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Review - Rocks & Railways by Maz Maddox

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Mack has always been very comfortable playing the solid backup to Sheriff Calhoun, but when Cal is wounded chasing after some bandits, it's time for Mack to step in and take responsibility while the centaur recuperates. Of course, that's when everything goes sideways in town. The main thing causing a stir is the discovery of a living statue buried in the plateau the new railroad is trying to cut a tunnel through.

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Review - Once Upon a Time by Alessandra Hazard

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Crown Prince Jamil is still feeling the loss of his bond-mate months after the prince consort was killed when his aircraft was supposedly shot down by “rebels” in the high mountains. Unable to sleep one night, he finds himself in the royal stables, were he encounters a man trying to break one of the wild flying horses on his own. The man, Rohan, is breaking all safety protocols, but Jamil is unable to do anything but stare at him.

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Review - The Lost Ship of the Tucker Rebellion by Marie Sexton & Cari Z

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A few hundred years from now, an alien race makes contact with earth. They're friendly at first, and help humanity achieve it's dream of planetary space travel. But soon earth is drawn into a generations-long war between their new “friends” and another race. The two battling species eventually move on, leaving an earth that is almost uninhabitable and a decimated population of humans occupying colonies and space stations strewn out among the outer planets.

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Review - Hardwood by K.M. Neuhold

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Everett is supposedly the only one of the four partners in Four Bears Construction who is straight. After all, he was married and has a daughter he shares custody with his ex-wife. Only ‘Ev’ has a secret: he's gay. He tried to deny it for years, and he still hasn't come out to his friends or his ex-wife, but now he's finally getting out there dating, and getting serious with Watson, who just happens to be his daughter's music teacher.

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Review - Lacuna by N.R. Walker

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For over a thousand years, the four kingdoms have lived in peace, under the guidance of a central council of elders. Each kingdom is ruled by someone marked with the symbol of their respective kingdoms. The North, a land of snow covered mountains, is ruled by Crow, while the king of the West wetlands is Tancho. Both are 25 years old, and destined to meet, along with the rulers of the other two kingdoms, for the first time at a festival celebrating a once-in-one-thousand-years eclipse.

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Review - A Long Way Back by Babara Elsborg

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Having finally woken up from a semi-comatose state 14 months after Jonty's psychopathic wannabe boyfriend pushed him off a ladder, Tay is anxious to get his life back, on his own terms. He decides to move to London, away from the memories of Northumberland which include the realization that Jonty was more to him than just a best mate. But Tay doesn't yet have enough mobility to be completely independent, so his parents insist he get a live-in helper.

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Review - Saffron Alley by A.J. Demas

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Note: The author kindly offered an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review. A month has passed since the events recounted in Sword Dance. Damiskos has returned to Pheme while Varazda has come back to Boukos, but now Damiskos is coming for a visit and Varazda wonders what the ex-soldier will make of the odd little family he has created over the years living in Saffron Alley.

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Review - Restricted by A.C. Thomas

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Doctor Aristotle ‘Ari’ Campbell is a scientist from the Core world of Britannia. As such, he's more used to the ivory towers of academia than the rough and tumble worlds on the Verge, where a barrier supposedly keeps out the ruffians of restricted space. He's only there because he's desperate to find his kidnapped twin brother Theo. To help him navigate the Verge and the restricted space beyond, Ari enlists the aid of Orin, a down on his luck pilot in desperate need of work and a ship.

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Review - Sort Of Dead by Rob Rosen

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Nord wakes up in a strange place. “Wakes up” being not quite the right expression, since Nord is dead. Shot in the head while sitting at his desk. Only, this strange place isn’t heaven, apparently. It isn’t the other place either. It’s more like a giant departure hall full of people waiting to move on. Befriended by Max, another dead man, it soon becomes clear that perhaps this is the place where the recently departed who have unfinished business wait.

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Review - The Wish by Eden Winters

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They say ghosts are people who died with unfinished business. Byron’s rather unusual desire is to see his nephew and his partner’s nephew together. The two young men were like sons to the two older men, and it’s both their desires to see Paul and Alex get along. To say it’s not going to be easy would be an understatement. Alex is the very model of an rich entitled young man.