Tag Archives: fiction

October 15

Book review: Undertow of Loyalty by M.D. Davies

Undertow of Loyalty by M.D. Davies is a crime thriller that reads, in many aspects, like a real-crime documentary. Neil Henberlin arrives to work one day to find his desk cleared, his things packed away and the confused looks of his peers. He soon discovers that he is supposed to be dead, at least according to […]

October 09

Book review: True Grandeur, by Cal. R. Barnes

True Grandeur, by Cal. R. Barnes, is a sort of film noir style romance and melodrama, reminiscent in its style and detail, of The Great Gatsby – depicting  the travesty of the rich, the wanna-be-famous, and the starlets who hold onto the coattails of men and use their glamor, their sex appeal, and their thirst […]

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 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 […]