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by / on May 18, 2016 at 11:30 am / in The Twisted Library

The Glittering Court Sets Sail for New (Fantasy) Worlds

“I’d never planned on stealing someone else’s life.” Richelle Mead‘s new book, The Glittering Court, takes readers on a journey of hidden identities and ambitions in the new fantasy worlds of Osfrid and Adoria. To avoid a horrible arranged marriage (and an even more horrible future mother-in-law), the young Osfridian Countess of Rothford jumps at her first opportunity to escape: impersonate a […]

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by / on May 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm / in The Twisted Library

Former: A Novel About What It Means to be a Zombie and What It Means to be a Human

Before I opened the covers of the science fiction novel Former, written by A.E. Stueve, I sat for a while with it in my lap, just staring silently down at the cover. It features a dark silhouette of a man’s profile, cigarette in mouth, then within this image is another image of what looks like a forest, a very foggy […]

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by / on May 3, 2016 at 11:30 am / in The Twisted Library

Mixing Cocktails with Pleasure

Written by Gregory St. Clair, a Certified Mixologist & Beverage Consultant with over 15 years of high-level leadership in the hospitality industry, Sex and Drinks sizzles and titillates. The 85-page, fictional e-book consists of photos and recipes of yummy cocktails and the erotic sexual encounters of sexy characters. St. Clair pairs specialty cocktails with tales of passionate sexual acts between […]

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by / on April 19, 2016 at 11:50 am / in The Twisted Library

Suspense, Mystery, and Romance Make “Aztec Midnight” a Must-Read

If you had told me to sit down and read a book that was a few parts Mexican drug cartel, one part archaeological mystery, one part international politics, with a couple dashes of romance and suspense to top it off, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. Needless to say, those types of books don’t often fall […]

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by / on March 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm / in The Twisted Library

The Pursuit of Happiness

From the founders of Live Happy magazine comes a book that neatly sums up a concept that some of us will struggle with our whole lives. The pursuit of happiness, written into our very own constitution, is a lifelong goal for many Americans. Though often shrouded in other goals: ambition, success, the search for love, starting a family, finding your […]

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by / on March 9, 2016 at 11:35 am / in The Twisted Library

Paris Cocktails: French Twists On Your Favorite Drinks

The first thing I should probably mention about Paris Cocktails, a book by Doni Belau, is how it looks on the outside (all “don’t judge a book by its cover” arguments aside). This small, hardcover collection of recipes features a martini-shaped cut-out on the front, revealing a map of Paris underneath. It is extremely pleasing to the eye, to say […]

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by / on March 1, 2016 at 1:56 pm / in The Twisted Library

Antonía Barclay and Her Wildly Witty Adventure

A feisty heroine, a dashing Scotsman, a handsome megalomaniac villain and his idiot son, nonstop wit and laughter, and adventure. Roll all of these into one book and you will find Jane Carter Barrett’s Antonía Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore ! Antonía Barclay is not your average 16th century Scottish nineteen-year-old. As the beloved and only daughter of Lord and Lady Barclay, Antonía (pronounced […]

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by / on February 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm / in The Twisted Library

He Can See Heaven: A Closer Look At The Origin of Christianity

The definition of a “hierophant” is, according to my trusted internet sources, “a person, especially a priest in ancient Greece, who interprets sacred mysteries or esoteric principles.” That word, although perhaps unfamiliar to many, is particularly important to know when beginning the book He Can See Heaven by J.B. Keats. Before even starting the first page, I looked up that […]

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by / on February 18, 2016 at 11:45 am / in The Twisted Library

Enhance Your Cooking With Garlic

Jenny Linford‘s Garlic: Over 65 deliciously different ways to enjoy cooking with garlic shows that you can do more with garlic than ward off vampires! Who knew there are so many kinds of garlic? And each is used in different ways to create and enhance different flavors. Linford begins by explaining each one and the best way to prepare and store […]

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by / on February 12, 2016 at 11:35 am / in The Twisted Library

Drinking In The Culture: A Guide To Exploring Europe And All The Beer It Has To Offer

It started as a hobby: a few college-aged friends found themselves intrigued by the vast number of different types of beers that existed (yes, they realized there was more to life than Coors and Bud Light!). Soon enough, they were collecting all the various bottles and cans they would come across. They quickly discovered that behind each one of these […]

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