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July 11, 2015

"Full of suspense!" ~ A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White

A Dark Lure
Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now Olivia must face the impossible—could the butcher be back, this time to finish the job?

As a frigid winter isolates the ranch, only one person can help Olivia: Cole McDonough, a writer, adventurer, and ranch heir who stirs long-dormant feelings in her. But this time, Olivia’s determination to shut out her past may destroy more than her chance at love. It could cost her her life.

"Well written romantic suspense" ~ Sher

"An Amazing Read!" ~ Alyssa Vanderlinde

"Wow! What a great book!" ~ Hilary S.

Chapter 1

Wednesday, Five days to Thanksgiving.

The library in the East End was quiet. Only 4:00 p.m. and already almost full dark outside, low cloud and a fine Pacific Northwest drizzle cloaking the city, traffic a watery blur behind the rain-streaked windows. He'd crossed the US border into Canada at the Peace Arch around noon, using a NEXUS card.

Now he sat at a computer station at the back of the long room, the bill of his ball cap pulled low over his brow. His clothing was purposefully generic - denim jacket, jeans, work boots, He'd chosen the East End because it was a place of blue collars and transients: street people, the homeless, humans who'd fallen through cracks in society. It was a landscape into which he could blend as effortlessly as a buck melting into a backdrop of dry thicket.

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July 10, 2015

Review: The Journey of the Marked by Rebecca P. McCray

by Claire Rees

The Journey of the Marked
The 56

The Girl, The death - it was all a dream. He had dreamed before of Graelith attacks, though they never felt this real, this close. He shut his eyes and hoped that such dreams would plague him no more that night.

The Review

The Journey of the Marked by Rebecca P. McCray follows five children each of a different race,  a Human, an Arlian, a Krystic, a Liput and a Plinte. All from different places and backgrounds but all marked on their 16th birthdays. The Mark shows up behind their ear and indicates that these are the chosen ones. Once marked they are to make their way to the city of Caldot and then make their way to the special training camp set up by Lady Anyamae. But the marked ones face extreme danger traveling through the city and through the forest to get to the training camp. They are ruthlessly hunted by the Turnotts who's leader is trying to take over the land from Lady Anyamae and the Graeliths who work with the Turnotts. Eros is a human boy and joins together with five others, each making their way towards the special training camp. Alone they may not make it, but together they make a great team. Each with their own strengths, Eros is a human boy but the further into the journey they get the more skills he starts to show and he begins to wonder who and what species his father was. They meet many interesting people and creatures along the way, some friendly and others that turn into enemies.

The story was good and I enjoyed learning about all of the different species that inhabit the planet, what they look like and where they live. I also enjoyed the mystery of the marked, why they were chosen and why all at the same time.

The ending was fitting and I would like to read the next book to see how far the characters really get.

I received The Journey of the Marked as part of a prize in a competition and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can recommend it to those who enjoy fantasy, with adventure and a little mystery.

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Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (342 pages
published: March 2014
ISBN13: 9781495336171
genres: dystopian, coming of age, science fiction
audience: young adult
source: prize
read: June 2015

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July 9, 2015

Set a blog schedule

by Donna Huber

I strongly believe one of the reasons Girl Who Reads is as successful as it is is because I use a calendar and schedule posts. I started keeping a calendar of sorts early on and with each passing year I get better at keeping the calendar and scheduling posts in advance.

One of my blog goals is to scheduled at least 90% of the posts for the month by the start of the month. I have not been able to accomplish that yet, but I'm getting better with getting a week's worth of posts scheduled by the start of the week. Once I finish this post I will have all the week day posts done.

Having a calendar and a plan for each week has really helped me accomplish this. When I sit down to put together a post I don't have to spend timing thinking about what I am blogging about.

It is a BIG time saver.

Here's a look at my calendar for July.

As you can see most of the dates have a topic already assigned to it. I had this set up by the end of June and I've put some feelers out as to what might fill in the last few days. I actually have an interview lined up for the last week, we just have to work out the date.

How do you start a calendar?

