The End of the Second Epoch

Joseph Kuria

Joseph Kuria, 228 pages, (paperback) $17.99, 9781999143114
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

The End of the Second Epoch records the thoughts and spiritual visions of Kenyan-born architect, Joseph Kuria, revealing a series of spiritual messages Kuria says he received from God while offering criticism of political leadership around the world.

According to Kuria, during a 32-month period, the angels Michael and Gabriel, acting as God’s liaisons, offered […]

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The Stars of Locust Ridge

Craig Moody

Vivid Imagery Publishing, 242 pages, (hardcover) $22.99, 9780998655895
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

Craig Moody’s third novel, The Stars of Locust Ridge blends the atmosphere you’d find in a quaint, historical novel about the South with difficult themes and alien encounters.

The year is 1971, and 16-year-old Genevieve Delany’s mother works in another city, so Genevieve is left in the haphazard care of her morphine-addicted uncle. During one […]

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Erectile Dysfunction: A Woman’s Story of Coping and Hoping

TJ Allen

Xlibris, 50 pages, (paperback) $15.99, 9781483628493
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

TJ Allen’s Erectile Dysfunction is a brief, venomous screed against a husband who cannot perform sexually.

In these pages, the author blames her partner for his lack of sexual ability to satisfy her lusty appetite, along with disdain for his obesity. “I reminded him that he had signed on to be human toy for me […]

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The Quest: A Lakota Legend

Charles Richard Latona

Westwood Books , 326 pages, (paperback) $10.99, 9781643612324
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

The Quest is a captivating historical novel about a tribe of Lakota Native Americans and their holy man’s search for his successor.

The novel begins with the man responsible for his tribe’s spiritual health, White Wolf (also known as Wicasa, or Holy One), receiving a vision of who will follow him. The book then shadows […]

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True Reform: The Restoration Amendments

Jess Money

Finchville Publishing, 564 pages, (hardcover) $34.99, 9781733776936
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

Donald Trump’s election revealed a deep disenchantment with “establishment” politicians. Jess Money’s True Reform goes further, calling for a “Second American Revolution” to retake the country from those who have, in his view, hijacked it.  Money offers 19 Constitutional Amendments to rescue the country from a corrupt elite.

Money begins by reviewing the […]

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Women’s Health: Western and Eastern Perspective

Nadiya Melnyk

, 282 pages, (paperback) $25.95, 9781732159211
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

In Women’s Health: Western & Eastern Perspective, author Nadiya Melnyk presents a solid case for considering Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as part of a proactive wellness regime for women that also acknowledges the benefits of western medicine.

Western medicine focuses on healing diseases and injuries through surgery or pharmaceuticals. TCM has a different approach, one […]

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The Cost of Living

D. L. Huntington

iUniverse, 214 pages, (paperback) $13.99, 9781532070907
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

D.L. Huntington’s thriller, The Cost of Living, follows a rookie journalist on the trail of a murderous conspiracy targeting the homeless.

Newly graduated from college with a journalism degree, Rhonda Wells is unapologetically liberal. Eager to effect social change, Rhonda moves to New York and begins writing for a local paper.

Rhonda’s first assignment is […]

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Hard Luck Girl

Topshee Johnston

Tellwell Talent, 254 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9780228803478
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

Hard Luck Girl is a fast-paced thriller set in Victoria, British Colombia, centering on a prostitute who finds her world upended when she discovers her pimp’s dead body and instead of calling the police, decides to dispose of his body.

Rose is a determined but damaged character. Her sister has died violently, and Rose has […]

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Waterdown

Anastasia Slabucho

AS Publishing, 274 pages, (paperback) $6.90, 9781693022074
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

Anastasia Slabucho’s Waterdown is a dystopian, cyberpunk novel—a cautionary tale about genetic engineering that skillfully explores themes of choice, redemption and absolution.

Fusion is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that runs the planet Earth—an AI that has decided to become a god and has learned to lie, even to its creator, Georgia (Geo) Spears. It now […]

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Living Like “This”: Volume One, Section One

John Clark III

iUniverse, 114 pages, (paperback) $33.99, 9781532054860
(Reviewed: November, 2019)

John Clark III’s artistic influences are clear in Living Like ‘This,’ the first section of the first volume of a graphic novel that tracks the exploits of a group of teenagers with extraordinary abilities.

This collection of vignettes about brother and sister Enmanuel and Autumn Summers and their compatriots Lynnwood Flores, Montrell Smith, and Hitomi […]

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