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The Humbug Bistro by Heather Spoonheim

Haute cuisine vs Humbug

The working chapters of a new novel by Heather Spoonheim about her experiences in trying to bring some culinary innovation to a small town. . . .

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Borrowed Time by Emmy Jackson

Nikki Saxen would be really happy to go a week without having to return from the dead again. A kidnapped runaway trained as a killer, Nikki discovers that she might have a spark of humanity left in her after all when she befriends her latest target. The arrival of her mentor and master throws gasoline on that spark, and sets . . .

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The Silver Ring by Robert Swartwood

17-year-old David Beveridge is in the wrong place at the wrong time. When a gunman storms into a convenience store demanding money, he becomes spooked and shoots the cashier before shooting David. Only David doesn’t die. Neither does the cashier. She dies, yes, but David manages to bring her back to life. How? With the help of a . . .

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Sybernika by Patrick Whittaker

Rhiannon was dead but it didn’t last. Her husband has downloaded her mind into a computer-generated world where he is Lord and Master and she has no rights. For him, it’s Heaven. For her, it’s Hell. Danny Jasinski is a freelance computing genius on a mission to hack the unhackable, while battling bizarre hallucinations and paranoid conspiracy theories. . . .

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A Devil in Gods Country by J.T. Peterson

The story centers on six strangers in the bible-belt trying to survive a virus outbreak. A virus that starts out with flu-like symptoms that, if you’re lucky, kills you, and if you’re not, reduces you to man’s most basest nature. Zero reasoning skills and zero humanity, the only thing that remains is the will to exist—and the desire to destroy . . .

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Consider What Becomes of the Ashes by Pixelnyx

A steampunk fantasy of morality, disillusionment and unlikely companionship.

Fleeing his war-ravaged homeland, young Noah arrives in Imperial LaGatta, the city of his boyhood dreams. Vowing never again to fight, Noah earns his wage as a sex worker, but does not know what he wants. For years his life is sordid and downbeat, his aimless longings repressed by his experiences and the rigidly tiered LaGattan class system. Noah . . .

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The Five Dollar Mail by Regina Shelley

Rounders, Miscreants, and Hooligans. Cowboy boots. Fights. Romance. Obscenely expensive postage.

Five dollars to mail a letter seems like a lot of money to shy farm girl Lily McMillian. When she’s hired in the spring of 1860 by Old Man Lynch as a cook for his stagecoach and Pony Express station, she finds out why it’s so expensive. Dropped into a whirlwind of rowdy men and boys, fast horses, and . . .

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Teal by Tanner Helland

Teal Garrison is having a bad week. Green explosions, frightening visitors, and apocalyptic warnings from the school’s creepy new janitor are bad enough . . . and then his family disappears. Alone and answerless, he is left with an agonizing choice: save himself, or fight back at whoever is destroying his life. Teal’s decision ultimately leads him to a place where more than just . . .

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Stalin and Khrushchev Investigate by sidach

A detective story taken out of time and space. The greatest monster in history and his accomplice must solve the riddle of a series of murders and why they are back . . . in downtown LA! . . .

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Killing Time OST by Aheila

A Nightshade Assassin Serial

Rich heiress by day and assassin by night, Lorelei finds balance and strength in her crazy double life. She deals with crazier stuff on a daily basis, including her nightmares about nanotechnology and its perversion of the world. The only implant she tolerates is the chip playing music in her brain. Armed with a vintage Desert Eagle, assisted by a . . .

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Love and Treason on the Verge by Al Bruno III

a novel in seven days

The Outpost was a squat stone structure that was ringed on all sides by high thick walls that were honeycombed with stairways, arrow loops and topped with crenellations festooned with ancient barbed wire. There were dozens of Outposts scattered along the Verge, marking the point of demarcation between the nurturing safety of the Protectorate and the madness of the Barrens. . . .

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Hollow World by Jonathan Martin

A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Fire, Hope, and Miles of Open Road

The world as they know it has ended. Anything running on gasoline has either blown up or will—very soon. Peter and his ragtag group are traveling toward Boulder City while Graham and his band of Ancients head to White Sands. Insert the Pennyman, a quasi-mythical character, and mix well. A war is coming . . .  . . .

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DAWNWALKER

At first glance, it’s solid, new-friends fiction

By Chris Poirier, editor

Oct 6, 2008: Note: I’m reviewing Dawnwalker now, after only 5 chapters, as we have a bit of a backlog of reviews, presently. I will rewrite this review later, once I’ve had time to finish the whole novel. Something I will definitely be doing.

Dawnwalker is a nice, pleasant, modern fiction read. The story follows Randy, Crystal, and Myleigh, three university students at Northern Michigan University in 1995. Crystal and Myleigh are roommates, while Randy is taking some kayaking lessons from Crytal, an uber-jock [more . . .]

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THE FIFTH DEFIANCE

Bumpy, but compelling.

By Rhythm, author of Touch

Feb 12, 2018: Disclaimer: This review was written as part of a swap.

The Fifth Defiance is not your standard superhero story. I mean this neither as a compliment, nor an insult. I simply mean that while it does conform to several of the more common tropes of the superhero genre, it has a few twists that serve to categorize it somewhat uniquely. I will go into these further in a moment, but first, a brief synopsis.

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