Audio Review: Kim Fielding – Flux (Ennek #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Ennek, the son of Praesidium’s chief, has rescued Miner from a terrible fate: suspension in a dreamless frozen state called Stasis, the punishment for traitors. As the two men flee Praesidium by sea, their adventures are only beginning. Although they may be free from the tyranny of their homeland, new difficulties await them as Miner faces the continuing consequences of his slavery and Ennek … Continue reading

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Review: Kim Fielding – Stasis (Ennick Trilogy #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:

Praesidium is the most prosperous city-state in the world, due not only to its location at the mouth of a great bay, but also to its strict laws, stringently enforced. Ordinary criminals become bond-slaves, but the Wizard places traitors in Stasis, a dreamless frozen state.

Ennek is the Chief’s younger son. He has grown up without much of a purpose, a man who cannot fulfill his true desires and … Continue reading

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Review: Sam Argent – Witches for Hire (Odd Jobs #1)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: DSP Publications
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Summary:

All recovering drug addict and witch Jeremy Ragsdale wants is to shamble on to the next job without any disasters. Instead, the temp agency saddles him with a fellow witch who hates him, an Amazon one violent outburst away from deportation, and a knight from another world as his boss. Even worse, their jack-of-all-trades magic business stumbles upon a conspiracy to kill Desmond the Great, Atlanta’s sexy … Continue reading

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Review: Eric Arvin – Azrael and the Light Bringer, 2nd Ed. (Valley Books #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:

Welcome to the Valley, a liminal landscape that lies somewhere in the fringes of the world; a place with such secret magic that only the very observant can see it. Into this world comes the Lone family. To them, the magic of the Valley is not at first apparent, at least not to all. But the youngest son Lucifer is the most open to the river’s pulse. He … Continue reading

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Review: Eric Arvin – The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men, 2nd Ed. (Valley Books #1)

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Author: Eric Arvin
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:

Minerva True is a River Dweller and mystic who lives deep in the forested hills of a river valley on the fringes of the world. She is the only person who sees the ancient danger that resides on a nearby chapel grounds. Most pay little heed to her warnings, and in the end only a small band of friends stand beside her. A tale of love … Continue reading

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Audio Review: R. Cooper – A Dandelion for Tulip (Beings in Love #6)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Michael Fell

Summary:

David is in love with Tulip, a kind and unusually quiet fairy in his social circle. But everyone knows Tulip doesn’t date humans. David tells himself he is happy to be Tulip’s friend, because he doesn’t believe a fairy could love him and Tulip has never tried to “keep him”—as fairies refer to relationships with humans.

Fairies are drawn to David, describing his great “shine,” … Continue reading

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Review: Mell Eight – Ge-Mi (Part One)

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Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Summary:

A hundred years ago evil scientists spliced human genes with those of animals, creating a genetic mutation passed on through the generations. Hated because of their differences, these Ge-Mis live on the fringes of society where they scrounge and scrape to get by.

Nevada is half Ge-Mi, and hides that fact behind baggy clothes and by keeping distance between himself and everyone around him. One day … Continue reading

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Audio Review: J. Scott Coatsworth – The Autumn Lands (Series)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Vance Bastian

Summary:   Jerrith is running. Kissed by an elf, he can’t remain in his hometown of Althos anymore. Not that he wanted to stay.

Caspian still hasn’t figured out why he kissed Jerrith, but he’s running too. Since he was exiled from the Autumn Lands, his past has been hazy, and his future uncertain. But when a stray memory brings things into focus, … Continue reading

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Review: Angel Martinez – Wild Rose, Silent Snow

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

Summary:

Newly expanded version!
A huge bear at the door, a handsome, naked stranger in the snow, magic fish, enchanted beards—and Rowan thought his life was odd before.
Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists … Continue reading

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Review tour: Anthology Mischief Corner – This Wish Tonight

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Blurbs:

Warmth, family, good cheer? Not everyone associates these things with the winter holidays. For some, it’s a time of longing and reflection. Mischief Corner Books invites authors to create stories set during the holiday season and centered on the fulfillment of a wish or desire.

Fear of Fire by Gregory L. Norris

Glass Artist Lucius Price works desperately to create a holiday symbol intended to help the town of Villatopia heal from a rash of unsolved … Continue reading

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