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Love for the Cold-Blooded, or The Part-Time Evil Minion's Gui... by Alex Gabriel
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You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
"When I heard that Felicia Day had a book coming out, my knee-jerk (emphasis on jerk) reaction was, “Isn’t she a little young to be writing memoirs?” The word connotes a sharing of memories as one surveys one’s entire life. A memoir, to mee, is som..." Read more of this review »
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The Brush  of Black Wings by Grace Draven
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Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)
by Ilona Andrews (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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I don't know.
I honestly don't know.
This was a great book. Good mystery, awesome lore, interesting and novel bad guy. Kate was funny, Curran was yummy. If this had been a first book in a series, or a standalone, I'd have loved it. But this is a Kate
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Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7)
by Ilona Andrews (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I loved the first part, loved the terribleness that is Hugh, and I even liked the confrontation with Roland. I'm just surprised by the curveball at the end, and a bit ambiguous about it all. I think mostly I'm worried that my favorite characters won' ...more
Jan and 4 other people liked Nikki's review of Sophia's Secret (Slains, #1):
Sophia's Secret by Susanna Kearsley
"It took me a while to read this one, and I think I was slightly less engaged than with the other books. The Scottish setting is great, and I’m always impressed by the sense of place that Kearsley conjures up. I wasn’t that big a fan of the love tr..." Read more of this review »
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Servicing the Target by Cherise Sinclair
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Argh. Where to start?
I stayed up all night reading this, so I'm probably not going to be coherent. But maybe that in itself says enough.
And I've got so many things to say about Servicing the Target, about Anne and Ben, and their romance, because it w
Jan and 1 other person liked Steph McVicker's review of Jayhawk Down:
Jayhawk Down by Sharon Calvin
"Oooh, this is a good one y'all! The MC will make you fall in love the moment she reveals her self-deprecating, silly and sexy sides!

When retired Army Colonel and current ER Doc and Army reservist Stillman Gray lays eyes on the gorgeous Coast Guar..." Read more of this review »
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Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey
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David Mitchell
“Just as I was flung over the threshold, I embraced Grigoire the Swiss Fiancé in a rugger grip, determined that smug cockatoo was coming with me...Stone steps and icy pavements bruised my own flesh as black as his, banged my elbows and hips just as hard, but at least mine was not the only ruined evening in Bruges, and I yelled, kicking his ribs once for each word, before half-running, half-hobbling off on my whacked ankle, 'Love hurts!'

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
tags: humor

Scott Lynch
“Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope I’m still around to see it.”
“Oh please,” said Locke. “It’ll never happen.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

David Mitchell
“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Ilona Andrews
“Yes. What is it, guilt, revenge, love, what?”
I swallowed. “I live alone.”
"And your point is?”
"You have the Pack. You’re surrounded by people who would fall over themselves for the pleasure of your company. I have no one. My parents are dead, my entire family is gone. I have no friends. Except Jim, and that’s more of a working relationship than anything else. I have no lover. I can’t even have a pet, because I’m not at the house often enough to keep it from starving. When I come crawling home, bleeding and filthy and exhausted, the house is dark and empty. Nobody keeps the porch light on for me. Nobody hugs me and says, ‘Hey, I’m glad you made it. I’m glad you’re okay. I was worried.’ Nobody cares if I live or die. Nobody makes me coffee, nobody holds me before I go to bed, nobody fixes my medicine when I’m sick. I’m by myself.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Burns

Stephen King
“Was there ever a trap to match the trap of love?”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger
tags: love

FridayFlash Fiction (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Short-story in a fantasy setting, originally published on Ergofiction.com, for #fridayflash.
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