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Review: “The Terrans,” Jean Johnson

Pros: Exceedingly in-depth worldbuilding Cons: Has some issues Rating: 3 out of 5 The setup of Jean Johnson’s The Terrans (First Salik War) is simple: Earth makes first contact with near-human aliens, and finds out that they have a mutual

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"The Shifter," Jean Johnson

Pros: Still loving Jean’s world and characters Cons: Didn’t grab me quite as much as the previous book (Shifting Plains) Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   In Shifting Plains, a woman named Tava feared

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Jean Johnson’s "Sons of Destiny" series, books 1-4

Pros: Great fantasy worldbuilding; playful and original erotic romance Cons: Shaky start with a too-“perfect” female lead Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Amazon.com Widgets   One of the pitfalls of reviewing books is that sometimes a publisher sends you a

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"Shifting Plains," Jean Johnson

Pros: Gorgeous world, story, and characters Cons: Heavier on the world-building than on action Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Tava’s mother suffered a terrible fate at the hands of marauding shapeshifters before Tava

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"Finding Destiny," Jean Johnson

Pros: Fun, silly, sexy, with great world-building detail Cons: The silly, playful style won’t suit everyone; the details of world-building might be a bit slow for some folks Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group  

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"Bedtime Stories," Jean Johnson

Pros: Beautiful re-imagined fairy tales Cons: Some of these really needed more space & development Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group.   Bedtime Stories: A Collection of Erotic Fairy Tales is an anthology by Jean

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"The Flame," Jean Johnson

Pros: Awesome fantasy worldbuilding; fascinating plot; delightful characters; delicious sex Cons: Overused italics during dialogue; lead characters a bit slow on the uptake this time Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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"The Storm," Jean Johnson

Pros: Enjoyable fantasy worldbuilding; fascinating plot; empathetic characters; very visual story Cons: Overused italics during arguments Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of Penguin Group. Expected publication date: September 2, 2008. Visit Jean Johnson’s website.  

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"The Cat," Jean Johnson

Pros: Enjoyable fantasy worldbuilding; fascinating milieu; entertaining characters; great sense of humor and style; very visual story Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Penguin Group. Visit Jean Johnson’s website.   Series Note: Jean Johnson’s The

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