Month: October 2018

Author C.P. Sheppard: Spotlight!

I read and reviewed author C.P. Sheppard’s novel Flint of Dreams in the summer of 2018.   I love everything about this author. His positive attitude, determination and of course…his amazing writing. That is why he is one of my favorite authors and has earned a position on my Author Spotlight page!  Please see his interview and upcoming work below.     1.  What inspired you to write a book?  Concerning ‘Flint of Dreams,’ I worked for the California Youth Authority in the 1990s, which housed young male criminal offenders, some of whom elected to attend Native American Indian services, as opposed...

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The Zoo:  An Allegorical Adventure By:  Stephen Black

The Zoo:  An Allegorical Adventure By:  Stephen Black What would it take to bring a vibrant and bustling Metropolis to its very knees?  The simple answer to this question is…not very much!  Any type of civilization takes a great deal of time and industry to create, but precious little effort to destroy.  Poor choices or a series of unfortunate events can lead to catastrophic consequences.  When you throw in the inherent fragility of the human psyche, it seems as though we have all the ingredients for the perfect storm.  If such concepts intrigue you, then The Zoo:  An Allegorical...

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Author M.J. LaBeff: Spotlight

I read and reviewed author M.J. Labeff’s novel Last Summer’s Evil back in May 2018.  I was so very impressed with her writing.  That is why she is one of my favorite authors and has earned a position on my Author Spotlight page!  Please see her interview and upcoming work below.  Thanks M.J!   1. What inspired you to write a book?    I’ve been a lifelong reader, and I think at a very young age that sparked my interest in writing. My mom is an avid reader, and she inspired my love of books. I was fortunate growing...

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Driven to the Hilt: The Deepest Cut By: D.G. Lamb

Driven to the Hilt: The Deepest Cut By: D.G. Lamb Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were suddenly cast into the vast wilderness all on your own?  No food, shelter or friends anywhere to be seen.  Could you survive in such a man versus nature scenario?  Do you possess the knowledge and skills which are needed to transform such a seemingly desolate area into an actual home?  Able to discern that the area may not be quite as bleak as it seems.  If this idea has piqued your interest, then hold on tight as Driven to...

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Books Reviewed This Year

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48% – 72 out of 150 books reviewed

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Akea - The Power of Destiny
it was amazing
Have you ever considered what it actually means to be "different"?  To step outside the norms of society and truly be yourself, despite the sideways glances, outright disapproval and criticism which may inevitably follow.  To be true to …
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5-star-reviews

Wham!
it was amazing
"First they came for the communists,

And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

And I did not…

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5-star-reviews

Doctor Hydenberg
really liked it
To come to the end of one’s life and be full of regret is a terrible thing for anyone to experience.  The whole idea of living with no excuses and loving with zero regrets, right out the window.  A life full of missed opportunities and w…
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4-star-reviews

The Haunting of Hope House
it was ok
Have you ever faced something in your personal life which was so overwhelming that you just needed to escape?  Running as far away from such troubles as possible in hopes of ultimately finding greener pastures in life.  Unfortunately, pe…

A Fine Death
it was amazing
Have you ever felt as if your entire life was spinning out of control?  Where absolutely nothing was going right and everything you touched turned to stone?  A gloomy cloud overhead which virtually follows your every move.  All of your r…
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5-star-reviews

Scouse Gothic: The Pool of Life... and Death
it was amazing
What do you get when you mix vampires, a hitman, a grief stricken mother recently released from a mental institution who is bent on revenge- and a plump little angel with the appearance of a pigeon?  You get one fantastic story…that’s …
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5-star-reviews

Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story
it was amazing

If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived?  Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself?  What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend
really liked it
There can be little doubt that childhood is an exciting and wonderful time.  It is filled with a variety of fresh and new experiences which are approached with a childlike innocence.  Be that as it may, such youthful exuberance can be qu…
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4-star-reviews

Virus
really liked it
Have you ever considered what could possibly be strong enough to destroy human civilization as we know it?  Perhaps nuclear war?  Famine? Disease and pestilence?  The possibilities are many, and not very pleasant to ponder.  When thinkin…
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4-star-reviews

The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure
liked it
What would it take to bring a vibrant and bustling Metropolis to its very knees?  The simple answer to this question is…not very much!  Any type of civilization takes a great deal of time and industry to create, but precious little effor…
tagged:
3-star-reviews




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