Month: October 2019

Perfect Soul By: S.J. Hermann

Perfect Soul By:  S.J. Hermann It is hard not to admire people who unequivocally devote their entire lives to something.  Perhaps it is their family, pets, or even a burgeoning career.  They make a firm commitment and follow it through.  One area where such dedication is particularly tenacious is that of religion.  Whatever the faith maybe, deeply religious individuals typically hold steadfast to the concepts of good, wholesomeness and purity.  Or do they?  In certain instances could this simply be a cover for a heart which is not quite so pure?  In the novel Perfect Soul by author S.J....

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Social Media Tips for Indie Authors

Social Media Tips for Indie Authors By:  Leonard Tillerman Since I began blogging and reviewing books I have become quite involved with Social Media.  Twitter, Facebook, Instagram… the list goes on.  Truth be told, I have often spent more time on various Social Media than I do actually reading and reviewing books!  It is a huge time commitment which I frequently feel obliged to do.  It often leaves me to wonder if all this time I spend on Social Media is actually worth it?  What is the actual objective- and is it really being accomplished? I often hear the...

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Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows By: Anna Casamento Arrigo

Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows By:  Anna Casamento Arrigo Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pick up and move to an entirely foreign land?  Gathering up your loved ones and all your earthly possessions in search of a brand new life somewhere else?  Moving to a land with different customs, language, culture… and in many cases, smack dab into a hostile environment.  All of that would be quite intimidating for virtually anybody.  However, for a small seven year old child it would be entirely overwhelming.  In Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows by Anna Casamento Arrigo,...

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Seed of Evil By: Robert Friedrich

Seed of Evil By Robert Friedrich Since the beginning of their time on the planet, human beings have been driven to explore and discover.  While this has certainly led to many fascinating discoveries, it has also often been the catalyst for hardship and pain.  Greed and the need for dominance has frequently overcome the natural tendency of human curiosity.  Knowing all this, it is no great surprise that space and the many other planets it contains are seen as an excellent new frontier to explore.  However, what if during this exploration something is uncovered which was never intended?  Digging...

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The Musings of a Book Blogger: By Leonard Tillerman

The Musings of a Book Blogger By:  Leonard Tillerman   The single most common question I get asked since I entered this industry is “Why did you become a book blogger?”  “Afterall, they say, it takes so much of your time and effort to do this and the rewards are minimal.”  While the first half of that statement is correct- the second part is not.  The truth is that I do invest a huge amount of time reading books, reviewing books, and promoting authors I like on Social Media.  I also do all of this while I maintain a...

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Books Reviewed This Year

I have reviewed 100 books so far this year.

67% – 100 out of 150 books reviewed

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My Goodreads Reviews!

Leonard's bookshelf: read

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…
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3-star-reviews




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