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Articles / June 23, 2019

Diablo Lake: Protected RECOMMENDED: Diablo Lake: Protected by Lauren Dane is $1.99 at Amazon and $2.49 elsewhere! Sarah read this one and gave it a B+, though she definitely suggest reading the first book, Moonstruck, before this one: I don’t think I can communicate how much I found this story inspiring and comforting, not without spoiling some major plot points and ruining the joy of discovering the intricate connections between the characters. New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane welcomes you back to Diablo Lake, Tennessee: a town founded by witches, governed by werewolves and full of secrets Tensions are building in Diablo Lake as the two main rival Packs vie for control, and the town is divided along lines of Pack loyalty. Aimee Benton and Mac Pembry are on opposite sides and he seems to find excuses to spar with her daily. He’s infuriating—not to mention charming, gorgeous and oh-so-lickable. Mac can’t resist pushing Aimee’s buttons. She’s always been incredibly sexy, and the wolf in him craves a female with fire in her belly. When a heated argument ends with a sizzling kiss and Mac gets a taste of her, he craves more—and she can’t seem to get enough of him, either. The…

Lightning Reviews: Two Graphic Novels & Screenwriting
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Articles / June 23, 2019

Lightning Reviews are back! If you’re new here, welcome! This is where we run three miniature reviews of three titles. They could all have a theme or be completely different in every way possible. This time, we have two different graphic novels with one having a very familiar face. We also have some nonfiction on screenwriting.   B+ Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1 author: Jordie Bellaire Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Volume One: High School Is Hell collects the first four issues of the new Buffy comic by Jordie Bellaire. This is not to be confused with Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Eight – Twelve, a series published by Dark Horse that continued the story past the TV show’s finale. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a reimagining of Buffy with the same characters set in the present day. There are a lot of significant changes: Willow is much more confident that her TV counterpart and is openly dating a girl, Buffy’s mom has a lovely boyfriend who shows no signs of being a killer robot, Anya is an adult who runs the Magic Shop, and Cordy is popular but also quite nice. I was prepared to loathe this (my loyalty to the TV…

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
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Articles / June 23, 2019

B- Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey June 11, 2019 · Berkley Romance Waiting for Tom Hanks is a cute but not too cute romantic comedy about a woman who longs to be in her own rom-com but can’t recognize it when it happens. It’s also a lovely meditation on loss and healing. This book might be too PG for some readers and too cute for others, but I enjoyed it because of its well developed romance, great friendships, respect for the rom-com genre, and treatment of grief. Annie is an aspiring screenwriter living in Ohio. Her parents had a storybook marriage until her dad died. After that, Annie and her mom bonded by watching rom-coms until Annie’s mom passed away as well. Annie lives with her Uncle Don and hangs out with her best friend Chloe but otherwise lives a pretty isolated life. She’s determined to have her own perfect romantic experience someday, which is difficult because Chole sets her up with some truly awful dates. Honestly, people keep telling Annie that she needs to get out there more but if the field consists of more guys like Blind Date Barry, who shows up late, smells bad, doesn’t…