Aug 28

How to Write a Book Review

I love writing book reviews. If reading a book is like going on a vacation, writing a book review is like showing the photos and souvenirs and telling my friends about the trip. Book reviews can turn the solitary pleasure of reading into something shared with a community of like-minded readers. It also helps other …

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Sep 27

Parasitic Souls – Chapter Two

Parasitic Souls Chapter Two Can’t wait for the next chapter? Why not buy the book now? Paperback,  Smashwords, Amazon/Kindle One moment Fiona was asleep and dreaming about having sex with Marcello’s brother Alex under the bleachers at Clementine High School, and the next moment she was awake and flinging pillows on the floor in terror. It took …

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Sep 20

Parasitic Souls- Chapter One

 Parasitic Souls Chapter One Can’t wait for the next chapter? Why not buy the book now? Paperback,  Smashwords, Amazon/Kindle Fiona was twenty-four years old, a little taller than average, a little heavier than average, with a mane of hair which she’d dyed magenta. She wore black slacks and a black mesh top over a cami that had …

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Sep 18

Book Review: Marrow Island

Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith This book has a few cool things to recommend it. It takes place in the Pacific Northwest, alternating between an island off the coast of Washington and a forest in Oregon. The event that triggers all else is the “May Day Quake” that leveled much of the Pacific Northwest …

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Sep 10

Book Review: Parasitic Souls

Parasitic Souls by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is set neither in the Kit Melbourne world nor in the Desert Mages world, but a different alternate world in which magic works. The working title was “Slow Magic Apocalypse” because it was based on the idea that magic started working slowly. …

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Sep 08

Book Review: Life Reimagined

Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife by Barbara Bradley Hagerty I would have put three stars, because I only “liked” this book, but I had to give a bonus to something so meticulously researched and deftly told. Then again, what else would you expect from an NPR reporter except exceptional journalism? Haggerty …

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