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Book Review: The Dilemma by B. A. Paris

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Have you heard of the website Goodreads.com? It's a free website community where you can track the books you want to read, books you're currently reading, and books that you've read. The other AMAZING thing about this site is that they have Goodreads Giveaways where you can enter to win free books, including Advanced Readers Copies (ARC).
I was fortunate enough to win one of those giveaways on Goodreads.com for The Dilemma by B. A. Paris. There were 5,986 people who entered the giveaway, and 100 people where chosen to receive an ARC. When I received the email stating that I was one of the winners, I let out a happy squeal. In my wildest dreams, I never thought I'd be lucky enough to win. I received The Dilemma by B. A. Paris for free in exchange for my honest review. What made it even better is that B. A. Paris is fast becoming one of my favorite authors, and she did not disappoint with her latest installment.
The Dilemma by B. A. Paris is about Livia's fortieth birt…

Book Review: Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

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Much to my surprise, I won a copy of Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz on a First Reads Giveaway on Goodreads.com in return for an honest review. It was one of the first books I ever won on the site. Super excited that I'd won this book, I picked up the first book in the series The Spellman Files off of my bookshelf so that I could read it before I got the book I won in the mail from the publisher. (Typically, I won't read a book in a series unless I have read all the ones that came before it.) It was kismet that I had found the first book in the series at Barnes & Noble in the bargin bin!
Curse of the Spellmans takes place in San Francisco, California and is about a family of private investigators. In this installment, Izzy Spellman has been arrested four times in three months and has to be bailed out of jail by Morty, her aging lawyer because her parents (and managers) refuse to do so. While Izzy is busy surveying her next door neighbor, her sister Rae is busy stalking…