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Gardening and Greenhouses

Black Thumb Greenhouse

Not only a pleasure to dip into but also one of the few guidebooks that can be read cover to cover and feel genuinely enlightening Isaly begins with a succinct introduction and continues with a minimum of fuss.

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Dating and death

Real Estate, Dating, and Death

Singular and wholly captivating, Real Estate, Dating, and Death: Book Two in Addison’s Vivianne Murphy Mystery Series will have readers addicted both to the chemistry between protagonists Vivianne and Venice and to the tingly suspense that ripples beneath the surface.

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Top Tips For Writing Suspense

There are a number of essential techniques an author must master if they ever want to top a bestsellers list and none more so than the ability to deliver genuine suspense.

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Best Epic Fantasy Novels

A Step Through The Empty

Brynte Godric quickly learns being crowned king was the easy part. Keeping that crown is what’s dangerous. With everyone from a world-ruling organization to his mother after the crown, Bry has a lot of fighting ahead. So he’s surprised the arranged marriage to the shy young Princess Stori goes better than expected. With it, he has averted one war. Now on to the next!

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The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

While the occult is a broad umbrella, hiding its many forms under its silky black folds, it’s concepts have endured through time, enjoying many a resurgence through the ages. The term ‘occultism’, is relatively new, not used in French or English literature, for instance, until the 19th Century, although the term ‘occult sciences’ was commonly used in the 16th Century to describe practices such as astrology, alchemy, mysticism, and natural magic.

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Chains of Nobility by Brad Graft

Graft, a former U.S. Marine, does not simply talk the talk. He has also walked the walk in his creation of an intriguing and believable world., His superb eye for detail is tribute to the fact that he spent weeks researching and living with Nomadic herders in Mongolia

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Should Authors Blog Or Is Blogging Dead?

When Huffpost Editor-in-chief Jimmy Leach announced the closure of its blogging platform he said that “publishing thousands of blogs has been a distraction from the delivery of impactful, targeted investigations, explainers, breaking news and lifestyle and entertainment journalism.”

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Serial Killer Fiction

Winter Garden – Crime Thriller

Uncompromising and utterly compelling, Winter Garden proves a wonderfully atmospheric read from the start where clever narrative twists and memorable characters combine to provide a powerful and malevolent tale of warped revenge.

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Faith Based Memoirs

Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

Emotionally charged and powerfully thought provoking, Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops proves a remarkable debut memoir from Allison Hong Merrill. Sharing reflections on her life that articulate the complexities, failings, contradictions and triumphs of love and cultural identity.

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Dachshund Immortal

Dachshund Immortal isn’t your Marley & Me type of sap-story, simply written to extract tears from its readers. Revermann has written a multifaceted story that’s not only sweet and sensitive but gripping and earnest too.

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Fiction and immortality

Fiction and mortality – living forever.

We are constantly and enduringly fascinated with fictional accounts of parallel existence, alternative realities and genetic engineering. Films such as ‘The Fountain’ present immortality as attainable, whilst books such as ‘The Book Thief’ (Markus Zusak) explore the nature of death, in this case by death himself acting as narrator.

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Jeremy and the Witches’ Medallion

Compelling reading, underpinned by a clever and exciting plot, Jeremy and the Witch’s Medallion al is the new release from Randy Gauthier that confidently blends the vital elements of fantasy with the hindsight of historical fact.

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Social commentary in literature

Social Commentary In Literature

Never before has the voice of social commentary in literature sung higher. Freedom of speech has brought with it a cacophony of loudly spoken, written and sometimes harshly promoted opinion and judgement.

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Poetic Reflections

Poetic Reflections – Verbul’s Notes

Verbul’s Notes is a methodical journey of life, through a poet’s perspective:
“The quietest people sometimes have the most to say; Ink is our temptations handcuffs, the page, its cage & sometimes it’s expressed as a poetic awakening.”

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Beethoven In Love;

Beethoven In Love by Howard Jay Smith

A daring, compelling, and impeccably researched historical novel that offers dramatic new insight into the life of the greatest composer the world has ever known. Its fresh perspective and deeply felt understanding of Beethoven’s motivations, passions, and challenges speak eloquently to us today, connecting us to our own successes, failures, and dreams, and ultimately to the true consequence of our lives.

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Books About Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads – The Paradise Chapter

Have you ever dreamed of leaving your job and humdrum life behind? Have you ever wanted your vacation to continue indefinitely?
Have you ever fantasized about dropping everything you know and boarding a plane to the other side of the world?

