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Review: Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist

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Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist
Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist by Eve Sinclair

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



This is a tough book for me to review. I'm an Austen person & must admit that I've never found Bronte heros inflamed a thing in my heart close to adoration. So I went into reading this book as one who respects the classic work but does not hold it as so sacred a thing. Because of that, I can say that...

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Review: The Force of Wind

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The Force of Wind
The Force of Wind by Elizabeth Hunter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Not as great as the first two but still a good installment in this series. I did find Giovanni's tendency to lose all rational sense where Beatrice was concerned to be a bit tedious. He wasn't very much like that in the first two books & this time around it all centered on Beatrice taking steps to become more independent in her...

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Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty

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A Great and Terrible Beauty
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I have had this trilogy on my bookshelf long enough & decided to jump in and read it. I must admit that I have mixed feelings for this first book. It's well written and kept me consistently interested but I also feel that not much happened overall. It's historical fiction but the tone of the narrator's voice and some of the phrases...

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Review: This Same Earth

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This Same Earth
This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



A great second entry into this series & no typos here. The story picks up and we find that Giovanni as exiled himself from Beatrice's life by pretty much freezing her out. He sends her occasional plane tickets to visit the house in Chile but he never responds to her messages or anything. This goes on for five, almost six years. It's hard...

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Review: A Hidden Fire

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A Hidden Fire
A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This has to be one of the most impressive indie books I've read. On story alone, I'd give this 5 stars. The only reason I'm holding to 4 (or 4.5) is because there are about 30 typos sprinkled throughout and I have to keep myself honest on my criteria. This is damned close to perfect though.

I am absolutely enamoured of the entire vampire...

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