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Apocalypstick

3 out of 5 Creepy Stars for this one!
Great for anyone who is out for a quick read and brief escape from reality. In my opinion, there were some critical elements which are missing… but an entertaining read nonetheless.

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The Dead Boxes archives

5 out of 5 Lingering stars for this one! I would give The Dead Boxes Archives my highest recommendation for all adult readers. However, do yourself a favor and keep the lights on while you read it. This a treat which simply cannot be missed!

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The Move

3 out of 5 Tender Stars for this one! ***
The Move explores young love in action. For romantics who are looking to experience a quick “blast from the past,” this short story may fit the bill!

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Cur Dogs

5 out of 5 Irascible Stars for this one! *****
For those readers who enjoy their Science Fiction and Fantasy with a mammoth dose of audaciousness… Cur Dogs is the remedy you seek!

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Woman Strong

5 out of 5 Inspirational Stars for this one!
A beautiful and powerful book which chronicles the life of a woman consistently battling to overcome the odds while still enjoying the sheer beauty of life.

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Clean Slate

A good pick for lovers of imaginative cyberpunk science fiction which explores time travel within an atmosphere of self-discovery and mystery.
3 out of 5 Enigmatic Stars for this one! ***

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Perfect Soul

In the novel Perfect Soul by author S.J. Hermann, we get a first hand look at the darkness which may lurk in the hearts of some who hide behind such a wholesome facade. A creepy and intriguing read which will bewitch you from start to finish!
5 out of 5 Righteous Stars for this one! *****

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Seventh

5 out of 5 Gripping Stars for this one!
For those readers who are looking for a book which puts the “thrill” in the word “thrilling”- you have come to the right place!

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Hope

I was entranced by this novel and give it my highest recommendation. It should be required reading for those who possess a social conscience … but more so for those who do not. Top notch fiction which is juxtaposed with current events.
5 out of 5 Orwellian Stars for this one!

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Stage 3: Bravo

5 out of 5 Captivating Stars for this one
An action packed and exhilarating novel which explores the characteristics of friendship and loyalty amidst the backdrop of a relentless zombie infestation.

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Virus

4 out of 5 Unique Stars for this one!
If you are a fan of intelligent
Science Fiction which will explore such provocative concepts, then Virus by author Norton Beckerman will provide what you seek!

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Make willing the Prey

3 out of 5 Creepy Stars for this one! ***
Overall, I did find Make Willing the Prey an enjoyable story to read. There are some drawbacks to the book, and I would include sufficient editing to that. However I did enjoy this quick read.

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Lindisfarne

5 out of 5 Post-Apocalyptic Stars for this one!
A perfect read for those who enjoy a thrilling story which showcases the complex and delicate nature of human relationships amidst a post-apocalyptic breakdown!

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Underground Nest

3 out of 5 Narcissistic Stars for this one!
Overall, the writing prowess of this author can carry the day with this novella. The writing is sharp and it flows beautifully. While the actual storyline did not appeal to me personally, I am sure there are many who would enjoy it a great deal. It is a novella which can be recommended for adult readers.

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Suspicion

5 out of 5 Suspicious Stars for this one!
Suspicion has all the elements a reader would look for in a top-notch thriller and mystery novel. It will undoubtedly keep you guessing right until the very end. I would highly recommend it to an adult audience.

