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Published Reviews

The Black Church
Amazon reviews
...a very effective psychological thriller that is driven by some very dark, very supernatural forces.
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The Pedestal reviews
Even as a Northerner, I will concede that Southern writers, from William Faulkner, to Flannery O’Connor, to Harper Lee, were not only endowed with a charming drawl...
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Amazon reviews
**** A vividly told mystery story, January 5, 2014 By Stephen Crabbe (Southwestern Australia) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This...
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ORIGINAL BLOOD: Gailene's Vow (book one)
Amazon reviews
This is a vampire story that is not the usual run of the mill. It is a story that you take your time reading since it is much deeper than most vampire books. It is...
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ORIGINAL BLOOD: Gailene's Vow (book one)
Amazon reviews
The novel deftly weaves together the best elements of historical fiction, romance, and modern vampire lore. Delivered in a variety of historical as well as modern...
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ORIGINAL BLOOD: Gailene's Vow (book one)
Amazon reviews
I knew I wanted to read this book from the start. Yet once I started I could not put it down. Wonderful story about finding love and family. I found it to be Very...
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ORIGINAL BLOOD: Gailene's Vow (book one)
Amazon reviews
"Stuart Land's vampires borrow from both traditional stories and more modern vampire books in a way that is acceptable and pleasing. You still get the fangs and...
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ORIGINAL BLOOD: Gailene's Vow (book one)
Amazon reviews
And I have to admit, Original Blood not only held my attention, it gripped me. As in, I couldn't close the damned thing to go get some sleep. It's just simply a...
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Hibernate
Elise Blackwell reviews
“Using clean lines, Eslami cannily depicts the variety of human strangeness and longing. These stories are sage, vital, and addictive. More than that: they will...
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Hibernate
Marcy Dermansky reviews
“Oh, what a writer. Elizabeth Eslami continuously surprises and amazes. Hibernate is a collection of unique and astonishing stories.”
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The Banquet Bug
TIME Magazine Europe reviews
Thus begins Dan's career in journalism — and Geling Yan's shark-fin-sharp satire on cuisine and corruption in contemporary China.
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the new black, by Evie Shockley
The Constant Critic reviews
Plenty of contemporary poets might agree, in principle, that the whole point of a past is to use it, and that the whole point of one’s culture is to live it, but...
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The Banquet Bug
New York Times reviews
Geling Yan’s sly comic novel about the excesses — culinary and otherwise — of modern life in the Chinese capital... Although it may seem fantastical, her fiction...
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Los Angeles Review of Books reviews
DID THE FRENCH INVENT LOVE? Or would it be more true to say that love is endlessly reinvented every moment, in every culture, every epoch? What the French did is...
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Severed Threads by Kaylin McFarren
Portland Tribune reviews
“Kaylin McFarren's latest novel is a fast-paced mixture of romance, mystery and adventure, with more than a dash of the paranormal tossed in for good measure. It's...
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Nocturne Romance Reads reviews
Marley’s novel could easily be classified as a mystery; however such a limited perspective would minimize the intensity of the emotional elements. This is a...
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Las Vegas Review-Journal reviews
“The Crying Tree” is a powerful novel full of moral questions as well as surprises. Like real life, there are no easy roads for these characters, but they make...
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Library Journal reviews
A more common name for the "crying tree" is the willow, and one grows near Steven (Shep) Stanley's grave in Blaine, OR. This 15-year-old was killed in his home,...
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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders
Kirkus Reviews reviews
The tension between ancient rituals and modern reality elevates these tales from the merely beautiful into an astonishing personal vision, and a unique portrait ...
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The War of the Roses—The Children
bookideas.com reviews
Sequels can be tricky and dangerous. Just ask Laurence J. Peter, who, with Raymond Hull, wrote in 1969 a ground-breaking book, The Peter Principle, the...
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