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Book Review: Audience trying to kill you? All in a day’s work. (The Clown Prince of Paris by James Dudley)

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Tension fills the air in Paris, the city still raw from WW2. Despite the atmosphere of gloom, Tommy Malloy has brought his stand-up show from America to one of Paris’ hottest clubs to try to make it big. But when one of the audience starts a fight with the KGB in the middle of the club, things start looking bad. Then, said audience member is found in Tommy’s hotel room. Dead. I don’t think this is how comedy is supposed to work.

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Book Review: Don’t fall for the players! (A Perfect Plan by Alyssa Drake)

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It’s Samantha’s first Season. She’s being introduced to society so she can find a husband and settle down as a respectable wife. The problem is, few of her favourite activities are respectable. She’d much rather be reading a book or riding a horse than dancing with rich bigots at a ball, especially when she spots Benjamin, her late brother’s best friend. I’m sure if you tried to skewer someone when you were 10, you wouldn’t want to see them again either. I know I’d rather just melt into an embarrassed puddle. Continue reading “Book Review: Don’t fall for the players! (A Perfect Plan by Alyssa Drake)”

Book Review: It’s a Trap! (Savaged Lands by Lana Kortchik)

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Stalin would protect them. The Soviet Union would never fall. That is what Natasha wants to believe. And she does–until the Nazis march into Kiev to eat all their food, squat in their homes and generally lay waste to the Ukranian capital. Continue reading “Book Review: It’s a Trap! (Savaged Lands by Lana Kortchik)”

Book Review: Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy!

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Cassi has been alone in the world since her husband and child died a year ago. So, when a cowboy named Johnny saunters up to her doorstep, she doesn’t greet him with open arms. No, because that’s not what you do when you’re a woman alone in the Wild West. You grab all your guns and point them at the fella. That’s exactly what Cassi does–until she sees his face and falls in lust at first sight. Continue reading “Book Review: Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy!”

Series Review: I have a bigger gun than you. Neener-neener. (Leviathan Part 3)

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Missed parts 1 and 2 of this series review? See the links at the bottom of this post.

In this final instalment of the Leviathan series, the ship is sent to Russia with several tonnes of beef. Upon arrival, they are stunned to see an entire forest felled and must rescue Tesla, (yes, the Tesla) the man who caused the destruction. Oh, did I mention he needed saving from his own bears? Continue reading “Series Review: I have a bigger gun than you. Neener-neener. (Leviathan Part 3)”

Book Review: Hail, Emperor! Those who are about to die…will flash the spectators.

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Hadassah is captured after the sacking of Jerusalem. She is sold into slavery in Rome, a sprawling city of lust, greed, and bloodshed. The prime entertainment choices are the Roman games, in which prisoners of war kill each other, or the prostitutes at the temple of Artemis. (Because the goddess of the hunt and virginity totally needs prostitutes?) Continue reading “Book Review: Hail, Emperor! Those who are about to die…will flash the spectators.”

Series Review: Weapons Rated E, for Everyone (Leviathan Part 2)

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After tramping around in the mountains, Deryn and Alek make it to exotic Istanbul, where the mechas are shaped like animals, and fighting is done with peppers and newspapers. Continue reading “Series Review: Weapons Rated E, for Everyone (Leviathan Part 2)”

Series Review: Mechas and Princes and Wolf-tigers, Oh My! (Leviathan Part 1)

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Let’s all take a journey back to World War 1, with a twist. The Germans and Austrians are Clankers, those that rely on cool walking war machines to do the job, whereas Britain, France and Russia are Darwinists, those that breed and use cool animal hybrids to wage war (and serve more everyday functions). Continue reading “Series Review: Mechas and Princes and Wolf-tigers, Oh My! (Leviathan Part 1)”

Book Review: So, What’s His Profession Anyway?

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Alfeo Zeno is of noble blood, but ended up as the obedient and not incapable apprentice of a grouch named Nostradamus. That grouch also happens to be an extremely capable doctor, astrologist, academic, clairvoyant and demon-summoning-master guy. Continue reading “Book Review: So, What’s His Profession Anyway?”

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