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No More Illusions

By Daniel Babka

Rating:  star star star star star 

Meet Dylan Blake, a tough police detective who minds his own business and is currently enjoying a well-deserved camping vacation after solving a particularly difficult crime. But as he is preparing to return to his northern California home, he receives a request from his police chief asking that he take a look at a nearby crime scene.

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The Hermaphroditic Contortionist

By D. L. Mangles

Rating:  star star star star star 

This is not one, but two books: a diatribe on Constitutional Law and a story about a drug deal. Unfortunately, the story about the drug deal, the better of the two stories, is buried within the bulk of this large book.

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The Sword and the Well

By Ann Chamberlin

Rating:  star star star star star 

Set in the early days of Islam, when Muhammad is dead but still remembered by the living, The Sword and the Well is tale of interwoven tales, each told by one suffering from years of silence.

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Vampire Vic

By Harris Gray

Rating:  star star star star star 

Victor Barton Thetherson has a self-esteem problem. His ex-wife bullies him. He is manager in a construction accounting firm, yet his staff makes fun of him. His teenaged daughter pretends not to know him. Moreover, she’s not above finding fake fathers to act on his behalf. It seems as if nothing is going well in his life. Oh, and he’s a vampire.

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The Earl of Brass

By Kara Jorgensen

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE EARL OF BRASS is a charming novel that incorporates steampunk devices, fantasy elements, and romance in a story that examines the social expectations of Victorian society.

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Spring Moon

By Mary Ellen Courtney

Rating:  star star star star star 

In SPRING MOON, the sequel to Wild Nights, Hannah Spring finds herself living in Hawaii, married to Jon Moon, and the mother of two young children. But married life isn’t quite what she expected.

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Undertow

By K.R. Conway

Rating:  star star star star star 

Playful Sexual tension, romance, jealous cheerleaders who steal your clothes while you’re showering in the gym–these are the tropes of the Young Adult fiction genre. UNDERTOW adds an additional layer of intrigue and complication by making the majority of the principal characters confront their supernatural heritage.

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Sin Walks into the Desert

By Matt Ingwalson

Rating:  star star star star star 

It all started for Anderson “Sin” Kenfax with a phone call. His uncle and mentor, El Viejo, disappeared from his senior housing without a trace. Sin loaded his weapons and headed straight for the Sonoran Desert.

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The Imposter

By Sarah Pratt

Rating:  star star star star star 

Chris, a brooding Detroit reporter, lost his wife and child in a fire seven years ago. Convinced an arsonist caused the fire, Chris seeks justice while dodging the city’s corruption and sin.

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Headcase

By Marc Rosenberg

Rating:  star star star star star 

HEADCASE follows unhinged detective Ash Aiken as he searches for a serial killer responsible for the rape and mutilation of young women. The murderer, Louie Freckles, is a deranged young man who may have met his match in the increasingly-psychotic Lizzie, a girl he meets at his therapist’s office.

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The Shadow Prince

By Stacey O'Neale

Rating:  star star star star star 

Rowan, the teenaged prince of Avalon’s twisted fire court, is taken by surprise when his vicious mother announces that she will be abdicating her throne in favor of him. However, Rowan’s mother, the malicious Queen Prisma, is not about to just give Rowan her crown. In order to be crowned king, Rowan must reenter the mortal world and kill the halfling princess, Kalin, of the air court.

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Ten Dreams from Heaven

By Thomas D. Sedgwick, MD

Rating:  star star star star star 

Tad convinces his proud parents to let him enjoy his time off instead of working a summer job before attending University in California. However, it is the 1960s in Southern California – a time and place in history of the psychedelic revolution, and unbeknownst to his parents, Tad has a summer project in mind: experimenting with LSD (a.k.a. acid).