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Review: “Pretty Girls Dancing,” Kylie Brant

Pros: Very ‘real’ characters; made me tear up Cons: One character background Rating: 4 out of 5 Kylie Brant’s Pretty Girls Dancing concentrates on how devastating it can be to a family when the worst happens. Whitney DeVries disappears without

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Recipe: Eggnog Gelatin

I am an eggnog fiend. I love making it, but I find that there are decent brands available in the supermarket too if I’m not up to doing it from scratch. For this recipe you’ll need four cups (one quart)

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Review: “Terminal Alliance,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Hilarious, riveting, moving; fantastic characters and world-building Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Jim C. Hines’s Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse Book One) is every bit as fun and fascinating as his other series (the Princess novels,

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Review: “Into the Drowning Deep,” Mira Grant

Pros: Fantastic tension, characters, and attention to detail Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Mira Grant’s Into the Drowning Deep is a follow-on to her Rolling in the Deep. In that installment, a ship called the Atargatis sets sail

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Review: “Mink Eyes,” Max McBride

Pros: Slow unraveling of an interesting plot Cons: Some overwrought language Rating: 4 out of 5 NOTE: Publisher provided book for review.   First, I have to get this out of my system. I’ve read a fair amount of erotic

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Review: “Darkness at the Edge of Town,” Jennifer Harlow

Pros: Lots of interesting dysfunctional characters Cons: Undercover choice leads to some difficulties Rating: 4 out of 5 NOTE: Book provided by publisher for review   Jennifer Harlow’s Darkness at the Edge of Town: An Iris Ballard Thriller sees ex-FBI

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Review: “A Demon Saved,” Katherine Kim

Pros: Some interesting worldbuilding and obvious talent Cons: Needs work in a number of areas Rating: 3 out of 5 In Katherine Kim’s A Demon Saved (The Demon Guardian Trilogy Book 3) Michael gets stabbed and poisoned while saving May’s

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Review: “A Demon’s Sanction,” Katherine Kim

Pros: Some interesting worldbuilding and obvious talent Cons: Needs work in a number of areas Rating: 3 out of 5 In Katherine Kim’s A Demon’s Sanction (The Demon Guardian Trilogy Book 2) Temple Priestess May is having to defend Guardian

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Review: “A Demon’s Duty,” Katherine Kim

Pros: Some interesting worldbuilding and obvious talent Cons: Needs work in a number of areas Rating: 3 out of 5 A Demon’s Duty (The Demon Guardian Trilogy Book 1) by Katherine Kim is about a demon named Michael who’s been

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Review: “The Girl Who Lived,” Christopher Greyson

Pros: Fascinating and disturbing setup Cons: Faith is very self-sabotaging Rating: 4.5 out of 5 In Christopher Greyson’s The Girl Who Lived, Faith has been in and out of mental institutions ever since most of her family was killed. Her

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