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Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life's Magic (Abridged)
4.26
it was amazing
I was overjoyed when I won a copy of Mike Dooley's book, Leveraging the Universe.

Irregardless of how I came by it, the review is the same.

Stellar.

Humo
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Nov 08, 2012
 
A Killing Tide (Columbia River, #1)
3.64
it was amazing
I love nothing better than a rainstorm when I’m inside with a cup of hot tea and a new book by a new, to me, author. Today I got to discover A Killing ...more
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Nov 12, 2010
 
The Art of Mingling: Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room
2.86
it was amazing
It's a common sense book about connecting and meeting people, but not in a slimy pickup artist kind of a way.

Presented with humor, style, and class, t
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Oct 26, 2010
 
When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II
3.88
it was amazing
There are some books you pursue, others pursue you.

I have been on the search for something different, meaty, uplifting, and that would lead me to my N
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Mar 27, 2016
 
Not Quite Darcy
3.56
it was amazing
Incredibly well done. A fun ride from beginning to end!

Do it AGAIN!
Feb 19, 2015
May 18, 2015
 
What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too?
4.70
it was amazing
Think cheesecake.

This book is a roadmap for indie writers and it is paved with cheesecake.

Why cheesecake?

It is rich, filling, should be savored. The t
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Feb 08, 2016
 
Pesto Packing Mama
2.50
it was ok
Seldom if ever do I want to give an author a Mulligan, but right now I do ... a BIG Mulligan and a whole bunch of white-out.

Ms. Arnold has a great aud
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Feb 15, 2011
 
Unfinished Business: One Man's Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Things
3.34
it was amazing
This book made me think, really think about all of the unfinished business in my life. Everything from overdue birthday cards/notes to home improvemen ...more
Feb 16, 2016
Feb 16, 2016
 
No Mercy (Dark-Hunter #18, Were-Hunter, #5)
4.28
really liked it
The good news, she's a great writer.
The bad news, she's begun to repeat herself.

If you have the time/inclination to read several of her pieces at once
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Dec 07, 2010
 
The Next Big Thing
3.68
really liked it
**spoiler alert** As a general rule, I love first novels and I love first person. First novels, the author really seems to care (a lot) about their ch ...more
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Nov 15, 2010
 
Wish for the Moon (Circle of Destiny, #1)
5.00
it was amazing
I was fortunate to win this book, and boy am I glad I did.

I thought I could parcel it out and read it a little at a time, it was an epic fail. After a
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Dec 06, 2012
 
Always Faithful (The Faithful Series, #1)
3.78
liked it
Boxes are incredibly confining places to live, work, or read. I have been reading more outside of my box this year. A lot of romances are
incredibly ty
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Feb 10, 2011
 
A Date You Can't Refuse
3.75
really liked it
Couldn't wait for this one to be released. It telegraphed a bit more than the other two books with a nice, neat little twist on the end.
Jul 04, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
The Shiksa Syndrome
2.94
it was amazing
This book is a love story on multiple levels and for multiple people.
New York, Judaism, Family - these are all incredibly strong elements and characte
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Mar 02, 2011
 
Love 'Em or Leave 'Em
3.45
it was amazing
It is a fun, light romp! My only regret is that it wasn't LONGER!

If it were summer, I'd say it is a great beach read ...
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Feb 15, 2011
 
Bond Girl
3.55
it was amazing
Since I hate to write summaries and others here do such a lovely job of it, I won't.

Suffice it to say the characters have character. Even the building
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May 26, 2012
 
The Husband Habit
3.25
it was ok
Well crafted and well done - but the author puts too many current references and too much politically based anger for the book/story to last beyond on ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
A Woman of Choice
3.88
it was amazing
I have been one of 'those' readers - you know the ones. Stuck on heroes from that 'other' country. Now I know better. Now I know that Norway is where ...more
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Jan 11, 2011
 
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
What's to be said that hasn't already been covered?

KH is the master at world building and dang does she know how to populate one, too.

Even though I wa
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Nov 30, 2010
 
Master of the Mountain (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, #1)
4.10
it was amazing
I never thought about BDSM - the lifestyle, the people, what it takes for that kind of a relationship to work and be OK. Then I stumbled on the Master ...more
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Dec 29, 2010
 
The Ex Files: A Novel About Four Women and Faith
4.31
liked it
I'm not a reader of Christian fiction, but stumbled onto this piece ... the response the women had to the end of their relationships and how they choo ...more
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Jan 08, 2011
 
Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)
3.70
really liked it
A very a-typical romance. In face doesn't read like romance at all - until the very end. The protagonist, Cannie, is incredibly real. She isn't the fl ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
The Next Thing on My List
3.46
it was amazing
This book changed how I looked at myself, my life, and what I really want to do/be when I grow up. I recommended it to all of my friends, even lost my ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Oct 08, 2009
 
Club Shadowlands (Masters of the Shadowlands, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
Another great work from CS ... again, I never thought I'd read or be enthralled by the subject matter. It isn't the lifestyle elements or the sex (ver ...more
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Jan 05, 2011
 
Doms of Dark Haven (Truckee Wolves #2; Hawkeye #2.5; Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #2)
4.17
liked it
I'd gladly rate Ms. Sinclair's contribution a '5 star', but the other pieces of the anthology just weren't my cup of tea.

I know anthologies are a grea
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Jan 18, 2011
 
The Last Lecture
4.25
it was amazing
This is the book R. Pausch may have 'written' for his kids, friends, family, but I think the lessons in it are universal.

In many ways it is a great gu
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Dec 14, 2010
 
Last Chance Saloon
3.78
**spoiler alert** The characters were well formed/developed, but seemed a bit young for their purported ages.
Several themes were well handled: 1) when
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Nov 05, 2010
 
Lady Doctor Wyre (A Jane Austen Space Opera, #1)
3.40
it was amazing
Joely Sue Burkhart is an author who brings the seemingly impossible together and makes it work and work well.

Lady Doctor Wyre brings elements of Victo
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Feb 21, 2011
 
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
4.45
it was amazing
I know better than to start a series not at the beginning, but in this case, it didn't matter.

Loved the internal dialog, dry wit, sharp human observat
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Dec 18, 2010
 
Talk Nerdy to Me (Nerds, #5)
3.79
really liked it
Well written and smart (no pun intended). I like that a more or less every day guy can be a heart throb - most of us date/marry/divorce every day guys ...more
Oct 31, 2009
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