Penric's Fox
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Review: Penric’s Fox – Lois McMaster Bujold

This particular Penric & Desdemona novella jumps back to a little less than a year after my personal favorite of his novellas, Penric and the Shaman, so I was overjoyed to see Oswyl (the detective) and Inglis (the shaman) again.  It was a bit jarring to go from much more – uh – Learned *snicker* Penric of Mira’s Last Dance…

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Want You
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Review: Want You – Stacy Finz

This is the second in the Garner Brothers series, and while I think it could work as a standalone, I think you’d miss a lot of the background flavor. Both TJ and Deb have grown up in Glory Junction, and both are outdoorsy people.  On the surface, though, that’s where the similarities end.  TJ is the workaholic, business-oriented Garner brother,…

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Worth Searching For
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Review: Worth Searching For – Wendy Qualls

  Trigger warnings: casual homophobia, casual racism After Worth Waiting For, I was prepared to read this book, the second in the series, with a box of tissues.  Thankfully, it was a lot less emotionally wrenching than the first, though it was still delightfully angsty. “’It’s different here.’ Painfully so. The not-rightness was hard to explain, but Lito tried anyway.…

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Worth Waiting For
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Review: Worth Waiting For – Wendy Qualls

Content warning: homophobia (religiously motivated) Wow, this was an angsty, all-the-feels read!  I cried angry tears, sad tears, and happy tears, all in the course of 300 pages! “How did you …” Brandon seemed to be picking his words carefully. “How was it for you? Staying?” “It wasn’t anything, really.” Confusing and frustrating, but that was nothing new. “I just…

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Hard Pursuit
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Review: Hard Pursuit – Sheryl Nantus

Content warning:  While this is the third in the Delta Force Brotherhood series, each book is a stand-alone, and I had no problems jumping in.  The Brotherhood is an organization of ex-military vets who help those who can’t find help anywhere else.  Ally gets involved with them when Jessie, the girlfriend of the head of the Brotherhood, agrees to investigate…

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Girl in the Mist
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Review: Girl in the Mist – S.T. Young

Content warning:  Definite spoiler warning for this review!  First off, I need to get this off my chest.  I don’t think the title fits this book at all.  I wouldn’t describe Nina as a girl, and while I think I get where the title is coming from, it doesn’t accurately describe what a kickass suspenseful joyride this book is. “’Well,…

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Big Mushy Happy Lump
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Review: Big Mushy Happy Lump – Sarah Andersen

I loved Adulthood is a Myth, so pretty much as soon as I finished reading it, I checked this one out of the library.  It’s similar to the first collection – and that is not a bad thing! – in that most of the book is one-page standalone comics.  However, there’s a few longer… articles, almost? – at the end which…

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Down the TBR hole
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Down the TBR Hole #6 – February 22, 2018

It’s time for another week of the Down the TBR Hole challenge from Lost in a Story.  I’ve missed a few weeks due to illness (the flu this year is no joke, people!), so let’s try to get back in the swing of things! Here’s the basics: Go to your goodreads to-read shelf. Order on ascending date added. Take the…

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Fire and Bone
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Review: Fire and Bone – Rachel A. Marks

I’m a humongous fan of urban fantasy, but I’ve found a lot of young adult UF lacking.  There’s only so many Twilight clones a person can read, you know?  Luckily, this was a refreshing new entry, based on the Celtic pantheon with an interesting magic system. “No one looks at me with openness or even curiosity; it’s all cunning and…

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Rock King
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Review: Rock King – Tara Leigh

Trigger warnings: child abuse (in the past), drug use (in the past), alcoholism (past and one instance in present) I have a bit of a soft spot for rock star romances, even though I dislike a lot of the tropes associated with them (other person drama, for instance).  This, however, had a lot of depth to it.  It’s all about…

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