Fiction

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SHATTERED TRIANGLE

Rating: 5
Three childhood friends follow the familiar male relationship trajectory of only coming together at a funeral. In this case, it is the murder of the politician’s wife and three children, seemingly from an expert hitman.
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MYSTIC

Rating: 3.8
A crime thriller involving a religious-inspired murder and a drug racket infiltrating a sleepy mountain town in Wyoming.
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SKIN FOOD

Rating: 2.7
The dead rise and the living flee in downtown Seoul, South Korea in Type A’s SKIN FOOD.
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THE MAKER

Rating: 3.7
THE MAKER follows thirteen year old Nate Smith on a whirling space adventure to save the world and discover himself.
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THE MOON-GLO MIASMA

Rating: 3.7
THE MOON-GLO MIASMA by Barlow Eckel is a vivid, detailed character portrait of an ordinary man and the romance that nearly ruined his life.
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LEGIONS OF LILITH, a modern fable about the return of the fallen first wife of Adam

Rating: 4.5
LEGIONS OF LILITH is a mysterious and eerie tale of a mundane resort town that abruptly becomes the center of a mythological confrontation between Lilith, the first wife of Adam, and Nieth, her angelic foil.
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ADA: SOLSTICE VOLITION

Rating: 4.9
ADA: SOLSTICE VOLITION is a riveting YA read that depicts life in the Pacific Northwest decades after a comet crashes into Earth.
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THE TORCH BETRAYAL

Rating: 5
An OSS agent is determined to redeem himself over an incident that got him drummed out of the Navy in a desperate mole hunt that, if not uncovered and silenced, will result in the deaths of thousands of Allied soldiers.
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With suspense and surprising twists, THE FORMER ASSASSIN hits its mark

Rating: 4
In THE FORMER ASSASSIN, Nikki Stern gives her sympathetic hitwoman a heart as well as a worthy opponent.
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ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK AND WHITE

Rating: 2.9
ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK AND WHITE is a portrait of a damaged woman who struggles to shake off her traumatic past and restrictive present to pursue an artistic career.
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Quantum computing’s “dark side” gets a dash of romance and a sprinkle of gambling addiction in CONSERVATION OF LUCK

Rating: 3
Computer Engineering whiz and head-turner Ella Hote never gambled on the fact that her Master’s degree project – the quantum computer she invented – can swing the pendulum of luck and misfortune.
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FEAST: A GITKSAN STORY

Rating: 4
A young man's untimely death is met with ritual and mourning, especially from the cousin who viewed him as a brother and a lifesaver.
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THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME

Rating: 3
A series of stories about people in various cultures coming out of the closet, and the different reactions they receive from their families, friends, and societies.
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WILLOW TREE'S GIFT

Rating: 4
In this tale of a doll mouse putting its life on the line to discover the cruelty or kindness of the world, author Sebastian A. Barnes conveys a message of kinship without hitting the reader over the head with it.
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CETAPIENS

Rating: 4.3
CETAPIENS by S. Amaranthine is the second novel of a trilogy dealing with large-scale science fiction and fantasy concepts in a non-linear narrative that encompasses multiple planes of existence.
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THE VENCELLO

Rating: 4.7
THE VENCELLO blends fantasy and science fiction to tell a tale about loss, redemption, and our desire to right past wrongs by defending the future.
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DELIVERING VIRTUE

Rating: 3.8
Weird adventures in the Old West.
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Love + prejudice are aflame under the bright lights of 1950s NY clubs in OLYMPUS NIGHTS ON THE SQUARE

Rating: 4.7
WW II is over, and life in New York is returning to normal. However, peacetime for many brings with it a return to the repressive gender and sexual roles that had become relaxed during the 20s and 30s, and especially once many men had gone overseas to fight.
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PINEAPPLE CRUSH

Rating: 4.2
A darkly funny, steamy, high-action murder mystery in PINEAPPLE CRUSH
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SOUL CENSUS, a paranormal fantasy with a twist

Rating: 3.7
SOUL CENSUS, the first book of a trilogy, is an imaginative tale filled with action and intrigue.
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An impressive history is composed in THE TRUMPETS OF JERICHO

Rating: 3
THE TRUMPETS OF JERICHO is a narrative re-telling of the Jewish uprising in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in which Jewish men tasked with working with the Nazis to run the camp crematoriums joined forces with an all female work team to fight back against their SS oppressors.
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THE PRIZE: scandal, science, and mystery

Rating: 4.5
Two scientists are pitted against each other in the race to cure Alzheimer’s (and win a Nobel prize). When Pam Weller reaches a breakthrough, Eric Prescott does everything within his power to derail her research— and her life.