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Cerulean Sins

Well, there's good news, great news, and unfortunatly some bad news to accompany Laurell K Hamilton's latest release. The good news is that there's a plot and it's better than Narcissus in Chains. The great news is that there's barely any Micah at all, which had me jumping for joy. But there's som ...

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Spy Dust

I'm pretty biased as a fiction person, myself. I occasionally read other things, but only rarely. So it's pure coincidence that, upon finding Spy Dust on the list of review options, I recognized one of the authors' names as someone I'd read before, in his first book The Master Of Disguise (which, by ...

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Advanced Sex Tips For Girls

If you read Cynthia Heimel's one-of-a-kind masterpiece Sex Tips For Girls, you may have been thinking of picking up the sequel. I certainly was. But now that I have, please allow me to convince you not to make the same mistake. If by any chance, you haven't read the original, don't waste your time h ...

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Narcissus in Chains

I've always found Diana Gabaldon's quote on the Anita Blake covers highly apropos. Despite their different subjects, Gabaldon's and Laurell K. Hamilton's styles resonate strongly. Both are phenomenally gifted storytellers, a double-edged sword because the hands of a great storyteller are seldom ...

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Narcissus in Chains

"Yes, it's long and yes, there are spoilers, but I'm aiming this review at fans of the series, people on the sidelines about whether or not to read it and those who've already read it. Mary's review already sold the book, mine is questioning its place in the series." -- Jennifer Schendel When Ma ...

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Sex Tips For Girls

Could you use a laugh? I know I could. Let me suggest a book called Sex Tips For Girls, humorist Cynthia Heimel's take on the state of the female/male union in the post-feminist era. Blunt and funny, it addresses such issues as "Who are we?", a look into the psyche of a gender who no longer knows th ...

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Obsidian Butterfly

When I read a long series like the Anita Blake or the J. D. Robb In Death books, I find there will be a few books I re-read once in a while, a couple that I hardly ever go back to, and a couple of books that just knock it out of the park. These are the books I take in my purse, the books I keep pull ...

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The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series

Why I'm Obsessed with Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter I’ve heard confession is good for the soul so, in the interests of soul improvement, I’ll confess that I’m afraid of the dark and the things that might go bump in it. You know, ghoulies and ghosties and long legged beasties? Intellectually, I k ...

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Bag of Bones

While I've enjoyed many a Stephen King movie in the past, including Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Shining, I've never read one of his novels before. When I heard he had written a haunted love story that he deemed a combination gothic romance/ghost story, I decided to give it a try. ...

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Blue Moon

Vampire fans have another reason to be happy! With her eighth book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, Laurell K. Hamilton has outdone herself. Vampire romance fans will love this one. For fans of this series, this book concentrates almost exclusively on the relationship between Anita and Ric ...