Barely Breathing is a quick detective story that is entertaining from the very first page and the action doesn’t stop until the end. The twists and turns will confound many. The book is slick, sexy, and not afraid to push the boundaries and raise awareness. This is a wonderful start to Kolinski’s writing career.
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Katerina by Rita D’Orazio is the sequel to her first book, Don’t Look Back; however if you haven’t read the first one, no worries. This can be read as a standalone. The author does a wonderful job of not referring to incidents or characters that only readers of the first novel would understand. In fact, [...]
This book full of fictional diving incidents kicks off with two accomplished scuba diving friends, Joe and Thura, in the popular scuba resort in Cuba, where they are intrigued by their encounter with some playful mermaids – so why is their guide so concerned about the sighting? In this globe-trotting collection of short stories we [...]
James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra is a wonderful addition to the young adult fantasy adventure genre. The story is entertaining, fast-paced, and imaginative. James Clyde, an orphan, along with his two friends, Ben and Mary Forester, must safeguard a magical diamond from an evil man dressed in black. In order to protect the [...]
The Hangman’s Replacement, the first book in a promised series by Zimbabwe author Taona Dumisani Chiveneko, begins with devoted family man Abel Muranda making the arduous journey from his village in rural Zimbabwe to the capital city of Harare to apply for the job of hangman. The position has been vacant for almost a decade, [...]
Because he died before his time, the teen protagonist of this wildly imaginative fantasy/sci-fi novel ends up in the special part of the afterlife reserved for lost things. He is meant to wait there until his proper time to die. Wit, as he is called in the afterlife, finds himself sharing this peculiar sort of [...]
At least since the first Taoist masters cavorted in China’s misty mountains, people have been trying to find ways to live more authentic and joyful lives. They have been trying with varying degrees of success to work out just what it takes to be free. In this short, punchy essay, Tia Reiss, a certified yoga [...]
When Anthony Bartolo, a successful product manager loses his high-powered job in New York, a turn of events propels him to post-war El Salvador and a head-on collision with cultural differences, leaving him in danger of losing his life – and his marriage – as he uncovers a secret about his friend nobody saw coming. [...]
Uptown by J. T. Riggen is a crime thriller telling a story of three parts: Mark Kennedy, now ex-detective doing a life sentence for a brutal mob massacre in conjunction with an underworld comrade in the spirit of what he considers rightful justice; Will Sutherland, working detective looking to do the right thing in a [...]
Crossroads Blues by Israfel Sivad is set in New York City, days before 9/11, where three friends, writer Andrew, his friend Charlie and wannabe theater director Michelle are entwined in a life in the skyline, filled with hopes, dreams and ambitions. But then the planes hit and their lives are shattered forever, when Michelle is [...]