Nov 26, 2014
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Book Reviews

One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.

Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.

Three stars = Good; worth reading.

Four stars = Very good.

Five stars = Excellent; must-read.

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The Vineyard

By Michael Hurley

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE VINEYARD starts with contemplations of suicide and to whom a suicide is truly beneficial.

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Home Again

By Michael Kenneth Smith

Rating:  star star star star star 

The Civil War is usually characterized as the Northern states fighting the Southern states. Michael Kenneth Smith’s HOME AGAIN looks at the effect of the war on two young men from the border state of Tennessee.

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Gods Don’t Sleep

By Terese Thompson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Bryson planned to stop by the party briefly, but it only took a moment for his already fractured life to take a turn for the worse. Vampirized by a mystery girl, he is thrust into a struggle between the Greek gods and enlisted into the service of a God of the Underworld.

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The Gertrude Threshold

By Christopher Brooks

Rating:  star star star star star 

In the future, scientist Stan Gertrude discovers the Sun is expanding so rapidly that its heat will consume the Earth within a few generations. After years of ineffective action, the Warming forces all underground, where the survivors can await the Gertrude Threshold, the day humanity will meet complete destruction.

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The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide

By Bob Oedy

Rating:  star star star star star 

As unlikely as it sounds, every Memorial Day weekend a crowd of punk rockers arrives in Las Vegas for a long weekend of music, partying and bowling. Yes, bowling. The centerpiece of this gathering is a bowling tournament with teams, prizes and a distinctly punk attitude.

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The Least Envied

By Sean DeLauder

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE LEAST ENVIED follows the exploits of Billy-Bob, a young man who seems to be without a history but with a definite mission, to find out if he’s a hero.

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Bobby Ether And The Temple Of Eternity

By R. Scott Boyer

Rating:  star star star star star 

BOBBY ETHER AND THE TEMPLE OF ETERNITY continues the adventures of Bobby Ether, a boy with incredible talents, a family with secrets, and a penchant for landing in trouble. This episode finds him in Guatemala, searching for his friends and continuing to fight against the evil Core.

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Escape From Killarney

By Angela Graham

Rating:  star star star star star 

Welcome to Killarney. Graham and his little sister Evelyn had their reservations about going on this trip. But their mom thought a hiking trip in the backcountry of Northern Ontario’s Killarney Park would be just the thing this family needed to reconnect with each other.

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The Frailty of Perception

By Joey Rawlings

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young teenager discovers magical talents and a world he’s never known about – but is immediately thrown into the dangerous remnants of a bitter and painful war, and must decide who he can trust amidst lies, betrayals, and hidden identities.

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You Don’t Get To Wear That

By John Consoli

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author John Consoli’s memoir chronicles his chaotic life under the thrall of his manipulative father.

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Riding The Cursed Shoots

By Wendy D. Walter

Rating:  star star star star star 

Being a tween girl is confusing enough without being saddled with an ancient Ashera and medallion, the Ledrith Glain, that attract demons and practitioners of magic.

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A Better World

By Belangela G. Tarazona

Rating:  star star star star star 

A BETTER WORLD follows the lives of three women, each facing dire circumstances due to war and violence. Life has not been fair to them, but they are determined to move forward despite the enormous hurdles presented by their respective, dismal plights.