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Review-Mesmer's Disciple

Mesmer's Disciple, Edward Swanson, 2012, ISBN 9780988537064This historical novel is about a man forced to confront evil beings directly from Hell.Alvord Rawn is a police captain in 1840's New York City. He is not afraid to fight violence with violence, until the day that he goes too far. Now an ex-police captain, he is traveling to St. Louis, the gateway to the frontier, on a private matter. Charles Deas is an up-and-coming artist, whose letters home to his mother, a member of New York's high…See More
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Review-How to Get What You Want for Girls

How to Get What You Want For Girls, Zanna Anne Jezek, 2010, ISBN 9781456327644This short book, written by a teen for teens, shows how to get more out of life by setting and achieving goals.The goal could be something small, like earning enough money to buy a new mp3 player. The goal could be something bigger, like spending more time with your family, or improving your academic performance in your worst subject in school. It needs to be specific; vague goals like "I want to get healthy" or "I…See More
May 10
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Review-The Navigator

The Navigator, Eoin McNamee, 2006, ISBN 9780375839108This novel is about a young boy who finds himself in a very strange situation.Owen's father committed suicide, and people around town whisper that Owen will follow in his father's footsteps. Mom has sunk into a fog of depression. In Owen's forest hideaway, there is a huge flash, and everything has changed. Geographically, Owen is in the same place, but everything, and everyone, that he knew is gone. A person called the Sub-Commandant tells…See More
May 9
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Review-Protest Inc.

Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism, Peter Dauvergne and Genevieve LeBaron, 2014, ISBN 9780745669496In a time of what seems to be a rise in global activism, this book presents a very different view.Things are not at the point of "Greenpeace/Pepsico" or "Amnesty International (A Division of Unilever)," but a person could be forgiven for thinking that such a day is coming. Major NGOs have entered into multi- million dollar partnerships with corporations like Shell, Coca-Cola or Walmart…See More
Apr 25
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Review-The Trillionist

The Trillionist, Sagan Jeffries, 2013, ISBN 9781894063982This novel is the story of a young man named Sage Rojan. Even from birth, Sage's parents knew that he was "different."In the crib, it looked like he was talking to someone. He spoke in complete sentences at a very young age. As a child, Sage would suddenly fly into a rage, for no apparent reason. He was also incredibly smart.The reason was that Sage had a Presence, not an actual being, living inside him. The Presence needed a…See More
Apr 20
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Review-Hook

Hook, Nicolas Tsamis, Amazon Digital Services, 2012In part one of a series, in India, a Buddhist holy man dies of old age, but not really. His spirit stays around, somewhere between life and death. He is able to inhabit, and speak through, any being that he wishes. Spirit's press conference, via a talking German Shepherd, is a worldwide sensation.In present-day Greece, Spirit urges Konstantino, through his parrot, Hook, to do a really heartbreaking thing concerning Myrna, his long-time…See More
Apr 19
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Review-The Great American College Tuition Rip-Off

The Great American College Tuition Rip-Off, Paul Streitz, Oxford Institute Press, 2005This book gives a very different view of the world of college tuition.It's rare when any college's annual tuition increase is at or below the rate of inflation (usually they are far above the inflation rate). Colleges know that parents are a captive audience, that they will pay whatever the college decides.A major culprit is the yearly college listing published by US News and World Report. Among the things…See More
Apr 18
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Review-Paul Robeson For Beginners

Paul Robeson for Beginners, Paul Von Blum, 2013, ISBN 9781934389812Who was Paul Robeson? He was a lot more than just the singer of "Ol' Man River."A native of Princeton, NJ, Robeson received a four-year athletic scholarship to Rutgers College. He was twice named All-American in football, and also played basketball, baseball and track. Graduating as class Valedictorian (an member of Phi Beta Kappa), Robeson attended, and graduated from, Columbia Law School. His attempt at a legal career did not…See More
Jan 8
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Review-Modern Disciples (Volume 3)

