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The Moondust Sonatas

by Julia Ann Charpentier

Osi’s intricate plot will appeal to aficionados of the experimental thriller in his unusual mix of individual stories. "The Moondust Sonatas", by Alan Osi, is a high-concept immersion into the underworld of illegal drugs, portraying an... Read More

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Black

by Julia Ann Charpentier

Vivid, poignant, and absorbing, this outstanding novel reaches back in time to portray Nat Turner’s son’s quest for freedom and equality. Set in nineteenth-century America prior to the Civil War, this well-researched novel depicts... Read More

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Be My Valentino

by Julia Ann Charpentier

A remarkable heroine reinvents herself and establishes a new career in this against-all-odds metamorphosis. "Be My Valentino", by Sandra D. Bricker, features a resilient woman confronting obstacles and recurring conflicts. Jessie Stanton... Read More

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The One That Got Away

by Julia Ann Charpentier

A bridal consultant comes out after years in the dressing room and admits her attraction to women in this funny lesbian romance. "The One That Got Away", by Carol Rosenfeld, immerses a modern drama in a hot tub of humor. When the groom... Read More

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Bring Me to Life

by Julia Ann Charpentier

Cannibalism … hmmm … not exactly romantic—hard to imagine that consuming human flesh could play a part in a love story. August Kert’s zombie zinger "Bring Me to Life" proves this unthinkable undertaking can be accomplished as... Read More

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Break Your Heart

by Julia Ann Charpentier

Honors student falls for professor. Honors student kisses professor. "Break Your Heart", by Rhonda Helms, is the story of a stereotypical crush on a college campus with the potential to end a career. Academic ethics is the villain in... Read More

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The Lost Heiress

by Julia Ann Charpentier

A missing heiress raised in Monaco travels to Yorkshire, England, to claim her legacy in this Edwardian novel. Roseanna M. White presents a common historical situation in "The Lost Heiress", infusing the plot with vigor through the use... Read More

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