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A Masterfully Woven Tale

Not only is A Silent Game of Spies highly entertaining, but it is also brilliantly constructed. This medieval tale is chalked full of the most colorful characters who all have a distinct role to play in the imminent war that is on the horizon. While there are a lot of moving parts to this story, I never felt overwhelmed with information, on the contrary, each chapter adds to the overarching story being told. The chapters are short and concise (after the first which introduces the story), while the characters in each are so unique the reader has no problem picking up on whose tale is being told. There is such a nice cadence throughout the book, as the stories of each character begin to collide with each other. The writer creates such intrigue with each subplot that a reader just has to know what happens next. There are several heroes in this book you can't help but cheer for, while there are plenty of villains that will make your skin crawl. Davis has mastered the art of character development and that's what makes this story one you don't want to miss. My favorite character is Selby, a young and inexperienced queen who soon proves herself to be worthy of the crown she inherited. With her character and many others, there is a realness that is tangible. The reader is shown both their strengths and their weaknesses, and this intimate look at their lives not only allows the reader to really get to know each one, but it also prompts them to empathize with them. This is a masterful tale that is well worth anyone's time.

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Raw and Real and Full of Fun!

Casting Shadow On The Tattooed Trails, by Writingelk, is a unique adventure, written as if it is narrated by a colorful and humorous storyteller. The MC, Shadow, is on a quest, where he encounters many unique characters and even more follies. One can’t help but sympathize with poor Shadow as his journey takes him through various heartaches and frustrations. Even these are done with such a lighthearted style that one can’t help but chuckle while reading. One such subject is Shadow’s bad luck with the ladies. Love just seems to be unobtainable for him, and the reader can’t help but hope he finds the right one after his quest is finished. Shadow is great but he isn’t the only flamboyant character in this tale. The toad and the king add to the comedy and profoundness of this work as well. The dialogue throughout is modern and full of colloquial verses that give this piece an urban feel. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading this book so far, and feel it would make a great play.

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The Couch

I'm so glad I stumbled upon this jewel! The Couch is a small novella that is very big on irony and drama, mixed with a lot of well placed humor. The smooth and almost sarcastic tone of the author works very will with this piece, as it accentuates the feisty personality of the MC. The plot is original and gripping, yet there is still a sweet endearment to the work that could rival any love story. This one is well worth your time. There is a small amount of grammar work to be done, but nothing a good read through won't fix. Great work!

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Such A Sweet Love Story

In her novel, Another Place To Call Home, Gomes treats her readers to an uplifting and innocent love story that is truly unique.

As the story unfolds, one can’t help but fall in love with Aruna, who is a young girl coping with the reality that she will soon marry a man chosen for her by her family. The readers get to experience the serendipity of Aruna’s feelings as she takes a long but exciting journey to her new home. Throughout the book the descriptions are beautiful, and make you feel like you are actually in Malaysia. Overall this is a great work!

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The Fire Seal

In her novel, The Fire Seal, Heasley has conjured up a magical tale of epic proportions. The reader can't help but fall in love with the MC, Dialla, as she discovers who she is, and tries to master the gifts she possesses. The story is so well written that the reader actually feels like they are there with Dialla as she fights her way through a very grueling first year of wizard school. We see her grow from a typical, selfish teenager, to a young woman who truly cares for others and is willing to sacrifice her wants for their needs. This is the first book in its series, and it does a great job of setting the stage for the many adventures to come. This is one that is well worth the read!

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A Unique Experience

Family Honor stands in a category all its own. Within this short tale the reader finds gut wrenching pain coupled with overflowing love and grace. Graham has woven together what seems like true stories of individuals affected by drug use/addiction in one way or another. He does a fabulous job of painting his characters in a way that makes them genuine. With his sharp and authentic dialogue, he really captures the moments he is depicting. Though this can be harsh at times, it is true to the story, and true to the message of his work. As I read, I couldn't help but imagine this idea being transformed into a playwright, where a capable cast could really bring the tale Graham has masterfully crafted to life. Great work! Keep writing...

