December 6, 2022

An End: Where We Stand Now: Book One

The first installment of Brandon Pawlicki’s horror saga focuses on part of America that has suddenly become perilous on many fronts.

As the story begins, Vallerie Sabell and her boyfriend, Jaxton, pledge their eternal love in a Wiccan ceremony that ends with the statement: “I vow to do no harm.” This peaceful moment is short […]


December 6, 2022

Fangs Bared | Where We Stand Now: Book Two

WARNING to those who have not read An End: Where We Stand Now: Book One: This review contains spoilers.

Fangs Bared continues Brandon Pawlicki’s Where We Stand Now zombie saga.

In the first book, Vallerie Sabelle awakens from a coma to find that the military has become a heartless police force called the Bastion; lawless […]


November 1, 2022

Derelict: A Divemaster Ricky Mystery

Once again, divemaster Ricky Yamamoto finds herself in hot water; this time, in Dahab on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

When Sasha, a friend and fellow diver, vanishes and is presumed drowned, Ricky pursues her own investigation, believing he’s still alive based on his diving skills and knowledge of the area. Her inquiry leads to black market […]


October 25, 2022

Xolo: A Novel of Canine Horror

Peter Hurd’s Xolo is a compelling, contemporary horror novel about a businessman who brings a dog to his family after a trip to Mexico—with unforeseen consequences.

Set largely in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in a new community south of Denver, the story begins with real estate developer Derek Rains in Mexico listening to […]


August 8, 2022

Baby Pictures: My Year on the Road with Baby Lester and the Buggybumpers

B. John Burns takes readers on a joyful nostalgia trip to 1976 with this account of his memorable year in a struggling Omaha, Nebraska-based band. This memoir conveys a transformational period in his young life, when gas was cheap and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was in heavy rotation on the car’s AM radio.

Burns’s Top 40 […]


August 1, 2022

Far Out Man

Far Out Man is a crime thriller merging familiar elements—death, drugs, and crooked cops—with the less familiar —cheating college students and an idealistic literature professor.

In his popular 1960s’ literature class, Wayne State University professor Jack Crost often quotes passages from books such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Confederacy of Dunces. […]


July 23, 2022

A Bully-Bad Day

A boy and his dog deal with a sudden influx of bullying and bad-natured animal guests in the charming picture book A Bully-Bad Day.

The story’s protagonists, a young boy and his dog Stanley, hear strange sounds outside their window. They are then greeted by a fantastic, disturbing sight: a host of exotic creatures invading […]


June 21, 2022


David Dorrough’s incisive novel, Revolution, charts the daily lives of a California-based couple and those within their social circle.

Yvonne and Bill Smede are an ordinary, middle-aged couple based in Los Angeles. Their diverse circle of friends includes: Irene, an ambitious woman pursuing a new business idea; Amy, who is searching for her biological parents; […]


May 30, 2022

The Hole Made By A Waterfall

In this detailed chronicle, author Leslie Lee travels through southwest Ireland between the Dingle Peninsula and County Cork seeking her maternal ancestry.

In 2010, as she attempts to discover the authentic Ireland, (this is her fifth book about her Irish sojourns), Lee keeps a daily diary of the dizzying road trips along the windswept Irish […]