Review – The Carter Files, Book 1: Phoenix by Lori Janeski

Liger Zero Phoenix No, fellow Zoids* fans, the title of the book being reviewed today has nothing to do with the franchise. I just couldn’t resist the reference. While it was not the best entry in the franchise by a long mile, not everything in Zoids: Fuzors was bad. Liger Zero and the Phoenix were … Continue reading Review – The Carter Files, Book 1: Phoenix by Lori Janeski

Review – Galen’s Way: A Starquest Novel of the 4th Age by Richard Paolinelli

Well! That was quite the ride, readers. I received this book as a free eARC in order to review it, and it was enormous fun. It felt like going to see a film you think you will recognize, only to find that there is a new movie on and you like it! From the blurb: … Continue reading Review – Galen’s Way: A Starquest Novel of the 4th Age by Richard Paolinelli

Review – Mecha: A Cannon Anthology, Edited by J.F. Holmes

Here we have another review, readers! Today’s book is an anthology put together by Mr. J.F. Holmes* for Cannon Publishing. It focuses on mecha, the titanic battle machines (usually with humanoid or animal forms) that serve as tanks in speculative fiction. From the blurb on the back: Feedback from the slight pressure of a hand … Continue reading Review – Mecha: A Cannon Anthology, Edited by J.F. Holmes

Review: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter

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

Review: Fantastic Schools, Volume 2, edited by Jagi Lamplighter

I should have bought volume one first, I suppose, but what can one do? Fantastic Schools, Vol. 2 was right there. So this author purchased it. Have you ever wanted to go to magic school? To cast spells and brew potions and fly on broomsticks and – perhaps – battle threats both common and supernatural? … Continue reading Review: Fantastic Schools, Volume 2, edited by Jagi Lamplighter

Review: The Most Expensive Alley Cat in London by Corinna Turner

I stumbled across this little treasure while surfing through Amazon’s Kindle store. Although I say “little,” the term is not meant to be derogatory; The Most Expensive Alley Cat in London is a short story. One can read it in under an hour, making it a small gem, indeed: A Desperate Urchin. A Mysterious Stray. … Continue reading Review: The Most Expensive Alley Cat in London by Corinna Turner

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: 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