Sep 27, 2016
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Fiction

the-girl
IR Book Review  |  

THE GIRL WHO COULD READ HEARTS

By Sherry Maysonave

3.5

IR Rating

Kate Kindrick reads at the third grade level, has artistic potential and an active, playful imagination. She also has one power that sets her apart from her peers: she can see people’s hearts and read their emotions.

daufuskie
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A dash of history and a touch of magic on DAUFUSKIE ISLAND

By John Lueder

3.0

IR Rating

A dash of history, a pinch of paradise and a touch of magic are all hiding on DAUFUSKIE ISLAND.

as-oceans
IR Book Review  |  

AS OCEANS FALL poses complicated questions in a complicated world.

By Brian Birkland

3.0

IR Rating

A mystery, a musing on ethics, and a character study, AS OCEANS FALL poses complicated questions in a complicated world.

the-color
IR Book Review  |  

THE COLOR OF LOVE, a slightly over-the-top rom-com

By Ty Mitchell

2.0

IR Rating

The story of a struggling artist and a Hollywood talent agent who fall into a relationship based on ulterior motives, but find themselves developing feelings for one another.

smith
IR Book Review  |  

Smith (The Beckett Boys)

By Olivia Chase

3.0

IR Rating

Aubrey moves to a new town in a new state when things with her ex-boyfriend turn abusive. When she lays her eyes on sexy bartender, Smith Beckett, she knows she’s in for trouble, and pleasure beyond her wildest dreams.

the last
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THE LAST MA-LOO, an offbeat cosmic adventure

By Dean Ammerman

4.2

IR Rating

Funny, weird, delightful, THE LAST MA-LOO is an unforgettably eccentric romp through the multiverse.

a-pyre
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A Pyre of Roses

By Roland P. Joseph

4.0

IR Rating

“A Pyre of Roses” centers around Michael Attzs, a foundling raised by nuns, who has had more than his share of hardship and tragedy.

tools
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE is a hysterical anti-morality play

By Philip B. Persinger

4.8

IR Rating

Two billionaire playboys engage in a high stakes pissing contest while the women in their lives attempt damage control.

astrologers
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A young man comes of age under the tutelage of his astrologer uncle in ASTROLOGER’S APPRENTICE

By David John Jaegers

2.0

IR Rating

A young man comes of age under the tutelage of his astrologer uncle, but must decide whether or not to follow him on his quest to prove astrology’s scientific validity.

denial
IR Book Review  |  

Living without in DENIAL (SINGULARITY’S CHILDREN, BOOK 1)

By Toby Weston

3.0

IR Rating

While certain characters shine, DENIAL is a slow and patchwork start to a dystopian science fiction series.

drone
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DRONE, a fast-faced detective story with some thought-provoking twists

By Robert Roy Britt

5.0

IR Rating

Fledgling detective Eli Quinn investigates an assassination attempt on a prominent Arizona politician in this engaging new installment in Robert Roy Britt’s mystery series. Most detectives take up residence in a gritty urban setting where the gloom is just as overpowering as the skyscrapers. Not true for Eli Quinn, who has instead put down roots […]

SHADOWGAMES
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A young girl explorers her powers in SHADOW GAMES

By Jay J. Falconer

4.0

IR Rating

In the current glut of movies and tv shows featuring superheros, the main characters are usually thrilled to find themselves with super-powers. But for 15-year-old Emily Heart, those abilities aren’t always welcome or easy to control.

TITAN
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A determined mother battles for her family’s safety in a futuristic world in: TITAN

By Michael Van Cleve

3.0

IR Rating

TITAN begins with an ominous poem/list of reasons why America fell and brought the rest of the world with her before rising as “Amerikka.”

searching
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Beautifully written and engagingly presented, SEARCHING FOR PARADISE is a road trip worth taking

By T.L. Hughes

4.0

IR Rating

When life becomes too routine, dreams aren’t coming true, and restlessness sets in, the only choice for three friends is to get in the car and make their way back to their familial roots.

COWBOYVAMPIRE
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A Western Gothic adventure with a unique take on vampire mythology in: THE LAST SUNSET

By Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall

5.0

IR Rating

THE LAST SUNSET is the fourth—and presumably final—book in the Vampire and the Cowboy series

storm
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Throwing off the wolfskin unleashes the beast in: STORM WOLF

By Stephen Morris

3.5

IR Rating

Wearing the wolf skin he inherited from his grandfather, Alexei fights the storms that threaten his town’s livelihood . . . until he loses control of the wolf within.

ironheartcover-FINAL
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A steampunk and fantasy adventure in: IRONHEART

By Dakota Kemp

3.0

IR Rating

A young man in a steampunk world discovers he has extraordinary fighting abilities, which elevate him from small-time gangster to revolutionary hero.

autoflick
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Preparing to be unprepared for surprises in AUTOFLICK: A Study of Whales and Cigarettes That Became a Novel

By John R. Bancroft

3.8

IR Rating

Izzy, a perpetually-unprepared Boy Scout, tags along on his father’s madcap study of people who toss cigarette butts from their cars in John R. Bancroft’s coming-of-age story.

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A doctor struggles with the concept of the ends justifying the means in: BEING AND BECOMING

By Phalgun Prativadi, M.D.

4.0

IR Rating

In this engaging tale of moral crisis, Dr. Arya Krish has the best of intentions…at first.

philomena
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Fifteen-year-old fights predators in the fantastical world of: PHILOMENA

By Mark Guiney

5.0

IR Rating

Part swashbuckling adventure, part richly detailed fantasy universe, part coming of age tale, this rich foray into the Cor Novan Sky Alamanac spans multiple genres.

DEMONBLADE
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Fantastical battles against a Demon King in: THE DEMON’S BLADE

By Steven Drake

3.5

IR Rating

An unusually powerful mage armed with an ancient sword flees a vicious king, gathers unlikely allies, and discovers an eons-old prophecy that binds them all.

WICKEDPRAYER
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Demons, death and the dark side in: WICKED PRAYERS

By S.D. Moore

4.0

IR Rating

WICKED PRAYERS is a cautionary tale for any would-be occultists considering dabbling in the darker arts: some things are better left dead.

PEPPERY
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Trials and triumphs of historic Alexandria in: PEPPERY WINDS

By Lorenz Waldmann

4.5

IR Rating

PEPPERY WINDS is an adventurous epic novel set in the first century AD, opening with the drama of terrifying and murderous anti-Semitic riots in Alexandria, where Jews and Greeks had lived in peace for generations.

ANGELBOY
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Angels and madmen in: ANGELBOY VOL. 2

By N.M. Beguesse

4.0

IR Rating

A young angel with heroic powers finds himself in the middle of a dangerous feud between childhood friends in this fast-paced graphic novel.