All Blog Posts Tagged 'fiction' (44)

A kick-ass heroine and high-speed adventure in Phoebe Wray's latest sci-fi novel, J2

In 2008 I had the pleasure of reviewing JEMMA7729 , by Phoebe Wray. Now, four years later, the author has finally come out with the much-awaited sequel, J2

J2 begins with immediate action at the trial upon which Jemma, who was captured and arrested at the end of Book 1 after rebelling against the oppressive…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 19, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Short Story Review: “Redemption for a Rogue,” by Jennifer Conner

Romance author Jennifer Conner’s latest historical short story, “Redemption for a Rogue,” is an utterly romantic, sexy and sweet tale about a handsome lord and a young widow. 

 

Old Lord Mitchell pushes his son John to partake in the running of the family’s mill and estate on a daily basis, but how can John run a factory successfully when he can barely read? After…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 16, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Review of Tracks in the Snow, by Sandra H. Esch

Amber Leaf, Minnesota, 1942.

In spite of the hardships of war, young Jo Bremley lives in considerable happiness with her husband and 7-year old daughter. Then one night, influenced by his best friend, Jo’s husband announces that he has decided to join the war. Before he gets a chance to, however, he’s the victim of a snowstorm accident. Now a young widow, Jo tries to make ends…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 3, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Interview with Jack L. Brody, author of The Moroni Deception

Please welcome my special guest, Jack L. Brody, author of the latest suspense thriller, The Moroni Deception. I had the opportunity to read it and you can find my review in Blogcritics. In this interview, Brody talks about the history behind the book and how difficult it was to dwell in Mormon controversy, among…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 12, 2012 at 3:34am — No Comments

Romance and Knights in Shining Armor

School teacher Elinor Hawthorne inherits from her grandmother a house in Scotland. Soon enough, she begins to suspect something strange is going on in the house. Naturally, Elinor has common sense and doesn’t believe in ghosts — that is, until she sees them.

That’s right, not one but two: Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard, medieval knights killed in battle against the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 4:33am — No Comments

A Conversation with Disney Animation Artist Dominick Domingo, Author of the YA Fantasy, The Nameless Prince

Dominick Domingo is a veteran Animation Artist (Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback, Tarzan, Fantasia) who’s illustrated YA books for Penguin, Random House, Lowell House, Disney Publishing, Hyperion Books, and Harcourt. Developing original screenplays as a filmmaker led to a growing writing resume. To capitalize on it, Dominick recently penned a collection of Narrative…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 3:44am — No Comments

Book Review: Angels Gate by Andrew J. Rafkin and Louis Pagano

It’s 1983. Four local surfers who work in the luggage department of Los Angeles Airport devise an ingenious plan to smuggle drugs. Their goal? To make quick, easy money in order to fullfill their dreams and open a hotel in Costa Rica. They partner with a rich, successful marijuana smuggler named August Taracina and soon they put their plan into action. Eventually they run into an…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 2:27am — No Comments

Book Review: Betrayal and Forgiveness by Linda Armstrong-Miller

Lisa is a brilliant, 30-year-old computer programmer recruited by ISF-Intel Securities Foundation, a contractor for the Department of Defense. At such a young age, she already has a patent on a software that the DOD is willing to buy from her at any price. Overnight, it has become the most sought-after program on the planet.

Then one day she is…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 8, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments

Latest Book by Kimberly Dana Features a Ghost and Cheerleaders

Kimberly Dana’s latest book will bring hours of reading pleasure to teen girls, especially those with a particular interest in cheerleading.

Years ago, a murder was committed in a cheerleading camp: a beautiful teenager with beautiful red flowing hair was drowned in the lake. Rumors say the killer was her best friend.

Now, ten years later, our witty…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 26, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Free Copy of Detroit Daze, by Crime Fiction Author John H. Byk (pen name, Conrad Johnson)

John H. Byk (pen name, Conrad Johnson) was born and raised on the gritty streets of Detroit, Michigan.  After surviving high school, he joined the Coast Guard and then went back to school to earn his Masters of Art in English.  Still aching to see more of the world, he worked as a Merchant Seaman and then taught English in Japan and Thailand before…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 11, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Christian Horror Novel Explores Concepts of Free Will and Evil

A Satan Carol by spiritual horror author Alan Steven Kessler combines elements of the macabre and parody/satire to explore the concepts of free will and evil. Not having read in this horror subcategory before, I was intrigued when I received a copy of this ebook for review.

The story begins in 1848 Ireland…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 29, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Book Review: The Underlying Hand (Book One, The Divine Chronicles) by Roger P. Koch

Combining elements of drama, historical fiction and science fiction, The Underlying Hand is an original, fascinating novel that explores controversial subjects such as the origins of mankind, the Sons of God, Eden, and The Flood.

 

The story begins in the Nibiru Space Station 64,000 years before The Flood.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 28, 2011 at 5:21am — No Comments

Review of Dina's Lost Tribe, by Brigitte Goldstein

Dina’s Lost Tribe is a historical novel that weaves four different stories and spans from the 14th century to our present time.

Henner Marcus is a professor of French Medieval Jewish Philosophy based in Chicago. One day he receives a letter from his cousin, Nina Aschauer, who’s been missing for the last five years. A historian with a brilliant, promising career, she had…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Meet Shirley Roe, author of Dreams and Nightmares

Shirley Roe is an author and Managing Editor for …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 29, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Space Between, by Alexandra Sokoloff

Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Book Review: Aloni Gabriel & Butterfly/Aloni Gabriel & Mariposa, by Elena Iglesias





Aloni Gabriel & Butterfly/Aloni Gabriel & Mariposa is an illustrated, bilingual story (English/Spanish) for middle-grade readers. Like … Continue

Added by Mayra Calvani on June 23, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

HELP! I HATE FICTION!

  • I've never been crazy for fiction books. But in the last year, despite having a fiction-book anti-attitude, I read three of them that were SO good they are worth sharing: 1) The Shack by William P. Young 2) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry & 3)…

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Added by LeadHership on March 13, 2011 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Contemporary Romance Author Becky Due on 'The Dumpster Virtual Book Tour 2011'

Join Becky Due, author of the contemporary romance novel, The Dumpster: One Woman’s Search for Love (Due Publications), as she… Continue

Added by Dorothy Thompson on January 7, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Women's Fiction Author Shana Mahaffey on 'Sounds Like Crazy Virtual Book Tour' Dec. 6

Join Shana Mahaffey as she tours the blogosphere December 6, 2010 to January 14, 2011 to promote her new women’s fiction novel, Sounds Like Crazy (Penguin Books).



Though she doesn’t remember the trauma that caused it, Holly Miller, the main character of Shana’s novel, has Dissociative Identity Disorder. Her personality has fractured into five different identities,

together known as The Committee. And as much as they make Holly’s life

hell, she…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 30, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Review of Dark Life



Science fiction has returned to middle grade, but it's gone undersea.



Dark Life is a fantastic tale set in a future where the seas have risen and life is crowded on land, but a new frontier has opened at the bottom of the ocean. Ty, a…

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Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on September 19, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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