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The Sunday Share – January 21, 2017

The Sunday Share is a new meme I’m going to try out that lets you share links to content you’ve enjoyed (or posted) from the past week. It is similar to what Anya used to do over at  On Starships and Dragonwings. I have looked for other options since that stopped, but unfortunately haven’t found one yet, epecially one with...

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Stacking the Shelves – January 20, 2017

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review     I have another great haul to share!! Really excited about some of these books. Harper Voyager sent me a couple...

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Friday Firsts – The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current...

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Review: Marskwoman by Rati Mehrotra

This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like a standard fantasy world with magic and swords, etc. But then as you keep reading and details are revealed, you come to realize...

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Review: Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

Anytime I read the first book in a new series that follows one I love as much as Red Rising, I approach with both a huge dose of excitement but also a touch of apprehension that it won’t live up to the previous series. I am so excited that Iron Gold lived up to every expectation I had and maybe...

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Review: Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci

This is a book that was written as a love letter to Star Wars, and it shows.  You enjoy it for the adventure and the crew’s personalities and excitement as they work to defeat a large and ominous force in the galaxy. It embraces all of the tropes and deus ex machina found in Star Wars and if you can’t...

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GIVEAWAY: Between the Blade and the Heart Excerpt and Giveaway

  Today I am happy to host an excerpt from Amanda Hocking’s upcoming book Between the Blade and the Heart, which is a YA fantasy with norse mythology, romance and more! It releases next week on January 2nd, 2018. In addition to the excerpt, we also have one copy of the book to giveaway (US only). If you enjoy the excerpt, don’t forget...

Friday Firsts – American War by Omar El Akkad

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current...