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The Causality of Time

One thing is for sure, Strawthorne is an artist and words are his instrument. His prose are some of the most beautiful I've read. While this genre isn't normally what I would choose to read, I'm so glad I decided to take this journey. As the reader follows the life of the main character, Talmido, we are enticed to ponder issues such as free will, immortality, love, and the overall purpose of life. One can't help but fall in love with his genuine characters, as they battle for the things I take for granted in my own life. The battle scenes are realistic and intense, but they are just enough detail to get the point across without being overly gory. The dialogue is realistic, and creates realistic scenes. All in all, this is one of those books that will make you feel smarter simply by reading it.

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An Adventure Like No Other!

One thing is for sure...RShifman has a new fan! In Dark Waters and The Maiden, he takes us on a journey akin to the classics. His descriptions are vibrant and concise, in that they give the reader just enough information to paint this new world inside their heads, but not so much that it bogs down the story. His keen sense of character development produces heroes and heroines who are not only lovable, but very real, and with that, flawed. There is an overall theme here of faith and love that is constant but certainly not overbearing. In its many layers this story is both light hearted, and sombre. Shifman is not afraid to deal with heavy issues, but his goal is never to cash in on shock value, but rather, to explore hard topics in a tasteful and helpful way. This is a book that I will encourage my teenage sons to read, and that pretty much says it all...

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Life

This very gripping short story is well worth your time. Cooper has a genuine talent that oozes off of every page. He captures human nature beautifully, and has created a one character masterpiece. Every sentence paints a vibrant picture you can see in your mind's eye, and some of those pictures are so creepy you almost wish you were blind to them. A most excellent work!

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Timeless Love

Timeless Love is just that...a story of love so strong it isn't bound by time or mortality. Pier delivers the rare treat of a story that will pull every one of your heart strings, while also making your heartbeat quicken with fear of what's lurking in the dark. A rare find, and a must read.

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Dark Deeds

This is a great foundation for what a young adult thriller should be. Greene has set up a suspenseful scene with great conflict and plenty of twists and turns. Her writing style brings her characters to life, and they are all quirky and fun. That doesn't stop her from sending a chill or two up your spine.

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Nagging Addiction I

This is a fun read! Such a great story with a very endearing main character. The use of first person really brings the story to life, and the ups and downs of the plot really grab and keep the reader’s attention. Great job!

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The Second Coming

This book is chalked full of believable characters and action-packed twists. Read it and you will not be disappointed. McGlaughlin has mastered the element of surprise and does an excellent job of portraying human nature. Well done.

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We want more!

Phenomenal set up of what's to come! The prologue teases the reader and leaves them wanting to know more. You've done your job well!

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Such A Creative Concept

In his novel, The Dreamweaver, KDWebster asks the question, Is it possible another world exists just beyond our dreams? This novel is not only thought provoking, but it is also very entertaining. The main character, Destiny, is a funny but loving teenager who seems like anyone else her age during the day, but as she sleeps she becomes a fighter in an elite force in a world where war is looming and she is the only remedy for peace. I truly enjoyed the way KD weaves the two worlds together. His characters are distinct and very real. They are all fleshed out well. The prose flow beautifully throughout, and I could literally see the scenes in my mind’s eye. My favorite element, without giving too much away, is the timid relationship between Seven and Destiny. Their interactions are so sweet and innocent and you can’t help but root for them. This is the first installment of the series and I for one am looking forward to what’s next.

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An Adventure Worth Taking

LeClair has created an epic adventure full of heroes, in every sense of the word. Her writing style flows so beautifully and every word purposefully paints the scene brilliantly. It's so refreshing to see a main character who stands above reproach and has the integrity to do the right thing, no matter the cost to themselves. Roseleen, the heroine in the tale, is a strong-willed and independent young woman thrust into a quest beyond her years and experience. She surrounds herself with several very capable and authentic friends, who all give up everything to help her succeed at every turn. The most endearing element of this story is the true virtue behind the tale; to put the good of others before yourself. This truth is dripping off of the pages of Hollow's Charge, and one can't help but fall in love with the story, and all of its characters. This is one I would highly recommend to anyone who loves adventure, magic, and the greater good. Excellent work!

