Book Review: Rip the Sky, by Mark Packard – with Giveaway
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by Melissa
10M ago
  About the book, Rip the Sky Genre: Speculative Fiction / Fantasy / Science Fiction Publisher: Bluestreak Publishing Page Count: 317 pages Publication Date: August 21, 2023 Scroll down for a giveaway! After a shocking courtroom tragedy, a disturbed Vietnam veteran and the vindictive judge who sent him to prison become an unlikely pair of time travelers in a chaotic multiverse. The fallen angel who rescues them wants to guide them to a radiant new life. But first they must return to the scene of a ghastly crime. Billy Worster was a naïve teenager ill-prepared for the gruesome realitie ..read more
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Book Review & Giveaway: The Aquamarine Surfboard by Kellye Abernathy
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by Melissa
1y ago
About the book, The Aquamarine Surfboard Middle Grade / Magical Realism / Fantasy Publisher: Atmosphere Press Page Count: 290 pages Publication Date: November 22, 2021 Scroll down for a giveaway! “Age never matters; these things are about bravery and heart.” Thirteen-year-old Condi Bloom’s dream is to learn to surf, but her laid-back beach town isn’t what it used to be. Big resort owners are taking over the cove. Worse, someone’s harassing the Beachlings, the mysterious old women living in the cliffs off Windy Hollow, a lonely tower of rock that people say is haunted. When a new surfer boy ..read more
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Review: Dangerous Blues, by Stephen Policoff
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by Melissa
1y ago
About the book, Dangerous Blues: Kind of a Ghost Story • Publisher: Flexible Press (October 3, 2022) • Paperback: 257 pages Dangerous Blues explores a dark yet comic storm of family relationships laced with a buzz of the supernatural, where the fleeting light of the present must constantly contend with the shadows of the past. Paul Brickner and his 12-year-old daughter Spring are subletting an apartment in New York City. They came to escape the sorrow of their empty house in upstate New York after Nadia, Paul’s wife and Spring’s mother, dies. Spring quickly takes to her new Man ..read more
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Review: Where the Echo Calls by Steve N. Lee
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by Melissa
1y ago
About the book, Where the Echo Calls (Books for Dog Lovers #3) Publisher ‏ : ‎ Blue Zoo (October 14, 2022) Language ‏ : ‎ English Paperback ‏ : ‎ 283 pages Series: Books for Dog Lovers He’d lost so much he wanted to die. But a stray dog changed everything. Left for dead in the gutter, Rio struggles to his feet and lurches into the shadows for a place to hide. Life has always been brutal, thanks to a monster of an owner, but at least he’d had food, a bed, a place to call home. Now…? Ben’s life ended when he lost his family. Drink no longer dulls the pain; therapy is a joke; friends have moved ..read more
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Review: The Door-Man, by Peter M. Wheelwright
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by Melissa
1y ago
About the book, The Door-Man • Publisher: Fomite (February 1, 2022) • Paperback: 388 pages In 1917, during the construction of a large reservoir in the Catskill hamlet of Gilboa, New York, a young paleontologist named Winifred Goldring identified fossils from an ancient forest flooded millions of years ago when the earth’s botanical explosion of oxygen opened a path for the evolution of humankind. However, the reservoir water was needed for NYC, and the fossils were buried once again during the flooding of the doomed town. A mix of fact and fiction, The Door-Man follow ..read more
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Review: The Lighthouse by Christopher Parker
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by Melissa
1y ago
About the book, The Lighthouse Publisher ‏ : ‎ Beacon Press Limited (October 22, 2021) Language ‏ : ‎ English Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages Amy Tucker is struggling to put her life back together following the death of her mother. The loss has left the eighteen-year-old heartbroken, and she doesn’t know if her world will ever be whole again. Meanwhile, in Seabrook, a small town famous for its haunted lighthouse, Ryan Porter lives a simple but busy life, maintaining the ranch which he shares with his father. Separated by hundreds of miles, yet drawn to each other by forces they can’t understand ..read more
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Review: Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir Inspired by True Events, by Brent Spiner
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by Melissa
1y ago
About the book, Fan Fiction Publisher: ‎ St. Martin’s Press (October 5,  2021) Language: ‎ English Print length: ‎ 256 pages Brent Spiner’s explosive and hilarious novel is a personal look at the slightly askew relationship between a celebrity and his fans. If the Coen Brothers were to make a Star Trek movie, involving the complexity of fan obsession and sci-fi, this noir comedy might just be the one. Set in 1991, just as Star Trek: The Next Generation has rocketed the cast to global fame, the young and impressionable actor Brent Spiner receives a mysterious package and a series of dist ..read more
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Review & Giveaway: A Witch’s Brew, by Michael Scott Clifton
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by Melissa
1y ago
  About the book, A Witch’s Brew Series: Conquest of the Veil Publisher: Book Liftoff, April 14, 2021 Categories: Sword & Sorcery / Magical Realism / Fantasy / Paranormal Giveaway: Scroll for entry information Intent on defeating the Dark Queen and destroying the Veil, Prince Tal and Alexandria arrive at Markingham to discover a city on the verge of collapse, its people starving, and children vanishing without a trace. Hopes of launching attacks from the city against the Dark Queen evaporate. To make matters worse, the tiny breach in the Veil allows only a trickle of sold ..read more
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Review: The Square Root of Texas, by Rob Witherspoon
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by Melissa
1y ago
About the Book The Square Root of Texas The First Calamity of QED Morningwood Genre: Satire / Humor / Absurdist Fiction Publisher: Independently Published Date of Publication: September 26, 2018 Number of Pages: 181 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! QED Morningwood is a liar, braggart and teller of tall tales. When he shows up at the domino parlor with a mysterious Russian crate in the back of his pick-up truck, he confides to the players he is a ‘Shadow’ member of the NRA, not on their official membership roll, and has a load of rocket propelled grenades – all lies. The news spreads to the r ..read more
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Review: Hiddensee, by Gregory Maguire
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by Melissa
1y ago
About the book, Hiddensee • Hardcover: 304 pages • Publisher: William Morrow (October 31, 2017) From the author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Wicked, the magical story of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and a legend remade . . . Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier who carves him. Hiddensee: An island of white sandy beaches, salt marshes, steep cliffs, and pine forests north of Berlin in the Baltic S ..read more
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