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My professional background in biotechnology as a research chemist and as a veterinary technician has allowed me to have experienced two vastly different fields and for that I am thankful. In both careers, I have mentored, encouraged, and developed talent.

As a mother of two (a daughter and a son), I’m a self-proclaimed backyard chicken guru and someone who has “foster failed” nearly all the animals currently running the household. Oh, and I maintain a husband in my spare time.

Review: Wild Rose Pass

From the publisher: Cadence McShane, free-spirited nonconformist, yearns to escape the rigid code, clothes, and sidesaddles of 1880’s military society in Fort Davis, Texas. She finds the daring new lieutenant exhilarating, but as the daughter of the commanding officer, she is expected to keep with family tradition and marry West Point graduate James West.  …

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Review: Of Silver And Shadow

From the publisher: Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her…

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Review: The Girls With No Names

From the publisher: A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood—inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules. Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when…

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Review: The Sky Weaver

From the publisher: Lavish, romantic and magical, The Sky Weaver is a new standalone story set in the world of The Last Namsara – one that fans of Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black and Laini Taylor will flock to At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the…

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Review: A Voice of Thunder

From the publisher: It’s a time of broken nations and unchecked power. The Cataclysm, a merging of two separate earths, one of science and technology and another of magic and mysticism, has lain waste to the world order, broken the laws of physics, and unleashed the wrath and power of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse…

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Audible Review: Dark Age

From the publisher: He broke the chains. Then he broke the world….A decade ago Darrow led a revolution, and laid the foundations for a new world. Now he’s an outlaw. Cast out of the very Republic he founded, with half his fleet destroyed, he wages a rogue war on Mercury. Outnumbered and outgunned, is he still the…

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Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

From the publisher: In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three…

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