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Chloe Neill

by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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by Terrance McArthur



In the first place, the veil between New Orleans and the magical world beyond it ripped, and it took years of battle to close it, leaving the South shattered. The leftover Paranormals are confined to a district called Devil’s Isle by Agents of Containment, a cross between Homeland Security and the CDC, but leftover magic has infected Sensitives, who must control it, vent it, or turn into rampaging Wraiths in Chloe Neill’s second Devil’s Isle book, The Sight.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Midnight Marked is the twelfth Chicagoland Vampires novel by Chloe Neill. Some sources are saying it’s the next to last. In book time, Merit has only been a vampire for a year. A lot has happened in that year. After being attacked, then changed to a high-hemoglobin diet to save her life, she has become the Sentinel of the most powerful house of vampires in Chicago, guarding Ethan, now sharing his bed and life, but he still hasn’t put a ring on it—it can be a wild life.

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by Cynthia Chow




It’s been seven years since the Veil, a magical barrier, came down in New Orleans and the world of magic intruded upon an unsuspecting human population. After years of warfare that took its toll on both sides, the Veil was finally sealed, separating the Beyond from a world that now banned all use of magic. Essentially Ground Zero, New Orleans remains in a state of recovery, where electrical power is unreliable, cell phones all but useless, and food supplies always an unmet demand.

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Dark Debt By Chloe Neill

IN THE April 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
SECTIONS

by Terrance Mc Arthur



You know how you feel when you’ve finally gotten the troublemaker out of your life and they suddenly show up on your doorstep? In Chloe Neill’s Dark Debt, the latest in her Chicagoland Vampire series of urban fantasy books, that’s how Ethan feels.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Small has gotten big. With the popularity of e-readers has come the growth of the e-novella, mini-books that are too short for a full-length novel, too long for a short story, but the right size for on-the-go reading, easily finished in a week’s worth of lunch hours. Authors can develop a minor character from a series, explain what happened between books, or tell a story that only wants to be a hundred pages long.

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Blood Games By Chloe Neill

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

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

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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Wild Things By Chloe Neill

IN THE April 26 ISSUE

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

by Terrance Mc Arthur


If you want to know where the Wild Things REALLY are, read Wild Things by Chloe Neill. It makes my heart sing! (Enough with the Wild Things jokes, already!)

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Put together some kick ass female fantasy authors with some kick ass female characters and you have the anthology Kicking It! This anthology, with the theme of boots and the paranormal, is edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



If you’re looking for some Spring reading and you love fantasy and horror, check out these reviews of Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, Drink Deep by Chloe Neill and Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner.

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