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
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Review: Hell Spawn by Declan Finn
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
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
Reposted: Superheroes in A Post-Modern Age
Check out this great piece by author Kai Wai Cheap, readers! Superheroes in A Post-Modern Age What is a superhero? A hero with superpowers. What is a hero? That is a question the genre is struggling with today. To be a hero is to protect the innocent, uphold moral norms, and preserve society, even if it… Continue reading Reposted: Superheroes in A Post-Modern Age
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
Reposted: How to Create Believable Character Flaws
Check out the latest great piece by Benjamin Cheah, readers! How to Create Believable Character Flaws Conventional wisdom states that characters should be flawed. Nobody can relate to perfect people. Flawed characters are more believable, more likely to gain the reader’s sympathies. But the conventional wisdom doesn’t teach how. In the hands of lesser writers,… Continue reading Reposted: How to Create Believable Character Flaws
The Fictional Businessman – Is He a Monster or a Hero?
Not long ago this author finished reading Marvel’s Essential Iron Man Vol.3*. Though it had been available for some time, for various reasons, this writer did not take the opportunity to peruse the volume until recently to see what lessons were to be found within its pages. There were quite a few to discover. For… Continue reading The Fictional Businessman – Is He a Monster or a Hero?