Animal Magnet by Gary Anderson (A Review)

Review By Don Sloan In this superb collection of short stories, author Gary Anderson moves adroitly from one literary form to another, breathing extraordinary life into a rich array of protagonists and supporting players. Follow along, for example, as we trace the hilarious trail of an unfortunate Stableboy’s boy from his lowly beginning in 1751, through his ascension…

The Physics Of The Dead – A Supernatural Mystery Novel by Luke Smitherd

PRAISE FOR LUKE SMITHERD’S WRITING: “… a novel that intrigues, enthralls, horrifies, thrills, and hits the reader with an emotional resonance as only the best stories can.” – Ain’t It Cool News.com  What do the dead do when they can’t leave …and don’t know why? The afterlife doesn’t come with a manual. In fact, Hart…

Fairy Eyeglasses by Emily Martha Sorensen

When Cassie finds a magic pair of glasses that allow her to see fairies, she has to figure out where they came from . . . and what the fairies want her to do with them. A 12,000 word children’s fantasy story. Although in theory I’m not really part of this book’s target audience, I…

The Calling  by Louise G White

Book one of Louise G. White’s young-adult contemporary fantasy ‘Gateway’ series. On the run and hiding from ‘the suits’, Carolyn’s life is far from straightforward. After her mother and brother go missing in a most extraordinary way, (through a hole to another world which appears in the kitchen wall!), she is determined to track them…

The Last of the Firedrakes  by Farah Oomerbhoy

  Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards Winner in Wattpad’s 2015 Watty Awards 16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old…

Finding Ford by Kristin Coley

Whoever said life was easy or fair? No one, that’s who. Life was perfect or as perfect as it can be when you’re sixteen and your boyfriend is about to leave for college out of state. But really life was on track, we had a plan. Colt had a full ride to Alabama for football,…

The Widow and the Orphan by J. Thomas-Like

Pepper Taylor took it on the chin in love and life more times than she cared to count. She has finally found the man of her dreams in Gabriel Seigal, but when he’s diagnosed with a crippling illness, their future comes apart at the seams. As if that isn’t enough, the prospect of an unexpected…

To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence by Robert Uttaro

To the Survivors is about one man’s journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words. Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving,tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once. Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and men…

Life After War: Books 1-3 by Angela White

  *This edition contains the EXACT text from books one, two, and three. It does not contain new material. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet Book One “This is Safe Haven Refugee Camp. Can anyone hear me? …hello? Is anyone out there? The end of the world has given us a…

Hook, Line and Stinker  by Maggie West

Teaching fifth graders might be a pain, but it’s nothing compared to clearing your name. When grade school teacher Lily Thistle finds the body of a local womanizing garbage man washed up on the beach in her new town, she becomes suspect number one. Can this teacher turned amateur sleuth narrow down who wanted him…