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Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Title: Telegraph Avenue Author: Michael Chabon Publication Date: September 11, 2012 Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: ARC from publisher received at ALA   As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, two semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart—half tavern, half temple—stands Brokeland. When ex-NFL… Read more »

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Review: The Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton

Review: The Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton

Title: The Heart of a Killer Author: Jaci BurtonPublication Date: October 18, 2011Publisher: MiraGenre: Adult Contemporary Romantic SuspenseFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Publisher via NetGalley No one said coming home would be easy. But for Dante Renaldi, it’s murder.Before the Special Forces hero has even unpacked his bags from twelve years of active duty, he’s embroiled in murder—corpses bearing the brutal trademark he’s seen only once before—on the worst night of his life.The last time Detective Anna Pallino saw Dante Renaldi, they were in love. Now, he’s part of the connection to a string of fresh homicides and a horrible assault Anna only survived thanks to him.More than anything,… Read more »

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Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life As A Weapon

Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life As A Weapon

Title: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life As A Weapon Author: Matt Fraction (Writer), David Aja (Illustrations), Javier Pulido (Illustrations), Alan Davis (Illustrations)Publication Date: March 19, 2013Publisher: MarvelGenre: Comics/Graphic NovelFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book DepositorySource: Borrowed The breakout star of this summer’s blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton – aka the self-made hero Hawkeye – fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to prove himself as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence – before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. You won’t believe what is on The Tape! What is the Vagabond Code? Matt… Read more »

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Tall, Dark, and Divine – Review

Tall, Dark, and Divine – Review

Tall, Dark, and Divine (Bagging a Greek God #1)by Jenna Bennett Publication date: 23 April 2013 by Entangled Publishing ISBN 10/13: 1622669533/978-1622669530Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo  Category: Adult Paranormal RomanceKeywords: Greek gods, romance, Happy Ever AfterFormat:  eBookSource: Bought Synopsis from GoodReads: Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right, and has gone out looking for Mr. Tonight instead. A conversation overheard in the bathroom of Dionysus’s Bar about a jilted and lonely “Greek god” in need of a quick pick-me-up sounds like just what she’s looking for. But picking up the god of love for a one-night stand is easier… Read more »

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Non-Fiction Review: Ice Cream Sandwiches

Non-Fiction Review: Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches by Donna Egan Publication date: 4 June 2013 by Ten Speed Press ISBN 10/13: 1607744953 | 9781607744955Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: CookbookKeywords: Dessert, Cookies, Ice Cream, Ice Cream SandwichesFormat: Hardcover, e-BookSource: eARC from Netgalley From Goodreads: A sweet collection of 50 recipes for ice cream sandwiches from London’s popular Buttercup Bake Shop. Ice cream sandwiches are the perfect treat for both kids and adults, whether you prefer zesty lemon ice cream surrounded by soft ginger cookies or fudgey brownies encasing refreshing mint chocolate–chip ice cream, indulgently dipped in chocolate. Somehow, combining crunchy, buttery cookies with creamy, cold ice cream… Read more »

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The Mistress Files – Review

The Mistress Files – Review

The Mistress Files (The Original Sinners #3.5) by Tiffany Reisz Publication date: 01 June 2013 by Harlequin MIRA ISBN 10/13: 1459239091 | 9781459239098Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes  Category: Adult Erotica/RomanceKeywords: Romance, erotica, BDSM, short storiesFormat: eBookSource: Purchased Synopsis from Goodreads: Kingsley Edge, king of kink himself, wants Mistress Nora to write a training manual to instruct his other professional Dominants how to take better care of their clients. But Mistress Nora can’t put pen to paper without churning out a sexy short story and Kingsley’s training manual quickly turns into true tales of her adventures with her favorite clients. A female submissive… Read more »

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The Demon’s Song – Review

The Demon’s Song – Review

The Demon’s Song (Hearts of the Fallen #1)by Kendra Leigh Castle Publication date: 21 April 2013 by Entangled Publishing ISBN 13: 9781622661817Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks Category: Adult Paranormal RomanceKeywords: romance, fallen angles, vampires,Format: eBookSource: e-ARC received from Entangled Publishing Synopsis from Entangled Publishing: The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. At least, that’s how it seems to Sofia Rivera when her attempt to help a friend ends in a blood-soaked confrontation with creatures that aren’t even supposed to exist. With a group of rogue vampires determined not to leave a single witness to their violence hot on her… Read more »

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Ten Reasons To Stay – Short Story Review

Ten Reasons To Stay – Short Story Review

Ten Reasons To Stay (School for Heiresses) by Sabrina Jeffries Publication date: 06 May 2013 by Pocket Star ISBN 10/13: 1476731616 | 9781476731612Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes Category: Adult Historical RomanceKeywords: Historical, romance, short storyFormat: eBookSource: e-ARC received from Netgalley Synopsis: In “Ten Reasons to Stay,” previously published in the anthology The School for Heiresses, lessons go far beyond etiquette and needlepoint. Eliza Crenshawe’s lesson is to look before she leaps. But when she discovers that her new guardian plans to marry her off without so much as a Season, she forgets all that. She flees—on a horse she unwittingly steals… Read more »

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Once Upon A Wicked Night – Short Story Review

Once Upon A Wicked Night – Short Story Review

Once Upon A Wicked Night (Donovan Sisters #1.5)  by Jennifer Haymore Publication date: 01 Feb 2013 by Forever ISIN: B006IIWO9S Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Category: Adult Historical Romance Keywords: Historical, romance, sisters, novella, short story Format: eBook Source: e-ARC received from Netgalley Synopsis: Seven years ago it was a young Serena Donovan and Jonathan Dane who shocked the ton when they were discovered in a most compromising position. Tonight they return for the first time as the Earl and Countess of Stratford. And while Serena hopes for a quiet evening to introduce her younger sister Olivia to society, Jonathan’s only desire… Read more »

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Sins & Needles – Review

Sins & Needles – Review

Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1) by Karina Halle Publication date: 25 Jan 2013 by Metal Blonde Books ISBN 10/13: 1479359084 | 9781479359080Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Smashwords Category: Adult Contemporary Suspense/RomanceKeywords: Contemporary, romance, suspense, tattoos, damaged characters, scarsFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: Purchased Synopsis: Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents’ latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than… Read more »

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