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

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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

Mystery

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

Dystopian

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