Home Rule: Book III of The Tribal Wars

Stella Atrium (Stella Atrium Writes)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

Home Rule is the third entry in The Tribal Wars Saga by Stella Atrium and an engaging science fiction narrative that will have fans of soap opera fully invested. Rabbenu Ely's reign is brutal and unwanted, and as a form of protest, Arrivi women burn themselves in the streets. With the city of Urbyd under siege by the Madquii and Gora tribes, Brianna Miller hopelessly seeks a peace treaty. The rebellion by the women desperate to get earth's attention is noticed by Hershel Henry, a photojournalist. Henry wants to cover the conflict but gets himse...

The Monster, Mayhem, & Magical Love (Peter Pan Man #3)

Lawrence H Sola (Black Rose Writing)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

In The Monster, Mayhem, & Magical Love, an author, Larry is in the course of researching his next book when an interview with a well-known journalist for a book magazine challenges everything. While journalist Carla Kimbrel gives Larry the inspiration for his next book. The ex-boyfriend of his fiancée and a doctor suggests there has been a leakage of a virus from a bioweapon lab that is susceptible to cause a worldwide epidemic. Carla thinks a new storyline is best for Larry, but there are people who will do anything to make sure...

One More Seat at the Round Table

Susan Dormady Eisenberg (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

One More Seat at the Round Table by Susan Dormady Eisenberg is a smart novel that is cleverly plotted with colorful characters and a lot of drama. While Jane Conroy works for a literary agent, her dream is to find a job behind the scenes on Broadway stage and when Max Conroy, her uncle, gets her a job as Friday girl for Brock Remsen, she finds herself in the exhilarating world of musical performance. Producer Alan Jay Lerner, for whom Brock Remsen works, partners with Frederick Loewe to produce a new show, Camelot. Jane dreams of a career in th...

Drifters Realm (Book One)

AnneMarie Mazotti Gouveia (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Drifters Realm (Book One) by AnneMarie Mazotti Gouveia is an epic fantasy set in a magical world. First City Leader Quinlan and his daughter who is a Storm Catcher, Tora, are determined to destroy their world. Ori and Roe are twelve-year-old twins living in this mystical world together with their older brother, Theo. The siblings want to know more about their father and set out on a journey that will take them through dangerous terrain — from forests to deserts and unimaginable enemies. They have magical powers — Roe is a Life Giver, Ori is a S...

Barking at the Moon: A Story of Life, Love, and Kibble

Tracy Beckerman (River Grove Books)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Barking at the Moon: A Story of Life, Love, and Kibble by Tracy Beckerman is a memoir that captures the pulse of a family as it grows after welcoming a new furry member, written with heart and intelligence and a book with an irresistible appeal to pet lovers and anyone looking for a heartwarming read. Tracy Beckerman is an award-winning humor columnist who grew up with dogs. She has been home writing her column for 2 years, having all the time she wants to herself. When she decides to adopt Riley, a pup described as mellow by the breeder, Riley...

TROPICAL SCANDAL: A Pancho McMartin Legal Thriller

David M Robinson (Bluewaterpress LLC)

| Reviewed by Daniel Rhodes

Tropical Scandal: A Pancho McMartin Legal Thriller by David Myles Robinson is the fifth installment in the series and it reads beautifully as a standalone novel, an intricately woven tale that will appeal to fans of legal thrillers and readers who enjoy complex characters and captivating plot twists. Pancho is invited by the dying, alcoholic Isaac Goldblum, an attorney he has admired before. Isaac Goldblum can't work on his cases anymore, so Pancho takes over a complicated case of murder. Dayton is an innocent man who is accused of murdering hi...

The Life That Follows

David Hartshorn (Mountain Spruce Publications)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

David Hartshorn's The Life That Follows is a mesmerizing literary fiction with a complex protagonist. Owen McGivney retires from law practice at an early age and looks towards the future with hope. His life is promising but everything changes with the untimely death of his wife. His only companion is his dog and he spends his lonely days seeking out old friends and offering to drive patients to their medical appointments. Owen witnesses a shootout in which an innocent boy is killed. Will he be a witness in court who can help bring justice...

A Dance Between Light and Darkness

M. C. Ryder (M.E.C. Publishing)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

A Dance Between Light and Darkness by M. C. Ryder is a spellbinding tale for fans of urban fantasy and supernatural thrillers. Finally Vladimir has been defeated at great cost and vampires and werewolves live together in peace. Or so they think. When dead bodies begin to turn up, bodies left with a Dragon's eye symbol, Vince knows that the future can be grimmer than anything they have known in the past. As leader of the vampires, Vince has suffered a great loss, but now that someone from his past has resurfaced and is out to even the scores, Vi...

A Moonserpent Tale

Rosemarie Montefusco ()

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

A Moonserpent Tale by Rosemarie Montefusco has an irresistible appeal to fans of fantasy, a tale that is filled with adventure, magic, and romance. Araina is painfully aware that her world is dying — crops are diminishing and disease increases. Her aunt and mentor dies asking her to accomplish a mission for her. She is tasked to bring two books to her aunt's magical colleagues who are investigating the dangers that threaten their world. Araina's dormant magical powers begin to manifest while on her mission and the coven believes she is the righ...

West of the River, North of the Bridge: Stories from Michigan's U.P.

Richard Hill (Gale Force Press)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

West of the River, North of the Bridge: Stories from Michigan's U.P. by Richard Hill is an immersive collection of short stories with a vividly drawn setting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The setting takes the form of a character in its own right in this book, and the stories follow paths that locals follow, dealing with challenges that life throws at them, connecting with other characters and the world around them. Two teenagers set out on an adventure, paddling up the St. Marys in a small skiff while a freighter runs towards them,...