Posts Tagged ‘Book Review’

13143326I am not as crazy a zombie fan as seems to be the fad these days, but I did like the idea of a REAL zombie apocalypse story. Tankbread, by Paul Mannering seemed to fall into that category, and being in the under $2 camp, I was all over it…

First person POV is lazy. That’s my opinion, and often I won’t get past the first couple of pages if I see this, though I have been getting better at giving books a try over this snub. I’ll allow the argument that it tends to work in the YA section, but beyond that, not so much. That arrogantly being stated, I did like this book. Gritty and no-nonsense, the main character is easy to like, the story well paced, with some great action sequences that made the book real for me. The ending was a bit rushed, though I’m beginning to think there’s some weird issue I have with endings, as I’m finding this a common occurrence in the indie novels I’ve been reading. (I’d love to hear other comments about that). (more…)



Coffin X, a novel by A. Kale, was a great story idea. Unfortunately, the style chosen to portray the story just didn’t work. Flipping between characters from chapter to chapter, each written in first person definitely developed curiosity for the story, but grew tedious quickly. Changing the perspective of the entire book would have created a much more enjoyable story.
I will admit, I only read the first 20%, then skipped to the last 10%. Usually, I’ll simply put a book aside if it’s such a chore to read, but this one I wanted to see the conclusion, even if I didn’t care how it got there. Like I said, the book holds a great idea.
I missed a slew of character introductions in the pages I missed, all culminating in a final confrontation with Death, ultimately the main character.
A book about Death, especially in this clever doppelganger story, should be, at worst, readable through its flaws, simply because of the curiosities in the character. A. Rove was too clever for his own good on this one. Maybe a reboot?

Check out more of Cynthi’s reviews at GNN and Stealing Shade’s Blog

Stories by Edward Martin III

Publisher: Hellbender Media


This book was a collection of short stories that are dark in nature; each one containing some sort of curiosity for the readers. I really enjoyed each of the stories in this novel, but the three I will write about are Bodiless, Scales and Best intentions. One thing that I enjoyed about all of the stories is the little note the author put explaining what inspired him to write the story or just a general idea on why the story was written. The pictures are also a very interesting thing to have before each story to kind of give us a little feel for where the story takes place or what it is about.

Bodiless: This short story was about a man struggling with insomnia. This man names Travis, takes walks in order to c (more…)

Nighthawk by Marie Francis

Posted: March 14, 2012 by themorgueanne in Reviews
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Nighthawk by Marie Francis looks like a normal book. It’s description sounds like a normal book, and it even smells like…Well, it actually smells like whatever your kindle smells like, since it’s only available as an e-book. But hidden inside the electronic pages of this self-published novel is a spectacular secret. (more…)

Demon Days Angel of Light is very similar to many other books published after Dan Brown reached popularity. If you’re a fan of smart-novels where you feel like you’re learning something under all that entertainment, this is a good fit for you.

Demon Days is the story of the Black Pages – a lost text written by a monk possessed by the Devil with information about the Angel of Light (a more politically correct and friendly term for Satan) in his return to the earthly plane. The story follows numerous people in their quest to either help or hinder the master of evil’s plans, particularly a group known as the Red Veil who’s goal is to help the Angel of Light, comprised naturally of some extremely rich and powerful men. On the other side, our main protagonist Jenna Grant, an archeologist and popular radio show host who is barely a step above the average Joe and therefore much more relatable. (more…)