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Introducing Mel Stein, author of Odyssey of a Philly Boy

“My entire experience publishing my first book with Outskirts Press was enjoyable, professional and ultimately very successful. The positive comments from my readers are testament to my proud accomplishment. 263 more words


All the Bright Places

by Jennifer Niven
YA Contemporary
5 of 5 stars

I’ll admit, the cover drew me to this book. The beautiful jacket and the whimsical embossed hardcover all demanded I take it home! 565 more words


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling
YA Fantasy
3 of 5 stars

This was both a hard book to read and a hard book to review. 790 more words


Review of Vowed – Book 2 of The Blackhart Legacy series by Liz de Jager

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this urban fantasy series about a family with particular skills who have appointed themselves as guardians to protect humanity from the beings of the Otherworld who make their way into our dimension and cause havoc – see my review of… 509 more words


*NEW RELEASE SPECIAL* Review of Shift by Em Bailey

Yes… I know this one has been around since 2012 and indeed, collected The Inky Awards for Gold in that year. But it turned up as a NetGalley arc and I opened up the first couple of pages and was lured by the smart, funny writing which had me laughing aloud. 401 more words

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Leaving Rapid City

On the last day of school Sandra Conner and Bridgett Knutson were in the dark tiny alcove that led down to the boiler room.  They were kissing when two jocks, footballers, heading down to the boiler room for a smoke, discovered them.  1,537 more words

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