March 7, 2022

Sunnyside Up

This novel of sisters struggling to find peace after a terrible accident alters their future provides lessons in New Age beliefs of detachment and fulfillment.

On the premises of Sunnyside Up, a funeral home and chicken farm in a rural hamlet in Kentucky, elderly Adelaide Somers and her younger sister Felicity live out a dynamic […]


November 1, 2021

Emit Eht

In Ratna Srivastava’s novel, Emit Eht, a recurring nightmare keeps a young woman from sleeping well, kicking off a series of events that eventually involve a freak apocalypse.

Eva Schmidt hates everyone, except her kindergarten students. She hates her coworkers, her neighbors and their loud sex, strangers she meets, and even her ex, Alex, whom […]


February 10, 2021

Becoming Soul: Seven Steps to Heaven

In this fictional narrative, protagonist Asina illustrates the seven stages a soul goes through in its physical existence on Earth in order to learn, grow, and impart lessons to others.

Before Asina arrives on Earth for her birth, a being of light tells her to find a black purse in a kitchen alcove once she’s […]


March 5, 2019

Where Will My Heart Beat?

In Loubna Hassanieh’s creative, visionary novel, a man returns to his past, where memories and heartfelt soul-searching intuitively guide him to an enigmatic connection with his childhood love.

An intimate, first-person voice draws us into the world of Adel Jacob, a young boy ensconced in privilege, but kind and compassionate to the less fortunate. […]


January 7, 2019

Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure

Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure, by Hannah Hope, is a sort of slipstream/postmodernist novel lauding the value of teachers in a decaying world and written in a mixture of poetic and literary experimental styles.

The first two-thirds of Teachers Have 9 Lives takes place in an unknown time and space, through […]


December 3, 2018

Human Values First: Artificial Intelligence and Our Spiritual Identity

Sameer Zahr’s novel Human Values First: Artificial Intelligence and Our Spiritual Identity follows the creation of a think tank to tackle the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI).

Howard, a retired factory owner, is plagued by guilt after the suicide of a former employee is linked to the increased automation and consequent layoffs under […]


March 12, 2018

The Equilibrist

In Erasmus Cromwell-Smith II’s magical, modern-day literary tale, an ailing professor journeys into his past to reveal a world ensconced in stories and poetry, with hope of imparting inspirational, lifelong lessons.

From his crumpled aesthetic of a tweed jacket or cardigan to his thick British accent, Professor Erasmus Cromwell-Smith is the embodiment of the […]


October 30, 2017

Elysium’s Passage: The Summit

A fusion of philosophy, fantasy, and spiritual speculation, N.G. Meyers’ novel is comparable in theme and tone to Carlos Castaneda’s landmark books that revolve around the author’s metaphysical journey into the spirit realm with the help of his teacher Don Juan, a Yaqui shaman.

In Elysium’s Passage, the first installment of Meyers’ Elysium […]


October 23, 2017

Edge of the Kingdom: A Mind and Heart Altering Interactive Novel

William Walker’s Edge of the Kingdom: A Mind and Heart Altering Interactive Novel is a mash-up of romance, marijuana, and God— and then more marijuana.

Jack is a Marine on leave for one night before his third Middle East deployment when he meets—and connects with—a divinely inspired stripper named Trinity, who invites him […]


March 16, 2017

Free to Fly: Life is a Journey, It Can Take You Anywhere You Choose to Go

Set in Scotland, this novel combines concepts from the Law of Attraction and Christianity into a tale of good-versus-evil with a happily ever-after ending.

The story begins with first-person narration by Fergus, a psychologist who talks continuously about the power of thought, interconnectedness of all things, choice between cosmos and chaos, and universal spirit. One […]


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