Book Reviews

Here you will find a complete and updated list of all my book reviews.


UPDATE

Below are links to posts in the genres I read. The links don't necessarily include the reviews, but entail blog posts, stories, and poetry by me, or other related posts by authors I feature on my blog.

(If this is confusing for you, let me know and I'll remove it).

Other categories for books: 5 stars, 4.5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars. (Book reviews only)


Excerpts/Extracts


My Genres: 


Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Action/Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance (sometimes), Historical Fiction (sometimes), Mystery, Thriller, Cozy Mystery, and Children's Books. On rare occasions, I review science fiction and self-help/development books.

Books on writing and improving writing are welcome.


Newest Book Reviews:

Magora: The Uprising (Book 4) by Marc Remus
The Die-Fi Experiment by M.R. Tapia
Cookies, Corpses, and the Deadly Haunt (Halloween Cozy Mystery)
Rusticles by Rebecca Gransden (short story collection)
Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles by Patricia Furstenberg
Halloween Is Murder by Carolyn Arnold 

Coming Soon/Currently Reading

The Negative Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi 
Odinsmal (The Rise of Jotenheim) by Sammy Zakaria

Books to-be-read and reviewed in 2017


This is a new addition for me to keep track of my pending books AND for readers to keep a look out for books they'd like to read or are wondering whether or not they should pick them up (Writing these down, I think I'm way in over my head!)

Can't Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Aaru by David Meredith
The Adversary's Good News by Israfil Sivad
Madam Tulip by David Ahern
Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy by Maxine Sylvester
The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos by Kathy Steinemann




Books and Novels:



Riker's Calling by Rico Lamoureux 
Magora: The Bridge in the Fog by Marc Remus 
Lies She Told by Cate Holahan (Psychological thriller)
Monsters Exist by Various authors (Horror anthology) 
Crazy Crab by Mark C. Evans (Illustrated children's book)
Romancing Dr. Love by Rebecca Heflin
Nail Your Novel by Roz Morris
The Steps by Iveta Redliha
Joyful Trouble by Patricia Furstenburg (Children's historical fiction novella)
Immortalized in Ink by Aria Glazki (Short story collection)
Dead Air and Double Dares by Janis Thornton 
Around the World in 80 Tales by Dave Tomlinson 


