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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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Vampyrie by Tina Frisco

Vampyrie contains all the classic vampire lore–the fangs, silent movement, brutal attacks, and human senses that are outmatched by their unearthly antagonists. In addition to this, it also holds some unique world-building, everything from the biochemical roots of vampires to

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Dog Bone Soup by Bette A. Stevens

Dog bone soup was the meal Shawn hated most at his house. Not only because the soup was weak and thin, but because they had to eat like this to put money away. And they had to hide it, too,

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The Oathbreakers’ Guild by D. Wallace Peach

This is book two in Ms. Peach’s  Rose Shield quartet, and it begins with Catling, the apprenticeship influencer, one who affects how others around her feel–she can literally broadcast either love or pain onto them. But Catling has an ability

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What’s In a Name by Sally Cronin

What’s in a name? Everything. As someone who has gone through the entire official argy-bargy to get my name legally changed, I appreciate the power behind the monikers we bear. Sally Cronin obviously shares this sensibility because this short story

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