Home / Tag Archives: contemporary fiction

Tag Archives: contemporary fiction

Review: Skunks Dance by St. John Karp

Skunks Dance by St. John Karp

★★★★ Spivey Spillane is an honest guy. He loves his grandmammy, he loves his home, and he would bring ruin to any man who would rob him of his simple happiness. It’s the American way, and it’s God’s too. Unfortunately for the Spillane family name, there is such a man, and he’s running loose across the state of California, tipping ... Read More »

Review: To Never Know by Thomas Duffy

To Never Know by Thomas Duffy

★★★★ It is a curse of memory and recollection that human beings are able to ask themselves, “What If?” For some, this question can be a harmless gateway to nostalgia, while for others, this perfectly natural musing is paralyzing, haunting and life-changing. In To Never Know, author Thomas Duffy initially presents the bleak portrait of a life never fully lived, ... Read More »

North by Amanda Linehan

North by Amanda Linehan

Jayne is on the run – from the law, from her past, from herself. Unlikely events conspire to face Jayne with everything she’s tried to put behind her, for better or for worse. Making unlikely friends with a former victim of her crimes, Jayne only has one compass to lead her forward: her heart. She drives north, perhaps to face ... Read More »

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 »