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Starving Review: Out of Ordure (The Fairies Book 1) by Ramon Terrell

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Out of Ordure (The Fairies Book 1) by Ramon Terrell (Amazon, Goodreads)

Today’s selection from the literary pantry is a light, fluffy pastry of a novella, but the size of the meal is never a measure of culinary quality. To be more specific, Out of Ordure promises a mix of humor and fantasy with a tale of a most unusual fairy. Will Mr. Terrell dish out the perfect mix to fill that pastry or will it just be too little to be filling?

Before we take a bite, let’s recite the Starving Reviewer’s pledge:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Book News: Rune Service Is Now Available!

Finally, FINALLY, it’s here! Rune Service, the light-hearted urban fantasy and my … what? … 11th book?! is now available on Amazon as an e-book, with physical copies to be available soon! Check out the blurb and cover below!

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Book News: Time for Some Rune Service! a.k.a. New Urban Fantasy Novel Coming!

So I’ve been working on several new projects lately and one is coming to fruition, hopefully to be released by the end of December!

A new, light-hearted urban fantasy set in Saginaw, Michigan, Rune Service follow the misadventures of four-foot tall convenience store clerk Mary Stone and her luxurious beard as she finds out that life is even stranger that hers already was when a literal Elf stumbles into the Easy-E-Mart after midnight. Within an hour, Mary finds out that magic is real, dragons are real, and that she is a Dwarf instead of a short bearded lady. Oh, also that her new Elven friend is on the run from thugs, a wererabbit bounty hunter, and a reptile man businessman. It might have been safer if she’d just stayed in the store that night!

The manuscript is over the half-way point and I’ve already been meeting with the cover artist for this one, the talented Kayla Suppapong, and there be sketches! Enjoy!

Starving Review: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (Amazon, Goodreads)

What the deuce, you say?  The Starving Reviewer stooping to reviewing a classic?  Well, as I have talked about in the past, every chef needs to study the culinary masters to do the best possible job at their craft.  It was time I put my advice to others into personal advice.  That and Mr. Toole’s absurdist comedy of errors has been touted to me as one of those masterpieces worthy of the title.  Is this the brilliant and tasty feast it’s touted to be?

Before we crack the shell of this egg, let us review the Starving Reviewer’s creed:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: Slabscape: Reset by S. Spencer Baker

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Slabscape: Reset (Slabscape Book 1) by S. Spencer Baker (Amazon, Goodreads)

Delicious, savory science fiction!  It’s admittedly a favorite treat of mine, so I was quite excited to see today’s meal slid out in front of me (that and all I had for breakfast was a thin rice gruel).  It promised fascinating science fiction spices mixed with that dry British humor mix.  Did it deliver or did it just dry out in the oven?

Before we begin, put your hands over your hearts and recite the Starving Review oath:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Mini-Review: Zombies In Love Audiobook by Nora Fleischer

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So Ms. Fleischer decided to take pity on this poor Starving Reviewer and handed me a copy of her previously reviewed book, Zombies In Love, in its new audiobook edition (which you can lay your grasping claws upon here).  Finding the wisdom in feasting on literary bites with my ears while likewise feasting with my eyes, I can give a quick review on how this zombie-filled romantic comedy came together in the audio format.

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