Dallas-Based Author CJ Daly’s ‘The Academy’ Pits Young Love Against a Dangerous Military Institution [REVIEW]

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I always love discovering local talent! There’s something special about realizing that someone in your own backyard has accomplished something as significant and entertaining as writing a book. Enter novelist CJ Daly. Not only has she capitalized on the popularity of young adult series fiction with her Academy Saga, but she proves once more that the genre isn’t just for the kids anymore. In this immersive new epic, she introduces us to characters who catapult off the page and into our hearts. And once you begin reading the first volume in the series, The Academy, we are certain you won’t be able to put it down.

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Intrigue, Suspense, and History Abound in Preston and Child’s ‘The Scorpion’s Tail’ [REVIEW]

Archaeologist Nora Kelly helps the FBI with a mysterious case in Preston & Childs The Scorpion’s Tail. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A creepy ghost town. A mysterious mummy. A case that is much more than it seems. When a junior FBI agent and an archaeologist join forces to crack a case in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, they come face to face with history, obsession, and death in Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s second Nora Kelly thriller, The Scorpion’s Tail.

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A KNIGHT AND A SPY 1410: Nine Questions for Simon Fairfax [INTERVIEW]

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Simon Fairfax embellishes history in A Knight and a Spy 1410. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Intrepid spies, valiant knights, and the fair maidens who win their hearts. There are good reasons we romanticize the Medieval period and are captivated by its pageantry. Somehow, even now, the legends of iconic royals tease our imaginations and lure us back to their own era, centuries before any of us ever walked the Earth. It takes a deft writer to capture these stories on paper, to resurrect faded characters and bring old world history to vivid life. Yet that is exactly what author Simon Fairfax has done with his new series and its debut novel, A Knight and a Spy 1410. That’s why we were delighted to catch up with Simon and learn some of the stories behind the story in this insightful interview. Enjoy! —J&H

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Trust Doesn’t Come Easy in April Hunt’s ‘Fatal Deception’ [REVIEW]

Placing your trust in the wrong hands can be dangerous. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She’s desperate for help. He’s slow to trust. Will two strangers be able to join forces in time to save the world from a deadly threat? Find out in April Hunt’s newest Steele Ops thriller, Fatal Deception.

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James Rollins’ ‘The Last Odyssey’ is a Dazzling Tribute to Greek Lore [REVIEW]

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An ancient astrolabe leads researchers on a mythical journey that could result in the end of the world in James Rollins’ The Last Odyssey. (Photo by Eric Jusino, Flickr)

Time and again, James Rollins takes readers on cross-continental thrill rides that weave together rich scientific research, fascinating historical details, compelling theology, and explosive action. His latest novel, The Last Odyssey, does not disappoint.
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