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Book Description From the West African fable of Anansi the Spider, to Michabo, the magical hare who rebuilt the world and Tanuki, the sweet but troublesome raccoon-dog of Japanese folklore, Mythopedia is an encyclopedia of mythical creatures that covers legends, tales and myths from around the world. Lovingly created by the illustration duo behind popular…

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The Duke's Privateer by Amy Jarecki. The Duke's Privateer by Amy Jarecki.

I absolutely adored this romance between Eleanor Kent, the enterprising Privateer, and the Duke of Danby. I especially enjoyed how Eleanor was such a powerful force, so independent and unflinching in the face of having to stand alone in the world of men. Likewise, I found it beyond pleasing that Danby was charming and regal,…

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Athena watches Prometheus create humans. Athena watches Prometheus create humans.

At this point in my Cursed Elves series, I’ve written over two thousand pages and only rarely mention Humans. The interactions with Humans are few, and their names are typically unimportant. With very few exceptions, Humans are almost entirely irrelevant in the series, despite the fact that it’s primarily set on an Earth that’s filled…

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Lost Tides: Elemental Seekers Series by H.M. Sandlin My rating: 5 of 5 stars It really takes a lot for me to get into anything YA, but this one totally pulled me in. I fell into this world of elementals and discovered that I enjoyed the starting mythology/creation story the author constructed. The youth in…

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Between Two Minds: Awakening by D.C. Wright-Hammer My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you’re looking for something interesting to read in the science fiction segment, this definitely fits the bill. The story alternates between two primary perspectives; one is a young man with a birth defect who will undergo a costly procedure to move…

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Vampires, Ghost ,Knights & other Poetic Tales: Poems with a Tale to be told by Jacqueline Mead My rating: 5 of 5 stars This collection of poetry is unique to a lot that I’ve read. Most of the poems are longer than average which, in my book, is always a plus! In case you’re totally…

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Cass: Shifters of Lost Paradise Mountain Book One by Athani Lynn Cooper My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is a new favorite in the shifter genre for me. I love, love, the idea of shifter gargoyles. I especially loved the way that the author puts a slightly different spin on the shifter concept…

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Murder So Heartless - book cover. Murder So Heartless - book cover.

Murder So Heartless: A Merry March Mystery by Eileen Curley Hammond My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read the first two books in the series and was excited to get started on the third one. I wasn’t disappointed to find that Merry March and her daughter had found themselves drawn into another predicament in…

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Welcome to a new blog series I’m starting on indie books you should definitely add to your shopping lists this season. This is the “Ten in 10 Series.” They don’t just have to be for you! Tis the gift-giving season after all. I’m going to make daily posts showcasing ten more books (or more!) by…

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