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Book Review #19: House of Zeor by Jacqueline Lichtenberg

Title: House of Zeor Author: Jacqueline Lichtenberg Publisher: Wildside Press LLC Release Date: 14 March 2012 (Audible) Available Formats: Reviewing Audiobook version available through To be honest, I’d never heard of Jacqueline Lichtenberg or her Sime-Gen series until recently when Michael Spence asked me if I would be interested in reviewing a true audiobook. […]

Book Review #18: The Janus Affair (Book 2 of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences)

Title: The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel Author: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Publisher: Harper Voyager Release Date: May 29, 2012 (Available for pre-order.) Available Formats: Mass Market Paperback About a week ago, maybe a bit more, The Janus Affair was made available in electronic ARC for review blogs. I signed up […]

Book Review #16: Aladdin and his Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris

Title: Aladdin and his Wonderfully Infernal Device Author: Tee Morris Publisher: Imagine That Studios Release Date: 2011 Available Formats: ebook only There are certain inevitabilities in this world. Summer follows summer (I live in Texas, there is only one season) and babies will always make me smile. And Tee Morris will always be reviewed here. […]

Book Review 15: Silent Victor by J. Daniel Sawyer

Title: Silent Victor Author: J. Daniel Sawyer Publisher: AWP Mystery Release Date: 2011 Available Formats: ebook only Once again, Dan Sawyer has presented us with a Clarke Lantham story. This one, if you can’t tell from the cover art, is all about aliens. Maybe. Or maybe not. Does this new story hit like a .45 […]

Book Review #14: Celadonian Tales Volume 1: Blood and Brass by Walter Shuler

Title: Blood and Brass Author: Walter Shuler Publisher: Deepwood Release Date: 2011 Available Formats: ebook only When I published the offer here on the blog concerning reviewing folks books, one of the hits I got was from a man named Walter Shuler. He also followed me on Twitter and has been a nice addition to […]

Book Review #12: Ghosts of Manhattan

Title: Ghosts of Manhattan Author: George Mann Publisher: PYR Release Date: April 2010 Available Formats: Paperback and ebook I have always loved the stories where an individual decides to become a superhero through force of will rather than because he or she was imbued with super human abilities. Heroes like The Shadow, Batman or Decodre Ring Theatre’s […]

Book Review #11: Cybrosis by P.C. Haring

Title: Cybrosis Author: P.C. Haring Publisher: Off the Deep End Multimedia Release Date: December 16, 2011 Available Formats: Electronic formats including Epub, Kindle/Mobi. Available soon from Amazon, B&N and author’s site. I’ve listened to a lot of works of podcast fiction. Some are nothing more than a way to pass a 20 minute commute. Some […]

Book Review #9: Hellwatch: Pilot Episode by Larime Taylor

Title: Hellwatch Author: Larime Taylor Publisher: Self Published I believe Release Date: Fall 2011 Available: Kindle, Back My Book, Author’s Site (free in return for feedback); Also available in podcast form at When I put out the call for material to be reviewed, one of the takers was Mr. Larime Taylor. He queried me via […]

Book Review #8: Blackdog by K.V. Johansen

Title: Blackdog Author: K.V. Johansen Publisher: Pyr Books Release Date: September 2011 Available: Kindle, Nook, all print from all major resellers Late in September of this year, I had the pleasure to attend FenCon in Dallas, TX. The con itself was a great time. One of the best sessions I attended was an overview of […]

Book Review #7: Smoke Rings by J. Daniel Sawyer

Title: Smoke Rings Author: J. Daniel Sawyer Publisher: Artistic Whispers Release Date: October 2011 Available: Kindle, Nook, all other e-readers J. Daniel Sawyer’s name and books should be familiar to anyone that has spent any amount of time reading reviews on this blog. He is one of the most original and unique of any of […]

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