Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir

Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir, translated by Quentin Bates   Óttar Karlsson is dead. A well respected public servant who made his name as an anti-corruption crusader, his body is found after missing his own surprise birthday party given by his girlfriend, his mother, […]

Book Review: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer

Book Review: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer Fantasy: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer   Amoura Renly is 16. Some teenagers find a way to become magnets for hostility–they look different, they sound different, they are different, and for many people of all ages different is threatening. Amoura is one of those magnets, and she is often bullied […]

Book Review: The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough, Chas Newky–Burden

Book Review: The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough, Chas Newky–Burden Nonfiction: The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough, Chas Newky–Burden   Very few names or voices are more recognizable around the world than Sir David Attenborough’s. In a career spanning more than six decades, Attenborough has devoted his life to broadcasting the reality of […]

Book Review: Mr. Gearhart, Emily Owen

Book Review: Mr. Gearhart, Abernathy Series Book 3, Emily Owen Steampunk/Fantasy: Mr. Gearhart, Abernathy Series Book 3, Emily Owen   Oh how I love to read steampunk novels! There is just something delightful about the “what if” in these alternate histories. Often written with a light touch, anachronistic technology dropped into an earlier time period […]

Blog Tour: The Silent House of Sleep, Allan Gaw

Book Review: The Silent House of Sleep, Dr. Jack Cuthbert Mystery Book 1, Allan Gaw   Mystery: The Silent House of Sleep, Dr. Jack Cuthbert Mystery Book 1, Allan Gaw Blog Tour December 4, 2023   Many years ago I knew an elderly couple in the Los Angeles area. She was a petite woman who always dressed […]

Book Review: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)

Book Review: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)   SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Story Collection: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)   Sometimes even after you’ve read a description of a book, you find yourself completely unprepared for the story at hand. Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora is one of those books. A […]

Book Review: Atoned, Steve J. McHugh

Book Review: Atoned, The Wardens Book 1, Steve J. McHugh Book Review: Atoned, The Wardens Book 1, Steve J. McHugh Blog Tour December 1, 2023   On the surface, this is a multi-genre sci fi mystery, filled with intriguing aliens, a determined investigator, sentient robots, and interplanetary intrigue. It certainly could be read that way […]

Book Review: Arvia: Wings of the Wild, D. H. Willison

Book Review: Arvia: Wings of the Wild, Tales of Arvia Book 4, D. H. Willison Fantasy: Arvia: Wings of the Wild, Tales of Arvia Book 4, D. H. Willison   When I was a teenager, I began reading the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony. Set in the fantasy world of Xanth (which not coincidentally looked a lot like Florida), […]