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Georgia Stories On My Mind
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In a world which seems to increasingly be full of strife and stark polarization, it can be very comforting to come across something which manages to pull everything back together.  Even if it is only for a brief moment in time.  An item ...
tagged: 4-star-reviews
Woman Strong: A Collection of Poems
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What exactly is it which makes the life experiences of a woman so unique and powerful? After all, men have their own series of life events do they not? When pondering such a weighty question, one merely needs to look at the history of hu...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Serendipity in Berkeley
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Does everything in life truly happen for a reason?  A virtual predetermined sequence of events with very specific outcomes.  Or is everything just a simple matter of chance?  In certain instances a serendipitous affair with positive outc...
Clean Slate: A Novelette
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Have you ever abruptly woken up in the morning and have no idea where you are?  Your discombulated mind working hard to interpret the fuzzy images slowly coming into focus.  Luckily, after you give your head a few shakes, the cobwebs dis...
tagged: 3-star-reviews
Wild Willful Heart
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One could easily be forgiven for believing that all is not well in our world.  Take a good look around you.  People are hustling and bustling to get from Point A to Point B with downcast eyes and an air of obvious indifference toward oth...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Ghost Hunter I: A Matter of Faith
it was amazing
Have you ever wondered why it is that when things seem to be at their absolute worst- life can have this way of picking you back up again?  From the absolute bottom to a slow climb towards the top.  In truth, this is exactly what happens...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Background Noise
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Have you ever wondered whatever happened to that kid you went to school with way back when?  You know- the one who always sat in the back with his head down.  Not one of the "in crowd" -but not altogether ostracized either.  Just sort of...
tagged: 3-star-reviews
Icicles to Moonbeams: Christmas Eve Blessings
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Without a doubt, everyone on the planet has experienced a fair number of ups and downs in their lives.  On top of the world one day, only to be relegated to the bottom the next.  While the ebb and flow of life inevitably hits everyone, s...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley
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What does it really mean to be madly in love?  I am not simply talking about attraction or infatuation here.  Indeed, I mean so in love that you would do virtually anything for the object of your affection.  Willing to sacrifice everythi...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Traces of Home
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What is the true meaning of love?  Undoubtedly, the answer you get to this question will depend greatly upon whom you ask.  Some will focus on attraction while others may target affection in their interpretation.  Be that as it may, one ...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
The Living Sword
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What does it really mean to be "comfortable" in life?  Some people would describe it as a position of relative happiness and well-being.  Satisfied and content with what you have.  When such a state is reached, it can be difficult to ima...
tagged: 4-star-reviews
HOTEL OBSCURE: A Collection of Short Stories
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Have you ever wandered down the street at night and noticed the many glowing windows which are lighting up the area?  Twinkling in the dark stillness.  Whether they be private residences, condo buildings or hotel rooms- the question in o...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
You Wish
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If you were granted the ability to make one wish, what would it be?  Perhaps you would want infinite riches, or an end to world poverty.  Undoubtedly, most of us long for such an opportunity.  The end of all our worries and set up financ...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Perfect Soul
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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...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows
it was amazing
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 c...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Seed of Evil: An Ancient Evil Rises
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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 ...
tagged: 3-star-reviews
Seventh
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For anyone who has experienced significant difficulties or heartache in their past, it is often recommended by others that they "move on."  "Forget about your past and start over", they are told.  This is actually pretty good advice for ...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Shadowblade: Book 1 - The Beginning
it was amazing
Have you ever wanted to simply escape from your current reality?  Perhaps weary of the daily struggles and tedious monotony?  Instead, throwing caution to the wind and choosing an entirely different path.  To abandon the usual comforts o...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Princess Gives It Away
it was ok
by Dab10
How far would you go to exact revenge?  To what depths would you travel?  Would you stop at absolutely nothing to inflict your own particular brand of vengeance?  Or maybe you would be more likely to turn the other cheek and simply walk ...
Hope
it was amazing
When settling down to read Hope by author Terry Tyler, keep the following passages from Charles Dicken’s masterpiece A Christmas Carol in mind: “At this festive season of the year Mr. Scrooge, … it is more than usually desirable that we...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
The Crystal Ball and other Supernatural Stories
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What do a talking dog, chattering teeth and an evil crystal ball all have in common?  Give up?  They are all part of a collection of supernatural tales which will tingle your senses and curl your toes.  Written by author Fiona Roberts, T...
Affinity's Window
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Have you ever walked into a place and instantaneously felt the tiny hairs upon the back of your neck stand straight up?  All at once overcome by a feeling of pure dread and foreboding.  There are places in this world which are pure evil ...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
When Angels Fly
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There is no doubt that life is full of trials and hardships.  Throughout their existence, each individual will face their own obstacles and troubles.  Nobody is immune to this as it is a natural and unfortunate part of life.  Nevertheles...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Suburban Gangsters
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Many a poor soul has been led down the tangled path to riches and glory.  A temptation which is just too hard to resist.  This is often due to the unbearable nature of their own life, and the illusion of easy wealth which may lie just ar...
tagged: 4-star-reviews
The Bastard From Fairyland
it was amazing
"Life has many ways of testing a person's will.  Either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once."  (Paulo Coelho) Life can be tough.  There can be no doubt about that!  It will knock you down to your k...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
The Sandman
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Free will.  Does it truly exist?  Wherever you choose to go on this planet you will find human civilizations which create and enforce laws, norms and values.  The population in these societies are expected to follow the prescribed standa...
tagged: 3-star-reviews
Church Mouse - Book 2: The Change
it was amazing
Perhaps all of us at one time or another have reminisced about days gone by.  Whether we look back with pride, sadness or regret, the emotions such ruminations evoke are powerful.  Moving out from the family home, relocating to a new cit...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
The World Lives On Hope
it was amazing
Have you ever considered what you would do for love?  How far would you go to protect and be with that special someone you truly care about?  Would you give up all the creature comforts that you have grown accustomed to in life?  On the ...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Ghost Hunter: Of Gods and Ghosts
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What does a Ghost Hunter actually do? Prevailing opinion would be that they explore supernatural events. In particular, they investigate a wide array of hauntings and paranormal activity. A spooky job to put it mildly! That being said, w...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Ranker's Charge: Deliverance at Van Demon’s Deep
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It is commonly said that the true fiber of a person will be determined by what they do when they face what seem to be impossible odds. Will they run and hide, or stand up and tackle these challenges head on? Indubitably, this is a sure-f...
tagged: 4-star-reviews
Seattle Red
it was amazing
What comes to mind when the term “hard-boiled crime fiction” is uttered? Perhaps visions of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe or Mike Hammer come alive. Tough, hard-nosed private investigators who will solve a case no matter what. Bound by a per...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
All Roads Shattered: A Collection of Dark Fiction Short Stories and Poems
it was amazing
What is evil? The answer to that question has an awful lot to do with perspective. What some people consider to be evil, others see as heroic. With that thought in mind, have you ever wondered if there is a capacity for all of us to enga...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Love is the Answer, God is the Cure: A True Story of Abuse, Betrayal and Unconditional Love
it was amazing
What exactly is it which helps people to persevere through dark and challenging times? When the world seems as if it is upside down and filled with absolute anguish and grief. This situation will drive many people to their knees, with no...
tagged: 5-star-reviews
Spacewrecked on Venus
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When we throw out the term “pioneer expeditions” our minds typically drift to the discovery and settlement of new lands on Earth. Human beings have always been drawn to discovering and settling new and unknown areas. However, such lands ...
tagged: 3-star-reviews
Scavenged
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Is there really other life out there? Are we truly alone in this Universe, or is there other life just waiting to be discovered? If so, perhaps we are the ones who are under the microscope. Maybe extraterrestrial beings have been watchin...
tagged: 5-star-reviews

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