Devon’s Blade Review

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Commander Devon Ardel is sent to a remote base on a backwater world to take over a struggling starfighter squadron. She soon realizes that her pilot’s simply lack the will to fight an enemy that has dominated them for months. Inspiring her people to fight proves easy enough until the enemy retaliates with a new and deadly fighter. Now she must figure out new tactics and overcome an enemy ace who threatens to kill them all in single combat aerial duels.





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Giovanni Goes to Med School Review (Med School #1)

Everyone knows zombies aren’t real, no matter how fun. You don’t have to be a med student to know the dead do not get up and walk around in real life. Anyone who’s buried a pet in the backyard knows the dead don’t walk. They don’t even lurch.

So Giovanni is stunned when his patient sits up in the morgue and starts scolding. The night-shift was supposed be a relief, a chance to study in quiet and off-set ridiculous student loans. Babysitting a huge dog and a dead voodoo mambo were not part of the plan. Now he’s got to convince an unbelieving medical community to take action, so he can get back to learning about the dead – not the undead!

Giovanni Goes to Med School

Giovanni Goes to Med School Review

While I wouldn’t go so far as to call it hilarious, Giovanni Goes to Med School was extremely amusing and a wonderful short read to re-animate my interest in the zombie genre.

Kathy Bryson writes with a light touch, but still goes to the proper lengths to get across how utterly disgusting a dead body is, whether it’s crying out for your brains, or just scolding you for being an idiot. Poor Giovanni. You can’t help but feel sorry for the guy. All he wants to do is get a job and get through med school. You want to root for him, but at the same time, the guy’s kind of an idiot. He definitely doesn’t choose the smartest ways to try to get his points across.

Overall, at 70 pages, this is a quick afternoon read that will gross you out and make you giggle at the same time. If you’re like me and pretty much devour anything in the zombie genre, I definitely recommend you check it out on Amazon. It’s not your typical zombie story by far, but that’s okay, innit? Sometimes you need atypical stuff to revive you.

4 Star Rated Review of Giovanni Goes to Med School

Title: Giovanni Goes to Med School | Series: The Med School Series #1 | Author: Kathy Bryson (site) | Publisher: Self-published | Pub. Date: 2016-3-26 |  Pages: 70 | ASIN: B01DAIPTOU | Genre(s): Horror & Comedy | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-5-9 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I’m not sorry for puns contained in this Giovanni Goes to Med School Review, especially as none of them were exactly intentional. They just sort of burbled out of me, sort of like gas escaping a dead body.


Reaperlands Review

Book Cover of Reaperlands Part 1 for use in the Reaperlands Review and Giveaway on Sci-Fi & ScaryAfter  the apocalypse, there’s a whole world to reclaim…

It’s been a decade since the Viral plague that brought the dead back to life with a hunger for living flesh. The survivors have long since fled the big cities and resettled in the countryside, mountains, and plains, building a network of fortresses and cavernous sanctuaries.

As civilization rebuilt and reshaped itself in this nightmarish new world, there arose an overwhelming demand for the supplies and riches left behind in the remains of the old one.

A system of trade and barter formed around the market of these goods, a macabre economy for a dead world. Those brave or foolish enough to seek out treasure among the wastelands became known as the Reapers.

Gus and Oscar are a two-man reaping crew, facing down the horrors of a shattered world in search of its hidden wealth. But more dangerous than the undead Virals, and their various deadly strains, are the others like themselves, cutthroat scavengers bent on plundering the riches of the Reaperlands…Goodreads Synopsis

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The Express Review

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Are you ready for one hell of a bumpy ride?


A man’s daily commute becomes a hellish nightmare in this harrowing account of a bus crash that transforms a fateful ending into a painful beginning.

Based on an age-old premise with a fresh narrative that visits the undesirable side of life after death. – Goodreads Synopsis

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A Walk on the DarkSide Review

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Pearl Blackthorn is a novelist and investigative reporter for Darkside paranormal magazine. Armed with her digital recorder and accompanied by her friend and photographer Harry Raymond, Pearl is sent by her editor J.J Benson – affectionately known as Benny – to the four corners of Great Britain, (and sometimes further), to investigate stories of spirits and specters, demons and doppelgangers, prophecy and possession. The problem is, Pearl doesn’t believe in the supernatural; her creative imagination is tempered by a strong skepticism. She is immovable on her stand that there is always a simple, rational explanation behind every report of paranormal activity. But Pearl soon realizes that the intricacies of paranormal events are often far from simple and not always rational.

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Review of Sick by Christa Wojciechowski

What’s it about?

A look into the mind of a woman whose husband is chronically ill with an undiagnosed disease as she tries to provide for them and care for him.

