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A&A reviews COMMON SOURCE

Common Source by Bryan Thomas Schmidt Detective John Simon and his android partner Lucas George are back. Something is causing androids to cause property damage, and worse. What was the cause? Simon and his partner are assigned to the first … Continue reading

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A&A reviews SHIFT

Shift by C.N. Lesley In this standalone paranormal romance/mystery/thriller C.N. Lesley (the pen name of A&A Flash Editor Elizabeth Hull) chronicles the life of Lily, woman who’d been in the Witness Protection Program – and it failed her. People she … Continue reading

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A&A reviews Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles

Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles (Fantastic Books) Edited by Michael A. Ventrella and Randee Dawn Reading the introduction by Nancy Holder felt more like work than a non-serious Beatles fan like me was expecting. This book, she warns … Continue reading

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A&A reviews The Hunchback’s Captive

The Hunchback’s Captive and Others: Stories and Poems of the Darkly Fantastic (Fairy Thrush Press) by Jay Sturner Jay Sturner’s collection—The Hunchback’s Captive and Others: Stories and Poems of the Darkly Fantastic (Fairy Thrush Press, 2019)—is comprised of 24 pieces. … Continue reading

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A&A reviews The Sideman

The Sideman (John Simon book 2) by Bryan Thomas Schmidt I love this series I requested an ARC of this book because I enjoyed the first book in the series, Simon Says, so much. I was not disappointed. How could … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews Netwalk: Expanded Edition

Netwalk: Expanded Edition (The Netwalk Sequence Book 1) by Joyce Reynolds Ward It’s the middle of the 21st century and Melanie’s got family trouble. Her mother, Diana, runs one part of the split-up United States: the New Federalized United States … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews Within the Summit’s Shadow

Within the Summit’s Shadow by Bonnie Randall Detective Andrew Gavin is under investigation for shooting and killing an unarmed teenager in what looked like a fit of rage. His breakdown in judgment was ultimately caused by his seeing a gruesome … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews The Black Queen

The Black Queen (The King’s Daughter Book 3) by J. Kathleen Cheney In this third book in the series we get to see how the prophecy about Ellis Daetron, neglected daughter of the King and trained guardsman, plays out. It … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews Mystery!

Mystery!: The Origins Game Fair 2018 Anthology (Down & Out Books) Edited by Chantelle Aimée Osman This short story anthology has something unique. Usually a book of mystery stories is either mundane or mystical; these stories could be either, and … Continue reading

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A&A reviews The Artifacts

The Artifacts: A Flint Hills Story by Eric Reynolds (Hadley Rille Books) The Artifacts is a great name for this book, because much of the mystery and action (and paranormal effects) swirl around historical objects in an old, run down … Continue reading

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