Modern Disciples (Volume 3), Ian Anderson, 2013, ISBN 97814789708414This is the third in a series of novels about several people who learn that they are the offspring of various ancient gods of antiquity. They also have unique abilities to help them fight non-human evil.Lisa Mikoto (daughter of the Japanese god Izanagi) travels to a Japan in crisis. An unknown force has put a sort of permanent black cloud over the whole country, cutting Japan off from the sun. Electric power plants have been…See More
Jan 5
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Review-Necropolis

Necropolis, Michael Dempsey, 2011, ISBN 9781597803151This novel is about a man who wakes up in a strange, neo-futuristic world, after his murder.Paul Donner is an NYPD detective who is out for the evening with his wife. They walk in on a bodega robbery, and are killed. He wakes up, forty years later, due to something called the Shift. Said to be the side effect of a retroviral attack, it re-animates the DNA of dead people, causing them to come to life. No, they don't turn into zombies, but they…See More
Jan 2
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Review-The NSA Files

The NSA Files, Terry Persun, 2013, ISBN 9781482577129This detective novel takes place in a very new and different area, inside the human soul, or spirit.Dan Johnston is not your average private investigator. He is a shaman, which means that he can enter the spirit world very easily. While there, he can, for instance, find a missing person, or convince a cheating spouse to stop cheating. It's not fulfilling work, but it pays the bills.The NSA learns that some members of Congress are on the…See More
Dec 20, 2014
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Review-The Secret World of Oil

The Secret World of Oil, Ken Silverstein, 2014, ISBN 9781781681374This book provides a peek behind the curtain at the business part of the oil industry, still a major part of the world's economy.If an oil company wants to start drilling in a "new" country, like Equatorial Guinea, or somewhere in Central Asia, all they have to do is go to the president or Prime Minister, buy an oil lease, and start drilling, right? Wrong; there are other officials who need to be consulted, and compensated, first…See More
Dec 13, 2014
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Review-1969: Once Upon a Time in Montreal

1969: Once Upon a Time in Montreal, Richard Austin, 2014, ISBN 9780981361932This is a personal look, through the lens of a camera, at 1969 Montreal.As a young man, the author became almost obsessed with photographing people, places and events around the city. The largest student occupation in Canadian history, at what is now part of Concordia University, began when West Indian students accused a biology professor of discrimination because of unfair grading. Austin was there, with his camera.…See More
Oct 9, 2014
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Review-The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, Matt Taibbi, 2014, ISBN 9780812993424Among the consequences of the Wealth Gap in America seems to be the establishment of two different sets of laws, one for the rich and one for everyone else. This book gives the details.The sale of Lehman Brothers to Barclays Bank was advertised as a last-minute, desperation fire sale. How did Barclays manage to get an extra five billion dollars as part of the deal? Among the reasons why the Justice…See More
Sep 26, 2014
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Review-A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies

A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies: Stories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Connecticut, Steve Thornton, 2013, ISBN 9780989822404In the early 20th century, the Industrial Workers of the World, or "Wobblies," attempted to organize a working-class movement that crossed racial and ethnic lines. This book looks at one part of their story, their strikes and campaigns in Connecticut.Free speech may seem like an obvious right for all Americans. It wasn't always that way, especially…See More
Aug 21, 2014
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Review-The Coconut Ketogenic Diet

The Coconut Ketogenic Diet, Bruce Fife, 2014, ISBN 9780941599948This weight loss plan actually encourages the consumption of fat on a daily basis.The low fat or low calorie diet that you are on is the reason why your weight loss has been slow, or non-existent. Fat is an essential nutrient; the human body needs a certain amount of it every day. It helps to slow down food in your digestive system so that it can be absorbed. Besides, food producers will add chemicals to make up for the fat or…See More
Aug 15, 2014

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At 2:29pm on July 17, 2014,
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At 6:37pm on February 1, 2014,
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Diana Persaud
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If you are seeking FREE books to review, join a FB group called Authors and Reviewers. We really need reviewers! All genres are posted on the site. I hope you check it out.

Diana

At 5:58pm on January 9, 2013,
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Jessica O'Gorek
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Paul- when I click on your link above I get a message from Kaspersky that your site has a trojan virus. Just an FYI for you.

 
 
 

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