Author Archives: J D Jung

A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing – Cherie Kephart

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) “You know you’re having a bad week when you call 911, the paramedics come to your house, and one of them notices you’ve rearranged your furniture.” This is the memoir, covering the years 1994 to 2011, … Continue reading

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Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup – Gabriela Hernandez

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Classic Beauty takes a historical look at makeup styles and trends, starting at 3300 BC Egypt, Persia and Greece, to current day Europe and America. It examines the political, religious and social conditions and how those … Continue reading

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Harkworth Hall – L.S. Johnson

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Harkworth Hall is a late Georgian historical adventure novel that has hints of goth, romance, and thrill embedded into its story. The tale focuses on the lead heroine, Caroline who is very smart, adventurous, and likable. … Continue reading

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Skinny and Super Skinny Reads

(by JD Jung) Want to read something short and sweet or maybe something short and not-so-sweet? Do you have a friend who claims that he/she doesn’t have the time to read? Or maybe you want to learn about an event … Continue reading

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Zendar: A Tale of Blood and Sand – K.T. Munson

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Zendar is a fantasy romance novel written about a girl named Azel Undel. She is the youngest daughter of one of the seven bloodlines. She is arranged to be married for political gain. As she sails … Continue reading

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Hollywood Homicide (A Detective by Day Mystery) – Kellye Garrett

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Dayna Anderson lost her job as the girl on the Chubby’s Chicken commercial eighteen months ago and hasn’t heard from her agent in six months. So now she’s an out-of-work, dreaded size ten, former actress and … Continue reading

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Sex and Rage: A Novel – Eve Babitz

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Years and years and years were pocked with holes of things Jacaranda simple didn’t remember, with people Jacaranda didn’t remember meeting, conversations she didn’t remember having, promises and parties and great ideas and projects Jacaranda didn’t … Continue reading

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She’s so Fine: A Samantha Block Novel- Jaimee Campbell

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) She’s so Fine is a thriller  short story written  about Samantha. She is a mother of two children and appears to be leading a normal life with ordinary routine wifely chores. However, she is nothing but … Continue reading

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New People – Danzy Senna

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “The poet is not a New Person…He doesn’t have mud-toned dreadlocks or octoroon gray eyes or butterscotch skin. …He has the body, the skin, the face that cabdrivers pretend not to see, that jewelers in midtown … Continue reading

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Love Is Rich In Both Honey And Venom – Axel Kruze

(Reviewed by Cathy Carey) Can a Premarital Agreement really justify murder? His father, Henry, hung himself at the senior prom. His mother, Martha, was raped. Both were painfully shy and bullied throughout high school. Martha’s story of survival began after … Continue reading

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