Category Archives: A closer look

A closer look: One Woman’s Island by Susan M. Toy

Like her Island in the Clouds, Susan Toy’s second Bequia Perspective novel, One Woman’s Island is a complex story. On the surface, it’s a crime novel. Mariana, a Canadian woman in her forties, arrives on the island of Bequia running … Continue reading

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Coming up: “The Gift: Betrayal”

When was the last time you fell in love with a book after chapter one? It happened to me with “The Gift Legacy.” With the newest book, the fifth installment in the series, “The Gift: Betrayal” only days away, I’d … Continue reading

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The Gift Legacy : Redemption (* * * * *)

I’m don’t read a lot of contemporary/urban fantasy fiction, but I’ve read enough books in my life to easily spot a good one, regardless the genre. There is something in JP Mclean’s series that I couldn’t find in many other books of this … Continue reading

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The Gift: Revelation (* * * * * Yes, she did it again!)

Love is in the air… I fell in love with Awakening, the first book in JP Mclean’s contemporary fantasy series, The Gift Legacy. Then I read Book Two, Revelation, and think I’m now in a serious relationship!    

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The Gift Legacy: Awakening by JP McLean

* * * * * I don’t give 5 stars easily, but I gave them to J. P. McLean’s Awakening with no hesitation. It has everything you’re looking for in a contemporary fantasy: masterfully crafted characters, exciting plot, believable magic. … Continue reading

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Surface: Sonata’s Moon, Book One

 I have the pleasure of presenting “Surface: Sonata’s Moon Book One” ,the thirty-fourth (!) book of my friend and fellow writer, Patricia Green. The year is 2145, and a terrible war plagues the North American Union. It’s a time when “free … Continue reading

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Island in the Clouds by Susan M. Toy

Far away from the hustle of modern life, the lush, warm and fragrant Caribbean island of Bequia seems like a tropical paradise. Until one fine morning a dead female body floating face down in a swimming pool lifts this glimmering … Continue reading

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