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Review: Never A Choice But Always A Gift by Adam Que

Never A Choice But Always A Gift by Adam Que

★★★½ Delving into someone else’s mind can be an exhausting and exciting adventure, and in Never A Choice But Always A Gift, Adam Que artfully pulls back the curtain on the inner monologue of Max Kristoff.  Once readers move past the frantic pace of the author’s thoughts, and have a chance to settle into the stream-of-consciousness style, the story begins ... Read More »

Fishing In Valhalla by Rodney Lynch

Fishing In Valhalla by Rodney Lynch

Fishing In Valhalla by Rodney Lynch is a comic novel about a nowhere town in Minnesota, centering on Reno who works for a former male pornstar, Ramrod McKenzie. Over a hot, 90′s summer, the convenience store run by Ramrod is robbed, throwing Reno’s life into disarray. An arresting and very funny book peopled by a list of eccentric, but believable, ... Read More »

When Are You Leaving by Melissa Powell Gay

When Are You Leaving by Melissa Powell Gay

When Are You Leaving by Melissa Powell Gay is a twisted mystery of hometown and heartbreak. Reeling from missing out on the job of a lifetime, Iris Lee takes an unexpected step in her career – going back home. With a father who can’t remember her birthday and a mother struggling to remember her own name, Iris had been well ... Read More »

Review: Harmony to Heartburn (Fortytude Book 3) by Shelly Hickman

Harmony to Heartburn (Fortytude Book 3)

★★★★½ Harmony to Heartburn by Shelly Hickman is the heartwarming third book in the Fortytude series. Since her marriage to Kiran a few years ago, Anna’s life has been smooth sailing. Unfortunately, family issues have been brewing under the surface. Her parent’s marriage is in serious trouble and they decide to take a break from the relationship. Luke, Anna’s ex-husband ... Read More »

Review: American Zeroes by John DiFelice

American Zeroes by John DiFelice

★★★★½ American Zeroes by John DiFelice is a darkly comic bit of brilliance. Novels that defy classification make for an entertaining read, and that is precisely what John DiFelice delivers in American Zeroes. Behind the rambling and sometimes confusing storyline is an intelligent and witty author who knows which subtle buttons to push for laughs, tears and thoughtful musing, forcing ... Read More »

Firinne by Elli Swift

Firinne by Elli Swift

It’s a new beginning for Mia O’Halloran, and in a sense a homecoming. After a long twenty years enduring the worst that London has to offer and a life of drugs and selling her virtues to make ends meet, a heady mix of nostalgia and fear is a cold shower for Mia as she returns to face up to her ... Read More »

Endangered Chronicles (Circle of Life Book 1) by C.F. Pons

Endangered Chronicles by C.F. Pons

Moira Blake is a brilliant lawyer in her thirties sent far from her home in India to the faraway Western world of modernity and technology. In spite of her reluctance to leave behind so much she holds dear, Moira is determined to make the world a better place, and can only do so by uprooting herself and furthering her career. ... Read More »

Mays Landing by J.C. Mercer

Mays Landing by J.C. Mercer

Mays Landing by J.C. Mercer is a dark but hopeful novel about a series of difficult subjects: suicide, mental illness, and life on the streets. The novel begins with Parkhill Mays laying in a Bellevue hospital bed, having attempted suicide. He soon meets T-Bone, a resourceful homeless man who gets by as a “human lab rat,” selling body parts and ... Read More »