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Review: The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Eleanor didn't remember the face of the person who killed the formidable grandmother who'd raised her, Vivianne. Even though the killer walked right past Eleanor after stabbing Vivianne with scissors. She couldn't remember in therapy, in dreams, not even in her PTSD… Continue reading Review: The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

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Packing my Office, and Other Random Weird

I'm working on packing in between breaks for silly things like work and seeing people and sleeping. I hate packing. I hate moving. Sigh. But I'm excited for the result, even though I'm sad I'll no longer see the neighbor's new black lab puppy growing up and awkwardly following his older packmate around their yard… Continue reading Packing my Office, and Other Random Weird

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Review: Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen

*I received an ARC from the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review. I'm a sucker for good historical alternative fantasy, especially dark fantasy, and I adore a story that I can't predict. Erika Johansen's Beneath the Keep is brutally satisfying, and left me wanting to read the rest of the series… Continue reading Review: Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen

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In Case My Nose Disappears Overnight

Today's post has some hunting death and some realities of owning predators as pets that I know not everyone enjoys. If you're squeamish, please feel free to skip this post. fAngus and I have come to an agreement of sorts regarding his serial-killing proclivities, in no small part due to my houseguests being willing to… Continue reading In Case My Nose Disappears Overnight

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Sunday Spam

The spam I get in the comments section of this blog is often stupid, sometimes horrendous, and occasionally too funny to ignore. Some of today's selection, the bits that weren't about how to get CBD products, seemed worth repeating. Most of these are under the same "Hairstyles" bot (uses different IP/email addresses but same handle),… Continue reading Sunday Spam

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Review: Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz

I was prepared to dislike this story. Let me explain: I have real difficulty reading traditional "the only value a woman has is if she's virginal" tropes, particularly when they're virgins being exploited for their virginity alone. So, when I read the description of Immersed in Pleasure, I gritted my teeth and decided I'd read… Continue reading Review: Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz