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THURSDAY 16th AUGUST, 2018
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The Dragons Blade (The Reborn King)

Michael R. Miller

Dazzling battle strategies, a unique array of characters and an intriguing storyline will keep the pages turning, readers on their toes and up way past their bedtime. Miller’s debut and first in a brand new epic fantasy trilogy is massive, an impressive alien landscape complete with a topography to fit this remarkable tale plus the flora and fauna to fill the on... Read review

– Reviewed by Debbie Haupt, 2 days ago

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Michael miller Michael R. Miller

Michael is a young Scot living in London and getting stuck into writing his first epic fantasy series, The Dragon’s Blade. Book 1, The Reborn King, made the top 20 books in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 2016. The second in the trilogy, Veiled Intentions, releases in February 2017. Michael is ‘that guy’ who enjoys discussing the mad fan theories of Game of Thrones eve...

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Random Acts

Franklin Horton

While the writing may leave something to be desired, the unique and well-developed plot of Franklin Horton’s novel Random Acts will make ... Read review

– Reviewed by Kathrine Grey, 2 days ago

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The Crossing

Michael Doane

In Michael Doane’s debut novel, a young man embarks on an epic road trip to find his Love. As he traverses the backroads from coast to co... Read review

– Reviewed by Emily W. Thompson, 2 days ago

Dazzling battle strategies, a unique array of characters and an intriguing storyline will keep the pages turning, readers on their toes a... Read review

– Reviewed by Debbie Haupt, 2 days ago

A fresh retelling of the Russian fairy tale Ivan and the Grey Wolf. If you love mythology, fairy tales, or epic fantasy, you are in for a... Read review

– Reviewed by Anna Brill, 2 days ago

I felt that it should be truly great science fiction but found it lacked that vital human spark which would have made it so. Read review

– Reviewed by Donald Barker, 2 days ago

Readers who prefer their adventures at a spirited pace may find Ben Galley’s The Heart of Stone a trying read, but those who stick with i... Read review

– Reviewed by Kevin R. Dickinson, 2 days ago

A barnstorming rip roaring story lifted from the annals of history and brought back to life on the page. Read review

– Reviewed by Donald Barker, 2 days ago

At times, I struggled to keep going with the book even though I found the main narrative extremely fascinating. I'm glad I finished and t... Read review

– Reviewed by Josh Breinlinger, 2 days ago

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Go Home, Afton

Brent Jones

A quirky vigilante murderess is both the hunter and the hunted in this darkly comedic psychological thriller. Read review

– Reviewed by Sarah Petersen, 2 days ago

Jessica Bell’s Dear Reflection is a coming-of-age memoir in the style of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation, spanning the author’s life fr... Read review

– Reviewed by Oren Smilansky, 2 days ago

The Auriga Project may not provide the depth of character or worldbuilding that serious science fiction fans crave, but if you are lookin... Read review

– Reviewed by Kevin R. Dickinson, 2 days ago

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Code Pink

Rachel O'Day

Code Pink by Rachel O'Day unravels a mystery of Hispanic babies disappearing. It's heart-wrenching and timely with a main character as th... Read review

– Reviewed by Elizabeth Amber Love, 2 days ago

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Fallen Out

Wayne Stinnett

If you relish a story about a retired career Marine who reinvents himself as a fishing captain this book is for you. Read review

– Reviewed by Joan Gelfand, 2 days ago

science-fiction

Disco Sour

Giuseppe Porcaro

In Guiseppe Porcaro's Disco Sour, a mundane plot and protagonist are overshadowed by a vibrant, rich, and blackly comic vision of a near ... Read review

– Reviewed by Fred Johnson, 2 days ago

The challenges of traversing the Oregon Trail are no match for love in Oregon Bound, Rachel Wesson’s predictable but enjoyable romance no... Read review

– Reviewed by Emily W. Thompson, 2 days ago

Moonshine & Magic by Bella Falls will enrapture you in the charming magic of Honeysuckle Hollow and lovable hero witch Charli Goodwin. Read review

– Reviewed by Elizabeth Amber Love, 2 days ago

Emma Hart is stranded in the town of Spellbound & finds out she’s a witch! With magical mayhem, supernatural neighbours & even a murder, ... Read review

– Reviewed by The Baking Bookworm, 2 days ago

A darkly compelling venture into a world where anything is possible, Le Cirque Navire enchants, entertains, and disturbs. A promising sta... Read review

– Reviewed by Anna Brill, 2 days ago

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Kathrine Grey

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With experience in self-publishing, editing other’ works, and writing novels, Kathrine Grey’s opinions are strongly focused on craft. As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor’s in Fiction Writing (yes, it’s a thing!), she began Grey Kat Reviews to help other readers with the daunting task of choosing their next book. Cat-lover, bunny slave, and backyard chicken farmer...

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The Baking Bookworm

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I'm a Canadian Book Blogger behind The Baking Bookworm and a Print Selection Specialist for a Library Wholesaler who has a compulsion to cook & a serious reading addiction. I read 100+ books per year, in various genres and love 'talking books' with everyone and everyone. My favourite question? "Can you suggest a good book?" That depends, how much time do you have?

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