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Books Reviewed by bluemel4

19 Published Reviews

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About bluemel4

Favorite author: Anne Bishop

Currently reading: Orphan Train

Interests: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Classic Fiction, Generational Tales, Historic Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Mystery, Thrillers, Horror, Chick Lit, Philosophy and Psychology.

Location: Chicago, IL

  • Something Is Rotten In Fettig
      by Jere Krakoff
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published October 24, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "Prior to the recent publication of this book by Anaphora Literary Press, the author was an attorney with the ACLU National Prison Project, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and other public interest organizations. This is his debut novel."

  • All The Dark We Will Not See
      by Michael Neff
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published September 21, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "While employed in management and budgetary job series in the administrations of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton and two years of Bush Jr., Michael Neff learned just how much the U.S. government hated whistleblowers (and with good reason). Nevertheless, at GSA during the early Bush Jr. years he blew the whistle on GSA's failed stewardship of federal advisory committees and the never-ending corporate corruption infecting them. Upon parting ways with Washington, Michael (in his role as publisher and editor of literary journals such as Del Sol Review) worked closely with the ACLU and other plaintiffs to successfully defeat Internet censorship laws instigated by the religious right in battleground states like Michigan and Arizona. Years later he volunteered to work with the Government Accountability Project, lobbying offices on Capitol Hill for greater whistleblower protections. His literary work has appeared in many national publications including North American Review, Quarterly West, Pittsburgh Quarterly, The Literary Review, American Way Magazine, and Conjunctions. He was one of the winners of the first Imitation William Faulkner Contest sponsored by the University of Mississippi and has served as judge for various writing contests including the Writer's Digest Finalist Prize for best short fiction."

  • Anna's Way
      by D.F.Jones
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published May 2, 2016

    Genre: Romance
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    About the Author: "About the Author D.F. Jones is a native of Middle Tennessee and is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. After college she landed a job with the ABC Affiliate in Nashville as a broadcast consultant. She opened her advertising agency in 1998. After years of writing creative for other people through her media company, she decided to write something for herself. It turned into her debut novel, Ruby’s Choice. If you love to read and get immersed into the characters of a book, then you will catch a small drift of how incredible it is to write your own characters and breathe them into life."

  • In All Things
      by Marta Curti
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published August 8, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "Marta Curti was born in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Communications/Creative Writing. She went on to pursue a Master’s in Education and currently works as a biologist and environ- mental educator for a non-profit organization, splitting her time between Panama, Dominican Republic and the U.S. She is the author of two bilingual children’s books. In All Things is her first novel."

  • Nightlord: Sunset
      by Garon Whited
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published June 27, 2016

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "Garon Whited was supposedly born in either 1969 or 1970; the original birth certificate is suspiciously unavailable and other records do not agree. After spending some years in college playing with computers, he finally joined a radical group of jellyfish herding nomads. Having fought zombie dolphins, quasi-corporeal spirits, and brain-sucking mole rats, he is uniquely qualified to write fantastic fiction. His subsequent attempts at professional salsa repairman and ley line salesman met with similar success. He claims to live in Texarkana, on Earth, but people have been known to disagree."

  • The Final Frontier
      by H M Irwing
  • The Vathiriel Blade
      by Mark David Brantingham
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published March 19, 2016

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "Mark David Brantingham has been an avid reader of poetry, short stories, and novels his entire life as he traveled widely, backpacking throughout Europe and North America, working as everything from mercenary to English language tutor. Following college, he began writing fantasy novels as he worked on Microsoft certifications in Southern California, where he met Bailey the street dog, one of the inspirations for the Vathiriel Blade. Mark now lives in Sacramento where he continues to write fantasy novels based in the Vangyr world setting."

  • Ruby's Choice
      by D.F.Jones
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published August 31, 2015

    Genre: Romance
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    About the Author: "About the Author D.F. Jones is a native of Middle Tennessee and is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. After college she landed a job with the ABC Affiliate in Nashville as a broadcast consultant. She opened her advertising agency in 1998. After years of writing creative for other people through her media company, she decided to write something for herself. It turned into her debut novel, Ruby’s Choice. If you love to read and get immersed into the characters of a book, then you will catch a small drift of how incredible it is to write your own characters and breathe them into life."

  • Tick
      by Allison Rose
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published June 12, 2015

    Genre: Young Adult
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    About the Author: "Allison Rose is a Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy novelist from Los Angeles, California. Much of her debut novel, "Tick", is set in a futuristic version of her hometown. Having begun as an aspiring screenwriter and director, she strapped on an electric guitar and tried her hand as a songwriter before discovering her love of writing fiction novels."

  • Synth: Severed - The Synth Series Book 1
      by Z.Labuschagne & LM Du Preez
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published January 28, 2016

    Genre: Young Adult
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    About the Author: "Two writers, two continents, one story. Both South African born writers, Zenobia lives in Cape Town, while Laura lives in Vancouver, Canada. Our collaboration has been a challenge, but it has also created a reality-escaping story that’s told in an unusual way. Instead of mashing together, and ultimately destroying, our unique writing styles, we decided to utilize our different voices with two main characters, Mila and Poppy, each of which the reader gets to emotionally explore and view situations through their eyes. With a 9-hour time difference between Cape Town and Vancouver, countless Skype conversations, hundreds of emails and a month-long trip to South Africa, we created SYNTH: SEVERED, a story that follows the intertwining events of two friends that have gotten involved in a treacherous scheme that promises instant fame and success."

