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Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri

Short stories have a different sort of appeal to them than novels do, but you get just as much satisfaction from them. Besides, it takes a certain amount of skill and style to get a reader invested in a character or plot in such a limited number of words. Oddly enough, when I want to… Continue reading Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri

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Book excerpt: The Dating Alternative, by Jennifer Woodhull

Usually, it's the plot that draws me into a book or book's summary. I'm not sure why that is; I've just always been a plot-driven reader. That's not the case with The Dating Alternative, by Jennifer Woodhull, however. With this book's summary, it's entirely Max's character that drew me in--and that continued when I read… Continue reading Book excerpt: The Dating Alternative, by Jennifer Woodhull

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Book excerpt: Under Your Spell, by Cynthia Rayne

There were a lot of things that drew me into the summary of Cynthia Rayne's Under Your Spell, including the promise of voodoo, a Bayou setting, and some heated romance between the two main characters. Altogether, they create this wonderfully tantalizing atmosphere that I just can't wait to delve into. Today, we get a bigger… Continue reading Book excerpt: Under Your Spell, by Cynthia Rayne

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Book teasers: False Memory, by Meli Raine

There are books that fit firmly into their assigned genre, and then there are¬†books that fit firmly into their assigned genre.¬†False Memory, by Meli Raine, is definitely one of the latter. The book is tagged as a suspense, and, based on its summary and today's teasers, it easily earns its place in the genre. I'm… Continue reading Book teasers: False Memory, by Meli Raine

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Book excerpt: Hex Marks the Spot, by Ani Gonzalez

I've occasionally mentioned that I don't always know what, exactly, draws me into a book's summary. That isn't at all the case with Ani Gonzalez's Hex Marks the Spot. There were a few key phrases that locked me in as soon as I read them: The main character's hometown is the "Most Haunted in America";… Continue reading Book excerpt: Hex Marks the Spot, by Ani Gonzalez