White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite

At first, I was convinced right along with the characters that there is a terrorist attack on the cruise ship, the Symphony. It opens with a janitor and it is obvious that he is unwell, especially when he vomits into his mop bucket and then continues cleaning. It’s very  curious, not to mention beyond disgusting,… Continue reading White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite


The Rain Never Came by Lachlan Walter

This is an interesting story. At first I had difficulty with the slow pace, but soon it seemed natural to the time, place, and the depth of despair and pain the people endure and exude. Even their surroundings - dust, dead vegetation, no living animals except for the occasional bird - drag them down. Bill… Continue reading The Rain Never Came by Lachlan Walter

Science Fiction

Fortune’s Rising by Sara King

This book is about those who have and those who don’t. The native population of this planet are enslaved. The conquerors are basically a military society. Those that live in slave camps are forced to work in caverns collecting eggs from strange blobs called Shriekers. The eggs, once processed, have the ability to give a… Continue reading Fortune’s Rising by Sara King

Humor, Suspense

Workman’s Complication by Rich Leder

This is a super entertaining book! It is the story of Kate McCall, who basically will only admit to being a way off-Broadway actress, never mind the dog walking or being an apartment manager for a bunch of quirky people. At this moment, she is Farina LeBleu, star of Blood Song and Dance and vampire… Continue reading Workman’s Complication by Rich Leder

Action, Paranormal, Romance

A Bargain in Silver by Josie Jaffrey

I really enjoy storylines that are very different and unique. So, right up front I’m going to let you know this one is about vampires. Usually vampires don’t hold my attention, what with all the blood drinking and stuff going on, but this is not the typical vampire tale. (Still drinking blood, just a little… Continue reading A Bargain in Silver by Josie Jaffrey

Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

This book came highly recommended by many people and when I read the blurb I was intrigued. What followed was horror disguised as romance. Maybe I’m special - or have seen and experienced real life - and that is why I can see the dark truth hidden in this story geared towards young adults who… Continue reading Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Action, Apocalyptic

Dead Haven: A Zombie Novel by Flint Maxwell

Dead Haven is another zombie story, but there’s a little more to it than just killing dead guys who won’t stay down. It starts with Jack Jupiter, who hates his home town and growing up there had been the worst time of his life. Unfortunately, his mother dies and he is the only one to… Continue reading Dead Haven: A Zombie Novel by Flint Maxwell

Mystery, Suspense

In Broad Daylight – A Jess Harding Novel by Seth Harwood

This is a fascinating story. Jessica Harding is a FBI agent hot on the trail of a serial killer. Five years ago, she was in Anchorage, Alaska, chasing this same nightmare. It was her first time leading an investigation that contained crime scene after crime scene, and too few clues. After months, the scent grew… Continue reading In Broad Daylight – A Jess Harding Novel by Seth Harwood

Action, Science Fiction

The Eye of Hermes by William Howard

Yannick DcCullen is a blue and green Trionyx - seven-foot-two, spikes down his back and razor-sharp claws on paws and feet. Buddash Kyo is a Cranitian - skin cheddar-hued and large saucer-shaped eyes on either side of his oblong face. He has his own personal body armor - a scaled protective layer from the back… Continue reading The Eye of Hermes by William Howard

Featured Author, Review

Featured Author: David Z. Hirsch

David Z Hirsch is the pen name of Maryland physician and author of Didn’t Get Frazzled. He graduated from Wesleyan University, received a medical degree from NYU School of Medicine, and completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Despite all that, he has never stopped writing and, even more surprisingly, scribbles quite legibly. If… Continue reading Featured Author: David Z. Hirsch

Horror, Review, Young Adult

Cheerleading can be Murder by Carissa Ann Lynch

This clichéd, little book begins with cheerleading and ends with cheerleading. The middle of the book - more cheerleading. For those of us who don't care about cheerleading one way or the other, it might be difficult, dare I say painful, to swallow the life and death stance on cheerleading portrayed in this book. There… Continue reading Cheerleading can be Murder by Carissa Ann Lynch