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October 29, 2013

Today's stop on the tour is an interview with Pembroke Sinclair.

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Virtual Blog Tour, October 28, 2013

Well, we're starting off with a bang. TWO stops on the first day: An interview with The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom A review from Priscilla and Her Books  

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A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin – A Review

Ned Stark resents being granted the title of King’s Hand, but has little choice other than to accept. He must leave his northern stronghold, and his family is scattered. Furthermore, he discovers that the previous Hand was murdered and he launches an investigation to find out why. But, he is surrounded by people who are serving themselves instead of the kingdom. One of the first rules of writing I learned was to not be afraid of letting your characters do bad things or of letting bad things happen to your characters. George R.R. Martin has taken that lesson to heart. A Game of Thrones...

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The God Gene, by Jaymie Simmon – A Review

Cancer researcher Rosalind Evans discovers a message in our DNA. The genetic code at the centre of the second chromosome spells out the ten commandments. The characters in this book are beautifully drawn, and three dimensional. The transformation of the protagonist is entirely believable. There’s a great deal of scientific information in this book, but it’s delivered in a natural way. I never felt like scenes were contrived in order to convey information. The pace is fast, intense at times, making for an exciting read. Given the title of this book, and the description, I knew going...

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The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt – A Review

This was a bit of a stretch for me as I don’t normally read Westerns, but I chose to read this one based on the recommendation of a friend. I am glad I did because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Eli and Charlie Sisters are gold rush era hired guns. They are sent by their employer, known as The Commodore, to kill Herman Kermit Warm, who may or may not have stolen something from The Commodore. I should loathe these characters. They steal, they maim, they kill. But I don’t. I love them. Charlie is passionate about his work. Eli is a gentler soul. He wants to retire from the business and settle...

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