Review: She’s The Boss by Lisa Lim

She’s the Boss by Lisa Lim The Devil Wears Prada meets The Office. Twenty-something Karsynn is now a boss but she’s not so much The Devil Wears Prada as she is The Angel Wears Payless. With a brighter career, things should be going better for Karsynn, right? Wrong. There’s now a new director at the office–Carter Lockwood, and he’s brought his reputation for wrecking havoc amongst the ladies. Karsynn prides herself in being the only one …

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Review: Carniepunk anthology

Carniepunk anthology A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals. (Goodreads) My Review Anthologies are one of my favorites, because they introduce you to new authors and give you snippets from old favorites to tide you over until their next book! And who cares if you don’t like one of …

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Book Review: The Spider by Jennifer Estep

Title:  The Spider Author:  Jennifer Estep Source:  NetGalley For the first time, the full origin story of Gin Blanco’s transformation into the fearsome assassin known as the Spider – book ten in the red-hot Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.  In a prequel tale, Gin Blanco goes through her paces on the way to become the most feared assassin in the Ashland. Her mentor, Fletcher Lane, is not going to go easy on her – if …

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Rogue by Gina Damico (book review)

Rogue by Gina Damico Lex is a teenage Grim Reaper with the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their …

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Book Review: Paleo Cookbook for Dummies

Paleo Cookbook for Dummies by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci The fast and easy way to enjoy a Paleo diet. The Paleo movement is one of the hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches, as people discover an appealing and sustainable alternative to the restrictive diets that lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. This modern-day take on an ancient diet–which excludes dairy, processed foods, and refined sugar–has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. …

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Book Review: Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s; a man who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for eighteen years on the streets of Dallas, Texas. No longer a slave, Denver’s life was still hopeless – until God moved. First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron, an international …

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Book Review: Man Made Boy

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron Love can be a real monster. Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile. Boy’s only interactions with the world …

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Book Review: How to Be Alone

How to Be Alone by Tanya Davis, illustrated by Andrea Dorfman A charming and deeply poignant illustrated poem based on the popular viral Internet video that has captured the hearts of millions worldwide If you are, at first, lonely be patient. If you’ve not been alone much or if, when you were, you weren’t okay with it then just wait… Since its debut on YouTube, Tanya Davis’s beautiful and perceptive poem, How to Be Alone, …

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Book Review: Princess in the Opal Mask

Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist Every Fairy-Tale Ending Has a Price…. Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger. Meanwhile, in Galandria’s royal capital, Princess Wilha stands out as someone to either worship or fear. Though no one knows why the king has always made her conceal her face – including Wilha herself. When an …

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Book Review: Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for – his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again. But when your name is Ethan Chase and your …

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Book Review: Thankless In Death by J.D. Robb

Thankless In Death by J.D. Robb Lieutenant Eve Dallas has plenty to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke’s big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned – and heartbroken by the evidence that …

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Book Review: Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror anthology Once upon a time………in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly. (Goodreads) My Thoughts: Seems that I can’t resist anything with J.D. Robb’s name …

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