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review 2021-04-17 17:00
The Hunger Angels by Jason Miller
The Hunger Angels: A Slim in Little Egypt Short Story (Slim in Little Egypt Mystery) - Jason Miller
I picked this up not realizing it is an in-between novella. I decided to give it a go anyways.
I'm glad I did.
I might not know backstories, but the characters were cool enough that I want to read the whole series now.
I need to know if Snake gets his 'just desserts'.
Yup, a quick little read that packed a punch. Literally.
 
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2021/04/the-hunger-angels-by-jason-miller-15.html
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review 2021-04-06 15:19
His To Take - Katee Robert
His to Take (Out of Uniform) - Katee Robert
Each of these novellas is a stand alone read, and I was looking forward to a quick and hot romance, so I picked it up.
It didn't disappoint either! It was so hot and a lot of fun! You knew theat Erin and Warren were just meant to be.
So I will warn you that it has graphic sexual content.
It's spicy to say the least. For being such a small story it had a big impact. I will definitely read more from this author!
Has a cute Christmas element too!
Romance fans will really love this one!
 
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2021/04/his-to-take-by-katee-robert-14.html
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review 2021-03-27 07:00
The Rez: Brutal truth - no blame assigned

 

 Brutal truth - no blame assigned

 

The Rez: An American Love Story 

By g. Michael Madison

★★★★★

 

 

 

It’s 1956 and the Tulalip Indian Reservation on the coast of northern Washington State is not where Ginny Thomas wants to live, nor is it where she wants her daughter Nikki-D, to be brought up. But it’s where her husband, Nick, is able to get a job managing a small regional bank. Despite her disappointment, the family still lives in the biggest house at the top of Mission Bluffs, looking out over Puget Sound and down on The Rez.

It’s a "them and us" community separated by wealth (or the lack of it), race, and elevation. The Indians stay below near the shoreline. Going where you don’t belong can be met with derision and violence, so it’s not surprising when Jonny, a young Indian boy, climbs the bluffs he’s confronted by two older white kids who set about beating him up. What is surprising is when Nikki-D happens upon this altercation and takes the side of the Indian boy. This chance meeting leads to a life-long friendship that has ramifications that change the perspectives, if not the lives, of both individuals, as well as their families and community.

The Rez: An American Love Story is set in a tumultuous time in America’s history and the characters are impacted by events including the Vietnam War but because of their disparate circumstances, each experiences them differently.

The powerful narrative voice of author g. Michael Madison imparts the story with brutal honesty and authenticity. His use of multiple points of view, not just that of Indians, bestows impartiality to the message. The multitude of characters wash over the reader like an extended family and are depicted not as stereotypical victims or oppressors but as genuine individuals.

Madison addresses prejudice, discrimination, and how the gap between rich and poor affects a community providing advantages for some and denying the opportunity for others, but he does it without assigning blame.

Despite the extremes, the author manages to instill empathy for even the most privileged. There is suffering and success, anxiety and joy despite their situations.

The Rez: An American Love Story, is not only about romantic love, but it’s also about loving yourself, loving your neighbors and community, and even loving your country. It’s about being tolerant and understanding of their flaws and shortcomings and striving to improve all that it entails. The deep humanity depicted by Madison can serve as a guide toward truth and reconciliation with First Nations people by acknowledging that accepting and encouraging diversity neither denies nor diminishes ourselves.

 

Reviewed by Rod Raglin

 

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review 2021-03-13 12:55
Our Stories, Our Voices by Amy Reed
Such a great anthology of stories from authors sharing their experiences.
I felt deeply connected to Christine Day's story. It's the first time that I have read an Indigenous persons' account in an anthology. As an Indigenous person myself, I understand how she felt with the lack of Indigenous education in the formal school system. The information is sparse and slightly bias from one (caucasian) persective. That is something that definitely needs to change in curriculum. Our people are in the school systems and should learn more about the Indigenous populations around them, instead of having to get further education after high school. Also non-Indigenous people should learn about the people who were on the land before anyone else. Before you teach about The Mayflower. It should be taught in history before any of the wars either. Although, that is my bias opinion.
Still, one of the most powerful snippets in the book comes from Sona Charaipotra's story. It says, 'We have to raise our voices and create the change we want to see.' Today, more than ever, no truer words are spoken.
This is a book that will effect whomever reads it. One of these stories will definitely hit you in a way you won't expect! Pick it up today!
 
 
 
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text 2021-02-13 11:28
Pre-Order Now: When Love Fails by Fizza Younis

 

Title: When Love Fails

Author: Fizza Younis

Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary, Fiction

Release Date: 15th February 2021

Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/4Dg1xr

 

About the Book

It’s a collection of short stories about love, heartbreak, second chances, and letting go of the feelings that weigh you down.


Some stories don't start well, but end with a happily ever after. Yet, sometimes happy beginnings are all we can get. When love fails, it leaves behind lost souls unable to find their way back to life. What happens then? And what if it wins? The only certainty in life is that it's uncertain. No one knows what will happen next. How best you deal with the complications that ensue from your actions is what will define you and seal your fate.

 

About the Author

Fizza lives with her family and books. She is an avid reader who loves to write stories about interesting people and their misadventures. Books are the most important part of her life, and she cannot imagine living without them. She also enjoys painting and spending time with friends. She takes stories seriously because they are always telling us more than we’re ready to hear. She is just an average person in the actual world, but in the world of the books, she is spectacular.

 

Find her at; Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Goodreads

 

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