February 29, 2024

SESG Explorer

In Christopher Loric’s fascinating science fiction novel, SESG Explorer, a team of military personnel, scientists and diplomats embarks on an exciting mission to establish contact with an alien race.

Two years previous, the American institute involved in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, SETI, received a message from the Kammorrigans, an alien race wishing to establish […]

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February 27, 2024

The Diary of a Sugarbaby

The Diary of a Sugarbaby is a harrowing dystopian novel about a young queer man enduring sexual slavery.

Dime lives in a future U.S. where everyone between 18 to 34 is a Minor and sexual property of an Elder (people 35 and older). Forbidden to work, read, write, or listen to music, Minors only serve […]

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February 20, 2024

The Esmeralda Goodbye

Corey Lynn Fayman’s The Esmeralda Goodbye is a trouble-in-paradise thriller with high stakes action and a star-studded cast that pays homage to Raymond Chandler.

When young beat officer Jake Stirling keeps famous writer Raymond Chandler from shooting himself at his California home, Jake doesn’t anticipate that Chandler’s gun will become part of a circle of […]

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February 20, 2024

Refuge

Bill VanPatten’s Refuge is a timely saga of finding family and overcoming prejudice.

It’s been six months since Jesse Pérez’s husband, David, died. Jesse is now on his own in their small California town to raise their ten-year-old son, Matthew, who is on the autism spectrum.

Jesse is shocked when his 15-year-old niece, Gloria, appears […]

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February 13, 2024

The Diving God

In Brian Ray Brewer’s The Diving God, an insurance underwriter seeks refuge in Mexico amidst a difficult divorce.

With the looming threat of losing everything to his soon-to-be ex-wife in the divorce, Bob Baker takes a trip to the Yucatan region of Mexico with his girlfriend and secretary, Kathy. While there, he discovers the Temple […]

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February 13, 2024

Severance of the Sorcerer: The Lost Wells Trilogy, Book Three

A vast saga of magic, mythology and reincarnation comes to a head in Severance of the Sorcerer, the last entry in Kate Gateley’s ambitious Lost Wells trilogy.

This volume opens with the two series’ protagonists Julia and Domhnall, dealing with the fallout of battle and betrayal. Julia, a linguistics student turned powerful witch, and Dom, […]

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February 13, 2024

Flotsam

Patricia Boomsma’s Flotsam is a riveting modern-day crime-drama set in America’s Pacific Northwest, focusing on the mysterious disappearance of a young indigenous woman.

The novel commences with the macabre discovery of a foot washed up on a beach and the introduction of deputy prosecuting attorney Kelly Flynn, who, while investigating the foot, encounters Therese, an […]

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February 13, 2024

When All Else Fails

In Michael Pulley’s novel When All Else Fails, a wealthy family is thrown into turmoil after the patriarch goes into business with the mob.

Developer Louis Lewis is a new evangelical Christian convert, which has upset his heavy-drinking, socialite wife, Arlette. Meanwhile, their daughter, Michelle, has just started college, where she’s been recruited for the […]

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February 9, 2024

The Gatherer

Kit Trzebunia’s shelf-bending novel utilizes elements of secondary world fantasy and romance in a coming-of-age tale about a young woman who must come to grips with her singular abilities and find her place in a complicated realm on the verge of war.

Living with her beloved liege lord father in the remote community of Lost […]

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