The first step to setting up a blog schedule is to determine what day(s) you are going to blog. Whether you blog 7 days, 5 days, 3 days, or just 1 day a week, it is important to consistently blog on a set day. Keeping a calendar will help you with that consistency as well as you will never have the excuse of "I don't know what to blog about today".

It is even more important if you blog multiple times a week.

I start with filling in the calendar with my feature columns. Alison, Chris, Heather, Ross, and Kathleen all have a set day each month that their posts appear so that's easy to put on the calendar. I also know that the monthly new releases column will come out at the first of the month so that goes on the calendar. And then there are my tips posts. I know they will be on Thursdays, but I'm trying to plan out what the topic will be for the entire month.

Next, I put on the calendar any guest posts, interviews, blog tours that we have set dates for.

Finally, I consider the books I have to review. If I have a book on my list that is coming out during the month I will pencil in the review for the day of the release. I also look at books that I have read and haven't yet posted a review for and put them on the calendar. If Elisabeth or Claire have sent me reviews I put their reviews on the calendar or I ask them about their review plans for the month.

Then for any holes in the schedule I put a call out to authors for guest posts/interviews or think about other content - lists, memes, etc.

You need to determine the types of posts you want to do and then assign them dates.

Now comes the real work of making a blog calendar work for you:

Scheduling your posts

Set aside time each week to work on your blog posts. I use the early mornings on Saturday and Sunday when I'm still waking up/eating breakfast and Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday evenings. I find that it is better for my schedule to get as much of my blogging done on the weekends. It is much more difficult for me to blog weekdays. I sit at a computer everyday at work so coming home and sitting at another computer for an hour isn't really productive. I rather do the yard/house work during the evenings.

You will need to find a time that works best for you.

I try to do two posts at a time. I pair a post I have to write (my tips posts or a review I'm writing) with a post that I'm just formatting (promo posts, guest posts). I've recently started posting 7 days a week, so I need at least 3 blogging sessions to get all week done. Occasionally, I do 3 or 4 posts if  I have a larger block of time. Like on Sunday, I had a bit more time because of the rainy weekend so I wrote my review, my tips post, and formatted Alison's and Claire's posts. (Granted it took me Thursday, Friday and Saturday to write Sunday's read along post).

Start small. I aim for an attainable goal. I don't always get all my posts schedule in advance. Then I'm scrambling the night before and my posts suffer for it.

A goal may be to set up the meme posts you are doing that week in advance. Or format all the guest posts you have. You don't have to focus just on the upcoming week. I really need to start writing my reviews as soon as I finish a book even if I'm not going to post the review until next month. The more posts you set up and schedule in advance the more time you will have for other things and the better your posts will be.

By getting posts done ahead of time you will have time to go back over them and catch those pesky typos.

What do you do with your blog to save time?

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July 8, 2015

Breaking the Love Laws (@AlisonDeLuca)

by Alison DeLuca

The God of Small Things
In The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy writes about incest, abuse, attraction between nun and priest, a husband pimping out his wife. The novel horrified me as I read it, but at the same time Roy’s glorious prose illuminated the terrors within a middle-class Indian family. Once I began to read, I felt I was sucked into a maze lined with words (some unknown in the Malayalam language) leading me, inexorably, to a heart of darkness. The final one-word sentence broke my heart with pity, just like the devastating last scene of NoĆ©’s film Irreversible. What comes before and after changes everything.

And, like Irreversible, Roy plays with time in The God of Small Things. As the title suggests, tiny images (the spider in the final chapter) take on great significance. One example is a toy watch, its hands always pointed at ten to two. Roy owns time in the novel, so much so that whenever I read the time was ten to two I shuddered, knowing I was on the brink of another beautifully harrowing scene.

The characters are some of the most creative, layered people I’ve ever seen in a book. Baby Kochamma is dreadful (and how wonderful is it to have an antagonist called ‘Baby?’) However, there’s a reason for her single-minded, Javertian pursuit of Velutha, the Untouchable lover of Ammu. Like Renard, my favorite Bond villain, Baby has a bullet burrowing through her brain: her failed love affair with a Catholic priest.

