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Blanket of Hearts by Robert A. Cozzi

Blanket of Hearts by Robert A. Cozzi

In Blanket of Hearts, poet Robert A. Cozzi explores themes of love and memory and the bittersweet nexus of the two when a union ends. He captures the pain of seeing an old lover with their new flame, the chances not taken and still remembered years later, and the all-too-human desire to “hit the rewind button.” In other poems, he ... Read More »

Still Dreaming: Poetry and Short Stories by Ellie Rose McKee

Still Dreaming by Ellie Rose McKee

In her latest collection, Still Dreaming, Ellie Rose McKee weaves together poetry and prose to consider themes of loss and longing, dreams, and family secrets. One story concerns a coffeehouse with a mysterious regular customer, while two different stories deal with young women in distress, one on the verge of losing her sight, another considering ending her life after suffering ... Read More »

Planet Tome Reborn by Helene Pilibosian

Planet Tome Reborn by Helene Pilibosian

Planet Tome Reborn by Helene Pilibosian is a continuation of the story begun in her earlier work A New Orchid Myth. In this volume, Amethyst, Granite, and their daughter Taralee travel to Earth from their home planet Tome. Taralee meets and marries Ted in Boston, and the four protagonists embark on a mission to collect plant life and technology vital ... Read More »

Candor Candy: Global Poems by Helene Pilibosian

Candor Candy: Global Poems

Candor Candy: Global Poems by Helene Pilibosian is a full-bodied collection exploring the space between humanity and nature, and the sadness and beauty therein, from the Amazon to the Thames to China and back to the US, where the poet resides, an Armenian-American, already by nature an international and globally-aware writer. The poems strip back to the senses in color ... Read More »

Daydream and Shadow: A Collection of Poetic Images by Nicholas Nossaman

Daydream and Shadow: A Collection of Poetic Images by Nicholas Nossaman

Daydream and Shadow: A Collection of Poetic Images by Nicholas Nossaman is a collection of poems and photographs about subjects large and small – from appreciating a meal to the scourge of war – using subtle, but evocative imagery. A bit too often, Nossaman relies on prose being reformatted into verse, rather than a poetic cadence of its own, but ... Read More »

Review: The Empty One (The Fallen Conviction Book 1) by Matthew Stanley

(The Fallen Conviction, #1)

★★★★½ The Empty One by Matthew Stanley is an epic, fantastic tale in a very unique form. Combining religious philosophy, vivid battle scenes, biblical undertones, political and social commentary, and incredible magical forces, The Empty One is much more than your typical fantasy. The plot base of Matthew Stanley’s story is the tale of two warring superpowers – one dedicated ... Read More »

Come Flutter Your Wings by Audrey Thompson

Come Flutter Your Wings by Audrey Thompson

Come Flutter Your Wings by Audrey Thompson is a passionate declaration of faith in the form of devotional poems, scripture, and stories from her life, in which she’s gone down a dark road and come out the other side with intense optimism and hope. It’s brimming with earnestness and sincerity, and should be a comfort for other religious devotees who ... Read More »

Golden Gloves: rap-novel by G. Petrov & M. Salita

Golden Gloves: rap-novel

Golden Gloves: rap-novel is one of the most unique reading experiences you’ll have. Written in rhyming verse, it tells the story of a Jewish immigrant from Odessa who wins a Golden Gloves boxing tournament. The book covers heady issues such as anti-Semitism, immigration, poverty, and the cut-throat world of amateur boxing. A novel in verse could potentially get tedious, but ... Read More »