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The Language of Rape in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Of course I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening day (you can read about that here). I also saw it again last weekend. I also read the novelization by Alan Dean Foster. While there have been some mentions about the pseudo-rape language used in the film, it is much more evident when you read Read More

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My Top 10 Favorite Books of 2015

The other day I listed all the books I read in 2015. I counted 54 books! As I was going over the list, I started thinking about which ones I liked the best, so I decided to make a Top 10 list of the books I read in 2015 that I liked the most. Here Read More

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Book Review: Farewell to Prague by Miriam Darvas

Had I read Farewell to Prague by Miriam Darvas even two weeks ago, it might not have resonated with me as much as it did. Even though WWII ended 70 years ago, the plight of refugees is just as relevant today. Farewell to Prague’s description is as follows: Farewell to Prague is a memoir set against Read More

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Book Review: No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman

On Monday, Nancy Herriman, the author of No Comfort for the Lost, did an author interview with me. I am very grateful that she stopped by! Be sure to check out what she had to say.  I recently checked out the first book in Nancy Herriman’s new mystery series set in old San Francisco, No Comfort for the Read More

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Interview With Nancy Herriman, Author of “No Comfort For The Lost”

I recently read the first installment of Nancy Herriman’s new San Francisco Mystery series, No Comfort for the Lost. I was very excited when she agreed to do an author interview with me about it. I will share my review of No Comfort for the Lost on Thursday.  Nancy Herriman retired from an engineering career Read More

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Book Review: Echo by Lorena Glass

Echo is the first book in a new fantasy romance series by Lorena Glass. The description is as follows: Echo is the story of two lovers who are under a curse (the story will bear this out). One of them always loses the other, tragically. But the two of them learn to beat the curse: Read More

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Book Review: And Only To Deceive by Tasha Alexander

And Only to Deceive is the first book in the Lady Emily Mystery series by Tasha Alexander. It looks like there are 10 books and 2 novellas in the series so far. The description for And Only to Deceive reads as follows: For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy Read More

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A Note About Writing Rape Scenes

I recently began working as a book editor, so some of the books I have read lately have not been my choice but were assigned to me. This can be a good and bad thing. I am getting to read some great books for free, but I am also have to suffer through some not-so-great Read More

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Book Review: Shanty Gold by Jeanne Charters

On Monday, I hosted an interview with Jeanne Charters about her debut novel Shanty Gold. Here is my review. I loved Shanty Gold. The description of the book is: In 1849’s famine-ravaged Ireland, thirteen-year-old Mary Boland is found lying mostly dead on the side of the road to Cork Harbor, Queenstown, Ireland. She just buried Read More

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Interview with Jeanne Charters, Author of “Shanty Gold”

I recently had the privilege of copy editing Jeanne Charter’s debut novel Shanty Gold. I enjoyed reading the book so much that sometimes I forgot I was supposed to be editing it and would have to go back and re-read parts so I could proofread it properly. If you find any errors in Shanty Gold, Read More