER’S JOURNEY opens with Jackie Clarke caught in a perilous gunfight trying to save his wife from her kidnappers. He endeavors into a sinister scheme, but his objective remains the same: save Melody. However, his mission is far from simple.

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Adzul: The Heirs of the Medallion

By David Sage

Rating:  star star star star star 

ADZUL: THE HEIRS OF THE MEDALLION begins some five centuries ago when the Conquistadores destroyed the village of Pattiti in the Peruvian Andes. Adzul, the only survivor, was a young Incan warrior who inherited a strange medallion from his grandfather.

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Fathers House

By C. Edward Baldwin

Rating:  star star star star star 

After the murder of a young teenager, an assistant district attorney is thrust back into a life he worked hard to escape.

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Paths Less Travelled: of a Scholar Warrior (Spy) Teacher Healer

By Hon K. Lee

Rating:  star star star star star 

Lee tells the rich story of growing up with immigrant parents, navigating the battlefields of Vietnam during the war, and eventually becoming a CIA agent, martial arts studio owner, and later a practitioner of Chinese medicine.

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Quickbane

By Chelsea Starling

Rating:  star star star star star 

After a complicated labor and delivery, a dying woman spends her final moments bidding her baby girl goodbye and entrusting her into the care of her midwife. When the infant opens her eyes, they are a striking shade of violet, an indication that this is no ordinary baby.

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Under the Suns

By Ches Smith

Rating:  star star star star star 

UNDER THE SUNS is an excellently executed sci-fi satire of the belief in a higher power, and a clear cautionary tale of what can happen when a backward naive populace is introduced to a distorted self-serving version of Christianity by a con man from an advanced civilization.

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Cars and Other Things That Get Around

By Brandi Megan Granett

Rating:  star star star star star 

CARS AND OTHER THINGS THAT GET AROUND is a collection of short stories dealing with the ranges of human life from getting ready for a first date, to losing a loved one, to realizing how unfair life can really be.

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The Unfinished Tower of Babel

By Robert L. Bonn, PhD.

Rating:  star star star star star 

The story of the Tower of Babel in the Bible is meant as a cautionary tale, telling us that if we build our metaphorical or even physical structures too tall, they will eventually crumble to the ground.