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Kick It Again
4.85
Oh... Beeny's a little shite, isn't he? Lying to his mate like that!

Veronica, Queen Slave of the Mutant Monkeys sounds very interesting indeed... she
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Jan 05, 2012
Nov 19, 2011
 
PULP INK
4.02
All you have to do is look at the list of writers here and you KNOW that every single word is going to be solid gold! I can't recall the last time I s ...more
Nov 06, 2013
Aug 17, 2011
 
Courting Demons - A Collection of Dark Verse
5.00
I "stole" a few minutes tonight to start reading this gem...

A little excerpt from La Sanguinette -

"I drink of you one last time.
Tears spill to wash
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Nov 06, 2013
Oct 13, 2011
 
Cabaret of Dread; a Horror Compendium (Vol.1)
4.86
Have I said before that Lily’s writing is breathtaking, dark, delicious, grippingly horrific, gutsy, brilliant, compelling, driving, visceral, lusty, ...more
May 19, 2012
May 20, 2012
 
Nightfalls: Notes From The End of The World
5.00
Author and former editor of Dark Valentine magazine, Katherine Tomlinson brings us Nightfalls: Notes From The End of The World, a collection of short ...more
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
 
The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the Nation's Most Ordinary Citizen
2.99
"The average American takes a 10.4 minute shower... 86% of those pee in the shower and 67% do not sing in the shower..."

A great little conversation st
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Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
Magenta Shaman
4.35
Breathless... that's what I am, after reading Magenta Shaman. And, it's not because I literally 'tore' through the story. Once I started reading, I co ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2)
3.98
BOOK REVIEW – SANDRA BYRD: THE SECRET KEEPER
By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw

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(Reviewer’s note – I am an independent writer. I am also a freelance rev
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May 24, 2012
May 26, 2012
 
Mozart's Sister (Ladies of History, #1)
3.50
The question is asked...

Is the recognition she (Nannerl Mozart) so longs for the truest measure of her gifts?

This is a question that I believe we all
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May 15, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life
3.36
(There may be a spoiler or two in here – don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

Firstly, let me say that I found Melissa Febos’ WHIP SMART to be extremely well-
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Oct 13, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
 
Magenta Shaman Stones The Crow
4.25
Lily Childs’ second book - in what one hopes will be a continuing series - featuring earth shaman Magenta Sweeney, is, if possible, even more breathta ...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
 
Face of Evil (The Dead Man, #1)
3.33
I read the first four chapters this morning... WOW!!! If I hadn't had that lunch date with Tina and her boss, I would probably still be reading this. ...more
May 13, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
Lesbian Sex: 101 Lovemaking Positions
4.25
This book rarely leaves our bedside table.

I should say, this copy. We've managed to go through three copies so far... books and water don't mix well.
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Sep 20, 2011
Nov 10, 2013
 
Far from Here
3.48
(Reviewer’s note – I am an independent writer. I am also a freelance reviewer for Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. What this basicall ...more
Feb 11, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Toxic Reality
5.00
Dark... gritty... humourous... Katherine cuts right to the heart of a man's soul... or a woman's for that matter... to that 'dark side'... where somet ...more
Jan 19, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
I surprised myself... I actually liked TWILIGHT more than I thought I was going to... in spite of its numerous grammatical faux pas. Or, perhaps, beca ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigations, #1)
3.39
"Aimee Leduc felt his presence before she saw him. As if ghosts floated in his wake in the once elegant hall."

With those two sentences, the author had
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Mar 19, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
 
For the King
3.43
Just started FOR THE KING... something a little different for me.. .a period piece... Paris... 1800... an assassination attempt on Bonaparte... we sha ...more
May 24, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
Letting Go
4.24
(Reviewer's note - I posted my review over on Amazon US and Amazon UK some weeks back, but neglected to post here. LETTING GO is a collection of short ...more
May 05, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
Fourteen Flashes of Fiction
3.82
(Author’s note – The best part of being a writer is becoming part of a community of extremely talented individuals who share the same passion as you d ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.53
The saga of young Bella, Jacob, Alice, Edward and all the other pretty vampyres continues...

New Moon is very well-constructed... nice pacing... Bella
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Dec 31, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
The Listener
2.75
I enjoyed The Listener quite a bit more than I thought I would at first. While part of the story-line was fairly predictable, I was nonetheless caught ...more
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
 
Counterclockwise: One Midlife Woman's Quest to Turn Back the Hands of Time
3.54
(Reviewer’s note – I am an independent writer. I am also a freelance reviewer. On occasion, I receive advance copies of books from publishers, for rev ...more
May 05, 2013
Apr 09, 2013
 
Riot Act (Charlie Fox Thriller, #2)
4.12
"I am a violent man, Miss Fox," Garton-Jones said, without bravado or inflection. "I can and will do whatever is necessary to control this estate. Rem ...more
May 07, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
 
Bad Penny Blues
3.62
Paul D Brazill recommended Bad Penny Blues on his blog a few weeks ago, I was intrigued by the tag "Bad Penny Blues is the English Black Dahlia"... se ...more
Mar 02, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
 
The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller, #4)
4.14
The Fifth Witness was pretty good... right up to the end and then the author threw in a twist that made no sense at all. Murder... at least this one.. ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
 
Alas, Babylon
4.05
I first read Alas, Babylon in middle school. I enjoyed it then for the narrative style, not necessarily the subject matter. I liked Mr. Frank's portra ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
 
The Stand
4.31
For me, The Stand will always be Stephen King's best. I was introduced to Stephen King in my junior year of high school, and fell in love with his wri ...more
Apr 2001
Mar 03, 2011
 
The Long Firm
3.80
This an amazing read. Jake Arnott takes the reader deep into the seedy underbelly of 60's London... "lairy" blokes getting "aggro" in dark dives... Ma ...more
Apr 29, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
 
Drunk on the Moon
4.46
Well... this is just a wee bit embarrassing! I read DRUNK ON THE MOON almost two months ago and STILL haven't written so much as a "Smashing read, Pau ...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
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