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The Devil, Angels, and Demons

Like most people, Alida has contemplated one of life’s biggest mysteries: What happens to your soul when you die? What if it is stolen by a cruel demon, and your eternity’s resting place becomes an empty locker in a secret cavern?

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Indian Myths and Legends

Sita: Now You Know Me

A powerful and enigmatic re-imagining of Sita in a story that evolves far beyond her reference in Valmiki’s Ramayana, Sita: Now You Know Me is sure to engender much reflection as Sini Panicker weaves a tale of literary eloquence.

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Best Dystopian Thrillers

The Bystander – A Dystopian Thriller

A woman and her son prepare to start a new life… A homeless failed stockbroker walks the streets of New York City, just waiting for another

chance…A C.I.A. operative lies comatose in a hospital bed…Their lives, and many more, are destined to cross when the world is struck by an incredible
global phenomenon…

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Childrens Books About Dogs

Everybody Loves Grace Book 5

Grace, a Finnish Lapphund, asks to go on a road trip to the East Coast so she can visit where her mommy grew up and her big brother lived for five years. In the process, she gets to some of the things on her bucket list including seeing the United States, having fun at Koziar’s Christmas Village, visiting Nathan’s new apartment, and exploring historic Philadelphia.

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Best Childrens Dog Books

Everybody Loves Grace Book 2

An amazingly true story that captures the heart as it moves us from laughter to tears and teaches us to believe in the power of love. This is a story of one dog’s ability to love unconditionally and maintain her courage through periods of uncertainty.

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How To Stop Author’s Burnout

When it comes to burn out Authors are probably the last group of people you would think off! But the publishing industry has changed beyond recognition and the demands of a modern author are significantly more complex than they were a mere decade ago.

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Children's Dog Books

Everybody Loves Grace

An amazingly true story that captures the heart as it moves us from laughter to tears and teaches us to believe in the power of love. It is a story that you will want to go on forever and ever.

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Best literary Short Stories

Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories

K asks us “Is love the most revolutionary of all acts?” And in doing so delivers a swiftly morphing exploration of love that finds a fine balance between sensory impulse and moral testament. Each story being distinct but all drawn together with a common undertone that echoes the wants, struggles and aspirations of life as we seek to make meaning of it.

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Paranormal military romance novels

The Academy Cap and Gown

With John Connelly as a father Kate drew the short straw but when Pete Davenport walked into her life she couldn’t have imagined how her life would change or the danger she would find herself in!

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Best New YA Fantasy Novels

Breaking The Fog

A captivating mix of magical mysticism and adventure Breaking The Fog is an intricate, intrigue-laden read which plays to the best in this popular genre and it’s clear from the start that Mitchell is quite adept when it comes to fantasy world-building.

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Family Saga Novels

The Godfather Connection

A new crime family saga begins under the watchful eyes of Godfather Uncle Vincent. Family loyalty, romance, and betrayal ensue in this exciting new drama of a crime family’s rise from humble beginnings in Italy to New York and onto the casinos of Vegas …

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Best Apocalyptic Fiction Novels

99% Down

“The world might not have ended, but most of us that are left wish it had. My name is Rowan Keys. I had a family once. But now, it’s just me. My dad said we were the lucky ones. That wasn’t true. I’m just part of the 1% left waiting to die.”

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Best Sword and Sorcery Novels

Sorcerers Reborn

Wholly enjoyable and for fans of the Sword and Sorcery genre Sorcerers Reborn: Earth proves a highly entertaining read with Richard B plumbing the depths of his imagination to give us something genuinely original.

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West Virginia Romance Novels

Old Mrs. Kimble’s Mansion

A novel about life, love and the events that shape us Old Mrs. Kimble’s Mansion proves a genuine treasure of a read with Arnold confidently avoiding the romance genre’s many syrupy pitfalls.

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Covid Satire

The Road To COVID-30

In the midst of a pandemic where every political pronouncement and any news update relating to Covid 19 is endlessly scrutinized, The Road To COVID-30: Self-Help Satire For The Soul proves cuttingly allegorical and refreshingly uplifting.

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Best Paranormal Angel Romance

The Balance Will Break – Paranormal Romance Novels

In the third installment of the Beyond the Balance series, Briellyn finds herself in a peculiar situation. With several new faces and only one familiar, the eighteenth century proves to be challenging for multiple reasons: her brown skin, her American accent, and her head strong ideas.

