Monthly Archives: August 2014

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

Synopsis: Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and … Continue reading

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Review: The Unspeakable by Peter Anderson

I was sent a complimentary copy of this one by the agent promoting the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis (from Goodreads): It is … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

Synopsis: A classic work of science fiction by renowned Polish novelist and satirist Stanislaw Lem. When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in … Continue reading

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The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

Rameau’s note: This review was originally posted on Love in the Margins. Synopsis: The Sadiri were once the galaxy’s ruling élite, but now their home planet has been rendered unlivable and most of the population destroyed. The few groups living … Continue reading

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Movie review: Under The Skin by Jonathan Glazer (based on a book by Michael Faber)

Cast Scarlett Johansson (see the poster) Jeremy McWilliams Joe Szula Michael Moreland Dave Acton Jessica Mance Synopsis: An alien girl called Scarlett (not her real name I am sure but, as she is never properly introduced to the viewer, let’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Heist by Daniel Silva (Gabriel Allon 14)

Synopsis: Julian Isherwood’s art shop in London has taken a bit of a slide lately so the generous offer of his colleague, involving an all-expense-paid getaway to Lake Como, seems simply irresistible. Well, if it sounds too good to be … Continue reading

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Brianna’s Bewitching (Witches and Warlocks of Los Angeles) by Selene Grace Silver

Rameau’s note: We received review copies of Brianna’s Bewitching and The Binding of Adara from the author. I chose the novella because I like novellas. Synopsis: The Witches and Warlocks of Los Angeles series is a blend of paranormal and contemporary … Continue reading

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Review: The Binding of Adara (Witches and Warlocks of Los Angeles) by Selene Grace Silver

Synopsis (from Smashwords): Cursed to bear 12 sets of twins in 12 years by 12 different men? That is twenty-year-old innocent Adara Lane’s terrible fate until a reluctant warlock steps in, altering one significant part of the spell, thus creating … Continue reading

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Rameau review archive: When I Say When by Tia Fielding

Synopsis: Jordan has his hands full running the publishing firm he saved from going under at the cost of his personal life. He doesn’t have time to date, but that’s not to say he doesn’t have needs. Instead of trying … Continue reading

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Review: The Group by Kevin R. Doyle

I got a compilmentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: When Ronald Green, a business professor at the local uni, finds out that … Continue reading

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