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A&A Reviews: Knight and Nightrider

  Knight and Nightrider (The King’s Daughter, Book 4) by J. Kathleen Cheney (Dream Palace Press) This is the fourth book in Cheney’s The King’s Daughter Series, and like the last three I enjoyed it immensely. It starts when when … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews DEAD STAR by Simon Kewin

Dead Star: Tri-Star Empire Book 1 by Simon Kewin Selene Ada is rescued, unconscious, from her homeworld. The planet had been condemned to death by the brutal, galaxy-spanning Concordance: their sunlight slowly being blocked by a planetary shroud. Someone breaks through … Continue reading

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A&A reviews HERE, THERE BE MONSTERS

Here, There Be Monsters (Dark Quest) by John L. French I first met the book’s protagonist in a collaborative book done by John L. French and Patrick Murphy – part of the Hell’s Detective series, and I asked for more … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews FORGOTTEN SIDEKICKS

Forgotten Sidekicks (Grimbold Books, Kristell Ink) Edited by Peter Sutton and Steven Poore   This themed anthology is a lot of fun, and I think you’ll enjoy it. The first story, “The Bardic Guide to Disobedience” is about a Hero … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews GODDESS RISING

Goddess Rising by Jay Hartlove The resurrected Desiree Macklin and Dr. Sanantha Mauwad are back in this third book in the Goddess Rising trilogy. In a previous tale, Sanantha – a psychiatrist and a practitioner of her homeland Haiti’s religions, … Continue reading

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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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