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Editorial Review – Yes Means Yes

 

Book Title:​ Yes Means Yes: A Novel

Author​: Steven M. Wells

Genre:​ Crime and Suspense

 

A young woman’s quest for justice on behalf of her friend forms the backbone of this compelling novel by author Steven M. Wells. One night, graduate student Katie Russell overhears sounds of a violent struggle in her friend Ava’s apartment, which is situated one floor above her own. Rushing to her friend’s aid, she discovers a disturbing scene where an unconscious Ava is lying naked and unconscious in bed.

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Poetry and Ponderings – Book Review

 

Author name: Diamante Lavendar

Name of the book: Poetry and Ponderings

Genre of the book: Poetry, Nonfiction, Inspirational

Book synopsis: In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, Diamante Lavendar, a victim of abuse, shows the reader the raw emotions of pain, hate, and denial that occur before a victim of abuse can find a way to heal from the pains of assault.

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Editorial Review – The Kitchen Paraphernalia Handbook

 

Title: The Kitchen Paraphernalia Handbook: Hundreds of Substitutions for Common and Uncommon Utensils, Gadgets, Tools, and Techniques

Author: Jean B. MacLeod

Genre: Non-Fiction

 

Do you battle with a too-small kitchen that simply cannot accommodate all the cooking tools and utensils recommended by celebrity chefs? Or maybe you prefer a minimalist lifestyle and you are looking for ways to achieve that without giving up gourmet meals. If so, then The Kitchen Paraphernalia Handbook: Hundreds of Substitutions for Common and Uncommon Utensils, Gadgets, Tools, and Techniques, by Jean B. MacLeod, offers the perfect resource for you.

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Editorial Review – Atlanta Stories:  Fables of the New South

 

Title:  Atlanta Stories:  Fables of the New South

Author:  G. M. Lupo

Genre:  Contemporary fiction / short stories

 

Atlanta Stories features seven short stories of people whose journeys take them to Atlanta. The characters are diverse–ranging from a young girl with echolalia to a woman who lost the use of her legs when a drunk driver hit her–and their stories are just as different and interesting. While the characters face their share of heartache, their stories are also tales of redemption, although not all that simple.

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Editorial Review – Vernon Fix

 

Title: Vernon Fix

Author: Peter P. Sellers

Genre: Thriller / Suspense / Crime

Michael Butler has harness racing in his blood. His parents fell in love during racing season and his father dedicated his life to driving until his name was wrongly slandered, ending his career. Now, it’s Michael’s time to avenge his family legacy, and when he discovers his new neighbors have close ties to Carlton DeVeb, the man who ruined his father’s career, he does everything he can to see DeVeb’s demise.

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Editorial Review – Freetown: The Life and Death of Cassidy Parrish

 

Title: Freetown: The Life and Death of Cassidy Parrish

Author: J. T. Riggen

Genre: Thriller / Short Story

 

This short story introduces readers to the world of Freetown, a corrupt mega-city run by a group of tribal leaders and Italian Mafia. In Freetown, wolves rule and the sheep are left to suffer, unless they disguise themselves as wolves and fight back.

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The Girl in The Tower – Book Review

 

Book: The Girl in The Tower (Winternight Trilogy)

Author: Katherine Arden

Rating: 4.5/5

Publishing Date: 25th Jan 2018

Publisher: Ebury

No. of Pages: 363

Goodreads Summary: Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to live in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods.

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Editorial Review – The Secret Keeper

 

Book Title: The Secret Keeper

Author: Jane Alvey Harris

Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary Realism / Fantasy

 

The Secret Keeper is the second book in the My Myth trilogy. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Emily Alvey, who was sexually abused by her own father when she was only seven years old.

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Fires – Book review

 

Novel titles are seldom as apt as Tom Ward’s Fires, which follows Guy, a firefighter in a town dominated by its vast steelworks, and Nathan and his friends, teenage arsonists whose lives are otherwise foreclosed by poverty, corruption and ‘the system’. Guy and Nathan’s paths eventually cross in expected and unexpected ways – most of them fiery – in an intermittently compelling narrative suffused with anger and loss.

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Editorial Review – Hoagie & Katie

 

Title: Hoagie & Katie

Author: Rio Koviak

Genre: KidLit

 

Hoagie & Katie is a KidLit story of an adventure that plays out between two lost animals, a hamster and a capybara. Hoagie, a domesticated hamster, and a wild and free capybara named Katie journey through the waterways and wildness of the jungle in search of Katie’s family.

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