Monthly Archives: January 2013

They Warned Her He Would Be Trouble. But a Killer?

January 31, 2013
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Armed with the wisdom of Carl Jung, and psychic intuition, California family therapist Sarah Doucette Jean-Louis spends a year looking for love, counseling a stalker and surviving a plot to kill her. Sarah has Louisiana Creole roots. She can hold her liquor and make a mean gumbo. She also has an aunt who talks to the dead and a mother who wants her married. In Myra Jolivet‘s mystery “Pushed Times, Chewing Pepper” Sarah’s life changes…

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This Thief Steals Her Way Almost to Death

January 30, 2013
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Master thief Christmas “Crazy-Eyes” Parker has robbed and murdered a path from one end of the galaxy to the other, earning a solid living as a hired gun for the Galactic Coalition, the singular government controlling all planets inhabited by mankind. Now, in Kevin McCormick‘s book “A Voice in the Thunder,” an armored truck job goes sideways on the planet Eridan. Parker’s next move puts her at odds both with her government liaison, who betrays…

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Two Sisters and the Impossible Escape

January 29, 2013
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Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12th, 2033, her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister Evvie, her only family and entire world. Sydney holds a sliver of hope that they will be lawfully reunited, and that light will return to her desolate life. But she is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape Miles County so that she and Evvie can live full lives together. In Gabrielle Arrowsmith‘s…

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A Death That Changes Many Young Lives

January 25, 2013
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1983. Newborn MTV. Cabbage Patch Kids. President Reagan. A U.S. – Soviet Cold War that threatens to go “hot” at any moment. Against this backdrop three teenagers begin a year of painful change and turmoil after the sudden loss of one of their closest friends, in Kevin Sharp‘s book “After Dakota.” Dakota meant different things to Cameron, Bryce, and Claire. When she disappears in a plane crash, they each have to face their own mortality,…

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This is Not How Childbirth is Supposed To Go

January 22, 2013
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Premature birth remains the number-one killer of newborns in the United States. In fact, with about one in eight pregnancies resulting in premature birth each year, the U.S. has one of the worst records in the world, and certainly among developed nations. The statistics are not only appalling, but surprising, and many parents are shocked, frightened and confused as they attempt to navigate the world of the neonatal intensive care unit. Now comes a powerful…

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Sweet Revenge. And Irony. And Humor. And Sarcasm.

January 18, 2013
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Pryor Wright’s ultra-conservative radio show has millions of devout fans who are sure that the slurs and wild accusations fired at the liberal left prove him a true patriot. But in Robin Lamont‘s novel “Wright for America,” when his venomous rantings catch Maren Garrity’s twin brother in the crossfire, the struggling actress pursues her own style of justice. She enlists a troupe of fellow unemployed actors to teach Wright just how powerful words can be.…

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