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A Wild Ride Worth Taking

In his novel, And The Frog, Andrew takes his readers on a colorful adventure full of dry humor and brow raising surprises. There is a brilliance in the author’s style of writing, with a cadence and tone that bode well for such a tale. One of my most favorite elements are his characters. They are as colorful as the story itself, and no matter the odd circumstances they face, they always remain constant and true to who they are. Their interactions are genuine and true to life, even in the most fantastic plot twists. This story flows very well and it’s hard to put down once you start. I highly recommend the adventure. It’s one you won’t be able to help but ponder on long after the last page is turned.

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A Beauty Indeed

When I found this book, I was expecting a fun and different take on its namesake, but what I discovered was so much more. This work possesses a very original plot, with characters that have so many dimensions that they practically spring to life. The main character, Grey, is a true heroine who doesn’t take herself too seriously. While she certainly has confidence in her abilities, she isn’t afraid to poke fun of her own frailties. This makes her not only a lovable character, but someone worth emulating. But the author doesn’t stop there. She’s created a cast of unique characters that one can’t help but love. I think one of the things that makes them work so well is the strong sense of family engrained in each one of them. The values of love and loyalty run deep through this story, and this makes it quite an inspiring tale. But even if the touchy-feely stuff isn’t your thing, there is enough action packed into this book to make anyone’s heart race. Overall, this is a well written tale, and I for one am anxious to see how it ends. Excellent work! Keep writing.

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Something For Everyone

Something Lost is the type of book that can tailor to many audiences. Brimming with adventure, this tale follows the heroine, Alanis, as the finds herself on an accidental quest containing magic, mystical creatures, and even a knight in shining armor. When we meet her, Alanis seems like a typical young lady, but as time goes on, we find there is so much more to her. Chapter by chapter, the mysteries of her abilities unfold, as does this beautifully creative story. Overall, this is a well written, attention grabbing tale that will have any reader cheering on the MC. The characters are honest and lovable, and their bravery, though sometimes riddled with folly, makes them very easy to love. This is one I would definitely recommend.

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Truly A Great Find

In his novel, Fragment of Destiny, Gesek has created a spectacular world full of mystery and intrigue. His descriptions bring this new world to life, but in no way bog down the narrative. In fact, this novel has the perfect combination of both heart racing action and heart felt moments. Though their world is different physically, the characters in this story deal with the same troubling issues that plague us today. This really helps the reader relate to and empathize with them. The story follows three young people as they grow into adulthood. In their world this means attending Academy, and ultimately finding their destiny, which, in most cases, is predetermined. Tess, the main character, is an independent, pistol of a girl. Though flawed, she has this innate drive to fearlessly stand up for and protect those she loves, and this makes her a very endearing heroine. All in all, this is a smartly done science-fiction work, brimming with enough action and suspense to keep the reader constantly guessing what's next. This is one you need to check out.

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One Of A Kind

Taylor has absolutely created a masterpiece! In her novel, The Descendants, she includes vampires, but this should no way limit the span of her work. This novel is completely original, with a truly inspiring plot, and characters so real you will feel like you've known them forever. This is an action-packed adventure, so well written and flawless, that it will be hard for anyone to put it down until the heart-stopping end. Taylor has beautifully crafted a story laced with a higher purpose. Throughout, there are overarching themes of unconditional love, forgiveness, and redemption that will speak to the heart of even the most cynical critics. The main characters, Aurora and Gabriel, are flawed heroes, desperately trying to live out their full potential and purpose. As you travel though peaks and valleys with them, you will find yourself cheering them on as they take on a foe that would make the strongest among us quake. Stephanie Meyers may have started the vampire genre, but Taylor if forging her own path, and I for one hope she keeps going.

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A Lasting Impact

Sometimes you read a book, and it's so powerful it leaves a lasting imprint on your mind. This was one of those books for me. Raw and real emotion pours out of the MC through the entire story, as the reader witnesses what seems like first hand experiences of a young woman growing up during the Vietnam era.

