Title: Empathy Deficit Disorder: Healing from Our Mix-Ups about Work, Home, and Sex
Authors: Jacqueline Acho and Eva Basilion
Empathy Deficit Disorder is the result of research that examines long-held assumptions about work, home, and gender roles in American culture. Through their analysis of those assumptions, the authors have come to believe in the power of empathy, the ability to understand the emotions of others. They believe that our society’s general beliefs and daily practices demonstrate a lack of empathy that, if not addressed, will cause our country to remain divisive and divided.
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Title: Lost: A Blood Inheritance Novel
Author name: M. Ainihi
This fast paced sequel to Rise continues the story of Amanda, a young woman with demonic ancestry who can control shadow magic…if she dares.
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Title: On a Cold Day in Hell
Author: Stephen Parkes
Genre: Non-fiction / Memoir / Legal Thriller
On a Cold Day in Hell opens with Parkes committing a crime for which he is arrested and sent to jail. The majority of this book takes place there with Parkes awaiting sentencing and the impending threat of his transfer to prison.
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Kiss of The Fey by Charlotte Cyprus
Kate’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
Disclaimer: I was given a reviewer’s copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Kiss of the Fey by Charlotte Cyprus is a fantasy romance novel that follows the relationship of King Xenos and Johara, an illegitimate princess of Blairford. It contains all the key elements of fantasy and romance: magic (in the form of fairies and warlocks), curses, sword fights, and steamy intimacy.
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Title: Night Vision: An Oupire Romance
Author: Caroline Davis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
This novel is part “realizing one’s place in the world,” part romance, taking readers on a journey with Lily Schmidt, an oupire who lives in a watchful community of oupires in Brookton.
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Title: All the Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Tara’s rating: 5 out of 5 stars
My local bookstore has been promoting this book like CRAZY for weeks and weeks – so I finally bit the bullet and gave it a shot, only to be 100% captivated.
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A Midsummer Night’s Romp by Katie MacAlister
Elaine’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Title: A Midsummer Night’s Romp
Author: Katie MacAlister
Series: Ainslie Brothers, #2
Date: May 5, 2015
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Title: One Bite at a Time
Author: Brandon Faircloth
Genre: Horror / Short Story Collection
In One Bite at a Time, Faircloth showcases a collection of twenty-five short horror stories ranging from creepy to spine-chilling. The first in the collection centers a little girl whose new obsession with drawing takes a sinister turn. A deadly popular app, a haunting childhood toy, a scarecrow that’s come to life–the diverse stories that follow continue the theme of life reimagined through frightening tales of the ordinary gone odious.
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While reading Gint Aras’s novel The Fugue the image that came to my mind was not of an eternal golden braid, but of a broken mirror, cracked and fragmented, each tiny slither reflecting a different aspect of a multifaceted narrative. It’s an image of stasis, of everything at once, eternally present, blindingly coeval.
And it turns out that this image is not entirely inappropriate, for the novel features mirrors of more or less importance, and characters who inhabit the present and the past simultaneously, and whose lives are splintered beyond endurance and yet who, for the most part, continue to endure. Continue reading The Fugue – Book Review
Title: Chasing the Blue Sky
Author: Will Lowrey
Genre: Fiction / Animals / Pets
In Chasing the Blue Sky, Toby, a lively, young Pitbull mix, tries to find a place to call home.
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