LitStack Review: Lock In by John Scalzi

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Lock In John Scalzi Tor Books Release Date:  August 26, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7653-7586-5 It just isn’t right. Every time I read a synopsis of a new John Scalzi book, I think to myself, this just ain’t gonna work.  It’s either too simplistic of a premise (Redshirts), or too convoluted of a premise (Old Man’s War), [….]

LitStack Review: Declan’s Cross by Carla Neggers

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Declan’s Cross Carla Neggers Harlequinn MIRA ISBN-13: 978-0778314639 Release Date: August 27,2013  When asked why she chose to write romantic suspense, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Carla Neggers replied, “I’m drawn to stories with great characters, a sense of adventure, high stakes, a fast pace…and a lot going on.” The passion she [….]

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler A Marian Wood Book Release Date:  May 30, 2013 ISBN 978-0-399-16209-1 Patience is a virtue that one needs when reading Karen Joy Fowler‘s newest book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, at least at the onset.  The narrator does warn us – right off the bat [….]

LitStack Review: Blood Makes Noise by Gregory Widen

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Blood Makes Noise Gregory Widen Thomas & Mercer First Edition: April 30, 2013 ISBN 978-1-6110-9899-0 Is it truly “historical fiction” if someone takes a gap in history and fills it with a seemingly plausible set of events, using speculation to connect the dots between the points that are known to be true?  Especially if the [….]