Rabid Reader’s Reviews Holiday Musings 2014

We put together something for your entertainment and musings for the last days of 2014. We’d like to thank the authors Clive S. Johnson and D.L. Morrese for their contribution and we hope all readers will enjoy the reviews and poems that we selected.

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Verliege by Micheal Rivers

Publication Date: March 31, 2012

 

MR_VerliegeAdrian Bolt was convicted by a German court of killing his wife at Verliege Castle, their new home. Adrian is sent back to West Virginia where he hasn’t spoken in the two years since she was found at his feet. Dr. James Pellitier is able to get a terrible story from him and heads to Germany with a paranormal investigator at hand. Will they prove that Adrian killed his wife or are darker forces at work?

 

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Ashbourne: The First Chronicle by Cas Blomberg

Publication Date: May 16, 2014

 

Ashbourne: The First Chronicle by Cas Blomberg

In Ashbourne: The First Chronicle by Cas Blomberg, an epidemic is sweeping Sarond killing all in its wake. Joelle, a cleric, is on a journey of faith while Riatha, an Elvin Archmage, is looking to use the illness to her advantage. What better time to rise to the top when those who would fight are weak and dying?

 

 

 

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Beyond the Pale by the Authors: Jim Butcher, Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Heather Brewer, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Gillian Philip, Jane Yolen – Editor: Henry Herz – Cover Design: Abigail Larson

Publication Date: July 7, 2014

 

Beyond_The_PaleAn anthology of 11 fantasy and paranormal short stories by popular authors: “Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela” by Saladin Ahmed (author of Throne of the Crescent Moon), “The Children of the Shark God” by Peter S. Beagle (author of The Last Unicorn) , “Misery” & “Shadow Children” by Heather Brewer (author of Vladimir Tod), “Even Hand” by Jim Butcher (author of The Dresden Files), “Red Run” by Kami Garcia (author of Beautiful Creatures), “Pale Rider” & “The Adventures of Lightning Merriemouse-Jones” by Nancy Holder (author of Wicked), “Frost Child” and “South” by Gillian Philip (author of Rebel Angels) and “A Knot of Toads” by Jane Yolen (author of Owl Moon).

 

 

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The Vitandi by Denver Batiste

Publication Date: March 14, 2014

 

The Vitandi by Denver BatisteIn The Vitandi by Denver Batiste, Emo Vampire, Kellen Donnelly, must find a descendant of Mary, the Mother of Christ, and impregnate her in order to preserve his people. His people lost track of the bloodline hundreds of years before and have been working with a blood bank to find a link. Nicole Ervin is a niece of Christ living in New York. Kellen finds Nicole easily enough but there are complications that could not have been predicted. Will he be able to fulfill his mission in time to save his people?

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Demon of Envy (Gods of Love Book 5) by Jennifer Lynn

Publication Date: May 22, 2014

 

JL_Deoman_Of_EnvyOlivia is a woman who was traumatized by a former lover. Phthonos enters her dreams and makes all her sexual fantasies come true, but when the reality comes knocking at her door fully aware of the shared dream history, what’s a girl to do? Phthonos, son of Aphrodite, has also been running from his own destructive past. Is Thon the god of envy or the demon of envy? With Thon’s jealousy ruin what might have been?

 

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How to Date Dead Guys by Ann Noser

Publication Date: July 15, 2014

 

How to Date Dead Guys by Ann Noser • Rabid Reader's ReviewsIn How to Date Dead Guys by Ann Noser, Emma Roberts has seen ghosts all of her life and desperately tries not to see them. She is a sophomore in college when she meets Mike, the brother of her roommate’s boyfriend. When Mike and Emma go for a midnight swim and he dies, she turns to her the Book of Shadows, which belongs to her roommate’s sister, in an attempt to bring him back. Things go awry when she brings back the wrong dead person and as Emma delves into the book, her powers grow. Will she find Mike and correct a terrible wrong for which she feels responsible?

 

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The Beholder by Ivan Amberlake

Publication Date: December 4, 2013

 

Beholder by Ivan AmberlakeSeemingly disconnected deaths and abductions around the world are connected with a symbol branded on them or in their living environment. In The Beholder by Ivan Amberlake, Jason, an average New Yorker, has been having strange dreams of a beautiful woman warning him of a power lurking within him that is the only thing to stop coming evil. Will Jason embrace his power in time to stop the ultimate destruction?

 

 

 

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The Golden Key Chronicles by A.J. Nuest

Publication Date: April 24, 2014

 

The Golden Key Chronicles by A.J. NuestIn the novella, The Golden Key Chronicles by A.J. Nuest, Rowena Lindstrom is a modern-day antiques dealer and art restorer based in Chicago when she tracks down and buys an armoire to which she seems to have a familial collection. Inside the armoire, she finds a mysterious golden key that seems to unlock a parallel dimension containing a deliciously dashing Prince. What tie does the key have to that world and once the veil is crossed, will Rowena ever make it back to the modern day. With evil forces plotting her demise, will she survive in the realm of Prince Caedmon? The Golden Key Chronicles brings together four originally released novellas along with a new bonus prequel.

 

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