Search Results: "K.M. Ruiz"


BOOK REVIEW

TERMINAL POINT by K.M. Ruiz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"If this book sounds appealing, then read Mind Storm first to avoid at least some of the confusion."
Continuation of Mind Storm (2011) as "psions," mutants with psychic powers, battle it out over the fate of humanity. Read full book review >

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WHITE HEAT by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase where the first volume is popular. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Plot advancement defers to character development in this sequel set during the 13th-century Albigensian crusade. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMRUNNER by Janet Ruiz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2017

"A unique psychic adventure full of 1980s teen tropes."
In this debut YA urban-fantasy novel, a teenage girl begins astral-projecting in her sleep. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE SONG by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An entertaining-enough collection for adult fans wanting trips down Memory Lane, though perhaps not quite so successful a one for teens. (Anthology. 14-adult)"
A compilation of stories and essays written by authors and musicians sharing the deep influences of music that helped to shape their lives, particularly calling upon their own adolescences. Read full book review >

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INSERT GROOM HERE by K.M.  Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A fun concept with an unconvincing romance, this might have made a better women's fiction outing."
A contestant on a dating show falls for the producer, but does either know what they are getting into? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cult of Beauty by K.M. Dylan
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Erotica fans may be disappointed by this thinly plotted bodice ripper."
Sex and drugs—mostly sex—overpower a young fashion model's luxurious lifestyle in this graphic tale of desire. Read full book review >

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REHUMANIZED DREW by K.M. Baginski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2017

"A rich, complex meditation on love and mortality among supernatural beings."
A fallen angel on the run due to an international conspiracy finds himself in love in this second series installment by Baginski (Windstalker, 2015). Read full book review >

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TO ME I WED by K.M.  Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun and flirty despite its flaws."
Events planner Lily Perry hooks up with sexy chef Vin Caro at her sister's wedding but is determined not to fall under his spell; he's disappointed her before, and she knows the time is right to focus on herself and her growing business, no matter how tempting he might be. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE COMFORT AND RESPITE
by Bobbi Dumas

This has been a crazy month, hasn’t it?

Storms and floods and one thing after another for people across the country.

And yesterday, perhaps you heard that one of the sweetest, most darling romance fans lost her long battle with cancer. Lynne Wall was a Chicago-area librarian with the brightest smile in the world, and I can’t tell you how ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BEAR by Ron Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2003

"Ruiz, a practicing California DA, creates a warts-and-all protagonist for his third outing (Giuseppe Rocco, 1998, etc.): you may not always like Gabby, but you'll probably find yourself rooting for him."
A notably different courtroom drama in which a young Mexican-American battles overwhelming odds to become a lawyer, then a good lawyer, and finally—sadly enough—a successful one. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR THE REVOLUTION by Rudy Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Well-executed stories that offer fresh perspectives on long-standing societal problems."
Seven short stories explore the hard lives of Latinos and the fraught relations between their native and adopted countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMPTY by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"It's subtle as a truck—see Ellen Hopkins' Impulse (2007) for a complex, layered treatment of suicide—but the stock portrayals may let readers (bullied, bully or observer) slot themselves in where appropriate and heed this red flag. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a cautionary tale about merciless bullying, does generic characterization allow readers to look in a mirror, or does it dilute the point? Read full book review >