Category Archive: Book Reviews

Nov 27

Have to share a most excellent review…

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I don’t often post these (but when I do, I prefer Dos…ah, never mind). Had to share a really complimentary review of the Gabriel trilogy I just saw on Amazon. Yes, it’s a bit of crowing, but I’ll take the heat. I’m flattered and humbled, and gosh darn it, proud of my editing. (A little …

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Sep 19

My first impressions of iOS 7…and please keep in mind I don’t do impressions.


I don’t often do product reviews – never actually, since an ill-fated Nook review where I was testing out posting a WordPress video and found myself turning Nook pages on-camera to some nice laughs – but I figured I’d sit down and write up my initial thoughts on the all-new, latest-and-greatest thing since sliced bread: …

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Jan 25

New review for the Gabriel trilogy – so well written I thought I’d repost here (and preen my feathers)

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Yes, another post of self-flagellation (er, adulation…maybe congratulation?).  I just received a really well-written review for Gabriel’s Journey, and the author of the review (Justin Gifford, copy editor at gave me permission to repost here. I appreciate the in-depth attention he gave each story, as well as (maybe even more so) the critiques. I’m …

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May 14

Book Review: Fighting Gravity by Leah Petersen

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REVIEW: Science fiction, fantasy, romance, oh my! Fantastic read. Such a combination of genres, I’m not even sure where to start! How about science fiction? Fighting Gravity is, in my opinion, much less sci than fi. Very little of the standard tech of scifi is present, and the same with interstellar travel and other worlds, except …

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Apr 24

Book Review: The Prodigal’s Foole by RB Wood (relaunch of book)

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My good friend R.B. Wood has relaunched his urban fantasy thriller The Prodigal’s Foole after getting his rights back from his former publisher, and he’s completely redone the cover to something that’s flat-out fantastic. I’m reposting my book review from a few months back, along with a high-res shot of the new cover. Friends, you …

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Oct 27

Review: The Prodigal’s Foole by RB Wood


REVIEW:  Demons and magic, shotguns and explosions. That’s how I described The Prodigal’s Foole by R.B. Wood to my 11 year old son who asked me what the book was about. His attention span is short (what 11 year old’s isn’t?) so I had to summarize, and there’s so much more. Hence, a book review. …

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Sep 28

Book Review: Unspoken Stories by B.C. Young


REVIEW:  Want to win a copy of the book? See the bottom of the post for details! I’m not normally a short story reader; I prefer my time to be spent with full length, involved works, but the concept of Unspoken Stories (according to the author’s blog, named because without some friendly motivation and a …

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Aug 27

Review: In Her Name Empire by Michael Hicks


REVIEW:  I have to admit, before I even get into this review, that I’m a fussy reader when it comes to genres. I like a very specific, narrow type of science fiction. I certainly read all types – Hamilton, Clarke, Heinlein, Baxter, etc. – and enjoy them, but there’s a type of scifi, I suppose …

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Aug 25

Book Review: A Line In The Ice by Jamie Craig

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I dig a good, original science fiction story – not the typical spaceships full of aliens landing on Earth/only Will Smith can save us story. When I read the opening chapter of A Line In The Ice, it sounded utterly fascinating, so I jumped at the chance to read and review. I was not disappointed. …

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Aug 23

Review of Shattered Destiny by Shay Fabbro

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REVIEW:  The Mekans are arriving, the galaxy is about to face its greatest danger, and the Chosen are in trouble. So goes the second installment in the Portals of Destiny series from Shay Fabbro, Shattered Destiny. I thoroughly enjoyed Book 1, and was waiting not-so-patiently for Book 2, as I felt after reading Book 1 …

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Jul 22

Book Review: Game 7: Dead Ball by Allen Schatz


REVIEW:  I’m going to preface this review by saying I am a diehard Phillies fan, and the ’08 World Series win was one of the best nights (or two, if you know what I mean…rain…) in memory. The plot summary of Allen Schatz’s Game 7: Dead Ball sounded like an interesting story, but the fact …

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May 09

Review of Interference from Jim Blackstone


REVIEW: Interference starts off with a bang, literally. I won’t be giving anything away by saying this, as the book jacket reveals it, but the dramatic assassination of the President of the North American Union sets events into motion that turn a science fiction novel into more of a suspense/mystery, and Blackstone definitely keeps the …

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Apr 21

Review of The King Whisperers by Dr. Kerwin Swint

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A few weeks back, I was privileged enough to twitterview* Dr. Kerwin Swint, author of The King Whisperers. *Twitterview – what a cool word, huh? Even cooler concept. Following along with a Twitter hashtag (#emlyn) and creating a real-time, online dialogue, audience members from around the world can peek in, see Q&A, and even throw …

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Apr 15

Review of Loose Ends by AJ Powers


REVIEW: A hired hit man who previously worked for the mafia. An innocent friend by his side. A corrupt corporation with leak. A gruff CEO with a mysterious and beautiful security agent. A target with questionable morals and a shady lifestyle. This is the cast of characters put together in Loose Ends, a thriller novella …

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Apr 13

Review of Chasing Filthy Lucre by Jarrett Rush


REVIEW: When a greedy corporate power threatens the status quo in Weber Rexall’s town and he’s tasked to do something about it, nothing will stand in his way. Tough guy Rexall, his underground fighting ring cohort Berger, and a synthetic Serve-O named Simmer are just three of the incredibly interesting characters Rush writes into Chasing …

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