Review: A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller by Declan Finn

Whew! What a ride! I cannot remember the last time I read a book where the end left me feeling as though I had experienced a crash-landing. Here is the blurb for the book: Murder at the Vatican!           Giovanni Figlia checks all the boxes of a typical police detective. He even sacrificed his soccer … Continue reading Review: A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller by Declan Finn

Review: Hollow City: A Superhero Vigilante Thriller by Kai Wai Cheah

There is a reason this writer occasionally cites Mr. Cheah’s articles for her Vocational Vivications, readers. Aside from the enormously helpful insights he offers in his posts, he is a darn good writer. Hollow City, the first novel in Mr. Cheah’s branch of the Heroes Unleashed universe created by Silver Empire Publishing, is one of … Continue reading Review: Hollow City: A Superhero Vigilante Thriller by Kai Wai Cheah

Review: Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett

While the Queen of Space Opera’s work may not be new, the publisher for this edition is. Say hello to Cirsova Publishing’s Black Amazon of Mars*: Danger Awaits in the Far North!           Long ago, an ancient evil was sealed away in the northern wastes of Mars by the legendary hero, Ban Cruach. A powerful … Continue reading Review: Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett

Review: Heroes Unleashed: Heroes Fall by Morgon Newquist

Here we have another fiction review – one for the first book in a series and a shared universe. Along with several other writers, author Morgon Newquist is working to bring you a fully developed world of superhero fun. The opening entry in this universe, Heroes Unleashed: Heroes Fall,* was written by Mrs. Newquist herself. … Continue reading Review: Heroes Unleashed: Heroes Fall by Morgon Newquist

Review: Pretending to Sleep: A Communism Survivor’s Short Story

The atrocities committed by those holding power in Communist regimes fill a number of books. It is hard to grasp the final tally of the dead slaughtered by these tyrannical governments; most of us blink and stutter to a stop when told the number murdered during Stalin’s or Mao’s reign over the U.S.S.R. or the … Continue reading Review: Pretending to Sleep: A Communism Survivor’s Short Story