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Published Reviews

HUNTED
Live To Read reviews
"There is plenty of action and excitement in the pages of this novel, the book is hard to put down."  Live To Read
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HUNTED
The Never Chronicles reviews
"Hunted reaches into your psyche and grabs hold of your mind. It takes you places some of us are afraid to go. It makes you face questions many of us are afraid to...
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HUNTED
WildMoo Books reviews
"If you like The Hunger Games or The Book Thief, you'll probably love HUNTED, too. Hunted has an original plot, strong characters, steady pacing, and a consistent...
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HUNTED
Word Spelunking reviews
"Powerful. Explosive. Moving. A MUST Read. Hunted is a truly captivating book, with a story that pulses with originality, social awareness, and a razor sharp...
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Lost Kingdom, forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in January, 2012
Christian Science Monitor print edition reviews
The Christian Science Monitor picks Lost Kingdom as an Editor’s Choice, calling it “a fascinating and authoritative tale of intrigue and imperialism…” Read the...
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Lost Kingdom, forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in January, 2012
Christian Science Monitor print edition reviews
The Christian Science Monitor picks Lost Kingdom as an Editor’s Choice, calling it “a fascinating and authoritative tale of intrigue and imperialism…”
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Waiting for Manna
Published in January 2012 issue of International Journal on Multicultural Literature, ISSN 2231-6248 reviews
      “It is easy to flow with the current, it makes no demands, and it costs no effort… But who fight the current and struggle it, know what...
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Amazon.com reviews
Not since I read The Milagro Beanfield War and The Hotel New Hampshire have I encountered such eclectic, quirky characters in a story that is so much fun to read...
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Dreaming in Darkness
Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review reviews
“Jessica Kristie dazzles in this new collection of poems. … each section in this collection starts off slow and staccato and builds slowly as time moves on,...
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Finnish-American Poetry by Rauhala, Vartnaw, Hagelberg
Pulsar Poetry Webzine, Edition #8 (60) reviews
  I'll be honest about this. I had no idea what to expect. My knowledge of Finland and its culture is pretty much limited to knowing that Nokia come from...
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Rooted in Danger
Publishers Weekly reviews
The suspense is an ever-present force, with danger enhancing the sensual and very real romance between a most unlikely couple.
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Good News, etc. reviews
The Samson Option was not hard to put down; it was almost impossible to put down. This story quickly takes the reader through more twists and turns than a thrill...
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The Jamaican Gleaner reviews
Opal Palmer In love with Mr Write published: Sunday | March 2, 2008 Barbara Nelson, Contributor Opal Palmer Adisa is in love with writing. Her first stories, she...
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Stone for my Father
Historical Novels Review reviews
"This slim volume is a beautiful evocation of South Africa – of a time, a culture, a geography – and it is also a human story that offers no clear-cut heroes and...
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Hannah Is My Name
New York Times reviews
Told with great style and touching detail  
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Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World by Aberjhani
Amazon Reviews reviews
From the strong, eye-catching cover showing two black angels, male and female, designed by Luther Vann, to the last page of "Christmas When Music Almost Killed...
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Savage Hunger
Booklist reviews
Savage Hunger. Spear, Terry (Author) Oct 2012. 352 p. Sourcebooks/Casablanca, paperback, $7.99. (9781402266928). Spear has left the werewolves of her past...
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The Beheading Game
Out Magazine reviews
Anyone who has done a stretch of psychotherapy will tell you that life is pretty much a decades-long project of reckoning with our parents. Webster...
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The Beheading Game
Poetry Flash reviews
When it comes to writing quality literature neither age nor gender should be a barrier. Brenda Webster... proves the point...the concept is refreshingly daring......
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The Edge of Maybe
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
It was bound to happen: a novel that skewers all that we enlightened Bay Area folk hold dear, from organic food and green tea to yoga and husbands who cook...
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