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Strike a Poser

by Jill Allen

Those looking for a quick satirical con caper laced with relationship drama will enjoy this romp. Dylan Edward Asher’s "Strike a Poser" is a successful combination of crime caper, humor, and social satire, as it simultaneously spoofs... Read More

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Roan

by Jill Allen

Barr excels at world-building, using existing Native American and Celtic lore to create a rich mythic heritage all his own. Roan: The Tales of Conor Archer: Volume 1, by E. R. Barr, skillfully interweaves Celtic mythology,... Read More

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Blind Thrust

by Jill Allen

With believable, intelligent characters, there is a fine thriller on these pages that could shake things up. Samuel Marquis’s earth-shattering thriller, "Blind Thrust", excels at making a mystery story, with geology as background, an... Read More

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Tango's Tales

by Jill Allen

This story succeeds at creating almost a new subgenre: erotic humor. Tango’s Tales, by Lisa Kopel, tells the story of an adventurous, middle-aged, sexually veracious woman. The story captures what it’s like for today’s woman who... Read More

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The Western Lonesome Society

by Jill Allen

Delusions, ancestral obsessions, and a winsome collection of characters fuel this funny yet poignant meditation on the human condition. Short-story virtuoso Robert Garner McBrearty succeeds in transitioning to novel-writing with The... Read More

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Girl Sex 101

by Jill Allen

With diagrams, health tips, and social analysis, this book more than succeeds in its goal of promoting body-positive attitudes in all women. "Girl Sex 101"—jauntily written by queer author and sex-workshop presenter Allison Moon, and... Read More

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The Devil's Way

by Jill Allen

This engrossing novel debates the question, is mankind innately good or bad? Lamees A.’s thought-provoking book, The Devil’s Way, provides empathy for Satan while examining the nature of good and evil, querying the existence of God,... Read More

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The National Memorial

by Jill Allen

This poignant literary thriller explores the issue of mob mentality in the modern age. The word “orphan” calls to mind urchins from Victorian English novels or, more recently, little orphan Annie. It seems an outdated term, but John... Read More

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