As I read, I felt like I was watching history unfold through the eyes of someone who was actually there. Throughout the story we see the heartbreaking impact the war had on so many, while also rejoicing in the healing power of love and friendship. Parts of this story brought tears to my eyes,while others, like the televised draft, made my breath catch in my throat. Overall, the author's smooth writing style, coupled with her ebb and flow of emotions and action, make this a book that is hard to put down. Excellent work! Though we may not agree politically on every issue, I applaud you for making me pause long enough to really examine the other side. That is something I wish we would all do...

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Such A Powerful Story

Shattered Moon is a harrowing yet beautiful tale about a woman who experiences, and escapes domestic abuse. The story's first person POV allows for the reader to really get to know, and to fall in love with the MC. As her life ebbs and flows between exhilaration and terror, and finally triumph, the reader feels every emotion right along with her. The smooth and easy to read writing style made me feel like I was reading a true story, told by the MC herself. Actually, everything about this story feels like it could have really happened, and that will send a shiver down anyone's spine. Kudos to the author for shining a light on this subject. Excellent work!

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Such A Creative Concept

Pharaoh's Soul, like its main character, is one of a kind. This is a true adventure for the reader's imagination, as we witness the herione discover her true self amid some very crazy things happening around her. There is a lighthearted vibe throughout this story that fits well with the sometimes humorous and genuine main character. The plot itself is well designed with new twists and turns happening at just the right time. It almost has an Indiana Jones feel, possibly mixed with Percy Jackson. Overall I think this is a great start to something amazing. There are some grammatical issues to clean up, but this isn't anything a good read through or editor couldn't fix. Overall, great work!

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Tremendous Potential

One thing is for sure...this is one to read now before you have to pay for it! Though only three chapters are published, Fallen is shaping up to be a finely polished work, full of well defined characters, and descriptions that awaken all five of the senses. DoubleA18 does a fantastic job of subtly introducing the readers to the main character, with her struggles, fears, and a painful past. The tempo of the story is just right, as the action woven into all of this great writing keeps the pages turning. I am submitting the review now, but this is one I will definitely keep my eyes on.

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Poe would be proud

In his short story, The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe, Rowe creates a fitting demise for the late literary genius. With its factual history mixed with plenty of bone-chilling horrors, this short is one you won’t be able to put down until the heart pounding end. The entire work possesses a dark, Poe-like style that evokes all of the feelings of a well told ghost story. Overall, this one is well worth the read.

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Well Crafted Mystery

Fictitious Attribution is one of those books that keeps the reader on their toes. JHM has crafted a true mystery/thriller with a roller coaster full of theories and suspects that will keep you guessing until the very end. With this, you will find yourself dead set against a character, only to fall in love with them in the very next chapter. The complexity and depth of her characters, makes them very real and believable. As a bonus, the reader is given glimpses of true sacrifice, love, and the faith that keeps a family together even through the hardest of times. Give this book a try, and you are sure to be glad you did.

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Time and Tide Wait For Love

Lavnya is creating a unique love story full of heart felt moments, as well as exciting twists and turns. The plot is completely original, and holds lots of promise. Her writing possesses a natural humor and light hearted tone that makes her characters real and very likable. I'm anxious to see how this one ends.

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Deadly Secrets

In the novel, Deadly Secrets, Kemp has created a masterful concoction of suspense, action, mystery, and even romance. Brimming with the political controversies of the day, this novel possesses a sense of reality that can make any reader a conspiracy theorist.

All in all, this is a very entertaining read that leaves the reader in want of nothing. The writing style is smooth and on point, and the descriptions given make a reader think they are right there in the action. Excellent work!

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My Dar Little Corner

This is a mind blowing, heart thumping thriller! Minor's writing style is smooth and fast paced. This is one of those books you won't be able to put down until you've read the last page, and when you are finished, thoughts of the story will continue to haunt you. The characters are so real, I feel like I could reach into the pages and touch them, which makes their predicament even more chilling. Excellent work!

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The Other In Us

Sarah A is creating a nail biting, page turner for sure! Her characters are intense but believable, and the action is non-stop. With the historical back drop of the Holocaust and WWII, a reader can see how this story could really be true. I, for one, cannot wait to see how this ends!

