April 16, 2024

The Shift

Dual timelines 125 years apart set up this short but inventive science fiction novel as two women, one a single mother, the other a university professor, strive to protect their children in a world changed by the Shift.

Beth, a freelance fact-checker living in Lincoln, Ohio in 2019, decides on her 40th birthday to become […]

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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

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 7, 2024

Journey to the Pacific: One Man’s Quest

A 19th century Northwest landscape provides the backdrop for Judith A. Perkins’ character-driven novel in which a young man from Illinois aims to move West, hoping to one day see the ocean.

When Clara Seevers learns her husband has died of dysentery while with his regiment and her two sons have been killed in the […]

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January 11, 2024

The States

Blending science fiction and romance, author Norah Woodsey offers an intriguing premise: Can dreams guide reality?

Set in the near future, the story focuses on Matilda (Tildy) Sullivan. Plain compared to her beautiful sisters, she has never fit in well with her family or her millionaire father Patrick, whose once-successful cosmetics company is struggling.

During […]

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January 10, 2024

Inheritance of Crises and Dysfunction: A Novel

Author James J. Maiwurm offers, in the guise of fiction, a manifesto for dealing with issues facing the U.S. after the 2020 presidential election.

As the story begins, its December 2020. Staunton “Salt” Pepper leaves a career as a government official in D.C. for a small, northern Virginia town. In the aftermath of the January […]

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January 8, 2024

Twisted Love

In Robert Bigaouette’s psychological suspense novel, Twisted Love, unrequited feelings turn to irrational behavior and full-blown obsession, resulting in a dangerous love triangle.

Tommy Landis is a young man who meets pretty, blonde, blue-eyed Crystal Farnsworth via personal ads. While Crystal appreciates Tommy’s Woody Allen-esque charm, she informs him by their second meeting that she […]

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January 2, 2024

Tales of Whiskey Tango from Misery Towers

Channeling the spirit of bawdy classics like North Dallas Forty, James Aylott marries soap operatic drama to provocative observances about American society for a mixed bag of titillating escapades and adult satire.

The novel is largely set inside Missouri Towers, a high-rise apartment complex with a storied history and views of iconic locales like the […]

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January 2, 2024

Private Cummings

Author Pete McGinty’s tough-talking but ultimately sweet novel dwells on the challenging life of a gay WWII hero and the young writer whose future he impacts.

The first part of the book describes Henry “Hank” Cummings’ experiences as a private in the Army who discovers love with a fellow soldier. After officers learn of his […]

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