• Fallen from Grace

    Fallen From Grace

    Fallen From Grace: How I Dealt With Character Assassination As A Result of the Gaslight Effect, (by Kimberly Marasco) Fallen from Grace is the tale of how one woman personally had her education, employment, and private life sabotaged by certain individuals, after working as a recruitment consultant for a particular American Corporation. The stress of the author’s experiences led her to develop a vestibular disorder, which made her life a living hell for many months. Definition of Gaslighting: To manipulate (someone) by psychological means into…

  • doorways to the deadeye, eric j guinard, book review

    Doorways to the Deadeye

    Hey guys, how are you? Today, I’m reviewing Doorways to the deadeye, by Eric J Guignard, the tale of a courageous young hobo, Luke Thacker. Set mainly in the 1920s and 30s, young Luke hops the American rail-lines, following mysterious signs known only as The Hobo Code. But, who has been leaving these signs for Luke to find? Story In 2019, a journalist named Daniel Greenberg is interviewing a man nicknamed King, who once knew Luke Thacker. This modern part of the narrative is used…

  • monkey man, M N SNow, cyberpunk

    Monkey Man (Cyberpunk)

    Hey guys, how are you? It’s pouring rain here in England so it’s a bit of an up and down week, feeling-wise. Today, I’m reviewing Monkey Man, a Cyberpunk style novel set in a gritty American city known only as The Zone. Story With scientific engineering preventing global warming, global cooling soon takes over. When a blizzard is set to roll into The Zone, a young soon to be divorcee, Dolores shows up looking for help from Danny Java, an ex military agent. Together, Java…

  • The After Days, Amy Ginsberg

    The After Days

    ‘In a world without power, you need the power of friendship and love to survive.’ Hey guys, sorry it’s been a while since I last posted. It’s been a busy week with lots of ups and downs. Today’s review is for The After Days, by Amy Ginsberg. Although I wasn’t sure what genre this was (Goodreads didn’t list a specific genre), I feel like it sits on the fence between Contemporary Fiction and Dystopian Fantasy. Can you imagine a life without electricity, running water, or…

  • specter,katie jane gallagher,book review,ya paranormal

    Specter: YA Fantasy Paranormal

    Hey guys, a very good evening from what looks to be a stormy Eastern England. Today’s review is for Specter, a young adult paranormal fantasy, which follows sixteen year old Lanie Adams, self described ‘loner extraordinaire’ as she searches for answers to a ghostly problem. Storyline From the very first sentence- ‘It turned out, all the books and movies had gotten ghosts dead wrong,’  I was hooked. The author dives right into the core issue of the story as a ghostly apparition appears in lanie’s…

  • star child, petra landon

    Star Child: Awakening

    Hi guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day. Today, I’m reviewing Star Child, by Petra Landon. With themes of rebels vs authority, comradery and deception, this story fondly reminded me of the Sci-Fi Western tv series, Firefly. Just to elaborate, I LOVE Firefly! Storyline We’re introduced to a young girl named Novi on the mining planet, Idriko. Escaping on a rebel cruiser, Novi soon becomes involved with its renegade crew as it takes on various jobs for some mysterious new clients. There is talk…

  • the sky people,terry goodkind,book review

    The Sky People

    I’ve been a fan of Terry Goodkind for a long time, ever since I first began the Sword of Truth series. I was excited to hear about this short piece, The Sky People as I’ve recently been diving into ancient Earth history. A Slice of Ancient History Our ancient ancestors depicted humanoid beings (different to ourselves) in their cave drawings, those that were said to come down from the sky, to commune with us here on Earth. This short tale by Goodkind introduces such beings…

  • Esemtu, Raphaela Springer, Karin Springer

    Esemtu: Volume 1 (A Graphic Novel)

    Hi guys, I hope you’re well. Today has been a busy day. My dog Sam unfortunately had to go to the vet. Luckily, it wasn’t anything too serious and now I have a very sleep pup lying next to me. Today, I’m reviewing my first graphic novel, ESEMTU. Set in Vienna, Austria, this beautifully illustrated graphic novel follows three university students (Ethan, Isabella, and Dave) as an ancient Sumerian mystery unravels around them. After an Iraq refugee confides in Dave about an ancient artefact he…

  • the dark unseen,andrew c jackson,thriller,susense,short story

    The Dark Unseen: A Novella

    Identified Themes: loss, relationships, unseen evil. Hey guys, I hope you’re having a nice day so far. I’m currently melting here in the UK but hopefully, you’re not. I’m not sure how anyone handles this kind of heat to be honest but it is what it is. Today, I’d like to discuss a short story I read recently called The Dark Unseen by author, Andrew. C. Jackson. This is the first really dark story I’ve read in a while so I really eager to take…

  • Cryptofauna, patrick canning,fantasy,book review

    Cryptofauna

    ‘Cryptofauna is a game. The players are called Operators–  Each Operator has a rival–  Operators select a disciple–  Every disciple is given three tasks to complete.’ Where to start? This book has me fangirling for the first time in my life. I’ve always preferred somewhat bizarre stories so this one immediately stole my heart, with themes of survival, good vs evil (the duality of human nature), and life contrasting with death. At St Militrude’s Home for the Insane and Elderly, a Janitor lurks, about to…