Death and Night

Death and Night (The Star-Touched Queen #0.5) by Roshani Chokshi (2017)
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Death and Night

YA Novella | Fantasy
4.5 stars
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“Before The Star-Touched Queen there was only Death and Night.

He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.”
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A Tapestry of Tears

A Tapestry of Tears: short stories from India by Gita V. Reddy (2016)
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tapestry of tears

Fiction | Short Story Collection
4 Stars
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“Set in the early nineteenth century, A Tapestry of Tears is about female infanticide, and the unmaking of tradition. If a woman gives birth to a female child, she must feed her the noxious sap of the akk plant. That is the tradition, parampara. Veeranwali rebels, and fights to save her offspring.
The other stories span a spectrum of emotions and also bring to life the varied culture and social spectrum of India. Woven into this collection is the past and the present, despair and hope, and the triumph of the human spirit.”
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Q2Q Comics, Vol. 1

Q2Q Comics, Volume 1 by Steven Younkins (2016)

Q2Q Comics
Comics | Theatre: Comedy
5 stars
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An amusing collection of comics that portray the lives of theatre crew members including: Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Costumer, Director, Props Master, Scenic Director, Technical Director, Prop Cat, and La Ropasucia the Theatre Gremlin.

Volume One: “A collection of the first 220 Q2Q Comics all hardbound together in a book! Includes commentary by the author for most of the comics, a collage of the original sketches, a “How to Draw Morty” tutorial, and other assorted goodies.”
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Not So Much, Said the Cat

Not So Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick (2016)
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not so much said the cat

Fiction | Sci-Fi | short stories3 StarsBlurb:

“The master of short science-fiction follows up his acclaimed collection The Dog Said Bow-Wow with feline grace, precision, and total impertinence. Michael Swanwick takes us on a whirlwind journey across the globe and across time and space, where magic and science exist in possibilities that are not of this world. These tales are intimate in their telling, galactic in their scope, and delightfully sesquipedalian in their verbiage.  Continue reading

The Elder Origins

The Elder Origins (a novella series) by Bre Faucheux (2015)
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The Elder Origins

YA Fiction | Paranormal: Vampires3.5 StarsBlurb:

“The 14th century. The Hundred Years War. The Black Death. The Beginning of Vampires.

Madison’s home has been destroyed by a deadly attack by the French army. She has no choice but to follow her brother Jamison to the New World in search of new lands untouched by war, famine, and disease.

One problem. The Native Americans foresaw the coming of the white man long before they ever arrived. And they have no intentions of letting Europeans discover their lands.

Bre Faucheux’s exciting novella series, THE ELDER ORIGINS is a historical fantasy with sinister blends of medieval warfare, young love, Native American legend, and vampire lore that will excite anyone with a taste for the macabre and alternate versions of history.”
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Embers

Embers (Cage of Lies, #3.5) by Susanne Valenti (2016)
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embers

YA Novella | Dystopian Sci-Fi4.5 starsBlurb:

“Alone in the darkness, memories threaten to overwhelm him. The truth of what has happened haunts him day and night. It would be easy to let go. To forget who he was and where he came from. Easier if he didnt exist anymore at all. Every moment is a reminder of what he had and what he has lost. But there is one thing worth living for, fighting for, breathing for. He made a promise. And he intends to honour it.”
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Expected Publication Date: January 31, 2016

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The Retribution of Violet Blake

The Retribution of Violet Blake (Violet Blake #5)
by Bre Faucheux (2015)
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Violet Blake 5

YA Novella | Paranormal | Thriller4.5 starsBlurb:

“My mother took me. Kidnapped me. Repossessed me. And now she revived me. She has my loyalty, my command, and my hatred.
She wants me to do unthinkable things. Things I can’t imagine myself doing. But I will do them. Because it is her will. Our connection demands my obedience. And I’m powerless to stop it.”
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