Roy delves so deeply into each mind within the book it’s difficult to tell who is the main character. Much of the plot is told from the point of view of Rahel and Estha (also known as Silent,) Ammu’s twins. What happens to Estha at the movies is truly shocking, and it only gets worse. Rahel or ‘Emptiness,’ doesn’t fare much better. Her only meaningful relationship is with her twin brother.

So why read such a painful book? Besides the layered structure, the intricate timing, and nuanced characters, the writing is lovely enough to reach poetic levels. Physical desire has been described so many times it’s nearly impossible to achieve originality whilst describing it, and yet Roy manages it. “The way her body existed only where he touched her. The rest of her was smoke.” And this: “He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair.”

The book is political as well, although even politics is depicted with delicate brushstrokes. “There is a war that makes us adore our conquerors and despise ourselves,” Roy writes. “Nothing mattered much. Nothing much mattered. And the less it mattered the less it mattered. It was never important enough. Because Worse Things had happened. In the country that she came from poised forever between the terror of war and the horror of peace Worse Things kept happening.”

Sometimes a writer’s voice is so overblown the tone goes too far. In the hands of a lesser writer these similes and beautiful grotesques could have reached ridiculous levels to the point where the reader says, tossing the book aside, “Another metaphor! I’m done.” Roy’s language is organically culled. The experience of living the book (for I did not merely read it) is like floating down a river, one filled with sewage and drowned bodies as well as deadly microbes. However, the view on the shores as we flash past is so incredible we can’t get out. We simply have to keep going.

Writing this review made me wonder if I’ll be able to read The God of Small Things again. The horror of the book will stick with me for the rest of my life. It’s number one on my list of “Wonderful Books I’ll Never Read Again” along with A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Road, and A Lost Lady. But I miss Roy’s words, the deceptively simple sentences, and passages like these:

“But what was there to say?
Only that there were tears. Only that Quietness and Emptiness fitted together like stacked spoons. Only that there was a snuffling in the hollows at the base of a lovely throat. Only that a hard honey-colored shoulder had a semicircle of teethmarks on it. Only that they held each other close, long after it was over. Only that what they shared that night was not happiness, but hideous grief.
Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.” 

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July 7, 2015

Review: Those Girls by Chevy Stevens

by Donna Huber

Those Girls
First Chapter, First Paragraph

We'd only been on the road for an hour but we were almost out of gas. The white line of the highway blurred in front of my eyes, my lids drooping. It was three in the morning and we'd barely slept for days. Dani was driving, her face pale, her long dirty-blond hair pulled under a baseball cap and out the back in a makeshift ponytail, her eyes staring straight ahead. Her name was Danielle, but we just called her Dani. The oldest at almost eighteen, she was the only one who had her license. She'd barely said a word since we left Littlefield.

The Review

Chevy Stevens is one of my favorite authors and I was excited to see she had a new novel coming out this summer. I couldn't wait to read Those Girls. I was so impatient that when I had to chose a new book to read at my lunch break I decided to start it. I knew better. I knew I would have a difficult time putting it down when my lunch hour ended. I was very proud of my self-control, too bad I didn't do so well when the evening came.

Stevens's stories are always edge of your seat thrillers that are almost impossible to put down. The things she puts her characters through...

Those Girls was slightly different than her previous novels. Three young girls, sisters, are barely surviving while there father works out of town. Though they are almost out of food and have to work hard hours on a farm, it is better than being split up in foster care. And though they need their father to come home with a paycheck, they are better off when he isn't there. Just as the cupboards go bare, their father shows up drunk and angry. Things quickly go from bad to worse and the girls don't know what to do. They decide they have to run.

As a reader you are thinking okay this is the horrible past they must recover from like a typical Stevens's novel. Maybe they'll even connect with the shrink from the previous novels. But no, the horrors haven't ended for the girls.

This story is so heart wrenching and terrifying. But oh so good. Stevens creates characters that you care about. The plots are so realistic that you swear you heard about it on the evening news. If dark stories are your thing, then you must read Chevy Stevens' Those Girls.

