Search Results: "S.M. Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLE OF FIRE by S.M. Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping future outings fold the big ideas in more gracefully. (Thriller. 11-16)"
The first in a proposed thriller series, this book introduces a new heroine, 15-year-old Brit Maya Brown. Read full book review >

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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SEA CHANGE by S.M. Wheeler
Released: June 18, 2013

"A weird, operatic coming-of-age fantasy streaked with sexuality, pain and heroism; perhaps the awkward arrival of a new voice."
When her best friend, a talking sea monster, disappears, Lilly must embark on a sequence of self-sacrificing quests to release him, starting with the removal of her reproductive organs. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE AND THE LIBRARY by S.M. Beiko
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"This ghost story will be attractive to readers well-versed in esoteric dreaming but frustrating to those who need a more tangible foundation. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A teen romance rooted in the bizarre turns deadly in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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SCION OF THE FOX by S.M. Beiko
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A smart, complex, animal-based fantasy. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A Winnipeg teenager discovers her magical heritage—and that she's marked for death. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP AVENGED by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Pretty good ersatz McCaffrey, despite the feebly unconvincing love story."
Another entry in the Brain/Brawn series created by Anne McCaffrey, and a direct sequel to the paperback The City Who Fought (McCaffrey and Stirling); ``brains'' are humans wired directly and immovably into their spaceships, ``brawns'' their mobil human partners. Read full book review >

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THE RATTLED BONES by S.M.  Parker
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"History and mystery meld beautifully in this ghost story with depth. (author's note, sources) (Paranormal suspense. 14-18)"
A ghost plagues a native Mainer as she struggles to unearth the tragic secrets of the spirit's demise. Read full book review >