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Glass and Gold

In her novel, Glass and Gold, Monica has created a world where heroes are made. With each chapter she piles on the suspense to the point that the reader cannot help but turn the page. Her characters are complex and relatable, and her scenes are described beautifully. This is an action-packed thriller, and I cannot wait to see where Monica takes us in the end!

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The False Hero...

This is such a fun and adventurous tale! Every chapter is bursting with creativity, as the author colorfully depicts his new and amazing world. Intertwined throughout this world of dinosaurs are very valuable lessons the author's audience yearns to hear. The hero of the story reminds us that we shouldn't let anyone else's opinions define who we are. Be the hero you know yourself to be. Such an uplifting and entertaining read!

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The Intrusive Girl

If you are looking for a tale that will give you a tingle down your spine just in time for Halloween, this is it! The Intrusive Girl is a short ghost story that is far from short on eery descriptions and spooky scenes. Overall, this is a well written tale, with a very creative premise. It is definitely worth a read, and worth every jump and shiver it gives you.

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Among Humans

Among Humans is one of those books that has everything a reader could possibly be looking for, all wrapped into one very well written package. Bellamy has masterfully created a love story, but she doesn't stop there. She takes her readers on a journey brimming with suspense, action, and humor. Her characters are endearing, and relatable, and the depth and mystery surrounding each one of them keeps a reader engaged and anxiously awaiting their next move. Bravo!

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The Seventh Cross

Ddander possesses a unique writing style that not only beckons you to read on, but it also causes you to fall in love with the book’s flawed but relatable characters. In a very humble way the author demonstrates the major elements of the Christian faith, but is never overbearing or over-authoritative. The book is a masterpiece full of love, pain, brokenness, and redemption. Highly recommended.

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A Marvelous Woman Like Lilly Louise

Not only is Lilly marvelous, but Smith is as well! One can't help but smile while reading this heartwarming tale. Smith captures the essence of true love in her sweet sentiment and delicate prose. My only suggestion...give us more! I want to know more about this passionate couple you've created!

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Secrets On The Walls

Lauren takes her reader on an adventure akin to Narnia and Alice In Wonderland in her book Secrets On The Walls. She has a smooth and gentle writing style that flows well, and she describes her new worlds in vibrant detail. Every chapter is an adventure full of spectacular places, and far out creatures. I recommend reading Secrets On The Walls, and allow yourself to be swept away.

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The Tale of The King

In her book The Tale of The King, Ellie sweeps her reader away on an adventure like no other. This book has a light hearted and child-like feel that will envelope the reader and make them pine for simpler times. I was fondly reminded of The Princess Bride and Never-ending Story as I read the tale. Please finish the book soon! I have to know where the quest takes us!

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Royalty

In her book Royalty, Laycra introduces the reader to some fascinating, and not so typical characters. She has a gift for suspense that beckons any reader to dive deeper and deeper into her made up world. Her writing style definitely does justice to her characters, as they come alive with her words. Great job, and what a great start! I cannot wait to see the ending.

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12 Reasons

This is a great story, and I can't wait to see how R. Andrew finishes it. There are many plot twists that keep the reader guessing and engaged. The story is intelligently done, and the riddles and mystery add to the intrigue. The writing style is smooth and easy to follow. Keep working and finish it!

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The Paper Mill

All in all a fun read. The author has a smooth writing style that flows well. Good descriptions throughout. Good work! Just give it a read over to check for minor grammatical and spelling issues.

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Waves Break On Unknown Shores

Hooked and Torn...

Hooked, because the dialogue is pure genius and brings life and dimension to the characters. Hooked, because the story, with the tease of life altering events, made it very hard to take a break from reading. Hooked, because the author brilliantly weaves humor into the narrative, which makes his characters even more relatable. I started reading this morning, and just finished chapter 27, and I'm hooked...

Torn, because I now feel compelled to go vote for this novel in a writing contest where I have submitted work myself...

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Real Raw Art

The Magpie is a beautifully tattered tapestry woven with the lives of several very real, and very raw characters. Human nature is explored with all of its flaws and magnificence as the story is stitched together. Kudos to AE Roberts for creating such a real and clever world.

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Interest Catcher

This is a great start to what could become a real page turner. After reading the first chapter I really want to know what happens next. Good job!

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