The Life of Ioney Mercer: A Review of “The Rules of Survival” by Starzee
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The Life of Ioney Mercer: A Review of “The Rules of Survival” by Starzee

As if the Mercer family wasn’t already struggling, the death of the breadwinning Kalen sets into motion a dangerous roller coaster of unfriendly visitors. Author Starzee from the online writing site, Wattpad, tells the story about one strong girl who pushes through when the getting gets tough. Continue reading

Trifection: Kristen Millares Young’s <i>Subduction</i>, Jessica Hendry Nelson’s <i>If Only You People Could Follow Directions</i>, and Lorraine Dorn’s <i>Phrasebook for the Pleiades</i>
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Trifection: Kristen Millares Young’s Subduction, Jessica Hendry Nelson’s If Only You People Could Follow Directions, and Lorraine Dorn’s Phrasebook for the Pleiades

When I hear the word “Trifecta,” I don’t think of horses and betting slips. To me, it sounds like “three” and “perfect”: Trifection.
On a Thursday evening at the Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, where the art is as viscerally demanding as the barkeep is warm and kind, three women read from their new collections. And for an hour we were all close to perfection. Continue reading

Women With an Agenda : a Review of “The Darkest Craving” by Gena Showalter
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Women With an Agenda : a Review of “The Darkest Craving” by Gena Showalter

Book Review by Stephanie Hernandez “I’ve been told I’m almost as dangerous as a tsunami” – Kane, Lord of the Underworld             “I’ve been told I’m a tsunami” – Josephina Aisling   Witty and resilient, Josephina Aisling-AKA Tinker Bell or Tink- is no damsels in distress. In fact, she doesn’t want saving, she wants death. … Continue reading