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Editorial Review – Sophie’s Playlist

 

Title: Sophie’s Playlist: The Gramble Chronicles

Author: Michael Finocchiaro

Genre: Fiction, Action and Adventure, Thriller

This is a meandering, literary-style story spiced with romance, grit, and a touch of adventure as it covers the multiple storylines of three characters—Gramble, Zoe, and Samuel—as they explore a kaleidoscope of human experiences.

On the thriller side, there is the story of Gramble, a member of the Bureau of Indian Affairs who has been investigating Florida tribal ties with the mafia for years. He eventually transfers to the FBI, but he’s still drawn to Miami and the troubles that he feels are hidden just below the polished surface of casinos and “legal business.”

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Terra’s Call – Book Review

Author’s name: P.T.L. Perrin

Book Title: Terra’s Call: Book 1 of the TetraSphere Series

Genre of the book: Teen, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Adventure

Book synopsis: When Jewel Adams discovers that the fate of the world depends on her, she already has enough on her plate. Strange abilities forced her into a life of solitude as a young child, home-schooled and isolated from others. Now in her senior year and in school for the first time, she discovers she’s not alone.

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Why You Might Want an Editorial Review

 

Why You Might Want an Editorial Review

 

Some say reviewers are the lifeblood of publishing these days. It’s the way “word-of-mouth” happens, the way books get sold, and there are many bloggers and book reviewers out there who do unpaid book reviews all the time. So why might you want to fork over your hard-earned money to get an Editorial Review?

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Waiting for Aegina – Book Review

 

Author name: Effie Kammenou

Name of the book: Waiting For Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga

Genre of the book: Women’s Fiction, Family Saga

Book synopsis: Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift…

In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.

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Sleep Like a Baby – Book Review

 

Robin and Roe are new parents. Their newborn daughter, Sophie is proving to be a handful, Roe’s mother helps by paying for Virginia Mitchell, to come to their rescue for the first few weeks. Virginia is accommodating and steps in when Robin has to go out of town for work. Too bad she goes missing, and a dead body is found in the backyard.

Roe doesn’t want to worry Robin, so she keeps the fact that she is suffering from a severe case of the flu. A couple of nights after Robin leaves Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying, and Virginia is nowhere to be found. Roe and her brother. Philip searches the house and the backyard. What they find is a dead woman, but it isn’t Virginia. She doesn’t recognize the mystery woman and doesn’t know what happened to Virginia.  Is she alive, or like the unknown woman in the backyard, is her body out there waiting to be found?

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Editorial Review – Retrograde Horizon

 

Title: Retrograde Horizon

Author: Charon Dunn

Genre: YA Science Fiction

In the second volume of The Adventures of Sonny Knight, Sonny’s fight for survival continues. The young man successfully made it home, but his closest friends and family are still living on an island ruled by terrorist clones.

Sonny now lives with his uncle in an unpleasant part of town, but he’s still home. He should be happy, but he finds he isn’t, especially once the clones start coming after him again. So he and his dog go into protective custody, and when that fails, he fakes his death. At last, tired of being on the run, he commits his dog to a rare animal sanctuary and devotes himself to his problems.

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Throwback Thursday: Finders Keepers – Book Review

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

Book Review of Finders Keepers by Stephen King

The year is 1978. Morris Bellamy murders his literary idol, John Rothstein. Bellamy is not only infuriated with Rothstein because he has stopped writing books, but also how he ended the series with his famous character, Jimmy Gold, “selling out.” After the murder, Bellamy discovers well over $20,000 of Rothstein’s cash and more than 100 notebooks filled with his unpublished writing.

Bellamy buries the cash and notebooks, but is arrested for an unrelated crime and sent to the slammer for 35 years before he has a chance to read the unpublished material.

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