Friedrichstrasse Central

Geoff Logan

AuthorHouse, 374 pages, (paperback) $23, 9781546291183
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

A sequel of sorts to 2014’s The Legacy of Two Gemini Knights, a historical thriller set largely in the 14th century, Geoff Logan’s new story occurs in the late 1970s and ’80s. It follows an Australian geologist who becomes entangled in espionage and sociopolitical intrigue with roots going back to the Nazi party’s rise to […]

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Caroline Finding Miss Lilly

Sherry Wetherington

AuthorHouse, 21 pages, (paperback) $20.99, 9781546217688
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

In Caroline Finding Miss Lilly, a young girl named Caroline learns a lesson in the value of kindness after a journey to find her lost friend, Miss Lilly, a cow.

Caroline lives on a farm and helps to raise Miss Lilly. She shares her “imaginary thoughts” with Miss Lilly, who “listen[s] patiently to all her […]

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Of Gods and Demons

Britley Brashear

Xlibris, 82 pages, (paperback) $15.99, 9781543476873
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

Of Gods and Demons: Runaways, is a dark fantasy that features summoners, demon hybrid creatures, demon gods, sirens, and corrupt humans in a series of bloody battles for power.

The main character, Saige, is shocked to learn that upon reaching her birthday, her rapist father (Sellpoint City’s governor) has arranged to have her sacrificed to […]

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Hire Your Dream Team

Kurt Weyerhauser

Kensington Stone Press, 266 pages, (paperback) $18.00, 9780991590803
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

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The Separation

Thomas Duffy

CreateSpace, 308 pages, (paperback) $13.99, 9781983520877
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

Thomas Duffy’s science fiction novel is based on an exceptionally imaginative premise, taking readers into the 22nd century when the sexes are separated.

Duffy set his story in an overpopulated and undereducated world where “crime and pregnancy ran rampant, so laws were enforced that managed to . . . conceal the fact that […]

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Through It All

Janet McLaren-Wade

iUniverse, 180 pages, (paperback) $17.95, 9781491701737
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

Janet McLaren-Wade’s poetry collection Through It All introduces as poet-speaker a committed evangelist for Christian values who emphasizes love, forgiveness, and faith through good times and bad.

The book is arranged thematically into nine sections, including “Coping with Life’s Tragedies,” “Revisiting Pity Parties,” “Death Has No Victory,” and “From ‘My Ashes’ I Rise.” “Others” presents […]

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Cloud of Expectation: In America, Book I

Mike Westphal

CreateSpace, 205 pages, (paperback) $11.99, 9781514137529
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

Every poetry collection, if the author has found his voice, has a stance, an Archimedes point from which the writer lifts the world of his creation. In Cloud of Expectation, Westphal’s collection of prose and free verse, the stance is primarily one of contemplative nostalgia.

Cloud of Expectation is divided into four sections: “Neighborhood & […]

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City of Shards, Spellgiver: Book 1

Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers, 252 pages, (paperback) $10.00, 9780998361611
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

In the first installment of Steve Rodgers’ imaginative and impressive “Spellgiver” fantasy series, the course of the hero’s journey does not run smoothly. The protagonist faces a host of challenges, foes and dangers over the course of 250-plus pages.

From a young age, Larin has been sequestered in a four-block temple district of Wormpile, a […]

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B3 Goes to the Playground

Charleszetta Smith Ford

SPARK Publications, 35 pages, (paperback) $11.99, 9781943070299
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

In B3 Goes to the Playground, readers meet B3, a superhero monkey who helps a group of young frogs learn to play together and exercise.

The book first introduces the Better Bodies Buddy, nicknamed B3. B3 is a superhero who searches for “children who dislike physical activity,” aiming to get them excited about exercise. When […]

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Alien Within

Lawrence Burk

Greenberry Publishing, LLC, 196 pages, (paperback) $9.99, 9781947995550
(Reviewed: June, 2018)

In Lawrence Burk’s science fiction novel Alien Within, protagonist Lincoln Cross is at the end of his life when he is unexpectedly reinvigorated by an extraterrestrial encounter.

Nursing illness, Cross encounters the presence of what he calls God (an omnipresent creator-being) while in a trance-like state. Through God, Lincoln uncovers the role of extraterrestrial intervention […]

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