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2012 Favorites #2 A Prayer for the Devil

Title:A Prayer for the Devil Author: Dale Allan Pages: 320 Year: 2012 Publisher: Emerald Books When I first heard about this novel, my interest was piqued because of the title.Where was the author going to take a reader with a book that includes prayer and devil in the title?Perhaps you too have looked at a novel picture, title or author and whatever you conclude decides whether you will read the book or keep looking for something else.I read a couple of reviews and decided to go to author’s website to read more about the author as well as the book.Deciding to contact the author and inquire about the contents of his book, I was pleasantly surprised when I received a direct answer from the author himself.Then, having interacted with the author via email, I proceeded to risk reading his debut novel. What I didn’t expect was one of the best novels I have read by an author that is new to me. A Prayer for the Devil is a novel that really defies any one particular g…

2012 Favorites #3 Opening Moves

2012 Favorites #4 Double Blind

Title:Double Blind Author:Brandilyn Collins Pages:328 Year:2012 Publisher: B&H Publishing Group Lisa Newberry thinks she is going insane.She has suffered several traumatic events over the last two years including three miscarriages, being attacked and almost strangled to death, and the death of her beloved husband.All this has happened and she is only 29 years old.She has been suffering from severe depression.She has no family nearby and only one close friend.God has surely abandoned her, right?Then, she gets The Letter. Cognoscenti is a company that has created an Empowerment Chip.They hope to help those who suffer from severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson’s, and other brain disorders through the use of this chip.The chip is implanted in the brain and prevents the impulses of depression, panic, fear, etc… so that the people implanted with the chip can live normal lives.The chip is now at the human trial level before being available to the mass market.They …

2012 Favorites #5 Darkroom