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Original Player

Big E’s dream is to open an all male strip club. He is finally being released from prison after 10 years and the future looks bright. But instead of his sister Kay, his brother and big time hustler Lil Jon picks him up from prison.

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Best New Paranormal Romance

Balance Interrupted – Paranormal Romance Novels

Wedding bells anyone? Brielle is facing new challenges in this part of the tale after Eric has placed another proposal onto the table. Literally. Her mind is still at war with her heart but her faith is officially accepting applications for demons, monsters, and ancient humans as their quest to find the remaining two gems takes them underwater and beyond.

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The Great Balance – A Paranormal Angel Romance

An extraordinary woman’s abilities lead an angel of a man to her doorstep…
With the promise of her expansion now funded, he invites her to join him on a mysterious quest… utilizing a secret skill that few know she possesses.
But the devil has other plans.

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Crime Mystery Novels set in Spain

Darkness In Granada – A Crime Mystery

For some thirty years, four friends have been hunting all over Spain for the man who made their school years pure hell. They are running out of time. If they don’t find him soon, he will be too old and may die before they can bring him to justice.

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Historical Fiction USA

Cape Nome

It’s 1898, and one of history’s most abundant gold discoveries has shaken awake the desolate city of Cape Nome, Alaska. Setting the scene for a riveting story of betrayal, murder, kidnapping, and government conspiracies!

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LIfeline – The Case for Effective Cancer Immunotherapy

The book “Lifeline” provides a detailed review of a cancer case history, the failures of conventional cancer treatment that results in the death of close to 10 million “effectively treated” patients globally every year, and immunotherapy, which is the only hope we have to provide a cure for the disease.

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Best Contemporary Fiction

Shafted – A Mexican Tale

Fate cannot be controlled and is frequently quite unpleasant. Yet, a bad hand that is dealt by fate can be the start to new and better phase in life. It all depends on how it is played.

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Historical Romance Reviews

My Dear Margaret – An Historical Romance

Celeste Willoughby, a beautiful heiress, full of wit and disdain for societal expectations, only has two problems: her most intimate friend Margaret and her father, who, has threatened to send her to an asylum for her promiscuity!

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The Importance Of Historical Fiction

The Importance Of Historical Fiction

Whilst there is undoubted value in considering historical context, not least because past forces, individuals and trends both shape the present and provide valuable lessons for our future decisions, is historical fiction of any value?

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Best Horror Fiction

Confessions Before Death; Satan’s Revenge

Be careful who you are rude to. You never know when someone evil will retaliate. Thus, in the case of Kenneth Winston Wilson. How could he know one simple act, an accidental act of rudeness would haunt him in ways he couldn’t imagine.

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BEST DYSTOPIAN SCIENCE FICTION

Dystopian Science Fiction – Liberty Bound

Taking his readers on a harrowing journey to the last bastion of civilization, it’s rich in detail and masterfully paced leaving readers in no doubt that they’re in the hands of a flawless storyteller with a superb imagination.

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Science Fiction Authors & The Future Shape Of The World

How Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Our Future

As fantastical as science fiction seems, there is often something familiar about the incredible concepts dreamt up by its writers. In fact, not only familiar at times but eerily accurate about future advances. Is this some kind of scientific prophesy? Is there something sinister going on?

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SBest cience Fiction Short Stories

Science Fiction Short Stories – UCC

The best science fiction novels work because they tap into what we already believe is possible and this is something Thorn easily achieves with U.C.C as he once again demonstrates a confident command of composition and economic storytelling.

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Epic Sword and Sorcery Novels

Sword and Sorcery Epics – The Runesarc

As The Knight Protector, Ronas of Framm is the one upon whom destiny calls but characters like Odora, Bheithir, Sciathan, and Alltheir coalesce into a host of powerful auxiliary players who together create a rich tapestry of events that are hard to forget.

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The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s third year the Crimson Quill Awards continue to be the main criteria our readers use when selecting their next best read.  Our reader recommended award these are the books they have enjoyed most and recommended to their friends.  All the books we review are eligible for recommendation but with strict rules in place to ensure all recommendations are authentic and a minimum of 100 nominations required you can be confident of a good read whichever one you choose. 

The Millennium Book Award

Now in its 5th year the Millennium Book Award goes from strength to strength whilst still maintaining the ethos upon which it was founded. The award celebrates and recognizes exceptional writing. Not the size of an author’s following, their social media reach or the fervour generated by a substantial marketing budget the Millennium Book Award continues to grow as a Readers Favourite and an award they can trust.

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