What I love most about her novels is how clearly the human spirit is displayed. Her characters live through horrific situations and though life isn't easy and they may still have problems, they also don't curl up in balls and forget to live life. It is what draws me to dark stories and when it is done well, I just can't put the book down.

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Book info:
available format: ebook, audio, print (384 pages)
published: July 2015 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN13: 9781250034588
genres: thriller
source: Netgalley
read: June 2015 

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July 6, 2015

S.H. Jucha: Deleted Chapter from The Silver Ships

The Silver Ships

An explorer-tug captain, Alex Racine detects a damaged alien craft drifting into the system. Recognizing a once in a lifetime opportunity to make first contact, Alex pulls off a daring maneuver to latch on to the derelict.
Alex discovers the ship was attacked by an unknown craft, the first of its kind ever encountered. The mysterious silver ship's attack was both instant and deadly.
What enfolds is a story of the descendants of two Earth colony ships, with very different histories, meeting 700 years after their founding and uniting to defend humanity from the silver ships.

S. H. Jucha has provided a short chapter that was deleted from his debut novel The Silver Ships.

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About the Author:

S.H. Jucha has had an extensive career as a senior manager in the technical education and software development industries, with degrees in Biology and Broadcast Communications. He has been driven by an innate interest in computers since his initial adoption of an IBM PC in 1981. Jucha’s new novel, The Silver Ships,—the product of extensive planning, researching and development—is now part of a planned five-book series with a potential spin-off in the works.

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July 5, 2015

The Six #ReadAlong & #Giveaway: Chapters 25 - 42 @KBHoyle_author

by Donna Huber

The Six
So we are back this week with a mega post as we look at the end of The Six. I will do better at pacing The Oracle this month. So let's dive in and remember to enter the giveaway at the end. If you need to catch up on the discussion see the posts here.

(Reminder: I'm reading the 2009 self-published edition. You can pick up the 2012 TWCS published addition at Amazon)

Chapter 25: Dropping Eaves

Darcy has passed through the grumps and seems to be spiraling into depression. I don't blame her totally. I mean she is underground and while it is suppose to be her summer vacation and she's stuck in lessons. The excitement of entering a magical world has totally worn off.

To top it off, she is feeling a bit ignored by Rubidius.

Almost four months had gone by an Rubidius had not asked to work with her individually since that day that he had passes her up for Amelia.
Do you think it was just a convenient plot point or do you think there was a real reason for Rubidius no to work with Darcy?

I also wondered if it because Rubidius didn't really know where to start with Darcy. The other kids all had "instruments" that gave him a starting point, but Darcy just has a ring that was already in existence before the prophecy. And maybe he is a little afraid of what her talent might be. The prophecy said it was something men have always sought. Maybe he thought he would be tempted to want it.

But things are looking up. They are planning on being moved, somewhere above ground this time. And Rubidius has asked to see Darcy!

Chapter 26: Not Ready

Rubidius is in quite a state this morning.

Did you ever wonder when reading it the first time why there was so much emphasis on his desire to turn lead into gold? Or did you think it was just a character point and a simplified way of reminding readers of alchemy?

We find out Rubidius's reason why he hasn't been training Darcy. Do you think it is just a matter of perception? Is Darcy just "imagining" the whispered words and avoiding looks of the other kids?

In this chapter, Sam's gift produces a mirror compact that belonged to Darcy's grandmother. Were you as confused about its appearance as the girls at this point?

Chapter 27: Unexpected Talent

The princes are arriving. I wonder if people in Alitheia marry at a younger age than we do here. A hundred years ago it wasn't uncommon for a 14 - 16 year old girl to be married. Or maybe arranged marriages are common. That would explain why they think nothing of Darcy and Tellius getting married (though they know it isn't this year).

A lot of excitement occurs in this chapter...

  1. Darcy discovers her talent
  2. Tellius and Cadmus arrive
So what do you think of Darcy's talent? And what about Lykos wanting to keep it a secret?

Then we have the arrival of the princes.

