Tales from Alternate Earths

Tales from Alternate Earths

Title: Tales From Alternate Earths Author: Jessica Holmes, Terri Pray, Brent A. Harris, Ricardo Victoria, Rob Edwards, Cathbad Maponus, Leo McBride, Daniel M. Bensen, Maria Haskins. Publisher:  Inklings Press Book procurement: Received from publisher because they are an amazing bunch. Release Date: August 19, 2016. Synopsis: Our world could have been so very different… Eight stories take us on a journey into how our world could have been. What if the nukes had flown that day over Cuba? What if Caesar had survived? Imagine the Tunguska meteor with a different outcome. What if there was a true story behind HG Wells’ most famous tale? See Read more »

A Space Between Worlds Vol 1: Conception

A Space Between Worlds Vol 1: Conception

Title: A Space Between Worlds Vol 1: Conception Author: J.D Woodson Publisher:  Royal James Publishing Book procurement: Received from publisher in return for an honest review. Release Date: October 17, 2016. Synopsis: Songstress Shanti’s final performance is no different than any other. Gazing into the mirror, the Songstress laments her faceless curse. To hide her unsightliness, she dons a beautiful mask. She knows she doesn’t belong in the darkness. Her desire is to live in a world of eternal light, to be seen for who she truly is. An enigmatic man who calls himself Avidia beckons Shanti, claiming to know how to conceive the world Read more »

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Publisher:  Broadway Books Book procurement: Bought online on Takealot.com. Also available on Amazon and major book stores! (or it should be!) Release Date: June 5, 2012. Synopsis: It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being Read more »

Thr3e

Thr3e

Title: Thr3e Author: Ted Dekker Publisher:  Thomas Nelson Book procurement: Bought at a little secondhand book store in Melville. Release Date: December 10, 2006. Synopsis: Enter a world where nothing is what it seems. Where your closest friend could be your greatest enemy. Kevin Parson is alone in his car when his cell phone rings. A man calling himself Slater offers a deadly ultimatum: You have exactly three minutes to confess your sin to the world. Refuse, and the car you’re driving will blow sky high. Then the phone goes dead. Kevin panics. Who would make such a demand? What sin? Yet not sure what Read more »

The Lillies of Dawn

The Lillies of Dawn

Title: The Lilies of Dawn Author: Vanessa Fogg Publisher:  Annorlunda Books Book procurement: Won the book in a competition run by Vicky of BooksandStrips. Release Date: July 26, 2016. Synopsis: There is a lake of marvels. A lake of water lilies that glow with the color of dawn. For generations Kai’s people have harvested these lilies, dependent upon them for the precious medicines they provide. But now a flock of enchanted cranes has come to steal and poison the harvest. The lilies are dying. Kai’s people are in peril. A mysterious young man from the city thinks he might have a solution. Kai must Read more »

Gloryhill

Gloryhill

Title: Gloryhill Author: Vanessa Hawkins Publisher:  Friesen Press Book procurement: Received a copy from author for an honest review. Release Date: Feb 24, 2016. Synopsis: In a festering town like Gloryhill, where the sewage overflows into the streets and the dirty, disease-ridden underworld claws its way to the surface, the existence of vampires is a thinly veiled secret. The most oozing, decomposed of them all, Pachuco, spends his nights hunting prey and pretty human girls to suck down below the surface. It’s only when Charlotte, a beautiful, sensual vampire deputy, seeks his help in solving a mystery that he directs his attention to matters Read more »

He Counts Their Tears

He Counts Their Tears

Title: He Counts Their Tears Author: Mary Ann D’Alto Publisher:  Dog Ear Publishing Book procurement: Received a copy from author for an honest review. Release Date: Sep 17, 2015. Synopsis: A handsome, successful, charming man. Healer. Miracle maker. Aaron Stein is all those things. Behind the benevolent façade, however, hides a monster: a destroyer of souls who lusts after power and control. Aaron plays his ruse again and again with unsuspecting women who genuinely believe that they have met their new “best friend”, their “soul mate”. Covert hypnosis, edgy trysts, psychological warfare – they’re all part of the sick game he plays “to have Read more »

The War Between

The War Between

Title: The War Between Author: Jennifer Withers Publisher:  Jennifer Withers Genre: Fantasy Book procurement: Received a copy from author for an honest review. Release Date: April 13, 2016. Synopsis: A human war over dwindling resources has all but destroyed the world. In a country once known as South Africa, two cities struggle to survive. Toria is believed to contain the final generation of humans, while Jozenburg is inhabited by beings created and born in a laboratory, gifted with abilities both strange and terrifying. The two species have known peace for many years, but with their respective cities surrounding the remaining resources, tensions are rising. The two Read more »

BoyzNite

BoyzNite

Title: Boyznite Author: Xane J. Fisher Publisher: Royal James Publishing Genre: Short story Book procurement: Received a copy from Royal James Publishing as part of their Blog Tour. See end of review for purchase links. Release Date: August 1, 2016. Synopsis: Law school wonder student Ian Peters chronicles his first night home for the summer in Piedmont, Washington. What starts with a pleasant drive up the Pacific Northwest Coast leads him into a night of self discovery, contemplative self-assessment, and ultimately the question of what kind of man does he want to be? Along the way, he reconnects with friends, family, and an old Read more »