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On a very contained level, I would like to see Kindle Countdown offered in Australia. Hopefully, in the near future.
M. L. Wang
To fit in, a young girl must hide her abilities from everyone. She thinks she’s alone in the universe till a new boy moves into her neighborhood.
The characters are well-developed as is the world building and the storyline is strong. A recommended read, I enjoyed this story enough to get the second—and last—in the series. Amazon
I find this author's work moving. This is the second book of her poetry I've read and I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first. Her writing takes the reader from joy to despair and back again. It reminds us to find the delight of being as well as to enjoy the wonders of nature. My favorite poem is YEARNINGS. I highly recommend this author and this read. Amazon.
I enjoyed everything about this delightful collection, from poetry to micro-fiction to shorts. I especially enjoyed the author's ability to create a story with a beginning, middle and end in ninety-nine words. The subject matter is eclectic and a joy to read. Highly recommended. Amazon
Some books I have problems getting into. This wasn't one of them. In this series, the author has crafted a sophisticated, cigar-smoking female PI and her sidekick brother. The duo never disappoints. Their characters are flushed out, unique and likeable. The relationships the two develop are heart-warming. The story well-crafted. Hawes can take the mundane and make it interesting. I found myself fascinated with what was on the menu at each meal. The plot moves along nicely and the story flows. I very much enjoyed the read and highly recommend it. Amazon.
Joe Congel is one of my favorite PI mystery authors. He has an easy style that draws me in from page one. These shorts are no exception. The topics intrigue. Whether it's falling from an airplane or a protagonist that's a hitman. If you haven't tried Congel, you're in for a treat. And what better way to try a new author than a book of short stories. Highly recommended. Amazon.