Do you think all of Darcy's nervousness can be attributed to her social anxiety and her knowing she is expected to marry Tellius or do you think even at this point there might be some fondness for him?

Chapter 28: Tellius

A chapter about Tellius! We get to see him and Darcy interact a bit, though  it does appear to be coerced interaction.

I smile every time I read this.

Darcy couldn't see Tellius's face because his back was to her, but Cadmus smirked and swept the pieces of their game to the side. "Not my guest," he said teasingly. Jumping up, he races to the door. "Come on, Tova, let's go see the lion!"

I can just hear him in his little brother voice saying it. The only thing better would be if he had stuck out his tongue, but that wouldn't have been very princely though.

Then there is their form of twenty questions. Could this meeting be more awkward? You would think they could have found a more natural way for them to interact. I get they are underground and in hiding. But get the group together to play a game or something.

This chapter does provide some amusement and levity to the novel.

Now see having Cadmus and Tellius have classes with the six is a much more natural way for Darcy and Tellius to get to know one another, except the sessions seem to be more like lectures than interactive. Maybe they should do a project together!

More amusement thanks to Cadmus as he teases his brother and they get into a fight.

What do you think about the fight between the brothers and the truncated conversation between the two brothers? Could Tellius already be smitten with Darcy? She is an older woman after all (lol).

Then we get Lykos again. I kind of want to growl every tie he shows up. But a little tiny part of me feels badly for him.

Speaking of feeling badly. My heart broke for Asa Rhea the first real meal they've had in months and it is interrupted.

Who do you think betrayed them?

My guess? Lykos.

Chapter 29: The Flight

Now we get an "edge of seat", nail biting chapter. Will they make it to Noineia?

We get to see the narks in action and Tellius is anxious to prove himself.

Was your heart beating fast in this chapter? Or was it completely wrenched out of your chest?

Chapter 30: Noineia

Darcy and Sam are a bit traumatized and totally exhausted by the time they reach Noineia.

What do think about this cloaked placed?

When Yahto says that Darcy isn't the only one who's sick, do you think he just meant Eleanor or was someone else having nightmares?

Chapter 31: Lykos

We don't know Tellius well, but he seems overly angry when Cadmus almost tells Darcy where they live. Is it just PTSD?

I feel bad for Darcy, because I don't think she really meant anything by it. She just wasn't really thinking about what she was saying, you know just making small talk. Though with what is about to happen it is good Tellius cut Cadmus off.

My only thought was - other adults should have been looking after the six. Perhaps then things wouldn't have spiraled so far out of control. (but then we wouldn't have had a story either!)

What did you think of Lykos and Darcy's first real conversation?

All I could think of was that Lykos is a master manipulator.

Chapter 32: Surrounded

Amelia and Darcy have it out. I thought Amelia had a valid point, though.

We find out who betrayed them. I still think Lykos had a role in it.

Chapter 33: Elemental Magic

Dean is getting really good at his talent. Now that we know a bit more about the talents of The Six, which one would you prefer to have?

"Eleanor!" she exclaimed happily, somewhat begrudging the easy way that Sam and Amelia hugged the older woman in greeting. She'd never been able to hug people so easily; she always felt uncomfortable.
Another characteristic I have in common with Darcy. I'm not a hugger either.

I watched The Last Airbender shortly before reading this book and the talk of elemental magic reminded me of the movie.

We get back to the mirror in this chapter. Sam is beautiful in the mirror and we know that Darcy is rather ugly and apparently Amelia is not as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. I had forgotten that the others had looked in the mirror.

And my dislike of Lykos grows stronger with this comment.

Yes? He answered her. You called? He sounded amused, almost mocking.
Chapter 34: An Offensive Plan

We meet Lupidor in this chapter, though we don't know his role in the deception of Darcy. Speaking of which, Darcy has doubts about everything that Lykos says but it isn't enough for her to pursue her doubts. Completely understandable, but still saddening. I hope young readers of the series learns from Darcy.

Did you know what was really happening when Darcy imitated Dean's talent?

