Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk

Rustkiller by Dean F. Wilson

Well, this is different. The Coilhunter, also known as Nox, is a bounty hunter, who lives and hunts in the Wild North. There is the wastelands, an empty stretch of land, or Rust Valley, where the sun is blotted out by towering scrapyard walls built of wrecked vehicles. Inside these walls live the clockwork constructs… Continue reading Rustkiller by Dean F. Wilson

Contemporary, Romance

One Man’s Opus – A Survival & Preparedness Story by Boyd Craven III

This book is written in first-person, which usually means it takes me a while to get into it, but my interest was caught immediately. The writing is so smooth it is easy to feel like you are wrapped up in Rick Carpenter’s thoughts, which, of course, you are, but this story did an excellent job… Continue reading One Man’s Opus – A Survival & Preparedness Story by Boyd Craven III


Love’s First Fall by Julie Sanford

I went into this one blind, and guessed from the title that it is a romance. The first few pages made me think, “Yet another erotica,” and I buckled down for a rough ride. I could not have been more wrong. This story is about love and loss, but more importantly about loving and accepting… Continue reading Love’s First Fall by Julie Sanford

Contemporary, Romance

Pen and Zander by Laekan Zea Kemp

This is not a romance. It is a love story. Pen is eighteen and works in her father’s Mexican restaurant. She loves the work and baking - improving recipes and delicious desserts. She lives for that restaurant, but her parents want her to become a nurse, like her mother. The thought leaves her cold; she… Continue reading Pen and Zander by Laekan Zea Kemp

Adventure, Apocalyptic

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

The first time she needs a name, she uses Karen. After all, she has a friend named Karen. Well, she used to. All her friends are gone, co-workers, Jack - all gone. Alone, but for how long? The epidemic has basically killed the world. Few men survive, fewer women and no children. Karen fears that… Continue reading The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

Action, Apocalyptic

The Dead Walk the Earth by Luke Duffy

Yes, I have another zombie review, although I don’t think the word “zombie” is mentioned. This is the story of a team of British military men who are unacknowledged by their government nor anyone else. While they are quite handy for off-the-books operations, that means they are on their own when the job goes wrong.… Continue reading The Dead Walk the Earth by Luke Duffy

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Holtur Curse by Cameron Wayne Smith

What a fantastic story. The action never stops and there isn’t a dull moment. The good guy - or good woman in this case - is completely likeable without the author portraying her as perfect. As for the villains, I couldn’t help but think, “Will this guy ever die?!”, making for an engrossing read. Sonja… Continue reading The Holtur Curse by Cameron Wayne Smith

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Steampunk

Bodacious Creed: A Steampunk Zombie Western by Jonathan Fesmire

Yes, I’ve heard of steampunk and every time I wonder, “Just what does that mean?” So, I looked it up and I’m glad that I did. “Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology of aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century steam-powered machinery.” Thank you, Wikipedia. Armed with that knowledge,… Continue reading Bodacious Creed: A Steampunk Zombie Western by Jonathan Fesmire

Action, Dystopian

Carbon Run by J.G. Follansbee

Carbon Run is a mind-catching story. Set in a futuristic, dystopian society, the characters not only deal with poverty, but also an aggressive department of the government named the Bureau of Environmental Security. Usually referred to as the BES, their unlikable employees are often called the Bessies, and are arrogant, judgmental, and unrelenting people. Their… Continue reading Carbon Run by J.G. Follansbee

Featured Author

Featured Author: Robert Gately

Robert Gately was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but grew up on Long Island, New York as a Red Sox fan, a character building experience as he remembers. He served in the US Navy for four years and had a career with AT&T for 27. He grew up loving movies and he includes in his life… Continue reading Featured Author: Robert Gately