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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cities of Night by Philip Nutman

Cities of NightTen stories.
Eight cities.
Three continents.
One voice.

From Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York…from Rome, Italy to Albuquerque, New Mexico via Hollyweird and the city of Lost Angels…are all cities of night.

And the night is forever. Now. (summary on the back of the book)

Cities of Night is a collection of dark, and some rather twisted short stories by Philip Nutman. For the most part the stories were good reads. A couple of them were really slow moving and I couldn’t wait for them to end. Others were really good, some with surprising endings, which I love!

Each tale is very different, too; bored teenagers getting into trouble and a boy that has visions, a writer that stumbles into a weird opportunity, a kidnapped Elvis impersonator, a Hellboy, Van Helsing, yeah – there are all sorts of things. While it’s not your typical paranormal book, there are tidbits of the paranormal in some of them.

My favorite thing about this book is how some of the stories tie into later ones. I liked that I’d be reading and suddenly realize the main character in the current one was in one of the previous ones. I’m a big fan of revisiting some of the same characters later on in their life.

Overall not something I’d typically chose, but still pretty good.

3 Slices


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