My Top 6 Books of 2021

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 – Book Review

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

My New Book is on Kindle Vella!

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!

Discernment – 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

Deficiency – 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

My Top 10 Books of 2020

INTRODUCTION I read and reviewed 28 books in 2020. Below are my top 10. These are the 10 books that kept me turning the pages and enjoying every word, paragraph, scene, and chapter. In each case I couldn’t stop thinking about their storyline well after I’d finished reading them. These are the books that I can confidently recommend to anyone looking for a great book to read. This list is not a comprehensive list of the best books that came out in 2020. It is simply the best books that I happened to read and review this year. After the … Continue reading My Top 10 Books of 2020

Book Cover Reveal for My New Book

I’m excited to unveil the cover of my new book, Caged Animals. I worked long and hard on it, trying to get it just right. I know I’m not being very humble here, but I have to say I love the way it turned out. Why shouldn’t I brag on my work. If it were someone else’s artwork I’d brag on it. And, the fact that I’m happy with it is a big deal because I’m the toughest customer I know. Many times in the course of designing my cover I was tempted to say, “that’s good enough,” but I … Continue reading Book Cover Reveal for My New Book

Solar Fury – Book Review

Solar Fury by E. A. Chance is about the end of civilization as we know it as a result of a solar flare. The story follows a young mom named Riley and her teenage daughter Julia as they get stranded at a hotel in Washington DC after the solar flare hits. They are hundreds of miles from their home and Riley’s other two small children. This is the story of Riley and Julia’s journey through a broken world trying to reach the rest of their family. They are joined by a man named Coop that Riley met in DC before … Continue reading Solar Fury – Book Review

6 Great Novels about Pandemics

Books about the end of the civilized world are one of my favorite sub genres of science fiction to read. I’ve read about everything from nuclear war to alien invasion that causes it all. One of my favorite causes of the end to read about and a topic that is really hot right now is a pandemic. That generally means a plague or some kind of widespread sickness. Below are six of my favorites, all of which I highly recommend. I want to be clear that I do not think this kind of scenario is about to happen in the … Continue reading 6 Great Novels about Pandemics

My Favorite Science Fiction books of 2019

In 2019 I read and reviewed 33 fiction books. 17 of those were science fiction novels. In this post, I’ll list my top five favorite reads in the sci-fi category. Keep an eye out in the next few days for two more posts; one for the category of fantasy and another for middle-grade fiction. This list is not a list of the best books that came out this year. It is simply the best books that I happened to read and review this year. My top five are simply the ones that I fell in love with as I read … Continue reading My Favorite Science Fiction books of 2019