Search Results: "Terri L. Austin"


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HIS KIND OF TROUBLE  by Terri L. Austin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fun, sexy romp."
Five years ago, Monica and Calum shared some scorching hot kisses at an inappropriate moment, but Monica has changed her ways and sworn off bad boys, so when Calum comes back to Las Vegas, she wants nothing to do with him—or so she claims. Read full book review >

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LAST DINER STANDING by Terri L. Austin
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"Austin's second course has the menu of feisty underemployed gal detective with a side order of romance down pat."
A waitress helps a friend charged with assaulting her worthless ex-husband. Read full book review >

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DINERS, DIVES & DEAD ENDS by Terri L. Austin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2012

"Austin's debut kicks off her planned series by introducing a quirky, feisty heroine and a great supporting cast of characters and putting them through quite a number of interesting twists."
When a part-time college student's friend disappears, she does everything in her power to find him. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE EMMIE by Terri Libenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Classic middle school themes come alive, but they fail to really go anywhere. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
One bad day in seventh grade can feel like a lifetime. However, even end-of-the-world-level heartache can have surprising and comic consequences. Read full book review >

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PRISM by Austin Bay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1996

"Implausible but readable fantasy for Soldier-of-Fortune fans."
James Bond lives again in a wildly improbable, marginally absurd military thriller that forges high-tech hardware and ESP. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS LOVE SCHOOL by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Though most readers would probably rather not face a Cyclops principal, hopefully they will have as good a first day as Blue and come to love school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Austin's scribbly, lovable monsters are back, this time going beyond an exploration of colors (Monsters Love Colors, 2013) to tackle the biggest adventure of all—Monster School. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN WITH MILO by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"An amusing, imaginative launch into outer space. (Board book. 1-3)"
Milo and Mouse have an out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >

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JUNKYARD by Mike Austin
by Mike Austin, illustrated by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"While some kids will be fascinated with the robotic Munching Machines, the takeaway is unclear, and the represented ease of getting rid of garbage is certainly wrong. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title on the cover is a clue to the tale—"JUNK" is rendered in a rusty-colored scribbly style, while "YARD" is a light green with a grassy pattern—but the ultimate message is murky. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS MILO'S BALL? by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"Just as visually appealing as the app at first glance, and possibly even more durable—but showing considerable fall-off in narrative quality and awareness of audience. (Board book. 2-3)"
The blue cat that starred in the excellent app A Present for Milo (2010) makes an awful crossover from the digital domain. Read full book review >

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THE WOOD WIFE by Terri  Windling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A splendid desert enchantment that flows with its own eerie logic—arresting, evocative, and well worked out despite the entirely superfluous last couple of chapters."
Distinctive contemporary fantasy set in the Arizona desert, from the well-known editor (the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, with Ellen Datlow, etc.). Read full book review >

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ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 7, 2011

"A lusty, lightweight romp."
An earl's wife kidnaps and seduces a duke, only to fall in love with him. Read full book review >

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STRANGE PIECE OF PARADISE by Terri Jentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"An emotional piece of investigative work, vitiated in places by prolixity and psycho-clichés."
Attacked while asleep in a tent during a cross-country bicycle trip, the author returned to Oregon years later to investigate the crime and to search for the assailant, who was never apprehended. Read full book review >