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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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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Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Etta Spencer didn’t know she was a traveller until the day she found herself not just miles, but years from home. Now, Etta is stranded in time and separated from the boy she loves. At the mercy of a family she once thought her enemy, Etta learns of a new Ironwood plot, more dangerous than she could have imagined: to destroy the future she longs to return to.
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Title: Zena: Soldier
Author: Edward Lake
Genre: Lesbian Fiction / Science Fiction
This story reads a bit like Hunger Games meets Mulan as it retells a young woman’s struggle to protect her family while fulfilling her dream of being a soldier—despite her being a woman and being drawn, romantically, to other women.
Zena is a slave whose family lives on North Star, the home of gladiatorial battles hosted by a gambling corporation. In Zena’s world, every person is born with a holy place in life, and her place is on the bottom—but if anyone besides her family knew about how she truly feels about her female peers, she wouldn’t even be a slave anymore. She’d be dead.
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Title: An Extraordinary Life
Author name: Daniel Freeman
Genre: Memoir / Romance / Multicultural
This memoir provides a detailed view of the marriage and overseas career of P. Frank–the author’s father–an African-American man who was drafted during World War II and stationed in Europe during and after the war.
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A compelling crime drama and poignant love story about a devoted man who must confront the painful legacy of his war torn childhood when he is wrongfully accused of murder. Michael Kieh’s struggle to prove his innocence leads him on a charged journey that pitches the pursuit of justice and the search for love against the instinct for revenge.
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