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Full Contact by Sidney Halston
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A deal at Amazon at 0.99. Sampled, but the first chapter was completely off - putting for me. He seemed totally un-appealing, and so seemed the rest of it. A in media res beginning didn't help.

Note: This is not a review, it's a note to my future self
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Edged Blade by J.C. Daniels
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There's more than one reason why this series is on my autobuy, pre-order list since the beginning (yes this time too).

I fell in love with Kit by book one, and she has never disappointed me. She represents every thing I love in UF: a good story, great
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The Language of Spells by Sarah Painter
The Language of Spells
by Sarah Painter (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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A small town setting, a bit of mystery, a dash of romance with a final sparkling of magic. This is the recipe for this novel. It's up to you if they are interesting to read about.

Personally I found the setting boring (the town had no personality), t
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Mara rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu
A Taste of Crimson (Crimson City #2)
by Marjorie M. Liu (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2013
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Update: I tried to re-read on 01/20/2014, but at 82% I gave up. Not at all that gripping on a second read. I won't change the rating, but I wouldn't give it 4 stars now.


I'm reading this series completely out of order, but even if I'm missing the full
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For the First Time by Kathryn Smith
For the First Time (Ryland Brothers, #2)
by Kathryn Smith (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Utterly un- interesting . Hero was supposed suffering from PTS, he came out dumb mostly. Heroine was supposedly flaunting convention, while being a stickler for it. The usual loving brother who controlled her completed the cast.

I only wish she would
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Venomous by Penelope Fletcher
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This book came to my attention via Twitter where it was lauded for its world-building. Given the source of the praise, Dear Author, who gave me The Last Hour of Gann, I went for a sample (hey! I am learning).

The beginning was very much the usual fare
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A Darker Crimson by Carolyn Jewel
A Darker Crimson (Crimson City #4)
by Carolyn Jewel (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2012
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Re-read on 1/17/2015. Still really good. I noticed more some minor nits, which was to be expected.

Fast paced, action packed futuristic UF.

A great, strong, human heroine compelled to fight for her daughter's life literally in hell.

I found her absolu
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An American Werewolf in Hoboken by Dakota Cassidy
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My swinging mood is worse than ever this January, and I've not been able to read much except brain candy, if I could.

Unfortunately, brain candy differs from stupid and boring, and this short novel feels such to me. Candy I can suffer, stupid never mu
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The Compleat Ankh-Morpork by Terry Pratchett
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For the truly dedicated Discworld fans only. If you belong to the group, you'll probably snicker along while reading.
I would give an arm and a leg to have been a fly on the wall while the Emporium and Pratchett wrote/drew the maps and the travel gui
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Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1)
by Ilona Andrews (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
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