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Feathers and Fae by Crystal L. Kirkham

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November 4, 2019
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Crystal Kirkham
October 11, 2004
390

Emmett and Kami have always been best friends, but Emmett has been keeping secrets. His past catches up with him when a dark fae known as the Erlkrönig chases them into the realm of Mythos. As he closes in, Emmett's web of lies begins to unravel and Kami demands the truth - a truth that will shake the foundations of everything she ever believed.

Hello, my friends, and I welcome you to the spectacular month of November. To start our journey into the holiday season, I bring you the much-anticipated release from Crystal…

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“There and NEVER EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary” by Jeff Mach

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October 31, 2019
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Jeff Mach
Fiction
Fastpencil Publishing
June 18, 2019
240

"There is a white wizard, cloaked in spellcraft and guile and a truly astonishing sense of self-righteousness, and he simply will not stop slaughtering The Chosen One until he kills me."
Set in a fantasy world of unmanageable magics and questionable cosmology, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord's Journal" is the peculiar, blackly satirical tale of the Dark Lord, who is amassing an army of Things of the Night, and awaiting likely death at the hands of:

The Elves: A beautiful, shiny, sociopathic species whose language is entirely sarcasm.

The Dwarves: Doomed hammer-swinging dwellers of the underground.

The Armies of Man: No one tells a better tale, or causes a more rapid extinction.

The White Wizard: Embodiment of all that is good and right; just ask him.

....and

The Chosen One: Victim--sorry, meant to say "Hero"--of a glorious prophecy. The Chosen One is destined to bring down the Dark Lord, if not killed first. In which case, The White Wizard will have to find a replacement. Again.

Behold! A (relatively) epic narration of world-changing events, told from the point of view of the Dark Lord. 'Tis a story of shattering destiny, drinking, arcane secrets, drinking, and battles worth of the Sagas. Well, not the Sagas of Men, but the Orcs have probably got something to say about it. Let's get going; it's time to steal the Sun.

"There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN" is the first novel by Jeff Mach, playwright, event creator, and certified Dark Lord.

Welcome to the week of All Hallows Eve, and for this spooktacular book time of year, I offer you a review on something a little different. Today I am…

Historical Fiction

Infant’s Of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story by A.M Watson

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October 22, 2019
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A.M Watson
Red Acre Press
November 26, 2017
Kindle
294

Infants of the Brush is historical fiction based on Armory v. Delamirie, a 1700s court case before the King's Bench against Paul de Lamerie, a silversmith. In the vein of Charles Dickens' Oliver TwistInfants of the Brush is set in a time when London society ignored the ills of child labor. Unlike the gleeful chimney sweeps portrayed in Mary Poppins, climbing boys were forced up burning flues to dislodge harmful soot and coal ash. Egan Whitcombe is just six years old when he is sold to Master Armory for a few coins that his family desperately needs. As one of Master Armory's eight broomers, Egan quickly learns that his life depends on absolute obedience and the coins he earns. Pitt, the leader of Master Armory's broomers, teaches Egan to sweep chimneys and negotiate for scraps of bread. Broken and starving, the boys discover friendship as they struggle to save five guineas, the cost of a broomer's independence.

Hello everyone! I hope you are excited for a review of something special today. To begin, I was sent a copy of “Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s…

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When The Reaper Comes by John L. DeBoer

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October 7, 2019
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John L. Deboer
Fiction
November 4, 2016
328

As the NSA gets a strong lead on one of the most prominent faces of ISIS, the Islamic State embarks on a bold course of action-an attack on American soil. Former Navy SEAL Adam Taylor, on a break between assignments for a global paramilitary security firm, is visiting his folks in his home town when he gets a new mission-provide security for a rock star who is in town for a St. Patrick's Day concert. Unknown to Adam, a team of American ISIS soldiers will soon arrive with a plan to wreak havoc on the Jersey Shore, and Adam will get caught up in a deadly game of wits between the terrorist menace and those tasked to protect the citizens of the homeland.

There are some things in my childhood that I always loved, and one of those things was the classic adventure summer blockbuster film. These specific films were trendy in…

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Don’t Bank on it Sweetheart by Michael N. Wilton

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September 30, 2019
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Michael N. Wilton
Crime
BooksGoSocial
December 14th 2018
Kindle
212
NetGalley

To Arthur Conway, not long out of school, the offer of an opening in a small family bank by his cousin Alastair proves a welcome haven to an aspiring writer faced with mounting bills. Alastair sees his arrival as an opportunity to enlist his help in unlocking the fortunes of the bank while the manager is away. When his scheme fails, a new manager takes over with a bold plan to transform the bank using the latest technology. Arthur immediately falls in love with Jenny, the new consultant brought in by the manager and faces stiff competition from her pet dog, Ben, who makes his presence felt wherever he goes. Spurned by his love in a jealous misunderstanding, Arthur is faced with divided loyalties as he sets out to foil an attempt to rob the bank and win back his love.

I know this is going to sound so silly, but this book was fun for me to read. Today I am reviewing “Don’t Bank On it Sweetheart” which is…