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Blood Games By Chloe Neill

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



There are a lot of cookie-cutter fantasy books out there. You know what I mean–previously oblivious to the fantasy realms and characters around her, a young woman suddenly becomes a death-and-carnage-dealing, hard-hitting powerhouse with a sexual hunk of paranormal fulfillment for a mentor/mate. There’s nothing wrong with these characters, but I often wonder how, with all the frenetic battles or passionate sex they engage in, they have any energy left for the other part, be it frenetic sex or passionate battles.

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Comedy of Errors At 2nd Space

IN THE August 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andLocal Live,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Two sets of separated twins, a death sentence, a gold chain, cross-dressing, mistaken identities, a seductive courtesan, a duke, and a mysterious Abbess. It smells like Shakespeare.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Grapes in a Pouch. Root Beer Milk. Pepperoni Pizza Tamales – where can you find things like this?
The Fresno Food Expo!
It started as a way to expose local products to a wider number of buyers. It was held in March, which meant there wasn’t a lot of fresh produce available to promote. This year, the fourth Expo was moved to July 24, a time when the bounty of the Valley has begun to ripen, and what an amazing array of foods, products, and services there was!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Lady Georgiana Rannoch is at it again, and this time it’s in America!
The penniless 35th in line to the British crown is sleuthing, lusting (but unconsummated with her beloved Darcy), and hobnobbing with the rich and famous in Rhys Bowen’s latest Royal Spyness mystery, Queen of Hearts.

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Bobby Dollar is foul-mouthed, a pathological liar, violent…and an angel. Bobby has heard people tell him to go to Hell so many times he’s decided to go there.

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Eric Carter is back in LA after a fifteen-year absence (a revenge-killing forced him to leave), a mage with a power problem. He’s able to do things he couldn’t do before, maybe because he’s now married to Santa Muerte/Mictecacihuatl, the patron saint/Aztec goddess of Death. He longs for the widow of his best friend, Alex, but she can’t get over the fact that Eric put a bullet through Alex’s head.

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Fresno Greek Food Festival

IN THE August 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFood,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Opa!
That’s the Greek equivalent of Olé, Whoopee, and Cowabunga!
For me, it means “Look out! Here comes the 2014 Fresno Greek Food Festival!”

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Introducing one of the most fascinating Shakespeare characters you’ve probably never heard of–Christopher Sly. He’s a scoundrel, a drunk and dominates the beginning of The Taming of the Shrew, but he doesn’t appear in most productions (You won’t find him in the Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor film version or the musical Kiss Me, Kate, which is built on the play). Well, the Woodward Shakespeare Festival production isn’t like most productions. Christopher Sly is back!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Angel Crawford is a zombie. She doesn’t shuffle, but she does eat brains when she needs more energy. She has a parasite/symbiont/mutagen inside her that makes her faster, heals her quickly, gives her strength, and keeps her away from her old alcoholic-druggie lifestyle (she’s even passed the GED…barely).

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Sharks and Jets. Street gangs. Turf war. Romeo & Juliet in the streets of New York City. “Tonight.” “Somewhere.” Mambo. Yep, it’s West Side Story, and it’s a Good Company Players production at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, playing through September 14.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Pho.
What is pho?
Before I tell you what it is, I have to tell you how to say it. It isn’t pronounced “foe.” You have to say “fuh,” which leads some people into off-color puns, but I try to show respect to people’s languages, so my puns will stay clean.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur




Last year, A. A. Aguirre’s Bronze Gods introduced Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko, Criminal Investigation Division inspectors. In Silver Mirrors, the duo doesn’t have time to rest after saving the lands of Hy Breasil from disintegration and the return of past glories that involved human sacrifice and strange machines.

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