Whew! Apologies for the delayed review, readers. It’s been a busy time and I had to read this work in between breaks. Yes, it’s been that type of busy behind the scenes here at A Song of Joy and I am ashamed to say it has prevented me from reading and reviewing the early copy … Continue reading Review: White Ops by Declan Finn
Take a look at this excellent post by Declan Finn, readers. And since it’s Christmas, remember to give his books a try! He’s got everything from urban fantasy (the Love at First Bite series)*, to modern thrillers (St. Tommy, NYPD* and the Pius Trilogy*), to a new space opera coming from Tuscany Bay Books next … Continue reading Evil vs. Antagonism
N. R. LaPoint has a list of horror stories for Halloween, and yours truly made the list! Take a look, readers, and see if you can find some new books to give you more thrills and chills this October 31st!
It’s the time of year for a book boost! Lovecraftian horror, knights in power armor, undead dragons, demons, Catholic schoolgirls with chainsaws, veterinarians, magical spears, vampires, bilocating cops, cyberpunk paladin samurais, and more!
For some reason many people associate the world of written horror with that one guy. The one who apparently writes twist endings about aliens that are also spiders or evil cars or something. That guy. But there are other authors! Better ones!
So if you are looking for something appropriate for the season, I’ve got a list right here.
Is Death a dog or a cat? Would it be worse to be turned into a pig or a fish? After we die do we become characters in a movie, or parts for an old truck?
Weird fictioneers Misha Burnett and Louise Sorensen explore the dark depths of the human…
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©Disney I did not intend to give any regard to the MCU following my viewing of Avengers: Endgame, readers. That film was a fine swan song, though I will be the first to admit that I think it could have been done differently and better. Following this film, there was no reason for yours truly … Continue reading A Study in Black – Thoughts on Marvel’s Black Widow and the MCU in General
Check out this interesting article by Declan Finn, readers: Christian Fiction Sucks Yes, the title is clickbait. Yes, I supposedly write "Christian Fiction." So, what's the problem of "Christian Fiction"?As with hanging or beheading, it's all in the execution. Read more....
And here we are with another review, readers. You might recall that I mentioned I had read The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin* in my review of Fantastic Schools, Vol. 2*, which you can read here. For this reason, this author had enough familiarity with Ms. Lamplighter’s world that reading the short story was a … Continue reading Review: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter
Once is impressive. Twice is a record. I should have known that if it took two days to get through one of Declan Finn’s novels*, it should be a fast trip through the second one. Yet I was still surprised when I finished this book in two separate sittings: My name is Officer Tommy Nolan, … Continue reading Review: Hell Spawn 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
Convention-goers across the world have found themselves unable to attend these events due to circumstances outside theirs and the organizers’ control. Nevertheless, some conventions have convened virtually through the Internet to provide fans with the essential parts of the celebration. DragonCon, typically held in Atlanta, Georgia, was no exception. Among the panels that occurred virtually … Continue reading Superversive Dragons from DragonCon!
And we come to the second fiction review this author has decided to post, readers: They said that God didn’t exist. They said that the time for religion was over. If mankind was to progress, the human race had to be purged of superstitions. Like everyone else, Chelsea Shields believed the Lumen Corporation, even when … Continue reading Review: League of Angels by Thomas Tan