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Book Review: The Night Beat by Gini Koch

Book Review: The Night Beat by Gini Koch Originally posted February 19, 2019 The majority of Prosaic City’s residents don’t know that their town exists on top of another place — Necropolis, City of the Undead. For the most part, the two planes of existence manage to remain separate. And when they don’t, Necropolis Enforcement …

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Book Review: Lightning Wolves by David Lee Summers

Review: Lightning Wolves by David Lee Summers Originally posted January 18, 2019   It’s 1877 and Russians forces occupy the Pacific Northwest. They are advancing into California. New weapons have proven ineffective or dangerously unstable. The one man who can help has disappeared into Apache Country, hunting ghosts. A healer and a former sheriff lead …

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Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen

Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen Originally posted November 13, 2018 Bram Stoker Award nominee Tom Leveen (Sick; Shackled) asks: What price will you pay for immortality?   Urban legends of a murderous figure called Springheel Jack date back to the 19th century. What Baylee is about to learn …

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Book Review: Roar of Sky by Beth Cato

Book Review: Roar of Sky by Beth Cato   Originally posted October 30, 2018   Thanks to her geomantic magic, Ingrid has successfully eluded Ambassador Blum, the power-hungry kitsune who seeks to achieve world domination for the Unified Pacific. But using her abilities has taken its toll: Ingrid’s body has been left severely weakened, and …

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Book Review: Call of Fire by Beth Cato

Book Review: Call of Fire by Beth Cato   When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous …

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Book Review: Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

Book Review: Breath of Earth by Beth Cato Originally posted Oct. 16, 2018 In an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation— the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable China. In San Francisco, headstrong secretary Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of …

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Book Review: The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

 Originally posted October 9, 2018 Book Review: The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato. Narrowly surviving assassination and capture, Octavia Leander, a powerful magical healer, is on the run with handsome Alonzo Garrett, the Clockwork Dagger who forfeited his career with the Queen’s secret society of spies and killers—and possibly his life—to save her. Now, they …

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Book Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

Book Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato Orphaned as a child, Octavia Leander was doomed to grow up on the streets until Miss Percival saved her and taught her to become a medician. Gifted with incredible powers, the young healer is about to embark on her first mission, visiting suffering cities in the far …

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Book Review: Hellworld by Tom Leveen

Originally posted August 29, 2018 Book Review: Hellworld by Tom Leveen     Five years ago, Abby Booth’s mom, cohost of a ghost-hunting reality show, went missing while filming in a “haunted” cave in Arizona. Since then, Abby’s life has all but fallen to pieces, most notably because of her dad’s deep depression and how …

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