  • How To Marry Your Wife
      by Stella Marie Alden
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published December 16, 2015

    Genre: Romance
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    About the Author: "Just like every little kid, I pretended. The only difference with me? I never stopped. One of most fun I had with my girls when they were little, was making their stuffed animals come to life. Even now, two of the favorite bears sit on shelves, waiting for the twenty-four-year-old to come home for a visit. Don’t be sad. They have the cats to talk to and I chat with them, occasionally. I think, as they grow older, they mostly sleep in a Peter Pan heaven. I’ve had many trades; mother, wife, writer, librarian, electronics engineer, software architect, home repairman, psychiatrist, chief tear-dryer, career counselor… But I love to write. I jump out of bed at 5:30 AM everyday, eager to go. I can’t wait to give those lovely couples a happily-ever-after. Nothing good comes easy, so they must struggle. Life is like that I also enjoy working out almost everyday. My favorites are zumba, yoga, and running along a warm sandy beach in bare feet."

  • Deathsworn Arc: The Last Dragon Slayer
      by Martyn Stanley
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published November 8, 2015

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "Martyn Stanley is the author of 'The Deathsworn Arc' a epic fantasy adventures series dragons. He lives near the Staffordshire/Cheshire border in England, with his long suffering wife and two small children. Martyn has always enjoyed epic fantasy novels and began reading them at a young age, starting with 'The Hobbit', ending with 'The Inheritance Cycle' and including everything in between. His 'Deathsworn Arc' is more than a hack and slash, swords and sorcery series. It examines, faith, companionship, morality, pragmatism and more. If the characters of 'The Deathsworn Arc' come across as strange, it's partly because they're intended to. It isn't a series which will be dragged out indefinitely, it has a beginning, a middle and a definite end. He already has the plot for his second series forming in his head. To write is to create characters and to have freedom for them to succeed or fail and to travel wherever you want them to, and meet who ever you want them to meet. He sincerely hopes you enjoy reading his epic fantasy adventure series 'The Deathsworn Arc' as much as he enjoyed writing it."

  • A Different Breed
      by Mary Rowell
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    Officially rated 2 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published September 25, 2015

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "Mary Rowell started her career writing commercials. She wrote for a local newspaper for many years. She has also written dozens of ghost stories for use by the local historical museum's ghost walk. A lover of history, science and science fiction, Mary wanted to write a book that combined all three."

  • Environmentally Friendly
      by Elias Zanbaka
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published May 8, 2016

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Elias Zanbaka is an Australian author known for his intense, fast-paced action-thrillers. He lives to both see and read great and entertaining action-thrillers with unrelenting suspense and balls-to-the-wall excitement. He firmly believes in entertaining people, which he considers to be one of the most noble things someone can do. His stories constantly strive to create powerful, engaging and immersive experiences to sweep people away on these grand, nail-biting adventures."

  • Collision Course
      by Joe Broadmeadow
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published May 2, 2015

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Joe Broadmeadow retired with the Rank of Captain from the East Providence, Rhode Island Police Department serving for twenty years. He served in various divisions within the department including Commander of Investigative Services. Joe has been writing for as long as he can remember. Collision Course is his first, full-length novel in the Josh Williams series. He is working on the second book in the series, Silenced Justice, due out early 2015. When he is not writing, he is hiking (and thinking about writing). He completed a 2,185 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in September, 2014. Joe lives in Lincoln, RI with his wife Susan."

  • Severed Threads
      by Kaylin McFarren
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published December 27, 2016

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "KAYLIN MCFARREN has received more than forty national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious Golden Heart Award nomination for Flaherty’s Crossing - a book she and her oldest daughter, Kristina McMorris, co-authored in 2008. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular Threads action/adventure romance series, she poured her passion for creativity into her work as the director of a fine art gallery in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon; she also served as a governor-appointed member of the Oregon Arts Commission. When she’s not traveling or spoiling her pups and three grandsons, she enjoys giving back to her community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest, and is currently the president of the Soulful Giving Foundation - a non-profit focused on cancer research, care and treatment at hospitals throughout Oregon."

  • The Dark Ones
      by Emma Lynn
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    Officially rated 1 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published April 17, 2015

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "Emma Lynn is a writer at heart and when she isn’t spending her time creating magical worlds and cooky characters, she’s reading. She likes The Walking Dead but knows she won't surive it, Once Upon A Time-where she drools over the handsome heroes-and good old classic horror movies. She's working on a few books at the moment and can't wait to get them out there!"

  • Acts of Violence
      by Ross Harrison
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published March 28, 2015

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Ross Harrison is the author of three novels and two short stories. Although he doesn't stray from science fiction, he has ventured into multiple sub-genres, including space opera, thriller, noir, and steampunk. He has been writing since childhood, and occasionally likes to revisit those old stories for a good cringe and nervous laugh. Ross lives on the UK-Eire border in Ireland, where he moved from England in 2001, hoping the rain will help his hair grow back."

  • Sara's Soul
      by Deanna Kahler
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    Officially rated 1 out of 4!
    View official review by bluemel4 - Published March 14, 2015

    Genre: Romance
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    About the Author: "Deanna Kahler is an award-winning author and accomplished writer. Her work has been published in numerous corporate newsletters, magazines and web sites across the country. She began writing as a young child and enjoys the opportunity to reach others and make a difference in their lives. Deanna holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. She's a proud member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance and the Paranormal Romance Guild. Deanna lives with her husband and daughter in Detroit and enjoys writing, dancing, walking and visiting parks in her spare time."

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