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Laws of Nature by Jacqui Murray

Lucy is a homo hobilis—a young woman who doesn’t know how to make fire or warm clothing, and something as complicated as a wheel would be completely beyond her ken. Yet she is strong enough to face daily challenges that

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D.L. Finn, author of Dolphin’s Cave and Bigfoot

This review is a double-header. I started with Bigfoot, and it made me curious enough about the author’s work to go back for seconds. : ) Is Bigfoot real? The only witnesses who seem to believe it are usually quoted

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Heir of Ashes by Jina Bazzar

Roxanne Fosch is on the run, and she can’t afford to be caught. If she is, she’ll likely never see the sun again. Trapped for years in a paranormal science facility, she’s been experimented on with less compassion than sophomore

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Against All Odds by Jacqui Murray

Driven from their ancestral home, Xhosa’s people have been wanderers for far too long. But now, coming down from the Pyrenees mountains into what will become the Spanish plains, her people are filled with hope. Finally, they have found a

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Liars and Thieves by D. Wallace Peach

Goblins, elves, and changelings—they’d lived together for ages in an uneasy peace, in a world where only a Veil separated them from their gods. They’d successfully shared their world, but it was unclear if they could continue to share its

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Moments We Love, Poetry by Balroop Singh

Balroop Singh has released a new poetry collection, and that’s an event that’s worth the attention of contemporary poetry lovers. Ms. Singh has a unique style, one I can appreciate as a short story writer. Her work is generally free

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Survival of the Fittest by Jacqui Murray

Five tribes. One leader. A treacherous journey across three continents in search of a new home. *** That’s a great tagline. And I enjoyed the book, too. It starts like this: Xhosa is a female, a would-be budding leader of

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Emerging from Shadows, Poetry by Balroop Singh

Emerging from Shadows is no callow compilation of a lovestruck young adult’s first sonnets. Rather, it’s the reflections of an emotionally mature writer who has faced life’s stings with a determination to grow from them in an honest and healthy

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Prayers Were No Help by Paul Lawrence

Prayers Were No Help is an interesting read, and it has a superb title for the story. I have a cordial dislike to most overtly Christian literature, despite being Catholic myself. I usually find it too didactic. But this volume

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The Heart’s Lullaby by Natalie Ducey

The Heart’s Lullaby is an evocative little book revolving around the theme of love, in all it’s permutations–fertile poetic ground that has inspired the likes of Shakespeare, Longfellow, and Kipling. Ms. Ducy is none of these, of course–she has her

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