Lady Blackwing by Devorah Fox (mini novella)
Magora: The Gallery of Wonders by Marc Remus (Book 1)
Magora: The Golden Maple Tree by Marc Remus (Book 2)
Writing Fight Scenes by Rayne Hall
Something (Wisteria book 1) by Shelby Lamb
Building Your Author Platform by Tiffany Shand 
Hero (Book 1 of The Hero Rebellion) by Belinda Crawford
Magic & Mayhem by Sharon Pape 
Chergui's Child by Jane Riddell 
Betrayed By Blood by Tiffany Shand (Book 1 in The Amaranthine Chronicles)
Zoey's Post-It Notes by Zoey and Jeff Steiner
Pressed to Death by Kirsten Weiss
When the Black Roses Grow by Angela Christina Archer 
Murder by the Book by Devorah Fox (short story/novella review)
Dead over Heels by Theresa Braun  (short story/novella review)
Not My Life by Bob Kat 
The Drago Tree by Isobel Blackthorn
Tales of the Rose Rabbit by Kirsten Weiss (Poetry Chapbook)
The Stake Out by Lily Luchesi
Key to a Murder by Vicki Vass
Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole
The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel
Dreams of Her Own by Rebecca Heflin
Kings or Pawns by J.J. Sherwood 
Set Me Free by London Setterby
Be Still My Beading Heart by Janice Peacock (Cozy mystery novella)
Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell (Short story collection)
Big Hair and Buttermilk Pie by Lori Stacy (Cozy mystery novella)
Black Water Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers 
The Story of Lucius Cane by Vanya Ferreira (short story/novella)
Ninja and Bunny's Great Adventure by Kara S. Tyler (Children's)
The Grey Forest by Maureen A. Griswold (Short story collection)
Writing about Magic by Rayne Hall
Twice Upon a Time by Hope Irving (Book I in the Black Angel Book Series
Initiated to Kill by Sharlene Almond
Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore
That Other Me by Maha Gargash
Jess Under Pressure by E. Graziani (novella)
Metamorphosis by Jennifer Carole Lewis
Children of Lightning by Annie K. Wong
High Strung by Janice Peacock 
Bound by Prophecy by Stormy Smith (Book III in the Bound Series)
Beyond the Words by Various (A Scripting Change antholgoy of short stories & poetry)
The Memory Chair by Susan White 
Anger's Children by K.D. Rose (a collection of three short stories)
Revelations (Book 1 of The Lalassu) by Jennifer Carole Lewis
Ship of Dreams by Rebecca Heflin
The Witches of Blackbrook by Tish Thawer
Wish for Me (Djinn #1) by A. Star (18+)
A Charming Fatality by Tonya Kappes
The Huntress: The Beginnings by Nadja Losbom 
Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond (Children's) by Bob Woodward
Shadow, Shadow by V.B. Marlowe 
The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader 
Family Secrets by Kat Nichols
Coffee Is Murder by Carolyn Arnold
Moon Mail and Star Kisses by Amanda Salisbury (Children's)
The Sham by Ellen Allen
Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer
Seasons of Time by Miriam Khan
Bound by Spells by Stormy Smith
The Outcast Star (Children's) by I. M. Tu.
Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison
Chronicles of Steele: Raven by Pauline Creeden
Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith
The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen
Krymzyn by BC Powell
Hand of Fire by Judith Starkston
Hunters by Aoife Marie Sheridan
A Fistful of Evil by Rebecca Chastain
Dreams of Perfection by Rebecca Heflin
The Money Tree by Helen Yeomans
Elven Jewel by Kasper Beaumont (Book I in The Hunters of Reloria trilogy) 
Take Life with a Grain of Zen by H.J. De Boy (collection of thoughts, poetry, poetic prose and quotes) 
Merlin: The Lost Years by T. A. Barron 
Ghost by Mike Worley (The Angela Masters Detective Series)
Her Knight's Quest by Alexis Morgan (The Warriors of the Mist - Book II)
Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce (Book II of The Immortals Quartet)
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (Book I of The Immortals Quartet)
Entitlement by Mike Worley
Shiri by D. S. Taylor
Blue into the Rip by Kev Heritage
The Scribe and the Lotus by Bakr Fahmy
Cache a Predator by Michelle Weidenbenner (Check out interview here)
My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan (The Warriors of the Mist - Book I)
The Holy Grail by Giles Morgan



Short Story Collections:

Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell (Short story collection)
The Grey Forest by Maureen A. Griswold
Beyond the Words by Various (A Scripting Change anthology of short stories and poetry)
Strings by Darren Gallagher
The Colour of Dishonour by Rayne Hall
Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women's Stories (Edited by Tamara Azizian; written by Various)
Seeing Past Sickness by Various (A Scripting Change anthology of short stories and poetry)
Makan by Various (Arabic and English collection of short stories)
Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall


Novellas:

Be Still My Beading Heart by Janice Peacock (Cozy mystery novella)
Big Hair and Buttermilk Pie by Lori Stacy (Cozy mystery novella)
The Story of Lucius Cane  by Vanya Ferreira (Short story/novella)
Ninja and Bunny's Great Adventure by Kara S. Tyler (Children's)
Jess Under Pressure by E. Graziani (novella)
Paulie by M. A. Myers (short story)
Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish
Eden Forest by Aoife Marie Sheridan (Saskia Trilogy part I)
Doppelganger by Shawn Stern
Tutankhamen Speaks by Cheryl Carpinello (Middle Grade/Children's)
Twin Magnolia: A Soul Call by Victoria Popescu
Ghosts of the Falls by Sarah Gilman  
Dragon's Bait by Vivian Vande Velde 
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 

Poetry

Lyrics and Such by Layden Robinson 
Beyond the Words by Various (A Scripting Change anthology of short stories and poetry - proceeds go to charity) 
Subterranean Summer by Joe Maldonaldo
Life Under Examination by Aria Glazki (Check out our interview here)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R. Tolkien
Through a Mother's Eyes by Jackie Barreau


Arabic Book Reviews: