Standard Candles by Rachel Lulich is a fantastic conclusion to a great series. Ms. Lulich has succeeded in bringing her readers an intelligent, suspenseful, entertaining science fiction series. I won’t spoil the ending but I will say it brought me to tears. I’m not telling if they were happy or sad tears. You’ll have to read to find out. I enjoyed all three books, but I think I’d have to say, Standard Candles is my favorite book in the series. I highly recommend the whole series, but especially Standard Candles. Continue reading Standard Candles – Book Review
My two new books, Caged Animals and Escaped Animals have just been released! They are now available as paperbacks or e-books on Amazon. I’m extremely proud of the story told in these books (they’re parts 1 and 2 of a series called GRUNTS.) It took me two years to write it and close to another year to finalize them and get them out to the public. The other thing that I absolutely love about my books is the artwork. Yes, that’s my work too. I’m not a professional cover designer, but I think they both came out looking pretty darn … Continue reading My New Books are Published!
Lost Bits by Kerry Nietz is a science fiction story about a robot named 404 who wakes up in a junkyard after many years of being disabled. He sets out on a journey to find the people and things in his past that once gave him purpose. Along the way he meets up with a variety of other robots of all shapes and sizes, some friendly, some not so friendly. The world around has changed for the worse making his search dangerous and nearly hopeless. Even so, 404 pushes on, desperate to fulfill the purpose he was created for. I … Continue reading Lost Bits – Book Review
Being a Kindle Vella author myself, I decided to test the platform out to see what its like to read a book on the Kindle Vella website. I did the typical Vella reader thing and scrolled through the endless titles that range the spectrum of fiction reading. Everything from Romance to Horror, from Kings and Queens to Space Pirates to flesh eating zombies is available on Vella to be read one short episode at a time. Being the picky reader that I am, I tried out at least ten stories before I found one that grabbed my attention and brought … Continue reading Warehouse 51 – A Fantastic Read on Kindle Vella
It’s time for my annual list of my favorite books from the past year. My total number of books read and reviewed during 2021 is slightly lower than past years. In 2021 I only made it through 22 fiction books. What can I say. It’s been a busy year. However, 22 books read and reviewed are still enough that I can easily look back and choose a few that stood out above the small crowd. These are the books that I couldn’t put down. The ones that stayed in my head and kept my imagination churning and my face smiling … Continue reading My Top 6 Books of 2021
Vicarious by Rhett C. Bruno is a science fiction fantasy about the future of popular entertainment and how it affects two very different people. Mission is the name of a young woman who has spent her entire life on board a space vessel that carries the last surviving humans through space on their way to live on another planet. The ship she lives on is called Ignus. Asher is a young man who has spent his entire life watching Mission and the rest of the inhabitants of Ignus on a TV reality show called Ignus Live. Asher is obsessed with … Continue reading Vicarious – Book Review
Big news! My new book, Grunts is now on Kindle Vella. What is Grunts and what is Vella? Answers are below. The New Book The name of my new book is Grunts. In the past I had it titled as Caged Animals and its sequel, Escaped Animals. All along I’ve wanted to combine my two books into one since that’s how they were written. Now, as a Vella, or serial novel, my story can be told the way it was meant to be, as one complete story. See below for a description of Grunts. The New Platform Kindle Vella is … Continue reading My New Book is on Kindle Vella!
I’m excited to announce the new fantasy book, Ridge, Day One has just been released to the public. It’s written by a good friend of mine, Shawn P.B. Robinson. I was honored to be asked to be one of his early readers about a year ago to help him work out some of the kinks in the story. I enjoyed it so much back then, I asked him recently if I could read it again. I knew he’d made some revisions and I wanted to make sure I had read the most recent version so that I’d be on track … Continue reading Ridge, Day One – Book Review
Discernment by Lauren H. Salisbury is the fourth book in her Legacy Chronicles series. The series is a science fiction reimagining of the story of Moses from the Bible. In Discernment the central character, named Mahsan, has run away from his adopted people, an alien race called the Esaraelians. He ends up on another planet inhabited by a friendly people called the Teburans who are decidedly more rural and old fashioned than Mahsan is used to. After he rescues a young woman named Jiya from space pirates her family welcomes him into their home as a guest as a way … Continue reading Discernment – Book Review
I just finished reading and reviewing this book a few days ago. Here is my review. Deficiency by S.C. Eston is a fully developed vision into the future of mankind that is both thrilling and terrifying in its impact. The story takes place on another planet but has clear ties to Earth in more ways than one. The main characters, Artenz and Keidi are an average young couple who exist in a mostly artificial world created by a network of corporations. Artenz sister, Detel is a scientist who has been doing forbidden research. When Detel goes missing, Artenz and Keidi … Continue reading Deficiency – Book Review