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Fantasy & Fangs

by Sharon Tucker


How pleasant it is to spend a bit of time in a world without our 21st century distractions of social media, IT, traffic jams, and cell phones. Welcome back to the medieval world of Barb Hendee’s Dark Glass fantasies.

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by Sharon Tucker


When we last left our small group of scholars, soldiers, and students at the end of Ash and Quill (2017), the third in the Great Library series, we knew they had been betrayed.

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by Sharon Tucker


Discovering an engaging author is the best experience a reader can have, but discovering an engaging author with eleven series already to her credit is even better.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Jane is older than she looks, and far more dangerous. She was a child on the Trail of Tears, taught to kill, and made a shapeshifter by her Cherokee grandmother.

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by Cynthia Chow



On the surface, Virginia’s Storyton Hall Resort is a luxurious haven for bibliophiles seeking refuge from the high-tech, social media-obsessed outside world. To remain competitive, manager Jane Steward is investing in the construction of an adjacent spa that would expand the amenities being offered to her book-loving guests.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Hell’s Bell is the second book in the Lizzie Grace series by Keri Arthur. The first book, Blood Kissed, introduced us to witch and psychic Elizabeth Grace and her witch familiar Belle.

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by Cynthia Chow



Lily Ivory knew she was going to have her hands full when she agreed to have her vintage clothing shop sponsor a coven’s fund-raising Magical Match Tea. Haight-Ashbury’s Welcome coven prided itself on being inclusive and well, welcoming, so what initially began as a matching-outfits mother-daughter event soon evolved into an all-gender, mother-figure brunch.

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by Mary Anne Barker


Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs is an Alpha and Omega story in the same world as the Mercy Thompson stories. The events in this book take place after Silence Fallen and the book features Anna and Charles.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Anne Bishop’s series chronicling the humans and the Others of the world of Namid have been special to me since I first read Written in Red.

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by Sharon Tucker


Ever wonder how different your life would be had you made a different choice at a pivotal time? This second book in Barb Hendee’s Dark Glass series, A Choice of Crowns (2018) involves how the enchanted mirror, which readers encountered in Through a Glass Darkly (2017) affects Olivia Geroux, soon to marry King Rowan of Partheny.

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by Cynthia Chow


Living in Salem, Massachusetts, Lee Barrett has become accustomed to living in a community with a long history of witches and witchcraft. What she’s still getting used to is her growing ability to see visions in reflections, unsettling sights that are often vague but in hindsight always come true in the end.

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by Sharon Tucker


Medieval fantasy fiction is satisfying on so many levels. Informed readers already have a broad base to draw on picturing the world of these novels, and although historically speaking, cultures vary slightly according to national and historical dictate one finds a through line of what we like to imagine about the times: chivalric behavior and great potential for honorable behavior on every page.

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