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Suzanne Johnson - Royal Street

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…hot under the collar and we need a good rant or just things we want to share with fellow bloggers and readers. Reviews: Long or Short? I have a love/hate relationship with my reviews. On the one hand I love them because they are to the point and get across my feelings for the book quickly without a lot of bumf. I like to add my feelings towards the story in general along with the plot and the characters, but when you read my review you will inst…


DEAD TO THE WORLD (Sookie Stackhouse #4) by Charlaine Harris PUBLISHER: Gollancz RELEASE DATE: 2009 PAPERBACK: 321 pages GENRE: Urban Fantasy Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire – and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s pretty. She does her job well. She keeps to herself – she has only a fe…

Bronx - The Asylum Interviews

The Asylum Interviews: Bronx/Trixie  by Jocelynn Drake (The Asylum Tales #0.5/#0.6) | Harper Voyager (2012) Ebook, 100 pages |  Urban Fantasy In the run up to the release of the first novel in a new series, Angel’s Ink (The Asylum Tales #1), Jocelynn Drake realeaed two ebook prequel novella’s. What follows are my reviews of each of the books. THE AYSLUM INTERVIEWS: BRONX For a 100 page novella, Drake has created a short story that is bot…




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