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My Review of SICK by Christa Wojciechowski

I did not like this book. I really did not like this book (actually, novella). It disgusted me. Seriously disgusted to me to the point that I found my lip curling up as if I’d smelled something bad while I read it.  Even the descriptions of the husband (just his eyes, lips, etc), set me on edge, making me think “What the… How can this woman find this guy attractive?” Everything I read was repulsive. Repugnant.  So, yes, I did not like this book, but that does not mean this was a bad book.

SICK has the honor of being the story that it’s taken me the longest to write a review about. I would try to write it, walk away, come back, try again, walk away… It took me a while to sort out my feelings on it. I even ended up going to one of my fellow bookworms and seeking her advice. The question that ended up giving me the most trouble was this: If a book is well-written, but you’re disgusted by it, but you get the feeling you’re meant to be… how do you rate it?

The psychological aspects of this book made my skin crawl. Especially the ending. I could not understand it because, I think, I did not want to understand it. I labeled the characters a certain way in my head, and that was that. Christa Wojciechowski makes you feel what the main character is feeling, though. You know why she thinks the way she does, even as you want to shout at her for being stupid and tell her you know something is wrong. Its like watching a wreck happen. You know its not going to end well, and yet you can’t look away. The husband … Lets just say I’ve never wanted to smack a man more in my entire life, and leave it at that.

SICK is a story that you can’t shrug off easily. It rubs your thoughts and feelings raw like you’ve attacked your brain with sandpaper. It’s damn good writing, and I applaud the author for her ability to throw me so far off-balance mentally that it took me 24 hours to figure out what in the world I thought of her story!

5 Star Rating

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Title: SICK | Series: SICK bk 1 | Author: Christa Wojciechowski (site) | Publisher: Self-published | Pub. Date: 2015-10-1 | Pages: 68 | ASIN: B014RQXI88 | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-3-18 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review. 



Review of The American Dream by Jonathan-David Jackson

What’s it about?

Emily has just moved into her first house and is excited to start her adult life, but every night her American dream becomes a nightmare.

– Goodreads Synopsis

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A Review of Awaken by Zach Bohannon

What’s it about?

Where am I?

Book cover for Awaken: A Vampire Horror Story by Zach BohannonAndy awakes with no recollection of where he is, how he got there, or how long he’s been there. All he knows is that it’s cold, it’s dark, and he’s alone.

When he finally escapes, he encounters strange, supernatural creatures. Terrifying monsters of the night.

Thinking of his daughter, Emma, his only goal is to get home and make sure she’s okay.

And he has only one choice…


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A Review of The Thing That Knocks by Duke Thompson

What’s it about?

The book cover of The Thing That Knocks: A Horror Story by Duke ThompsonWhen the human mind begins to experience a certain level of media, fiction, or other forms of prevarication, they slowly lose their ability to reason and sort through the information correctly. Such events will take place throughout a person’s life where they won’t be able to tell if something is real or not; this is thanks to our desire to consume and experience things that remove us from our everyday lives. The unworldly is an addiction, and like every addict, people build up a tolerance to said addiction, and soon, they might not be able to separate a fantasy from reality. In a rather twisted way, this story takes a look into exactly what this could mean when a young boy named Francis finds himself in his room one night after years of reading high thrilling and chilling novels, and isn’t sure what to make of a certain experience that follows only minutes after hearing three knocks on his bedroom door. – Goodreads Synopsis

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A Review of Regaining Power by Aaron Brinker

What’s it about?

Claire Christensen is like many young professional women today. She has a degree, a home, a job, and a husband. She finds solace in physical darkness that is a metaphor of her last three years. She wonders how long the darkness will continue. (Half of Author Profits will go towards The National Domestic Violence Hotline.)

-Goodreads Synopsis

Regaining Power

What did I think of it? 

Its hard to adequately review a book like this. Regaining Power is about a young, professional woman who has suffered through long-term domestic violence. She’s that ‘every day’ female that ‘no one ever expected’ was being abused, as you hear about all too often.

I have never been a victim of domestic violence. I can’t imagine what it must do to someone’s head to suffer through that cycle of abuse not just once, but several times over a period of years. Brinker writes about the situation in a way, though, that seems completely believable to me.

Unfortunately, the message (you are not alone) is stronger than the story. Regaining Power by Aaron Brinker reads somewhat stilted. The wording doesn’t allow the story to flow easily as events develop. Everything is very clearly and straightforwardly stated, and in this case, that actually works against it to an extent. It is still a good read, and the emotional impact that the story has is very strong. It could just be a bit better with some working over to smooth out the rough edges.


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Title: Regaining Power | Author: Aaron Brinker | Publisher: Self-published | Pub. Date: 2015-12-3 | Pages: 16 | ASIN: B018X4VVUC | Genre: Fiction | Language: English | Triggers: Domestic Violence | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-1-25 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.