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Nell Zink’s ‘Nicotine’ can leave a reader breathless

Imagine all the different ways people smoke. There’s the cinematic post-coital smoke, the break-up-the-work-day smoke, the pack-a-day smoke, the one-a-day smoke, the-I-only-smoke-at-parties smoke, the hiding-it-from-everyone smoke, and the long-slow-deep-drag-of-cool-Didion Esque-contemplation smoke, to name a very few…

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Nell Zink’s ‘Nicotine’ can leave a reader breathless – LA Times

Book Review: Jasmine Falling

Jasmine FallingJasmine Falling by Shereen Malherbe

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I found Jasmine Falling a beautiful work of art which was emotionally moving and will stay with me for some time to come.

The story unfolds with the heroin who faces the loss of her mother and an inheritance she can’t claim that would keep her living in a state of wealth that she is accustomed too. She is forced to seek out her father who vanished in her childhood because only he can ensure her inheritance. If she can’t somehow find him in just over a week, then she loses all rights to the riches.

The journey she makes to discover her father’s whereabouts is mystical. I was taken to another world and immersed in its tale of the continued conflict of a nation undergoing change and the spirit of its people. This book is full of powerful messages that every person can relate too and be inspired by.

Shereen Malherbe has done a superb job in her telling of a tale that I couldn’t put down. Magnificent!

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An Epic Adventure

Please visit the above link and select “Recommend” to help new indie author R. Ann Greene promote her brand new release

“The Stones of Caron: Book One – What Time Handed Them.”

This is a reader contributed book recommendation to The Guardian that will be featured on The Guardian’s Book Blog if Greene gets a good amount of recommendations for her amazing epic adventure!

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R Ann Greene has me hooked! I loved this book. This is a fast paced epic fantasy that keeps you engrossed in the complex characters that she has created. I found myself fighting to keep my eyes open because I wasn’t ready to put the book down. Greene brings the story to life with her vivid story-crafting, she draws you in and keeps you spellbound. This story is an exciting other-world that will immediately pull you into its landscape and surround you with a wealth of well-developed characters that you will come to love. I highly recommend this book to any reader. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for book two 🙂

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