Category Archives: fiction

August 24

Book Review: Dun an Doras Bytheiad, by Gemma Tarr

Dun an Doras Bytheiad, by Gemma Tarr, the third in this fantasy/horror series, is laced with a good dash of frightful and repulsive imagery, as well as plenty of witty and humorous dialogue. The combination is a good balance, and one does not detract from the other whatsoever. The characters in this story are a […]

August 07

Book Review: In a Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard

In a Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard        *** 5 stars *** An historical romance about the Austrian Royalty in the 1800’s. The customs of the times in Austria were difficult for young women. Arranged marriages, little or no independence. Women everywhere had difficult lives and very little power over their circumstances, but […]

April 22

Review: The Stradivari Anomaly : (The Short Stories Collection Series) by Michael Priv

The Stradivari Anomaly : (The Short Stories Collection Series) by Michael Priv, is yet another in his many short stories. A military aircraft is shot down somewhere over Europe. Its only two survivors realize that the sound they keep hearing in the air is not just a ringing in their ears, it means that during […]

April 20

Book review: Dun an Doras: Gurduk (Book 2) by G. Tarr

Dun an Doras: Gurduk (Book 2) by G. Tarr. London becomes the focal point for a paranormal invasion in this intelligently written book. A brutal killer is taking the lives of women in some bizarre and sinister plan to create the perfect bride from the souls of history’s most powerful women; Jack the Ripper’s soul […]

April 10

Book review: A Joy Ride (The Short Story Collection Series) by Michael Priv

A Joy Ride (The Short Story Collection Series) by Michael Priv, brings space opera to life in full vivid color. This fast-paced tale takes the reader on a quick hop to the stars, as a space-jockey is sent on a “simple” courier mission to deliver a package, only to find himself facing the worst-case scenario […]

April 10

Book review: BORN WITH WINGS: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu (Dance Between Worlds Book 1) by Bianca Gubalke

BORN WITH WINGS: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu (Dance Between Worlds Book 1) by Bianca Gubalke is a fanciful fairy tale that takes place in dreams and other dimensions. It is a story about connections, love and a desire to belong. There are many surprises along the way as this spiritual and inspirational story […]

April 05

The Author Spotlight: Gemma Tarr

Writers Inspiring Change: Tell us about yourself! Gemma: I’m a bit of an introvert, to be honest! Books were always a friend I could turn to when I didn’t have any answers; if I wanted a quiet few minutes to escape to another world I knew I could always pick up a book. I learned […]

April 04

Book review: MAGIC: (The Short Story Collection Series) by Michael Priv

MAGIC: (The Short Story Collection Series) by Michael Priv, is a short story about an old man who tells his grandchildren a bedtime tale about a special amulet, a statuesque, with powers of good fortune to its owner. It’s a quick snippet, a fun story with a twisted turn at the end; and like a […]

April 02

Book review: Between the Sun and the Shade: A Collection of Short Stories: To a God Unknown, by Rico Kumana De Silva

Between the Sun and the Shade: A Collection of Short Stories: To a God Unknown, by Rico Kumana De Silva, presents the reader with some very insightful stories. The author delves into the deeper, darker, often times very personal side of the characters in these stories, evoking both empathy and curiosity as to where these […]

March 17

Book review: The Myth of Love by Randy Niederman

The Myth of Love by Randy Niederman is technically a mashup, a book that combines different genres or themes of a disparate nature; nonetheless, it has a thread of consistency which draws the reader through this rather unusual plot-line. The author presents a different concept about the creation of the Universe – not particularly any […]