Chapter 35: Another Birthday Surprise

Maybe Rubidius is right and it is just a matter of perception. Darcy was convinced that the others had forgotten about her birthday, but they had not. In the last chapter when she had that thought, I wondered how the others knew in the first place when her birthday was. I guess since Sam and Lewis already knew her before camp that perhaps they knew the date.

So Dean is sick. Had you put two and two together?

A second item came out of Sam's pocket. A key. How mysterious? I can't remember if anything came out of Sam's bag for anyone else.

The group gets in a fight and we find out they have been distancing themselves from her. So maybe it isn't all in Darcy's head. Either way, it is the straw that breaks the camel's back so to speak.

Chapter 36: Leaving Noineia 

We have arrived at the part of the story that I have been dreading. The part where I'm yelling at Darcy to listen to her instincts.

Chapter 37: A Different Sort of Rendezvous

We learn the difference between tsellodrin and tsellochim.

I have to keep reminding myself that Darcy is only 14, but I can't help but wonder how she can't see how Lykos is using her, particularly when he gives her what to say to the wolves.

Chapter 38: The Vision

Unfortunately, when Darcy is seriously second guessing her actions it seems she unable to turn back.

We get our first look at Tselloch. It is interesting that his minions are often described as oily for that is how I think of Tselloch.

Did you think Darcy would be swayed by Tselloch?

Chapter 39: The Dungeon

The first time I read The Six I thought that Darcy's time in the dungeon spanned more of the book, but this second reading her stay felt much shorter (and indeed is only a small piece in the book).

Why do you think Tselloch chose to appear as a panther?

Darcy seems to finally being see everything clearly now, but is it too late?

How many of you tried to reason out a why for Darcy not to have really touched his nose? Would it have mattered if she had actually touched him since she had said she chose him?

I had forgotten about the man who removed her from her cell. I couldn't remember if he was friend or foe.

Chapter 40: The Sea

The melody rose in a gentle rhythm. Darcy had never heard music like it before, and she could not identify the instrument, but it was like an organic voice.
Did you think Darcy was having auditory hallucinations or did you think it possibly could be Amelia?

Darcy seems more confident in her swimming abilities this time.

Looking up from under the surface of the water, Darcy saw a strange, reddish light arcing through the air toward her and her captor. As though in slow motion, it grew closer and closer to them, flickering slightly. It was a flaming dart!
For a moment I thought it might be one of Dean's arrows, but then I remembered it was for messages.

Chapter 41: Recovery

Yay! Darcy's been found! And it seems all has been forgiven among the six and everything is explained.

Darcy almost choked at those words. "Tellius is coming here?"
"Naturally! He was here almost every day when you were sleeping."
Darcy's face registered her horror, but Sam grinned at her. "It's actually kind of cute, Darcy. He's been really concerned about."
This passage reminds me of later in the serious where Darcy is being nursed back to health. However, then there is no Nurse Dembe. It also lends more credence to my thought that Tellius likes her more than he lets on.

Chapter 42: Going Home

The Six has made up, now we see Rubidius's attempt to make amends. I felt we got to see a different side of Rubidius's personality. He has been gruff and at times seemed to be more impatient than he might should have been with them (he may have had some unrealistic expectations).

But in this chapter, I think we see the real Rubidius. One who truly cares for the kids, I think even outside of their role to save Alitheia.

And now it is time for them to go home. Though there is a party, it doesn't appear to be a farewell party. There are no real goodbyes.

Epilogue: Cedar Cove Again

And they are back! Since they got all their belongings back without anyone giving them to the kids, I assume Darcy's shoes reappeared too.

And of course, we can't end this without one more encounter with Colin Mackaby.

Do you really think no one else knows about what happened to Darcy? Surely the nurse discovered her unusually cold hand during her recovery. And even if she didn't know what to make of it, wouldn't she have let Rubidius know and he would at least suspect?

What were your favorite part of The Six?

We will start The Oracle next week. We will discuss chapters 1 through 11. I hope you will join me. If you haven't read it yet, get your copy at Amazon.

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