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Talisman Of El

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3.5 STARS for a solid first entry by the author. Won this book on Library Thing and enjoyed the opportunity to read it. The author created an interesting world and likable characters.What caused me to deduct a half star were issues such as: certain scenes/characters felt unpolished and could have probably benefited from a bit more attention; also, repeated instances of people who 'locked eyes' or other variations of the same thing. After about the fifth occurrence of this in a short time it started to get distracting. But this is an editing issue that can be easily fixed.I look forward to the other book(s) in the series.
The Demon of Renaissance Drive

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Despite getting off to a slow start for me (the writer's style took a little while to get used to), this book quickly blossomed into an enjoyable ride. Different take on the whole 'demons coming to earth' thing - interesting characters, some comedic moments (all of which I could picture in my mind vividly as if I was watching a movie), and just well-written overall. Recommended for fans of paranormal/supernatural fiction.
The Donors

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Picked this up on LibraryThing, I believe - in one of their giveaways. Good horror story, interesting and different concept. I enjoyed the book, as well as the opportunity to discover a new author. (originally reviewed on Goodreads - October 2012)
Pazuzu's Girl

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Won this book on Library Thing and I found it a fun, interesting, read. I had trouble keeping the name of the different gods/goddesses straight sometimes, but that didn't hinder me from following what was going on. If you like supernatural/mythological fiction, you will probably enjoy this book. Recommended.
Contrition

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Won this book on Library Thing and found it to be pretty good. However, as others have said there are a few issues ... one is the rapid point of view shifts - often from one paragraph to the next. While I could follow along OK, at first it was a little jarring to realize whose thoughts we were dealing with at any given time. Also, the final show-down seemed anti-climactic given the huge lead-up throughout the story and it felt rather flat as an overall scene. And then it just ended right there - abruptly, almost as if the author had trouble thinking of a suitable way to wrap everything up. Still, it was an interesting read with a decent plot.
The Cemetery Club

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I won this book on Library Thing; this was the second book by this author that I've been exposed to. The first one was a YA novel, which was decent enough, but I felt it lacked a bit in certain areas. That is not the case with this book (an adult novel); from the moment I picked it up, I was hooked and finished it earlier than I'd expected. The writing was great, atmosphere, characters, etc. all engaging and kept me interested from beginning to end.My ONLY complaint (and it's a minor one) was the very end (POSSIBLE SPOILER) - you know, in horror movies, where everyone thinks it's all over, and there's that last ridiculous scene that lets you know it isn't. Yeah, those are overdone in movies and I don't appreciate them too much in books either. Other than that, this is a really good book. Recommended for fans of horror fiction.
The Librarian (Book One: Little Boy Lost)

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I won The Librarian - Book One on Library Thing and found it to be a a fun book. It's definitely geared to the young adult/juvenile crowd, of course; but still, I found it quite enjoyable and look forward to the next installment. It would make a great movie too.
Fresh Flesh

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I won this book on Library Thing and enjoyed it a lot. It's so much fun to discover 'new' talent. The writing was good, the characters interesting. There was one character in particular that I felt probably didn't really need to be there, unless he could have been given some more attention. I'm not sure if there was supposed to be a supernatural element going on as well, as that part wasn't completely 'fleshed' out (no pun intended). Perhaps it will be explored in the follow-up book. Recommended.
The Dark Lines Book 2: When Darkness Falls

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When Darkness Falls started off good, but my main problem with it was that there was too much exposition through dialogue (and a lot of it was repetitive). Consequently, I felt detached from the characters because they weren't individual; they lacked a voice of their own. They all seemed to talk the same way and felt more to me like cardboard cutouts than actual people.The concept for this book was a good one, but more showing, less telling, and better fleshing out of the characters would have given it the depth it deserved.
Creative Spirit

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I always love finding 'new' talent, although Scott Nicholson is by no means a new writer; he's written many books and I look forward to adding them all to my collection. Recommended to any fan of horror/paranormal fiction.
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