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Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance! Although I'm not too keen on books that are overly sexy, I don't mind a little heat if it goes along with the story. At the same time, I'll read pretty much anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction.

Currently reading

Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
Tim Gunn, Kate Maloney
Oaths of Blood (Ascension #2)
S.M. Reine

Vibrational Passage

Vibrational Passage - Jennifer Dustow, Kimberly Miyasaki Lee For just a minute, I'll set aside the confusing plot, poor grammar and punctuation, and clunky writing style and merely comment on what really bothered me about this novel: the exploitation of the 9/11 tragedy.

Although the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers happened almost ten years ago, I think it is far too soon to be using the event as a plot point for a conspiracy theory novel. Especially a conspiracy theory which involves such diverse elements as Nazi experimentation on human beings during the Holocaust, a strange pseudo-religious element linking the 9/11 event to the Christian holiday, Pentecost, and an even odder thread involving autistic children.

All I can hope for is that the authors didn't intentionally mean to be disrespectful to those people affected by 9/11, survivors of the Holocaust, or parents of autistic children.